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10 Better Than a Brownie Edibles to Enjoy This Holiday

Just because Dec. 8 is national brownie day doesn’t mean you should feel obligated to suffer through another bland and crispy homemade edible that smells and tastes exactly like the old weed your roommate forgot to decarb before baking. No, today is the day you stand tall and say “enough with the awful weed brownies, it’s 2017 and I deserve a great edibles experience this year.”

Feast your eyes on 10 of our favorite edibles for the holiday season.

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Korova — Ginger Chew

A nostalgia-inducing combination of ginger, cinnamon, and ground cloves makes this Ginger Chew an exquisite treat for the holiday season. While the generous 150 mg spicy gingerbread cookie contains “3 doses,” we can’t help but recommend starting low and going slow with Korova’s unrivaled potency.

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1906 New Highs — Pause Chocolates

Slide into the holiday spirit with a relaxing dose of 5 mg THC and 5 mg CBD in each delectable piece of dark milk chocolate. Our high-tolerance testers in Colorado found these first-rate treats to be purely delicious while our low-tolerance testers reported a tranquil night in after a long day’s work.

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The Clear — Caramel Popcorn

The absolute best medicated popcorn for those who enjoy the effects of edibles but don’t cherish the often weedy flavor. This delightfully sweet snack contains 150 mg of high-quality, solvent-free THC hidden behind a wall of golden brown popcorn crunch.

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Keef Sparkling — Lemon Water

The 10 mg of CO2-extracted THC in Keef Sparkling would be perfect for the patient looking to enjoy the therapeutic relief of THC without feeling too stoned. This tasty thirst quencher is also an ideal sugar-free, low-calorie alternative to alcoholic beverages in social settings this holiday season.

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Junk (by Leif Goods) Vegan Marshmallow Bon-Bons

Your tongue will be thrilled with the tiny chunks of chocolate sea salt as your teeth find their way to the pillowy vegan marshmallow cream at the center of these infused bon-bons. Each pack comes stuffed with one dozen beautifully glistening high-CBD:THC ratio (3:2) confectionary nuggets of joy — snack until the holiday heart’s content.

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Remedy Plus — Strawberry Fuego Balls

These sweet, sour, spicy, strawberry edibles are accurately labeled as straight fire. The 15-piece, 300-mg pack is bursting with familiar flavors for lovers of chili layered, sticky Mexican candies.

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Grön Chocolate — Milk Chocolate Covered Hazelnut Bits

This is bite-sized delight — savory decadent chocolate with roasted hazelnuts that also happens to be infused with a comfortable balance of 4.5 mg THC and 4.5 mg CBD in each piece. The 38 percent cacao chocolate pack contains 10 crunchy chunks of artisanal award-winning milk chocolate goodness for your unbridled holiday indulgence.

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Willamette Valley Alchemy — Retreats Gummies

These strain-specific edibles are made in small batches by hand to ensure the highest quality and consistency in every piece, every time. In delicious fruit flavors like Strawberry Blast, Blackberry Buzz, and Sunrise Grapefruit, Oregon’s edibles aficionados can relax with a small taste of summer in every 15 mg THC piece this holiday season.

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Twisted Extracts — Black Cherry ZzzBomb

If the stress of the holidays tends to keep you up at night, the Black Cherry ZzzBomb has about 80 mg of THC to put your worries to rest. Each pack contains eight doses of Indica jelly, just enough for each crazy night you can expect this holiday season.

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Shatter House Extracts — Thin Mint Bar

Do yourself a favor this holiday season and put this 300 mg bar of mint-chocolate perfection in the freezer to chill out for a bit. Prepare your favorite warm winter drink, plunge your delicious peppermint chocolate sugar cookie bar, and relax as the end of another year draws closer and reminds you to enjoy the small moments of bliss that make life worth living.

 

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How to Roll a Corn Husk Blunt for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here, so it’s time to get corny!

