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How does Medical Cannabis differ from Recreational Cannabis?

In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in the use of medical cannabis. However, we’ve also seen an increased use of recreational varieties as well. Regardless of the form in which it’s consumed, the evidence has clearly shown that there are numerous benefits of medicinal strains. While medical and recreational marijuana are smoked by different people, there are significant differences between the two varieties to be aware of. So we ask the question, how does medical cannabis differ from recreational strains? Advantages and benefits – depending on the country or state that the patient lives in, medical cannabis entitles them to a broad range of benefits. These benefits aren’t available to individuals who use recreational cannabis. Some of the benefits include higher quantity doses, legal access for minors with cancer and epilepsy, lower prices and taxes, and THC potency limits. CBD and THC Levels – the primary difference between medical cannabis and recreational cannabis is the CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) levels. While CBD is a proven medical remedy for numerous conditions, THC is what causes the high we feel. Ease of access and availability – due to legal restrictions, possession of recreational cannabis can still have legal consequences in many and isn’t readily available. On the other hand, medicinal cannabis is readily available for those individuals who require it from medicinal purposes. Legal issues – there are legal aspects involved with both varieties. While medical cannabis is widely accepted for its medicinal benefits, recreational cannabis still faces a lot of legal challenges and restrictions. Quality – there is a significant difference between the quality of medical cannabis and recreational cannabis. While they both are grown in similar fashion, there are certain differences in the cultivation and production processes. These differences depend on whether the final product is for medicinal or recreational purposes. Shopping experiences – another key difference between medical cannabis and recreational cannabis is the way in which a person shops for the product. Patients must show there medical cannabis card and photo ID when shopping for the medical variety whereas stores that sell the recreational strains aren’t allowed to give medical advice. Variety of purpose – while recreational cannabis is used for personal satisfaction and social enjoyment, medical cannabis is used for its medicinal benefits as well. Since medicinal cannabis can be used by minors and the elderly, it’s more versatile. Whether you smoke a medicinal or recreational strain, it’s important to use a high-quality smoking accessory when you do. We know that you have a personal preferences of beakers, pipes and bongs. We have a wide range of accessories to suit all your needs. For information about our products, e-mail your questions to Tank Glass at support@tankglass.us.
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How Does Delta-9 THC Differ from Delta-8 THC?

Several months back, a new cannabinoid was introduced to the cannabis marketplace, although many individuals are unaware of this newcomer. Even veteran smokers who smoke every day may not be able to tell you what Delta-8 THC does. Delta-9 THC is the chemical that gives you the classic cannabis “high” and has a chemical structure that is similar to Delta-8 THC. Since they’re both derived from the Sativa family, it’s no wonder that they’re easily confused with one another. In order to understand these two varieties, it’s important to have a better understanding of what THC is. THC stands for “tetrahydrocannabinol”, the chemical in marijuana that gives it its psychoactive and psychological effects. Furthermore, it is one of several compounds that are found in the resins secreted by the marijuana plant’s glands. THC acts in similar fashion to the cannabinoid chemicals produced naturally by our bodies and can affect our coordination, memory, pleasure, thinking, and time perception. What is Delta-9 THC? Delta-9 THC is the compound responsible for that provides that outstanding cannabis high by affecting the CB and CB2 receptors in the central nervous system (CNS). Stimulation of these receptors causes the endocannabinoid system (ECS) to influence our moods and the way we control hunger, experience different emotions, and react to pain. Delta-9 THC is what gives cannabis its potency.In lower doses, Delta-9 THC offers therapeutic benefits such as improved sleep habits, mood improvement, and muscle relaxation. However, when consumed in higher doses, the psychoactive properties of Delta-9 THC and lead to anxiety, euphoria, increased heart rate, and several other similar symptoms. So despite the fact that Delta-9 THC is safe and non-toxic, you should be aware of your proper does and not exceed that. What is Delta-8 THC? Delta-8 THC is also a cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant. However, it’s also found in industrial hemp plants. It provides the same beneficial properties of THC only without the overs-stimulating effects caused by Delta-9 THC. And while Delta-8 THC is less potent, it can be found in full spectrum CBD products such as CBD concentrate and CBD oil. You can find a variety of products that have various amounts of CBD for your requirement. When the two are combined, they can provide healing and therapeutic properties such as improved mood and overall relaxation. You’ll often find Delta-8 THC in a broad range of products due do its therapeutic, uplifting properties. Additionally, it is legal in most states. For more information about these compounds, send an e-mail with your questions to Tank Glass at support@tankglass.us. We have a large variety of smoking accessories including bongs, beakers and pipes. Check it out online.
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How long does THC stay in Your Blood, Hair, Saliva, and Urine?

