Muscimol Isolate: A Potent Extract from Amanita Muscaria – Properties, Effects, and Usage

Muscimol Isolate is a highly concentrated form of Muscimol, one of the two active compounds found in Amanita Muscaria mushrooms, alongside Ibotenic acid. These mushrooms, recognizable by their red caps dotted with white speckles, have long fascinated various cultures due to their unique psychoactive properties, which are often associated with spiritual and shamanic experiences.

Since Ibotenic acid can have harsh side effects, but it converts into Muscimol when dried or heated, people who want to experience the benefits of Amanita mushrooms often look for products made from pure Muscimol, rather than Amanita powder (which includes a small amount of Ibotenic Acid, as not all of it has been converted into Muscimol when dried), such as Muscimol gummies, Muscimol tinctures, Muscimol isolates, and so on.

That said, most people who use Amanita products still prefer the more natural forms of this product, which contain both Muscimol and Ibotenic acid (even though some of the acid has converted to Muscimol in the drying process), such as Amanita gummies, Amanita mushroom caps, Amanita tinctures, Amanita powder, Amanita chocolate and so on.

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While both options are valid, each person reacts differently to Muscimol and Ibotenic acid. If you choose a blended product, you should always start low and grow slow until you find your sweet spot. This rule applies to all psychoactive compounds, so take it easy and avoid forcing yourself into the ‘rabbit hole.’ There is plenty of room there for everyone, but you should only go there when you are ready.

One last thing before we move on: Unless you are an experienced user and Amanita Tea is what you start your day with, you should avoid using raw mushrooms as they need to be carefully dried or heated to avoid sickness. Again, take it easy, start low, and grow slow. There is a world of wonders waiting for you, if only you approach it with caution.

Muscimol isolate: The main active compound in Amanita Muscaria

Muscimol is the primary psychoactive component in Amanita Muscaria mushrooms, and most people who use these fungi do so to experience this compound. It arises from the decarboxylation of ibotenic acid, another active compound present in these mushrooms. When consumed, muscimol binds to GABA receptors in the brain, leading to a range of effects that may include sedative, hypnotic, depressant, and hallucinogenic states.

Muscimol Isolate
Muscimol Isolate (Image credit: Amanita Mushrooms)

However, it is important to note that the hallucinogenic properties of muscimol differ significantly from those typically associated with psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms.

People often mistakenly confuse the effects of Amanita mushrooms with psilocybin mushrooms and expect them to produce visual hallucinations, which they won’t. Amanita Muscaria mushrooms should not be reffered to as psychedelic mushrtooms (even they might be, when high doses are involved), but more as spiritual mushrooms, as the effects are very different from the ones you expect to feel when taking psilocybin.

However, it is important to note that the hallucinogenic properties of muscimol differ significantly from those typically associated with psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms. People often mistakenly confuse the effects of Amanita mushrooms with psilocybin mushrooms and expect them to produce visual hallucinations, which they won’t. While Amanita Muscaria mushrooms can have somewhat of psychedelic effects at high doses, they are more accurately referred to as spiritual mushrooms due to their dream-like experience and different effects compared to psilocybin. To be more specific, the experiences with Amanita Muscaria mushrooms are not characterized by the same visual hallucinations commonly associated with psilocybin mushrooms, but on other sensations, provoked from the inside.

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Muscimol vs. Psilocybin: Key Differences

Muscimol and psilocybin are both psychoactive compounds found in different species of mushrooms. As a result, they act on the brain in distinct ways and produce different effects.

Psilocybin is a compound found in certain types of mushrooms, commonly referred to as “magic mushrooms”. Upon ingestion, psilocybin is converted in the body to psilocin, which acts primarily on the serotonin receptors in the brain. The effects of psilocybin are typically characterized by profound changes in consciousness, perception, and mood, often including visual and auditory hallucinations or distortions.

Muscimol, on the other hand, is the active compound in Amanita mushrooms. It acts on the GABA receptors in the brain, a different class of neurotransmitter receptors than those targeted by psilocybin. This results in a distinct set of effects, which can include sedative, hypnotic, and hallucinogenic states. However, the hallucinogenic effects of muscimol are different from those induced by psilocybin. While psilocybin often produces vivid visual hallucinations and profound shifts in perception, the effects of muscimol are more likely to be described as dream-like or surreal, and do not typically involve the intense visual effects associated with psilocybin​.

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In terms of safety, both substances carry risks and should only be used under appropriate guidance and in a safe, controlled context. It’s also worth noting that while both compounds are found in mushrooms, the species of mushrooms in which they are found are different, and many species of mushrooms are toxic. Therefore, it is critical to accurately identify any mushroom before it is consumed. When it comes to Amanita mushrooms, proper preparation is important, as we want most if not all of the ibonetic acid to be converted into Muscimol, so they need to be carefully dried and heated (170f / 80c for at least 30 minutes).

Understanding Muscimol Isolate: A Potent Extract

Muscimol Isolate, the highly purified extract of Amanita Muscaria, can be utilized in various product forms, including capsules, gummies, chocolates, powders, tinctures, and more. It is also available in its pure form. Typically, this isolated compound tests at a potency of 65%, meaning it contains 650 mg of muscimol per gram. The significant potency of this extract allow companies to create potent products using the isolate and provides users with enhanced control over dosing.

Dosing and Microdosing with Muscimol

Microdosing typically involves taking the smallest dose necessary to achieve subtle psychoactive effects while still maintaining functional capabilities. In contemporary culture, microdosing often refers to consuming a dose low enough to “feel something” without inducing full psychoactive or psychedelic effects.

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Determining the appropriate muscimol dosage for microdosing is highly individualized and depends on factors such as body composition, metabolism, and tolerance levels. Therefore, it is challenging to provide specific dosage numbers. However, many sources suggest aiming for 0.1-0.2 grams of dry powder for microdosing, while high-potency products may start at 0.5 grams and above. That’s why most products today use the dosage of 350mg/gummy (0.35 gram).

It’s important to note that some sources may suggest higher doses to feel the desired effects, while other advise caution and smaller dosages.

Since the potency of mushrooms can vary, and different batches may contain varying amounts of muscimol, it is advisable to avoid strict reliance on specific dosage ranges. It is recommended to find your own personal dosage levels. Starting with low doses and gradually increasing them is a safer and more mindful approach. This method is also gentler on your mental and physical well-being, especially when experimenting with compounds that are new to you.

Another common way for microdosing is by using capsules

Experienced users often recommend drying several Amanita Muscaria mushrooms and blending the powdered forms together to create an average dosage from the entire batch. If you choose to do this, ensure that you store the mushrooms in a dry environment, preferably in a sealed jar, as they are organic matter.

How Muscimol Isolate is Obtained

To extract and isolate muscimol from Amanita mushrooms, the process could be generally summarized into these steps:

  1. Harvesting: Gather mature Amanita mushrooms.
  2. Drying: Dry the mushrooms to remove water content.
  3. Extraction: Extract muscimol and other compounds from the dry powder.
  4. Filtration: Filter the solution to get rid of the mushroom solids.
  5. Evaporation: Remove unwanted materials, used for the extraction, leaving behind the extracted compounds.
  6. Purification: Purify the extract to isolate muscimol from the other compounds.

This is a simplified explanation and the actual process can be complex.

