Help! Cannabis Doesn’t Like Me Anymore

Step into any room full of green-blooded cannabis aficionados and the conversation is almost assuredly to land on all the amazing benefits their precious plant has provided. There’ll be that dude with a faded tattoo of an eagle on his forearm who swears up and down that weed has helped him get off addictive painkillers; the lady who would never leave the house if not for the herb’s ability to tame her anxiety; and somebody else who finds that it has an uncanny ability to prevent mosquito bites.

No, unfortunately, weed doesn’t ward off pesky summer insects. At least not that we know of. It’s just that this individual doesn’t care whether cannabis has any medicinal benefits. They just enjoy it because it makes life fun, more tolerable and who among us can’t appreciate that?

On the other hand, somewhere out there is an unfortunate soul who was once part of this group of bud buffs but can no longer smoke, eat or vape pot because, well, it just doesn’t like them anymore. Although the idea of a plant betraying a human being might sound like the plot to a ridiculously bad science fiction film—The Attack of the Killer Cannabis—countless people report they’ve been victims to this ill-fated occurrence. They started out friends with the flower, establishing a relationship that was more than appreciated on many different levels, but eventually, somewhere along the line, something happened, and now the two don’t see eye-to-eye. “I used to love weed,” Rick, a 62-year-old from Phoenix, says. “I did it for years without any problems. One day a few years ago it started hitting different in a bad way.”

Arizona is a legal state, allowing Rick to procure the herb from retail sources rather than lean on the black market. At first, he attributed his bad reaction to how the legal products were processed. Yet, as he would soon learn, the weed purchased from a neighborhood dealer came with the same negativity. “It didn’t make a difference,” he says. To hear him tell it, the ill effects were horrifying. Getting high, which once brought him a great deal of pleasure, suddenly filled his mind with overwhelming feelings of dread, like life as he knew it was over, a farce that made him question all the choices he’s ever made. The result was a real cerebral torture chamber, an effect that most people consume cannabis to escape, not explore. “I’d always end up having this feeling of impending doom when I got high,” he says. “It was a real depressing mindset. I had to stop.”

Unfortunately, Rick’s not alone.

A 33-year-old entrepreneur from Illinois named Holly also had this unfortunate experience. Although weed was once part of her everyday life—mostly in the evenings before bed—she can’t touch it now, not unless she wants to be haunted all night by the smoke-filled equivalent of an unsupportive parent. “I ended up lying in bed all night thinking about how much of a failure I was,” she said. “It makes me second guess all of my career moves, and my brain won’t stop spinning.”

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

This sudden change in the way cannabis affects a person can happen to the best of us. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, best known for her role as Elaine on the hit NBC sitcom Seinfeld, admitted that she experienced a shift in weed that has sworn her off forever. When asked whether she smokes marijuana, she said that while she wishes she could, she had to quit. “I did when I was in college a lot, and then something happened, and I started to get paranoid whenever I smoked pot,” she says. “I tried multiple times to go back to it, but I cannot. It makes me nuts. And I get very unhappy with it. So, it’s not for me.”

Several Cannabis Now readers we talked to complained that weed has, in fact, taken a dark turn. Not everyone experienced feelings of end-of-times dread, like poor Rick. They were, however, presented with some unprecedented limitations that hindered their consumption habits. “I can’t smoke high THC strains anymore,” a reader named Mari says. “I’m better with lower percentages, like 20%.” Several others claimed that sativas no longer worked for them, forcing them to switch exclusively to indica. “Sativas are my nemesis,” explains Dan, a 55-year-old from Colorado.

Dr. Jordon Tishler, instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, may have some answers. He’s certainly the most qualified to speak on this matter. As if teaching medicine at one of the most elite medical schools in the nation wasn’t enough, he’s also president of the medical marijuana clinic InhaledMD and president of the Association of Cannabinoid Specialists. Dr. Tishler works with a variety of patients, advising them on how to better their lives with medical marijuana. He says the cause of these vexing cannabis experiences isn’t cut and dried.

“We’re in a totally data-free zone with this subject,” he says.

However, based on the doctor’s years of clinical experience and his understanding of neurobiology, he believes there are perhaps several potential reasons that a person’s cannabis experience could become less enjoyable than it was in the beginning. “It could be psychological—that some unpleasant event or thought has gotten associated with the sensation of cannabis use, and this turns the experience into a turn-off,” he says. “It could be something traumatic, even a small thing, or it could be as simple as finding it boring after long use.”

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Overconsumption (typical in cases of recreational use) is another potential provocateur. Although many cannabis users consume morning to night, seven days a week, this practice is consistent with problematic behavior. At that point, it’s not medicating; it’s abuse. “In the cannabis world tolerance is often talked about as a good thing, but it definitely isn’t,” Dr. Tishler asserts. “Tolerance is caused by the down-regulation (removal) of cannabinoid receptors in response to being exposed to too much cannabis. This is kind of like turning down the volume in response to very “loud” stimulation, but like turning down the volume on your music, the quieter stuff—your internal endocannabinoid system—becomes difficult to hear. When your internal signaling is no longer sufficiently loud, you become dependent on cannabis.”

Therefore, it’s conceivable that an individual’s relationship with cannabis can start to deteriorate over time.

“Getting high over years is certainly not the same experience it was when you first started,” Dr. Tishler says. “Many people use ever-increasing amounts, which leads to that tolerance and dependence. It stands to reason that at higher doses over long periods of time, the experience may become unpleasant as well.”

I, too, have experienced a shift in how cannabis affects me. It’s not the super fun act that it was two decades ago. Depending on the situation, the dread Rick speaks of has infiltrated my psyche. Not always, but sometimes. I’ve noticed this change with alcohol too. I chalked it up to aging, just a byproduct of getting older, something that Dr. Tishler agrees is undoubtedly the case with alcohol, but not cannabis. At least none that science is aware of just yet. “We know that a person’s level of alcohol dehydrogenase (the enzyme that removes alcohol) drops with age,” he said. “We don’t know that our ECS changes with age. More to come on that, to be sure.”

Let’s Stay Together

For those looking to rekindle their relationship with pot, hoping to get back to the good old days, the fix may be complex, but not impossible. “Assuming a recreational user, I’d suggest a good long tolerance break, like a month,” Dr. Tishler says. “I don’t generally recommend tolerance breaks for patients as it leaves their illness untreated (I suggest a slow wean, which is often harder than a T-break).” If that doesn’t work, counseling might be worth a try. “I’d suggest some psychotherapy to look into what psychological factors might be at work.”

This is just another reason that cannabis science needs to be allowed to catch up with the times. As Dr. Tishler points out, we don’t have enough research to understand why some regular cannabis users eventually experience negative effects from their consumption and some don’t. The solution, as the good doctor suggests, may be as simple as avoiding overconsumption for extended periods of time.

