It’s A Given

That every time your watching your favorite TV show and a commercial comes on, you change the
station just to find another commercial.

Samuel L. Jackson.

Samuel Leroy Jackson, the highest grossing actor of all time was born December 21,1948 An American actor, producer, everything and anything about every kind of movie ever made. Born in Washington D.C. and grew up
in Chattanooga, Tennessee during some tough times of segregation and is a huge activist for the civil rights movement. Jackson began his career appearing in plays, stage and theatrics and finally leading to major motion pictures. The list of movies that this gentleman has starred in is endless. So I went through his list and put together my personal top 5 favorites..(1 being my favorite).

5. The Negotiator
4. 187
3. Shaft
2. All Marvel Comics as Nick Fury
1. Pulp Fiction

Tequila Or Mezcal?So as were out at our local watering hole and somebody orders a round of mezcal, is it actually tequila that your drinking? The answer in my opinion is NO it’s not the same thing. Let me enlighten the eye watering situation. I believe people start with tequila then further move onto mezcal. Back in the day mezcal was
that nasty bottle with the worm in it. It was said that if you got to the worm and swallowed it you would hallucinate. Not true at all, I’ve swallowed before (ok take it easy) and in reality it’s the fact that you drank the whole bottle is why
you hallucinate! You must know that all tequilas are mezcals. Mezcals are any agave-based liquor, and therefore tequila is a subset of mezcal produced in specific regions of Mexico and made only from the Blue Agave.

There are certain rules and regulations that separate one from the other.

1. Tequila and mezcal are produced in different states of Mexico (though there is overlap).
2. Tequila can only be made, by law, with one variety of agave:  the Blue Agave.  Mezcal can be made with upwards          of 30 varieties of agave, though most are made with the Agave Espadin.
3. The production process for mezcal is different from tequila which leads to a distinctly different flavor profile for          mezcal, smokier.

(Please Worm Responsibly)

This Budz For You!

Weed, herb, bud, cannabis, reefer, grass, and of course Mary Jane are endless names of “marihuana “ that are known to everyone who is culturally involved in the lifestyle of this plant that has existed for millennia. Both as a medicine and as a recreational substance, cannabis is the most popular illicit drug in the world. The legalization of this plant in many states has seen it’s own side effects, and don’t kid yourself for better or worse it will be in everyone’s neighborhood within a matter of time (like it already isn’t). Commercial cannabis businesses are already making an enormous economic impact. Some may argue several points, revenue and health benefits are at the top of the list for “pros”. As far as “cons” people are arguing the facts of the drop in sales of alcohol and that recreation use has doubled. Now I know every ass has a seat and I’m not here to preach one way or another. To each their own, but what I would like to do is share some facts about a plant that could grow rite next to your tomatoes.

Knowing the anatomy of Cannabis sativa is crucial to understanding what distinguishes high-quality marijuana from its lesser varieties. It also helps patients, caregivers and recreational users understand what they’re consuming when they use cannabis, and why. Cannabis plants can be male, female, or hermaphrodite, but it’s the female plant that produce large resin-secreting flowers that are rich in cannabinoids. So yes you want the female plant to smoke although the males do contribute and are required for pollination.

The flowers of female cannabis plants grow in large clusters called cola, with the main cola at the top of the plant.
Encasing these parts are green tear-shaped leaf-like structures called the bract. Bracts are densely coated with
resin-producing glands containing the highest concentration of cannabinoids in the marijuana plant. Hang, clip,
dry and smoke or produce.

Cannabis plants are chemical powerhouses that produce more than 400 different compounds. But of those 400 compounds, more than 100 of them are totally specific to the plant genus Cannabis sativa. Scientists call these special compounds “cannabinoids.” Here is brief chemical breakdown of extracts from the plant.

1. THC: The legendary tetrahydrocannabinol is the chemical that gets you high or stoned.
2. CBD: This is the part of the plant that is SAVING LIVES. Cannabidiol holds the key to the wide variety of                   medicinal and therapeutic effects marijuana offers. Importantly, CBD is a non-psychoactive component of                 marijuana.
3. CBG: CBG, like CBD, has no high effect. Yet this compound is a key precursor to both THC and CBD. It acts as a       kind of vanishing mediator. As soon as CBG appears, it just as quickly converts to either CBD or THC. (It’s not a      leader, it’s a follower.)
4. THCV: Acting like THC “lite,” THCV like CBD can dampen the effects of a strong high. Yet at higher doses, THCV    kicks into a psychoactive stimulant in its own right.
5. CBDV: CBDV shares the medicinal use of CBD.
6. CBC: CBC is gaining popularity as an anxiety reducer. Still under construction shown from my research.

Lets get into strains and breeding. For years there was talks of only one strain in existence (sativa), but later learning that there are actually 3.

1. Indica Strain: (or better known as inda couch). Calling something an “indica strain” indicates a distinct set of effects and sensations, rather than anything having to do with marijuana growth patterns. Indicas are often thought of as the “heavier” strains of cannabis, offering stronger highs that impact the whole body. They’re popular among marijuana users as pain relieving and sleep-inducing strains. Indicas are especially popular among medical cannabis patients.

2. Sativa Strain: If indicas are the “downers” of the cannabis family, sativas are the uppers. Known for invigorating and uplifting sensations, with a high focus in the mind rather than the body, sativas are extremely popular as daytime-use strains and for social occasions. Sativas are also widely associated with the cerebral and creativity-enhancing effects of weed. Hence, they are lauded by artists and other inventive people who use cannabis.

3. Hybrid Strain: As the name suggests it’s a crossbreed consisting of both Indica and Sativa and can effect everyone slightly different than expecting a certain use. More like pot luck!

As far as the home made products are concerned, I think you should leave everything to the professionals where there is more control over dosage. Let me use Robert De Niro as an example from Casino, “I want the same amount of blueberries in every muffin”….you figure it out from there.

(Please Strain Responsibly)

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