Muscimol Isolate (Image credit: Amanita Mushrooms)


Muscimol isolate offers a unique opportunity to explore the effects of a potent, naturally occurring psychoactive and somewhat psychedelic substance. As the popularity of Amanita mushrooms and muscimol products continues to grow, the demand for muscimol isolate is expected to skyrocket. Consequently, following the success of muscimol gummies and similar products made from isolate, we can anticipate a surge in such products on the market as early as this summer.

Remember, the safety, legality, and efficacy implications of using and producing these products should always be considered. This industry is only beginning, and on our quest to produce the best products, we should always keep the well-being of our clients at the center of our attention.

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Lucy Drops Amanita Mushroom-Based Microdose Line

The ancient use of mushrooms to improve physical and mental well-being is coming back full-swing. On Monday, Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. unveiled Mindful, a functional Amanita mushroom-based product line that is now available at multiple retailers. 

British Columbia, Canada-based Lucy Scientific Discovery is a psychedelics manufacturing company focused primarily on emerging psychotropics-based medicines, the latest being its new microdose product line. 

Mindful by Lucy is designed to enhance well-being and promote a mindful approach through the power of microdoses. Each capsule is carefully crafted, incorporating quality natural ingredients. Mindful by Lucy comes in jars of 60 capsules containing a microdose of Amanita muscaria-based compounds.

“We are thrilled that Mindful will be available to consumers, and are excited about the revenue potential,” said Chris McElvany, CEO of Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. “Our goal is to offer Mindful to consumers directly through our platform and a variety of 3rd party platforms and traditional retail channels. Mindful by Lucy is a testament to our dedication to providing exceptional quality and a mindful approach to wellness.”

A recent renewed interest in the potential improvements in cognitive function and memory with the help of mushrooms is sweeping the industry, using them as adaptogens. Dividing up doses into capsules makes it easier to titrate. Mindful by Lucy contains ingredients, some mushroom-based, including the following:

  • Lion’s Mane Mushroom: Ignite cognitive function, memory, and nerve growth factor production.
  • Reishi Mushroom: Adapt to stress and bolster well-being with adaptogenic properties.
  • Cordyceps: Elevate energy levels and amplify physical performance.
  • Bacopa Monnieri: Boost memory and learning with traditional Ayurvedic wisdom.
  • Rhodiola Rosea: Combat stress, fatigue, and sharpen mental performance.
  • Ginkgo Biloba: Enhance memory and focus through optimal brain circulation.

Mindful by Lucy can be purchased on the company’s online store and through High Times has an ownership stake in Lucy Scientific Discovery.

Lucy Scientific Discovery and Psychotropic Products

Lucy Scientific Discovery has explored a number of psychotropic substances including controlled substances. How is this possible? The company holds a Controlled Drugs and Substances Dealer’s License granted by Health Canada’s Office of Controlled Substances. Lucy Scientific Discovery and its subsidiary, LSDI Manufacturing Inc., operate under Part J of the Food and Drug Regulations promulgated under the Food and Drugs Act in Canada. This specialized license enables the company to develop, sell, deliver, and manufacture pharmaceutical-grade active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) used in controlled substances as well as their raw material precursors. 

The Amanita muscaria mushroom has been used medicinally for hundreds of years, and it is not a controlled substance in the U.S. Proponents of Amanita microdosing believe that it can improve creativity, focus, productivity, anxiety and overall well-being. 

The company is exploring other types of fungi as well, including mind-altering varieties that are commonly known. Work at Lucy is underway to develop psilocybin mushroom-based products which are believed to be invaluable in psychotherapy. Lucy Scientific Discovery announced a partnership with TheraPsil to advance medical psilocybin access and research.

Opportunities to discover these new products are approaching. Lucy Scientific Discovery also announced that it will be a sponsor at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Psychedelic Science Conference taking place June 19-25 in Denver, Colorado. 

The conference is expected to attract 10,000 attendees, and will feature five days of panels, workshops, and lectures from leaders in psychedelic research, education, policy, business, culture, and communities. It will also feature athletes such as Aaron Rodgers as well as musicians including Melissa Etheridge.

Lucy is a Nasdaq-listed (LSDI) licensed producer of compounds for medicinal products. Check out Lucy Scientific Discovery’s website to learn more about the company and its products.

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Women’s Wellness Brand Holief Taps into the Healing Powers of Hemp, Backed by Science

IGC Pharma unveiled its wellness brand, Holief, with a focus on targeting women experiencing premenstrual syndrome and menstrual cramps. The medical science community is barely scratching the surface of what hemp-derived cannabinoids can do for women, and that sociodemographic is poised to continue its unstoppable climb into the mainstream.

“We stand for quality and safety in our products, not just our gluten-free, but also non-GMO products, as they are lab-verified, and also have the certifications of paraben-free, and cruelty-free,” Women’s Wellness Specialist and IGC Pharma Marketing Manager Kenia Andrade told High Times. “So we actually prioritize quality and safety to ensure that our customers receive the best products out there.”

Not only does IGC Pharma develop advanced cannabinoid-based formulations for treating period cramps (dysmenorrhea) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but it also targets other conditions including Alzheimer’s disease and chronic pain for men and women. IGC currently has two investigational drug assets targeting Alzheimer’s disease, for instance.

Noticing the growing market of cannabinoid-based women’s wellness products, IGC developed the Holief line. “We rebranded last year, and then I took over the role of marketing manager,” Andrade said. “So I work very hard with science and operations to get the brand out and also to get the medical information on point.”

IGC Pharma Marketing Manager Kenia Andrade

Holief provides lab reports on the products they sell, on a yearly basis. “Not because it is a restriction but because we are very transparent in what we use in our product,” Andrade said. “And we like that.”

Holief’s award-winning Holi-Wonder Muscle + Skin Relief Cream, for instance, combines lavender, aloe vera, coconut and Jojoba seed oil to effectively relieve persistent muscle stress while hydrating the skin. It contains hemp extract—with industry-leading levels of hemp—at 4000 mg.

“We have a very comprehensive product range,” Andrade said. “Holief offers wellness products addressing various aspects on women’s health and well being whether it’s managing menstrual symptoms, or dysmenorrhea, or promoting overall wellness. One of our main goals is to have products that support the stage of a woman’s life or a person’s life overall.”

Backed By Science

Holief’s formulations are backed by evidence, not just anecdotal reports. 

“I’m a medical doctor, and also an epidemiologist,” said Juanita Arbelaez, Clinical Research Physician at IGC Pharma. “And I’m pursuing a master’s degree in Public Health right now. And I’m a medical researcher. So I’m part of the team of IGC Pharma.”

Dr. Juanita Arbelaez, Clinical Research Physician at IGC Pharma

Arbelaez explained that hemp extract has shown to soothe and manage the emotional symptoms associated with PMS, as well as sleep regulation and mood-stabilizing effects. Evidence suggests hemp extract can have a calming effect on the central nervous system.

Holief provides topicals that use menthol, which is commonly combined with hemp-derived cannabinoids to really get into the skin. 

“One of them I have at hand is the Holi-Cramp Plus Menstrual Relief Cream with Menthol, because it has 5% of menthol with its main formulation at the base of the cream,” Andrade said. “And what it gives you is a hot and cold sensation, that really is almost immediate. It is only for external use, but it’s usually recommended to be applicable in the lower part of the abdomen.” The Holi-Cramp Plus cream contains vitamin E, MCT oil, and olive oil, as well as 2,800 mg of hemp extract. 

