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Look When High – 3D Stoner Book

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As we move closer to Christmas 2018, I am coming across some interesting stoner gift ideas.

This week we got our hands on a 3D illusion book called the High Book on the ISMOKE Channel, which contains 3D illusions and some glasses which make them pop out on the page.

Progress On Cannabis Legalisation in Australia

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Cannabis in Australia 2018

Australia’s political and legal systems are very similar to, and in fact, often inspired by, UK equivalents.

Just as in the UK, Australia has a department responsible for licensing drugs and other patient treatments, before they are prescribed by Doctors. In the UK, the relevant regulatory body is called the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). In Australia, the function is performed by a body known as the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA.)

The TGA decriminalised the supply and use of medical marijuana by Australians in 2016. However, just as in the UK, for now, recreational cannabis is still prohibited across the country.

Watch us open today’s door on the 2018 Dabvent Calendar

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The Dabvent calendar is an advent calendar with a 710 twist. Launched this year, this sounds like a dabbers dream – an advent calendar which features a new extract every day in the run-up to Christmas.

Demand was high, with people apparently pre-booking with deposits a while ago to secure a spot for this year’s Dabvent Calendar. 

Volcano Vaporizer (Video)

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Join us as we take a look at the Volcano DIGIT vaporizer. This desktop device was released in 2007 by Stortz & Bickel after the success of the Volcano Classic, released in 2000 after 4 years of product development.

The DIGIT version of the Volcano packs some serious power – but how does it handle in 2018? Find out in our video out now on the ISMOKE Channel:

Puffco Peak – ISMOKE Review

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We got our hands on the Puffco Peak this week with two questions in mind.

  1. Is it worth the hype? and 2. How does it handle for serious dabbers?

Dopefiend Cup 2018 Breeders Category Results

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The Dopefiend Cup was a cannabis cup which took place in the UK in October 2018.

The cup was made up of three categories: Growers, Extractors and Breeders. I was asked to judge the latter category featuring some of the top UK cannabis breeders.

My judges pack contained 10 mystery sample bags labelled from 1-10, each containing approx 1 gram of flower.

Petition: Allow people to grow the Cannabis plant without a license!

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Slavery wasn’t stopped in the UK in one nice stroke of a pen. I wish it had been, but alas, it was one act after another that changed it in the end, finally abolishing slavery in the UK in 1833.

In May 1772, Lord Mansfield’s judgment in the Somersett’s Case emancipated a slave in England and thus helped launch the movement to abolish slavery.

Coffee with Cannabis?

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Coffee with Cannabis

A few words about each ingredient (cannabis and coffee)

Cannabis and coffee sound like the perfect combination, but why bother with it?  What’s magical about this combination?

First let’s take coffee.  Many of us are marijuana connoisseurs and also coffee connoisseurs.  We buy a respectable brand and like Quentin Tarantino’s character in Pulp Fiction, we want to ‘taste’ our coffee.  Caffeine can make for a great morning where you get superpowered with productivity and motivation.  Our caffeine trip may take us through the entire day.

Now let’s look at our other secret weapon: marijuana.

Darwen Bonfire Blaze

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Last weekend saw the return of Darwen bonfire blaze, a community event that welcomes individuals from all aspects of life to socialize with like-minded people.

, Darwen Bonfire Blaze

The event was held at an abandoned high school in Darwen, Lancashire.
With a scenic mountain backdrop lit by the bonfire and a combination of cannabis smoke and music filling the air it didn’t take long for the public to arrive in their droves.

Gelato 41 Cannabis Strain Review & Information

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We got our hands on a popular “top-shelf” strain originating in the US for this week’s strain review.

Gelato 41 crosses Thin Mint Cookies with Sunset Sherbet, and the result is just as tasty as you would imagine.

Bred by Cookies Fam Genetics, this strain is popular in the UK where it is often sold as “Cali bud”, which is how we came across it.

This sort of bud comes in pretty packaging and costs more than your regular 8th’s. Some people like this and will happily pay for imported flowers; others hate it and would rather smoke UK-grown goodness.

But, whether you mind the hefty price tag or not, this is some good quality cannabis. Read on to find out about Gelato 41!

Appearance

, Gelato 41 Cannabis Strain Review & Information

With dense buds that look dank and well-cured, this Gelato 41 excels in its appearance. You can tell from looking at these flowers that they are top quality, and should not disappoint.

