Whenever I bite into a piece of delicious chocolate, I always find myself dreaming about what that chocolate would taste like if it had cannabis in it. Combining delicious sweets like chocolate and bits of toffee can only be ameliorated by one thing: a top-shelf marijuana hybrid.
Incredibles have created a staple in the edibles world with this powerhouse of flavor and potency in their tastiest offering yet- the Boulder Bar. This sugary delicacy is well-known for being enjoyed by athletes for its active high and uniform infusion locked into each piece. Having never had the pleasure of tasting a Boulder Bar, I decided to dive right in.
The unsullied slab of milk chocolate comes prepared with an overall infusion of 100mg of lab-tested THC. For the edibles novice- or anyone that wants just a “tickle” of medication- one 10mg chocolate square is recommended. Knowing that I have a bit of a high tolerance, I started with two squares right off the bat and waited impatiently like a kid on Christmas for the effects to kick in.
The child-proof packaging itself is a work of ingenuity on this bold bar. With a fun sliding mechanism that took me longer to figure out than I’d like to admit, I eventually got it open to reveal a dark treat tucked away inside. The lustrous sheen of the milk chocolate bar was immediately noticeable and upon closer inspection, demarcated and stamped into 10mg pieces of breakable deliciousness.
Taste & Texture
A strong whiff of cannabis and chocolate emanated from the packaging, so I prepared my palette with a quick smacking of the lips and bit into the first square. Right away I could taste the potency packed into just this one bite of infused chocolate, but the unexpected crunch of the scrumptious toffee soon conquered my taste buds.
The texture is smooth as silk and doesn’t melt in the hand right away like some chocolates. If you have the foresight to make a munchie-run before indulging, I highly recommend picking up some fresh strawberries to compliment this goodie.
20mg of THC was plenty enough to oscillate my body for a solid 6 hours. I first noticed the effects kicking in right behind my eyes after about an hour. Wondering if I needed to eat more, the nice mellow body buzz soaked into my extremities with each passing minute. After only 90 minutes, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was not glued to my couch like many edibles seem to do, but rather energized and ready to spring into action. For a cannabis veteran like myself, two small squares were more than enough to keep me relaxed and feeling fantastic on a cold Colorado day.
Incredibles’ Boulder Bar was a real mouth pleaser that supplied my body with a long-lasting body tingle and motivating head high. Even through several rounds of munchies and a three-course meal, the uplifting elevation remained and left me with absolutely zero doubt that I would be returning to Incredibles to explore their other offerings.
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Mother’s Day is here and nothing goes better with Moms than big beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers. If you haven’t started thinking about what to get the life-bringer in your family yet, the good news is you’ve still got time. This year, instead of a mushy card and half-assed box of chocolates you picked up on your way out of the grocery store, get her something she really wants.
Like a smaller, more pungent floral arrangement called cannabis! If you’re lucky enough to have a mom or wife that enjoys relaxing with Mary Jane at the end of a hectic day full of adult responsibilities, this idea should be a no-brainer. However, I realize that the remaining 92% of us that don’t have mothers or wives that toke, this will backfire horribly.
In either case, we can all celebrate Mother’s Day a little early by enjoying some aromatic strains that smell of flowers and mom’s home cooking. Since they only get one stinkin’ day a year to be appreciated for raising (or marrying) our sorry butts, below are the top picks for the most floral and Mom-worthy strains to help celebrate all that they do.
Floral Strains for Mom on Mother’s Day
This 50/50 hybrid beauty will leave your house smelling of sweet berries, light diesel, and pepper. Load some of this pungent pot into your pipe and pretend that mom is in the kitchen cooking your favorite childhood meal and accidentally dropped a whole nug on the burner and whoopsies! You’d better get in there and help her clean up/inhale that mess, young man!
If your mom ever caught you smoking weed in the basement in your filthy room that she asked you to clean TWICE, I’ll bet she wouldn’t have been so mad had you had some Lavender Jones fired up instead.
