How We Get High #1 “Selecting & Ingesting”
February 2, 2011 § 2 Comments
Cannabis is best used to each individual’s needs. Unlike the dead-ends of opiate based painkillers and benzodiazepines, marijuana gives the user hope in endless variety and highly controlled dosages. This thought inspired the beginning of a regular photo based essay on individual methods of ingestion, and reasons for medicating.
I hope that this series will encourage cannabis users to customize their intake, enjoy the process, and promote autonomy among patients.
For the non-user I hope this represents the oft-ignored care and dignity present in the Medical Marijuana community.
Full photo essay after the link
I pour purified water into each of the reservoirs .
Having an informed relationship with a wide selection of varietals helps to medicate more accurately. Afi Goo for insomnia, CinX for depression, and so on. Time spent getting to know varietals can be a great investment for the casual user-knowing what strain for what ailment can be crucial to experiencing complete relief.
For relaxation or maybe help falling asleep early, Conscious Care Cooperative’s signature grown ‘ChemDawg #4‘ is a great choice. Although a heavy strain, the clarity maintained while medicated is decent. This allows me to quell serious anxiety throughout the day without comprising productivity, or social presence.
The heated tip provides a full-bodied hit that is less harsh and butane free, affording more subtle flavors the attention they deserve. A great translation from smell to combusted flavor in this hydroponically grown ChemDog #4, finished with a strong note that registered as sweet tobacco on my palette.
From this strain I can expect a clear-headed optimism to take hold seconds after exhale. Alternately both heavy and airy body sensations to follow, with a rich finish of quiet contemplation. Good for what ails you.
(Generally this strain is recommended for night time use. I find that medicinal Cannabis of this nature can be useful for someone who deals with intense or aggressive anxiety during all times of the day.-Ed)
-Seattle Cannabis Journal