“For men, you can actually even though the name is Holi-Cramp, men can actually wear it because it is a hand cream that has menthol in it so it allows any part of your muscles, any part of your body that has contracted muscles to relax.”

Again, the formulations are backed by evidence. “Menthol is well known and studied,” Arbelaez said. “And it helps a lot with pain sensation … so that combination is much better than just CBD.”

Holi-Cramp Plus Menstrual Relief Cream with Menthol

Using the Broad Spectrum of Hemp

Some of the products use broad spectrum hemp extract while others use full spectrum. Broad spectrum typically means the CBD is enhanced with compounds such as cannabichromene (CBC), cannabinol (CBN), and terpenes such as myrcene, limonene, or pinene.

“Broad spectrum means that it has no THC that can create psychoactivity in your brain,” Arbelaez said. “[It] can pass through the blood-brain barrier, but it cannot produce psychoactivity. So you are not going to be high. While you’re going to have some other benefits, like pain relief, you are going to feel not as stressed or maybe relaxed, but you are not going to be paranoid, you are not going to feel high. That is what it means it doesn’t have any THC at all. That is the compound that makes you feel high or to have some psychological activity.”

Full-spectrum CBD products, on the other hand, may also contain up to 0.3% of THC, but in insignificant amounts that won’t get you high as well.

“The cannabinoids we have include CBD, CBG, and CBN,” Andrade said. “But we also use Ashwagandha, blueberries or Jojoba seed oil and lavender. Our range of products or our range of ingredients are mostly plants and fruits. That’s why our gummies have their natural flavor and natural colors. We do not depend entirely on hemp extract, but the fusion or the mix of hemp extracts with other ingredients.”

The Holief catalogue is divided in four categories:  PMS, Sleep, Wellness, and Fitness. Our range of products go from creams to tinctures, to gummies to topicals, which can also help with issues like headaches. The Sore Head Roll-On, for instance, is meant to ease migraines and it has herbal extracts that help ease the nerves. It contains 500 mg of hemp, eucalyptus, lavender oil, peppermint, Spanish sage oil, ginger, sweet fennel, camphor, and Menthol. 

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“Authenticity is the main pillar of what we have to build the community and to create safe spaces so that people can actually interact with their own issues,” Andrade said. “At the end of the day, we would like to be like a platform so that more people can be out on their own journey.” 

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Review: The Hitoki Saber: Portable Laser Power

When the laser-powered Hitoki Trident vaporizer debuted, it caught the attention of cannabis aficionados from Long Beach to Long Island. The patent-pending device offered the ultimate vaping experience with an uber-modern edge. Now, founders Joe and Jack Tran are at it again with their new Hitoki Saber, which is a smaller, portable rendition of the Trident. The Saber claims to be the world’s first modular laser that can be attached to a water pipe.

I wanted to learn more about the Saber, so I spoke to the Tran brothers to get some solid tips on using the device for maximum results before trying it myself.

The Saber’s Top Features

The Saber uses the same laser technology as the Hitoki Trident, so it’s an excellent choice for health-conscious consumers—no need for butane or even hemp wicks to burn your buds. Like the Trident, the Saber offers you the cleanest and most flavorful smoking experience by combusting cannabis with light energy, giving a clean hit that lets you taste the flavor of your flower. The terp-tasting experience is Joe’s favorite thing about the Saber, and he says it has to be experienced first-hand to understand the difference.

“The super potent, pungent, tasty aroma and aftertaste that lingers when you use lasers as a combustion source is unmatched as far as anything I’ve tried,” Joe says. “When you have some excellent stuff and you hit it with the laser—even after the hit, when you inhale and exhale—every breath brings back the smell and taste. You have to try it to understand and appreciate the experience.”

The Hitoki Saber’s modular design allows for easy use with any 14 mm or 18 mm glass piece. This adaptability is Jack’s favorite aspect of the device. “I love seeing how seamlessly the Saber fits into all types of rigs,” he says.

The unique modular design makes using and cleaning it a breeze. The Saber is multi-functional, meaning it works with both flower and concentrates. Additionally, it has three temperature settings with blue being the highest for concentrates; green for fresher, denser blends; and red for drier flower.

According to Joe, part of what makes the Saber so user-friendly is that it was specifically designed around feedback from Hitoki Trident customers. “Our customers wanted glass instead of acrylic, something that didn’t tip over as easily, and more compact and easier to handle. So, we designed the Saber to be lighter and more compact,” Joe says.

The Hitoki Saber is the world’s first modular water pipe.

Hitoki’s dedication to satisfying its customers is evident with the new Saber.

“We always want to create things everyone can enjoy, and the smaller size fits into people’s lifestyles,” Jack adds.

Not only is the Saber easy to use and take with you, but it’s also extremely efficient. (It is powered by lasers, after all.)

“Hitoki laser products are designed for customers to get the most out of their flower or extracts,” Joe says. “A huge chunk of our customers have told us that they consume less with the same effect.” 

Like with anything new, there’s a learning curve to using the Hitoki Saber. And when it comes to getting the most out of your device and having the best experience possible, the Tran brothers remind customers to remember these three things for a great draw every single time:

Always use the device’s dual tool: “The pointy end is for clearing air holes that may get clogged. The flat end flattens the surface of your flower, which will allow the laser to get an even ignition. This means the glowing ember will spread evenly throughout the loading chamber as you draw.” 

Don’t hit it like a bong or a pipe; hit it like a vaporizer: “For the best results, take a medium-to-long comfortable inhale to give the laser time to build an ember. The resulting exhale produces nice thick vapor clouds and the best-tasting experience.”

Keep it clean. “After every 10-30 hits, clean it thoroughly. Doing this will make it easy to clean the next time you need to clean it and keep everything tasting the way the craft growers intended it to.”

My Experience Using the Hitoki Saber

Full disclosure: I’m already a fan of Hitoki’s flagship Trident laser bong and was excited to try the new Saber to see how the smaller version would hold up compared to the original.

The first thing I noticed when unboxing the Saber was the noticeable size difference compared to the Trident. It’s a much more portable device, making it perfect for tokers on the move. You can throw the Saber into your backpack and easily take it wherever you go. But don’t be fooled by its compact size—the Saber still packs plenty of punch and can be used 60 times per charge. It takes 45 minutes to fully charge.

The next thing I noticed was how luxe the device felt. The upgrade to a glass chamber makes it feel sturdy and has a good weight. 

Ok, so five stars for form, but how well does it function?

I quickly disconnected the laser chamber by turning it counterclockwise and loaded the ceramic heating chamber with some delicious organically grown Wedding Cake. Jack’s words echoed in my ears as I remembered to even out the flower with the flat side of the metal dual tool. The loading chamber can take .2, .3 or .5 grams of flower. I then reassembled the base and connected it to the Hitoki glass bubbler. The stage was set—it was time to ignite the lasers.

Following the instructions, I clicked the button on the top five times to power on the Hitoki Saber and heat up the laser. Depending on your preference, you can switch between three power levels by clicking the button to rotate to your favorite temperature setting. I decided on green for my deliciously resinous ground buds. I double-tapped the button again to activate the laser, which lasted for ten seconds (alternatively, you can hold it down while you inhale and release it when you’re finished). I remembered Joe’s advice and drew in long and slow, fully realizing the delicious taste of the flower. The resulting exhale was a cloudy plume that left me feeling relaxed and euphoric.

