Flavor Gorilla Glue

Extract concentrates provide smokers a new a way to medicate. But they are a large investment. Smokers need to invest in obtaining a rig (or augmenting their bong into a rig), a blowtorch, butane, the dab tool, then the dab itself. It can take around 100 to 200 hundred just to have the equipment and the product. A lot of extract concentrates sell around 25 to 50 dollars for a half-gram, but there is one just as effective for less. At The Healing Center (THC) there are half-grams of Flavor: Gorrila Glue at 12 dollars a piece, half for what’s considered a good deal. They formidable to the more curated and detailed extracts.

Flavor extracts are sticky but easily separated by a dab tool, providing an effortless cut for the dabber. Its consistency is a little rubbery and clings to the dab tool no problem. That’s why it’s important for concentrates to have a glass jar as compared to a cooking sheet. By having a glass jar, it makes it easier to save more concentrates and making sure the dabber gets the most out of each toke. Flavor is robust in its constitution as the burn rate is a favorable, long one. It is also is only a few percent less than other extracts in THC percentage, ranging from around 68 – 75, usually leaning more towards 75. The only downside to this product is that the taste in the strains are indistinguishable. For Flavor, the only thing that separates one jar, one strain, from the other is the THC percentage. Though unfortunate, strain test comes second to practicality and performance. Flavor is reliable, safe-bet extract that will meet the needs of a more frugal smoker. It is also to consume than most other dabs, lighter smoke and easy on the lungs.

As the more expensive extracts get the taste of their strain down to the pine, Flavor only carriers only a couple of strains. They have Pineapple Jack, Purple Kush, Girl Scout Cookie, Sour Og, and Gorilla Glue. The concentrates are also placed in a small glass mason jar, which provides easy scooping. This happens to be one of the biggest pet peeves in concentrates as well since the ones sold in cooking sheets are harder to cut with a dab tool. Cooking sheets tear and spread the concentrates thin, making easy swirls with the dab tool non-existent. Not to mention that cooking sheets are tacky since most handy dabbers knows how to make concentrates with their flower and a hair straightener. But the input to output ration you get from flower to concentrates is a huge loss for the smoker, so its important that the concentrates that are sold at the dispensary have the glass jars for dabbers.

The best way to smoke a Flavor concentrate is to take a slow, easy breath when inhaling. It is a light smoke that likes to wash its way in, so there’s no rush to inhale all at once. This lets inexperienced smokers gauge better if they are taking in enough smoke or not. Although Flavor does not affect the dabber as much as other concentrates, it is formidable in that it does provide an experience heavier than any flower. Flavor concentrates is non-intimidating to new dabbers and dependable to the experienced.

 

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Technical Cannabis – How to Take a Dab in Monkey Steps

What You’ll Need.  Hover to see names and information.

Process

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1. Turn the gas all the way off before filling with Butane.
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2. Flip blowtorch upset down.
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3. Insert the Butane at the bottom of the blowtorch, keeping both the can and torch straight.
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4. Scoop the extract with the dab tool.
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5. Turn the gas all the way on.
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6. Burn the nail with the blowtorch ignited.

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9. Place the dab tool inside the nail and inhale as the extract burns within.

 

 

The FTP Experience

As countries are establishing their economic presence in states like Colorado and Nevada, dispensaries can no longer depend on just the product. The attitude, which has even been espoused as a motto for a lot of collectives, is that the “product sells itself.”

As though the adage may be true as the plant is old, it cannot outsell itself by itself. For cannabis dispensaries to outsell and outlast others, it needs to set a melody or a tune on what the patient can expect from the dispensary services.

As the United States is about to enter the Green Age of economics, we can expect that new subcultures will occur along with the product. Dispensaries will now have to start contending with an open market, a more laissez faire attitude that cannabis has ever had in the states. With no longer a chain on the market, California has, come this January, let free all 21 year and ups free reign among cannabis dispensaries as states like Colorado and Nevada have done before them.

For those who get in the game early, they play high-risk and high-reward. Where they hiccup or miss, others will capitalize. This fast-moving, wild market will be a warm of munition for some retailers. Though some may will survive in the mean time with an overall strong market, retailers will miss to hit or surpass their dividends when they fail to hold an audience to their service. For in this market, in order to rocket, the retailer must build and fight in a war of munitions. The higher than the fanbase, the more likely the retailers will outlast.

With this market ready to become chaotic in the coming years, the dispensaries and collectives that get first taste best need to find a hook to keep some loyal patients until the market smooths. And like any book, a business wins the attention with first experiences as writers do with the opening line.

