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5 Things You Can Do With Your Cannabis Harvest

It might be rewarding to grow your own cannabis. After months of hard work and patience cultivating your seedling into big smelly buds, growers finally get to harvest their plant(s) to consume them. But what are the best ways to consume your freshly harvested weed?

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Growing cannabis can be extremely rewarding. As most growers will tell you, cultivating your own weed to consume can even be therapeutic in a sense. However growers experience the cultivation-period though, there is one moment all growers look forward too. After all, growing weed is all about the end result. Harvesting big smelly cannabis buds covered in cannabinoid-packed trichomes.

After finally chopping down your plants, it is advised to dry and properly cure your cannabis flowers. This process is essential to preserve the weed’s intense aroma and taste – and will definitely increase the effects when you consume it. Given time, the deliciously smelling buds will soon be perfectly ready to be consumed. In one of the five most popular ways of consuming cannabis, for example:

1. Smoke Weed

Obviously, the best known way of consuming your homegrown herb is to smoke it. To do so, simply grind up your flower with a good grinder, roll yourself a filter tip and start rolling up your cannabis in Amsterdam’s best rolling papers. Although the majority of European cannabis users like to mix tobacco in their weed, we advise you not to. Smoking pure cannabis is better for your lungs and heart in comparison to smoking weed mixed with tobacco, as British researchers have shown.

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The Weezy Smoking Pipe carries a filter to take all harmful elements out of the smoke – for the purest smoking experience.

Moreover, smoking pure weed decreases the chances of ‘paranoia’ and other negative effects a mixed joint can have on the mind. As research shows it is not the weed, but probably tobacco in joints that cause this mental distress. To make smoking pure easier, Amsterdam Genetics has introduced The Weezy Smoking Pipe. An easy aluminum smoking pipe to use in combination with the ingenious Jack-Pods, much like a Nespresso machine. Furthermore, the Weezy pipes are provided with an active carbon filter to filter any tar and other unwanted elements out of the smoke. Guaranteeing a tasty, potent and clean smoking experience.

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The Weezy = Easy!

2. Cannabis Vaporizers

Another clean way of inhaling cannabis is ‘vaping’ it. Vaping or vaporizing is usually done with a portable or tabletop ‘vaporizer’, of which two main forms exist. Some vaporizers heat up your bud indirectly using convection, like the Volcano used in our signature Smoke Sessions. Where hot air travels through ground cannabis (or sugar leaves) vaporizing its active components like THC, CBD and terpenes to inhale.

A second form of vaporizing is conduction – where your cannabis is directly heated with a heating-element. The latter is often less effective, as the cannabis is not heated as evenly as with convection-heat. Leaving some bits pitch-black while the other side still looks lush and green, full of active components. When asked, the majority of vapers will most-likely advise you to buy a convection-vaporizer. If you’re looking for the best experience and most effective machines, that is.

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Vaping sugar leaves is clean and efficient.

3. Make / Bake Edibles

One of our favorite ways to get baked, is to bake! Cannabis flowers, and even the ‘sugar leaves’ left after giving your buds a nice trim, can be turned into the most delicious and potent edibles. The best thing about it, is that you don’t have to be a Michelin-star chef to bake a ‘spacetry’ (space cake). Though if you can make a cup of tea – you can also make a tasty and well-hitting piece of cake at home.

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For a good cannabis edible, your weed needs to be decarboxylated. A process where the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, THCa, is converted into the beloved psychoactive THC. By covering and heating the plant material for a certain time at a certain temperature, for example. Low enough to not lose any active components, like an hour in the oven on 110 Degrees Celsius. We then advise you to infuse a base-ingredient like coconut oil, butter or milk (anything that has some fat in it) with weed. And store this in your fridge to use whenever you feel like it. This way you could mix a scoop of canna-coconut oil into any recipe you make. Or simply drop it in your morning coffee on ‘one of those days’. 😉

4. Press Rosin

The most popular way of processing cannabis we’ve come across over the past few years, is pressing it into rosin. Rosin is a solvent-less cannabis extract. Often made by pressing a cannabis sample (flower or hash) under high pressure, a certain temperature and specific amount of time. This is an intense physical process. Lately being eased by industrial size ‘rosin-presses’ and special machines for home consumption. Of course you could choose to make ‘traditional hash’ instead of a dabable concentrate. Though we don’t think it’s worth the trouble. Considering that for one gram of our prime-quality block hash, 100 grams of weed are used.