The high-quality Hitoki Saber is packed with features that make it an excellent choice for those looking for a reliable, efficient and conversation-starting device. The updated modular design is user-friendly and while it is small, this super cool cylindrical device provides a truly elevated experience.

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Cordyceps Gummies: Your Daily Dose of Vitality

Cordyceps gummies are a vibrant and palatable way to harness the remarkable vitality of Cordyceps mushrooms. Hailing from the world of functional mushrooms, these edibles present an array of potential health advantages, such as boosted energy, enhanced athletic performance, adaptability to stress, and improved metabolic function. Let’s plunge into the exciting realm of Cordyceps mushrooms and discover how incorporating them into your everyday regimen can boost your overall vitality.

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Cordyceps Gummies: Unleashing the Power of Functional Mushrooms

Unveiling the Benefits

Cordyceps mushrooms have been hailed in traditional Tibetan and Chinese medicine for their remarkable health benefits. By integrating Cordyceps into your wellness regimen with these edibles, you can tap into these potential advantages:

  1. Energy and Stamina: Cordyceps are believed to have adaptogenic properties that may help bolster energy levels and endurance. Regular consumption may offer a sustained energy boost throughout the day, without the unwanted crash of caffeine.
  2. Adaptability to Occasional Stress: The adaptogenic properties of Cordyceps might help the body cope with stress more effectively. This can promote a greater sense of calm and well-being.
  3. Athletic Performance: Many athletes turn to Cordyceps for their reported ability to enhance physical performance and recovery. They may help increase oxygen utilization and aerobic capacity, which can support athletic performance.
  4. Metabolic Function: Cordyceps may support a healthy metabolism, potentially aiding in energy production and overall health.

Cordyceps Gummies – Dosage and Timing

To experience the maximum benefits of Cordyceps, it is recommended to take one gummy daily. As with the Reishi gummies, it is best to consume them on an empty stomach to optimize absorption. This could mean taking them an hour before eating, or two hours after. Consistency is key, so incorporating them into your routine could help you reap the long-term benefits of these yellow mushrooms.

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Choosing the Best Cordyceps Gummies

When selecting Cordyceps edibles, consider the following factors to ensure you’re getting a high-quality product:

  1. Quality Ingredients: Look for edibles made from pure and potent Cordyceps mushroom extract, free from artificial additives and fillers.
  2. Transparency and Third-Party Testing: Choose brands that prioritize transparency and conduct third-party testing to validate the purity, potency, and safety of their products.
  3. Dosage and Concentration: Opt for edibles with appropriate dosage levels that align with your health goals. Consider the concentration of Cordyceps extract per gummy to ensure optimal effectiveness.
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Potential Synergistic Effects

Cordyceps gummies can also be combined with other supplements or wellness practices to enhance their effects. For example, pairing Cordyceps with practices like meditation, regular exercise, or a balanced diet can create a synergistic effect, amplifying the overall health benefits and promoting holistic well-being.

Cordyceps Gummies – Flavors and Varieties

Cordyceps gummies are often available in a variety of flavors, allowing you to choose the one that suits your taste preferences. Whether you prefer fruity flavors or enjoy the earthy taste of the mushroom itself, there is a flavor option that will make your wellness journey a delight.

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“Pairing Cordyceps with practices like meditation, regular exercise, or a balanced diet can create a synergistic effect, amplifying the overall health benefits and promoting holistic well-being”

Quality Assurance and Safety

When it comes to choosing Cordyceps edibles, quality assurance is paramount. Look for brands that prioritize transparency, source their ingredients responsibly, and adhere to strict manufacturing standards. Third-party testing for purity, potency, and safety adds an extra layer of assurance, ensuring that you are getting a high-quality product that aligns with your health goals.

Synergistic Effects with Other Functional Mushrooms

While Cordyceps mushrooms offer an array of health benefits on their own, they can also be combined with other functional mushrooms to create a synergistic effect. Combining Cordyceps with other mushrooms like Lion’s Mane or Reishi can provide a broader spectrum of health benefits, as each mushroom offers its unique set of properties. This combination can amplify the overall wellness support and contribute to a more holistic approach to health.

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Overview: Trusted Mushrooms Cordyceps Mushroom Gummies are carefully crafted to deliver the potent benefits of these mushrooms in a convenient and delicious form. Each bottle contains 10 gummies, providing a total of 5000mg of Cordyceps mushroom extract. Each gummy contains 500mg of Cordyceps mushroom water-soluble MUSC extract, making it easy to incorporate the recommended dosage into your daily routine.

Additional Ingredients: 25mg GINKO BILOBA, 25mg GINSENG, and 10mg L-ARGININE. Ginko Biloba and Ginseng are known for their energizing properties, while L-Arginine is a beneficial amino acid that contributes to muscle synthesis and overall vitality.

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Cordyceps Gummies – Conclusion

With more than 1,500 years of use in Chinese medicine, these edibles offer a delicious and convenient way to experience the numerous health benefits of Cordyceps mushrooms. Their potential to boost energy, increase stamina, enhance athletic performance, and support metabolic function make them a valuable addition to your wellness routine. Take advantage of the Deal of the Day with the coupon code “Cannadelics” for an exclusive 20% discount.

Cordyceps Gummies – Takeaway Points

  • These edibles offer a convenient and enjoyable way to experience the multitude of health benefits associated with Cordyceps mushrooms.
  • Dosage recommendations suggest taking one gummy daily on an empty stomach for optimal absorption.
  • Consider factors such as quality ingredients, transparency, third-party testing, and dosage concentration when choosing Cordyceps edibles.
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The CAM Come Up

Few names loom as large over exotic American cannabis as Anna Willey. In a legal industry where jokes about quality have become the norm, not many companies have been able to float on top of that noise based on the quality of the product. Hers, California Artisanal Medicine or CAM, is like a battleship ripping through the waves of the decimated California industry.

While many struggle to sell middle-tier products as elite, Willey can barely feed the monster. She’s on the cusp of opening her 2,000-plus-light cathedral of hype in Sacramento, on top of a new facility she just opened in Long Beach. The facility will be her second in California’s capital, with the ground now breaking on a third. Willey jokes she’ll run back to her 500-lighter if she screws it up, but many insiders expect the facility to become one of America’s premier heat factories once it’s finished. Some even inquired with Willey about her helping their own production needs.

But how did a bubbly Indian-born retired software engineer climb to the highest heights of California’s cannabis industry with a stop on the Colorado throne along the way? It all started in what is currently the wildest frontier in legal cannabis, New York City.

High Times Magazine, November 2022

Working Your Way Up

Willey arrived in NYC with her parents at the age of 6. At one point, her dad would leave mom in NYC while he headed north to get a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the top engineering schools on the planet. Her mom would become a nurse. By sixth grade in 1985, Willey would become a courier for one of NYC’s famed old-school weed delivery services. She pointed to that moment as where her real cannabis adventure started, but before that, she had enjoyed the smell the first time she was around someone smoking.

“Back then, it was all about the service in New York City,” Willey told High Times. “To get into cannabis, you had to get a job delivering weed, and you needed to kind of work your way up the system.”