It is the goal of any cannabis retailer to hold as many patients as possible while the wave of fads and gags hit the market. Though the wave will wipe some shops dry, it will overall be a fully-nourished and surging market.

A retailer must be able to present what kind of assurance they can give a patient. On the first go, the patient will be testing the quality, the price compared to quality, the consistency, and serviceability of the product. But before they can even test the product, they judge a retailer deeply not only on the decor that shows off the flower as fresh and crystallized, they also care about what kind of First Time Patient deals (FTP) they can get.

FTP deals, as trivial as it may seem, sets standards for what the patient can expect from the shop. Discounts on known distributors, like Cheeba Chew, gives credence that the retailer sells product outside from their shop, which can give confidence in the patient that the endgame of the retailer is to satisfy them.

FTP deals can also show the breadth of the shop’s menu and what it carries heavier more than the other. For example, if fifty-percent of the FTP deals are discounts on flower and the rest is for other products that include edibles, wax, and vapes, it’s safe to assume that the dispensary will have higher selection in flower.

The adverse is true as well: The smaller the deals and the less deals they offer, the smaller the selection as well as standard prices. In this case, the retailer does not create a mystique by having a wider selection of deals and the smaller deals does not attract or magnetize the patient to seek out the shop.

As it goes in today’s cannabis market, advertising is found on cannabis magazines or weedmaps; or in some form of abstraction of these. Regardless, on these platforms and publications, the way retailers advertise is by their FTP deals, which makes FTP deals the biggest instruments in marketing and advertising for cannabis.

Next to the color scheme and font type of the page, the only thing that will catch their eye are the deals and how they compare to others. When a patient can find two retailers that have deals on the same product from an outside distributor, again like Cheeba Chews, it gives reference for the patient on what prices are deals compared to other.

Although one retailer will be seen as having an more expensive price for said product, they will also reference the retailer if they offer other deals since they are a trusted reference. That is why it’s important for FTP deals to offer wide and varied discounts with trusted brand distributors, it gives a buoy of trust for the patient because it’s much easier to trust a retailer that carries a product that you trust as well.

The cannabis market will become more volatile before it settles. It’s ultimate path will be upwards but the guessing game of who and what, will do what and why and how, will keep investors panicking and frantic until they get a true juggernaut.

Though most would not want to admit, once cannabis is legalized fully, which it will be, it will be corporatized. There will be, in some ways, a monarchy of cannabis entrepreneurship, such as there is a Bill Gates of Computers and Mark Zuckerburg of Social Media.

This doesn’t mean smaller businesses cannot succeed. Plenty can. In fact, Zuckerburg and Gates may not be the best comparisons because their business does not deal in retail directly. For the most part, Microsoft deals in distribution, while that is one of many in the cannabis market.

No longer can cannabis salesman be the skateboard kid on the stoop, but a deal maker. For a retailer to be successful in this market, they must corner the presentation aspect of their business. And to do that, means to do some soul searching.

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Technical Cannabis – Cleaning with Formula 420

Quick! Grab your dirty, rotten bong and a bottle of Formula 420. Get ready to experience what snake oil was really suppose to be like because you will see magic. Formula 420 throughly scrubs all the build of tar, soot, and all that junk that managed to find a home inside of your heavy-duty hit piece.

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1. Over the sink, flip the Formula 420 and begin shaking towards the drain.
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2. Into every opening of your bong, squeeze out the containments of the bottle Formula 420.

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3. Cover the openings with your thumb.
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4. And Shake.
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You can see the built of resin breaking off. Keep shaking until you feel satisfied. Remember, you can always repeat these steps for an extra deep cleaning.
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5. Fill the bong with hot water.
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6. With your thumbs covering the openings, shake the bong once again.
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7. Pour out Formula 420 and all other residue. 

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8. Keep flushing out leftover 420 and residue until its completely clean.

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One rinse through should satisfy, but do as many times as you feel necessary. Some bongs and pieces have areas harder to hit. For me, it’s the bottom of the L piece where I attach my bowl. I tilt my bong towards that direction to focus the Formula 420 on that area. You may need to change shaking strategies and that’s okay. Each bong is different, mostly, so you can create your own cleaning ritual. The steps above are basic, beginning, I’m-afraid-to-break-my-60-dollar-piece smoker. There’s no right date, or time frame to clean either. Sometimes you don’t think it is as dirty as it is. Still, try to create a habit out of it. In the long run, going through formula 420 faster than you can go through bud will save you money in the long run.