Jun 11

Recovering from Synthetics & Enjoying New Wave Naturals

natural smoking blendsSummary: The chemicals in herbal incense were incredibly powerful which causes tolerance to build quickly and addiction to follow. Natural smoking blends can often help with pain and other symptoms, but only after the smoker has reset their tolerance back to normal. Former incense smokers will not find relief from natural options until they’ve recovered from synthetic products.

The United States recently passed a law which outlawed the three primary research chemicals used in almost every variety of commercially available “herbal incense” or synthetic marijuana. This has caused the herbal incense industry to crumble rapidly, leaving thousands upon thousands of synthetic smokers out in the cold, miserable, and unhappy. This withdrawal period can be awful, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel… Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

What is Passion Flower? (Passiflora Incarnata)

passion flowerTL;DR: Smoking passion flower, alone or in combination with other herbs, can offer a relaxing, anxiety relieving, and overall calming experience.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Story of Mississippi Vaporizer Shop Reveals Massive FDA Fail

The smoke screen, a vaporizer shop in Gautier, Mississipp, is staffed by former smokers.

The smoke screen, a vaporizer shop in Gautier, Mississipp, is staffed by former smokers.

Vaping, the popular term for vapoorizing, is on the rise across the country. More and more people are turning to portable vaporizers to help them quit smoking. These e-cigarettes or e-cigs allow smokers to get their nicotine fix without inhaling smoke from combustion or exposing others to second-hand smoke. Ironically, the employees at a Mississippi vaporizer shop who are ex-smokers can’t sell their product as a smoking cessation device, even though they have all had personal success quitting traditional tobacco by using e-cigarettes and vaporizers.

It turns out, that inability to properly present the product to customers is a direct result of the FDA’s approach to e-cigarettes and vaporizing.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Purging Marijuana Concentrates, High Times Style

Properly purging marijuana concentrates is important to their final quality.

Properly purging marijuana concentrates is important to their final quality.

The staff at High Times carefully avoided providing step-by-step instructions on how to make Butane Hash Oil, BHO, wax, glass, shatter, or whatever butane-extracted marijuana concentrates are called in a particular region. Instead, they offered excellent tips on refining the finished product by properly purging marijuana concentrates of the solvent used to dissolve the cannabinoids from the plant material.

NSN News must once again remind its readers that home BHO operations are highly dangerous and carry a serious risk of fire, explosion, and criminal prosecution. Only those with an appropriate space and the right equipment should attempt this process.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Smoke It Herbal Blend Sneak Peak Review!

Smoke It Herbal BlendTL;DR: “Smoke It” is a new herbal blend with a calming, relaxing vibe and a bit of a euphoric kick. What it lacks in flavor, it makes up for in freshness and sheer amount. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Dabbing Hits It Big: Major High Times Concentrate Coverage

Dabbing, or vaporizing marijuana concentrates, is getting major attention from High Times recently.

Dabbing, or vaporizing marijuana concentrates, is getting major attention from High Times recently.

Dabbing is going mainstream. From last month’s announcement of Whiz Kaleefa joining the ranks of oil-heads to an explosion of awareness in the mainstream media, butane hash oil is blowing up (sometimes literally) all over the marijuana scene. BHO, wax, glass, shatter or whatever the kids are calling solvent-extracted cannabinoid concentrates these days has long represented a great value-added product for growers and processors of marijuana.

This month, in addition to the recent release of a special print edition focused entirely on dabbing, High Times decided to spread the good work of oil and the important of post-extraction purging. Like High Times, neither this blog nor NSN News recommends that anyone attempt to make solvent-based BHO at home. It’s dangerous, difficult, and possibly deadly if done wrong. The staff at High Times warns ominously that if the fledgling concentrate industry doesn’t start self-regulating better, it may impede marijuana legalization.  Read the rest of this entry »

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