When she came home with the cash from her efforts, her parents’ conservative household took a no-questions-asked policy. She would work for the service for a few years. If you ordered cannabis from the service between 2nd and Gold and Murray Hill, Willey would show up right out of school with her Catholic schoolgirl uniform and 1.2 grams for $120 bucks. Willey said it sounds steep, but buyers had to say yes or they would get a visit from a large Puerto Rican man.

Her parents still turned a blind eye.

“I think that they thought it stopped for a little bit in college,” Willey said, smiling. “As all Indian people and children when they’re born, they tell you that you can be many different types of a doctor. You can just pick a type of doctor. So, obviously, I did not want to be a doctor.”

CAM Owner Anna Willey

Growing & Coding

Willey noted her sister skipped the medical school plan too, but her mom still tells people she’s a pharmacist. By 10th grade, Willey was bodega hopping in Harlem and the Lower East Side looking for the newest issues of High Times. After graduating from college, Willey would move west to Colorado in 1998.

When she arrived, she immediately met a grower named John from Fort Collins. He offered to set her up in a grow house. There she would learn to grow. She laughed, noting how much easier it is in the modern era to get the info you need, “Nowadays, you just get on to YouTube. And it’s crazy, right?”

When she did get on the internet forums, she felt there was a ton of support. She was amazed by just how many people were open to helping her. With her background in tech, she also didn’t have any fears about covering her tracks as she searched for the answers to her growroom problems on sites that would eventually be shut down by the feds.

Nevertheless, her first round would not go to plan.

“All males,” Willey said. “And I’m talking about ripe ball sacks covering the plant. I kept posting to IC Mag and Overgrow like, ‘These are new strains.’ I thought I created a new strain.”

Willey noted that pollen stuck around for about a year and a half and caused a lot of headaches. The first strains she would work with included DJ Short’s Blueberry and Fort Collins Cough.

Through all this, Willey continued writing code for IBM and Computer Associates. It was the early beginnings of the move towards automation in as many sectors as possible. Willey’s STEM background from childhood through college would give her much more faith in technology than her peers back then. She applied this knowledge to the grow.

“So it was a huge breakthrough, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’m breaking through in technology,’ because I was one of the first people to do automated grows,” Willey said. “So everyone that I met would boast about hand watering and [was] also constantly talking about how they want to be there when the lights are on.”

Willey thought the idea of needing to be completely hands-on was dumb, and people needed to learn about timers. What if they got sick or had a flat tire on the way to the grow? There are a thousand reasons to have some redundancy when talking about getting your lights powered up on time.

During that era in Colorado, she would start growing in rockwool. Eventually, she would make the move to Hydroton and use it through 2009 before making the jump to an ebb-and-flow system with Hydroton.

While continuing to develop her skills, she would open Colorado’s third dispensary. Her first fully legal grow would be 30 lights, the next 150. She thought she was in heaven.

The next major factor in her rise came in 2011. She decided she was going to get her general contractor’s license.

“It took me two years. I worked under a bunch of subcontractors, mechanical, plumbing, electrical. l learned enough about those trades to actually get a general contractor license,” Willey said. “And then I was able to do my own builds. That’s when it was over. I had a 40,000-square-foot warehouse. I had 760 lights. I had three warehouses.”

Her weed started to take off. As demand increased, she started the ongoing quest of growing as much fire as possible that she’s on to this day. At the peak of her Colorado cultivation capacity she would have 1,250 lights.

“We would literally do it like New York City deli style,” Willey said. “When we ran out of weed that day, we were out of weed.”

The store would close early every day for three years. Every single day they ran out of weed, even as Willey expanded she just couldn’t keep up. Another thing helping push numbers was the fact hers was the first shop in Colorado offering half-eighths. This allowed people to mix and match more than other dispensaries. When Willey worked the counter herself, the half-eighths weighed a little heavy. The patients loved it.

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Moving on from Magic Dust 

In 2013 and 2014, she started plotting her move west. She was already getting a lot of her genetics from California.

“I was very aware of how much better California cannabis was; even five months old light deps were severely better than what I call the magic dust,” Willey said.

No matter how good Willey was at growing pot, it was never going to be able to compete with the cannabis being grown at sea level in California. Even to this day, indoor farms skirting the waster in the San Francisco Bay Area are considered among the best in the world.

Willey would eventually sell everything she owned. But as with much of her life, it all started on the forums. They were alive and well through the cannabis floods and droughts of the mid-2010s. As she continued to watch the landscape, it was very obvious to her that those with the heat were in the best shape. California was the land of the heat, and it was before the price crashes we’d start to see later in the decade.

When she arrived in California to start her conquests in 2018, she wanted to get on METRC as soon as possible. Her buildout ended up taking eight months, and everything was on the books. Her friends already here balked at the idea, but her first California runs were basically as compliant as they could be at that moment.

But how did she end up in Sacramento? In her early goings, she would attempt to get set up in Oakland. She quickly realized it was not the most friendly place for cannabis with everyone from the city council to the landlords lining up to milk the industry. But as she worked to fund the California move, one of the jobs she was doing was licensing work. Through that work, she would become familiar with just how friendly Sacramento is to cannabis businesses.

“I noticed it was the number one place that was super friendly to other people. I had a great connection with the Connected team, and Sacramento was celebrating Connected, giving them a store license, whatever they applied for,” Willey said of the observation. “So I was like, ‘OK, this town seems much friendlier.’”

There is an argument to be made that her decision to move to Sacramento has crafted one of the biggest cannabis companies to hit the top-shelf market following legalization. There was always going to be a boutique class of bougie top shelf selection for those who wanted to pay big money. When Willey hit Sacramento, it was the beginning of that kind of quality being normalized for everyone.

She laughed and noted it wasn’t that easy out the gate. When she went all-in on California and sold her last Colorado warehouse, she brought 19 OGs with her that nobody wanted. It was all good though! She found a guy in the desert with a Harvard business degree that would buy all this pot, but he quickly realized consumers couldn’t tell the difference between light deps and indoor, especially if they couldn’t look before they bought it. He ended up making the switch to pounds he could get for $850 as opposed to Willey’s indoor.

“He ditched me for deps in October,” Willey said. “It was brutal and hilarious at the same time.”

Eventually, Willey would get her hands on cuts more suited to Californians’ tastes. As soon as CAM flowers started hitting shelves, it was always priced at least $5 cheaper than things of comparable quality, sometimes even $15 bucks cheaper as others attempted to cash in on whatever hype had gotten them that far. Shelf by shelf, CAM began to dot California from north to south.

One of the reasons for that competitive price point was how much cheaper it was to operate in Sacramento compared to her initial potential home in Oakland.

“I got super lucky with my landlord in Sacramento,” Willey said. “It was still insanely expensive, $1.75 a square foot. But the building was good. We all had a good foundation and relatively good TPO [thermoplastic polyolefin] roofs. They already had some basic power, 800 to 1,000 amps. It had some good bones if you can say that about a building.”

Things were eventually going well. Someone offered to buy her out. But two days before making the deal she pulled out. She was destined to grow the heat for the masses, how could she stop now?

In the end, it would work out.

“Everybody talks about how we got all these investors and whatever. I got lucky and I got one partner and that’s all I really needed. And then one of my closest friends, a grower in Colorado at Grand LAX, Josh Granville, had already come up before, and he was, you know, doing his own thing.”

