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Love is in the air! Or maybe that’s just snow… It’s still winter time for most of us Canadians, but hearts are warming up as the most romantic of holidays is just around the corner.  If your loved ones are like most of us denizens of the Great White North, then nothing speaks truer to the heart then a thoughtful stoner gift.  Cannabis is the gift that keeps on giving - it helps us feel healthier, have more fun, feel more relaxed and even sleep better.

The usual Valentine’s gifts consist of chocolates, jewelry and flowers - with Valentine’s gifts for weed smokers you can still invest in chocolates and even flowers (not the kind you just look at, but the smokable ones too!).  This V Day why not give the gift of less stress, giggles, munchies and pure relaxation instead of another sappy card or overpriced bouquet of roses?

To inspire your most romantic gift for the most romantic time of the year, let’s review some of the top Valentine’s Day weed gift ideas for 2023. First we’ll discuss what makes a typical stoner Valentine’s Day is like for gift inspiration.  Next, we’ll go through some of the most popular Valentine’s Day weed gift ideas and where you can find all of the best cannabis Valentine’s gifts online in Canada in 2023.

What’s A Stoner Valentine’s Day Like?

Before we make a list of the best Valentine’s gifts for weed smokers we feel it’s pertinent to define what makes for the perfect stoner’s Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re dating, in a long-term relationship, married or in some kind of polyamorous situation, Valentine’s Day is an important spot on the calendar.  The social pressures on couples has risen to dizzying heights, especially when you consider that 2023 will be the first Valentine’s since COVID made going out impossible for almost two years.

Instead of buying into these kinds of hype, what makes cannabis Valentine’s Days so great is that the focus shifts from themes of perfect dates, unparalleled romance and expensive gifts to what really matters: feeling good, having fun and sharing the love.  Cannabis is one heck of an aphrodisiac, not to mention it can calm the most frantic of minds or help an achy body to feel at ease.  

Cannabis Valentine’s gifts are the ultimate expression of “I care about YOU” for your significant other(s).  Does your girlfriend work super hard and deserve a chance to unwind or destress? Some delectable weed chocolates will satisfy her cravings while calming her busy mind & tired body. Has your wife been struggling with some nagging back pain or bouts of insomnia? Give her some purple-orange-and-green flowers that will have her chilling out more than that bucket of champagne on ice.  Is your love life needing a bit of mix-up? What better way to spice up your Valentine’s nightly activities than with some soothing CBD or tantalizing THC?

The applications for cannabis on Valentine’s Day are nearly endless, and there’s guaranteed to be a unique weed product for every kind of person. Here are some of the most popular stoner Valentine’s day themes to inspire your afternoon/evening of dro-mance:

RELAX!

One of the best ways to enjoy V Day is to chill out with some good weed & good company.  Nothing relaxes your tired mind or eases those tense muscles quite like cannabis.  Whether you’re seeking the calm clarity of CBD, or you prefer the all-encompassing powers of THC to wipe your brain clean there are a ton of suitable cannabis Valentine’s Day gifts that can maximize your chill factor.

SPACE OUT

Some of us don’t care what the occasion is - a holiday is just another day off to launch into cerebral space and jettison ourselves from our Earthly bodies.  Why settle for an expensive bottle of wine for your Valentine’s date when you could buy two tickets to another galaxy instead? Spacing out is an awesome way to relax, unplug, reset or experience something truly unique with somebody you care about.  Not all high-flying cannabis trips are the same, so keep this in mind when you and your loved ones are getting high together.

ENHANCE YOUR SENSES

Sometimes all you need to put the cherry on top of a beautiful Valentine’s Day is some perspective enhancing substances like THC.  A little weed oil, capsules, gummies, smoke or vape will sharpen your mind’s eye, dull those aches & pains and open your senses up to the universe around you.  Some strains are better at knocking you out, others are meant to enervate your mind & body, so choose wisely - Valentine’s is meant to be full of red & pink romance, not greening out into oblivion.

TASTY TREATS

A box of chocolates and some flowers is all your date really wants for V Day, right? Well cannabis edibles combine the two into one fun-filled, sweet, savory and sensual experience.  Valentine’s Day has always been a festive occasion for indulging in life’s pleasures with those closest to you, so why not indulge in some cannabis enhanced chocolates, cookies, gummies, candies or tasty beverages?

BE NAUGHTY

When dessert has been served and dinner is a fading, full-stomached memory, the real ‘festivities’ of Valentine’s are on tap.  Expressing your love for your partner is something many people don’t appreciate enough, so the most romantic of holidays is the perfect time to rekindle that fire or take your sensual experiences to new levels.  Cannabis is just what Dr. Love ordered - it can soothe, relax, excite, stimulate, warm or cool all over your body while teasing your mind.  When it comes to enhancing aphrodisiacs, cannabis has got to be up there among the gods of love.

Valentine’s Day Weed Gift Ideas

No matter your budget, there are millions of exciting cannabis products online that can seem tailormade for your loved ones. Whether your partner is in to the neutral calming effects of CBD or a more adventurous Valentine’s night with THC, the world of weed has something for everyone.  The only questions you need to know the answers to before you buy a weed Valentine’s day gift are:

What is their tolerance level to certain cannabinoids?

You need to determine whether your loved one is a real power-doser or if they are quite new to cannabis in general.  Buying the right potency of product is essential to creating a memorable romantic day/evening instead of a blank slate in your memory banks.

Do they have any preferred terpenes, flavors or aromas of cannabis?

Citrus & tropical fruits are loved by most, but so are chocolate, nuts, vanilla and coffee flavors or aromas.  Try to pair the cannabis products you’re buying with your love one’s favorite guilty pleasures - there’s a strain, edible or vape of every color, texture, taste and smell.

Is this cannabis Valentine’s Day gift meant to be for the day/night of? Or to enjoy for days/weeks after?

Whether you buy a tin for one night of fun or in bulk to keep the feel-good vibes of Valentine’s going all week, it’s important to pick a cannabis product that suits your partner’s weed habits as much as it is a treat for the holiday.  Cannabis oils and other concentrates last a very long time, whereas edibles need to be consumed relatively quickly for the best experience.

Finding answers to these three questions can provide a ton of clarity for a smoother online shopping experience.  A sneaky way to sleuth your loved one’s cannabis preferences is to ask their usual dispensaries what they like to buy, or stealthily check their order history from online shops. You can always take a hail-mary and shoot for the stars with something unique, powerful or random, but be careful because everybody’s tolerances to cannabinoids can vary greatly.

To get you started in your hunt for the perfect stoner’s Valentine’s Day gift, here are some of the most highly reviewed products for these holidaze:

Pop some PINK CHAMPAGNE FLOWER!

Share a wedge of 900 MG THC CHOCOLATE TOBLERONE!

Have a couples’ bath with a 200 MG THC BATH BOMB!

Massage each other’s feet while you drop 40 MG THC GUMMY BLUE FEET!

Taste each other’s cherry with THC DISPOSABLE VAPE PENS: CHERRY!

Soothe & satisfy with 500 MG CBD FULL-SPECTRUM TINCTURES!

Spice it up in a little threeway with LINDSAY OG SHATTER!

Open up to your wild side when you open PANDORA’S BOX FLOWER!

Be red hot with these 200 MG THC RED HARD CANDIES!

Give them what they really want for Valentine’s with PURPLE HAZE DIAMONDS!

Haute Health Has All Your Cannabis Valentine’s Gifts

It’s just under two weeks until the big day, so now that you’re an expert in all the latest & greatest weed Valentine’s gift ideas there’s only one thing left to do: pull your credit card out of your wallet and shop for some of the best cannabis Valentine’s gifts at Haute Health.  Hautehealth.su is loaded with sweet treats, potent extracts and all the top strains that your loved ones desire.

Haute Health has every kind of cannabis product imaginable, so they’re not boasting when they say they’ve got weed to suit every need.  Looking for a delicious weed chocolate bar to melt in your loved one’s mouth? How about some soothing THC or CBD topicals that can relax or excite? There’s even a wide range of cannabis extracts for the more experienced stoners on your Valentine’s Day list.

You love weed like you love your significant other, so let Haute Health show your wallet the same love with the best deals on cannabis online in Canada.  We hope you all have a fantastic day of romance, romping good times and some well-deserved R&R!

Today is a golden age for cannabis. Canada became the first G7 country to federally legalize cannabis, the industry is flourishing as the chains come off, and there's so many Canadians experiencing the benefits of marijuana for the first time. One of the fastest growing sectors of the pot craze is cannabis edibles. What are "edibles" you might ask? Well, what do you get when you take your favorite foods - be it candies, cookies, pizza or smoothies - and combine them with the health benefits & downright fun of cannabis? We'll tell you what you get... A happier, healthier, tastier life!

In the modern world of cannabis, there are so many ways to experience all that this one of a kind plant has to offer. You can stick to the traditional joints, pipes, and bongs but nowadays many more people are choosing alternatives to smoking. Concentrates, extracts, vaporizers, distillates, topicals, edibles and supplements; you name it, there's probably a cannabis product version. With so much to choose from, how does anyone figure out what's best for them? Well that's easy... you try them all! Experimentation has always been a fundamental practice for cannabis users. Trying new strains, testing what works better for you (CBD or THC), or tasting the thousands of cannabis-edible combinations makes consuming cannabis fun. If variety truly is the spice of life, then cannabis is the spiciest king of all spices - or herbs, in this case.

So, what if you're intrigued by all this talk of cannabis in its many forms... How do you get started? What kinds of cannabis should you try first? Where do you even get the stuff?! These questions can seem overwhelming for most people when they are new to cannabis, but there's one thing that you need to remember anytime you feel like there's too much to learn: Hey, it's legal now! There's no rush, no pressure, and definitely no reason to stress over one of the most effective anti-stress remedies on the planet. So please, kickback, relax, and follow us on a short journey down "chill lane" while we learn about one of the best ways to consume cannabis: edibles.

What Is An Edible & What Kind of Edibles Are There?

As we previously mentioned, when it comes to cannabis in edible form there really are no limitations. The only thing that determines what you can pair cannabis with is your imagination and creativity. Many people choose to create their own cannabinoid confections, but to get started you should experiment with different kinds of food and cannabis combinations. Most of us have heard of the usual suspects: weed candies, pot brownies, lollipots, cannachocolate, and the good ol' "grandma Mary J's cookies; beyond these popular choices there are hundreds if not thousands of delicious ways to ingest cannabis. If you had to summarize the many types of cannabis edibles, the major categories would fall under Cannabis Food, Cannabis Beverages, Cannabis Treats, Cannabis Concentrates, and Cannabis Supplements.

Edibles come in multiple different forms including brownies, gummies, chocolate, baked goods and pills. When consuming cannabis THC and CBD enters the bloodstream after being broken down in the stomach and is absorbed into the intestines. Eating marijuana edibles is a cleaner and healthier alternative to smoking cannabis, eliminating the exposure to carbon, tar and carcinogens. Edibles are a widely preferred method of consumption because they are easier and a more discreet way to consume cannabis, they also are known to have more longevity when it comes to the length of the high and usually takes 45 minutes to an hour for the effects to kick in.

