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Best horror movies to watch high

We went down into the crypt, opened the coffin, and summoned some of the best stoner horror films.

Puff, puff; pass! What better to accompany thick smoke than a few killer horror movies, obviously aimed at the diehard smoker? Other than some nachos, a Snickers bar, and your best friends, it’s tough to think of a friendlier companion.

5 Horror Movies To Watch When You’re Stoned

Hansel & Gretel Get Baked (2013)

Okay, so this one is technically a comedy-horror, but we figured we would ease you into being too tripped out. Hansel & Gretel Get Baked is essentially a retelling of the classic fairy. Only instead of luring children into her house with candy, the witch uses a special weed strain of her own design. If nothing else, this film has a moral we can all take to heart: only trust dealers with reliable sources.

It Follows (2014)

You know how weed is an aphrodisiac? Well, this movie will give you pause on that front. It Follows is the carefully crafted horror film you didn’t know you needed. This movie offers everything: psychological terror, incredible cinematography and amazing performances by the actors. The indie horror flick has been a creepy campaign of good buzz since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Hush (2016)

Do you get paranoid when you smoke weed? If so, check this out. Your classic home invasion slasher, but with a twist: the protagonist is deaf and mute. Not only does it add layers of suspense but it will have you constantly checking the locks on your windows and doors. Hush is a tense horror film full of things we’ve seen before but can never get enough of. Plus it includes a kickass heroine, a frightening premise, and a creepy stalker in a white mask.

The Shining (1980)

Love it or hate it? Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining is, hands down, one of the most iconic horror movies. And it is amazing to watch when you’re stoned. Focus on the cinematography. When you’re high, the terrifying visuals of this film will squeeze their way into your brain and stay with you. Forever. It is one of the scariest horror movies ever. Why? Because it generates terror and has expert filmmaking technique.

Suspiria (1977)

Okay. If you haven’t ever watched Suspiriayou need to drop whatever you’re doing, spark up a joint and find it online.  It’s one of the best horror movies period. And smoking only makes it better. Dario Argento’s twisted tale of a ballet boarding school is deranged and visually stunning, especially when you’re baked. Do yourself a favour and watch it! With its vivid color palette, nightmarish story, and evocative score, Suspiria is a horror classic to not miss. Want more best stoner movies? Follow the link.

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How to Make Weed Popsicles – Nicely Medicated!

There’s nothing better than a popsicle in the spring— Oh wait, yes there is. You could also have a cannabis-infused popsicle!

Popsicles are always a hit, it doesn’t matter what age you and your friends are or what time of year it is for that matter. If you pull out this recipe for Weed Popsicles at a backyard gathering in the summer, you’re sure to be a huge hit. Plus, since they’re medicated, people will be able to enjoy your party that much more.

Rolling High on Weed Popsicles

There is something extremely fascinating about a slurping over a bar marijuana-infused weed popsicle, it just induces the right feeling of euphoria and a breezy chill. Over time CBD infused weed popsicles have been garnering immense popularity in the US, they are infused with cannabidiol oil. It is essentially a healthier option as opposed to inhaling cannabis which is susceptible to the exposure of carcinogen and carbon. If you love weed then you will enjoy experimenting with these fascinating weed Popsicle recipes.

How to Make Weed Popsicles

Make any flavor you like. via YouTube

Ingredients:
  • 2 mangos, peeled
  • 2 cups of your favorite vanilla yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons of cream of coconut
  • 2-3 tablespoons of medicated coconut oil**
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
Directions:
  1. Chop up mango into small cube pieces.
  2. Place mango chunks, yogurt and cream of coconut into your blender.
  3. To puree them until they are smooth.
  4. Add your medicated coconut oil, coconut sugar, and coconut extract
  5. Mix well.
  6. Pour mixture into Popsicle molds and then
  7. Freeze them.
  8. Once completely frozen, you can take them out of their mold and enjoy them!

Lemon Kush Watermelon Popsicle

For starters make cannamilk out of Lemon Kush, the best part about lemon kush is that it has a great giggly and uplifting effect, besides not being as heavy as other indicia strains.

Ingredients:

  • Cannamilk- 400ml
  • Watermelon Chunks- 4 cups
  • Lime juice of 2-4 limes- 118ml.

 

How to Prepare:

For this use the pulp of watermelon, you can either use an extractor puree it and strain out.

  • After extracting 2 cups of pulp, combine lime juice, cannamilk, and watermelon puree.
  • Whisk together and pour it into popsicle molds.
  • Freeze for 4 hours and you are ready to pop it in!

Whole Fruit Weed Popsicle

On a sunny afternoon, the best way to refresh is by whisking up and freezing in a popsicle packed with the goodness of whole fruits. For this recipe you can make your own cannabis tincture, some recommended ones are- Fruity Thai, Pineapple Krush, Cannalope Haze.

