Eating Raw Weed: A Look into the Future of Pot and Health

The Stoner’s Cookbook published the below article about eating raw weed. While reading it I was absolutely amazed by the nutritional properties of this incredible plant. It was mind blowing how much there is to take away from that article and how promising eating raw weed is!! Please be sure to read it; it’s linked at the end. I can see a future where this is an essential part of dietary health alongside basil, spinach, mint, and kale. Eat your greens, right? But after thinking about it, there are some questions. At $50 – $70 for an eighth of an ounce…surely buying cannabis for your smoothie or salad is going to be an expensive purchase.

Secondly, though the article points out the amazing and incredible properties, it does not lay out any dietary guidelines. It doesn’t inform us of how much we should eat to get the benefits. How far does 3.5 grams get us? An ounce?

Cannabis, and raw ‘food’ weed, is just too new to the dietary science scene for much research to have been done into the subject of consuming raw cannabis, but boy do we hope that people take a look into this. It is incredibly promising! Let’s say all of these findings make their way into peer reviewed work, some celebrity doctor goes on TV and says, “cannabis is the next superfood!!”, and let’s say, for the sake of argument that the superhealthfoodnut people start eating cannabis like the Koreans’ eat kimchi. I see this resulting in one of two realities. The optimal situation is that raw weed comes down in price big time, and everyone is healthier and better for it. It becomes served up like kimchi in both fancy restaurants and $10 a plate restaurants. Raw weed and smokeable weed becomes the defacto norm for most people. This scenario is like 20 years down the road, cannabis becomes normal and accepted. People are healthier and the world is a better place. We look back on the prohibition era as a major fuckup in the history of the world.

The second scenario is that prices remain high, it becomes a fad among the HealthNut elite, and only they really have the money to purchase it in the amounts required to consume it raw and reap the benefits. There are several different types of ‘food’ weed, but it’s unregulated by the FDA or regulated so poorly that the consumer never really knows what they are getting. Not widely and commercially available, in a ‘legal’ United States, roughly 40% of the market for raw weed is still black, mostly peer to peer. As a result of high prices and absurd regulations, food weed stays on the fringes of society and health. Despite the benefits it’s said to have, most people are not aware or simply are unable afford it as an option.

I hope and think, that as information is shared more and more that we can avoid the second situation. It has long been my opinion that cannabis should be widely available for adult consumption and a staple of both the medicine cabinet and a healthy lifestyle. After reading the article below, and pending scientific research, it is my hope that an edible form of cannabis can be widely available to people. If one plant – ONE PLANT – can have such incredible promise for human health in multiple forms of consumption, while being almost entirely harmless, then we as humans would need to entirely rethink health as a whole. Healthfulness could have a cannabis-centric approach. Or, at nothing less, a cannabis-centric health book or lifestyle book could be written and develop acceptance and a following if the right celebrity was attached. Haha, OK I’m a little baked, but I can envision an US Weekly headline “How I lost 15 lbs. on the Pot Diet – and Never felt better!” Or People Magazine – “Oprah’s New POT Diet – Lose weight and live happier and healthier!”  How many years away from this are we now? We can’t be that far. 3 years? 5? Cosmopolitan “How to Introduce Weed to Your Man in the Bedroom”. Men’s Health “The Ultimate Pot Regimen”. GQ “Ultimate Guide: How to Wear, Eat, and Consume Marijuana – in Style”. I just hope that in the not too distant future I can go to my local grocery store, grab some cage free eggs, nitrate free, antibiotic and hormone free turkey bacon, and some cooking weed for a healthy breakfast to start a healthy day* – and not have to pay black market prices for it.

The original Stoner’s Cookbook Article can be found here. We encourage you to read it!


*For the sake of brevity I left out a shitload of organic vegetables that I would include as part of a healthy breakfast. The example is targeted at our changing attitudes towards our food and health.

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“Music to make you realize you’d rather be at home”

Music from the artist T_A_M, an Aberdeen based producer. This excellent mix is filled with curious sounds and downtempo vibes. For those of us who are unable to be at home, T_A_M does inspire us to relisten in the comfort of our own crib. But I argue that this soundtrack provides an excellent vibe for being out and about. 