Consuming edibles cannabis affects every individual differently and can be a widely different experience than smoking cannabis. There are several factors that will determine your experience when consuming marijuana edibles:

  • Potency, edibles can range from 2 mg of THC to 200 mg
  • Tolerance, even a seasoned smoker can be blindsided by the strength of edibles. Taking a low dosage is always the best way to start.
  • Body chemistry, everyone knows how their body reacts to certain drugs and food. Be mindful when using edibles.
  • Again, eating an edible is vastly different from the effects of smoking. First time users have been known to over-do-it and get caught off guard by how much stronger the potency can be versus smoking cannabis. When consuming marijuana by smoking, you typically only get a small amount of the cannabinoids from each hit, with an almost instant sensation after smoking. Edibles are known to take effect at a much slower rate, compared to smoking. With the average time to kick in around 1 hour, due to the digestion process the effects tend to come in waves lasting anywhere from 2-6 hours.

    CANNABIS FOOD is the primary, and most popular type of edible/digestible cannabis. This category covers a lot of products sold in-store and online, but it does not include popular items like gummies, candies and chocolate (those will be covered under Cannabis Treats). When we say 'Cannabis Food', we mean something that can check off two major boxes: does it have some kind nutritional value? & can infusing it with cannabis enhance someone's quality of life or add value to their lifestyle? If the answer to both of these questions is "YES", like with cannabis pancakes (what a way to start your day!), then you can consider it Cannabis Food. Cannabis-garnished pizza, cannabis-infused icing on a cake, pot cookies, weed brownies, cannabis oil pasta, just about anything involving multiple ingredients and cannabis can be labelled Cannabis Food.

    CANNABIS BEVERAGES are another popular way to get your cannabis fix. You might have seen products like CBD water, THC-infused teas, or even cannabis smoothies online or at your local dispensary. One of the wonders of cannabis consumables is that it pairs well, and maintains its potency in a variety of forms. Whether you're brewing it as an herbal tea, or adding some extra "punch" to a bowl of fruit punch, cannabis can turn any hot or cold beverage into a healthy power drink. Many liquor companies around the world are exploring the capabilities of cannabis in wine, craft beer, and even some spirits like whiskey and vodka. There's definitely risks inherent in mixing cannabis with alcohol, so until these products are properly tested and reach the public markets, it's best to stick to the staple cannabis beverages like infused water, teas, juices and smoothies.

    CANNABIS TREATS: the goodies, the sweets, the after-hours treat, the pre-work chillaxer. Cannabis Treats make up 75% of the current cannabis edibles market, and for good reason; they're usually cheap, can fit in your pocket, are convenient and easy to take on-the-go, and most importantly they are delicious. Anyone with a sweet tooth will enjoy power-packed pot candies - they're easy to dose, just eat one, two or a handful, whatever your tolerance permits. This category of edible doesn't just cover junk food; many 'functional edibles' are hitting the shelves of late, like cannabis mints, cannabis gum, and cannabis lozenges. These types of edibles are moreso on the Cannabis Supplements side (they have a particular effect or purpose in mind), but they're still sweet and savory so they still fit the bill for Treats.

    CANNABIS CONCENTRATES are not as fun, flashy or as tasty to the average person, but they're hands down one of the most important forms of cannabis consumables. Concentrates are exactly as their name suggests: concentrated forms of cannabinoids, usually THC or CBD, that are one of the most potent ways to use cannabis for both medicinal and recreational purposes. Shatter, oil, rosin, distillate, "budder" (cannabis butter), dry sift (kief) and crystals are all concentrated extractions of the cannabis plant. Many of these concentrates exist as their own products (shatter, distillates and rosins for vaping) but they're also an integral part of cannabis edibles. Concentrates are typically the "active ingredient" in many edibles; cannabis oil or canna-budder can replace their boring counterparts in any recipe to really add some extra flavor (and fun). Dry sifts, usually referred to as "kief" is another popular ingredient, often sprinkled on top of baking or even included in a batch of muffins or cookies. Cannabis Concentrates are often consumed on their own by many people who use cannabis for medical reasons, as their potency is almost unmatched in the world of edibles.

    CANNABIS SUPPLEMENTS are the last kind of cannabis edible, but certainly not least. Products like cannabis-infused protein powders, pre-workout or post-workout CBD capsules, cannabis oil caps or even cannabis vitamin supplements have really exploded in recent years. As researchers find new and exciting health benefits associated with cannabis consumption, people are gradually replacing a lot of their medicine/vitamin cabinets with cannabis supplements. Cannabis already has a strong resume as an effective remedy for many of life's ailments: pain & inflammation, insomnia, anxiety, depression, seizures and even gastrointestinal issues (just to name a few). More interest in the cannabis plant is taking the scientific community by storm, and with more research will come even more new and exciting ways to supplement our health with cannabis.

    The reason why you consume cannabis edibles is up to you, and which type of edible you prefer is also determined by personal preference moreso than any specific product advantages. Some people prefer to cook with cannabis oil because they don't like eating "junk foods" like cannabis candies or gummies, whereas many other love the convenience of taking a consistent dose of cannabis with just a few weed gummy bears. How you take your cannabis is like how you take your coffee: there's many places to choose from, you can customize it to suit your taste buds, or you can choose to not drink it at all and have tea instead. The point is: cannabis effects people differently, and it can be used variably from person to person. That's one of the reasons many people prefer cannabis, it can be such a personal experience, but it also happens to be very effective for just about anyone.

    When choosing an edible, make sure to factor your needs. If you want a psychoactive experience, most edibles are full of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main psychoactive element in cannabis. Factoring in what strains have worked for you in your previous experiences is also important. Choosing Indica, sativa or hybrid can influence what type of high you experience. Factor in the type of strain within the edibles to have more control over your experience.

    Another option if you’re not looking for psychoactive effects are edibles rich in cannabidiol (CBD). CBD infused edibles offer great healing benefits that the THC edibles do but provide a clear-headed effect and the ability to function normally without feeling high.

    Finding the right cannabis edibles can be tricky, it takes time and some sampling to find exactly what you need. To help in the search of the perfect edible we've put together a few articles that can help guide you on your journey.

    nes, we've put together a list of the Top 10 Most Powerful Edibles currently on the market.

    Top 10 Most Effective Cannabis Edibles

    EAT THE PLANTS?! We know, it might sounds bizarre at first, but once you've read the benefits of eating cannabis leaves and flowers you'll realize it's one of the best kept cannabis edible secrets. When you consume cannabis in its unprocessed, raw form you are automatically avoiding a lot of the potent psychoactive effects associated with THC. THCA & CBDA (cannabinoid forms of THC & CBD that are present in the cannabis plant when it is in its natural state) have been shown to have very similar anti-inflammatory and pain-fighting features. Cannabis, like many leafy greens, is also full-to-the-brim with fiber, iron, folates, calcium, magnesium, and a host of vitamins like B, C and K. If you're on the "anti-oxidant hype train", then you'll be happy to know that cannabinoids are well-documented as having anti-oxidant properties, providing a boost to immune systems, fitness and brain health.

    10. RAW CANNABIS: LEAVES, FLOWERS & ALL

    What are some ways to eat Raw Cannabis Edibles? Salads including cannabis leaves and/or cannabis flowers as garnish or a source of protein is a very fresh, popular way to boost your health with raw cannabis. Juicing cannabis plants has also gained a significant following in the best decade, but if you don't own an expensive juicer just replace spinach or kale with cannabis leaves in your favorite smoothie. As always, it's best to experiment and start low, and start slow when trying out a new form of cannabis - some people have experienced stomach cramping or have still felt the effects of THC when consuming raw cannabis. Remember: cannabis effects everyone differently, so what has worked for some might not for you, and vice versa.

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    9. WAKE AND BAKED: CANNABIS TEA & COFFEE

    They say "a good breakfast is the most important way to start your day", so waking up and having a cup of CBD coffee or potent weed tea definitely sounds like a good way to begin the day's activities. Most beverages, especially hot drinks, usually contain only CBD or at least low amounts of THC because Tetrahydrocannabinol is not known for being very water soluble. Nonetheless, there are many products to buy that have both CBD and THC, or a hundred more varieties you can brew from the comforts of your own home. CBD is often paired with potent herbal teas, or robust coffee beans because it naturally reduces the "jitters" brought on by caffeine consumption (just like CBD helps to lessen the psychoactive effects of THC). If you usually start your day like most of us do - groggy, stiff and sore, maybe a little reluctant to get to work - then cannabis-infused tea or coffee is a must for taking the edge off and providing a little energy boost.

    So you want to sip a mug of Mary Joe (that's cannabis coffee for you non-stoners)? It's easy to find online in Canada - there are many marijuana edibles dispensaries and online edibles stores that carry CBD coffee and a full-spectrum of weed tea blends. To make some of your own, you need to get your hands on dry flower or cannabis oil (canna-budder works good too). Next, add your cannabis of choice to whatever concoction you've brewed up, being careful to start with a few buds or drops of oil and seeing how you feel. Don't like it hot? Iced tea, iced coffee or any "perk me up" beverage you like can accommodate cannabis being added to it.

    It's usually true what they say: "the way to a woman's heart... is through chocolate". Whether you're a man or a woman, the popular way to better health is actually through the sensual infusion of cannabis and chocolate. Marijuana has long been paired with the dark, chocolaty goodness of chocolate bars, brownies, cake and pastries. For many people, the only way they can handle the musky, earthy flavors of cannabis is when its drenched in rich, velvety chocolate. Chocolate, like cannabis, has been shown to have many therapeutic and positive effects on your body, brain and obviously, your soul. Chocolate's benefits cover the scope of assisting healthy blood sugar & pressure levels, has a natural relaxing effect, is full of anti-oxidants, and is often linked to supporting healthy skin. Combine these pluses with the boatload of cannabis' benefits and you've got yourself a very potent mix of flavor and phytocannabinoids.

    8. CANNA-CHOCOLATE: EVERYONE'S MARIJUANA DESIRE

    There's already a million ways to keep chocolate in your life, so it's no surprise that cannabis chocolate is one of the more popular products on the market. Decadent, artisinal canna-chocolates are a favorite, double-chocolate weed brownies, cannabis-chocolate drizzle on top of other desserts... if you can dream it, you can probably taste it too in today's marijuana edibles era.

    Have you read our 6 Things You Need To Know About Eating Marijuana Edibles? It covers a number of helpful tips before you start your journey of eating edibles. We've put together an Edibles Vs Smoking Whats The Difference that will help prepare for your transition from smoke to edibles. Edibles are also popular around the world, take a read of our Cannabis Culture Around The World and amerce yourself in the vast culture of weed.

    7. CAP-A-CANNABIS: MARIJUANA CAPSULES & 6. CANNABIS OIL: THE ESSENTIAL

    #7 and #6 are such a close tie in popularity that we thought it best to keep them together in the list of Top 10. Cannabis Capsules and Cannabis Oil are some of the most widely used of the edible variety. Capsules usually consists of cannabis oil within gel caps, or cannabis extract powder, crystals or even the cannabis flower itself. Cannabis oils typically come in tinctures and come in a variety of potencies. The only real definition between capsules or oil is the capsule itself. Some people can't stand the taste of cannabis oil, so they swallow capsules, while others don't mind the taste or choose to apply cannabis oil topically in addition to ingesting it.

    Cannabis capsules are a popular choice due to the ease with which you can control your dose and therefore the desired effects more efficiently than eating cannabis-infused goods. Taking a capsule or two can lead to more consistent effects or benefits, similar to measuring drops or vials from an oil tincture. While there's nothing wrong with consuming cannabis as an additive to more flavorful edibles, cannabis oil and capsules is almost a must for anyone suffering from a serious illness. The volume of cannabis consumption of cancer patients, people suffering from epilepsy, or those treating their schizophrenia or PTSD with cannabis would have to eat plate-fulls of edibles to get the same effects from high-potency capsules or oils. Capsules, and oils, are basically the most direct route to get high amounts (no pun intended) into your body.

