It’s amazing to see the variety of products that have been made available to enhance one’s experience with marijuana, and also interesting to witness how consuming cannabis has changed over time. A lot more people opt for edibles or vaping nowadays, as opposed to just rolling a joint or packing it in a half-cigarette like many tokers did back in the ’70s. In addition to the physical changes that have been made to the overall cannabis experience, the plant itself is far more potent when compared to pot samples from the 1970’s.
Over the holidays, I learned about two new products that offer a completely different way of consuming cannabis, and it’s fresh ideas like these that revolutionize the way we think about the continual growth of the industry and what is possible with a little creativity and experimentation.
When you think of caviar, you might envision it sitting atop a decorated serving tray, being offered out to the best of the best, at say a fancy party of some sort. Cannabis Caviar can be thought of in the same type of way – a fancy treat of sorts, for marijuana smokers who would like to indulge in something that’s a bit more luxurious than what they are used to, minus the gross raw eggs part. This purchase is definitely one to make if you’re in the mood to splurge a little, but might not be something you would want to spend your money on all of the time if you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck at a dispensary, as it can sometimes retail for up to $60 a gram. While I haven’t personally tried cannabis caviar, a close friend of mine discussed his recent experience with the concoction, and after hearing about it, the gourmet ganja is definitely on my list to try sometime in the near future. It’s appearance is different than what regular bud looks like, and that is because it is so much more than just a dank strain of weed. Cannabis Caviar is actually bud that is dipped in hash oil and then sprinkled with kief. The regular nugs are first soaked in a highly concentrated hash oil and become completely saturated after sitting out to dry for long periods of time – sometimes up to months, which can be why it is sometimes so rare to come by. The kief is then dusted on afterwards, all in all, resulting in much more dense and thicker nugs, as well as a super potent product. Any strain can be used to make caviar, making it nice if you prefer an indica over a sativa or vice versa. When going about smoking the coveted Cannabis Caviar, it’s important to remember that the texture is going to be different than what’s expected from a normal strain of weed, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t cured right. Because of the oil, it feels very moist, making it difficult to grind up for smoking purposes, however, the buds will likely last longer in bowls and again, it will be very potent. The smoke will also be thicker, and from what I’ve heard, this isn’t the most tasty experience you will have, but then again, do people really think regular caviar is the most appetizing thing in the world?
The second product that came across my stoner radar recently has a very innovative concept and I definitely see it catching on quickly. New to hit dispensary shelves and to the cannabis industry all together, behold the Dabaratus! This convenient, all-in-one dabbing tool was crafted right here in Colorado, and is a collaboration featuring O.penVAPE and BAKKED, and has products that are infused with oil from Organa Labs. The Dabaratus is similar to a go.pen, in that it’s portable and used for oils and concentrates rather than herb. You can actually attach it to a go.pen and use that to get a hit. Each device has a heat resistant, ceramic tip that can be used for dabbing, and also contains one gram of potent cannabis oil. Currently, there are four strain specific varieties available – Indica, Sativa, Hybrid, and CBD. This method is far less messy than dealing with a dish of sticky, gooey oil, and makes the dabbing process easier and more organized with just the push of a button. Find the nearest dispensary carrying O.PenVAPE products to you here: http://www.openvape.com/find.