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High Times Medical Cannabis Cup 2013

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Cannabis Cup is here! Quick, there’s not much time left to pack your bags for the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles- the Super Bowl of medical marijuana. This February 16 -17th is the 2nd Annual High Times LA Medical Cannabis Cup.

Last year, Los Angeles celebrated High Times’ debut Medical Cannabis Cup as a total hemponomic success, launching income generating medical cannabis dispensaries, collectives and hemp-based businesses throughout California.

Now returning for a two day encore performance, High Times’ will be weeding out “the best of the best” Sativa, Indica, Hybrid, edibles, and concentrates into 5 categories rating them all on a scale of 1 to 5. The expo will feature an outdoor medicating area, so don’t be green with envy, bring your California medical marijuana cards. Join us and meet your favorite cannabis celebrities, attend cannabis cultivation and activism seminars, witness the All Star Awards Ceremony and then partake in one of America’s best pot parties featuring musical guests TBA. If you’re over the age of 18, and have an ID, you can attend.
If you were too busy trimming buds and tweaking grow lamps to make it, we do expect you to blaze a trail up to Colorado for the best 420 mile high weekend party on the planet in April.

This April 20 – 21st, the 3rd Annual High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Denver, Colorado will launch sky high at the EXDO Event Center, on 35th street. It’s guaranteed to be the biggest cannabis celebration yet. Come get high with us!

Stay tuned for updates and more medical marijuana event announcements!

Medical Marijuana Veterans

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Do you think veterans have earned the right to use medical marijuana?

Billy Ray Cyrus said it best in his song, “All gave some and some gave all and some stood through for the red, white and blue and some had to fall, and if you ever think of me, think of all your liberties and recall, some gave all.”

No one deserves more of our liberties and your respect than our veterans. Generation after generation of brave souls laid their lives on the line so you and I can enjoy liberty, prosperity and the privilege to pursue happiness.

We honor those who laid their lives down for us every time we vote, enjoy liberty or exercise our responsibility to care for the wounded, the orphans and the widows. There’s an old saying, “If you won’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” Don’t you think it’s time we all make a stand for Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access (VMCA), and don’t fall for marijuana prohibition again? We’ve come too far to take our liberties lightly. There is not a better time for you to get involved and help promote this precious American liberty.

Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access (VMCA) fight for veteran’s rights to access medical marijuana for therapeutic purposes, and is working to end all prohibitions associated with such use. VMCA is working to preserve and protect the long established doctor-patient relationship including the ability to safely discuss medical cannabis use within the V.A. healthcare system without fear of punishment or retribution.

In 2012 the VMCA has petitioned the president to legalize medical marijuana access and help victims of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and also to protect many veterans who lose their Veterans Affairs Department “medical coverage,” if they get caught medicating with cannabis.

The irony is 17 states and even the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medicinal purposes, but it remains illegal under federal law. The president and his administration elected to ignore the overwhelming scientific evidence proving cannabis is a safe and beneficial medicinal herb.
The fight goes on, government protected medicine (Big Pharma) gives Washington billions of dollars to keep cannabis from veterans, the very people who made it possible for these same corrupt politicians to get rich from the medical lobbyists in the first place. Get more involved, whether or not you are a veteran or a medical marijuana user; help us persuade the American Medical Association (AMA) to Reschedule Marijuana @ and help make freedom legal for everyone!

Bong Vs Water Pipe: What is the Difference?

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With all the paraphernalia available online today, I see a lot of retailers selling bongs as water pipes, so I thought I’d provide some clarification.

A bong is simply a tube, usually at least 1 to 3 inch diameter sealed at the bottom. It could be made of bamboo, acrylic, metal, wood or glass, it doesn’t really matter- it just has to hold water. A real bong will typically have a base, to make it free standing. Most bongs are straight tubes, but some are custom with a slight back angle, so you don’t torch your eye brows off or catch your hair on fire when lighting. The bowl is attached to a down-stem, which inserts into the face of the bong near the bottom. Generally a stem will be about 4 to 6 inches long and a ¼ inch diameter. The stem reaches down into the bottom of the bong tube to reach below the water level and is sealed by a watertight rubber grommet at the hole on the front of the bong tube. The external part of the tube protrudes a couple more inches upward, outside the bong tube, where you screw on a bowl.

You hit a bong at the top of the bong tube, drawing the smoke through the bowl and down stem into the water. The smoke cools and rises through bubbles into the empty bong chamber above the water, filling with smoke. When your bowl is cashed, open the carburetor hole or remove the chillum and take your bong hit Note: a “bubbler” is just a name for a mini-bong.

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a bong and a water pipe?