Micro-dosing (ingesting small amounts to achieve a minute head change) may be one way to avoid such behavior. A standard dose is typically between 5 and 10 milligrams THC. Micro-dosing consists of consuming around 2-3mg as needed throughout the day.

It could also prove beneficial for the consumer to explore various terpene profiles and lower THC strains. Higher THC percentages aren’t indicative of quality. Terpenes contribute to the overall composition of cannabis, providing variety in effect. And as we heard from some people, it’s often the higher THC strains that caused them trouble. Once they made some adjustments in the way they medicate, perhaps finding a terpene profile that was more palatable to their respective metabolism, the unsavory reaction began to subside. Considering that there are countless cannabinoid and terpene profile combinations, the solution to finding a friendly relationship with cannabis again may be as simple as discovering a product that compliments an individual’s body chemistry.

Humans are all built different, and what’s good for one might not be for another. Finding the right combination, however, could take some experimentation. But it might be worth the effort. “Take notes on what you enjoy/when and in what situations…activities…rest,” advises 38-year-old Katie. She admits to experiencing frequent bad reactions on cannabis a few years ago until she did some homework. Eventually, she found a solution and is back to regular use. “It takes a bit of time but with some dedication, it can be fantastic again.”

It’s important to remember that millions of people all over the country have found some level of relief from the legalization of cannabis. Some have leaned on it to tame a variety of health conditions (from mild to severe), while some have used it as a gateway out of alcohol abuse and other unsavory habits. So, if you, as many others have experienced sudden negative effects, there’s hope

It might be time to switch the product, strain, consumption frequency or take a tolerance break. It may also be advisable to discuss these issues with your physician, caregiver or budtender to see how they might help carve out a reasonable resolution. We assure you, as dismal as the situation may seem, there’s a solution that will help you hang out with your old bud once again.

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Ditch the Old Terminology (An Indica / Sativa Response)

I have been a student of cannabis since the first time I smoked a joint in 1979 while battling cancer and undergoing both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The gracious herb was in many ways my savior and it caused me to become dedicated to learning as much as I could about it. One of my favorite teachers is Robert Clarke who wrote the books, The Botany and Ecology of Cannabis in 1977, Marijuana Botany in 1981, HASHISH! in 1998 and Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany released in 2013. We’ve been close friends since 1994, and in the 1990s Robert was teaching us that Indica and sativa were basically incorrect terminology, and that Afghan cannabis should be considered within its own classification.

In 2004 and after five long years, I got out of federal prison for growing cannabis after the passing of the 1996 California medical marijuana law. I picked up Rob for the first time in a long time to go smoke a joint, and he asked me if I remembered what he taught me about Indica, sativa and Afghan. I told him that I did remember, and he smiled and said to forget it because that’s not what researchers believe anymore.

Our understanding of the planet is changing daily, as science reveals more of life’s secrets, it causes us to look at the way we understand things differently.

Initially, we used Indica and sativa different ways, depending on if you were a grower or a consumer.

To a cultivator, Indica meant a short broad leaflet plant that grew tight and stocky, yielded well and finished flowering quickly. Sativa, meant the plant was tropical/equatorial with narrow leaflets and took next to forever to finish flowering.

To a consumer, Indica meant something that was a heavy high that was deep, relaxing and often not so energetic. On the other hand, sativa was translated to mean that it would be more energetics, almost like drinking coffee, in the way that it wakes you up and motivates you, and more psychedelic, with a buzz that leaves you daydreaming about the universe.

To science, it meant something else entirely.

When the cannabis taxonomy was first being written in 1753, Carl Linnaeus was essentially aware of only one type of cannabis: the European hemp variety of Cannabis that he added the suffix “sativa”, which at the time simply meant to grow or to sow. This type of cannabis was used industrially for ropes, cloth, paper, paints and varnishes, but surprisingly, not for the drug content.

Robert Clarke often jokes that scientifically speaking, nobody smokes “sativa” because all drug varieties are “Indica”.

In 1785, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck published a description of a second species of Cannabis from India which was used for it’s drug content and he named it “Cannabis Indica”.

Cannabis that was coming from India and many other items that originated from India used the term “Indica”. But what becomes more confusing to our modern use of the term is that there are all types of cannabis growing in India and leaf morphology does not tell the whole story.

In Northern India along the Hindu Kush mountains, you will find broadleaf drug cannabis and as you travel south to Goa, you will find very narrow leaflet drug plants that are all 100% Indica.

You can also find non-drug industrial hemp/cannabis varieties growing all over the world that have both narrow leaflets and broad leaflets. The flowers look amazing and make copious quantities of trichomes, but they will not get you high.

In 2013, Robert Clarke launched a new taxonomy in the world of cannabis, the problem is, it’s a bit complex. Robert breaks down the varieties as follows:

Broad Leaflet Drug = BLD

Narrow Leaflet Drug = NLD

Broad Leaf Hemp = BLH

Narrow Leaf Hemp = NLH

Robert also has another category for ancestors, as there are varieties of cannabis growing around the world that have escaped human cultivation and have become feral once again. For this he uses “PA” for punitive ancestor.

Robert’s 21st century cannabis taxonomy has been around for 10 years now and while it makes a lot of sense, it’s not catching on. I think this is mostly because it’s too complex for people to grasp easily, but that is to be expected considering Robert is a scientist and if you read any of his books, you will see that they are very detailed and well referenced.

The modern cannabis market is made up of hybrids which are incredibly hard to classify as Northern or tropical, Indica, or sativa, because they have attributes of both.

The effects we feel when we smoke or vaporize are controlled by the cannabinoids and terpenes which modulate the effects of the cannabinoids. The analogy I would use is that getting high is like getting on an airplane, the cannabinoids bring you up to altitude and the terpenes are the rudders that control the whole flight.

The terpenes are so important that the entire experience from the bud can be ruined if the bud is over dried, because when it is over dried, the terpenes evaporate and the bud does not taste or smell anywhere near as good as it did when it was fresh.

The Emerald Cup, which is one of the largest cannabis competitions in the world, recently started dividing the entries into six different terpene categories, which they call the love language of cannabis:

Myrcenethis is the most common terpene found in cannabis, varieties that have it are Skunk #1, Northern Lights, Blue Dream, and OG Kush

a Pineneis found in pine needles and is responsible for the piney scent in Northern Lights #5

Limoneneis found in lemons and other citrus-based fruit and gives a wonderfully uplifting energy that can also be quite medicinal with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Varieties that smell like a lemon dessert usually have high amounts of limonene, such as Wedding Cake, and Mac.

β Caryophylleneis found in black pepper and cloves and adds a spicy, herbal note to the cannabis. Varieties that have it are Cookies, Sherbet and UK Cheese.

