I chose Islamorada strictly because of the name. My dad was stationed in the Keys in the Navy, my brother was born there, & I grew up going to Key Largo every weekend. The Keys are dear to my heart, so why wouldn't I want to try a heavy indica honoring this beloved place?? Choosing cannabis based on the name of the strain doesn't always go well, but this was a happy exception.
Kief is a very quick and easy way to cook with cannabis. Kief is the trichomes, or resign glands, that develop on the flower buds & sugar leaves of cannabis. You'll hear me refer to it on buds as the "frosty goodness". The trichomes are what contain all of the cannabinoids, terpenes & flavonoids that make each cannabis strain potent, unique & effective.
What is decarboxlation? It's only the first and most important step in any DIY cannabis concoction if you want that psychoactive, euphoric effect. It's so paramount, I wanted it to stand alone as it's own post. Decarboxylation is the process that activates the compounds in cannabis. Without this step, ingesting cannabis will NOT get you high.
During this pandemic (& really always), doctors suggest we stop or limit combustion. We have to keep our lungs as healthy as possible! If you are a joint lover like me, this is easier said than done. Enter: the dry flower vaporizer. While a dry flower vape is still inhalation, it is much safer for your lungs because you can control the temperature to which the plant material is heated. Instead of 900 degrees, dry flower vapes use convection or conduction to heat your flower to lower temps. There are a lot of options out there, all with their own pros & cons (see my previous post for 8 of the most recommended). I went with the Crafty+ from Storz + Bickel. The video goes more into detail, but here are the highlights.
In this video, I talk about tolerance breaks, suggestions for people with a high THC tolerance, and suggestions for those with a low THC tolerance.
The world of CBD can be daunting. Why does it seem to be in everything and how do you know what is a quality product!? With little regulation, it's buyer beware, and be educated. The information below reviews where CBD comes from, why it is beneficial to our bodies, the different types, what to look for when shopping for good CBD, and a few companies and CBD products I love.
Munchies - some hate them, I love them. At times, Chron's can leave me with no appetite. A meal goes from delectable to daunting, & for someone who loves food, it's a terrible feeling. Yet, thanks to cannabis, gone are the days I have to suffer. A few hits, or an edible & *BOOM* 15 minutes to an hour later I'm actually enjoying lunch instead of having anxiety about it. Why though?