The first water pipes were made out of gourds. The top was where you put the bowl or chillum, which is on a down-stem reaching the bottom, below the waterline. A water pipe has a straw or pipe coming out at an upward angle from the side. Drawing on the straw pulls the smoke through the down- stem, into the water, up into the body of the gourd and out the straw or pipe. Many water pipes today are made of glass, ceramic or plastic.

There other types of water pipes, some are just one piece glass worked pipes with the water or bubbler chamber under the bowl. Then there’s the Persian hookah or huqqah, which is clearly a water pipe. Hookah is a single or multi-stemmed pipe for smoking flavored tobacco called shisha . The smoke is passed through a water basin before inhalation. So there you go, now you know the difference between bongs and water pipes, now smoke on!

How to Clean a Pipe

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Do want to learn the best way to clean a pipe?

Everyone has their own technique for cleaning tar and resin from their favorite pipe and no one needs advice on how to clean an old stone, wood or brass pipe, that’s what paper clips where invented for. However, these days more people own expensive fumed glasswork pipes, costing anywhere from $50 to $350 or more. The most common mistake when cleaning a fine glass pipe is to use excessive hot water on your expensive borosilicate type, Schott, Duran or Pyrex glass pipes.

You may get away with it for a while, but small fractures can make it weaken over time. Always use lukewarm water when cleaning your glass pipes. Another bad habit is using stiff bristles or chemical abrasives on your fine glassworks. Micro-scratches will create more hiding places for tar and resin to harden and create deep stains. Most all chemical pipe cleaners risk leaving behind toxic residue, contaminating your pipe and compromising the medicinal qualities of your smoking experience.

There are as many ways to clean your glass pipe as there are ways to skin a blue iguana. So over the last 12 months we’ve tested more than 37 formulas until we found one pipe cleaning formula we can confidently call the “Gold Standard” for delicate glass pipes. We wanted a pipe cleaning solution that would leave ZERO RESIDUE and contained NO VOCS (volatile organic compounds) and yet easily and quickly dissolved the most stubborn pipe stains, whether from molds, fungus, mildew, tars, oils, or resins from virtually any ceramic, glass, metal, or plastic surfaces.

We were shocked to discover most 420 pipe cleaning formulas, which claimed to be non-toxic, had chemicals proven to be harmful to life. The ONLY 100% non-hazardous, green, and biodegradable botanical (Plant Based) soap formula we found is made with de-ionized water, fatty acids, organic alcohol, folic acid, and mineral based surfactants.

That’s why we recommend Kleen Green Gold. You simply dilute Kleen Green Gold 7 to 1 with distilled water for mild to moderate pipe cleaning and only 3 to 1 for heavy duty pipe cleaning, making it very affordable too! Simply, add Kleen Green Gold, secured with your pipe in a sturdy zip lock freezer bag and shake. When clean, gentle rinse with lukewarm water and you’re as good as new.

How to Clean a Bong

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Do you want to know the best way to clean a bong? The inevitable evolution of the bong has gone from the Paleolithic, straight tube and shot gun carb, to stellar, handcrafted glassworks of art, complete with all-glass slider bowls, ash catchers, delicate multi-armed percolators and diffusers.

Any true cannabis connoisseur will stop at nothing to create the finest smoking experience possible. The challenge is as glass blowers create wilder, more imaginative and aesthetic smoke-ware, they use the highest quality borosilicate, Schott, Duran, or Pyrex glass available, not to mention adding amazing gold and silver fumed glass works or dichroic effects, which will cost you big time should you break her while cleaning.

Fact is “über” expensive glass bongs have hard to clean nooks and crannies that can crack easily, and break trying to clean out tar and resin stains. So here’s the right and wrong way to clean your prized glass bong: The first thing you don’t want to do is leave behind a chemically toxic residue or use anything abrasive, which might scratch your expensive borosilicate glass. For example, do NOT use toxic scrubbing bubbles, brake or carb cleaners, acetone, kerosene or “quats” as found in Formula 420.

The most popular means for cleaning glass bongs is using Isopropyl alcohol and rock salt, called “salting out.” Because isopropyl alcohol will mix with water by adding inorganic table salt, it makes the alcohol less soluble, creating a “solvent layer” that works quite well on dissolving resin and tars. The only drawbacks are you need a larger salt crystal to “scrub” the glass well enough and isopropyl is toxic.
Bottom line is any kind of “scrubbing” scratches quality borosilicate, Schott, Duran, or Pyrex glass, both weakening your glass bong and creating micro-scratches where more tar and resin can build up, PLUS hot rinsing risks cracking delicate glass parts. To cut to the chase, the best way to clean your glass bong is with a concentrated 100%, non-hazardous, green, biodegradable alternative to all other harmful cleaners. We highly recommend Kleen Green Gold.

