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  • What grinders do you use the most?
    When I first got my Zeus Vortex with the transparent top, I thought it was more gimmicky than practical.

    The see-through top has really grown on me, though, and it communicates when the grind is complete. I find myself going to this grinder repeatedly, especially when the herb is very fresh and moist.

    For achieving medium- and fine- grind, I am quite pleased with this Vortex.

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  • Flower, Payments, and Risk
    , the Canadian dollar is 73 cents on the US dollar today.

    So,$6.00 -$12.50 CAD translates to $4.38 USD - $9.13 USD.

    As of right now, it is far more affordable to be a dry herb toker in Canada than in Pennsylvania.
  • Which is the Fastest Vaporizer on the market?
    , if you are a solo desktop guy, then some things factor in:

    1. Home use means that a corded 110 volt device is an option. A butane-heated device is probably another option for you, as you probably don't worry about prying eyes at home.
    2. Solo means that you don't want herb cooking between your own tokes. So, you will either want a balloon-filling device or a fast-hitter with repetitive cooldowns between hits.
    3. You describe that your convection Herbalizer 'takes forever', and that you like the speed of a cartridge vape pen.

    ^Does this sound about right?

    If so, I recommend that you stay away from a pure convection vape (slower to heat up than conduction or butane devices). I'm leaning towards the following for you:

    -the Dynavap (butane),
    -the Sticky Brick (butane),
    -the Pax 3 (conduction),
    -the Mighty, (convection/conduction),
    -the Arizer Solo II (conduction heat),
    -the Healthy Rips Fury 2 (conduction/convection)
    -the Magic Flight Launch Box (conduction)
    -or, using balloons with your Herbalizer, and experimenting with different temps and different grind coarseness
  • Get your fav vape and watch Black Mirror Bandersnatch
    , I hate you for telling me about this on a work night! I won't get any sleep this evening, haha
  • Flower, Payments, and Risk


    We Canadian medical users are paying $6 - $12.50 CAD for a gram of dry pharmaceutical herb.

    Canadian provincial government retailers, like Quebec's SQDC or Alberta's Gaming and Liquor and Cannabis Commission, charge between $7.25 and $14.00 CAD per gram.

    Canadian recreational retailers like Fire and Flower or Nova Cannabis, charge $10 to $18 CAD per gram.



    (see sample screenshots below)

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  • Which is the Fastest Vaporizer on the market?


    Do you vape solo at home at the desk, or do you group sessions? Are you on the go and seeking a portable that is suitable for the ski hill or walking the dog?

    (I ask because your use case will help narrow down the suggestions)
  • Get your fav vape and watch Black Mirror Bandersnatch


    Dude, you have now created conflict in my household! My wife and I are arguing over what choices to make on behalf of the Bandersnatch protagonist, gah!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6542169/Black-Mirrors-Bandersnatch-fans-create-detailed-flowchart-possible-endings.html

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  • Get your fav vape and watch Black Mirror Bandersnatch


    Thank you for this interactive movie suggestion!

    I've got Netflix and Bandersnatch queued up, and my good friend AK-47 and I are going in!

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  • What's your favorite vape accessory? This thing is awesome!


    OMG, that Marley tray is beautiful! Does it come with a soft carrying case?

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  • Do you prefer Indica or Sativa for pain relief?


    I also take this Osteo Joint Ease health supplement for my arthritis knee pain. It noticeably reduces the daily ache, and I am grateful that it's made of natural ingredients and costs less than a dollar per day (3 tablets daily dose). Costco sells them in two-packs.

    CBD and this stuff have really helped me manage arthritis pain.

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  • What's your favorite vape accessory? This thing is awesome!


    Interesting thread!

    As a fan of whole flower, my own three favorite accessories are:

    1. Skilletools Honeybun dabber and pick; excellent for dabbing, cleaning, scraping, tamping.
    2. Baking tool: 1/4 teaspoon for loading bowls and chambers.
    3. Herb funnel (for those pesky small vape chamber openings)

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  • Do you prefer Indica or Sativa for pain relief?


    My dispensary has a strain called Pennywise it is Harlequin crossed with Jack the Ripper it is around 7% THC and 9% CBD. I mix that into all my strains which are typically 17-20% THC. I haven’t tried any higher %, but mixing my Pennywise into all my doses has done the trick.

    Jack the Ripper and Cannatonic are two of my go-to strains, also! I often mix them 1:1 for my evening microdosing. I really enjoy the mild body euphoria and pleasant cerebral effects.
  • Do you prefer Indica or Sativa for pain relief?


    I am curious to know if you have found success with indicas or sativas for your pain relief?

