Why Learning About Quality Cannabis Shouldnt Strain Your Brain

first_imgFor example, a couple walks into a dispensary and all they know is that they want to buy a pre-rolled joint (often referred to simply as a pre-roll) so that they can go home and watch a movie together. Upon entering the dispensary, they are instructed to stand in line and wait to be called up to the counter. Within moments of entering, the couple realizes this process is like a factory production line: You walk up to the counter, tell the budtender what you want and slide down the line until you reach the register, pay and walk out. The couple reaches the moment of truth when their budtender calls them over to the counter and asks, “What can I get for you?” Overwhelmed with options, they look at the menu and either pick the cheapest option or select the one with the higher percentage of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the thing in weed that makes you high), because more is better, right? Not necessarily. This curious couple then goes home, lights up their joint, and either has an OK time or they have a bad experience because that high-THC concentrate gave them much more than they bargained for.Further ReadingBest Weed Strains for Budding CannasseursA Brief Intro to the Benefits of (CBD)Can You Fly with Weed and CBD in the U.S.?10 One-of-a-Kind Marijuana Dispensaries The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Of course, not all dispensaries are factory production lines. Before heading to one, take a few moments to learn the differences in strains and have some questions ready for your budtender. There is now cannabis for everyone — you just need to know what you want from it, whether that be extra energy to stay out late, more creativity to finish your writing assignment, or the comfort to sit on the couch all night zoned out on television with a bag of chips glued to your hand.John Plummer, owner of Bull Run Craft Cannabis in Oregon, is not only passionate about his marijuana but also about educating the consumer. “It’s just like going to the grocery store and being confronted by two stacks of apples in the produce department. One is the cheaper apple that is massively produced, using harmful chemicals, and the other a more premium and expensive apple that is certified organic,” he says. Remember what it was like the first time you walked into a bar and you were asked what you wanted to drink? In that initial moment, you might have felt overwhelmed and just asked for the first thing that came to mind. Or maybe you were determined to order a tequila shot, but when the bartender asked which tequila you wanted, you were once again in a state of confusion. Fast forward to a more mature you at the bar, you’re ordering that tequila, and the bartender mentions well and you scoff at the thought of drinking the cheap tequila from the plastic bottle. Why would you ever subject your body to that cheap stuff? The same goes for cannabis — there are lots of categories of weed, from the cheap stuff to the premium product.There is cannabis for everyone — you just need to know what you want from it.During the time of Prohibition, those wanting to drink alcohol basically had two choices: brown or clear. That was it. Years later, Prohibition is a thing of the past — just take a moment to consider how many different types of alcohol there are and all the ways alcohol can be consumed. For each spirit, there are various levels of quality and of course price. There’s no denying that the more expensive stuff will provide a better overall experience, not just in taste, but in the effects felt in the moment and the next day. Most everyone goes through that turning point during their adulthood when they choose not to drink the well drinks but instead opt for premium because you know it’s going to be better for you from start to finish, even if it costs you a few extra bucks.The same cycle of Prohibition is currently underway with cannabis. Before we legalized recreational cannabis in certain states across America, when someone wanted to buy weed, they would text their dealer, hand over cash, and take whatever was given to them. There weren’t many choices, and you were happy to get your hands on whatever you could get. Today, with recreational cannabis shops opening up faster than you can keep track of, the consumer now has access to some of the best cannabis of their lifetime. However, newbies aren’t necessarily educated on the differences in product and can feel like that 21-year-old at the bar, confused and willing to take whatever they can get, even with the abundance of options at their fingertips.The Basics Types of CannabisSativa: Strains believed to have more uplifting or energizing effects.Indica: Strains believed to have more relaxing or sedative effects.Hybrid: Strains with a mixture of both properties.THC: Tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychoactive component that produces the high.CBD: Cannabidiol is a similar component that can enhance your mood, but will not make you high. The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens The cannabis industry is now a massive money-making machine and even though you are buying from a dispensary and the packaging looks incredible, the process of growing and treating that weed may have involved harmful chemicals that you shouldn’t be ingesting. “There are growers out there who are certified organic and there are lots of valid certifications one can look for before buying,” explains Plummer.More Terms to KnowFlower: Another term for bud, or the dried weed you can put into a pipe, joint, or bong.Pre-roll: A common name for a pre-rolled joint.Budtender: Like a bartender, a budtender works behind the counter of a dispensary.Dispensary: A shop that legally sells marijuana products. “If you smelled six different jars of cannabis strains, you’d have six different reactions. Some will smell a lot better to you than the others and, usually, the one that provides a good smell will provide a good experience,” he says. This has to do with the levels of terpene in the cannabis. Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds in a variety of plants, from cannabis and pine trees, that produce strong flavors and smells; many are used in cleaning products as a scent. Think of cannabis like a glass of wine. The first thing you are going to do is put your nose to it and see what reaction you get. “The nose knows,” John says, and it’s a really simple way to figure out whether that strain is right for you.center_img Editors’ Recommendations Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic For those new to cannabis and looking to experience the benefits that it can provide, just remember that your budtender at your local dispensary is there to help you. Don’t feel rushed and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Get in there, ask to smell the different strains, and let them know what you want your experience to be like. Yes, it can be overwhelming, as there is a lot more than just cannabis flower to choose from. From oil pens to edibles, the options can be limitless, so take your time and don’t be discouraged if your first experiences weren’t everything you had hoped for. Chances are you just picked the wrong strain.“If you smelled six different jars of cannabis strains, you’d have six different reactions … usually, the one that provides a good smell will provide a good experience.”The choices and information are out there. You just need to take a little time to educate yourself.Bull Run Craft Cannabis offers 100% organic, Certified Kind, small-batch products. The Lite Me Up strain is the brand’s most popular, award-winning cannabis (in 2018, it took first place at the Cultivation Classic in its category). The hybrid cannabis strain is perfect for casual smokers who want a sweet, mellow, fun high without getting knocked out by a heavy THC strain. The company will soon launch the 100% CO2 full-spectrum oil that is rich in terpenes and totally solvent-free. That designation isn’t typical for most oil pens, which often contain butane, something nobody should be inhaling. Huckberry’s New Clothing Line, Wellen, Is All About Sustainable Stylelast_img read more

