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Amethyst Buys a Bong

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“Amethyst, look! These bags have pictures of puppies on them! But they smell kinda weird.”

Steven held the tobacco package over his head, smiling.

“Ehhh, that stuff’s the worst.” Amethyst threw a knowing look at the hemp shop proprietor. “Jimbo keeps the good stuff in the back. Everyone knows that.”

The man smiled. “Nice to see you too, Ammy. What’re ya buyin’?”

Amethyst pointed at the bong shelf. “Need me a new one of those.”

“I just sold you the one with the racing stripes last month!”

With a half-hearted shrug, Amethyst said, “It broke.”

“It fell off a waterfall!” Steven yelled, almost knocking over a magazine display. Jimbo stared at him. Steven started apologizing profusely. Amethyst just laughed.

“Uh… who’s the kid?”

“Don’t worry about him.” Amethyst shapeshifted her arm, stretching it over the shop owner’s head. “Oh! This one, this one!” The bong looked like a giant, gold-plated tube of red lipstick.

The shop owner didn’t react to the long purple arm wiggling around his head. “It’s 200 bucks.”

“That’s so much!” exclaimed Steven.

“You tryin’ to screw me?” asked Amethyst with a grin. Her elongated arm finger-walked across the man’s shoulders.

“Don’t play with me, Ammy. I can’t afford it.”

“Fiiiiiiiiiiiiine.” Amethyst flicked the shop owner on the nose, then pulled the bong from the shelf. With her other hand, she pulled a sack of money out of her gem. “That’s probably enough.”

Jimbo sighed. “These are gold pirate coins.”

“Bye!” Amethyst giggled loudly.

“It was nice meeting you!” said Steven.

Out on the boardwalk, Amethyst greedily eyed her prize. It seemed to be glowing in the afternoon light.

“Ohhhh yes. This is gonna be great.”

“What does this thing do?” Steven asked innocently.

“It’s. it’s just for fun. But you can’t tell Pearl.”

Steven pretended to zip his lips.

“I knew I could count on you, buddy.” Amethyst fumbled for her cell phone, still holding the bong close to her chest. “Why don’t you head to the Big Donut? I’ll catch up later.

Steven smiled and skipped merrily away.

Amethyst listened to her phone ring impatiently. Finally, someone answered.

“Hey, Vidalia! Watchu got goin’ on toniiiiiight?”

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convection vs conduction vaporizers

Conduction vs Convection : What’s the best type of Dry Herb Vaporizer for you?

Typically, a dry herb vaporizer will heat your flowers either through conduction or convection heating.

Every single week dozens of you ask us to help you decide which of the two methods is best for you, so we figured it’d be worth having all the answers in one place.

Below we’ll run through the differences and the pros and cons of the two heating methods. After reading this, you’ll be either to decide whether a conduction vape or convection vape is best for your needs.

How do conduction vaporizers work?

Conduction vaporizers use direct contact to heat your herbs. First, the battery heats the coil which in turn heats the walls of the vaporizer’s oven.

As a result of being in contact with the walls of the oven, the vapour is produced from the herbs.

Conduction vaporizers are the most popular type of vaporizer and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and price brackets.

Despite being based on old technology, many users swear by conduction vaporizers and will use nothing else. Even today, some of the worlds best vaporizers (Davinci IQ, Pax 3) still use conduction heating.

Conduction vaporizers are similar to cooking over a stove; they work really well when there is more surface area than mass.

For example, it would be almost impossible to cook an entire chicken in a frying pan because only the part of the chicken actually touching the pan would cook.

To cook the entire chicken efficiently you would have to cut it into slices so more of its area is in direct contact with the pan. For this reason, when using conduction vaporizers, it’s best for herbs to be ground quite finely.

What are the advantages of conduction vaporizers?

  • Conduction ovens are usually very powerful and produce vapour within seconds. Conduction Vaporizers such as the Black Mamba and the Pax 3 are famous for being able to vape dry herbs in under 20 seconds!
  • The speed of conduction vaporizers makes them a popular choice of medical users or anyone who microdoses. Sessions can be very quick.
  • Conduction vaporizers are also more affordable. This is because the technology is older than convection and they do not require as many parts.
  • Conduction vapes tend to be more reliable and easier to maintain when compared to a convection vaporizer in the same price range.

What are the disadvantages of conduction vaporizers?

  • At very high temperatures, it is possible for the herbs closest to the heating element to burn
  • Conduction vaporizers can be inefficient. The herbs closest the heating element may cook faster than the herbs in the middle.

How do convection vaporizers work?

