AKA: Mother’s Little Helpers-by the Rolling Stonesis in the Public Domain. The BEST gifts for Moms. That’s the gift list that I want to put together. Just returning from the Hall of Flowers, I was privy to some of the finest cannabis flowers in the world, shown to me in all forms, from vaporizers (The Ghost comes to mind), to the ever cleverly designed Puffco Peak, there was something for everyone at The Hall of Flowers. Perhaps the greatest element of this B2B event was the opportunity to openly consume our cannabis, without fear of arrest. That stigma alone is my motivating force behind the use of vape pens. They are non antagonistic. They don’t shout: I’m smoking a joint. They are designed for pleasure, some with added terpenes for taste and aromatics, still others are the exemplification of class and comfort against your lips. I was charmed by so many, but I only have room for eleven, so here goes. Moms Little Helper indeed.
Canndescent Rechargeable Vape Pen Luxury COURTESY OF CANNADESCENT
A couple weeks ago I received two small packages of pre-rolls that were unlike anything that I have seen or better yet, smoked prior. The packages were extremely well designed with sleek artwork and utterly mesmerizing color schemes. My childhood spent partially in Miami Beach at my family’s estate (Shangri-La) on Hibiscus Island, was filled with this cheery color array. The boxes scream to me Classical Art Deco, and the Higgs Lifestyle Cannabis experience comes with a twist. That twist would be the perfectly hand stuffed and tiny cannabis cigarettes contained within!
California Cannabis cultivars possess a intriguing quality that changes from place to place. In the language of wine this aromatic descriptor is called Terroir. Quite literally, Terroir means, the taste (or smell) of the specific place. It’s very esoteric language, but it shouldn’t be overwhelming to the lay person. The same holds true for cannabis. There is in my opinion, there are striking differences between growing regions in the propagation of cannabis. The flavors differ wildly from place to place! This is especially true when the strains are grown under their own specific California-radiance of the sun. In the absence of the natural sun, there are the terpenes. These are naturally occurring scents that are added to cannabis oils and concentrates. What terpenes are in the language of the nerds, (I’m definitely one of those) are the scents that define different varieties of cannabis. Perhaps you’ll remember that I’ve discussed this topic prior at some length and here is a refresher on the topic. Terpenes are those scented-things that we recognize in cannabis. Sometimes they smell like pine. Other times they are citrus in their overall demeanor. And then there are the cultivars that smell like your neighbor’s male cat has been roaming around. I want to smoke those! There are more terpenes in cannabis than in wine! I’ve learned to detect many hundreds of nuances in cannabis, some of them exciting and intellectually stimulating. The mysterious umami ones are amalgamations of many scents. As a saucier and a mixologist, (sort of like a chef and a bartender, only deeper) I’ve learned to detect scents and further myself into the experience of the flavors and the buzz. There are many strains of cannabis to taste and evaluate. It’s what I do! Hey, I could be studying butterflies!
I love luxury cannabis goods, if you haven’t guessed that already. I’m always attracted to the n’est pas ultra of the cannabis world because life is short enough, so if I’m smoking cannabis or using other accouterments, I demand the very best.
Land Race Strain. Very Exotic and Rare! Lush! WARREN BOBROW: IPHONE X
Peak Extracts Five Ten Cartridge comes filled with some of the most strain specific, terroir authentic cultivars that I’ve tasted in recent memory. But before I get too far ahead of myself, it wasn’t that many hours since my plane departed from Portland, Oregon. I was out there, not as a journalist, but as a mixologist. This was an unexpected bit of work, and it came at a fine time because I hadn’t been to Portland, Oregon in many months. My last trip out there was amazing. Filled with a series of deep-dives into the periphery of the legal cannabis business. There was so much that I wanted to do, see, eat and smoke, BUT there just wasn’t enough time to see the people I wanted to see, (I’m sorry), nor was I able to get that sit down meal at Pok Pok. I did get take-out, and it was delicious with those wings leading the charge to my palate.
Handsome: Cobra Extracts Battery and 510 Cart (Hidden) WARREN BOBROW: IPHONE X
Luxury European cars are often distinguishable by their distinctively elegant, elongated and heavy key fobs. The ones on German cars in particular seem to stand out by their pure lines and shining chrome accents. When I was sent by forces unknown to write my thoughts about the Cobra Extracts delivery system and their respective gourmet quality oils, I was very intrigued. But being so busy these days comes at a cost with my package containing the Cobra Extracts dispenser and the two 510 carts. I had some travel scheduled and wasn’t planning on making the trip without at least something to lessen the indignities of air travel. That something was to be my fully-charged, easy to conceal in my dob kit alongside my keys-Cobra Extracts oil dispensing implement.
Beverage connoisseurs will delight in Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics, an informative collection of cannabis cocktails and medicinal drinks that, when released, was a top selling book at Tales of the Cocktail (the largest cocktail festival in the world). Mixologist Warren Bobrow, the author of a handful of other cocktail recipe books and creator of the blog The Cocktail Whisperer, artfully pairs the fascinating science behind cannabis chemistry with detailed instructions on how to make stimulating tonics, bitters, syrups, herbal infusions, and more to create a book that any drink and cannabis enthusiast would be excited to check out.
Chongo=Bong Crystal Voyager=pipe WARREN BOBROW: IPHONE X
A couple months ago, the extremely kind and generous artists at Summerland sent me a Chongo and a Crystal Voyager for review. I had a bong already from an earlier article, a Session Bong, with its good looking and easy to hold lines, but when the Chongo arrived it was shelved. Mostly because I’m not a bong guy. I am pretty old-fashioned in my cannabis consumption, and I am not looking to maximize my experience by ingesting large amounts of smoke in a forthright, concentrated manner. I utilize my Genius Pipe, so easy on the lungs, and just the right amount of smoke. But when I have the hankering for something a bit more intense, I reach for my water-pipe to cool that smoke, and offer a bit of a lift. So, my writing about the Summerland Bong and pipe in Forbes, took a Social Media note from Summerland to remind me of my obligations, one that I take very seriously. Sorry for my negligence, I’ve been a bit busy…
Rene Descartes stated: “I think, therefore I am”, and nothing could lead me closer to finding the truth than enjoying this specific path to enlightenment. How is this done in the modern context?
By slipping a couple of these tasty little SUM Microdose charms under your tongue, that’s how. Micro-dosing tiny sublingual mints of the highest quality brings the curious CBD and THC imbiber closer to the true meaning of healing. This can be achieved in very small ways. How is this done? Each perfectly formed mint has a curiously refreshing quality in each micro-dosed sublingual. The label states focus and what is delivered does just that, in a precision dosed amount that balances CBD (the healing substance in cannabis, and in hemp), and THC, found in cannabis. When THC is balanced against CBD, a curious conundrum known as the Entourage Effect takes place. Contrary to the popular belief that higher THC levels are more important towards, ‘getting high’ than low THC levels. And those that balance CBD to THC are right on the money.
When one thinks“Jersey Fresh”they immediately think about the successful marketing campaign for ‘Jersey’ grown fruits and vegetables. And rightfully so, because New Jersey is the Garden State, or so it says on our license plates. Over yonder, near Secaucus, New Jersey, another revolution is taking place. It is Jersey Fresh, 100%, just a different kind of produce is being nurtured. Here, at the Harmony Dispensary, they grow all of their fine medical cannabis, right on site. You can’t get much more Jersey Fresh than this. And, by the mental photographs that are encapsulated in my brain from visiting the grow, thank you. And a massive thank you goes to Shaya Brodchandel for your kindness by sharing your very special, “Jersey Fresh” grow with me.