It’s no secret 2020 wasn’t the best of all years. That’s why Cannabis City is making 2021 the year of YOU! We think everyone could use a little stress relief, calmness, and relaxation after the past 365 days. Luckily for us, we live in the Pacific Northwest, which is full of activities to elevate the mind, body, and spirit, even in the winter. Below are some great things you can do that pair up amazingly with cannabis so you can do a little something for yourself and make 2021 the year of YOU!
We are fortunate in the Pacific Northwest to be surrounded by an abundance of hiking trails. Whether you want to head to Mt. Rainier or just a quick run around Green Lake, the options are endless. Just remember, Mary can dehydrate you, so bring extra H2O. Need a little help finding the right spot for you? Start Here – https://www.wta.org/go-outside/hikes
Shoot for the Shores
The beach is just a hop away in the Northwest, making it an excellent place for a classic stay-cation. You can head to the shores of Chelan or out to Westport and Ocean Shores for a quick weekend getaway. And with tons of Air B&B options at all locations, you can feel good about giving back to the local community and supporting small businesses.
Food and cannabis go hand-in-hand. Why wouldn’t they? After all, cannabis is an herb! You can try it in a recipe or just use it for inspiration. Either way, let’s eat!
There’s nothing more relaxing than staring out at the calm waters waiting for a fish. So naturally, it lends well to cannabis. Remember, though, fishing isn’t available year-round, and you need a license. You can learn more here – https://www.fws.gov/fishing/
Yoga is a great way to relax your mind, body, and spirit and leave you feeling refreshed and taken care of. Try finishing off your routine with a little cannabis, or indulge along the way. You’ll thank yourself.
Head for the Hills
Beautiful mountains surround the northwest. And winter is a great time to explore them. Take a day trip up and come home to some hot cocoa and a movie. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Camping is a great way to get away and unplug. You can camp in a tent or rent a trailer or motorhome like an Air B&B. With so many gorgeous sites around the Pacific Northwest, the most challenging part will be deciding on a spot.
Who doesn’t like a little cannabis with their video games? It’s a great way to get lost in a story or solve a mystery. Invite a couple of friends, and you have an instant good time. And with wireless remotes, you can still stay safe and six feet apart.
Canna get a spa day?
Skip the high-prices of going to a fancy spa and have a high-spa day at home. There are tons of fantastic cannabis wellness products that can help you set up the perfect relaxation-station at home. From bath bombs to lotions to tinctures to chocolates, it will have you in a moment of zen in no time.
Meditation is a great way to clear your mind and gain a new perspective. And after 2020, I think we all could use a little more. Add a little cannabis to the mix, and you have the perfect recipe for relaxation.
Who doesn’t like a Pumpkin Spice bong rip? At Cannabis City, we decided to test our pipe making skills with festive fall squashes. You can use any squash you like; we chose a Pumpkin and Delicata squash for ours.
Squash or Squashes of your choice. We chose Pumpkin and Delicata Squash
Drill with assorted drill bits
Simple Pumpkin Carving Kit
1 Glass stem
1 Glass Bowl
If using a long thin squash, like the Delicata, start by drilling through the end of the squash as far in as you can. We used a medium-sized drill bit to assure excellent airflow.
Next using a drill bit slightly smaller in diameter from your bowl piece, drill from the top when the squash is lying down at a sight angle away from the end with the hole (be sure to start at the length of the drill bit used to created the long tunnel so that you will drill into the other drill hole.)
Once you are confident, your tunnels match up, put bowl piece into the top hole. Load up and enjoy! We found this squash to work well and was completely air-tight.
For our pumpkin, we chose a sugar pie pumpkin as it is a great size to hold and will not require as much inhaling to use as a larger one. We started by removing the top using basic carving tools.
We then emptied out the inside as if we were going to do a regular pumpkin carving.
Next, using a bit a little smaller in diameter than our stem piece, we drilled at a downward angle about 1/3 down from the top of the pumpkin. We then put the stem piece into this hole.
Directly across from that hole, we drilled a smaller hole at a similar angle downward and put our bowl piece inside. Place the top back on pumpkin.
We found this pipe to be functional but not quite as airtight as the Delicata squash. But we LOVE the look! Perhaps next time we will try it without removing the top and just drilling into the center. Let us know how your festive fall pipes come out!
If you’ve been smoking marijuana for awhile, you’ve probably heard advice on how to properly store your flower. Some say sticking it away in the freezer is best, while others claim that it really doesn’t matter. If you don’t use cannabis every day or you prefer to buy in bulk, you’ll want to make sure to store it safely.
Much like fine wine, cannabis ages well in a cool, dark place. Mold and mildew on your plants will thrive in temperatures between 77 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit, and they also love humidity. Excessive heat exposure will cause the cannabinoids and terpenes that have taken months to develop to dry out.
Two other factors to consider are light and air. Harmful UV rays break down many organic and synthetic materials, and they will degrade your cannabis products over time. And while cannabis needs plenty of oxygen to grow, too much air will speed up the degradation process once it’s being stored. But if it gets no air at all, the relative humidity will be affected.
The ideal way to keep your flower properly stored is in a glass jar or similar container, stashed in a cool, dry place away from the sunlight. Also, keep your strains separate if possible to maintain their individual flavor profiles. And don’t worry about putting it in the freezer — those freezing temperatures can cause the little trichomes to become brittle and break off.
Have you been looking at buying a vaporizer recently? It could be due to the health benefits over smoking, or maybe you’re looking for the unique flavor that comes with vaporizing.
No matter what your reason is—you’re making the right choice. Vaporizing cannabis provides a unique flavor and a different high than smoking. It’s a fantastic alternative to smoking and many also allow you to easily consume concentrates (wax, oil).
That being said, picking the right vaporizer can be downright difficult.
If you’ve shopped around for a vaporizer recently you know the selection can be overwhelming. There are over 100 brands of vaporizers available for sale right now in 2018: Arizer, Davinci, Goboof, Firefly, Pax, Vapir, Volcano… and that doesn’t even scratch the surface.
You have more choices picking a vaporizer than you do a car or a cell phone!
Don’t get stressed out though. Our friends at VaporizersDirect have created a workflow to help you pick the perfect one. They’ve tested hundreds of vaporizers and have rounded up the best ones for you.
Just start at the top of the flowchart and answer some questions on the way down. When you reach the bottom you’ll land on the perfect vaporizer.
There’s just one thing to keep in mind before you get started: not all of these vaporizers can handle concentrates. All of them can handle herb so don’t worry about that. If you want to vape concentrates make sure you pick one that can.
This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.