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I don’t know about you, but I always get excited when I hear about a new, inventive way to roll a blunt. From palm leaves to hemp leaves and now corn husks, the creative stoners in the blunt-wrap industry are constantly finding new materials to roll with.

Since it’s fall and Thanksgiving is upon us, I figured we would get into the spirit and try out these corn husk blunt wraps from T.Ras Rolling Co.

As most of us know but like to ignore, traditional tobacco blunt wraps can be soaked with a hazardous cocktail of pesticides and chemicals. The family behind T.Ras aimed to produce a wrap that was all-natural, untreated, and unprocessed — just like our ancestors would have smoked on the first Thanksgiving.

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Step 1: The Flower

Pick your buds from your favorite dispensary and start grinding them up by hand. You’re looking for a blunt-consistency which is a bit chunkier or coarser than what would come out of your standard herb grinder.

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Step 2: Moist and Tender

Moisten the wrap so it’s a little more malleable. You can use either the small mister provided with the wraps or the old school way with some saliva.

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Step 3: The Stuffing

Stuff ‘er full! Check your wrap for whichever side is thinnest, you’ll want to roll thin side up. Some of these wraps can end up being pretty large, but you can always rip/cut off some paper to adjust the girth of your blunt. If you do choose to adjust the size, remove material from the thick side of the wrap.

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Step 4: Don’t Forget the Rolls

Tuck and roll! Compact the fluffy herb down into the wrap. Make sure to leave some room for the crutch with your thumb.

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Step 5: The Hard Part

Fold and roll the crutch paper that comes included with the T.Ras wraps. Place the crutch in one end of the blunt and hold in place as you get ready to seal.

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Step 6: Not Too Much Gravy

Using your saliva or the vegetable glue provided with the wraps, moisten the thin side of the paper. 

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Step 7: Seal and Serve Dry

Tuck the side closest to you over the crutch, rolling the rest of the paper along with it. Gently work your way down the blunt and seal by pressing with medium pressure until the glue has dried.

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Step 8: Make Room for Dessert

Light it up and enjoy! I was really impressed with how smooth she smoked — a nice, clean taste and an even burn, no canoeing! Now go get corny and tag us @marijuanadotcom in your photos on InstagramTwitter or Facebook for a chance to be featured next month!

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How to Host the Best Marijuana Thanksgiving Party

When you ask a stoner to name their favorite holiday, Thanksgiving is typically in the top three.

An endless feast without judgment? Count. Me. In.

Well, this year, we’re elevating the holiday. It’s time to put a twist on this traditional feast and bring it into This Cannabis Life, don’t you think? Welcome to Danksgiving.

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There’s nothing more rewarding than gathering around a table of like-minded cannabis lovers, sharing delicious homemade food, laughs, and of course, great weed!

This Cannabis Life, aka creative entrepreneur Morgan English, has devoted her business to shattering the stoner stigma against cannabis users. As a professional artist from Southern California with an eye for clean design, her experience as a lifestyle and family portrait photographer has provided her with a modern perspective she has channeled into the cannabis industry — and people can’t get enough. Morgan swaps tie-dye and four-foot bongs for sophisticated ceramic pipes and fashionable cannabis flat-lays to bring “This Cannabis Life” into the 21st century.

With the help of Morgan, let’s all take our friends on a journey this Thanksgiving and show them what This new Cannabis Life is all about.

The Accessories

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Pipe or artistic sculpture? Maybe both? Your friends will never know until you start packing a bowl. For a night like this, set aside those resin-filled glass pipes for some beautiful pieces that double as table-decor. Morgan recommends Stoned Ware artisanal ceramic pipes. This one-hitter with rich metallic highlights is perfect for quick flavor samples.

Since not everyone loves to smoke, Morgan recommends including a “healthier” option. Her go-to vaporizer is the Fez Vaporizer. Clean design, long battery life, and smooth, flavorful hits make this one of the top flower vapes on the market.