    5. CANNABIS BEVERAGES: DRINK UP, SETTLE DOWN

    As we've said before, cannabinoids do not always play ball when it comes to being water soluble - some cannabis-infused drinks can be grainy, leave residues of CBD or THC crystals behind. That being said, technology is advancing quickly for most cannabis beverages. Innovations like nanotechnology (broken down particles to increase absorption, activity) and the continued advancements in the realm of cannabis extraction are making it easier to include CBD or THC in your bevvy of choice. There is a surge of interest from many wineries in North America & Europe, and the quest to create 'cannabis wines, champagnes and cannabis-spirits' has already produced some intriguing prototypes (Canna-chardonnay anyone?).

    What are the popular cannabis drinks already out there? CBD water, CBD vitamin beverages, and some full-spectrum (THC + CBD) sports drinks have proliferated the last few years. A lot of natural health product manufacturers are interested in the benefits of cannabis, so many types of cannabis elixirs, tonics and "full body & mind" products have begun to stock the shelves at your local health store. These products, like most cannabis edibles, are focusing on the plant's wide array of benefits to the skin, cardiovascular system, major organs and especially to the brain. Name another plant that basically benefits all parts of the body, and can help in some way, shape or form whenever you get sick or injured? We're always being reminded by medical professionals to drink more water, stay hydrated with essential minerals and electrolytes... so what they've been trying to say is "Cannabis beverages do all the above... so get some!".

    Ever had a pot cookie or brownie? If you did, you might not even remember the experience. Baked goods containing cannabis are notorious for causing "freak outs" and trips to the doctor. This is because most people don't realize that digesting cannabinoids can be much more potent and long lasting than the typical puff of a joint. For this reason, cannabis baked goods have an infamous stigma, and are often avoided by the everyday cannabis user. On the other hand, pot cookies, weed brownies, canna-muffins and the wide world of marijuana pastries are also one of the most popular edibles. Who doesn't enjoy a fresh batch of cookies? Who wouldn't like to sit back, and really relax with a tasty double-fudge, caramel walnut, cannabis brownie? We rest our case.

    4. BAKED GOODS: CANNABIS PASTRIES, MUFFINS & COOKIES

    What are the popular cannabis drinks already out there? CBD water, CBD vitamin beverages, and some full-spectrum (THC + CBD) sports drinks have proliferated the last few years. A lot of natural health product manufacturers are interested in the benefits of cannabis, so many types of cannabis elixirs, tonics and "full body & mind" products have begun to stock the shelves at your local health store. These products, like most cannabis edibles, are focusing on the plant's wide array of benefits to the skin, cardiovascular system, major organs and especially to the brain. Name another plant that basically benefits all parts of the body, and can help in some way, shape or form whenever you get sick or injured? We're always being reminded by medical professionals to drink more water, stay hydrated with essential minerals and electrolytes... so what they've been trying to say is "Cannabis beverages do all the above... so get some!".

    3. CANNABIS BUTTER: A BUDDER WAY FORWARD

    Cannabis butter, or budder, or cannabudder, is one of the most commonly used edible forms of cannabis even in today's world of colorful, flavorful and exciting cannabis treats. Cannabudder is quite simply put THE essence of edibles. It is one of the easiest forms of consumables to make at home, it's what most edible connoisseurs start with, and it's just so effective that many people don't feel the need to complicate their cannabis use with sweets or decoration. You don't need extraction tools - almost every budder batch is made with simple household tools like crockpots, rice cookers, vegetable steamers and the like - and you can make it to your specific strain or potency needs.

    Another reason Cannabudder is so prominent is that it can be introduced into almost any food or into any lifestyle. Put it on your waffles, bake with it, fry your potatoes in it, and even melt a dollop in your coffee and tea... the options are seemingly limitless. Like cannabis oil, budder is versatile enough to pair with almost anything you eat or drink, but unlike cannabis oil which requires more extraction processes and know-how, you can make cannabudder at home or buy it online.

    As we've said over and over, many people prefer cannabis butter because it is simply effective and versatile (you could say, it really budders their bread!). Try making your own batch of budder, or buy cannabis butter online at your favorite online edibles store. To get churning your own, here's a few simplified steps: choose your strain, "decarb" your buds in the oven, combine the baked flowers and your choice of oil or butter (hemp or coconut oil have additional benefits!), pour into a slow cooker or crockpot and place on low heat for 4-5 hours, stirring at least once or twice per hour. Would you look at that? You're a cannabudder churning machine! For a simpler process, check out magic butter machines (many variations online), or simply buy budder online.

    Who doesn't love sweets? Sure, there's something to be said for the amounts of sugar we consume nowadays, but when it comes to taking your cannabis medicine there's nothing quite like savoring your favorite sweet treat. Cannabis candy is the clear leader in terms of variety: lollipots (if you haven't figured it out yet, this is a cannabis-infused lollipop), jawbreakers, sour candies, gum, mints, taffy, caramels, and hundreds more. Cannabis can be introduced to pretty much any kind of candy, but there are some clear leaders in this pack of marijuana sweets. We mentioned lollipots which are extremely popular in the world of edibles. Time-released THC, CBD or both, lollipots have been used by smokers looking to cutback on the amount they puff (lollipops or suckers are often used by cigarette smokers as well, to help with their oral fixation and reduce their need to light up).

    2. CANDYLAND: ALL THE SWEETS, ALL THE HEALTH REWARDS

    Hard candies like lozenges, jawbreakers, and sour candies have really proliferated in the market, and for similar reasons as the 'lollipopularity' craze on the edibles market. Convenience, dosing needs, and cheap prices are all considerations for many fans of pot candies. The thing with cannabis candies is, there's always a new or nostalgic kind hitting the shelves each day. Many edibles companies are taking their customers down memory lane and capitalizing on their fond memories for treats like salt water taffy, caramel drops, candy corn and black licorice cannabis treats. Like with many kinds of edibles, the emphasis on "choice" is paramount to succeeding in this diverse market.

    1. MOST PEOPLE CHEWS... CANNABIS GUMMIES!

    It's true, the #1 popular choice for cannabis edibles are also the chewiest: cannabis gummies. Since their inception decades ago, marijuana gummies have always been a staple for proponents of edibles. They have all the convenience of candies, all the sweets and fruity goodness of gummies, and lots of cannabis potency (they're often the highest average THC/CBD values of all the edibles online). Gummies come in many shapes and colors: bears, worms, peaches, coke bottles, watermelons and frogs. Remember going to the local candy shop as a kid and grabbing fistfuls of every kind of gummy? Well that trend continues for adults when it comes to their cannabis; gummies of all kinds fly off the shelves, no matter what they resemble.

    There's just something about chewing that really captures peoples' admiration. People love to munch on crunchy foods, and there's some evidence to the psychology involved with chewing on satisfying textures like fruit, nuts or over-the-top chewy foods like taffy or gummies. Satisfaction is definitely guaranteed with cannabis gummies: you get the sweet, you get the burst of fruity or herbal flavor, and most importantly you experience the ooey, gooey, oh-so-chewiness. Gummies will always be a popular choice for edibles users, and for the foreseeable future no one will be supplanting the gummy bear kings & queens from their thrones.

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    As with most cannabis edibles, the choice of how you get marijuana in your system is up to you. Many people prefer edibles in general over smoking/vaping because of the obvious health risks associated with inhaling smoke, vapor or the chemicals inherent in either. Even more people are finding the convenience of candies is perfect for their "on-the-go" lifestyle. Baking a batch of pot cookies, or creating a culinary cannabis masterpiece for dinner can be very rewarding... and timely, and costly. Need a dose of chill on the train ride home after a long day at the office? Chew on some cannabis gum and work through your stress as easily as you work on your after work treat. Finding it tough to get psyched for a long day of school ahead? Take some CBD candies on your morning commute and notice your focus, energy and mood will improve (and without any "high" to alter your state of mind!). Cannabis edibles truly are a customizable tool as much as they are a tasty treat; any flavor, any shape, any size, any dose.

    If you know anything at all about smoking weed you know that snack foods and getting stoned go hand in hand like chocolate and peanut butter. We’ve all seen the cliche portrayals of stoners in pop culture as forgetful, compulsively junk food snacking space cadets but for those of us who use cannabis to manage symptoms of a chronic illness or who are a little more health and body conscious what are some healthy munchie snacks that are easy to make, taste great and tame the overwhelming hunger most people tend to experience when using cannabis products?

    Why does weed make you hungry like you are on the verge of starving regardless of how recently you’ve enjoyed a good meal? For a long time we didn’t have an answer to that question until scientists stumbled into a discovery - as they so often do - regarding cannabinoids and their effect on certain neurotransmitters in the brain. It turns out cannabis is naturally tuned to these transmitters and causes them to fire triggering the response of overwhelming hunger that all cannabis users are sure to be familiar with.

    A Bounty Of Possibility

    You’re probably already familiar with some of the most widely loved and best stoner snacks out there. They are fairly easy to track down at your local grocery or corner convenience store! From bags of chips to candy bars, nutella, personal sized snack cakes, hefty sandwiches, sodas, fruit juices and frozen treats - there is a veritable treasure trove of classic junk food goodies available to us at all times almost everywhere you might find yourself. But what are some healthy munchies for stoners who are trying to avoid all that processed junk and fast fatty foods?

    For those of us trying to stay healthy and fit or who have other dietary restrictions or concerns it can often feel like a nightmare wading through all of the unhealthy options to find the perfect snack that still fills the deep void of hunger within while not making you feel physically and mentally awful afterwards. If taking care of your body and mind are a top priority for you or you have limitations on what you can eat without becoming ill or breaking a personal ethical code a trip to the grocer or the corner store can be fraught with the anxiety of uncertainty and guilt.

    But with a little forethought and preparation before the next time you plan to smoke, enjoy an edible or take a nice psychedelic trip you can be sure your pantry and fridge will welcome your hungry eyes with a bounty of healthy fun and rewarding options to snack on! Let’s take a look at some of the fun and easy healthy stoner snacks you can stock up on today so that all of your adventures tomorrow can be full of great healthy high snacks!

    Healthy High Snacks

    Of course we all know some of the best high snacks are not the most healthy stoner snacks. But many of your favourite junk food options have a slightly healthier alternative you should be open to exploring! For example instead of a bag of chips or a large poutine you could dust off some sweet potato fries with a nice vinaigrette. Instead of making a run to the store for some candies why not snack on some frozen grapes!

    If you simply must eat some chips of some kind instead of grabbing a big bag of flavoured extreme something or other snag a healthier tortilla option and make some guacamole!

    Many of your classic and best stoner snacks have a healthier alternative and sometimes making and enjoying them with someone can be even more fun than any trip to the store could ever be, especially when all you want to do is sit on the couch. Instead of a candy bar you can make the adorably named celery treat “Ants on A Log”! All you need is fresh celery, peanut butter and some raisins. Spread the PB into the celery, add raisins (or chocolate drops if you’re feeling naughty) and enjoy!

    Instead of mowing through a pint or more of ice cream invest in some frozen yogurt popsicles ahead of your next adventure to the inner cosmos. Avoid the feeling of miserable bewilderment because you plowed through all your frozen dessert and reward yourself by going back for a second one between episodes of whatever you are binging without all the guilt.