So you’re applying for a new job when you see the paragraph on the application that asks you if you’ll consent to a pre-employment drug test or that you’ll be subject to random testing while you’re in that company’s employ. If this sounds familiar, you probably wondered about the length of time that marijuana stays in your system. Obviously, you don’t want this to hinder getting that new job. On the other hand, you don’t want to quit smoking it either. How long does Weed remain in Your System? Drug testing can involve blood, hair, saliva, or urine samples. Keep in mind that the timeframes quoted on how long THC remains in these different testing samples are general, not exact or guaranteed. The following will shed some light on the amount of time that THC remains in each sample: Blood – although drug tests involving blood samples are uncommon, the presence of THC will depend on how frequently you smoke. Generally speaking, the THC can be detected in a blood sample 24 to 48 hours after smoking. However, if you’re a daily smoker, it can linger up to 25 days or longer. Hair – hair follicle testing isn’t as common as it once was. What we do know is that hair has the lengthiest detection window. For most individuals, the presence of THC in hair can be detected up to 90 days after you smoked last regardless of your frequency of use. This means that you have to be extremely careful with your usage if the employer is going to test a sample of your hair. Saliva – like urine tests, saliva tests provide quick results at an affordable cost. Plus, they’re considerably more convenient than urine tests. The general timeframe for how long THC lingers in a person’s saliva is 1 to 3 days in occasional users and up to 30 days for individuals that smoke on a daily basis. Urine sample – the length of time that THC remains in urine depends on how often an individual smokes. Typically, the more you consume, the greater the length of time that cannabinoids remain in your urine. If you smoke occasionally, it may only remain 3 or 4 days; if you’re a moderate smoker, 5 to 7 days; and if you smoke daily, it can remain between 10 and 30 days. If you have been looking to add eclectic pipes, water bongs or glass beakers to your collection of smoking accessories, we have a unique range available online. You may browse it to select the best for your use. To learn more about how long THC lingers in your system, contact Tank Glass by sending us a message at support@tankglass.us.
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Fun Things to do when You get High with Your Friends

It’s always fun to relax and hang out with friends. However, adding marijuana to the equation can make those gatherings even better. Of course, you can always just relax on the couch and enjoy a bowl or two, but why not have a little fun while all of you are high? If you need some ideas, here are some suggestions. Fun Things to do Indoors when You’re High Spending nights indoors may seem kind of tame, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Here are some activities that are more laid back yet can be exciting and fun when you and your friends get high beforehand: Baking or cooking – what goes better with a great high than enjoying some of your favorite foods. The next time you fall prey to the munchies try baking or cooking with your friends. Board games – why not break out some of your old favorites like Life, Monopoly, or Scrabble. Board games are the perfect way to bring friends together when stoned. Card games – whether it’s Hearts, Poker, or Uno, card games are the perfect way to keep all of you engaged after getting high. Listen to some music – sometimes, when you just want to chill with your friends, why not listen to some of your favorite tunes and just “zone out.” Video games – from Grand Theft Auto to Mario Kart, just about any type of video game can be fun when you get high.   Fun Things to do Outdoors when You’re High As long as you avoid doing anything dangerous, you and your friends can experience nature, go out on the town, or participate in some fun activities. Here are some fun things to do outdoors when you’re high: Go exploring – when you’re outdoors, there’s no limit to what you can do. Exploring without a plan can be a lot more fun, especially when you’re high. Go star-gazing – if you’re looking for a transcendental experience to enjoy, lay a blanket on the ground and go star-gazing for an hour or two. Head for the beach – whether you explore the shops or go swimming, the beach is always enjoyable, especially when you and your friends are high. Try a new restaurant – instead of going out for your favorite comfort foods, mix it up a little and try something new. Visit a museum – from art galleries to history museums, checking out new exhibits when you’re high can take that experience to the next level. And if you are looking to buy a new pipe, beaker or bong, you would be delighted to see the wide range of smoking accessories available at our website. You can browse the range and buy the product online. For more information, e-mail your questions to Tank Glass at support@tankglass.us
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When are the conditions ideal for growing Marijuana in California?