Handson Fun The Skytree Town® Campus Chiba Institute Of Technology

first_imgSkytree Town® Campus is an attraction facility managed by the Chiba Institute of Technology, located on the eighth floor of the shopping complex Tokyo Skytree Town®. Visitors can enjoy here experiencing cutting-edge technology.The floor is separated into AREA I and AREA II, each area displaying unique technology. Today we’ll be introducing some attractions from each area.AREA I: Japanese Robot TechnologyThe first thing you’ll see upon reaching the eighth floor is AREA I. This area introduces Japanese robot technology to visitors. Step one foot inside the dimly-lit room and you will find various displays and attractions.1. ROBOT EYEIn order for a robot to act like a human, it must first be able to recognize the world as we do.A finder using the technology of the robot eye can be found at the entrance of AREA I. With its precise recognition accuracy and processing capability, the robot eye automatically counts the number of visitors. This is made possible with a sensor that retrieves 3D information about its surroundings.2. RESCUE ROBOTThis rescue robot has been investigating and gathering information in places where humans cannot safely enter since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.3. ROBOTIC SHADOW There are many interesting things to see within AREA II, but we were most excited by the SOLAR SYSTEM GRAND TOUR.Here visitors can learn facts about the solar system using a 120-inch touchscreen.You could say it’s a digital encyclopedia with a touch screen. We enjoyed a function that let us see how the planets are lined up on a specific date.It might be fun to check out how the planets were lined up on the day you were born. I myself took a commemorative photo.What do you think about this place? We weren’t able to introduce all of the displays and attractions in this article, so we recommend stopping by yourself. You’ll find it won’t hurt your wallet either, as admission is free.Enjoying some cutting-edge technology after visiting the Skytree sounds good, doesn’t it?InformationSkytree Town® Campus, Chiba Institute Of TechnologyAddress: Tokyo, Sumida, Oshiage 1-1-2 Tokyo Skytree Town® Soramachi 8FHours: 10:30-18:00Closed: IrregularMenus/Pamphlets in Other Languages: English PamphletsNearest Station: Oshiage Station, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon, Keisei Oshiage, Toei Asakusa linesAdmission: FreePhone Number: +81-3-6658-5888Website: Skytree Town® Campus, Chiba Institute Of Technology This display called “ROBOTIC SHADOW” (*1) stands out within AREA I. Images on a giant screen react to the visitors’ movements.You will be able to experience sensor technology used to recognize the movements of people. You’ll enjoy watching various items attaching to you on the screen, or flying towards you and falling apart on impact.When we visited, some children were trying to dodge flying objects by jumping or getting down on their stomachs. Maybe we’ll see attractions like these at arcades in the future?*1 This display is available only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. On weekdays, visitors can enjoy operating robots on the screen with an iPad (“GIGANTIC ROBOT SCREEN”).AREA II: Planetary Exploration Research TechnologyAcross from AREA I is AREA II. Here, a mysterious machine jumps into view.This is the transforming robot Valkyrie VF-25F from the Japanese sci-fi robot anime Macross Frontier. This life-size display will make you feel as if you have entered the anime world itself.This is a visual game where you can kick around planets using images projected onto the walls and floor. This attraction uses AR (augmented reality) technology.The planets you kick around will fly toward other planets, and bump into them or even explode.4. MOON WALKERImages of the moon’s surface taken by Japanese lunar probe “Kaguya” are projected on the walls and floor. You’ll feel as if you’re on the moon when standing on the display.5. SOLAR SYSTEM GRAND TOURlast_img read more