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Re: Marijuana appreciation/education/information thread

#2301  Postby The_Metatron » Aug 08, 2020 8:59 pm

In every respect except size, I like the Storz and Bickel Mighty much better than the Pax3. It has a much less restrictive vapor path, and that cooling unit on the top really brings the temperature of the vapor down to near ambient temperatures.

It's about another hundred bucks cost over the Pax3 (around $350). Those plastic doo-dads are a small grinder and a filling funnel that really neatly mounts to the top of the thing in place of the cooling unit to fill it. I doubt I'll continue to use that filling aid, but it is pretty clever.

The heating column and oven is housed in the center column. The two side columns contain the standard 18650 lithium ion batteries. I like the separation of the batteries from the heating elements.

In use, the top area of the heating column gets slightly warm to the touch, but never hot. The vapor produced is smooth and doesn't get a burnt or toasted flavor. It's going to take some time to re-acquaint myself with vapor instead of cannabis smoke. It's a lot less dense.

So far, I am well pleased with Storz and Bickel.
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#2302  Postby theropod_V_2.0 » Aug 08, 2020 10:33 pm

A friend dropped me off a gram of some nice Indica. I’m more a Sativa fan. Nothing special, but does the job. Reckon they’ll let me have a card now?

The Perseids have started, and buzzed meteor watching is seriously fun.

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#2303  Postby The_Piper » Aug 08, 2020 11:40 pm

I have pineapple trim that I get cheap from a licensed caregiver. I make it into capsules rather than smoking, so I can't vouch for anything to do with actual pineapple. It looks more like weed/leaf trim to me. :mrgreen:
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#2304  Postby tuco » Aug 08, 2020 11:50 pm

If one of the things in life I don't want to give up is weed, does it mean its bad and I am an adict?
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#2305  Postby The_Piper » Aug 08, 2020 11:58 pm

Maybe it's bad and you're addicted, maybe it's just something you enjoy and having something to enjoy is good. Ask your doctor. :lol:
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#2306  Postby tuco » Aug 09, 2020 12:05 am

What my doctor tells me is as good as you do. Appreciation/education, there are risks and perhaps talking about them more often would hmm balance the thread. Now being aware of the risks, being informed, I still rather ask you than a doctor. Does that mean its bad? ;)
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#2307  Postby The_Piper » Aug 09, 2020 1:32 pm

Not as bad as some other habits, especially ones that change your mood. Inhaling smoke is bad no matter the source, and after being diagnosed with mild emphysema I read some papers and it sounds like smoking cigarettes and marijuana combined increases the risk of emphysema over just smoking cigarettes. I had quit cigarettes 5 years before being diagnosed with the emphysema, but could have had the emphysema for years without even knowing because I have asthma and the symptoms are identical. Asthma alone, or with cigarettes is also a risk factor for emphysema. It's not possible for me to tell whether it was the marijuana that caused it, but I quit smoking it the moment they told me about having emphysema. If I had a kid, I'd advise them to not smoke anything, ever. I haven't heard a bad word about taking it with food, and don't have any serious side effects, except for the munchies, which are a lot worse than with smoking. I've gained 30 pounds, which isn't good. But the marijuana isn't making me put food in my mouth, and I'm also on much stronger medication that causes weight gain, again muddying the water.
After quitting, I have never breathed better in my life than right now, and breathing tests give a lung age commensurate with my chronological age. So smoking it was still exacerbating my breathing symptoms even though I couldn't tell at the time.
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#2308  Postby The_Metatron » Aug 09, 2020 4:10 pm

I am glad I found one of these dry herb vaporizers. Filtering smoke through cool water may cool it some small amount, but it's still smoke. My doc was unconcerned about cannabis use, so long as I didn't smoke the stuff.

Like you, I smoked cigarettes. For some 22 years. I quit after 57 year old Mom, RN, handily out-paced me on a day trip walking around in Paris. My new shoes that day were killing my feet, but the truth was, my lungs couldn't do it. That's when I decided I'd stop what damage I'd done to that point.

Using a bong is tolerable, but is still pretty damned irritating. I forgot how smooth the vapours are in contrast. I'm glad the bong is no longer prime.
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#2309  Postby The_Piper » Aug 09, 2020 5:06 pm

Water bongs are also so irritating because people tend to inhale more smoke at one time than with a joint. I think bongs also filter out some fine particulates, but you'd probably have to change the water between every use to see a benefit. I've tried putting ice cubes in the bong water and that helped cool it more too. Quality vaporizers are better than smoking. I haven't read up on them in years now though.
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#2310  Postby felltoearth » Aug 23, 2020 2:23 pm

Just saw that my neighbour’s plants have been put out with his tomatoes. They just shot up over them.
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#2311  Postby The_Metatron » Aug 23, 2020 9:10 pm

felltoearth wrote:Just saw that my neighbour’s plants have been put out with his tomatoes. They just shot up over them.

You have the best neighbors.
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#2312  Postby felltoearth » Aug 24, 2020 3:23 am

Yeah, they’re pretty good. The ones on the other side give us brisket and montreal style smoke meat from their smoker.
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