“Typically between 0.43 and 1.82 percent of the mass of burned wood (dry basis) results in ash. Also the conditions of the combustion affect the composition and amount of the residue ash, thus higher temperature will reduce ash yield”. A little stoned and considering the contents of ash. Funny thing is there’s really not a lot of agreement in the studies. Combustion, for as long as we’ve utilized it still holds some mystery. Consider that the next time you burn one down.

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In the same way a good movie or meal sticks with you, weeks later I’m still thinking about this @tjsorganicgardens cultivated K1. A cross between Durban Poison and La Kush, this K1 smells like a boutique OG Kush. Just opening the jar perfumes the room with beautiful sour hash scents. Baking spices, a whiff of sandalwood and a hint of anise tea. Good luck catching those subtle notes though as this lady is all gas. Lacking the sort of “sweetness” I typically associate with Diesel, let’s call this unleaded. OG fanatics should really track this one down. Aggressive nose with a nice balanced herbal top note. The flower breaks off into chunks, calyxes glued to each other with an abundance of resinous trichomes. Effect will make you want to conquer the world or at least organize your kitchen cabinets. In a sea of This-and-that Kush crosses this expression really stands out. Like I said, this one sticks with you. Keep your eyes peeled for it in Washington and Oregon and stock up so you aren’t stuck like I am, reminiscing over cell phone pics.

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Did I mention we were at the inaugural @sativascienceclub? If there’s one thing that burns my biscuits (that’s a saying, right?) it’s talking to a budtender who’s clueless about what’s on the shelves. That’s where Mary Jane comes in. The woman, that is. Taking years of planning and education, MJ relied on her expertise and knowledge of plant medicine and event planning to help educate the cannabis industry. Enlisting weed-genius and all around great lady, @echasen, they taught the most informative class on MJ (the plant this time) I’ve had the pleasure of attending. Emma answered extemporaneously asked questions and made a power point something worth paying attention to. We took notes on the infinitely interesting Cannabis plant and on our break, someone played a lovely tune on the random art-piano outside the Doug Fir. Perhaps most interesting, was the forty or so folks in the room introducing themselves. Dispensary owners from other states here to check the scene. Topical and edible makers there to brush up on and correct their black market cannabis knowledge. Retirees considering a new gig. Smokers and even a few nonsmokers gathered that Saturday to expand their cannabis knowledge from a reliable source, something quite rare despite the current “green rush”. Altogether, if a weed nerd like me can go home with a notepad full of new and interesting knowledge, any fresh off the bus budtender should do themselves the service of attending the next class. Mary Jane will be hosting classes seasonally and available to educate your dispensary staff as I understand it. Check in and give them a follow over at @sativascienceclub.

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So happy to announce the podcast we’ve had in the works. I met Ed and Caitlin of @CertifiedDank at this year’s Cultivation Classic and after talking Cannabis for 90 minutes that just flew by, I thought it would be good to have an excuse to do that each week. So, we leaned into what we do best, talk about trying to track down the best weed we can get our hands on. It’s great to get the San Francisco and Humbolt perspectives from these Sungrown evangelists while I go on about getting stoned off of a faceful of BHO vapor. We agree and we disagree, we get too stoned and forget what we’re talking about. We laugh a bunch. A steady stream of reccomendations on strains and books and ways to keep your pipes clean. It’s the same sort of conversations you have with your pot snob stoner friends over a glass of fernet or with a few joints of something exotic. It’s been a fun project and I hope you’ll give it a listen (or better yet subscribe!). There are five episodes up now because some nerds on the internet recommended we launch with a few. They’ll be dropping weekly from now on. I’d love to hear feedback and questions and comments are always welcome here or at PotSnobPodcast@gmail.com 🔊 📡

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I’ve been filling my nose with the funk of ChemDog for as long as I can remember. The problem is that like those cutesy floral volatiles that evaporate if you leave the jar open overnight, these vibrant funky flavors of light roasted coffee, sharp acetic notes and animalic must that fade off. Old or improperly cured ChemDog just smells like a musty basement. Alive and well contained like this sample from Nelson and Co, it’s sharp and alluring. A bit like stepping into an animal enclosure at the zoo or burying your nose in just roasted coffee. Tearing into the buds is mounds of bright green trichome coated calyxes throwing off more grease-thick scents on their first exposure to sunlight. The effect here is just as intense. I rolled some up to enjoy while we recorded the most recent episode of PotSnobs and just lost it. Honestly, I have a pretty blunt endocannabinoid system. Most cannabis gives me a fairly similar effect. This batch of ChemDog really did a number on me though. I’d start long sentences with no destination in mind and have grand epiphanies that trickled off into dumb musings. My recording studio (read: home office) bore the stain of pungent smoke for a solid day. For those that love a pungent powerhouse, you can’t really do much better than this. The epitome of loud cannabis, this stuff sells fast when it hits the inventory sheets of budtenders waiting to pounce on the latest drop or the lucky nostrils of unassuming customers stopping in to see what just hit the shelves. Let me know if you catch it around town and I’ll be on my way. Photo and Cultivation Credit to @nelsonandcompany

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