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Easy as Apple Pie

Eventually, Willey got her hands on some Apple Pie. It was some kind of bastardized version of Apple Fritter that her friends at the kings of apple weed, Lumpy’s, had vetted as something close to the original Fritter but not exactly the same thing. This was also the strain that put CAM on my radar back in the day. It was the absolute top of the mountain. There is a strong argument to be made at the peak of apple terps hype a couple of years ago, the three most popular strains were CAM’s Apple Pie, Lumpy’s original Fritter phenos, and Alien Labs’s Atomic Apple. The trio firmly separated themselves from the pack.

She would send a box of that primo Apple Pie to Berner from Cookies. His lineup of dispensaries is now one of CAM’s biggest clients. Willey transitioned to all the doors that have opened for her over the years through her dedication to the flame and regardless of plumbing.

“My experience of being a woman in cannabis is that I’ve just been surrounded by older brothers, mentors, people that have embraced me and shown me so much love and respect,” Willey said. “I’m not here to tell people there is not sexism or misogyny inside the industry. I’m not here to say that. I’m just here to talk about my experience and my experience with all these people that are in cannabis that have moms and sisters and girlfriends, and whatever, like really treated me as such.”

Things would change a lot from those early runs. Gone were the Harvard MBAs that were flush with newly raised capital and ready to buy anything in a jar that tested half decent. Then came the consolidation of many companies. Those with the heat like Willey would be survivors, but it was nuts. She started seeing things like dehydrated nugs going through testing to make the THC numbers higher. She didn’t even realize for a bit you could shop around the same batch for the highest THC numbers since there are no standardized cannabis lab operating procedures (plans are set to change next year.).

“And it’s about to happen. The homogenization of the testing process is going to be revolutionary for cannabis in California. I really do believe that because you will finally be able to grow a lot of strains [that you can’t in a THC-driven market,]” Willey said.

She’s been sitting on cuts for years, waiting for the moment lab testing wouldn’t be as big a factor. About 80% of them are mother plants; the rest are in tissue culture.

We asked Willey if there was a moment where she knew her weed was doing better than most as the walls were caving in on the California industry. She explained it’s not about the hundreds of stores she finds herself in but the sell-through. That’s when she knows she is connecting with the shop’s clientele.

“The one thing I really want to convey is how lucky I am with how much love California has shown some small transplant,” Willey said. “I have the best team. I can’t like, I mean, I want like a whole segment of this conversation to be about how lucky I got.”

This article was originally published in the November 2022 issue of High Times Magazine.

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‘Copycat’ Edible Cannabis Harms Children: Health Canada

‘Copycat’ edible cannabis harms children, so says Health Canada. They’re warning cannabis consumers to only purchase cannabis that is “legal and regulated’ from “authorized retailers” who provide products in “plain packaging with child-resistant features.” Now, for the non-consumer or occasional consumer, this sounds reasonable. You wouldn’t purchase whiskey in an unlabeled bottle made in someone’s bathtub. And you certainly wouldn’t leave this unmarked bottle around children, where it can be mistaken for iced tea. But for many, cannabis is a […]

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Mother’s Day Cannabis Gift Guide 2023

This Mother’s Day, we celebrate the act of ritual. Why? Because Motherhood is filled with them. From blessing ceremonies and baby showers to birthing exercises to postpartum healing, the ways women prepare for motherhood are sacred. Rituals are carried on as our children grow and we share family traditions from past generations, or perhaps create new customs pulled from other cultures and ideologies that may resonate more closely. Despite which kinds of rituals you may practice, one thing’s for certain: Mothers deserve to be honored and celebrated.

This carefully curated Mother’s Day Gift Guide features many brands owned by both women and moms. We hope this help inspire you to treat Mom with some special goods that will surely elevate all kinds of self-care rituals in her life—from peaceful walks with the dog to relaxing baths and skincare regimes to treasured smoke sessions. Help the mom in your life feel the love this Mother’s Day and every day.

Photo courtesy of Rogue Paq

Rogue Paq Ritual Case / From $215

Stylish on-the-go moms who appreciate both form and function will certainly be adding the Rogue Paq Ritual Case to their wish lists. Say goodbye to your pencil case and get a serious upgrade with the Vegan Leather or Lambskin Leather editions. Founder Jessica Cadmus is a New York City wardrobe stylist and personal shopper determined to offer women more sophisticated, discreet options for carrying their cannabis goods.

Each Ritual Case is made of premium, hand-selected materials and hardware. Thoughtfully designed, these carriers are as functional as they are stylish, with features such as water-resistant and scent-suppression interior pockets; and quick-access internal elastics for scissors, hemostats, cleaners, pens and chords. Now you can easily find the various articles of your smoking ritual from the depths of your purse—and look good doing it.

“Join our Paq and Raise Your Ritual.”

Photo courtesy of Her Highness

Her Highness: Get Lit Kit / $75

The Get Lit Kit from Her Highness is for all the glamour gals out there whose style might not be quite so discreet. With an elegant gold snake grinder, bright red lips ashtray and refillable gold butane lighter, this gift set is for the Mom in your life who wants to feel (and look) like a queen. This collection is one that you’ll likely want to store at home—surprise guests when you pull these out, or simply keep out on display. Also based in New York City, the Her Highness founders are tapping into the playful and fun elements of consuming cannabis—a ritual to be celebrated and proud of.

“Everything we put the Her Highness’s name on follows our mission to bring joy and wellness to your body, mind and daily life.”

Photo courtesy of Summerland

Summerland Ceramic Bongs / From $195

Summerland Ceramic Bongs are perfect for those with a more minimalist style. Constructed in small batches in Northern California, these handmade smoking vessels are truly works of art. We love the organic nature of this “stonerware,” which is reminiscent of ancient, simpler times. When not in use, these bongs blend in with the environment and could easily be mistaken for a sculpture or vase. The makers behind Summerland treasure the ritual inherent to cannabis as much as they do building these, and they want you to too.

“Designed by the ritual of connection with nature, our pieces are built from the Earth itself. Sustainability, function and form are equivalent to us, and we do not settle for less.”

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Ally Lockable Storage Box / $85

Now that you’ve upgraded your smoking rituals, keep the good stuff safely stored away from the kiddos. The Ally Storage Box was founded by two moms who wanted to give people a way to consume cannabis responsibly in their homes, without sacrificing convenience or aesthetics. Sleek and discreet, the versatile, lockable storage box is completely unassuming. It’s stackable, locks in scent and is fridge and freezer safe. This makes a practical yet thoughtful gift that Mom can enjoy using every day and rest easy knowing the youngsters won’t be sneaking into her stash when she’s not around. 

“With Ally, you can feel good about safely storing your life’s medicine, whatever that may be.”

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Cannabombz Bath Bombs / $13

A long, relaxing bath may just be the ultimate way to treat yourself—especially when it involves potent CBD bath bombs. Cannabombz owner Lindsey Corum is a mom and can fully appreciate the need to unwind. Taking time to recharge the batteries is critical in order to show up for your kids and be the best parent you can be, right?! Easier said than done, but these 100 mg CBD bath bombs will give you an excuse to hide in the bathroom a little longer.

All Cannabombz Bath Bombs are made with organic, natural and cruelty-free ingredients and are gentle and safe to the skin. The bath bombs are even topped with trimmings from Corum’s own organically grown garden.