Growing marijuana outdoors on one’s property can be quite a challenging task. While indoor cannabis growing can be costly at first, having access to a private, sunny outdoor area can make things a lot easier and considerably less expensive. Basically, cannabis plants require the same conditions as tomatoes. However, a tomato plant will usually produce fruit with the proper amount of care. Conversely, attention to detail is crucial when it comes to growing marijuana, especially if a larger yield is the ultimate goal. When is the best Time to plant Marijuana Outdoors? When it comes to getting started with your cannabis crop, timing is critical. If you plant too early, the cold will likely decimate your plants. The same is true if you plant too late in the year as your plants could be the victim of an early fall frost depending on where you live. Thus, it’s important to understand the life cycles of the cannabis strain that you’re planning on growing. The survival of your plants depends on the climate in your region of the state.While it’s relatively easy to manipulate air flow and humidity indoors, you’re subject to the elements of nature when growing your plants outdoors. Ideally, the warm summer months prove to be the optimum growing period. However, this depends on the region you’re located in. You should consider starting your plants indoors under grow lights before transplanting them outdoors. So, when is the best time of year to grow cannabis in California?There is a lot of climate diversity to contend with when growing your cannabis outdoors in California. For example, Northern California growers have to contend with cooler temperatures, rain, and other climate conditions seen along Oregon’s coast. However, the soil quality is somewhat better than that of their counterparts to the south. On the other hand, Southern California growers are fortunate to have drier air and plenty of sunshine similar to what you’d see in the high desert region of central Oregon.Growing cannabis outdoors your property can be a complex process but, it can also be an enjoyable experience. You shouldn’t let the growing requirements intimidate you. However, be sure you do plenty of research before getting started on your venture. In the long run, this could help you get a running start on your first crop while at the same time saving you a considerable amount of time and money. Additionally, if you are looking for smoking apparatus to smoke the fresh weed, browse the collection at our website. Select a bong, pipe or beaker and enjoy a leisurely smoke. For more information, call Tank Glass today at (323)-364-7952.
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Will drinking Alcohol help You pass a Drug Test?

While it has often been said that “desperate times call for desperate measures”, there are few if any situations that are less dire than a surprise drug test. Granted, the internet offers an abundance of search results and advice for detoxifying your system prior to getting tested for marijuana. Unfortunately, some advice is questionable, if not unreliable such as the contention that alcohol can help with the detoxification process. Read on as we dissect this notion. Diuretic Effects of Alcohol Your pituitary gland secretes an anti-diuretic hormone called vasopressin whenever you get thirsty. This minimizes the rate at which urine is produced and helps your body preserve water. Alcohol reduces how much vasopressin the body releases. Therefore, as less vasopressin is produced, you release more water as urine. Consequently, it follows then that drinking more alcohol will cause you to urinate more often and thereby increase the rate that you remove THC from your body.So will drinking alcohol help you pass that unexpected drug test? Although studies have shown that consuming alcohol might help someone lose weight, it probably won’t burn enough fat to help you pass a drug test. While the rule of thumb is that drinking 8 oz. of alcohol daily will help you burn fat, there are certain variables that will derail the idea that it will enable you to pass a drug test. For example, the type of alcohol you drink and your percentage of body fat could negate the desired results. Drinking Alcohol to burn Fat and pass a Drug Test Part of the misconception that alcohol could help you pass a drug test is based on the idea that alcohol may have fat-burning qualities. While it has been suggested that you can lose weight by drinking alcohol, there isn’t any concrete evidence to support that other than the fact that you will lose weight if you substitute alcohol for solid food. So where is the correlation between drinking alcohol and passing a drug test?When you smoke marijuana, your body uses the THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol in cannabis by turning it into metabolites that are stored in your fat cells. By burning fat cells, the metabolites are released into the bloodstream and eventually released from your body in your urine. However, despite all the other effects that alcohol has on the human body, burning enough fat cells to pass a drug test isn’t one of them.Our business representatives are available to answer your queries. To shop online, check out the beakers, bongs and pipes available at our website. For the finest in beaker style smoking accessories, call Tank Glass at (323)-364-7952.
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What is Caryophyllene?

