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What’s better than weed and pizza? Weed on pizza. In this 420 episode of Bong Appetit, Abdullah heads to Portland, Oregon to attend the second Puff Puff Pizza Party hosted by the good people of P.R.E.A.M. Pizza. He bonds over his love for pizza pie goodness with P.R.E.A.M. Pizza owner Nick Ford as they whip up some infused pizzas using some of Portland’s finest from Farma Cannabis Dispensary. 


And because every decent party needs goodie bags, Abdullah pops over to visit Orlando Vega of Sour Bhotz and create his own army of infused sour gummy robots -- at over 80mg of THC per Bhot, these little guys pack a punch. Back at the party, the guests chow down on a variety of infused pizzas and Abdullah hops on drums to impress the crowd with his mad stick skills. Pizza for all, and for all, a good night!


An Introduction to Terpenes


The cannabis plant consists of a wide variety of chemicals and compounds. About 140 of these belong to a large class of aromatic organic hydrocarbons known as terpenes (pronounced tur-peens). You may have also heard people talk about terpenoids. The words terpene and terpenoid are increasingly used interchangeably, although these terms do have different meanings. The main difference between terpenes and terpenoids is that terpenes are hydrocarbons (meaning the only elements present are carbon and hydrogen); whereas, terpenoids have been denatured by oxidation (drying and curing the flowers) or chemically modified.

Terpenes are synthesized in cannabis in secretory cells inside glandular trichomes, and production is increased with light exposure. These terpenes are mostly found in high concentrations in unfertilized female cannabis flowers prior to senescence (the condition or process of deterioration with age). The essential oil is extracted from the plant material by steam distillation or vaporization. Many terpenes vaporize around the same temperature as THC (which boils at about 157°C), but some terpenes are more volatile than others. Terpenes also play an incredibly important role by providing the plant with natural protection from bacteria and fungus, insects and other environmental stresses.

It is well established that cannabis is capable of affecting the mind, emotions and behavior. The main psychotropic cannabinoid, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been intensely studied. However, many of the other cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids found in medical marijuana that play a big role in boosting the therapeutic effect of cannabis remain understudied.

Terpenes are common constituents of flavorings and fragrances. Terpenes, unlike cannabinoids, are responsible for the aroma of cannabis. The FDA and other agencies have generally recognized terpenes as “safe.” Terpenes act on receptors and neurotransmitters; they are prone to combine with or dissolve in lipids or fats; they act as serotonin uptake inhibitors (similar to antidepressants like Prozac); they enhance norepinephrine activity (similar to tricyclic antidepressants like Elavil); they increase dopamine activity; and they augment GABA (the “downer” neurotransmitter that counters glutamate, the “upper”). However, more specific research is needed for improved accuracy in describing and predicting how terpenes in cannabis can be used medicinally to help treat specific ailments / health conditions.

Much more at: Medical Jane

Stoner Gift Ideas Under $40 The UNDURCUVUR One Dugout


The ONE Dugout
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ONE: What you always wanted a one-hitter to be. This revolutionary dugout is 100% odor proof, waterproof, and airtight. This is a glass stash jar and a custom one hitter bat that we wrapped head to toe in soft rubber to create the the smallest odor-blocking glass "all in one" stash container on the market. 

The glass storage jar has 2.5mm thick sides and a super thick 7mm bottom. The glass has to be made to exact dimensions in order to for all the pieces to fit together correctly. Our focus on quality is relentless.  We spent two years in development on these products alone.  We have picked the proper blend of polymers (rubber) to eliminate "gas permeability" which is how odor is transported through rubbers like silicone.  Silicone rubber has 450 TIMES the gas permeability of our rubber blend. This product was custom designed and tested exhaustively to make sure we deliver the experience you are looking for.

They are very durable and the grip of the rubber ensures it will not "slip" out of your pocket at the wrong time. It's about the size of a bar of soap; It's sleek and stealthy and you are going to love it.

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Medicinal Marijuana and Pain


   Pain itself is a weird and complex thing. It's subjective and personal and can't be precisely measured with a test. That's because even when it's pain associated with a part of your body, it's really your brain that's telling you to hurt. If a pinched nerve in your spine is causing your back to spasm, your brain's way of telling you that something is wrong is to make you feel an ache that might throb constantly or make you feel an explosive jolt if you worsen the pinch with certain movements.

But all those sensations are coming from your brain, telling you to take action to deal with some part of your body. And everyone reacts to these stimuli in different ways.

That's why there are so many different ways to treat pain. Anti-inflammatory drugs reduce inflammation by blocking the chemicals your body creates in response to an injury that cause that inflammation. Opioids bond to opioid receptors you already have in your body, which can cause feelings of euphoria and block sensations of pain. We know that acetaminophen (Tylenol) can treat some forms of pain, but we don't know how it works or why. Even non-pharmacological treatments can stop your brain from telling you to feel hurt, with interesting research showing that meditation and virtual reality can both effectively treat pain. 

According to the NASEM report, studies show that both inhaled marijuana (vaporized or smoked) and cannabinoid compounds that come from the cannabis plant (like THC, mostly responsible for the high, or cannabidiol, CBD, one of the most medically promising of the hundreds of chemical compounds found in marijuana) work for pain. This is likely largely related to natural cannabinoid receptors that we already have in our body and that doctors think play a role in pain control. But the exact mechanisms showing how marijuana relieves pain are not fully understood yet. 

It's no surprise that people seek out cannabis for chronic pain, as it's incredibly, in some ways disturbingly, common. About 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, about one-third of the population, and it's difficult to treat, especially in cases where the cause is unclear. Such pain is the leading cause of long-term disability. In some cases, opioids may be the best treatment for this pain, but the rapid rise in opioid addiction over the years makes many people want to find safer solutions.

With that in mind, cannabis seems like a good option. In states that have legalized medical marijuana for pain, addiction and opioid overdose rates have dropped.

But doctors still have questions. 

Read More: Business Insider

Stoner Gift Ideas Under $75 The Marley Natural Spoon Pipe


The Spoon Pipe
by Marley Natural

Marley Natural Spoon Pipe is a magnificently designed 3-piece hand pipe made from hand-blown borosilicate glass and refined American Black Walnut. 

This Spoon Pipe has a clear cane finish, and is 2” in height that sites comfortable in your hand. Other features include a comfortable rounded wood mouthpiece, and side-carb. Easily detachable parts combined with its compact size make this pipe an ideal travel companion. 

For cleaning - simply pull the base off the bowl then carefully pull out the mouthpiece and use your favorite glass cleaner. Do not use liquid cleaners on the wood. Only a nylon brush or pipe cleaner for the wood stem.

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