The greens are light, the pistils are out and the calyxes are stacked on this bud.

Smell

, Gelato 41 Cannabis Strain Review & Information

The citrus and sweet, almost sickly notes give way pretty quickly to gas and power as the bud is broken open. I’m also getting some creamy sweet and pine/earth notes – this smells complex and delicious.

The raw gelato power creeps from these nugs, providing both apparent and secondary cannabis aroma that means you may want to think about taking a smell-proof bag if you are taking this one out in public.

And for those wondering, no – it doesn’t smell like ice cream!

Taste

, Gelato 41 Cannabis Strain Review & Information

I consumed the Gelato 41 through my Chongz Widow Maker bong as well as through my Mighty vaporiser. The taste was clearly more pronounced through the Mighty, as vaping tends to be over smoking bowls.

However the bong-smoking-experience was second to none that I have consumed recently – this is some very tasty bud! The ash is white and the flower burns clean.

Creamy and gassy – the power of Gelato is matched by its wonderful flavour – and the flavour, like the aroma, is also complex – at one point I coughed and even got some previously un-tasted fruity notes from this strain.

Effects

, Gelato 41 Cannabis Strain Review & Information

Ranging between 15-25% THC (with some outliers climbing towards 29%), Gelato varies in its THC content depending on what you read.

This batch felt strong, although notably did not contain many glistening trichomes. The effects are indica-led, quickly leading to me feeling relaxed and happy with heavy eyes.

The high doesn’t feel too strong, so feels like it could be a good daytime smoke. However because of the intense, enjoyable flavour, it is rather moreish, so may be easy to overdo when consuming as a tool for productivity.

Conclusion

This strain looks, smells, smokes and feels wonderful. It has to be up there with some of my favourites, including Holy Grail Kush and Shoreline, and I look forward to smoking it again.


Want more smoke reports? Click here to read our Wedding Cake Strain review:

Wedding Cake Smoke Report (Tinned Edition)

We attended the Organic Livity Patisserie No Whey! Wine & Cheese event

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Last night I attended a plant-based food event which took place in the heart of London.

The No Whey! Wine & Cheese was a vegan event organised by Organic Livity, makers of fine patisseries.

Bringing together some of the finest plant-based artisans in London, this event took place at Club 33, which was a great space to host events like this. (You can read about the European Flame Off which took place in Club 33 last month here.)

The Highland Flames 2018 [Video]

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We recently attended the Highland Flames, a functional glass blowing festival which took place near Glasgow in Scotland.

We have put together a video showcasing the event which you can watch above.

You can also read about The Highland Flames 2018 here.

Grafting Cannabis: Multiple Strains on One Plant

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cannabis grafting cannabis

Grafting in the gardening sense simply means taking a donor cutting (branch) from one plant, which is called a Scion. Then attaching this donor limb/Scion to another plant known as the Rootstock.

This is an old practice within the flower and fruiting worlds, yet it seems like an overlooked skill within our community. Odd, especially when you consider some of the most common issues faced by the smaller non-commercial growers. Things such as enforced plant number limitations, or the simple but ever common space restrictions that we all seem to face at one time or another.

So in theory utilizing the Grafting technique, we gain the ability to have multiple strains growing off the one mother plant. This, of course, opens up the grower’s world to more choices strain wise, whilst also keeping your plant numbers under any required levels.   

DaVinci MIQRO Vaporizer

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The MIQRO is DaVinci’s latest vaporizer to hit an already packed market. So what makes this little device stand out from all the rest?

Standing at under 8cm tall (7.94 cm to be exact), the DaVinci MIQRO is 33% smaller than its big sister, the DaVinci IQ Vaporizer.

MIQRO, DaVinci MIQRO Vaporizer

Lemon Haze CBD Strain Review

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Lemon Haze CBD is one of a range of CBD-rich cannabis flowers currently being sold in the UK – we got our hands on some for this week’s strain review.

This is available to purchase from a number of specialist shops across the UK and online, with a growing number of businesses selling specially-bred cannabis which only contains a tiny percentage of THC.

Over the last few years, we have seen a significant evolution from hemp tea that could be smoked to a range of high CBD low THC cannabis strains, driven in part by the Swiss model which has allowed up to 1% THC meaning, driving the low THC strain development.