July 19, 2021Cannabis

Do cannabinoids from topicals enter the bloodstream?

Lorena Cupcake, voted “best budtender in Chicago” in 2019, has answered hundreds of questions from cannabis shoppers and patients during their time as a budtender. And now they’re turning that experience into a monthly advice column, Ask a Budtender. Got a question for Cupcake? Submit your questions to askabudtender@weedmaps.com.   Dear Cupcake, Do you know if cannabinoid-infused topicals, such as Papa & Barkley‘s topical, go into your bloodstream? I’m asking for my sister who works for the government. She has a lot of physical aches and they want her to do surgery but she would rather experiment with different products. — Concerned Sister Dear Concerned Sister, Before I answer your question, I want to cover a few points I hope we all agree with. Drug testing for cannabis and other drugs is wildly inaccurate, based on false premises and applied inequitably among members of the workforce. Rather than accurately weeding out unfit workers, drug testing is just another means of hyper-surveillance and hiring discrimination used against the working class. With popular track star Sha’Carri Richardson recently suspended from competition in advance of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for cannabis use, there’s been an increase in conversation calling out drug testing as yet another racist relic of the war on drugs. This is so infuriating. Overwhelming majority of Americans support marijuana legalization. It is already legal in 18 states and DC. Yet Sha’Carri Richardson has her victory invalidated because of a positive test. This is madness. https://t.co/vFx3gVlxEF — Udi Ofer (@UdiACLU) July 2, 2021 I’m sorry, I can’t be y’all Olympic Champ this year but I promise I’ll be your World Champ next year 🤞🏽⚡️. — Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) July 4, 2021 While I’m not convinced of the real-world utility of testing anyone for cannabis, I can understand the trepidation when it comes to potentially failing a random drug test. While everyone’s body metabolizes and eliminates THC at different rates, someone who smokes multiple times a day may have their drug use detected on a urine screening up to one month after putting down the pipe. While the actual time elapsed […]

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July 17, 2021Cannabis

Everything you need to know about the DaVinci IQC

The current market for hand-held cannabis vaporizers has become intensely competitive. With all the advanced features and add-ons, you have to be honest and ask yourself: “what works for me and what’s really worth it?”  DaVinci has been an exceptional brand in the vaporizer industry since it began designing vaporizers more than five years ago …

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July 15, 2021Cannabis

Does Mango Really Enhance Your High?

Alternatively, how to get high from a hemp CBD tincture. Stoners have long been told that eating a mango can increase the potency of a THC high. Unlike some other totally bunk stoner myths ( please don’t drink bong water ), there’s some logic supporting this one.  The science Both mangos and cannabis contain myrcene, a common terpene known …

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July 14, 2021Cannabis

Cookies’ London Pound Cake #75 Review

It had been a minute since I’d smoked anything like Cookies’ London Pound Cake #75.  A wiser feller than myself once said, “sometimes you hit the weed and, well … sometimes the weed hits you.” At the start of 2020, I made a conscious shift in my consumption habits, from high-powered joints, frequent dabs, and vape carts to rolling with …

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July 13, 2021Cannabis

PLUS Gummies Review

If you’re into weed, gummies are an invaluable and inevitable resource, especially out here on the west coast. I’m a flower guy, which basically means I still dig a good ol’ fashioned analog joint above all else. But I frequently turn to gummies — perhaps more than any other edible product on the modern legal market — because the …

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July 12, 2021Cannabis

The best summer movies to watch while high

It’s summer y’all, which means it’s time to cozy up with some sungrown bud and indulge in the great tradition of summer movie watching. Whether you’re hitting the vape and venturing into a cool, dark theater to escape the heat, catching a cult classic at a retro summer evening drive-in, or just throwing a classic summer com …

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July 11, 2021Cannabis

Behind the quest for the perfect dab

The dab market is far and away the wildest corner of the weed world. From high-tech devices to crystalline extracts, innovation moves at a frantic pace, churning out futuristic products and new forms of concentrates at warp speed. Amidst the race to create the perfect dab, it’s hard to believe that in 2018 we were still dabbing wax with blow …

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July 8, 2021Cannabis

7 stoney products for camping with weed

As the weather gets hotter, you’re probably ready to pack up the car and head to the nearest woods, lakes, or mountains to relax. And since COVID-19 restrictions are lifting across the U.S., campsites and trails are getting back to business as usual. Below, check out our tips for safe camping trips, and find seven stoney products to bring on …

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