And don’t forget the oil rigs! Stay equipped with a torch and a rig to please those hash-lovers.

The Weed

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Just like hosting any ole’ party, you wouldn’t assume that everyone would be happy drinking only red wine. Variety is the spice of life and every party needs some spice. Provide a variety of cannabis to appease everyone’s palettes.

Pre-rolls are a great way to skip the sticky step and get straight to the goods — pictured are strain-specific Kingpins from TKO Reserve, organic flower rolled in organic hemp paper for an extra smooth, clean and flavorful smoke.

Sometimes nothing can beat getting down and dirty with fresh flower — try to provide a variety of buds on the terpene spectrum. Buds with bright, citrus aromas will provide an energetic buzz, while buds with lavender and pine aromas will help your guests digest post-feast.

On the concentrated side, it’s also nice to provide variety. Something like rosin will provide a very mellow high (~50% THC) while distillate or crystalline can be reserved for the heavy-hitters (80-99% THC). Since hash has the possibility of becoming a hot + sticky mess, you could always provide a myriad of vape pen flavors such as the line-up from Select. The variety of flavor cannabinoid profiles will ensure everyone is happy.

Host Pro-tip: Provide your guests with ample CBD, either in flower, tincture, or water form. If too much THC is consumed, CBD will help reduce the intense high.

The Decor

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One scroll through Morgan’s Instagram feed and you’ll see the girl knows her textures. Bringing in layers of organic texture to your Danksgiving table elevates it instantly. Keeping to the same color family keeps it clean and modern. Warm, autumn colors such as cream, yellows, and oranges bring in the spirit of the fall holiday.

There’s nothing like celebrating the end of harvest season than a table strewn with fresh cannabis leaves. Decorating with fresh or dried leaves brings the liveliness of the outdoors into the comfort of your home. Try mixing with some freshly fallen autumn leaves for a pop of color.

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The Drinks

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Now, let’s quench that thirst.

Since alcohol and cannabis don’t always mix well, let’s try out a cannabis-infused “mocktail” to really elevate your Danksgiving party. It’s way easier than you might think!

At your local dispensary, you’ll find a variety of tinctures for sale. Tinctures are a super easy way to add some canna-oomph to an average beverage. Add a couple drops of tincture to apple cider or ginger ale for a festive fall drink. If you want to stay away from THC drinks, you can always buy CBD-only tincture to add to your drink of choice — I love adding it to Champagne.

The Food

Now to the good stuff … what Danksgiving is really about: the FOOD.

An entirely medicated meal is definitely a big (and experimental) task. Unless you’re a professional edibles chef, you’re never going to know exactly how much THC you’re about to serve your friends — nobody wants to spend Thanksgiving night with a bad case of the spins. We’ve found the best solution to preventing overindulgence is to offer infused toppings. Rather than making medicated mashed potatoes, infuse the gravy that goes on top — so your friends can dose themselves. And from experience, remember to include non-infused toppings on the table so that you’re not limiting your gravy intake. Mixing in a low-dose RSO is one of the best ways to infuse savory toppings.

Here comes the dessert bar — everyone’s favorite indulgent (sometimes regretful) last stop of the night. From elevated brownie bars to pumpkin pie and everything in between — when it comes to cannabis and desserts, the more the merrier. To avoid another over-medicated moment, try whipping up infused dessert toppings such as whipped cream or a fruity syrup glaze. If you have left-over tincture from your cannabis mocktails, you can add a couple drops to your dessert topping for an easy infusion.


Check out some more of our delicious infused recipes to elevate your Danksgiving party:

Edible Recipe: Fresh Baked Cannabis-Infused Mini Fruit Pies

Edible Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Cornet Rolls!

Edible Recipe: No-Bake Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

How to Make Potent Weed Tea From Your Leftover Stems

How To Make Cannabis Infused Olive Oil

 

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