Caryophyllene is the chemical compound found in cannabis that gives it its pungent smell and taste. Unfortunately, most of us have never heard of it because it’s often overshadowed by its cannabinoid cousins CBD and THC. Caryophyllene or more specifically beta-caryophyllene is one of the common terpenes found in marijuana. If you’re wondering what it smells and tastes like, imagine a compound made up of basil, cinnamon, cloves, and oregano. Getting to know Terpenes Terpenes are the chemical compounds found in cannabis plants that produce a broad range of flavors and smells. They are subdivided into two categories: Monoterpenes – lighter terpenes that are responsible for numerous floral scents such as apple, geranium, jasmine, kiwi, and rose Sesquiterpenes – heavier terpenes responsible for more pungent scents such as diesel fuel, musk, patchouli, skunk, and tea tree (caryophyllene is a Sesquiterpene) Interestingly enough, it is the unique combinations of certain terpenes that those non-plant smells such as diesel fuel and skunk. However, terpenes are not just unique to cannabis and are commonly found is a wide range of plants in a variety of combinations and quantities. Furthermore, terpenes offer numerous health benefits and can be useful in the treatment of: anxiety asthma cancer depression gallstones insomnia loss of appetite muscle strain nausea stress Does this mean that you can use caryophyllene to treat all of these disorders? No. But we have listed caryophyllene’s beneficial effects in the next section. Benefits and Effects The benefits and effects of caryophyllene can be combined into a single category, hence the reference above to “beneficial effects.” These beneficial effects include: Anti-inflammatory – caryophyllene research has shown that it can treat just about everything from allergies to osteoarthritis and that it may be used in the future in the care and management of certain chronic inflammatory conditions Antioxidant – another one of caryophyllene’s beneficial effects is its antioxidant qualities. Antioxidants help to remove unstable atoms known as free radicals from the body, thereby preventing damage to cells that can cause aging and illness Anti-tumoral – because caryophyllene has anti-inflammatory qualities, it could potentially serve as an anti-tumoral. Recent research has revealed promising results suggesting that caryophyllene may help to encourage anti-metastatic activity. Studies are still ongoing about the Sedative – marijuana’s ability to help you sleep and its sedative qualities are well-known side effects. Recent caryophyllene research has indicated that extremely high doses of the compound may have sedative effects on lab mice. To learn more about caryophyllene or for information about the high-quality beaker style smoking accessories we sell, call Tank Glass today at (323)-364-7952. Explore the wide line of glass beakers, bongs and pipes to suit your smoking requirements today.
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How Medical and Recreational Marijuana are impacted by Wildfires