Convection vaporizers work by creating an atmosphere of hot air in your vape’s oven. It is this hot air that provides the heat that will vaporize your herbs.

Back to my chicken analogy! Convection vaporizers work similarly to a kitchen oven. An oven may cook a slice of chicken far slower than frying it, however, it will evenly cook a whole chicken, inside and out and there is a very low risk of burnt bits!

As a rule, convection vaporizers are far slower than conduction vaporizers but they heat your herbs more gently and efficiently.

What are the advantages of convection vaporizers?

  • Convection ovens are a favourite of many because there is minimal risk of combustion. This is because none of your herbs come into contact with the heating element. As long as you do not turn the temperature up above 210c the steam and air will not be hot enough to burn any herbs.
  • Convection vaporizers are great for larger sessions as they evenly heat the entire contents of your oven. This helps your herbs last longer.
  • Generally, convection vaporizers, taste better – again this is linked to the more stable temperatures inside your oven. Conduction vaporizers typically taste hotter and dryer when compared to a convection vape in the same price range.

What are the disadvantages of convection vaporizers?

  • Convection vaporizers require a bit more patience to use. Even the best convection vaporizers (such as The Mighty) can require well over a minute to reach vaping temperature.
  • Convection vaporizers are typically more expensive too – this is due to the technology being more advanced and containing more parts.
  • Finally, convection vaporizers have a bit of a skill curve. Customers new to vaping will require a few goes to get the hang of it. The most common faux pas is sucking too hard. When you do this you pull all the hot air out of the oven and replace it with cool air and as a result, your herbs don’t cook!

So which is better? Conduction or Convection Vaporizers?

The popular consensus on vape forums is that convection vaporizers are the superior method of heating. However, this view is largely formed because convection is newer, shinier (and expensive!).

In our opinion, the right heating method for you depends on your personal preferences.

If you’re looking for a vaporizer that is affordable, heats fast and is small and lightweight, then a conduction vaporizer may be more suited to you.

Conversely, a convection vaporizer would be the better option for someone who’s priorities are great flavours, high efficiency and have the time to sit down and really savour a session.

Typically, a dry herb vaporizer will heat your flowers either through conduction or convection heating. Every single week dozens of you ask us to help you decide which of the two methods is best for you, so we figured it’d be worth having all the answers in one place. Below we’ll run through the differences and the pro

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Black Leaf Ice Bong ‘Nautilus’ with Diffuser & Percolator

The ‘Nautilus’ glass bongs from ‘Black Leaf’ are very popular since a long time among smokers. With this ‘Nautilus’ Icebong comes a new version on the market: it has a 15-slit-inlinediffuser and a further special – the 4-slit-dome-percolator. Through the 15-slit-inlinediffuser the smoke is swirled very strongly, which filtered many of pollutants and settled them out on the bong.

On the next station comes the 4-slit-dome-percolator. It filtered again and makes the smoke more gentle. The Ice-notches are also for more cooling and so the smoke is absolutely gentle, when you breathe it in. The sure ground is strength two times. The big bowl has a roll-stop-function.

The 'Nautilus' glass bongs from ‘Black Leaf’ are very popular since a long time among smokers. With this ‘Nautilus’ Icebong comes a new version on the market: it has a 15-slit-inlinediffuser and a further special – the 4-slit-dome-percolator.

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Thick Glass Chillum Smoking PIpe

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These vibrantly colored glass chillums are made extra thick for the ultimate in durability. Available in many different colors, choose yours in the drop down menu to the right. These chillum pipes have very generous bowls and an anti-roll nub ti keep it safe on surfaces.

Measures: Approximately 3 inches in length

Very Generous Smoking Bowl

Created with extra heavywall glass & digitally kiln annealed for the ultimate in durability

Teeth grips for hands-free smoking

Made to Order & Handcrafted in the USA

These glass pipes are made to order, just for you! They each have slight differences that makes them all one of a kind.

Made to order glass pipes usually arrive within 8-12 business days, as they are all handmade and we make them in the order in which they are received. Processing times vary depending on how many orders we currently have, we try our best to meet these shipping estimates, but we can not guarantee them.

We strive to melt up your tobacco pipe as quickly as we can, without compromising quality, and often ship pipes a few days ahead of schedule. If you need your item by a certain date, please send us a message and we will see what we can do to accommodate your request. There are also options for expedited processing at checkout.

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Thank you so much for checking out our glass pipes, we hope you enjoyed your browse. Sit back, relax and enjoy your new smoking accessory!