    If having a bite sized snack on hand in an overflowing bowl is more your style try out kale crisps or edamame with soy and sesame! You can sate all your salty savoury cravings, feel full and enjoy the fun of finger food all at once. Another fantastic similar option is some hummus and pita bread. Enjoy a wide range of flavour options from garlic, roasted red pepper, caramelized onions or anything else you can think to add to a chickpea blend. Especially delicious with freshly baked garlic naan bread!

    Try Something New

    One of the most enjoyable aspects of getting good and properly stoned is the open minded nature it promotes in people and that lends itself perfectly to the experience of trying out something new and unconventional. If you want to break with convention entirely and discover some healthy munchies for stoners that might just include some of the best high snacks ever conceived take a trip with us into the Haute Health experimental kitchen.

    Pop some blueberry yogurt bites into the freezer and forget about them for a day or so. Then the next time you smoke a big bowl or enjoy an edible and find yourself rooting through the fridge for something to enjoy you’ll stumble upon these little beauties and rejoice. Kick back with a tall glass of water and enjoy the game or your favourite film and just try not to eat every one before they melt!

    Not weird enough for you? Alright how about some apple nachos? This absurd dessert treat is borderline unhealthy for you but the base is an apple so we’re gonna let it slide in on a technicality. Also it’s a lot of fun to make and eat! Slice up a fresh apple or two and arrange them on a plate as you would some nachos. Drizzle caramel sauce and add some toppings like chocolate drops, coconut flakes, powdered sugar, anything you like! Layer and repeat as desired and serve. Expect sticky fingers and big smiles.

    If the thought of all that sugary sweetness has you recoiling in horror and shame already fear not, we’ve still got some healthy and fun options in the experimental kitchen too! How about some hummus and veggie lettuce wraps? Simply add some hummus and fresh veggies to a leaf of lettuce, wrap it up and enjoy! These are fun to make on the fly with a big spread laid out in front of a hungry group, great for movie nights! As far as healthy stoner snacks go this is one of the best high snacks you can choose for a group of people concerned about what they eat!

    Cooking With Cannabis

    Sometimes smoking just isn’t an option or maybe you are just chasing after that perfect all over body buzz paired with the experience of a great meal. If this is the case there are no shortage of possible options for you if you choose to cook with cannabis! Make some cannabutter and add it to any of your favourite baking recipes to turn any decadent dessert treat into a potent edible!

    You can also make some cannabis infused cooking oil and use it to make any of your favourite baking products, or to cook up a stoner stir fry, for cooking your scrambled eggs in the morning or for the base of a delightful salad dressing! Using a cooking oil or cannabutter is an excellent way to get two birds stoned at once, allowing you to enjoy a great meal or decadent dessert and also get the medication or effects you are after as an added bonus!

    Or you could get some cannabis tincture and simply add it to any of your favourite foods or beverages. With a tincture you can turn any meal a potent cannabis edible with little extra effort and no loss in flavour or quality. Why not pick one up for yourself today?

    Vegan Options

    If cruelty free healthy stoner snacks are a must for you for dietary or ethical reasons there are a wealth of fantastic options and some of the best stoner snacks have delicious vegan alternatives or are already animal product free! Try some of these fun variations and alternatives the next time you plan on using cannabis and want to enjoy some animal product free healthy munchie snacks!

    If you are looking to satisfy a massive hunger without using animal products of any kind one of the best options is a giant black bean burger on a garlic toasted bun. Pair this with some of the sweet potato fries we mentioned earlier to send this take on a classic pub food favourite into the stratosphere. It’s hard to beat this combination even if you are a regular meat eater!

    Of course many of the best foods to enjoy when you are stoned are simple fruits and vegetables which are cruelty free and require little to no preparation at all. Stock up on strawberries, mangoes, grapes, kiwi, oranges, celery, baby carrots, cucumber - whatever you like best! You can even arrange everything on a platter and prepare a delicious vegan fruit or veggie dip to go with it! Ideal for movie nights or entertaining.

    If having healthy snacks isn’t a concern for you and you just want to mow down on a bag of something sweet or salty there are a surprising amount of great vegan options waiting for you in the junk food aisle too! Did you know Oreos are vegan? Duncan Hines brownie mix also contains no animal products in the box. Airheads can be enjoyed without concern of consuming animal byproducts and so can Doritos Sweet Chilli Heat chips. Fritos, Fruit By The Foot and Sour Patch Kids are just a few more of the “accidentally vegan” candy and junk food options available to ethically conscious cannabis users.

    And no list of vegan snacks would ever be complete without a mention of buffalo cauliflower. This fantastic treat is one of the best healthy high snacks ever conceived and they give the buffalo chicken wings they were originally based on a run for their money! Try this one out today and find out why it is hands down one of the best stoner snacks bar none. Just toss some cauliflower in some light flour and buffalo wing sauce, bake, get baked and enjoy!

    If you’re shopping for top quality cannabis online including tinctures, edibles, concentrates or AAAA flowers there is no better option than Haute Health. Currently we are featuring some wonderful ACDC premium grade shake which would be ideal for use in cannabutter or cannabis cooking oils. We also have potent 20mg thc lemon hard candies, some divine nepalese black hash and 25mg THC capsules if you would like to avoid cooking altogether.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What should you eat when you are stoned?

    Something fun and satisfying is probably best! Junk food can make you feel awful afterwards so why not try a healthy option?

    What are some healthy munchies?

    Some of the best snacks are whole fruits and veggies!

    How do you get rid of the munchies when high?

    Eat! If you would rather not eat, focus your attention on another task that takes your focus away from your hunger.

    Does sativa make you hungry?

    All cannabis has cannabinoids which trigger the hunger response.

    Does indica give you munchies?

    Yes the cannabinoids in cannabis activate your hunger.

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    Maybe you are new to the world of cannabis? If you are even if you have done a little research to determine which strain is best for you to start with you might still be wondering how to tell if you have good weed vs bad weed. If you’re worried the most recent bag you scored might not be as dank as it was advertised to you as there are a handful of surefire methods you can use to tell and be certain whether you made a sound investment or stumbled into a bag of bad reggie weed.

    The difference between good and bad weed isn’t immediately obvious to everyone and in many cases looks can often be deceiving! But that said there are a few universal rules you can always follow to be certain your weed is dank regardless of the strain or source. The most obvious and potentially most fun way to find out how good your most recent bag of weed is would be to smoke it of course and find out how it burns, how it feels and what effects it produces when it succeeds or fails to get you high.

    But that is far from the only method you can use to determine how to tell good weed from bad weed. Your most powerful tools to judge your new bag of sunshine are your eyes and nose. Let’s take a look at all the different methods you can use to be certain the bag you bought is in fact dank before you pack a bowl or roll a joint and light it up!

    Colour Is The Key

    When it comes to comparing good weed vs bad weed one of the most obvious and immediate signifiers of the quality of your cannabis is the way that it looks. What does good weed look like? Good looking weed should be a bright and vibrant green with additional orange, red or purple colorations on the fine hairs or crystals, Furthermore it should be properly cured which means it will still look vibrant and healthy but also be dry enough to grind, burn and smoke without losing all of the sticky moist softness within.

    What does bad weed look like? If your buds are very dark or even brown and dry to the point of dusty you probably have a bag of bad weed on hand. Not only will the taste, potency and burn be unpleasant for anyone who happens to smoke it there is a chance the cannabis could also have harmful molds or pesticides present which could cause undue harm to your health and wellness - exactly the opposite of the desired intent many people turn to cannabis for in the first place!

    Be careful with any cannabis you suspect may have been kept in storage too long. If there is any indication of mold or spoilage (mold appears on the nugs as a white powdery mildew or as a coating of fuzzy white nastiness) of any kind toss out your baggie and get some more. The risk to your health is simply not worth the underwhelming experience smoking cannabis in this state is certain to provide you with let alone the potential for negative impacts to your health and wellness. Always avoid moldy weed at all costs!

    That Funky Dank Smell

    Even if you’ve never smoke cannabis before chances are good that you will recognize the unmistakable skunk-like aroma of a fresh and extremely potent bag of AAAA top shelf cannabis. The smell should be rich, earthy and unmistakably dank. It is true that nothing on earth smells like a bag of fine high quality marijuana and if you smoke and enjoy it it won’t take long at all for you to recognize and come to love the aroma as a sign of quality.

    A big difference between good and bad weed is the smell and apart from the look it is one of the most obvious methods you can use to be certain your product is quality. If you take a big whiff of your cannabis and it smells like anything other than a variety of that fresh and unmistakable weed smell then avoid smoking it at all costs. Toss it away and get a better sack, especially if it smells like dried hay. Even if you have a bag of otherwise good looking weed but the smell is off somehow and doesn’t seem fresh or right the best policy would be to avoid smoking it altogether and get something quality that you can be certain isn’t spoiled in any way.

    Remember: if it smells dank put it in the tank. If it smells like hay, throw that shit away.

    Flavour Country

    This method is a little more nuanced and definitely more for the advanced smoker but once you grow accustomed to the flavour of clean burning fresh and properly cured cannabis it becomes unmistakable. If you have good looking weed but something just doesn’t taste right when you finally light it up and inhale there is a chance there might be something wrong with it. It is possible the cannabis has mold you didn’t detect when you first inspected it or perhaps a pesticide or other additive chemical has been added to the product when it was grown or treated. Either way the taste of good weed vs bad will seem subtle at first but after a little more experience with smoking cannabis you will be able to tell immediately after the first puff if your bag is dank or dusted.

    If the flavour is any way off from what was advertised and especially if it tastes like hay, chemicals or something other than weed entirely avoid smoking it at all costs. Toss it out and get yourself a bag of dank nugs from Haute Health instead!

    Crystal Magic

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    Another way to tell the difference between good and bad weed is to note the crystal content on the buds. Good, potent cannabis will be densely layered with THC crystals or trichomes. The bigger and brighter the crystal content the stronger and more satisfying your cannabis is likely to be. If someone tells you they have a bag of strong loud and you have a chance to examine it for yourself chances are good they have been misinformed if there are no visible crystals to be seen anywhere on the bud. The more it sparkles the more magical and potent the high you can expect the plant to provide!

    Good bud will have a small amount of visible crystal content so don’t be too discouraged if your nugs are not shining and sparkling like gemstones - as long as there are some visible trichomes the weed should be good enough to smoke and enjoy. But be certain to avoid anything that doesn’t have any crystal content at all. If you get your hands on some AAAA top shelf craft grown cannabis you can usually tell immediately by the overwhelming amount of trichome crystals sometimes appearing in a variety of sizes and hues finely coating the cannabis flowers.

    Well Groomed & Green

    Apart from the smell, feel, taste, crystals and colour of your bud another surefire way to tell if you’ve been sold some beautiful dank nugs or a bag of disappointing reggie scrap schwag is to observe the quality of the trim. Your nugs should be big and full and dense with very little stem, leaf, seed or shake content. If you see seeds, sticks, untrimmed leaves, shake or big heavy stems in your bag this is an immediate and obvious indication that the weed is less than quality. Not only is it likely to be underweight due to the extra unwanted material in the bag it also likely won’t provide any potent or desirable effects, especially when compared against some properly cured and groomed beautiful nugs.