Ingredients

  • 1 peach cut into ½inch slices
  • 2 kiwis peeled and cut in ¼inch rounds
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ¾ cup halved and hulled strawberries
  • 4 tbsp cannabis tincture
  • 2 cups of 100% grape juice

How to Prepare

  • Place slices of each of the whole fruits in the popsicle
  • In a jar mix the tincture and grape juice together.
  • Pour it over the whole fruit slices and insert popsicle sticks.

Freeze it until solid and enjoy this rejuvenating popsicle any time of the day.

Weed- Infused Coconut Mango Pops

This recipe is an easy-creamy delicious one loaded with sinful treats like coconut cream and ripe mango.

Ingredients

  • 2 Mangoes
  • 3tbsp honey
  • 1/4thcup orange juice
  • 5 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For this recipe, you will need infused coconut oil. Just grind 1/8th oz weed and mix it up with ½ cup heated coconut oil. Then put the mixture in the oven and decarb it for 60-90 minutes. Take it out and strain out the infused oil through the cheesecloth.

How to Prepare

  • Chop the mangoes and blend with orange juice.
  • Then pour the first layer into the popsicle mold and freeze for 45 minutes.
  • Then mix honey, the infused oil, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and yogurt and freeze the layer for 45 minutes.
  • Add as many layers as you want and freeze for 3-4 hours.

Weed popsicles essentially fall under the category of oral uptake. These edibles trigger an effect almost instantly, however, it the effect subsides within two to three hours. So chop and layer delicious fruits and condiments to jazz up your weed popsicles.

 

 

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How to Make Weed Biscuits – Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

Orange sweet potatoes give a soft texture and a beautiful golden color to these fluffy biscuits, perfect to serve with any meal.

These quick and easy sweet potato Weed Biscuits are a long-time favorite. They are simple to make, have veggies hiding in them, and are a gorgeous light orange. In addition, this recipe will always be a big hit with all your friends. You are going to love them too, I just know it! Why? Cause it is cannabis-infused!

How to Make Weed Biscuits

Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup of mashed sweet potato (1 large sweet potato)
  • ½ or 1/3 cup milk
  • 1and1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons of cold unsalted cannabis butter
Directions:
  1. Heat your oven to 425 degrees F and grease a biscuit sheet or tray.
  2. Peel and chop the sweet potato. Over a medium pot, boil the sweet potato.
  3. Once it has cooked through mash it up and let cool for some time.
  4. Mash the sweet potato once it has cooled down.
  5. Add 1/3 cup of milk to it and whisk it together.
  6. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl and keep it aside.
  7. Cut 6 tablespoons of the cannabutter and add it to the dry ingredients mixture.
  8. Using knife, fork or biscuit cutter cut the cannabis butter into the mixture until you get a crumbly mealy mixture.
  9. Add the sweet potato mash and milk mixture to the cannabutter and flour mixture and fold it in gently.
  10. If the mix is too dry you can add some more milk to get a better consistency for the mix.
  11. Now that the dough is ready it can be rolled out.
  12. Sprinkle some dry flour on to a clean work surface and put the dough on it.
  13. Roll out the dough using a rolling pin and use a biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits into simple discs.
  14. Keep repeating this process till the entire dough is used up.
  15. Place the biscuit discs on the biscuit tray and place in the oven to cook for about 12 to 15 minutes till they rise to look golden brown.
  16. You may add a touch of honey cannabis butter on top of the biscuits to make them extra tasty and gooey.

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Cannabis Retail Job Descriptions Template

Cannabis Dispensary Job Description Templates In most respects, running a cannabis dispensary is just like running any other retail operation. You have customers coming to your store to purchase products, and you have employees to help inform your shoppers, provide them with great customer service, and ultimately facilitate sales. Just like in a traditional retail

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Cannabis Vape Tech is Hot, But What If COVID Spikes Up Again?

The goodness of the special cannabis herb can be enjoyed in several ways. Gone are the days when all you could think to do with cannabis is to smoke it in a blunt directly. Now, more exciting ways such as infusing it in edibles like gummy bears and chocolate, vaporizing it, and using oils and tinctures have been provided. This culminated in the massive growth of sales in the cannabis industry as more entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on it. However, our emphasis today will be a bit restricted to the growth experienced by vape tech recently.

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First Recreational Marijuana Bill Introduced in Ohio

With this proposed bill, adults in Ohio from 21 years of age will be allowed to purchase and gain access to 5 ounces of cannabis at a time. The legalized adults can also cultivate up to 12 mature marijuana plants for personal and non-commercial use. The bill also allows villages, counties, and cities to limit the kind of cannabis businesses they will allow within their borders.