Every year, wildfires devastate millions of acres of forests and land, hurt certain wildlife, and negatively impact the cannabis industry. The worst of 2020 was felt by cultivators in the states of California and Oregon. Furthermore, with ash and smoke blocking out the sun, outdoor cultivators were left with few options for remediating these issues. Although these conditions primarily affect west coast cultivators, wildfires can suddenly start up wherever there is a fuel source. Smoke reduces the cannabis quality Steep Hill Labs director of cultivation science Linda Abernathy stated it best when she said that heavy particulate or smoke exposure degrades the quality of the product so extensively that most individuals won’t purchase it. There’s no doubt that products exposed to these conditions will fail regulatory testing because of ash, cinders, and dirt. However, she also claimed that there are a handful of remediation methods that make for successful market-ready products. Lower the contamination One such solution involves preventing and treating contaminants such as cleaning out the growing area and your hydroponic systems when you experience a lower level of contamination. Heavy contamination, on the other hand, requires pressure washing and replacing ceiling tiles, drywall, and anything else that has absorbed larger amounts of these contaminants. Additionally, the level of contaminants that warrant taking extra measures will impact the operating efficiency of the growth facility.So how do contaminants such as ash and soot affect the cultivation of your plants? In 2020, there were nearly 59,000 wildfires that destroyed over 10 million acres of US land, almost double the amount from 2019 and higher than the US 10-year average. The latest outlook of the government’s drought monitor revealed that the primary areas of cannabis growth (the West and Southwest) will undergo prolonged drought conditions throughout 2021.Ultimately, these severe drought conditions will lead to a wide range of problems such as highly unstable crop growth, a dramatic loss of pasture lands, and serious water emergencies. The drastic deterioration of cultivation harvests will result in other problems for residents of these areas such as poor air quality. If hazardous readings exceed 250 micrograms per cubic meter for prolonged periods, the EPA will step in and recommend closing events, schools, and workplaces.The reality is that smoke is a volatile substance where cannabis plants are concerned and can cause a significant amount of stress to the growth process, especially to those individuals who utilize greenhouse or outdoor operations. If you are looking for a good smoking experience, there are a range of beakers and bongs that you can buy. To learn more, contact Tank Glass at (323) 364-7952 for additional sources of information or send us a message at support@tankglass.us.
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Can the Effects of Cannabis be influenced by a Person’s Genes?

Potency, strain, and type of consumption are all significant factors that play a part in the way in which the effects of smoking cannabis affect each individual person. However, each individual has their own set of variables such as age, frequency of consumption, gender, and percentage of body fat just to name a few. If you’ve spent time smoking cannabis with friends you’ve probably noticed a broad variety of responses to it, even though everyone is smoking the same strain.For example, some may burst into laughter while others may start daydreaming. Some may become anxious or paranoid while others become “couch potatoes.” In any event, researchers have actually been curious and have conducted research into why people respond differently. So, it begs the question “Can the effects of cannabis be influenced by a person’s genes?” One of several things they’ve learned is that a person’s genes may play a significant role in the way that smoking cannabis affects us. Cannabis and Neurotransmitters In 2019, Canada’s University of Western Ontario researchers conducted a study that focused on how smoking cannabis can have such diverse effects on people. The study was conducted on rodents and enabled researchers to identify specific regions of the brain that could produce either negative or positive effects on the person. Researchers found that when rats are exposed to THC, it produced rewarding effects in the frontal lobe.The frontal lobe plays a key role in the pleasure and reward circuit of the brain through neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine plays a significant role in arousal, executive function, motivation, and reward while serotonin helps to produce feelings of well-being and happiness while stabilizing a person’s moods. This region of the brain enables animals and humans to identify the presence of a threat and react to it. Another essential aspect of cannabis intoxication is the reward circuitry in the brain. That part of the brain affects the memory and emotions, producing pleasurable sensations which leads to intake of cannabis to get that high again. Genetic Variables Although people with argue the point that addiction to cannabis is non-existent, a variation on the gene known as CHRNA2 can elevate the risk of becoming addicted or dependent on cannabis at the very least. However, trying to define “cannabis addiction” can be somewhat tricky. This is because studies on substance abuse often confuse addiction with dependency.Another genetic variable occurs with the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in your body and the variations of them that oftentimes occur. These are considered genetic mutations that can alter the body’s responses to cannabis and other substances and dramatically impact one’s health.

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