    Seeds are another clear and obvious indication that the cannabis you have purchased is not top quality. There should be no seeds of any kind in your bag of cannabis so if you see them at all you will know the bud was not properly tended to before it found its way into your possession. Your bag of dank sunshine should be full of fat, healthy looking, dry but not dried out, vibrantly coloured and delightfully smelling nugs. Anything less than that means you have a less than top quality product on hand.

    If you want to buy some of the best and most beautiful craft grown top shelf cannabis you can find in the online Canadian marketplace today you’ll want to shop with Haute Health on your side! Not only do we publish these new and informative articles each week to help to educate and inform the larger Canadian cannabis community we also strive to sell only the finest cannabis products available to our wonderful customers all over the country!

    Whether you are looking for Afghani pre-rolled joints or a big bag of sour bubba indica, some THC infused butterscotch hard candies or some durban poison sugar wax we have it all with fantastic prices and daily specials that cannot be beat! Stock up on some high quality cannabis products today and be ready for anything.

    You may already be well aware of the fact that smoking cannabis is just one of several different ways you can use hemp derived products for medicinal and recreational use. Apart from simply smoking the flowers of the cannabis plant in a pipe, bong or in a joint or blunt you can also enjoy cannabis products that you apply topically, eat or ingest in capsule form or mixed into your favourite beverage. Making tea has long been a popular method for people interested in trying psychedelic mushrooms but did you know you can also make a simple and very powerful cannabis tea giving you a healthier and more soothing method of medicating or getting very high?

    It’s true! Marijuana tea has in fact existed for centuries and has been used as a remedy in folk medicines for just as long. People all over the world well understood the healing and wholesome effects - as well as the fun you can have - by infusing your favourite hot steeped beverage with your favourite strain of cannabis!

    A Perfect Dose of Warm Holiday Cheer

    This holiday season as we get together to socialize with friends, family and strangers the way we have always been accustomed to doing why not try something fun and new together? These past few years have driven quite a dramatic change in lifestyle and focus for many people and with the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada more and more people are turning to cannabis products for a hangover free and mostly addiction free coping strategy to alleviate boredom, stress, anxiety and a whole host of other possible issues like insomnia, loss of appetite or depression.

    But what about people seeking relief from these symptoms and struggles who are adverse to smoking? There are topicals, edibles and capsules available but if none of these products suit a particular person's needs or comfort level with consuming the substance a soothing infused weed tea might just be the ticket! Marijuana tea also allows you to enjoy a smoke free high without the loads of sugar and fat found in most candy based edibles or additional additives that may be found in capsules or cannabis topicals.

    If a relaxing cup of warm weed tea sounds like just what the doctor ordered, read on to find out how you can start enjoying the medical and recreational benefits of this wonderful substance alone or with your friends and family!.

    How To Make Cannabis Tea

    If you happen to have some cannabutter, infused honey or a cannabis tincture in the pantry already then the hard part for you is already accomplished! You can simply add a small amount of any of these cannabis infused products to your usual cup of tea to make it a cannabis tea just as you would with a little bit of sugar and enjoy the effects of medicinal or recreational cannabis smoke free! You can also add any of these to your morning cup of joe too if that is more to your liking.

    If you don’t have any of these cannabis infused products on hand then don’t despair. Making weed tea from scratch is still an essentially simple process which should be relatively easy for anyone already familiar with making themselves a cup of non cannabis tea!

    All you will need to have on hand is about a gram of ground cannabis flowers, a tablespoon of unsalted butter or coconut oil and your favourite tea of course! It will take approximately twenty minutes to prepare your concoction so make sure you have the time to spare before you begin.

    The most important step is of course to decarb your gram of cannabis before you attempt to steep it. SImply dropping your gram into a teabag and allowing it to steep won’t get you much more than some terrible tasting marijuana tea and a bag full of soggy weed unfortunately. Thankfully there is a simple method to accomplish this with tools available to everyone with access to a modern kitchen.

    Gather your ingredients together and grab some cheesecloth or a fine strainer from the cupboard as well as a pot to boil water in and your teapot and any extras you might want to flavour your marijuana tea with such as sugar or honey. Fill your pot with four cups of water and set it to boil.

    Once the water is boiling add your butter or coconut oil and allow it to completely dissolve. We do this because THC requires something fatty to bond with when it is under high heat. This will extract all the good THC from the soggy plant material that is left behind.

    Once the butter or oil is completely melted into the boiling water you can add your gram of ground cannabis into the pot. Reduce the heat to simmer and allow it to simmer for fifteen minutes. If you are concerned with getting the fullest flavour and the most cannabis terpenes in your weed tea then you might want to consider letting the kettle simmer at very low heat for an extended period of time - upwards of 45 minutes or more - to be certain all the good stuff is extracted and none of it is broken down and destroyed by the heat.

    When you are satisfied with your mixture it is time to strain out the soggy cannabis flowers. Place your strainer or cheesecloth (secure the cloth with a rubber band or string) over the mouth of your teapot and strain the liquid into it carefully. If you use a metal strainer make sure it is a very fine one so you can avoid drinking little leafy bits in your tea.

    Now you can proceed to steep and flavour your favourite type of tea with the cannabis infused water and enjoy! You can even bottle and freeze some for later or pour some in an ice cube tray with popsicle sticks for a fun tea flavoured infused treat! Make sure you stir the mixture well after steeping before you pour some to be certain the infused THC is fully blended into the mixture.

    How To Make Weed Tea From Stems

    If you’re wondering how to make marijuana tea when you are running low and all you have left is the stems and shake on your rolling tray then never fear! Haute Health is here for you too and we understand not everyone is always able to resupply as often as they might like to, especially in these unpredictable times we have all been facing.

    Making some weed stem tea is a great option when you find yourself in this situation and you may even be surprised by how well it can work. In fact after trying a cannabis tea made from stems, shake or other leftovers from your last bag you might end up saving all of your stems and shake just for this purpose from now on! Weed stem tea is a great option for anyone looking to prolong and better enjoy all of the potential Health benefits of using cannabis!

    You don’t need to grind your stems up before putting them into your boiling water but it can’t hurt to crush them up a little bit beforehand using a heavy object or a mortar and pestle if you happen to have one. Otherwise follow the same instructions as we outlined before simply substituting your stems and shake mixture for the gram of ground up flower.

    Weed stem tea is a great stopgap option to help you make it from one resupply to the next without concern you might end up completely dry. Many long time cannabis users swear by the practice and some even grow to prefer the experience of drinking tea over all the other available methods available to them.

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    You may have seen impressive photos of purple weed plants or even encountered some purple, gold, black or orange coloured bud yourself in your time as a cannabis user. But do these fascinating colour varieties lead to higher potency or more beneficial effects when it comes to smoking and ingesting cannabis for medicinal or recreational use? Why is some weed purple or other colours and what kind of purple weed effects are there if any? Lets take a look at some of the facts and myths about purple weed.

    Purple cannabis refers generally to any strain or variety of weed that has a unique and uncommon colour variation present. Most commonly cannabis buds and flowers appear in a wide variety of the light and dark green colour that we all know and love so much. But every now and then you might find yourself with a plant or a sack of buds with a unique and unexpected colour variation. These can be deep and complex dark purples, deep blacks, golden flecks or even red or orange colorations.

    Anthocyanins

    The reason for this variation in colour is the presence of anthocyanins in the cannabis plant. Anthocyanins are a water soluble pigment which can be found in many varieties of plant and the cannabis plant is no exception. It’s presence in the plant produces the dramatic purple weed leaf and buds. Depending on the PH level this pigment will express itself in the cannabis plant in a variety of colours from red to complex purples, deep blues, even dark black or light flecks of gold.

    Anthocyanins is one of many different flavonoids that are present in the cannabis plant regardless of it’s final colouration. The interaction of the anthocyanins with other flavonoids present in the particular purple cannabis strain will produce this seemingly impossible range of colourations.

    Purple weed plants and buds are certainly very pretty and unique to look at but what about purple weed effects?

    It has long been an urban legend in the cannabis community that the unique appearance of some strains was due to their special effects or higher potency but as more and more studies are being done on the actual facts about cannabis products this myth is being debunked and dispelled.

    Furthermore cannabis that does not contain a noteworthy amount of anthocyanins cannot be induced into taking on a purple or other colouration as it is simply not genetically predisposed to do so. Put simply a strain of cannabis must be susceptible to the effects of the anthocyanins and other flavonoids interacting to produce the change in pigment and strains not prone to this already cannot be forced into producing different colour variations.

    Why Is Some Weed Purple?

    When we are seeing purple marijuana or some other variable shade other than the green most cannabis is known for there is a scientific reason to explain it. Much as the leaves turn colour before they fall from the trees each year the flavonoids in cannabis are also reacting to cold weather most often which results in a change in pigment. This colour change is usually the result of the plant attempting to achieve some purpose or another and not just a random or unexplained result.

    This is typically because the plant is stressed and is attempting to conserve energy to achieve a goal before wilting in the cold. Most often the plant is trying to maximize its likelihood of pollinating or flowering against the odds of unsuitable weather conditions.

    Purple weed plants are very dramatic looking and have been sought after by growers both professional and amateur in the past because of the distinct appearance they can provide. However simply subjecting your cannabis to grow under cold weather conditions will not prompt just any variety of cannabis to take on a purple colour - the strain must be predisposed to do so by having a lot of the necessary anthocyanins. A strain which does not have these essential flavonoids will never produce purple cannabis.

    Without this genetic predisposition the plant cannot be induced into producing purple or other varieties of unique colourations and as a result purple and unusually coloured cannabis began to have a whole bunch of myths and rumours rise up around it. In the old days before people understood much about cannabis terpenes or THC content or the benefits of CBD people often prized purple marijuana and other strangely coloured strains of cannabis believing them to be more potent or to produce a more interesting or more specialized range of effects.

    Purple Weed Effects

    Despite all the rumours and myths that swirl around the sacred and special purple weed leaf purple cannabis does not boast any special extra potency or additional special effects when compared to regular coloured cannabis. In fact the real truth of the matter is that purple marijuana is actually more likely to have a lower THC content than cannabis that has not been grown in a cold climate and had the purple weed leaf and bud colours set in.

    Apart from the visual appeal of having some unique looking buds it turns out there really isn’t much benefit to having purple marijuana. The presence of extra anthocyanins would suggest that there may be some extra benefit provided but for the most part the only possible upside of having more of those in your bud would be an increase in an antioxidant effect - but only if you are eating it, not smoking it.

    Another benefit of consuming anthocyanins is their anti-inflammatory effect but once again you would need to eat the cannabis buds rather than smoke them to enjoy the added benefits which we don’t generally recommend. Cannabis already has plenty of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects naturally so the addition of slightly more (which can only be accessed by eating rather than smoking) seems like no real benefit at all when it comes down to brass tacks.

    In fact seeking out a strain with a higher than average CBD count would go much further for you in regards to maximizing the medicinal benefits of cannabis and no pretty purple bud will ever be able to match the potency or effectiveness of cannabis which has been specifically cultivated to enhance its medicinal effects.

    The reason that purple buds became so popular and even notorious in cannabis circles - especially before more was understood about the whole science behind the varied and beneficial effects of the substance - is quite simple. When you have a bag of purple buds that hit hard and smoke well you tend to remember them simply because they were unique. If you grow cannabis and find a strain genetically predisposed to producing purple buds which still packs a high THC count you are likely to grow and propagate it as much as you can. It’s just good branding!

    But generally your green buds will always be better than anything you can find with a unique colouration. This is simply because any energy the plant has to use to produce this colour effect is at the detriment of its ability to grow and produce high quality buds. The energy spent on the colour change comes at a cost to overall potency and effectiveness.