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We tried it: Cookies’ CBD flower review

I am that perennial THC aficionado for whom hemp flowers can often fly under the radar. Despite expertise that informs me otherwise, packing a bowl with hemp nugs can feel counterintuitive. I often feel like my familiarity with cannabis is inextricable from my experience with THC, and that smoking cannabis should consistently result in some manner of intoxication. 

If mine is a relatable position, Cookies’ CBD hemp flower might be what changes both our minds about hemp. 

Historically, hemp has always been an industrial crop, taxonomically indistinguishable from cannabis, but with effects more likely to cause a crunchy headache than a psychotropic excursion. But today’s hemp flowers are a world away from its industrial counterpart, and far more in line with dispensary cannabis in terms of looks, aromas, and terpene profiles. For example, the CBD flowers available for online order through Cookies are an ideal example of that chemical versatility in hemp. Visually indistinguishable from top shelf flower, Cookies’ curated hemp nugs are just as sugary, dense, and powerfully fragrant as regular THC flowers. 

I auditioned Cookies’ Monk Fruit strain, a hybrid, CBD-forward phenotype, and despite my own perceived competence as a cannabis professional, I was justly reminded of how much more there is to smoking cannabis than getting high.

First impressions

An eighth of Cookies’ CBD flower costs $40, compared to an eighth of its THC offerings, which run between $50 – $60. 

The simple and effective bright blue packaging bears the brand’s name in white cartoonish script. It’s catchy branding that would be distinguishable from across a room or on a cluttered shelf. Cookies currently stocks three varieties of hemp flower — each grown by Secret Nature — in these bold blue packages. A silver sticker is all that differentiates each sack; the bags are opaque, with only the necessary, generalized manufacturing info stamped onto its backsides and not even a peek-a-boo window to entice potential consumers.

This calculated and distinct look is part of Cookies’ appeal. The joyful script for its logo, the particular shade of blue that engulfs everything from its weed sacks to the brick and mortar shop, even rapper Berner’s affiliation with the brand all tell a story.

Cookies’ Monk Fruit CBD hemp flower

When I opened my eighth, I could see that the nugs had maintained their constitution, with only a fractional smattering of crumbs dusting the bottom of the bag. But the density of these nugs was not the first thing about this cultivar that captivated me, what hit me first was the smell.

Aroma

Cookies’ Monk Fruit cultivar has a gassy, potent perfume so loud it practically screamed at me as soon as the bag’s seal was broken. There are top notes of sweet citrus, peppery wood, and resinous pine braided into a skunky sun-baked diesel that, to the untrained nose, could be substantially offensive. To the consummate pothead, however, this is not only a familiar fragrance, it’s a complex aroma that portends a robust entourage effect.

Appearance

The buds of Cookies’ Monk Fruit strain are tightly structured and deep green. It breaks apart easily but  crumble; it has an almost doughy give that makes it peel apart like moon-rocks rather than cured cannabis flowers. These nugs would assuredly gum-up a grinder with its oily trichomes, so I broke a bud open with my fingers and first packed a one hitter rather than attempting to roll my own spliff. 

Effects

Despite the aggressive perfume, these buds have a sheer, flowery exhale. A suggestion of pine and lemon linger on the palette, but only for a breath or two post-hit. Overall, I found the smoke to be mild and silky. 

A second round had me loading it into a flower vaporizer. Again, the inhale was sheer, though the phenotype’s skunk was far more toothsome at low temperatures. When combusted, the mouthfeel was decidedly delicate. When vaporized, this became a mouthful of funk that might delight a true cannaisseur, but a newbie may have a harder time tolerating. 

When smoked during the day, I found the effects to be both deeply valuable and barely discernible — a slight easing of superficial soreness, a slight sharpening of focus during work hours, a mood lift that turned the corners of my eyes up and made patience more accessible than it had been otherwise. When smoked before bed, however, this cultivar is a sleeping potion panacea.  A few puffs as part of my bedtime routine has ensured restful, restorative sleep, which, for a troubled sleeper like myself, is an absolute life hack.

Bottom line

For consumers still in the exploratory stages of their cannabis journey, Cookies can help build a familiarity with alternative cannabinoids. For more established stoner-types, these nugs have a legitimate therapeutic efficacy that make them a primo stash box supplement. 

And though Cookies’ CBD flowers won’t be replacing the THC nugs in my stash box anytime soon, for nights when sleep feels particularly evasive, or days that require medication without intoxication, I’ll be thrilled to have it in my cannabis inventory. 