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John Wick Success Story 

If you’re like us here at The Daily Puff you probably enjoy watching lots of movies. You might even have high thoughts about these movies. Questions might arise. Oddly specific questions like “how many people did John Wick kill with a knife at the dock?” We found just the thing for you! Creative genius @george_hatzis made the most amazing info graphic. Check it out here: 

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Brilliant News from Down Under! 

Looks like things are moving in the right direction in Australia. Now if only we can get to the point where we can strike down those pesky international treaties that are inhibiting more countries from following suit. 

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0VJ05C 

The Most Important Vape Review You’ll Read: The 10 Month PAX2 Review 

IMG_2270In May of last year a close friend of the Puff, we’ll call him Murph-Dizzle, introduced us to the PAX2, and with that to the world of portable vaped herb. Up till then vaped herb, in our minds, was strictly reserved for massive units like the Volcano. There were power cords involved, red LCD display numbers, exact temperature settings and all manner of complications. When we heard about the PAX2 – and checked out some reviews- three of us each bought one, almost right away. Now you might be asking yourself: why we didn’t come out and review the PAX2 then when it was brand new, why this review is even relevant now, and how this can help guide your portable vape purchase decision? Friends and Countrymen, this might be the most important dry herb vape review you read. 10 months of experience means we’ve been able to use this in all manner of situations, cleaned it a number of times, figured out the battery life and charging situations, and, when the PAX3 is released, either the PAX2 will drop in price or you can learn from this and buy a PAX3. Or go with something else, like, that’s fine too.

The PAX2 is an excellent vaporizer by all accounts. TLDR: just get one if you are in the market.

First Impressions:

The PAX2 has an unboxing experience like an apple product. It comes with a charger and cord, cleaning kit, and an additional mouthpiece (tried it, stuck with the flat one). The unit itself is subtle, elegant, and has easy and simple operation. On/off and temp control are operated by a button at the center of the top end mouthpiece. All instructions are available through the website and I encourage first time owners of a PAX of any kind to watch them once.

But you can honestly see this shit in every review of it. They’ll tell you about the 4 temp settings, the party mode, the Simon Says game, all that fun shit. Whatever. That was our first week. On to the juicy shit.

The 10 Month Mark

The shit they wont tell you is that tooth picks are your friends. From stirring up the oven to get the last few rips, to knocking in the green on the oven’s ledges when you’re packing it. Even cleaning the oven out for your next use – have toothpicks on hand.

I found a great case for my PAX2. You can get it here. Waterproof, shatter proof, comes with two tubes to hold your dry herb or whatever else. Go camping, bike riding, hiking, whatever and never worry about your PAX. For the price tag, you’ll want the protection. Having used this case, I never worry about just throwing my PAX in my bag/backpack as long as its in here. I have use one tube for mellow indicas and one tube for sativas when I go to a friends for the weekend.

Charge does take a little while. But – just like your phone, plug it in at night when you go to bed, and you should be good all day. You can get about two ovens out of a charge. And the magnetic charger is pretty sweet, BUT it has to be plugged into a higher voltage charger like for an iPad or tablet. I thought mine was broken or something, but it was just plugged into a lower voltage charger like for a phone or bluetooth speaker.

Speaking of ovens and charges, when your oven is packed fresh, we’ve found that you can start on heating level two, then as you progress, go to level 3 and then 4. Also, be sure to grind up your herbs a little more than usual. Typically, I grind upside down for a few twists and then right side up to finish before filing the oven up to the ledge. I’ve found this to be pretty effective.

Lastly, be sure to draw your vape long and slow. It’s the best way to get a great rip.

Closing thoughts

The PAX2 is excellent. It fits perfectly in our lives, just as it does in your hand. Using this, I can see how a 10 year warranty is the company’s policy with these things. I know that barring losing it that I will have and use my PAX for years to come. It is an excellent and well made product, it’s discrete for using in various environments, and there’s really not much to dislike about it. It’s some good shit!

You can find them: at www.paxvapor.com/pax-2

However, almost all of us got ours through: ahalife and this one looks like it comes with a vacuum sealed jar.