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Pressing your cannabis under a certain pressure / temperature makes for excellent concentrates to ‘dab’. [Picture: California Weed Blog]

Pressing weed or hash under these conditions extracts the active components from the flower. Leaving you with an even more potent, and better tasting cannabis product: rosin. This concentrate can be used in edibles and special vaporizer pens or ‘dabbed’. A form of cannabis consumption using ‘rigs’ or special vaporizers. Of course, you can also ‘twax’ a joint with rosin; sticking some of the rosin on the inside or outside of your rolling paper for a more potent effect. Other cannabis extracts are made with (more dangerous) solvents like gas and specific liquids and may be known as ‘shatter’, ‘BHO’ or ‘wax’.

5. Make Cannabis Oil

Though there is another well-known form of extracting the active components from cannabis – mainly for oral consumption. Because one of the easiest and healthiest ways to consume weed, is dropping a few drops of concentrated cannabis oil under your tongue. A popular form of canna-consumption in The Netherlands. Where it is mostly used by patients and senior citizens, naming it the ‘people’s medicine’.

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Cannabis oil might be the cleanest way of consuming weed. [Image: workwithsherpa.com]

This form of cannabis oil is easily made by simmering your cannabis on a low temperature in coconut oil for a while. Though the best-known method of making cannabis oil, is using the Rick Simpson method. Washing your cannabis in a solvent like alcohol and carefully let the alcohol evaporate on a low temperature. Until all you’re left with is a brown / black substance, full of cannabinoids. This RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) or full-spectrum cannabis oil can be saved in syringes for easy access. Or diluted with a carrier like olive oil, coconut oil or hempseed oil and kept in a dropper bottle for easier dosage.

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The Weezy: The ‘Nespresso’ Of Smoking Pipes

What if we could make the consumption of cannabis easier and cleaner? Amsterdam Genetics presents: The Weezy. A revolutionary herbal smoking pipe, thanks to a replaceable carbon filter and the ingenious Jack-Pod filling system.

Smoking Weed, Reinvented

Cannabis consumption has changed a lot over the past few years and ways of consuming weed are constantly reinvented. After all, smoking is somewhat outdated and slowly being replaced with cleaner and ‘society-friendlier’ methods of cannabis consumption. Especially in more progressive parts of the world, where the herb is fully legalized and companies therefore have endless possibilities to explore and experiment with it. Just think about the many types and brands of pipes, bongs and electronic vaporizers being put on the market.

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Together with e-njoint, Amsterdam Genetics developed a revolutionary smokers tool

Often, the designs of these products only feature practicality or pretty looks. This is the case with most smoking pipes. Products like vaporizers are often have the opposite problem. They aim to provide a cleaner smoking experience as opposed to the classic joint. That often makes vaporizers difficult to use. They also frequently fail to please hardcore smokers, often in search for the harshness of burned smoke in their throat. Amsterdam Genetics is changing all that, however. In collaboration with the Dutch masters from e-njoint, we managed to design a product that offers the best of both worlds.

The Weezy

The Weezy by Amsterdam Genetics is an herbal smoking pipe that is aesthetically pleasing and provides an easy – and above all cleaner – smoking experience as opposed to regular herbal pipes. This is thanks to the replaceable active carbon filter in the mouthpiece, making the Weezy a revolutionary tool. The Weezy filters most tar and other unwanted components out of the smoke. It combines the clean experience of a vaporizer and the ‘throat hit’ favored by joint or pipe smokers.

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A replaceable active carbon filter in the Weezy takes most harmful components out of the smoke

The Weezy has other benefits for the regular toker as well apart from a filtered and therefore cleaner smoking experience. To be more specific: it is the first herbal pipe ever to work with a pod-system comparable with that of a Nespresso-machine. Therefore we can probably say it is one of the most practical smokers tools around.

Pre-Filled Jack-Pods

And with practical, we mean fast and easy to use. Because theoretically you could smoke up a full gram in the Weezy, in the time it takes to roll a joint. In contrast to normal herbal pipes, the Weezy works with an inventive pod-system called ‘Jack-Pods’. Small, pre-filled or fillable aluminium pods carrying up to 0.2 grams of weed or pure hash. That means you get a tasty smoking experience with every single pod.

Put a fresh pod in the Weezy, light it, take a few hits, turn the pod around to light up the last bit & load up a new one when you’re done. It’s that simple! You can fill up your own disposable jack-pods, using the handy filling tool Fill-It 10.

 

Refillable Jack-Pods

Every Weezy also comes including one refillable Jack-Pod. In contrast to the the disposable pods, these come with a screw-on lid. Refillable Jack-Pods can be used around 100 times and are also available per 4 pieces in a discrete little Stash Tube.

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