    Myths About Purple Buds

    It was long believed in many cannabis circles around the world - primarily among those who don’t grow much of their own - that cannabis growers were somehow manipulating their harvest somehow to produce unique colourations and pigments. It turns out for the most part that is just not true and purple colourations are actually the results of predisposed genetics.

    From changes in nutrients, light levels and delivery methods, flash freezing, variations in air quality and even outright manipulation of the plant itself - the rumours about food colouring come to mind - all of these myths have been debunked by professional growers the world over who point to the scientific evidence that only genetically predisposed varieties of cannabis will produce coloured varieties.

    It’s not wrong to believe that the visual appeal of the buds can also enhance the overall smoking experience but the true facts as they are seem to indicate that coloured buds are simply nothing special when it comes to potency or unique effects. When it comes to tracking those aspects of the cannabis plant we can rely on what the science has already taught us to be true. That is the various strains of cannabis all have their own effects profiles, flavour profiles and particular benefits falling into either the indica or sativa category. Anyone who tries to sell you cannabis based on its colouration and boasting that it has some sort of special effect or potency is not selling an honest product.

    If you’re looking to buy some high quality craft grown Canadian cannabis there is no better source for you to turn to then Haute Health. No matter your budget we have a fantastic selection of great cannabis products ideal for you! Currently in store we’re featuring Banana OG, Skywalker OG, Presidential OG strains and also some top notch Death Star OG shatter.

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    There are no shortage of different strains of cannabis out there and they all typically have some fairly creative and colourful names. Through the years cannabis has been dubbed under such well known titles as Pineapple Express, White Widow, Bruce Banner, Green Crack… There is no shortage of fun and creatively named strains available. But the kinds of weed we are talking about on the blog today are known by two other less friendly names and there are several reasons why you should avoid them at all costs!

    Today we are talking about Reggie weed and Grit weed - two terms which are not meant to be endearing that people use to refer to types of cannabis that should be avoided at all costs. If you end up with a bag of Reggie weed or Grit weed the best option is always just to toss it away and get something better from a trusted provider.

    What Is Reggie Weed?

    Reggie weed or dirt weed (also known as reggie marijuana) is any sub par strain of cannabis that looks, smokes and effects the body and mind in terrible ways. Seasoned smokers will avoid it at all costs. Usually this stuff only finds its way into the hands of beginners who do not have a lot of experience buying or smoking weed and therefore do not know what positive qualities they should be looking for.

    So what is reggie weed and how can you tell if you’ve bought some? A bag of reggie marijuana will appear dry and unappealing with dark green or even brown buds that are dry or old looking. Beware of the possibility of mold as well as other unwanted additives that may have been used in the growing process and therefore resulted in the gross bag of reggie weed.

    Most weed that looks and smokes this way is typically grown outdoors with little or no care or cultivation. For this reason it will not be pleasant to smoke and the effects it provides will not be satisfying or enjoyable. The bag is most likely to have a lot of seeds and stems and unsmokable bits. After your first bag of weed of this kind it becomes very clear why you should want to always avoid it in the future at all costs. If someone tries to sell you weed that looks this way you will always be better off passing no matter how good of a deal they are offering you.

    The smell of the weed when you light it to smoke it will also be a dead giveaway if you somehow manage to miss all of the other obvious visual clues that your weed is not good. When you smoke poorly cultivated dry weed it typically has a very overpowering skunky haylike smell and taste that is hard to mistake. It would take an act of will to continue smoking it and even if you do manage to finish a bowl or a joint of it the effects are not likely to the powerful or enjoyable.

    What Is Grit Weed?

    Grit weed (sometimes also spelled Gritt weed) is a whole other level of bad weed. This stuff is extremely uncommon so much so that most people in North America consider it strictly an urban legend. In other parts of the world however that may not be the case and we think it is best to have knowledge on your side no matter where you are in the world!

    What is grit weed? Gritt weed is not only poorly grown or cured cannabis but cannabis that has had unnatural additives added to it with the intention of increasing its weight or making it appear as though it has more sparkling crystal trichomes than it really does. This is any kind of marijuana that has been contaminated by extra additives that should never have been included in the first place.

    At one point in time not too long ago in the United Kingdom grit weed became a major problem, so much so that people advised others to brush their cannabis buds up against a piece of glass before smoking them to be sure they were not coated in silica. If the bud scratched the glass you would know that it was flakes of shattered glass coating your cannabis nugs and not THC crystals. Any buds that did this would have to be tossed away - it just isn’t worth the risk to your lungs!

    Other things dishonest people have coated weed nugs in to make them look like they are a higher quality that are a little less dangerous include sugar and sand. If you suspect your cannabis is coated with something other than THC crystal you can try to brush it against glass or also try to chew a small piece of nug. If it is gritty like there are small bits of sand or sweet with sugar then unfortunately it is likely a bag of gritt weed.

    But how can you easily tell good weed from bad weed?

    Colour Is the Key

    When it comes to comparing good weed vs bad weed one of the most obvious and immediate signifiers of the quality of your cannabis is the way that it looks. What does good weed look like? Good looking weed should be a bright and vibrant green with additional orange, red or purple colorations on the fine hairs or crystals, Furthermore it should be properly cured which means it will still look vibrant and healthy but also be dry enough to grind, burn and smoke without losing all of the sticky moist softness within.

    What does bad weed look like? If your buds are very dark or even brown and dry to the point of dusty you probably have a bag of bad weed on hand. Not only will the taste, potency and burn be unpleasant for anyone who happens to smoke it there is a chance the cannabis could also have harmful molds or pesticides present which could cause undue harm to your health and wellness – exactly the opposite of the desired intent many people turn to cannabis for in the first place!

    Be careful with any cannabis you suspect may have been kept in storage too long. If there is any indication of mold or spoilage (mold appears on the nugs as a white powdery mildew or as a coating of fuzzy white nastiness) of any kind toss out your baggie and get some more. The risk to your health is simply not worth the underwhelming experience smoking cannabis in this state is certain to provide you with let alone the potential for negative impacts to your health and wellness. Always avoid moldy weed at all costs!

    That Funky Dank Smell

    Even if you’ve never smoke cannabis before chances are good that you will recognize the unmistakable skunk-like aroma of a fresh and extremely potent bag of AAAA top shelf cannabis. The smell should be rich, earthy and unmistakably dank. It is true that nothing on earth smells like a bag of fine high quality marijuana and if you smoke and enjoy it it won’t take long at all for you to recognize and come to love the aroma as a sign of quality.

    A big difference between good and bad weed is the smell and apart from the look it is one of the most obvious methods you can use to be certain your product is quality. If you take a big whiff of your cannabis and it smells like anything other than a variety of that fresh and unmistakable weed smell then avoid smoking it at all costs. Toss it away and get a better sack, especially if it smells like dried hay. Even if you have a bag of otherwise good looking weed but the smell is off somehow and doesn’t seem fresh or right the best policy would be to avoid smoking it altogether and get something quality that you can be certain isn’t spoiled in any way.

    Remember: if it smells dank put it in the tank. If it smells like hay, throw that shit away.

    Flavour Country

    This method is a little more nuanced and definitely more for the advanced smoker but once you grow accustomed to the flavour of clean burning fresh and properly cured cannabis it becomes unmistakable. If you have good looking weed but something just doesn’t taste right when you finally light it up and inhale there is a chance there might be something wrong with it. It is possible the cannabis has mold you didn’t detect when you first inspected it or perhaps a pesticide or other additive chemical has been added to the product when it was grown or treated. Either way the taste of good weed vs bad will seem subtle at first but after a little more experience with smoking cannabis you will be able to tell immediately after the first puff if your bag is dank or dusted.

    If the flavour is any way off from what was advertised and especially if it tastes like hay, chemicals or something other than weed entirely avoid smoking it at all costs. Toss it out and get yourself a bag of dank nugs from Haute Health instead!

    Crystal Magic

    Another way to tell the difference between good and bad weed is to note the crystal content on the buds. Good, potent cannabis will be densely layered with THC crystals or trichomes. The bigger and brighter the crystal content the stronger and more satisfying your cannabis is likely to be. If someone tells you they have a bag of strong loud and you have a chance to examine it for yourself chances are good they have been misinformed if there are no visible crystals to be seen anywhere on the bud. The more it sparkles the more magical and potent the high you can expect the plant to provide!

    Good bud will have a small amount of visible crystal content so don’t be too discouraged if your nugs are not shining and sparkling like gemstones – as long as there are some visible trichomes the weed should be good enough to smoke and enjoy. But be certain to avoid anything that doesn’t have any crystal content at all. If you get your hands on some AAAA top shelf craft grown cannabis you can usually tell immediately by the overwhelming amount of trichome crystals sometimes appearing in a variety of sizes and hues finely coating the cannabis flowers.

    Well Groomed & Green

    Apart from the smell, feel, taste, crystals and colour of your bud another surefire way to tell if you’ve been sold some beautiful dank nugs or a bag of disappointing reggie scrap schwag is to observe the quality of the trim. Your nugs should be big and full and dense with very little stem, leaf, seed or shake content. If you see seeds, sticks, untrimmed leaves, shake or big heavy stems in your bag this is an immediate and obvious indication that the weed is less than quality. Not only is it likely to be underweight due to the extra unwanted material in the bag it also likely won’t provide any potent or desirable effects, especially when compared against some properly cured and groomed beautiful nugs.

    Seeds are another clear and obvious indication that the cannabis you have purchased is not top quality. There should be no seeds of any kind in your bag of cannabis so if you see them at all you will know the bud was not properly tended to before it found its way into your possession. Your bag of dank sunshine should be full of fat, healthy looking, dry but not dried out, vibrantly coloured and delightfully smelling nugs. Anything less than that means you have a less than top quality product on hand.

    If you want to buy some of the best and most beautiful craft grown top shelf cannabis you can find in the online Canadian marketplace today you’ll want to shop with Haute Health on your side! Not only do we publish these new and informative articles each week to help to educate and inform the larger Canadian cannabis community we also strive to sell only the finest cannabis products available to our wonderful customers all over the country!

    Whether you are looking for great prices on strains like Banana OG, Skywalker OG, Presidential OG or some fantastic Death Star OG shatter we have it all with fantastic prices and daily specials that cannot be beat! Stock up on some high quality cannabis products today!

    If you are wondering about the best way to conserve weed and how to make your high last longer you have come to the right place! Trying to save weed can be a difficult task for some as it can be hard to resist the temptation of fun, relaxation and great vibes at all times but just like with candy, alcohol or any other pleasurable experience it is very possible to overindulge and end up feeling like we have experienced too much of a good thing.

    For many people who use cannabis regularly a tight budget is also a big factor in deciding that it is time to restrain themselves and pump the breaks a little bit when it comes to their use of marijuana. What are some of the tried and true methods passed down through the ages from smoker to smoker about how to make your weed last longer and how to save weed when times are hard.

    Smoke Less, Less Often

    This simplest method for how to make weed last longer is to just smoke less of it less often and exert a little more self control and willpower when it comes to tearing through your stash so quickly. When you have access to lots of readily available potent cannabis products but then suddenly find yourself in a situation where you need to be conserving weed it can seem like a sudden and difficult challenge.

    Luckily there are lots of great tips and tricks to help you stay on track and many people have struggled before you and learned things that you can apply to the problems you might face when you attempt to figure out how to conserve your weed. Don’t be surprised if a little (or a lot!) experimentation is required before you land on a method that works for you.

