Anotatomy of a Bong

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Anatomy of a Bong

Bongs can range in size, shape, color, price and weight.  Though there are many different variations, the basics anatomy of a bong remains the same.  Here is a list of the different bong features and what they’re used for.

  • Bong Mouthpiece This is the part of the bong where you place your mouth.
  • Bong Chamber Sometimes referred to as the bongs neck, this is a long skinny part that is filled with smoke before reaching the bongs mouthpiece.
  • Bong Base Usually in a round bowl shape, the base is where the water is contained.
  • Bong Down Stem A skinny tube that extends from the bongs base to the outside of the bong.
  • Bong Slide or Bong Bowl Holds your smoking material and slides right into the bongs down stem.

How to Make Weed Brownies

How to Make Weed Brownies

While you technically could just grind up some weed and throw it in a brownie mixture we recommend against that. The taste is pretty damn horrible, and there are much better ways of doing it.  Well walk you through the simple steps on how to make weed brownies that you and your friends will love!

First thing we should point out is that this recipe isnt really specific to just brownies, and can be applied to many other editable like cupcakes, cookies, muffins, etc.  Our main focus is the process of activating the TCH from our weed.  The TCH is activated under heat/fire which is why you smoke marijuana in the first place instead of eating it raw.  To start the process we will need the following supplies.

  1. Oil
  2. Weed Amount really depends on the quality you have but I tend to use 2-4 grams for a batch
  3. Strainer Sifter/Colander/Coffee filter.
  4. Brownie Mix
  5. Fry pan

Preparing the oil

Now we have all the supplies, read the brownie mix directions and find out how much oil is needed.  Take that amount and add an additional table spoon oil since we will lose a little during the straining process.  Pour the oil into the frying pan and place your burner on low.

Preparing the weed

While the oil is starting to heat up in the pan, start girding up the weed.  Using a grinder is ideal, but you can use your fingers to break apart the weed.  Your goal should be to get the weed as finely chopped up as possible.  Once the weed is ready place it into the pan with the oil.  The weed should cook on low for 20-25 mins, stirring every few minuets.

Note: The longer and slower you cook the weed, the more THC will be activated.  In my experience 20-25 mins usually makes a pretty good batch but you can experiment with different temperatures and cooking times.

Prepare the brownies

Read the brownie mix direction and prepare them in a mixing bowl as described without the oil.

Extracting the weed from the oil

Now that the active TCH is diluted in the oil, we need to extract the remaining pot from the frying pan.  For this I would recommend placing a coffee filter or paper towel in a colander.  Hold the colander over our brownie mix and pour the oil and weed mixture into the colander.  The oil should seep through the filter, dripping into the brownie mixture while the filter catches our marijuana.

Wrapping it up

Now we have all the ingredients in the bowl, take a large wooden spoon and mix all the contents around one last time.  Our batter is ready, just follow the rest of the brownie directions for baking and enjoy!

Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Benefits of Medical Marijuana

It blows my mind that we are just weeks away from 2014 and medical marijuana is not legalized nationwide.  The benefits are overwhelming and with the legalization of alcohol, cigarettes, and pain killers, having a ban on medial marijuana is nothing but a contradiction.

Benefits of (medical) marijuana

Depending on the type of cannabis and the way you ingest it, the effects and benefits of the drug can vary.  But at a high level marijuana can increase appetite, subside nausea, alleviate chronic pain, decrease anxiety, and allow for better sleep.

Marijuana vs prescription pain killers

Although prescription pain killers are effective they can be extremely dangerous.  The drugs can be addictive to many, and on average 100 Americans will overdose EVERY DAY.  Marijuana can be addictive (like any drug), but the end result of excessive use does not compare to that of pain killers.  To date, there are no recoded incidents of someone overdosing on marijuana.


Who should use medical marijuana?

As mentioned before, marijuana has many beneficial side effects.  But if there is one person that stands out who could truly use medical marijuana its cancer patients.  As most of you already know, cancer patients typically face months of chemo in attempt to rid the cancer of their body.  Even though chemo can be effective in killing off the cancer, the byproducts of the treatment can do a number on you.

Common side effects of chemo are loss of hair, nausea, body pains, and loss of appetite which in turn leads to weight loss and decreased energy.  One of these side effects is usually more than a person wants to deal with, but all of them at once is enough to leave you in pain 24 hours a day.

Aside from the hair loss, marijuana can alleviate if not fix the side effects from chemo.  By using marijuana, one can prevent nausea and increase their appetite.  An increase in appetite will allow them to eat more, and more calories equals more energy.  Most importantly, marijuana can give you a body high which works just as well as any pain killer, if not better!

Wrapping up

While there is a case for recreational marijuana to remain illegal, medical marijuana is a no brainer.  The benefits are greater than any pain killer on the market, and by many standards, much safer.

California Marijuana Laws

California Marijuana Laws

In the state of California, possession of marijuana is decriminalized.  Possessing 28.5 grams or less is enough to be fined for $100.  If you posses the 28.5 grams or less as a minor its considered a misdemeanor and you could be sentenced to 10 days of jail or a $250 fine.

If you have more than the 28.5 grams of marijuana it is also a misdemeanor which can lead to 6 months behind bars or a $500 fine.  Carrying such amounts of marijuana could easily lead to charges of intent to distribute which carry much higher fines.

If you cultivate without a medical marijuana card, regardless of the amount, it will be consider a felony.  This offense could be punishable by 16-36 months in prison.

If you distribute 28.5 grams or less without any compensation California will consider it to be a misdemeanor.  Taking compensation would be considered a felony and you could face up to 2-4 years in prison.

Distribution of 28.5 grams by a minor is a misdemeanor and could be charged up to $250.  Distributing to a minor is a much more serious offense.  It is considered a felony and could find you behind bards for 3-5 years.

If you happen to be under the age of 21 and are convicted, you could lose your license up to 1 year.

Side Note: These laws may not be 100% up to date or 100% accurate for every county in California.  We do our best to keep this information up to date but cannot offer a guarantee on the validity of all statements.

How to Use a Bong

Although bongs are larger than most smoking pieces, they are relatively simple to use. Here is a simple 3 step process to using your bong.

1. Preparing your bong

Start by pouring water down the neck of the bong so it starts to fill the bottom of the bong. Fill the bottom of the bong until the water level reaches just above the top of the down stem.

2. Place Smoking Material in Bowl

Remove the bowl/slide from the bong and place your smoking material in the bowl. Fill the bowl with the desired amount of smoking material, but make sure you do not pack the material in. Packing the bowl tightly with smoking material will make it difficult to smoke.

3. Smoke the Bong

Now all the prep work is done, its time to start smoking. With your lips sealing the top of the bong, light the smoking material and begin to inhale. As you inhale you will see the bong and chamber begin to fill with smoke. Once your chamber is filled with smoke, remove the bowl from the bong and continue to inhale.