Terpinoleneis one of my favorites. It is the dominant terpene responsible for the spicy smell in Haze. It is energetic and motivating and I’ve been smoking it as I write this. You will find it in Original Haze, Trainwreck, Jack Herer and Super Lemon Haze

Ocimeneis one of the exotics, it is often found in cannabis, but in lower quantities and is more of a complimentary rather than a dominant terpene. Varieties that have it are; Pineapple, Dream Queen, and Pink Lemonade.

As a grower, breeder and heavy user who has been selling seeds for years through my company Authentic Genetics, I recommend to all of the cultivators who grow my seeds that they stop selecting plants based upon high THC levels, fast flowering times, and heavy yield.

Unfortunately, for the past 30+ years, cannabis varieties have been selected and hybridized for the convenience of the grower and not for the overall quality of the end-user.

What I recommend is that we all start growing and selecting plants based on olfactory qualities such as flavor and scent. If food does not taste or smell good, no matter how nutritious it is, you’re probably not going to want to eat it and the same is true for cannabis. Too many varieties of cannabis in the commercial market look great, but don’t do the trick for many of my friends who smoke it.

As for effect, there is a cultivation technique that I’ve been teaching people, which is that you can dial the high of a cannabis variety by simply harvesting it at different times. Varieties that are harvested early will have a lighter and more psychedelic high, compared to the same variety harvested later into maturity, which will have a more sedated and relaxing high.

I think that we should ditch the old terminology and instead get a better understanding of what it is that we are consuming and what elements of cannabis make us feel the way we want to feel when we smoke, vape or eat our favorite flowers.

For more information on the subject, please visit my website: Authentic Genetics at

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Following the Spirit

Cracking open a jar of Pink Boost Goddess is an olfactory wandering into a field of mint and not-quite-ripe strawberries. Terpinolene, a terpene found in the Jack and Haze strain families, provides a hint of orange rind alongside a woodsy floral aroma from the terpene ocimene. For Katie Jeane, this particular type of cannabis has continued to be a guide. Jeane has cultivated Pink Boost Goddess for the past seven years through her farm Emerald Spirit Botanicals and appreciates the insight it provides.

“What I’ve found is it helps me to go, in my life, into these kind of trickier, more challenging places and gives me a larger perspective to be able to find solutions,” she says. “That is unique for me, that this medicine offers that, and it offers it from a joyful place.”

Jeane, a former preschool teacher from Mendocino County, was called to work with the cannabis plant by her internal spirit guide. Following her “soul path” and listening to the insight she gained from beyond everyday consciousness led her to initially begin growing cannabis that was high in the cannabinoid CBD. After working with different cultivars (Dancing Sun, Equinox, Crystal Hope, and Harmony Rose) to bring them into a balanced 1:1 THC to CBD ratio, she was looking to explore other cannabinoids with unique medicinal properties and came across THCV.

High Times Magazine, October 2022

THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, has shown promise in animal studies for its ability to decrease appetite and speed up metabolism. These qualities mean the cannabinoid may help treat conditions like diabetes and obesity.

“THCV has been shown to restore insulin sensitivity in diet-induced obese mice models and [reduce] obesity by modulating the metabolic processes,” a 2020 study in the Journal of Cannabis Research reads.

Additional studies have also shown THCV has neuroprotective qualities and might be a promising therapy for delaying the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Unlike THC, which brings on the “high” associated with cannabis, a 2015 study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology shows THCV has a much more muted psychoactive effect.

“Because we were working with CBD there wasn’t necessarily this relationship to getting high like THC has, but [THCV] brings in gifts that cannabis has to offer in a different way,” Jeane’s son and business partner Joseph Haggard says. “I think what it’s doing for people is it’s bringing in a subtle difference in their cannabis experience. They’re not necessarily aware of what they’re missing, but they just like what it’s adding.” 

Family Shot by Dorit Thies for Grupo GreenLit LLC

Cannabis interacts with the endocannabinoid system so that our bodies can achieve homeostasis, or balance. Both Haggard and Jeane believe the best way to use cannabis as a medicine is through balanced cannabinoid ratios.

“When you look at the endocannabinoid system—which is a system inside our body which is responsible for balance—it’s responsible for homeostasis,” Haggard explains. “And so if we’re going to feed that endocannabinoid system—and that’s what we’re doing by using cannabis we’re essentially supplementing that system—we want to be supplementing that system with balanced cannabinoid ratios. That’s kind of our intuition.”

Cultivating a Goddess 

Pink Boost Goddess is a cross of Black Garlic, Boost, and an unknown Goddess. The cultivar was created by Linda Lu and came to Jeane as a seed from friends. The first plants Jeane grew only had a small amount of THCV, but throughout the years she has bred the plant to show higher ratios of the cannabinoid.

With her plants now expressing as much as 11% THCV, Pink Boost Goddess has been recognized for its unique attributes. It won first place in the third-party certified sungrown category of the 2021 Emerald Cup and took home the highest THCV content award and regenerative farm award that year. In 2022, Pink Boost Goddess won the Emerald Cup’s sungrown category again and was honored with a Gold Ribbon in the California State Fair Cannabis Awards unique category.

Pink Boost Goddess is a medium-sized plant with long branches that Jeane describes as “dancing arms” with a quality of flexibility and movement. The leaves are relatively narrow, and the buds have magenta and pink pistils and are generally ready for harvest after eight weeks of flowering. 

Pink boost
Pink Boost Goddess on harvest day / Photo by Joseph Haggard

“Of course, it’s really good medicine for many people, but it’s like a special gift to me, a special medicine,” Jeane says of her long-term relationship with the cultivar and her belief that the plant is repaying her for all the years of love and support.

Founded in 2015, the Emerald Spirit Botanicals farm is located in the Noyo River Watershed near Willits and is where Jeane lives with her son and his wife Catherine and Jeane’s other son, River. The area of the farm where the male plants are kept is called both the “vision quest garden” and “origin.”

“It’s in the forest in native soil. It’s more shady. [The male plants] don’t get as much water and care and whatnot; they’re much more in the wild,” Jeane explains. “In that place they’re much more connected, without interference, to the earth. Sort of like when you go out on a vision quest, you’re more connected to those rawer elements.”

For Jeane, keeping her male plants in this wild environment is a way for them to tune in to natural rhythms and “receive the gifts from the future or receive the gifts that need to come down for the future or to go out to the future.”

“The medicines are evolving on the planet,” she says, “and the medicines need to be evolving on the planet because we are evolving on the planet and the medicines are here to help us.”

In accordance with honoring the medicinal properties of the plant, cannabis and other crops on the farm are grown with regenerative farming practices that align with natural systems and work to improve the environment.

