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Boulderites Don’t Drive Drunk, Mostly. Do They Drive High??

February 21st, 2024

  Driving and THC.  OR Blood Drunk or Blood Stoned is a dilemma in Boulder and elsewhere . First, a warning and some abbreviations. For the cannabinoid primarily responsible for getting us buzzed we look to  Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol, I’ll use the shorthand “THC.” No longer a great abbreviation because Delta-8 and Delta-10 are becoming more a part of the language. “Cannabinoid” is simply a chemical found in the cannabis plant. Not every one of the 105+ cannabinoids are found in every plant, and percentages vary. Finally, this blog may take an extra bit of... Read More

Why I Do Not Smoke Or Vap, The Magic Butter Machine And A Perfect Cup Of Coffee

February 17th, 2024
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  I smoked for decades. Since 1966 back East and then since 1975 in Boulder.  My delivery systems ranged from joints and bongs, to a  coconut water pipe with the farmer of Negil on Xmas Eve some decades ago, and more. Hotels all come with rolling papers if you get stuck. The Gideon’s Bible has several blank pages in each volume, and it works fine. Then I read the list of the 100 plus chemicals that were added to my inhale by the combustion of the flower. While vaping was convenient, I had ongoing concerns. First, the cartridges, in a legal state (assuming that government testing prevents... Read More

The Stoned Munchies: Fabulous Food With Solid Science!

January 26th, 2024
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Have you ever wondered whether cannabis actually makes Boulderites hungry? Is there any “real” science to support the “stoned munchies?” As we have always known, the answer is a resounding “YES!” Diet control as to timing, choices, and quantities are key to good health and to feeling good. And the latest science confirms that in fact smoking cannabis does trigger the stoned munchies. I believe  that oil made from whole flower is a dramatic appetite stimulant, while smoking or vaping, which I avoid in any event, has less of an appetite stimulus impact. That is... Read More

Delta-8 THC AND ME. For Me Or Not For Me…That Is The Question!

January 21st, 2024
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  Is Delta-8 THC ok for Boulderites to consume? Here are 5 reasons for saying “sure, fire up,” and 5 reasons to say “not today thank you.” The chemistry of Delta-8 THC compared to the well-known Delta-9 THC is a fantastic topic! For another day. For today, know that both are cannabinoids, since they occur naturally in the cannabis plant, and while Delta-9 THC is present in significant and commercially useful amounts, Delta-8 is not. It is a trace cannabinoid in the plant. BUT it can be readily made from hemp-derived CBD. Remember that “THC” is “tetrahydrocannabinol,”... Read More

Boulder Celebrates the Top Ten Toke Triumphs of the Last Ten Years.

January 3rd, 2024
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Success is EASY! Just Work Hard! It’s been 10 years since Boulder and Colorado launched the first legal recreational marijuana market in the world and became a pioneer in drug reform. Ten years ago, 2015,     Colorado experienced its first legal marijuana sales. As always, Colorado was a nationwide leader. Now, after well over a decade of work by activists, civilians, legislators, medical people, laboratory experts, marketing experts,  and the rest of us, we have marijuana sales recreationaly and medically. We have a lab-tested safe source of marijuana, absent mold, pesticides, and other... Read More

Boulder’s Marijuana Mega-Brains!

January 2nd, 2024

  Can I fail a pot test after smoking?  After NOT smoking? Even in Boulder ??? Every blog addressing great words is especially fun in Boulder! We’re SMART. We have GREAT vocabularies, And we have an unquenchable desire for knowledge.  For many of us, that means learning more about our favorite drug, marijuana.  While not for everyone, it is certainly the drug of choice for some. and Boulder has long been pot-centric in many ways. Just as “shared knowledge is power,” we simply must know as much as possible about chemistry we introduce into our bodies.  That means for some... Read More

From Boulder and I Do Not Smoke Weed

December 30th, 2023

  I’m a long time lover of the Devil’s Lettuce, and all of its 105+ cannabinoids. I am however not a fan of the 100+ chemicals which combustion adds to to cannabis. Meaning I do not like smoking. Cannabis yes. Combustion no. I am not a fan of edibles, since they typically have one or both of two cannabinoids; THC and CBD. What about the other 103+ cannabinoids? To fit the market I suspect, most flower seems to have high THC and zero CBD. Selfishly personally I prefer flower with all of the cannabinoids present. For the enhancement of the “unpleasant side effects” I... Read More

Dispensary Etiquette: The Right Way To Shop For Cannabis

December 1st, 2022

The art of being a budtender is making customers feel comfortable and excited about purchasing cannabis. There are many elements that dispensaries provide to make these emotions happen: flowering house plants, relaxing music, local artwork, a shop dog, and much more. The one element that is out of the dispensary’s hands is how customers interact with their staff and the other patrons. With emotions flying, I can understand how you can get carried away or find yourself in your own world. Whether it’s your first time or you are a veteran shopper, consider the following elements that you bring... Read More

Organic Cannabis: Why wouldn’t you?