While you’re soaking up the benefits in the tub, consider tuning into Corum’s “Cannamomz” podcast, which is working to break the stigma of parenting and cannabis. The series features in-depth conversations and exciting information in a judgment-free space with other moms and women with a love for cannabis.

“Our promise: Providing natural pain relief with high mgs at a low price. Cannabombz is a female-owned and operated business that changes lives each and every day.”

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Dash Hemp Spa Robe / $99

Maybe taking a shower and getting ready every day is your coveted alone time. Step it up a notch with this luxurious robe you won’t want to take off. The all-season Hemp Spa Robe by Dash Hemp out of Santa Cruz is constructed in a medium weight low loop French terry in a thirsty blend of 55% Hemp and 45% Cotton. The soft, absorbent material will keep you feeling dry and cozy as you begin your skincare rituals, morning routine, or are simply lounging around. A high-quality robe should be hanging in everyone’s closet, so if the mom in your life is lacking, this is a gift you know she is going to love and use. It’s better for both her and the planet.

“Dash Hemp clothing is remarkably comfortable…it’s always love at first try-on. Our clothing is transformational.”

Annemarie CBD serum
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Annemarie X Ojai Energetics Activated CBD Serum / $140

Skincare rituals that give Mom that beautiful glow are an easy way to show her some love. The Activated CBD Serum is made with the combination of Ojai Energetics’ patented water-soluble, fastest-acting CBD technology and Annmarie Skin Care’s signature wildcrafted ingredients.

The serum is packed with high-performance seed oils, antioxidant-rich botanicals, and synergistic plant stem cells to help support healthy skin. Add in CBD, which is ideal for aging skin, as its anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritation and contribute to a more balanced, even skin tone. With powerful antioxidant properties, CBD also helps ward off wrinkles and fine lines. This all-natural line truly taps into the power of Mother Nature. Available in trial and full sizes.

“The experience of our Activated CBD Serum is unique and powerful. You take a deep breath as you feel your skin drinking in the rich hydration of your serum. Now you’re connected to age-old wisdom—to the mothers, lovers and friends who laughed, worked and shared life with you. All who shared an intuitive knowing of the whole-body magic of the hemp plant.”

Braided hemp cat leash (left) and dog leash (right). Photo courtesy of Wiggywoos

Wigglywoos Hemp Dog + Cat Leashes / $34

Going for a walk is an easy way to get outside, breathe in some fresh air and engage all the senses. A therapeutic way to reset and ground yourself, walking routines have been around since the beginning of time. It could be Mom’s special alone time, where she takes a puff and soaks in the sounds of nature. And for all the fur moms out there, we know you take this time extra seriously. If your partner or friend is a dedicated cat or dog mom, consider upping her walks with these all-hemp braided leashes from WigglyWoos. Hemp is soft, strong and durable, making it the ideal textile for leashes. Each leash is individually made, hand-spliced and whipped. Plus, you can customize them with three different classy colored trigger snap options and a wide range of hemp twine colors.

“Nature is the inspiration for our timeless designs and time-trusted techniques. Whether you live in the urban center of the city, beachside, on the mountain, or in the suburbs, there is nothing like the open air and your dog at your side.” 

Photo courtesy of Nancy Chains Jewelry

Nancy Chains Self Care Nug Keychain / $44

Nancy Chains Jewelry captures one’s love for cannabis by encapsulating tiny buds inside of what she calls “stoner’s stones.” These whimsical one-of-a-kind pieces are all handmade in California from a hard eco-friendly exterior that’s waterproof. Infused with meaning and intention, each piece will brighten your day.

This Mother’s Day, we’re recommending the Self Care Nug Keychain, which can be used for your keys, or worn around your neck. With tiny hemp buds resembling cannabis inside, this piece serves as a constant reminder to carve some “me time” out of your day—no matter what.

“Each nug is as special as a snowflake. Kind of like people…I had to find a way to capture that beauty.”

Photo courtesy of Grön

Grön Chocolate

Grön, Oregon’s number-one producer of chocolate edibles, is the perfect indulgence for Mom. The first cannabis chocolate brand to earn Fair Trade certification, you can rest assured she’s getting the good stuff. Enjoying some dark chocolate after dinner is an evening ritual shared by many women: a special treat after a long day confirming that “yes, you deserve this.”

Founded in 2015 by Christine Smith, a former architect and driven mother of two, Grön now offers a wide array of premium chocolate bars with varying cannabinoid ratios and interesting flavors. For nighttime we recommend the Sleepy Indica Dark Chocolate Bar dusted with vanilla bean sea salt. Consisting of a 1:1:1 CBD/CBN/THC ratio, you can expect a full body buzz and restful sleep. Whether it’s for every night or just every now and then, nibbling on a Grön Chocolate Bar will surely become a new favorite ritual.

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Product Review: GAGS E-Rig by The Kind Pen

When I got the offer to do this review, I was stoked. As a professional writer, one of my favorite things to do—in any industry—is try the newest technologies. And as a human, one of my favorite things to do is smoke cannabis concentrates. So when I was approached about reviewing the GAGS system from The Kind Pen, it was like my birthday and Christmas rolled into one. At the same time, the fact that those two things are my favorite to do gave this particular concentrate vaporizer a very high bar to clear, because I’ve tried enough of them doing my own independent research. The GAGS didn’t clear that bar so much as circumvent it; despite, or perhaps because of this, it still made it to a permanent spot in my rotation.

Somehow both sleek and hefty, the GAGS comes in multiple colors (I was lucky enough to get purple), and it won’t look bad on a coffee table or shelf. Because the touch-button is integrated, the whole thing doesn’t necessarily look like a smoking device—a feature that plays in its favor in terms of displayability. I don’t feel the need to hide mine when less-pot-friendly guests are over. However, the weight of the base and the delicate quality of the glass do mean that the GAGS is not necessarily the most portable way of smoking. Still, there are plenty of extremely portable ways of smoking concentrates, including other products from The Kind Pen, so if the GAGS is mostly an at-home sesh machine, so be it. Odds are, if you’ve found your way to this review or the GAGS, you have a few other smoking devices and don’t need to carry this specific one around.

This is particularly true for the form of concentrates I found myself using most frequently with the GAGS, which is…*drum roll, please*…cartridges, for god-knows-what reason. Don’t get me wrong, I do use good, authentic cartridges—I initially tested the GAGS out with Jetty Extracts Solventless XXX, if you want to get specific with it—but that doesn’t mean I think they’re the purest way of smoking. In fact, before this, I ran through one cartridge every few weeks. So I was deeply surprised to find that I had gone through three cartridges in the two weeks following the arrival of the GAGS. In case you’re not getting what I’m saying: I use this thing nonstop. I use it nearly as much as I use my PuffCo Peak, which I’m obsessed with. The GAGS is now a daily driver for me. And, while I’m reluctant to admit it, I pretty much never use anything but cartridges with it. 

Courtesy Carolyn Hanson

So, how did we get here? Because honestly, upon opening the box, I had a hard time figuring out how to use the system and almost never used cartridges. I couldn’t tell if you were supposed to put water in it, although nowhere on the packaging or in the instructions does it tell you that you should (you shouldn’t). I also couldn’t really determine whether you were supposed to pick the globe up and hit it, or hit it with the globe on the base like you would basically any other smoking device. I’m of the firm belief that when it comes to stoner products, you have to remember you’re building for the stoned. Good, clear instructions on what to do and what not to do go a long way, particularly when you’re dealing with something digital like the GAGS. The last thing you want to do is get water onto a component you’re not supposed to and fry the whole thing, and when you’re dealing with cannabis most devices of this complexity use a water filtration system. Maybe it’s a nitpick, but the instructions weren’t very clear and that made getting off the ground with the device a bit difficult. 