“I definitely feel cannabis is a medicine and it needs to be respected and, you know, I want it to be honored and for me, it’s honored when it’s able to be in its natural environment which is in the earth and having sunlight shining on it,” Jeane says. 

Garden Bliss / Photo by Joseph Haggard

For Haggard, growing outdoors is “harmonized with the larger cosmic rhythms that create the seasons.” He says growing the male plants in the way they do at the farm allows them to develop the resilience and vitality of wild plants, important attributes to bring to the seed lot for future plantings.

“There’s this belief that the more that you work closely with a plant, there’s a consciousness within the plant and that plant gets to know you over time,” he says of his mother’s long-term work to refine Pink Boost Goddess. “And as you’re growing and breeding and working with it because you’re taking care of the plant, the plant, energetically, wants to be taking care of you.”

This story was published in the October 2022 issue of High Times Magazine.

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The Hasheesh Eater

My moods naturally tend to sway towards melancholia, and cannabis edibles are a great aid in combating my down days as they can shift my perspective more drastically than smoking weed or dabbing. My favorite edibles include ice water hash, aka water hash or bubble hash. Hash-infused edibles feel more potent and have a certain brightness that I don’t find in other infusions. I think it’s fun to bend time a bit by taking an edible before a yoga class and getting progressively higher as the practice goes on or taking an edible before a nap and waking up blitzed. But when it comes to the potency and effects of edibles, aren’t the results solely based on the milligrams of THC? Why do I prefer hash edibles over edibles made with cannabis flower or THC distillate? Isn’t 10 mg of THC just 10 mg of THC, regardless of the delivery method? With cannabis edibles, there are a lot of personal factors to consider. While we know little about why certain edibles seem to hit harder than others, we can hone in on a few solid leads: the way THC is absorbed and the other chemical components in cannabis resin beyond THC. 

The Hasheesh Eater

When it comes to the history of cannabis consumption, edibles take the lead over smoking. While Greek historian Herodotus records an ancient nomadic people, the Scythians, breathing in cannabis smoke as part of a tented funeral ritual, historians believe that our understanding of the psychoactive element of this plant likely occurred when we came into contact with the sticky, resinous substance that its flowers left behind on our hands. With origins in India, charas was the first cannabis concentrate, and our ancestors ate it before they smoked it. 

“Oral ingestion was the most common method of consuming cannabis drugs prior to the spread of smoking from the New World after the fifteenth century, along with tobacco,” Robert Connell Clark and Mark Merlin write in the book Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany

In Pots and Pans: A History of Eating Cannabis, author Robyn Griggs Lawrence details that “The Atharva Veda, a Hindu scripture written between 2000 and 1400 BCE, referred to cannabis as an ingredient in an intoxicating drink called soma. Griggs outlines that a cannabis drink originating in India called bhang includes cannabis leaves and flowers made into a paste combined with other ingredients including milk. 

Cannabis edibles made their way to Europe through a few different colonial channels. In the book Cannabis by Jonathon Green, Green explains that an attempt to expand the French kingdom took Napoleon to Egypt, where his troops discovered cannabis in its concentrated form, hashish. 

Hash history gets murky because “hash” was used interchangeably with “cannabis.” Many early gonzo-style drug writers experimented with edibles, often created with cannabis flowers rather than cannabis resin, but called the substance they were ingesting hash. In 1840 French physician Dr. Jacques Joseph Moreau swallowed an edible mixture containing cannabis, writing later in his 1845 book Hashish and Mental Illness that its influence caused a “thousand fantastic ideas” to flow through his brain. Moreau believed ingesting cannabis might reveal how to treat mental illness. 

“One of the effects of hashish that struck me most forcefully and which generally gets the most attention is that manic excitement always accompanied by a feeling of gaiety and joy inconceivable to those who have never experienced it,” Moreau wrote. “I saw in it a mean of effectively combating the fixed ideas of depressives, disrupting the chain of their ideas, of unfocusing their attention on such and such a subject.” 

Needing more test subjects beyond himself, Moreau aligned with leading literary writers in Paris, France, and formed the Club des Hachichins. This group would regularly meet to ingest coffee infused with hashish, more specifically dawamesk, a green paste made with cannabis flower mixed with a fat, butter, or oil, as well other ingredients such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, pistachio, sugar, orange juice, and cantharides, a substance produced by beetles used as a sexual stimulant called Spanish fly.  

While writers like Charles Baudelaire proliferated stories of cannabis exploration in Europe, Fitz High Ludlow popularized cannabis use in America with his 1857 book, The Hasheesh Eater.

“It was the first American drug book,” cannabis historian Michael Aldrich explains to me over a phone call. “That was the first American cannabis book. It was the first American confessional.”

The book is modeled after author Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium Eater and describes Ludlow’s vivid, surreal experiences ingesting cannabis in high doses.

“[Ludlow] was sort of patterning it after De Quincey, but his story is much different when he gets the stuff he flies over Schenectady or wherever he was in upstate New York and flies over the pyramid heading for the Great Wall of China,” Aldrich says. “That’s quite an adventure.”

While Ludlow writes of ingesting “hasheesh” within the book, he describes taking a specific tincture called Tilden’s Extract. Back then, the medical use of cannabis tinctures in America was beginning. As the mixtures evolved, they often included additional medicinal ingredients beyond cannabis.

“[Ludlow] drank Tilden’s Extract, which was a very powerful extract, and it was in liquid form,” Aldrich says. “I have one type of cannabis tincture that has chloroform in it. This was for children. When they were coughing or screaming, give them a little dose of this and shut them right up.”

In a 1971 article for The International Journal of Addictions, Oriana Josseau Kalant writes that the Tilden’s Extract that Ludlow ingested was “roughly twice as potent as the crude resin and ten times as potent as marijuana.”

Fueled by Fat?

Dropping back down into experiments of contemporary hash consumption, cannabis expert Elise McDonough tells me she has long preferred hash edibles because she believes the flavor of ice water hash is superior to the vegetal taste of chlorophyll that can come when making edibles with cannabis flower as opposed to cannabis resin. It’s also easier for cooking, she says, because it’s a homogenous ingredient that evenly spreads the THC dose and can be used much like a spice.

Cannabis edibles are more powerful and long-lasting than smoking weed because of how our bodies process them. When we ingest edibles, the THC transforms into 11-hydroxy-THC, which is two to three times more potent. But to get to the point of ingestion, the THC in cannabis must first be activated.  Raw cannabis flowers contain the acidic form of THC, THCA, which needs to be converted to THC through heat to get us high. In edibles, this process is called decarboxylation, a step that needs to take place for both cannabis flower and hash. Cannabinoids are fat soluble, so they are often combined with a fat, like butter or oil, to make them more bioavailable. New edible innovations encapsulate cannabinoids in coatings that make them water-soluble.