January 11th, 2022

I, like all other people, have my opinions on political and social arguments. Same sex marriage, a woman’s right to choose, fracking. Most of these things, I chose to vote on when the time comes, leaving my personal opinion out of conversations at work, The Pearl Street Pub, and the dinner table. However, the one topic I will speak for, anytime, anywhere, at any dinner table is the importance of growing and producing organic food. Purple Peppers,  Gala Apples, and Palisade Peaches. Pesticide free and grown with love. These are all things we hunt for at the farmers market every year, waiting... Read More

Light(en) Up, Lyons!

April 1st, 2021

High five to you, Colorado! So many wonderful things have happened in our first year of recreational cannabis sales. By the time April 20th, 2014 rolled up, our state had collected over $10,000,000 in taxes from recreational cannabis sales. Crime rates have gone down and there is a whole new job market which has exceeded the number of law enforcement officers–statewide. Sorry, Nebraska and Oklahoma, I think we’re here to stay. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the dusty town of Lyons. With their 25 mile per hour speed zones and classically cow painted dairy bar, how could... Read More

Cannabis for Seniors

February 24th, 2018

With the legalization of cannabis across more states and the stigma surrounding the plant and its users shifting, so has the demographic of people benefiting from the plant. According to the CDC, Americans aged 55-64 who use marijuana regularly has risen by 455%. Those aged 65 and older has risen by 333% from 2002-2014. Why is this shift occurring and how can seniors benefit from cannabis? We know that each person has their own endocannabinoid system. The endocannabioid system has recently been recognized as the most important modulatory system within the body. It is responsible for regulating... Read More

Grow Room Setup Checklist

March 18th, 2017

When you are setting up your grow area, you need to do a few things to ensure a better chance of successful growing. Your grow room (even if it is a closet) needs to have the following features: It must be clean! If it is not, clean it up really well before you start growing in there. By cleaning, I don’t just mean tidy and uncluttered. It must be free of mold, mildew, bugs and other things that can infest your plants. Wipe all of the services you will be using with rubbing alcohol just to be safe. It must be dry. Excess moisture can create real problems for your plants, including mold and... Read More

Congress, Can’t We All Get “A-Bong?”

March 16th, 2017

Remember last week when we discussed how, in contrast to President Obama, the Trump administration may be enforcing federal marijuana laws, regardless of legalization at the state level? Well, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that if Congress did not like his hardline approach towards criminalizing marijuana, they should change the law. That sounds like a threat. There is no doubt we have reached a virtual weed watershed. Twenty-eight states have decriminalized marijuana, and 8 states, plus D.C., are permitting anyone over 21 to toke up. According to the latest Quinnipiac National Poll, 70... Read More

Consumption Junction

January 23rd, 2017

Where do you go to consume marijuana legally in Boulder?  A perplexing question for the thousands of tourists who come to our city looking for the “cannabis experience.”  Even more disappointing, the residents who live here don’t have access to a legal space either.  As a matter of fact, adults over the age of 21 may consume marijuana on private property with the homeowners permission— and that’s it!  Even if you rent, take a minute to check your lease for addenda about cannabis consumption.  Chances are, consumption is prohibited anywhere on the property, including the confines... Read More

Five Things You Need To Know: Cannabis in Colorado

November 5th, 2014

Marijuana in Colorado just isn’t what it was in Vermont. I mean that in the most wonderful of ways. Cannabis has been a part of my life for over ten years, but when I relocated to Colorado in 2012, my perspective changed. The pot sold in dispensaries is grown by horticulturists who have tailored the cannabis plant, providing classic strains and creating new ones. It’s truly one giant experiment that starts in seed and ends in indulgence. Without trying to sound like a Disney movie, it’s a whole new world! With a new world comes curiosity and even fear. I intend to explore with... Read More