These vibrantly colored glass chillums are made extra thick for the ultimate in durability. Available in many different colors, choose yours in the drop down menu to the right. These chillum pipes have very generous bowls and an anti-roll nub ti keep it safe on surfaces. FEATURES: ~Measures: App

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PSA: Don’t Smoke Those Stems

These are crazy times, so it’s not that weird that you’re looking at your bowl of weed stems and contemplating smoking them. Waste not, want not, right?

As nice as it is to reduce waste and be resourceful, smoking stems isn’t the way to go.

If stems are all you have left, then you’ve already smoked the good stuff.

Stems contain almost no THC. What little may be in there doesn’t even come close to being enough to produce a high.

The negligible amount of THC in stems isn’t worth the unpleasant effects and risk to your lungs that come with smoking.

Inhaling smoke harms your lungs. It doesn’t matter if it’s bud, seed, tobacco, or burning wood. Toxins and carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) are released from the combustion of materials, even stems. This damages your lungs and increases your risk for cancer and heart and lung diseases.

Smoke effects aside, smoking stems can cause:

  • a raging headache
  • a sore throat
  • coughing

It’ll also taste like you’re smoking wood chips.

Some people on Reddit and other forums who admit to having smoked weed stems also reported uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms, like nausea and abdominal pain.

Nope. You shouldn’t smoke those either.

Marijuana seeds aren’t going to get you high no matter how many you crush and smoke. There’s just not enough THC in the seeds to produce any effects.

Lighting them up will create a lot of snap, crackle, and pop. The acrid smoke will irritate your throat and damage your lungs like other smoke. But that’s about it.

Stems and seeds aren’t worth smoking, but that doesn’t mean they’re entirely useless. You may be able to use lingering stems and seeds. Exactly what you can do with them depends on how many you have.

If you just have a few seeds kicking around, you could plant them and try growing your own stash (if you live in an area where this is permitted, of course).

Have an abundance of stems and seeds to play with? Consider eating it.

Here are some ways to make it appetizing.

Brew some stem tea

Before getting your brew on, you’ll want to bake the stems on a baking sheet in the oven for around 45 minutes at 225°F (107°C). When done, let the stems cool, and then grind them up.

Put your ground stems in a tea diffuser and let them steep in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. If you don’t have a diffuser, you can steep your ground stems in a pot of boiling water and then place a coffee filter over your mug and pour so it strains your brew.

Make stem butter

Who doesn’t like butter?

Just like when making tea from weed stems, you’ll want to bake your stems in the oven at 225°F (107°C) for 45 minutes and let them cool before grinding.

Place some butter in a pan and melt over low heat. Once the butter’s completely melted, add the ground stems and let simmer for around 30 minutes, stirring often.

To strain it, cheesecloth works best. Just secure the cheesecloth over a glass jar with a rubber band, and slowly pour the butter over the cloth. Let the butter cool and — voilà — stem butter!

It might be tempting to smoke all those stems that are gathering dust in your jar, but you may want to think twice before lighting up.

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How to Make a Glass Water Bong

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There are several versions of lighters that use butane as a fuel source. But whether you have a torch lighter, an electronic butane lighter, or even a butane cigarette lighter, refilling a butane lighter is really easy to do. First, you need to purge any remaining air and fuel from the lighter. Then, you can pump the butane fuel into the lighter and wait a few minutes before you test it to make sure it’s working.

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What weed smokers need to know before going into surgery

One day in 2016, Jennie awoke to sharp pain and a tugging sensation on the left side of her jaw — “like my jaw was being pulled off my head,” she recalls — along with the firm pressure of hands holding her mouth agape. She opened her eyes just enough to see human silhouettes hovering over her. Her body felt heavy, but also like it was floating; she tried to lift her arms, but all she could do was wriggle. What was going on? she wondered, scared.

“She’s waking up,” a male voice said. It was around then that Jennie remembered: She was in the dentist’s office, getting her wisdom teeth pulled. She must have awoken during the procedure. Almost as soon as she realized what was happening, the anesthesia pulled her back into sleep.

Jennie had been smoking weed at least once a day for the past four years. She smoked with her fiancГ© the day of her wisdom tooth extraction. “I had no idea it was going to affect the anesthesia,” says the 35-year-old, who lives in Arizona. (She requested that Mic publish only her first name out of concern for the legal repercussions of her weed use, since Arizona prohibits recreational cannabis.) Indeed, as legalization sweeps across the country, evidence has emerged that regular marijuana users need more anesthesia for surgery than non-users to ensure they become, and stay, sedated and don’t awaken mid-procedure. In plain, very urgent, English: If you consume cannabis on the reg, you need to let your doctor know before you go under for surgery.