“Perhaps hashish is the drug which ‘loosens the girders of the soul,’ but is in itself neither good nor bad. Perhaps, as Baudelaire thinks, it merely exaggerates and distorts the natural man and his mood of the moment.”
– Aleister Crowley, The Psychology of Hashish

The ability of cannabis to be absorbed into our body plays into McDonough’s theory as to why certain cannabis edibles might hit harder than others containing the same milligrams of THC. 

“What I have long suspected and is my hypothesis is that you’re going to feel a much more intense and long-lasting effect if you’re eating edibles where the active ingredient is combined with some kind of fat,” McDonough says. “What I have noticed personally and anecdotally is that when I eat edibles that are made with cannabutter or that are made with some kind of full-fat infusion, they are much more intense than when I eat gummies or drink a drink, and I think that’s because of the lack of fat in emulsions for drinks and for gummies.”

Cannabis gummies and drinks often contain THC distillate, a form of cannabis concentrate that has already been decarboxylated and only contains THC rather than including the other chemical elements within the plant’s resinous trichomes, such as terpenes. In the edibles space, nanotechnology, manipulating matter on a small scale, has also recently introduced water-soluble cannabis concentrates.

McDonough’s theory about full-fat activations rings true in one of my favorite ice water hash based edibles, Space Gem gummies. Unlike other gummies that rely upon distillate as the active ingredient, Space Gems contain ice water hash combined with a fat, coconut oil.

“Ice water hash is just like a concentrated flower high,” Space Gems founder and CEO Wendy Baker says. “I like the fact that the cannabinoid is kept whole, the trichome is kept whole. You have all these different cannabinoids, and you’re not stripping the cannabinoids of certain things. You’re keeping them whole.”

The fact that the cannabinoids in ice water hash also include other elements present in cannabis resin, like terpenes, could also play into the speculation of why edibles crafted with hash seem stronger.

Whole Plant Compounds

The pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of edibles, or the speed at which our bodies absorb cannabinoid molecules, depends on the product formulation. Cannabis formulation expert James Prendergast has worked with companies such as Cannacraft and LEVEL using different infusion methods and input ingredients. He tells me the fat component in certain edibles affects the onset time of edibles as the amount of lipids helps with the uptake of THC. 

“The PK profile will help determine how a high feels because that impacts how quickly it comes on and how strong it is. Like the total update by availability,” Prendergast says.  

Also in play, he says, are the “whole plant compounds that come along when you don’t purify THC fully.”

“The effect you get from, say smoking flower or using a vape is largely colored by the terpene profile,” Prendergast says. “That’s really what determines whether it’s a sativa or indica kind of feeling. I think in the past, I didn’t really have a belief—and I say belief because there’s not enough research on this—that terpenes were going to be taken up in your stomach. It seemed like that was kind of far-fetched… A lot of research shows from a medical perspective that whole plant extracts like RSO and things like that are more effective.”

Within his work to craft edibles for LEVEL, Prendergast says he noticed differences in the effect of cannabis edibles depending on the product’s terpene profile. Other compounds within cannabis resin, such as flavonoids (phytochemicals found in cannabis and other plants thought to provide health benefits), also might have a hand in the effects of edibles, he says. 

Flavonoids and other non-terpenoid, non-cannabinoid compounds could explain why hash edibles—like the ice water hash capsules by Community Cannabis that have kept me balanced lately—might particularly appeal to my endocannabinoid system

“Hash contains those, so it really is a sort of rounded whole plant input material,” Prendergast says.

As shown in scientific research, cannabis is not a single compound product. The entourage effect, or the “suggested positive contribution derived from the addition of terpenes to cannabinoids,” likely explains why hash edibles are my favorite. While we wait to unlock the science behind edible formulations, I’m joining in the long history of self-experimentation of drug writers in the past and will keep eating cannabis to stimulate my creativity and keep the blues at bay. 

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Unlocking Secret Nature CBD’s Healing Power

Industry insiders once believed the CBD industry was on a fast track to becoming a profitable powerhouse. However, living up to that expectation has proven more difficult than anticipated. Hemp acreage has plummeted, the market is saturated with low-quality products, the FDA still refuses to weigh in on guidelines, and consumer confusion has led many companies to close their doors. But luckily for Secret Nature CBD, their 20+ years of experience is giving them the upper hand in a challenging market.

Secret Nature CBD flower is always 100% organically grown, hand-trimmed and cold-cured, making it one of the most delicious, potent and compelling products available. With more than two decades of expertise in cultivation, breeding, retail and product development, they have all the skills needed to craft top-shelf flower in small batches that contain some of the highest levels of cannabinoids and terpenes out there. Let’s dive deeper into just how Secret Nature CBD is making headlines with innovation, education and consistency.

It’s Not ‘Just A Flower’

The experienced staff at Secret Nature CBD profoundly love and appreciate marijuana. The cannabis plant is one of the oldest cultivated plants in history and has been used for ritual, medicinal and recreational purposes for centuries. It’s finally starting to be recognized for its potential therapeutic benefits. Understanding the delicate nature of growing a thriving, robust harvest that’s rich in cannabinoids and terpenes, Secret Nature CBD elected to stick with small-batch harvesting.

Growing and harvesting in smaller quantities means they can give more attention to each and every plant, ensuring that their cannabis flower is of the highest qualitypossible. It’s so much more than just a flower to Secret Nature CBD; it’s a bouquet of medicinal cannabinoids, terpenes and a tool to facilitate healing on a fundamental level.

The attention to detail and care utilized in growing their raw materials is why Secret Nature CBD is so confident in their CBD flower, vape pens, cartridges, unique smokable Delta-8 flower and micro-dose tabs.

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Cold-Cured CBD Flower

All of the flower grown by Secret Nature CBD is cultivated in an advanced indoor climate-controlled facility. After harvest, the team employs the cold-curing technique. Here are some of the benefits to cold-curing:

  • Enhances the flavor and aroma of the buds: Cold-curing helps bring out the terpenes in cannabis, which are responsible for its unique flavor and aroma.
  • Improving potency: The cold-curing process can help increase the potency of cannabis by allowing more cannabinoids to be expressed in the plant’s trichomes.
  • Reducing harshness of cannabis smoke: This is achieved by allowing more time for chlorophyll to break down in the plant material, which is elevated during the cold-curing process.
  • Increasing shelf life: Cold-curing helps slow down the rate of degradation of cannabis, making it last longer when stored properly.

The company aims to produce compelling products that provide consumers with consistent experiences. They’ve fought for the cannabis plant long before it was socially acceptable, and they’ll continue to do so until it’s free from stigma, propaganda, corruption and tyranny.