    I've been a recreational user since 1981, and a medical user since 2016. I use cannabis to treat insomnia, general stress/anxiety, arthritis pain, and interestingly enough: congestion and seasonal allergies.

    I have found that no single strain or product gives me more than a couple hours of arthritis pain relief. However, if I combine 30mg edible tincture CBD oil in the morning, with microdosing of whole flower after work, I can mute the knee-throbbing pain for almost a whole day.

    I have also found that whole-flower cannabis gives me better analgesic and cognitive effects than solvent-extracted concentrates. I attribute this to terpene essential oils and the 'entourage' effect of whole flower.

    After two years of experimenting, I hypothesize that my best pain relief effects come from:

    1. CBD (Cannatonic and Treasure Island are my favorite whole flower CBD strains)
    2. Ocimene terpene (prevalent in OG Kush, Sour Diesel)
    3. Guaiol terpene (prevalent in Sour Diesel)
    4. Beta-caryophyllene (prevalent in Death Star, Girl Scout Cookies, White Widow)

    Here are some of the products from my medicine cabinet today:
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    (missing from the above photo is my beloved Cannatonic flower. I am in the processing of restocking that)
    (Granddaddy Purple isn't a pain relief strain for me, but it is one of my favorite calming and thoughtful strains for unwinding after work)


    My recommendation for your pain relief quest:

    -watch for the strains I've listed above; maybe there's one or two you haven't tried yet

    -because you are a very experienced user, I recommend finding an Avidekel/Tikun Olam CBD tincture oil. That stuff is loaded with terpenes because it is extracted by rosin press, not with solvents. Expect it to be 50% more expensive than the solvent-based oil competitors, but you are getting the full entourage benefits of whole flower with Tikun Olam oil.

    -if you can find essential oils at your local drug store or grocery store, try adding Ocimene and Guaiol to your food or herb. Beta-caryophyllene is also available in essential oil, or you can eat a lot of black pepper and rosemary to get that third terpene.

    I hope this helps!
  • Do you prefer Indica or Sativa for pain relief?


    I find the road less traveled is often more scenic. They say knowledge is power, I say it can also be a trap. When someone thinks they know everything they stop studying and are soon passed by regular people with a thirst for knowledge. It's best to stay curious and keep an open mind.

    I will also testify that non-linear life paths can indeed work! I think the secret to a discovery-based life approach is in possessing 'the rookie's mind':

    • lifelong curiosity,
    • willingness to be a beginner at something,
    • a reverence for other people and their years of experience.

    Here's an illustration that I found particularly resonant.

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  • The Future of Dry Herb and Dry Herb Vaporizers


    Bruce: I, too, am not a big fan of solvent-produced concentrates either. They lose the entourage benefits of the terpenes (ocimene and beta caryophyllene are my good friends!) Not to mention: solvents introduce trace compounds that are undesirable at best.

    I think the value of cartridge concentrates lies in three areas:

    1. when the user has high tolerance for THC (e.g. long-term medical user)
    2. on-the-go convenience (e.g. disposable cartridge pen for a music festival or a day of skiing)
    3. profiting off trendy casual users who can't be bothered with learning cannabis science
  • The Future of Dry Herb and Dry Herb Vaporizers


    To Bruce's original post: I agree that multi-purpose vapes will get the lion's share of the future vaporizer market.

    I also think that the cannabis public is splintering into four distinct markets. My comments on that are quite involved, however, so I'll save that for when I haven't just vaped a bowl off God's Green Crack, hahaha
  • The Future of Dry Herb and Dry Herb Vaporizers


    StarMed makes ventilation soft hoods for people needing breathing therapy:

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    https://healthmanagement.org/products/view/oxygen-hood-for-cpap-therapy-starmed-castar-r-intersurgical

    I think it would be easier to just use an oxygen 'bleed-in' connector that you put between your CPAP mask and your hose tubing.

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    From reading I've done on other cannabis forums, the Arizer Extreme Q is excellent for CPAP connecting. Set your Arizer for 385 F, lowest fan setting, and to auto-shutoff after 2 hrs.

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  • The Future of Dry Herb and Dry Herb Vaporizers


    I am a CPAP user (sleep apnea and snoring). I've actually toyed with the idea of connecting one of my desktop vapes to my CPAP machine. That way, I could inhale a trickle of CBD through the night while I sleep.

    Still haven't figured out how to do it, and how that would affect my CPAP machine functionality, though.

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  • The Future of Dry Herb and Dry Herb Vaporizers


    Dyson vape! Yes, please!

    And if you can please make it head-shaped, so I can put my face in there and vortex my CBD! :)

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  • How do you fix cotton mouth symptoms?
    I am going to order some of these to try for dry mouth:

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