Once I figured out how to use it, however, I was flying. This thing gets you absolutely ripped. I tried the cartridge before the ceramic or quartz nails, purely out of sheer laziness (it’s so easy), and the sort of dry-dab-nectar-collector-type-thing it has going on will have you in an absolute haze. Seemingly, there is genuinely something to the idea that you’ll get higher from a harsher hit, and dry dabs certainly provide that. If you want an intense hit from loose concentrates, go for the ceramic or quartz nails, which also screw in through the 510 threaded connector. 

The ceramic nail is your run-of-the-mill ceramic nail encased in a metal conductive sleeve. Because it has to screw into the connector, there’s going to be a metal component, so I can’t fault them for that. It works like any ceramic nail will, just make sure (as with most nails of this type) that you get your concentrates onto the bottom of the nail, not the sides. The quartz nail, on the other hand, is different from your standard quartz nails. It’s not a banger or a bucket, instead it’s a 3-rod system where wire is wrapped around the rods to heat them up. Both nails worked perfectly fine, but I’m not personally a huge fan of the intensity of dry dabs of that magnitude, so I’ve found myself sticking with using the GAGS for cartridges.

Courtesy Carolyn Hanson

But what a good system it is for cartridges. Wow. The GAGS is massively convenient. For those moments when you need a no-fuss option of just something to smoke, it’s right there and I find myself reaching for it more often than not. An example? When I’m running out the door, the Uber is already downstairs, and I don’t have the time to pack a dab. I just tap the button a few times, watch the cup fill up, hit it, and go on my merry way. It’s great for getting very high, very efficiently in terms of time and effort. It’s also great for the terminally lazy, because you rarely need to charge it and there’s no clean up, save for the occasional cleaning of the globe. This should come as good news if you don’t want to deal with the whole q-tips and cleaning situation that typically comes with loose concentrates. 

Also, not for nothing, the user-friendliness once you know how to use it is insane. You don’t pull on it; instead, the GAGS sort of hits it for you, so the cup slowly pools with extremely thick smoke from the bottom to about halfway up. My partner and I have taken to asking each other “Want a glass of milk?” every so often when we’re offering the other a hit, because it genuinely looks like a glass of milk. It’s been a fun way to smoke when people are over due to the ease of pouring a hit for someone else. You can even sip it, if you so choose, because the mouth is so wide. Is that how you’re supposed to hit it? Probably not. But it does make for a great party trick. 

Ultimately, the GAGS is a very novel system, and it does its job of getting you high impeccably. If convenience is a priority for you at home, or you want a new, fun way of smoking cartridges, this will become a staple for you. If you really need the portability, go buy a 510 battery or a disposable. This is meant for the mantle.

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THC-A Diamonds: The Ultimate High-Potency Hemp-Derived Cannabis Concentrate

Looking for a strong hemp-derived cannabis concentrate that packs a punch? Look no further than THC-A diamonds. With a THC-A content of 99.9% or higher, these crystals are one of the most potent hemp-derived cannabis products on the market. And as part of our Deal of the Day, you can now try THC-A diamonds at unbeatable prices. But what exactly are these diamonds, and why are they so popular among cannabis enthusiasts? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the new product and explore some of the key topics related to this high-potency cannabis concentrate.

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Looking to enhance your cannabis experience with a highly potent concentrate? THC-A diamonds may be just what you’re looking for.

What are THC-A Diamonds?

THC-A diamonds are a type of hemp-derived cannabis concentrate that is made using fresh high-THCA hemp flower and a hydrocarbon extraction method. The resulting product is a pure, potent crystalline substance that is free from any additives or contaminants. The diamonds get their name from their appearance, which resembles small, glittering diamonds.

The Differences Between THC and THC-A

While THC (AKA Delta-9 THC or Delta-9) and THC-A are chemically similar, they have some important differences. THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces a potent high, while THC-A (Tetrahydrocannabinolic_acid) is non-psychoactive. However, some cannabis enthusiasts prefer THC-A over THC because it is believed to have some potential medical benefits, such as anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.

All that being said, it’s important to note that when THC-A is heated – such as when it’s smoked, vaped, or dabbed – it converts into THC. As a result, although it is sold as hemp, it is used as cannabis because the user experiences an almost identical feeling, and this product is highly psychoactive. It’s essential to be aware of this fact when using products that contain high levels of THC-A. These products can produce psychoactive effects that are very similar to those of cannabis.

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Potency and Usage of THC-A Diamonds

THC-A diamonds are some of the most potent hemp-derived cannabis products available, with a THC-A content of 99.9% or higher. This makes them an ideal choice for experienced users who are looking for a high-potency product with strong, fast-acting effects. As a result, unless you are an experienced user, it’s important to use this product responsibly and in moderation, as their potency can be overwhelming.

THC-A diamonds can be used in a variety of ways, including dabbing, vaporizing, and even sprinkling onto a joint or bowl of cannabis flower. They’re a versatile product that can be enjoyed alone or mixed with other cannabis products to enhance their potency and effects. Some cannabis enthusiasts also like to use it to make their own cannabis-infused edibles and tinctures.

Effects of Dabbing THC-A Diamonds

Dabbing is a popular method of consuming cannabis concentrates, including THC-A diamonds. To dab, you’ll need a dab rig, a torch, and a dab tool. First, heat up the nail on your dab rig using the torch until it’s hot enough to vaporize the diamonds. Then, use the dab tool to place a small amount of diamonds onto the nail. As soon as the diamonds come into contact with the hot nail, they’ll vaporize, producing a thick, flavorful vapor that you can inhale.

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Dabbing with THC-A diamonds produces a strong, fast-acting high that can be quite intense for inexperienced users. The effects are typically felt within seconds of inhaling the vapor and can last for several hours. These diamonds are known for producing a euphoric, uplifting high that can leave you feeling happy, relaxed, and creative. They’re also popular among medical cannabis users for their potential pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects.

Legality of THC-A

One of the most common questions about THC-A diamonds is their legality. Since they are made from hemp-derived cannabis, which is legal under federal law, THC-A is also legal as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC. This means that you can enjoy the benefits of THC-A without having to worry about breaking any laws.

Storage and Safety

You should store this product in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. This will help to preserve their potency and flavor over time. It’s also important to handle the diamonds with care, as they can be fragile and prone to breaking. When dabbing, it’s important to use a dab tool to avoid accidentally damaging the crystals.

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When it comes to safety, it’s important to purchase THC-A diamonds from a reputable source that uses high-quality plants and safe extraction methods.

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Whether you’re an experienced dabber or new to cannabis concentrates, THC-A diamonds are a great choice for anyone who wants to experience the ultimate in potency and purity. Just remember to start low and grow slow, as these diamonds are strong!

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In conclusion, THC-A diamonds are a highly potent and desirable hemp-derived cannabis concentrate. Whether you prefer to dab, vape, or mix with other cannabis products, the diamonds are a versatile and high-quality product that’s sure to impress. And with our Deal of the Day, there’s never been a better time to try THCA diamonds for yourself!

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