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Product Highlight

Smokeable Delta-8 Flower is one of Secret Nature CBD’s most popular items. High CBD and low THC mean you can enjoy all the benefits of full-spectrum cannabis without common side effects like anxiety or paranoia. It provides further consumer confidence because their flower contains no additives; is third-party lab tested; and each batch has a COA (certificate of analysis) that you can view to ensure you’re making the best buying decision.

Each flower choice contains elevated levels of naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes, providing the ultimate entourage effect. Additionally, the Secret Nature website provides helpful strain-specific information. For example, Secret OG is described as a powerhouse strain with the classic look and smell of OG cannabis known for its strong indica-leaning effects, which may bring on relaxation and sleepiness. Its buds are silver and green with streaks of purple throughout, and it has underlying flavor notes of grassy lemons and earth. Their product descriptions are especially helpful for new consumers unsure of what to buy. But Secret Nature goes one step further and provides consumers with an education hub through blogs on their website.

Education Is Key

Product education is important, as it helps you make informed decisions about your health and well-being. As CBD becomes increasingly popular, consumers must understand its potential benefits and risks. By tapping into the vast resources on the Secret Nature CBD’s website, you can learn more about CBD and ensure you’re using the best products for your specific needs while also avoiding any potential risks.

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The Ghost Extrax Double Up Collection features three incredible flavor combinations, each containing a duo of THC-filled disposable devices for an unforgettable experience. Dive into the unique cannabinoid blends, including THCA, HXY9-THC, and Delta-9 THC, and discover their potential therapeutic benefits. Take advantage of the 4/20 event by using the code 420SPECIAL to get a 40% discount on this limited-time offer.

Ghost Extrax Double Up: Flavors

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The Lemon Pie + Apple Sundae disposables use Sativa strains that provide an uplifting and energetic kick. This blend is perfect for daytime use or for those moments when you need a little pick-me-up, or when you need to enhance creativity and focus. The combination of THCA, HXY9-THC, and Delta-9 THC provides a balanced and invigorating experience.

Cheesecake + XXX OG: The Relaxing Blend

The Cheesecake + XXX OG disposables use Indica strains that offer a mellow, relaxing feeling. This blend is ideal for nighttime use or when you need to unwind after a long day or when you want some relaxation and stress relief. The combination of THCA, HXY9-THC, and Delta-9 THC creates a calming experience that helps ease stress and tension.

Horchata + Lava Cake: The Balanced Blend

The Horchata + Lava Cake disposables use Hybrid strains that create a double dose of sugary goodness and relaxation. This blend is perfect for those who desire a balanced cannabis experience that combines the uplifting effects of Sativa strains with the calming effects of Indica strains. The combination of THCA, HXY9-THC, and Delta-9 THC offers a well-rounded and harmonious experience.

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Understanding the Synergistic Effects of Cannabinoids and Terpenes

Benefits of THCA:

THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in raw cannabis plants. It has been studied for its potential anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and anti-emetic properties. Some research suggests that THCA may help manage symptoms related to conditions such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and nausea. However, when heated (as when vaped), THCA converts into Delta-9 THC and becomes psychoactive, so you may expect it to feel it like regular THC.

Benefits of HXY9-THC:

HXY9-THC is a lesser-known cannabinoid that has been studied for its potential benefits in managing pain and inflammation. Though research is still in its early stages, HXY9-THC may offer a unique way to alleviate discomfort without producing the psychoactive effects typically associated with THC.

Benefits of Delta-9 THC:

Delta-9 THC is the most well-known and psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis. It is responsible for the plant’s euphoric effects and is the main reason people all over the world, and aliens visiting earth, are using cannabis.

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One of the most exciting aspects of the Ghost Extrax Collection is the inclusion of various cannabinoids and terpenes in each blend. These natural compounds work together to create a synergistic effect, also known as the “entourage effect,” which enhances the overall experience and potential benefits of each strain.

Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants, including cannabis. They play a crucial role in the plant’s flavor, aroma, and effects. Some common terpenes found in the Ghost Extrax Collection include limonene (citrus), myrcene (earthy), and linalool (floral). These terpenes may offer additional benefits, such as anti-inflammatory, mood-enhancing, and sedative effects, depending on the specific terpene and its concentration.

The entourage effect suggests that cannabinoids and terpenes work best when they are consumed together, rather than in isolation. This means that the unique blends found in these products may offer a more comprehensive and effective experience compared to products containing only one or two cannabinoids.

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Ghost Extrax Double Up Collection – Conclusion

The Ghost Extrax Double Up Collection offers a unique and enjoyable way to experience the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. With three distinct flavor combinations and a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, energy, or balance, this product has you covered.

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We all heard about Delta-9 THC, the main compound found in cannabis and the one responsible for making us feel ‘high’. In-fact most chances that if you are reading this, you are a THC user looking for the next big thing. While THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) might be household names, there are over 100 different cannabinoids waiting to be explored. One of them is 11-Hydroxy-THC and this one is a very big thing…

THC is the primary psychoactive component in cannabis, responsible for that famous “high” feeling. However, 11-Hydroxy-THC is the lesser-known, potent metabolite of THC that forms when your body processes it. When ingested orally, THC converts into 11-Hydroxy-THC, which delivers more potent experience and longer-lasting effects than when using THC… As a result, the latest 1-Hydroxy-THC disposables and gummies are considered to be very strong and potent products, and should be handled with caution.

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Flora Hemp Spirits Is Changing Social Drinking

Visiting your favorite restaurant or bar isn’t the same when you’re devoted to sober weekdays or a dry January. Navigating life as sober-curious may indeed have its challenges, but the good folks at Flora Hemp Spirits are changing that. Their zero-calorie cannabinoid-based mixers and mocktails—cannacocktails as they call them—allow consumers to join in on the ritual of socialized drinking without loads of sugar or a dreaded hangover.

In 2019, hospitality veterans and mixologists Adam Peabody and Danny Jahnke noticed they were selling an abundance of traditional mocktails and wondered why there weren’t more options on the market. Ordering a non-alcoholic pina colada or mimosa without champagne is hardly creative and delivers nothing remarkable to consumers. After lengthy conversations, the duo discussed ways to fill the gap between mindful drinking and cannabis while redefining the adult beverage drinking experience. Being the life of the party doesn’t mean you have to be drunk.

When Peabody and Jahnke joined forces in 2019, they dreamt of creating a new social experience for non-drinkers—something that allows designated drivers to unwind and relax with their friends, but without a drop of alcohol. Their solution? Cannabinoids. Within months, the pair founded Flora Hemp Spirits, which became the world’s first all-natural, alcohol-free, cannabinoid-based spirits. An alcohol alternative was born.

Flora Hemp Spirits founders Danny Jahnke and Adam Peabody.