Kleen Green Gold easily mixes with distilled water to create a new environmentally and biologically safe technology, whereby microscopic energy fields of negative ions create a unique molecule, which is non-abrasive even to the finest bong glass works. A team of organic scientists specifically developed Kleen Green Gold to be the gold standard of SAFE and EFFECTIVE glass bong cleaners.
Kleen Green Gold leaves ZERO RESIDUE, is made with NO VOCS (volatile organic compounds) and quickly removes stains from molds, fungus, mildew, tars, oils, and resins on virtually any ceramic, glass, metal, or plastic surfaces. INGREDIENTS: 100% Non-Hazardous, green, biodegradable Botanical (Plant Based) Soap Formula made with de-ionized water, fatty acids, organic alcohol, folic acid, mineral based surfactants.

Black Leaf 8-arm Tree Perc Precooler Review

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Have you smoked the latest Black Leaf mini pre-cooler yet? This little Black Leaf bong percolator delivers amazing quality smoke. The secret is in the 8 arm percolating tree pre-cooler, which delivers superior smoke diffusion you expect from the Black Leaf line of water pipes and bongs.

This impressive pre-cooling 8 arm tree percolator is only missing your favorite marijuana strain inside it. Black Leaf designed this stout little pre-cooler to fit any bowl or bong equipped with an 18.8 mm joint. Standing less than 6.5 inches (16cm) tall and less than 2 inches wide (50 mm), we feel this Black Leaf pre-cooler makes the perfect addition to any bong. In addition, this perc pre-cooler does not come with a bowl.

This black-leaf-8-arm-tree-perc-precooler comes in blue with a Black Leaf logo on the chamber.

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Valentine’s Day MMJ Doctor Certification Special

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Green Cross Clinics is having a Valentine’s Day medical marijuana doctor certification special for couples!

Bring your loved one with you to Green Cross Clinics on Valentine’s Day (Thursday, Feb 14) and get certified by a licensed doctor for medical marijuana for only $150. That’s a big savings! You and your loved one will always remember the Valentine’s Day that you both qualified for an Arizona medical marijuana card.

*Must have a qualifying medical marijuana condition to get certified in Arizona. State fees not included.

Contact Green Cross Clinics to learn more!


Aluminum Window Crank Herb Grinder Review

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Nothing burns better, vaporizes more efficiently, or makes better hashish than cannabis pollen. That’s why we’ve selected this aluminum window crank herb grinder for your medical marijuana.

This black and silver aluminum metal grinder features a clear window, built right into the magnetic lid, so you can watch every molecule of your kind bud transform into precious pollen clusters. The grinder’s finely geared diamond-shaped teeth easily pulverize the stickiest buds. For fast cleaning, your aluminum window crank herb grinder comes apart into 3 pieces so you don’t miss a grain.

The magnetized window lid on the aluminum grinder locks down in place while you crank your stash. Plus this aluminum grinder comes with a cleaning tool so you can snatch up all that sweet leaf stuck in the nooks and crannies.

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Aromatherapy Super Vaporizer Review

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This Aromatherapy Super Vaporizer is a cutting edge botanical oil and herbal essence vaporizer. You’ve come to the right place to get your super vaporizer at a super low price. This cutting edge aroma-therapeutic device is recommended by Ayurvedic health practitioners around the globe.

Considered functional art, this particular super vaporizer is safe and easy to use. Watch as the crystal ball fills with a potent vaporized haze to remedy your pain and help you relax on the highest level. This specific aromatherapy super vaporizer has a gentle heating system that permits a smokeless vaporization of the most precious of medical marijuana or essential oils. The key is its state-of-the-art electric heat system, which creates a consistent source for low temperature vaporization.

Low temperature vaporization also allows the least amount of by-products, which usually come from high heat combustion techniques. The aromatherapy super vaporizer delivers 300 to 400% more active botanical essence than other vaporizers. The Super Vaporizer is also one of the most affordable 110 volt standard vaporizers on the market!

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The Lazyboy Beaker Based Glass Bong Review

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The 2nd American Revolution is here! Buy one of America’s best beaker based bongs ever, hand blown in an Oregon glass foundry by local revolutionaries. Manufactured by American Glass Works, this “Lazyboy” beaker based ballistic bong packs a heavy 14” long barrel.

Cool your favorite smoke off with this classic all glass on glass bad boy beaker bong, fully equipped with well placed ice-notches, 14.5 mm glass ground joints, and a dead on diffuser system. The fact that your fingertips naturally grip into the ergonomically placed ice-notches are no mere coincidence, this Lazyboy beaker bomb is hand designed with the full intensions being humanely handled.

The Lazyboy hand blown beaker based bong is an excellent coffee table conversation piece. With a perfectly pitched smooth glass tube angle, it’s a sure ice-breaker just begging you to bust out a bag of this seasons finest herb. No other 5.0 mm thick American Glass Works’ bong is as sleek and well balanced as this ideal US hand blown beaker based ice-bong.

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