Along with anecdotal reports, a 2019 study found that patients who reported smoking weed or ingesting edibles on a daily or weekly basis needed more than double the amount of the anesthetic propofol for endoscopic procedures (like colonoscopies) than non-users. They also needed 19.6% more midazolam and 14% more fentanyl.

Why marijuana increases your need for anesthesia remains unclear, largely because of its status as a federally illegal drug, which makes it difficult to research, Jeffrey Uppington, an anesthesiologist at UC Davis Medical Center, tells Mic. It’s possible that compounds in weed called cannabinoids — which tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, which is responsible for making you feel high) — affect the same receptors in the brain and spinal cord as anesthesia drugs do.

But, “that’s more speculation than we really know,” Uppington says. “The bottom line is, if you’re a chronic user of marijuana, you are more resistant to anesthetics, both those that put you to sleep, like propofol, and those that keep you asleep, like various anesthesia gases.”

Thanks to modern-day monitors that measure brain waves and other vitals, an anesthesiologist can likely spot when a patient is about to awaken and give them more drugs before they reach that point, Uppington says. But even if you don’t wake up during a procedure, you can still have issues. If you routinely smoke weed, your airway might be more reactive during anesthesia. You might cough more, experience bronchial spasms, and/or have a more active gag reflex, which is a problem if you need to be intubated, as with general anesthesia (the kind that puts you to sleep).

“If you’re a chronic user of marijuana, you are more resistant to anesthetics, both those that put you to sleep, like propofol, and those that keep you asleep, like various anesthesia gases.”

After surgery, you might also experience more pain, which may nudge you toward using more opioids and increase your risk of addiction to these substances, says David Hepner, the medical director of the Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an associate professor of anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

High doses of anesthesia also carry risks, such as causing significant drops in blood pressure, which may lead to a heart attack in at-risk patients, They may also delay awakening, Hepner tells Mic. For instance, propofol usually wears off in about five to 10 minutes but a marijuana user who requires a higher dose may take longer to awaken, delaying them from resuming their normal, day-to-day life.

Jennie’s wisdom tooth extraction left her so groggy that she needed to be transported to her car by wheelchair, and she doesn’t remember anything from the 45-minute ride home. As her fiancГ© drove, she drifted in and out of sleep, and didn’t feel like herself again for another three hours. In contrast, a friend she drove home after a dental procedure was a little groggy, but could walk to his car and felt fine when he got home, probably because he wasn’t a cannabis user, and therefore didn’t require as much anesthesia.

The amount of cannabis you need to consume for it increase your resistance to anesthesia remains unclear, though. Determining this threshold is tricky, thanks to the varying concentrations of THC from one product to the next, how long you hold the smoke in your lungs, and the many other variables involved, Uppington says. But it’s probably safe to say that using cannabis every day for a few years is more likely to affect your response to anesthesia than using it just once.

If you do smoke cannabis regularly, tell your anesthesiologist how much and how often, as well as the last time you smoked, Uppington says. They can then assess whether your use could increase your risk of being resistant to anesthesia and make adjustments accordingly.

While disclosing your weed use may feel embarrassing or even dangerous, remember that your doctor’s job isn’t to judge you, Hepner says. “We just want to understand the health of the patient and how the body may react to different medications to give them the most pain-free procedure.” He adds that it’s also important to mention any other substances or medications you’re taking, since they, too, may react with the anesthesia. Since physicians take an oath to protect patient confidentiality, they wouldn’t disclose your use of cannabis or other substances to your family, law enforcement, or anyone other than the medical professionals directly involved in your care.

No matter how often you consume cannabis, though, don’t use it at all on the day of your procedure, Hepner says. Taking an edible on the same day poses the added risk of inhaling it, which may result in a life-threatening lung infection called aspiration pneumonia. And if you come into the clinic high AF, you can pretty much count on your surgery being cancelled. Uppington recommends hitting pause for as many days as you can before your surgery, ideally a month, which is how long it takes for cannabis to be fully removed from the body.

Awakening mid-wisdom tooth extraction was eye-opening for Jennie. Since her doctor didn’t ask her specifically about her drug use, and she didn’t think smoking weed wouldn’t matter for her surgery, she didn’t mention it; in fact, she worried that if she did, she wouldn’t be allowed to undergo the procedure. “In the future, I would definitely inform my doctor of my cannabis use,” she says.

This article was originally published on Jan. 31, 2020

One day in 2016, Jennie awoke to sharp pain and a tugging sensation on the left side of her jaw — "like my jaw was being pulled off my head," she recalls — along with the firm pressure of hands holding her mouth agape. She opened her eyes just…