Wellness Beverages Made Simple

All of Flora Hemp Spirits products are made from natural botanicals and herbs, formulated to give anyone who doesn’t want to drink options beyond the typical mixed drinks. Even if you’re hitting the bottle while out on the town, you can use their products to curtail your consumption of cocktails. Drinking a few Flora Essence mocktails between alcoholic beverages will help avoid hangovers and save your tomorrow.

Flora Hemp Spirits has three distinct products to choose from: Essence, which includes CBD for a relaxing effect; Delta-8, which offers a mild THC high; and their line of canned mocktails featuring CBD and Delta-9 THC for easy enjoyment.  Regardless of which one you reach for, each product offers a revolutionary, hangover and alcohol-free drinking experience that allows you to mix cannabinoids the same way you would mix a drink.

Flora Hemp Spirit: Essence

Made with your wellness in mind, Flora Essence is a sophisticated, hemp-derived spirit that you can think of like a bottle of gin or vodka (but without the alcohol, of course) to recreate your favorite cocktails. Download their free recipe book to try new cannacocktails. Made with only five all-natural ingredients, Essence gives new meaning to “drink to good health.” Zero calories and fast-acting, each 2-ounce serving contains 25 mg of water-soluble CBD, allowing you to relax and unwind while preventing any morning volcanoes from erupting in your head.   

Flora Hemp Spirit: Delta-8

Like Flora Essence, Flora Delta-8 can be substituted for vodka or gin in your favorite cocktail recipe. But Flora Delta-8 delivers a refined alcohol-free mocktail with a mild THC high. One of the advantages of Flora spirits is their mixability and ease of cannabinoid dosage. There’s 25mg of fast-acting water-soluble Delta-8 THC in a 2-ounce serving. It’s also made with all-natural ingredients and contains zero sugar or calories.

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Passion Fruit “Margarita” + Blueberry “Moscow Mule”

Crafted by award-winning mixologists and using only the freshest ingredients, Flora’s Passion Fruit “Margarita” and Blueberry “Moscow Mule” canned offerings are perfect for easy enjoyment. Sold in a four-pack of single-serving cans, you can enjoy them straight out of the can or on ice with a salted rim. Each can includes 5mg of Delta-9 THC and 10mg of CBD, delivering a relaxed, mild THC high, perfect for your next social engagement, or even for a little boost of energy to get in the zone and knock out chores around the house. Both flavors are low-calorie and include fresh ingredients for premium flavor. With shipping available in all 50 states, you’ll surely want to stock up on these.

Steam Distillation Process

Being the world’s first all-natural, alcohol-free, cannabinoid-based spirits isn’t the only thing differentiating Flora Hemp Spirits—their use of a copper pot steam distillation process is another factor. Steam distillation extracts plants’ terpenes, essential oils and organic compounds like CBD. This technique differs from typical solvent extraction.

The heat in the steam distillation process vaporizes CBD, carrying the vapor into a cooling system for consolidation and collection. By using steam distillation, Flora Hemp Spirits can infuse their hemp spirits with organic extracts such as rosemary, juniper, lavender and citrus flavors, and also extract hemp oil without chemical solvents.

Changing Perceptions

Maybe one day, consumers can order revolutionary CBD mocktails in bars and restaurants worldwide. For now, Flora Hemp Spirits’ functional alcohol alternatives are sold in nearly 200 retail locations across the US. However, they do ship to all 50 states, and they offer free shipping on orders over $100. If you’re hosting a gathering, having fun alternatives on hand is a great way to show guests that you care—you want them to enjoy themselves, regardless of if they choose to drink alcohol or not. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter!

Adam and Danny hope to see their vision come to life by increasing non-alcoholic options and eliminating the stigma surrounding social cannabinoid usage. Their products have helped many customers eliminate or drastically reduce their alcohol intake. Changing perceptions is their ultimate goal, one drink at a time.

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Delta Munchies’ New Approach to Hemp-Derived Consumables

At the intersection of California’s high-tech innovation and its infamous high-quality cannabis cultivation, Delta Munchies’ executive team has planted their passion for showcasing the diversity and complexity of the cannabis plant. With over 16 years of experience working with the cannabis plant, they specialize in hemp-derived cannabinoids Delta-8 THC, Delta-9 THC, and HHC. And while competition is fierce in the Delta-8 space, Delta Munchies is standing out with accessible products that incorporate alternative cannabinoids and botanical terpenes.

With a bit of a rebellious attitude, the Delta Munchies team is devoted to pushing the industry forward by merging the uplifting and free-spirited nature of cannabis culture into a fun, approachable brand that fills a void between newbies and aficionados. Delta Munchies primarily educates and informs consumers about the potential euphoric and relaxing benefits of their edibles through informative blogs. Ensuring that customers enjoy the cleanest, most potent Delta-8 products on the market is at the forefront of their mission. However, education and proper dosing are equally important, which is why you’ll find a dosing chart on their website. Quality ingredients aren’t enough—they want to make sure you truly understand which product and how much of it is going to help you attain your desired experience. 

Delta Munchies has a plethora of products to choose from, including strain-specific offerings, abundant high and low-dosing options and reimagined sweets and vapes. Here are just a few that caught our attention.

Delta Munchies boasts an extensive line of innovative products.

2-Gram Delta 8 Dart XL Vapes

Delta Munchies is the first cannabis brand to introduce 2-gram Delta-8 disposable vapes crafted with a unique blend of cannabis-derived and botanical terpenes. This first-of-its-kind disposable vape pen is known for delivering an incredibly smooth, powerful draw. Built with an innovative, easy-to-carry, rechargeable design, its 2-gram chamber contains its potent, customized Delta-8 THC formulas.

With strain-specific vapes, you can enjoy your favorite flavors and smells while feeling confident about the efficacy and quality. Delta Munchies offers 12 different flavor profiles, including many iconic strain-specific options. From Strawberry Dream and Forbidden Fruit to Apple Fritter and Kosher Kush, there’s something for everyone.

Delta-8 THC Gummies 

Delta Munchies’ Delta-8 Gummies also come in a wide array of flavors, shapes and sizes. From Sour Worms, Tropical Punch Gummies, Rainbow Sour Belts, Peach Rings and Gummie Bears, there’s no doubt you’ll find a gummie that keeps you wanting more. The Sour Belts are certainly a fan favorite. Available in Strawberry, Berry Blue and Green Apple, each bag contains 3000mg Delta-8 with 300mg Delta-8 per belt. They’re one of the most powerful gummies out there!

HHC Gummies

Hexahydrocannabinol, or “HHC,” is a naturally occurring cannabinoid, an organic compound found in cannabis plants. While hemp-derived HHC may make you feel high, relaxed and less anxious than other hemp-derived organic compounds, Delta Munchies HHC Gummies are made with only American-grown hemp. This means, their expert team knows the exact growing conditions and can ensure a higher quality of edibles.

