Articles Tagged: medical

Weed Geek’s – Magic Flight Launch Box Review

November 18th, 2013 | By

Beautiful things really do come in small packages. At only 65mm long and 33mm wide, it’s not only small but seriously stealthy, extremely light and pretty much the cutest device I now own.

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I managed to get my hands on the premium version made of walnut. This costs a little extra but gives an even better look and feel of quality. It really is a well-made piece of kit.
I’ve actually wanted to own one of these for some time. I read the reviews and checked out the competition, unsure whether I would actually use it regularly enough to justify the price tag. Lets face it – if it’s not a pipe, bong or costs hundreds of pounds, I’ts a novelty item! This really isn’t!
First impressions were, “Wow, it’s so small”, and after a quick rumble through the kit content (that comes in a really nice quality tin), I quickly realised the batteries needed to be fully charged, which was disappointing as they take 4 hours from dead and I just wanted to get vaping.

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Having some time to spare, I read through the well written manual that’s not some scrap of paper with a quick “here’s your new toy” description, but a well laid out glossy, detailed instruction manual, with hints and tips as well as an interesting back story to the box design, etc.

I also had another look at the multitude of video guides available online including Magic Flight’s own website, which again, is well laid out and full of good information. This video LINK is really easy to follow. Surprisingly, the Launch Box manages to capture the throat hit I didn’t expect from a vapouriser. I’ve only ever used a friend’s Vapir One and it was close to the end of its life. It worked well but had a novelty feel.

The herb for the Flight Box has to be ground to a certain consistency, not too big and not too small. You can buy a purpose-made grinder, but you can make do with a standard small one. The trench has to be filled fully for best results but not packed in; it’s a really thin, delicate screen!

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Following the online guides made it simple to use, but even taking a common sense approach will get you where you want to go. The throat hit was surprising, and even after watching the video of the guy spluttering through his instructions, it still managed to throw me off guard it’s that small.

It takes a small amount of herb and doesn’t actually burn in the trench, yet has a decent kick, not like a full on pipe hit, more like a tickly cough.

The taste of the herb is amazing, really enhanced unlike burning, like the smell across the room when someone’s burning a fat one or how you imagine the taste would be with your nose in a bag of fresh dank. It’s a tastes like it smells kind thing. Only at the end of your session does it start to taste like a relit cigarette, but by then its over. Quick, clean and on to the next one.

I’m sure it’s all strain dependant, but I noticed a more uplifting and straight to the point effect than any other method I’ve tried. Lighting one up shortly after just made me want to hit it again.

The Magic Flight Launch Box is beautiful, well crafted, does the job. It’s stealthy and has a no-fuss life time warranty you just don’t get anywhere else, great reviews, a few after-market accessories and it’s really cute. I just can’t fault it at all! You can even cook with the leftover herb!

Steve

Big Buddha Blue Cheese Outdoor Smoke Report

October 25th, 2013 | By

Once again this year, I am lucky enough to have some outdoor grown Big Buddha Blue Cheese, a king of weeds without doubt. And once again, it is lovely.

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Blue Cheese is potent, stinky, cheesy stuff that really gets you to another level, whilst not rendering you incapable. This weed was grown locally and is a fine example of a Cheese. And the more you smoke, the more stoned you get.  I cannot recommend this highly enough.

The crop from last year was the best weed I had ever smoked in my life. This year, it is excellent but not quite up to the same standard as last year which really was verging on being majorly hallucinogenic. This is not a complaint, merely an observation.

After pushing it for a while with this weed, there is some visual enhancement and a bit of sweat under the eyes I find. Go and grow some of this stuff outdoors – you will not be disappointed.

Andy

CBD Crew Outdoor Mix Review

October 19th, 2013 | By

These were easy to grow plants, I grew them outside in Smartpots. Not massive yields but they were planted late in the year. I should point out that I have a high tolerance of cannabis especially at this time of year so your experience of this strain may differ hugely from mine.

Now, I realise what the point of a high CBD low THC is – it is not about getting high. The point is to make a medically effective strain for people so they can get relief and still go about their day. I would say that this strain will do that – I tore into some uncured buds this morning just after breakfast then again and again I smoked some more just to be sure.

I can say that I felt more relaxed, but not ‘stoned’ as such – so this stuff seems to be working as advertised. Pretty much.

After the third spliff I went out to do the shopping with absolutely no stoned issues that I might normally come across. It felt nice. Driving was no problem.

If I had no weed, and only had this weed as an option, then by god I would smoke it. It reminds me a little of the effect that I have had in the past from making hot chocolate milkshakes using used vape material.  Used vape material is generally low in THC and can contain CBD. A relaxed feeling, centred and calm but not off your head, basically. That’s how is was for me anyway. Probably not something I would seek out apart from in special circumstances – but I think it could be a great strain for people who only want the medical effects of the plant, which is the intention. It released some amazing citrus smells during growth. We will be making some oil from it.

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Update to CBD Crew Outdoor Mix Review

It just goes to show, one person’s medicine can be another’s nightmare.

We did make some oil for a friend using the high CBD weed and the Swiss pharmacist’s Olive Oil method.

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Instead of putting a jar in boiling water, we just use a slow cooker allowing the mixture to heat for 2 hours. This has the same effect and is safer.

It works really well.

Not having made oil this way before I was unsure of what dosage to recommend to our friend. I had smoked the weed and as above reported that the effects weren’t huge for me at all – in fact they were really negligible. I do smoke a lot however.

This stuff is 5% THC so having sampled it, I suggested my friend try starting with two tablespoons of the oil. My logic was that the oil was not concentrated (like oil made using the Rick Simpson method) so you would need to take more for it to do its’ work.  And of course the low THC content compared to most strains we are smoking these days – many of which are 15-20% THC or even more.

So my friend had quite an interesting night and ended up tripping her face off.

I felt awful when I heard about this, however. This lady is not a complete stranger to the hallucinogens. She was able to handle it but it just shows what can be achieved with a slow cooker, some weed and olive oil.