    One of the best and most tried and true methods to start conserving weed is to get yourself a simple weekly pill organizer from a dollar store - the kind seniors or other people who use lots of medications might use to help keep their doses in order. Simply divide up your stash into daily portions making a clear and simple commitment to yourself to be faithful to your goal of only smoking each daily allowance and no more.

    This is a very popular method and works wonders for many people who struggle with self control issues. It is much easier to keep yourself from smoking through your entire stash when you have it divided up in this way in a very clear and easy to understand manner. Furthermore it is easy to be absolutely certain there will be a little bud waiting for you each day which makes this a great option for anyone trying to stretch their stash between long paydays or when you find yourself unable to resupply.

    Just Eat It

    Another great tried and true method and possibly the best way to conserve weed that there is might be to stop smoking it altogether and start baking and cooking with it instead! Cannabis edibles can go a long way for people on a tight budget especially when the goal is to make the high last as long as possible. This is because when you smoke cannabis it comes on quickly but also fades rather fast and you end up smoking more to continue enjoying the sensations it provides.

    When you make and enjoy some potent edibles using some high quality cannabis that has been properly decarboxylated beforehand you can make a small amount of cannabis go a long, long way. When cannabis is used in this manner it takes much, much longer to take effect but also the resulting intoxication last for a much longer duration and can be far more intense and even at times overwhelming.

    Though it may seem counterintuitive to use your entire stash in one go to make a big tray of brownies or some cannabis infused butter or oil for use in cooking it can actually be a very economical solution. This is because even though you will be left without any weed to smoke (unless you were smart and saved some for your daily rationing pill container too!) you will instead have some highly potent brownies, butter or oil to make your food with instead!

    Cannabis edibles can be much stronger and last much longer than cannabis which has been smoked so that means you can get higher for much longer on much less! In fact many people who use this method find using a little cannabis butter on their toast in the morning and then eating a cannabis infused meal at lunch and/or dinner is more than enough to be able to spend the vast majority of the day buzzing and feeling great.

    Just be careful not to overdo it and be aware of your own tolerance limits. This may take a bit of trial and error in the early stages in order to get everything right and not end up locked into the couch or even feeling nauseous and unable to function. Once you know just how much your body and mind will require to give you a good buzz that will last you through the day you can plan meals and doses easily and start conserving weed!

    Save Your Roaches & Stems

    Another surefire way to save weed that can be great when used in tandem with a strict rationing schedule and/or making edibles! If you use all three of these methods together you might just have the best way to conserve weed and make your stash last as long as is absolutely possible. If you find yourself tearing through your baggies quickly because you hit the bong too often or only smoke blunts then maybe it is time to switch it up and try one or all of these techniques.

    It may not smell great but if you have a little tin or lidded jar available keep it near your ashtray or wherever you do most of your joint smoking. This method of course assumes you enjoy smoking joints whether you buy pre-rolls or enjoy rolling them yourself. Whenever you are smoking a joint try to avoid smoking it right to the very end and stubbing out just a little nub and a filter into the ashtray. Instead finish smoking your joint much earlier and leave yourself a nice sized roach that you can pop into your tin or jar for later. Then when the day comes and you find yourself unable to resupply or in need of making your current stash last you will have the option of breaking up a roach or two to make yourself a yucky but effective emergency bowl.

    You can also use a similar method when busting up your nugs and buds with a grinder for use in your bong, pipe or for rolling joints with. When you remove the buds from the stems instead of just tossing them away you can also keep the stems and other little non-smokable bits in the tin or jar you have put aside for them. Then when you are without cannabis for a bit or need to make your baggie last for a much longer time than usual you can make yourself some lovely cannabis tea using the stems - see our recent blog on the subject for a simple and fun recipe that works great!

    Accessorize

    When you are trying to save weed it also helps to have the right tools on your side. If you have been smoking bowls from a bong with a giant bowl on it and busting up your weed using a simple two piece grinder chances are pretty high that you are wasting quite a lot of cannabis or at the very least using a lot more than you really need to. If you consider changing up your methods and getting some more efficient tools you may discover that you don’t need to change much else about your smoking habits to start conserving weed.

    A three piece grinder with a kief catcher is a great investment for any serious cannabis smoker which practically pays for itself the first time you run out and remember you have some crystal THC dust waiting for you at home in the bottom chamber. Having a decent sized grinder with a nice deep kief catcher means you will be able to collect large amounts of this precious resource which can also help your toking go a lot longer than it otherwise could.

    In order to make your weed last longer once you have a bit of a kief collection built up in the device you can start to smoke much smaller bowls in a small pipe or bong and add a sprinkle of the kief crystal on top for an extra punch. This way you will still be able to get as high as you would like while using less of the nugs you are trying to make last through to your next chance to resupply.

    A dugout and one hitter is also a great option both for conserving your cannabis and also for smoking small hits of weed with a little dusting of kief. Just load your dugout up with ground cannabis and when you press your “bat” or one hitter into the cannabis to fill it you can do the same to your kief and add a nice dusting of extra THC potency. Many people swear by this method as it is quick, convenient and easy to manage and you might be surprised how easy it is to make your bag last this way!

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    Some great varieties currently in stock include $9 grams of Banana OG, $7 grams of Skywalker OG, $40 Death Star OG shatter and some supremely good $10 Presidential OG. Stock up today and make sure you have enough in your stash box to last you to your next opportunity to resupply!

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    What is kief? Kief is the name for the sticky and powdery crystalline substance that coats all of your cannabis buds and is often left as a residue on the surface of grinders or scissors when you use them to bust them up! Many grinders include what is known as a “kief catcher” - an extra chamber in the bottom of the device separated from the chamber where the ground bud is collected by a very fine screen. The fine particles of kief that collect and accumulate in the bottom of the grinder have saved many a cannabis smoker from an unexpected drought and can also be used to enhance the effects of your already potent freshly packed bowl or rolled joint.

    Collection of weed kief is not a new phenomenon and has occurred for likely as long as human beings have used cannabis both recreationally and medicinally. That is to say that people have been using marijuana kief for many thousands of years indeed! Some cultures and cannabis communities actually come to prefer it for its purity and high potency and then sought to cultivate it above all other forms of the cannabis flower.

    What is Kief?

    When the luminous resin trichomes on cannabis flowers that cover the leaves and buds of the cannabis plant are collected together into a separate sticky powder substance this powder is most often referred to as kief or keef. Marijuana trichomes are very small and bulbous glands that protrude out from the surface of the leaves and buds of late stage cannabis plants that are ready for cultivation. It is possible to intentionally remove these trichomes from the plant material and gather it together in a fine and sticky powder and this powder is most commonly what is referred to as kief.

    The word “kief” has its roots in the Arabic language and comes from a term meaning “pleasure” or “intoxication” and it is easy to see why! Because kief contains such a high concentration of cannabis terpenes and cannabinoids it is far more potent than smoking ordinary cannabis buds and flowers. In fact when you use kief for yourself you will discover that one of the first rules of the game is that a little goes a very long way!

    It is important to note however that even though marijuana kief is much more potent than ordinary cannabis buds and flowers it is still less potent than a isolate or extraction such as shatter weed, oils or waxes.

    Other names for kief are “dry sift” or “pollen” however it is fairly uncommon for anyone to use these terms and most often the name kief is the preferred nomenclature. It should look shimmery and powderlike and have the shape of very fine crystals. Exceptionally high quality weed kief will also likely appear generally light tan in colour or sometimes even blonde and should provide a highly potent and pleasing cannabis aroma. If your kief is green then it likely still contains some trace plant matter and is less pure.

    How To Use Kief

    Many cannabis connoisseurs enjoy using kief because of its powerful and potent effects due to the high concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes found within it. Using kief can often provide a more consistently powerful high compared to some other forms of cannabis that are available. The potency of kief is of course determined by the type of flower used to produce it and it will only be as potent as the original bud can potentially be. But using any strain in the form of kief allows you to use smaller amounts to achieve the same effects you might experience if you had a much larger quantity of the raw ground bud.

    While the potency is a matter of the source material most samples of kief test at a purity level of upwards of 50% THC content which is staggeringly high compared to most strains of cannabis in their ordinary form. Most typical strains of cannabis available nowadays have a THC content level of between 10-15% with the more potent craft and quad cannabis flowers clocking in between 15-30% total THC content.

    While all of this sounds great it can be easy for someone to go a long time as a cannabis user without ever learning about kief or discovering the kief catcher on the bottom of the grinder. Many are the tale of the newbie stoner who used the same grinder for years before learning about the kief catcher and then upon opening their grinder they discover a bounty of compressed crystal overflowing from the chamber.

    But how do you know what to do with kief and what is the best way to use kief? And why would someone choose smoking kief instead of regular cannabis flowers? One reason a person may desire to start smoking kief instead of whole cannabis buds would be to increase the amount of terpenes and cannabinoids they ingest while also increasing the potency level and maximizing the desired effects. Another reason someone might enjoy smoking kief instead of ordinary cannabis flowers would be because without all the extra green plant matter the smoking experience is a more pure and less harsh and harmful one.

    Weed kief is both easy to extract and simple to use so you should have no difficulty getting into this method of cannabis use yourself no matter your level of experience. Not only can you simply smoke it the same way you would any other form of ground cannabis product you could also put kief in a vape pen or into some edibles to avoid the experience of inhaling any kind of harsh smoke at all while still maximizing the effects of your cannabis.

    Best Way to Use Kief

    Patience is a virtue and that is certainly true when it comes to collecting kief in most cases. Unless you have access to a lot of high quality cannabis and the time to process it you may be waiting for a spell like the rest of us ordinary folk for the kief catcher in your grinder to fill. There are some things you can do to help speed this process along of course.

    First and foremost make sure you are actually using a three chamber grinder with a kief catching bottom chamber. Most grinders are designed this way by default these days but not every single one will have the third chamber with the screen and catcher. Never checked your own grinder at home? Grab it firmly by the midsection and twist the bottom piece off and you may be in for a happy surprise!

    Some things to watch out for while you are trying to collect your kief over the course of grinding up your cannabis and using it as you normally would would be the clogging of the screen and the overfilling of the chamber. Keep an eye on both of these things and clean the screen with a fine brush semi-routinely to make sure all of those beautiful kief crystals can find their way to the bottom of the grinder.

    Some people also like to place a small heavy coin in the upper collection chamber of the grinder such as a nickle if your grinder is large enough for it. When grinding up the bud shaking up the grinder with the coin inside helps to knock free some extra kief and send it down to the screen and kief catching chamber below!

    Another way to collect some marijuana kief if you do happen to have access to large quantities of cannabis and an oversized very fine sifter or screen would be to skip all of the waiting and process your buds into kief. One ideal kind of screen you could use is a silk screen which is the same time of screen often used for t-shirt printing and can be found at most art supply stores. In order to sift cannabis make sure you get a silk screen with an LPI (lines per inch) rating of between 80 and 270 LPI.

    Depending on how serious you want to get about sifting your bud you may want to select a series of screens with a various range of LPI ratings from larger to small while still falling between the 80 and 270 LPI range. This will allow you to sift your material over and over using finer and finer screen sizes making sure that you remove absolutely all of the green plant matter that you possibly can. If you’d rather not do this extra work you can simply get the finest screen size possible and sift your material using only the single size.