Delta-8 THC Cartridges

In addition to their 2-gram disposable vape, Delta Munchies makes a 1-gram Delta-8 THC cartridge using a combination of natural terpenes. Delta Munchies carts are built with an ingenious, medical-grade glass tank that fits most 510 thread batteries. You can enjoy a clean and potent trip without MCT oils or other harmful cutting agents in the Delta-8 THC distillate.

Full-Spectrum Delta-9 THC Gummies

Made with 11 different cannabinoids combined with Delta-9, Delta Munchies’ full-spectrum Delta-9 gummies may provide stress relief with a gradual psychoactive high. Full-spectrum means the highest amount of natural cannabinoids is extracted during harvesting and cultivation. Using full-spectrum cannabinoids encourages the entourage effect, which highlights the potencies of each cannabinoid to produce the ultimate psychoactive experience, and each of their gummies creates a unique, potent and synergistic cannabis experience. Each Delta-9 gummie contains 10mg Delta 9, 1mg CBN, 1mg CBG, 1mg CBD, plus traces of eight additional cannabinoids: CBC, CBCa, CBGa, CBDa, THCV, THCva, D8, and THCa.

Hemp Reimagined

Hoping to shift the view on alternative cannabinoids and redefine hemp as a user-friendly, beneficial plant, Delta Munchies employs rigorous research before bringing new products to market, ensuring safety and reliability. They engage in third-party, full-panel lab testing protocols to ensure you’ll always enjoy the cleanest and most potent products on the market. Generally, a full panel analysis consists of six critical tests, including potency, heavy metals, pesticides, mycotoxins, residual solvents and terpenes. Going the extra step in using full panel testing allows for greater customer confidence. Skip the dispensary next time and try their easy online ordering.

Disclaimer: Delta Munchies is NOT providing any medical or legal cannabis advice. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the legality of cannabis or its potential effects of cannabis or any of its components, please reach out to a trusted medical or legal professional.

All statements made by Delta Munchies regarding delta 8, delta 9 THC, delta 10, HHC, CBN, CBG, CBD, and any/all other cannabinoids mentioned in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. No entity at Delta Munchies is a medical professional, nor is Delta Munchies giving any medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the potential effects of cannabis, please reach out to a trusted medical professional. Delta Munchies fully adheres to the federal legal standards of hemp cultivation and distribution in the United States. For more information, visit the company’s full disclaimer page.

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NUUD’s HHC Vapes Enhance Intimacy

Intimacy and cannabis make great bedfellows. NUUD is on a mission to become the market leader in alternative sexual wellness products. NUUD launched its first Sex Vape in 2022, and with no competition in the vape sexual wellness market, they’re poised to become the leader in the space. The company’s latest product uses a patent-pending blend of all-natural hemp and organic extracts to elevate sexual wellness for both men and women.

The all-natural vape is the first of its kind on the market and caters to pleasure enhancement that produces results through the essence of vapor, an aphrodisiac—or Vapordisiac, as NUUD likes to call it. It all comes together to provide a mind and body adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced, and without tobacco or nicotine.

While some successful personal sexual lubricants have been launched with cannabis and hemp-derived organic compounds, NUUD vapes are the first to introduce an entirely new delivery method comprised of HHC, or hexahydrocannabinol, which is a hemp-derived psychoactive cannabinoid. They also take advantage of other naturally occurring plant-based terpenes to add flavor and stimulate the body.

NUUD was developed to turn on sexual pleasure points for heightened performance during intimate sessions. Each formula has been precisely designed to elevate men’s and women’s individual sexual receptors to unleash an increased level of lust. Every formula goes through rigorous testing to ensure the highest levels of satisfaction. Since NUUD offers products catering to both men and women, let’s take a look at some of their different product offerings.

NUUD Vapes for Women

Formulas: Vanilla Lavender, Strawberry Basil, Passion Fruit

These vapes are an aphrodisiac designed specifically for women and may provide powerful sexual enrichment, including elevated performance, increased libido, reduction in stress, mood elevation, deepened awareness and heightened sexual arousal. Each product is beautifully packaged, and all of the NUUD vapes provide a complete list of certified ingredients for the specific batch bought, giving consumers an extra layer of protection while providing trust in their products. HHC is the main ingredient in both men’s and women’s formulas.

NUUD Vapes for Men

NUUD sex vapes for men

Formulas: Citrus Peppermint, Peach Vanilla, Watermelon Mint

Designed for men, these formulas focus on increasing libido, pleasure enhancement, sexual elevation and reducing stress. They may also elevate moods, deepen awareness and heighten sexual arousal. Like the women’s formulas, the men’s products are packaged elegantly and come with full disclosure on ingredients in every batch.

Made With Care and Quality

Proud of their ingredients, NUUD uses only the highest quality organic compounds for optimum results. HHC is the predominant ingredient, followed by terpenes, the compounds that give the plant its distinct taste and aroma. These unsaturated hydrocarbons are produced predominantly by plants, including hemp and conifers, but are also present in various other flora.

Terpenes can have strong, often pleasurable aromas. These compounds are also known for their natural healing and aphrodisiac properties. Terpenes can be found in everything from perfumes and cosmetics to food and drink products—and now in NUUD Vapordisiac formulas to arouse and excite while enhancing pleasure and increasing libido.

While each formula differs slightly, the main components of their Vapordisiacs are HHC, Botanically Derived Terpenes, Hexahydrothymol, trans-Caryophyllene, (R)-(+)-Limonene, Linalool, 3-Carene, alpha-Pinene, Eucalyptol, beta-Pinene, beta-Myrcene, Geraniol, Nerol, Terpineol, Fenchone, Caryophyllene oxide, alpha-Humulene, and Camphene.

These are all types of natural compounds and chemicals that can be found in various plants and herbs. Each one has its own unique properties and benefits. There’s scientific evidence supporting the potential benefits of these compounds, but further research will help fully understand their positive effects on the human body.

Passionate Executive Team

NUUD is devoted to merging the vices of sexuality and vapor to elevate your sexual experience. The company’s products are targeted towards couples between the ages of 21 and 65, although singles are still in the mix. NUUD also goes a step further by using customer feedback to improve and expand on current product offerings, hoping to solve the lack of HHC products addressing functionality and pleasure in the bedroom.

The NUUD executive team includes skilled specialists who have an intricate understanding of the technology behind aphrodisiacs and vaporizers. They work closely with leading manufacturers to ensure products are of the highest quality and meet all safety standards.

In addition to their first and only Vapordisiac, NUUD offers a wide range of gummies and chocolates with special ingredients to elevate your sexual experience.

“With our heads in the clouds, we dreamt of ways to make love between intimacy and vaping, and voilà– NUUD was born (in a birthday suit, of course),” their website states. “We desired to create a vape device that elevates your sexual experiences– because why not spice things up?”

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