Featured image courtesy of Cookies

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Blackberry Kush’s potency is on a whole other level

Every now and then you come across a weed strain that is too high to handle. It hits you with effects that make your body say, “No thanks on this one ever again.” For some people, those strains are the super racy sativas, like Super Lemon Haze, that make them anxious and hyper; for others, they’re the extremely sedative strains, like 9LB Hammer, that make it hard to even function as a human. All of them teach us a lesson about what types of strains we should and should not be smoking in the future.

That said, here’s why I am absolutely terrified of smoking Blackberry Kush.

What is Blackberry Kush?

Blackberry Kush is a cross of Afghani and Blackberry, according to Leafly. It is an indica-dominant hybrid, classified by its short structure, intense effects, and Afghani-derived genetics. 

Afghani genetics and Afghani landrace strains are considered the backbone of modern day indicas. So with Blackberry coming from a mix of Afghani, Mexican, and Vietnamese landraces, and then being crossed again with Afghani, it’s easy to understand how the indica designation came to be. Across many websites, you’ll find Blackberry Kush listed as a great aid for sleep disorders and pain management. The original breeder of BBK is unknown.

Blackberry Kush flowers are often so darkly colored that they appear black. On the nose, the Blackberry Kush terpenes kick out a sweet and gassy profile. On the taste, much of the gas is sent to the background, as sweet berry flavors dominate the strain’s flavor profile. 

It grows best indoors with a 7 – 8 week flowering period that produces a medium-to-low yield, which is probably why you don’t see Blackberry Kush flower too often on dispensary menus. Thus, if you want to try it, you may have to grow it at the crib

How it feels to smoke Blackberry Kush (to me). 

Cannabis tolerance plays a huge part in how powerful the effects of weed can be. The more you smoke, the more THC your body will need to get an intense high over time, which is why you see frequent smokers elevate to frequent dabbers over time. 

As far as my tolerance goes, on a daily basis, I smoke three to four .75 gram joints and a dab or two, with a healthy dose of continual vape pen use throughout the day. This means that I can smoke pretty much any time of weed all day and be completely fine and productive. Except Blackberry Kush. It’s an absolute showstopper for my endocannabinoid system.

I smoked Blackberry Kush for the first time ever back in June 2018. It was after a trip down to Oregon to tour the facilities of what was then LTRMN, and has since become Korova Unrivaled. During the visit, I caught a few product samples on my hashtag weed journalist shit. One of those samples was a one gram Blackberry Kush Cabana preroll, which is a line of luxury pre-rolls from the aforementioned companies. Its high absolutely kicked my ass.

Have you ever smoked some weed that immediately you know is too much for you? Like, you’ve been facing blunts back-to-back for years, but for some reason, this high has hit your whole body with the Stone Cold Stunner? That was Blackberry Kush. 

Within three hits of the joint, I felt my eyelids get so heavy that I immediately knew my day was over and whatever was on today’s to-do list had just been moved to tomorrow’s. It’s the type of high that makes you understand people who say they “don’t like indicas because they make me too sleepy.” To make sure it wasn’t just a fluke based on my body’s state and mood that day, I smoked another one of the BBK Cabana prerolls three days later and had the exact same experience.

Two years later, in November of 2020, I found myself in possession of a Blackberry Kush vape cartridge from AbsolutXtracts (ABX) during a road trip through California. I figured that the flower from years prior was just not a match for me, but maybe some oil would be a more relaxing, less overwhelming experience. I was wrong. A few puffs and I immediately got that wicked sleepy feeling. It taught me that while Blackberry Kush is simply not the strain for me, it may be the strain for consumers who do want some help passing out for the night.

Why I think Blackberry Kush is great for sleep

Sometimes you get so high that the only thing you can do to reverse it is go to sleep. That’s what Blackberry Kush does to me. And that’s exactly why I always recommend it to anyone who asks me about sleepy or indica strains — the for-now standard term that the industry uses to describe sedative effects. 

Blackberry Kush is the perfect example of a couch-lock strain. In fact, sites like Pot Guide, CannabisNow, and Way of Leaf that have ranked sleepy cannabis strains have all named Blackberry Kush as one of the best. 

So what makes Blackberry Kush so great for sleep? Perhaps its terpene profile. According to Cali Terpenes, who produces cannabis terpene profiles in liquid and spray formats, Blackberry Kush’s main terpenes are: caryophyllene, myrcene, limonene, pinene, linalool, menthol, nerolidol, and cineol. 

Caryophyllene is expected to have relaxing effects, myrcene is expected to have calming, sedative qualities, and limonene is thought to be uplifting. Combine these perceived effects and it’s easy to see why Blackberry Kush can be such an overpowering, sedative strain for even the most seasoned stoners. For more information about the relationship between cannabis terpenes and effects, peep this article about why we should be smelling weed before we buy it.

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