No other strain smells more floral and mom-approved than this one. When flame hits her effervescent foliage, Lavender Jones lights up a room with a wondrous lavender aroma that any mother would be sure to love. However, if your mom figures out you didn’t bring her “lavender soap” after all, you’re on your own my friend.
Open a jar of this lime-green spectacle on Mother’s Day and someone is guaranteed to ask: “What kind of flowers are those?” Now- you can either tell them straight-up that you’re about to get baked in Mom’s honor or you can simply reply: “Roses?”
Most OG Kush fans describe its aroma as extremely floral with a hint of rose. After all, what better way to show mom you care than by bringing her “green roses” on her big day, right? It’s a surefire way to being the favorite child once again!
With a name like “Skunkberry”, you can bet your sweet cheeks that this strain is going to dazzle your nostrils. These flowers will make mom think that you stopped off at Orange Julius and had a delectable triple berry Julius made just for her. Boy, won’t she be disappointed!
Regardless of which strain(s) you choose, make sure your matriarch knows how much she means to you and promise to give her a call once in a while, slacker.
When you feel like total garbage and no combination of over-the-counter cough and flu medicines seems to make you feel any better, odds are you’ve turned to a more “natural” remedy to get some relief. If you smoke weed regularly, you’ve probably discovered that it goes with just about everything- so why not try it when you’re sick?
As we’re all quite aware, smoking anything can irritate the lungs and upper respiratory system which can cause even worse symptoms when you’re ill. So is it a good idea to smoke pot when you’re sick? The answer may not be as black and white as it seems, after all.
Beware, the common cold
Colds may not seem like a big deal to most, but if you count on smoking marijuana to help you get over it, smoking can actually make symptoms worse. Mucus and other liquid goodies get lodged deep into the respiratory tract when you have a cold and the last thing you probably want to do is infuriate your lungs with hot marijuana smoke.
The good news is you don’t necessarily have to stop consuming cannabis when you have a cold (but if you want to, here’s how to stop smoking weed). Instead of smoking, try using a vaporizer. Vaporizers are fantastic in removing most of the harsh carcinogens and pollutants that gel up the lungs and they deliver a much cleaner, much smoother hit. Another method that works for some people is to use warm water in a bong. If you must smoke, the warm water reduces the shock to the lungs and trust me- your lungs will thank you.
To a smoker, a sore throat is just about the worst. Harsh smoke does nothing to help and only makes it worse more often than not. The truth is some people can handle the pain while others won’t even attempt to smoke with a sore throat. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, you have other options for getting your THC rather than smoking it.
Edibles and tinctures are definitely the best ways to get around a sore throat. Simply chow down your favorite infused treat or add a few drops of tincture to a mint and honey tea and you’ll be feeling better in no time.
Catch up on those zzz’s
Cannabis is exceptional when used as a sleep aide. Depending on the person, one to three bong rips, a dab, a couple CBN capsules or drops of tincture, or a few puffs off the vape pen can put one right to bed. Sleep is sacred to staying in good health and when you’re sick, it’s the best way to let your body rest and recharge.
The truth is that marijuana can and does affect each person differently, especially when you’re sick. When consumed to help with nausea, stuffy nose, head and body aches, marijuana can be one of the better medicines to put in your body when you’re sick. If you still feel the urge to toke up while ill, it’s ultimately up to you to figure out what method of consumption works best for you without putting too much extra strain on your ailing system.
When you like to smoke copious amounts of herb and head out onto bigger and better adventures like me, a major problem can be finding ways to get from point A to point B, C, and D without driving. After all, driving high is a huge no-no and can land you the same penalties as driving drunk- so it’s best just not to do it.
Instead, turn to the professionals at Loopr– quite literally the dopest spot in Denver to enjoy all the cannabis you can smoke while getting toted safely around in the “dab bus”. The best part about Loopr is that you can hop on and off at any point on the loop and check out some of Denver’s most killer dispensaries, breweries, and restaurants.
Introducing Denver’s premier cannabis lounge- ON WHEELS!
Did I mention that this is the world’s first and only mobile cannabis lounge? Loopr has seemingly become the apex of cannabis culture in Colorado by offering cannabis connoisseurs stylish transportation to all the best sites in Denver. Forget the played-out dispensary tours your mother used to take you on and check out Loopr’s infamous Bud Crawls!