    If you’re ready to get really serious about how to use kief and collect it in the most efficient manner you could also invest in a kief box or a flat screened sifter box which are both available online from specialty cannabis retailers.

    The best method for collecting your kief using any of these aforementioned screens is to add a large amount of ground cannabis to the screen and push it around and back and forth across the screen over and over with an old gift card or credit card or another suitable piece of solid plastic.Make sure you use a container under the screen of course to collect your kief!

    You can also save yourself a whole lot of trouble and work by just buying kief that has been processed for you available at your favourite online dispensary!

    How to Smoke Kief

    Now that you know what to do with kief and how to collect it it’s time to learn about how to actually smoke it! You can of course also use it to make edibles like cannabutter or infused oils or put it into your favourite vape for a smoke free option but if you want to know how to smoke it let’s look at some of the best options.

    Smoking kief is generally very easy and fun and you can do so using devices you likely already have on hand if you are already smoking cannabis regularly. Collect a small pinch and put it in your favourite pipe or bong and take a small toke. Alternatively you can also “dust” a bowl or a joint you are rolling with a bit of extra kief to increase the potency and power of your smoke.

    If you are feeling daring you can collect a large amount of kief and try rolling an entire joint or blunt with it. This is a great treat for a party situation where a little puff on the joint will go a long way for everyone who gets handed it. We don’t advise attempting to smoke one of these on your own unless your personal tolerance is very high.

    Another fun method how to smoke kief and a blast from the past is to use the hot knife method which you may remember from your highschool days. Simply heat up a knife on the stove and use the red hot tip to press into another knife blade with a little bit of kief on the tip. Inhale the resulting smoke with a straw and enjoy!

    If you’d like to buy some buds to get started on your own kief collection at home we have some great options in store for you at Haute Health. Pick up some great Skywalker OG, some highly potent Banana OG or if you’re feeling presidential grab yourself a sack of some top notch Presidential OG which should make some very fine kief indeed. If you’d rather just grab a high quality concentrate and just enjoy some highly potent shatter weed we also have wonderful Death Star OG shatter available in store.

    FAQ

    Does kief get you higher than bud?

    Kief is more potent than bud because it is made up of only the crystallized trichomes and cannabinoids which coat cannabis buds and give them the majority of their THC content.

    Is kief dangerous?

    No.

    What is the point of kief?

    Kief is concentrated crystalized cannabis and is extremely potent meaning you can use much less to much greater effect.

    Is kief indica or sativa?

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    The kief strain will be identical to the source bud. That is to say there is both indica and sativa kief.

    Can you roll a blunt with just kief?

    You can! Whether or not you can finish smoking it without help is another question.

    How can you tell if mold is kief?

    Mold and kief look almost nothing alike. Kief is crystalline and powdery and It can be slighly sticky if the source bud was very high in resin. Mold is furry and looks obviously like spoilage. Do not smoke moldy weed.

    How do you store kief properly?

    Most people just keep theirs in the bottom kief catching chamber of their grinder! You can get a larger grinder for this purpose and try to collect a lot of it over time. Alternatively if you are collecting a lot you can store it in a cool dry place in a sealed container.

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    Congratulations friend! You’ve decided to dive into the exciting and fun world of cannabis smoking, weed storage, grinding and other such weed accessories! There is a huge and seemingly endless amount of random seeming ephemera available in head shops and available from specialty online retailers and making sense of what items are helpful, which are simply novelty and which are absolutely essential can seem like a daunting task all on its own.

    Let’s take a little trip together and take a look at the vast array of possible tools and toys you might want to invest in as a novice to the exciting and fun world of cannabis use. We’ll also cover what items and objects are absolutely essential to anyone who wants to get serious about developing a real cannabis hobby - and what better time is there to do so than now!

    Stoner Accessories

    So what are the must have marijuana accessories that every stoner should have in their toolkit no matter what their experience level? The one thing this stoner remembers from the Boy Scouts was the motto to “Always be prepared!” and that also applies here as the best practice when assembling your accessory kit is not to only include what you think you need right now but also to have on hand everything you might need for any possible future scenario.

    If that sounds daunting don’t worry, we’re not talking about setting up and tearing down a full campsite here - just making sure you always have the absolute bare minimum of necessary equipment on hand so you are always ready to rock and roll one up.

    The best weed accessories are also the most easily and commonly forgotten ones. Rolling papers are not mandatory but it is always good to have them on hand just in case. You might be surprised how much of a reliable reputation always having a fun variety of rolling paper options on hand will net you.

    A full, functioning and preferably fun lighter should of course be included. It can’t hurt to have a few of these as well. I personally love Clipper lighters for their fun designs and for the fact that you can replace the flint and fuel. In my kit I always make sure i have a few full Clippers, some butane and a package of flints at all times!

    Another important element to not overlook when you are assembling your weed accessory kit is the actual container itself! Sure you could grab an old shoebox or throw everything in a tupperware and leave it at that but why miss out on an opportunity to use something stylish, fun or interesting that sparks joy for you. You could use an old lunchbox with your favourite superheroes on the tin, a stylish designer box from a shopping excursion, a tin can of your favourite grandma cookies, or a wooden box you designed and assembled yourself in your woodshop!

    Marijuana Smoking Accessories

    So we have covered some of the barebones basics that you absolutely must have on hand but what about stoner accessories that make your life as a smoker and cannabis user more easy, enjoyable and even fun?

    One of the must have stoner essentials in any stoner toolkit would have to be a good high quality grinder. Sure you can cheap out and get yourself a simple plastic model or skip one altogether for the old fashioned scissors and a shot glass method but why miss out on a great opportunity to express some personal style, make your life easier and best of all start your own kief collection!

    A high quality three chamber grinder is one of the best weed accessories you can possibly have on hand as it will not only make busting up your bud for smoking an absolute breeze but over time as you use it valuable and highly potent kief will accumulate in the kief catching chamber at the bottom of the grinder. See our recent blog article on the subject for some great ideas for how to use this magical and highly potent crystalized form of cannabis.

    Not only does this make your life easier but you will also have a backup plan if you happen to run out of weed and find yourself unable to resupply for one reason or another say over a weekend or during an unexpected dry spell. Many stoners have had their entire day or weekend totally turned around by the discovery that they have a bounty of available kief to go through when they have run out of cannabis for the first time in a while.

    Another option if you prefer to use a little less elbow grease when you grind your weed is to use an electric grinder and save yourself the effort. There are a few specially designed electric weed grinders available on the market but finding one with a kief catching option will be rare, however you will find you will accumulate quite a lot of the stuff regardless in the chamber of the grinding device.

    You can also simply repurpose an old (or new is better!) coffee grinder and use it to grind your bud from now on. You might want to give any grinder that has been grinding coffee a deep and thorough cleaning to avoid smoking coffee flavoured bud whenever you use it (unless that sounds appealing to you). You may be best off just getting a new and unused one or one of the many specially cool stoner gadgets designed specially for the purpose of grinding your bud.

    Another great item to have in your stash box would be some pre-rolled joint filters and maybe even an easy to use joint rolling machine. Nothing takes the pain out of rolling the perfect joint like having the right tools on hand to do the job quickly and easily,

    If your stash box itself isn’t airtight you may also want to invest in a smaller container like a mason jar or a vacuum sealed container to actually store your weed in. A good old fashioned ziplock bag will always work too.

    Cool Stoner Gadgets

    A stylish and functional ashtray is also a must and a rolling tray makes for a worthwhile investment as well. Both are available in a wide array of sizes and cool styles. Many modern ashtrays you will find online and in head shops might come with some added bells and whistles but a nice big classic ashtray can also make a bold statement too. Just be sure to clean it regularly!

    A nice large rolling tray with a cool design on it is usually an easy find wherever you can buy the coolest weed accessories and it can make the job or organizing your weed and marijuana accessories a much simpler one! Look into a nice metallic Raw rolling tray and if you really want to go all out you can get a stylish magnetic cover and even a magnetic bean bag pillow to rest it on!

    The next three are a matter of personal preference and some cannabis users may never try or use any of these methods at all - and that’s perfectly ok! - but they would be missing out on all the complex and convenient variations of ways you can utilize cannabis products. By making sure you have one of each (at least!) of these devices in your home collection you can be sure you have all of the stoner essentials covered and will be able to use your medical marijuana or recreational cannabis conveniently in virtually any scenario.

    The first of this sacred and holy trinity of gadgets is a small personal pipe. There are an infinite variety of these essential little marijuana smoking accessories available virtually anywhere smoking products or cannabis products are sold. Every true stoner should have a personal favourite and trusted small personal pipe. Whether it is made of hand blown glass, metal, wood, stone, heatsafe silicone, bone or pretty much anything else you can safely smoke out of there is guaranteed to be a style and type of small pipe that is perfect for you.

    The next level up is of course to get yourself a bong. Although using one of these can seem like a challenge they can actually be a lot of fun and are an excellent way to get a lot of THC into your system in a very short period of time. For many veteran smokers a trusty bong becomes the defacto smoking method for both its convenience and powerful potency.

    Don’t be put off by the giant, ornate and sometimes intimidating varieties of bong you may see available on display in most head shops. Chances are good if you look closer up on the top shelves (or simply ask a helpful attendant) you will find there are a wide variety of cool and stylish bongs in a wide range of styles. You can start small with a simple bubbler and work your way up to the more intimidating and specialized models.

    FInally a cannabis vaporizer is the third of the must have stoner accessories on our list. Using cannabis in a vape hits a little differently and some people actually prefer it to the heavier and more sedate body effects that smoking or eating marijuana can provide. It is also a lot easier to use a cannabis vaporizer covertly and quickly when you need to medicate or recreate in a setting where it would otherwise not be possible! If you are into gadgets some of the coolest weed accessories you can find are vaporizers with new and innovative models being released with each passing year.

    Complete Weed Accessories Kit

    No kit - or stash box as they are also commonly called - would ever be complete without a few other simple marijauna accessories included as well which might not be obviously recognized as such. Most of these can be found at any local drug or convenience store and they always come in handy when I am smoking or preparing cannabis at home.

    Eye drops and breath mints are always a good idea in case you suddenly find yourself in a situation where you shouldn’t appear red eyed with cannabis on your breath. A light cologne or perfume (very tightly and securely sealed, perhaps in a separate bag) is also not an awful idea. 

    Toothpicks and q-tips are also good to have on hand for a variety of reasons. Toothpicks - or a safety pin, straight pin or straightened paperclip, etc - are a great tool for emptying stubborn and resin caked bowls into ashtrays, clearing the resin from a bowl or piece, or manipulating cannabis or a small glass screen all without getting your hands dirty.

    Q-tips are handy for cleaning purposes. If you are going to invest in a pipe, bong, vaporizer or perhaps all three you will also want other cleaning supplies such as isopropyl alcohol or a specialized cleaning agent like Orange Chronic which is specially formulated for cleaning stubborn resin from pipes, bongs and other weed accessories.

    Here at Haute Health we may not sell any of that stuff but we do sell the absolute and unquestionable number one thing every stoner needs: incredible dank buds at great prices. No matter what your budget and personal preference Haute Health has fantastic products you can’t find anywhere else at excellent prices.

    Currently featured in the Haute Health shop we have some top notch Sour OG shatter, some specialty 300mg Delta 8 THC tincture, G13 Delta 8 THC Vape Cartridges and CBD full spectrum distillate as well as a wide range of high quality Canadian grown craft cannabis, edibles, capsules, golden teacher mushrooms and more!

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