LOTLL- the newest acronym you’re going to want to remember
“Live on the Loopr Lounge!” is a new video series showcasing live footage from events, interviews with some of the cannabis industry’s movers and shakers, and provides a dope-ass inside look into Denver’s coolest dab lounge on wheels. Not only is dabbing encouraged, it is accommodated! Take your pick from the four-person hookah-style vaporizer, one of their exquisite custom bongs, or try your lungs on a dab rig.
No matter which method you prefer of getting stone-cold blazed, Loopr has you covered. I started off with the 3-hour ride ticket and quite honestly, I should have gone with the full day pass. For a surprisingly low amount, you can choose from the 3-hour pass up to a full week. Perfect for bachelor parties, birthdays, and regular Thursday nights, the Loopr “cannabus” is a fantastic way to meet like-minded people that enjoy the social aspects of marijuana as much as you.
Finally, a responsible way to party like a rockstar
What really sets it apart is that they are Denver’s only licensed and insured cannabis social lounge. With so many out-of-towners flocking to the Mile High City for our amazing- well, everything- Loopr’s cannabis tours are one of the best and only ways to enjoy our amazing city legally and responsibly.
4/19 marks Loopr’s incredible one-year journey from brain-child to reality and on 4/20, “Live on the Loopr Lounge” was launched on Facebook Live. Take a ride, watch the show and be sure to connect with them on social media to see what all the buzz is about.
Don’t forget to pick up your tickets on their official site, RideLoopr.com, and get ready to experience the greener side of Denver- in style!
Believe it or not, even though marijuana is steadily gaining traction as a legal way to enjoy being human around the globe, the majority of countries (read that: governments) still outlaw the plant and continue to prosecute perps to the fullest degree of their Draconian laws.
While the cat-and-mouse game continues to play out between police and legal pot users, there are far more massive drug smuggling operations going on behind the scenes all over the world. Where marijuana is still illegal, there are massive profits to be made via the black market. If you thought getting caught with that pencil-sized blunt back in high school was bad, here are some of the biggest and most epic marijuana busts in recent history.
30-tons of US-Mexico tunnel weed
In 2010, the American DEA and its shadowy arm known as the San Diego Tunnel Task Force seized over 30-tons of Mexican marijuana in one of the largest busts in American history. After surveilling a suspicious warehouse in Otey Mesa, California, officers set up a checkpoint after a semi was seen leaving the location.
What they found was the beginning of a drug bust so massive in scale that it led to the discovery of an 1,800-foot tunnel burrowed from Tijuana to California and the confiscation of 30-tons of low-grade Mexican cannabis. At the time, a bust this size was worth around $20 million which just goes to show that there’s still plenty of money to be made in selling nasty brick-dope to places where the good stuff is still illegal.
And you thought 30-tons was bad!
Remaining focused on our neighbor to the South, the largest pot bust in Mexican history took place later that year to the tune of 105-tons! After a probably bad-ass Desperado-like pre-dawn gunfight in- you guessed it- Tijuana, Mexican authorities seized the massive haul from a warehouse in which six cargo containers full of cartel cannabis were discovered.
With a street value of over $275 million, perhaps the best part of this bust was the Homer Simpson image plastered on many of the packages (over 10,000 of them) exclaiming in Spanish: “Voy de mojarra y que wey!!!”.
Rough translation: “I’m going to get high, dude!” Well, not anymore. D’oh!
Operation “Save Our Sierra”
Going back into the marijuana Dark Ages, 2009 was a notable year for law enforcement in the state of California. Roughly the size of Connecticut, Fresno county is mountainous and sparsely populated which makes it an ideal location for illegal outdoor grows. Or at least- it was.
In July of 2009, authorities launched Operation “Save Our Sierra” and confiscated nearly $1 billion worth of marijuana plants and netted 82 Mexican nationals with strong ties to the cartels. Unfortunately, nobody talks about the 330,000 innocent victims that were destroyed in the process; those poor unknowing plants.