March 30, 2011 § 1 Comment
Seattle Cannabis Journal has welcomed local photographer Knottyy to its pages. The great afternoon of good smoke & friendly conversation that was the Farmer’s Market write-up demanded a second collaboration. It was decided an afternoon documenting multiple grows from a single gardener would be just the thing.
We hope you enjoy this project, as it was truly a pleasure to create.
We pegged Diesel as the first course. The foundation laid down by this smoke was a great jumping off point for both Kush and Rainbow. Given our day’s task we tread lightly when using the water pipe. These hits still provided a trace of the glowing excitement and focus that began guiding our conversation.
It was not hard to discern an astringent leaning cedar kept earthy by deep spice. A nostalgic scent, but not necessarily the robust fuel we expected from the Diesel family-this was a more nuanced approach. The second exhale had a lip-smacking finish with great sustain on the palette, leaving ample time to pick it apart. A second toke locked in cedar, but pulled detail out of the spice. I detected cocoa.
Ten minutes after a few tokes in place, we were hard at work. Knottyy manned the photo area while I frantically scribbled notes on smell and dictated his occasional observations. The conversation pin-balled from our feelings on taste, sensory experience, and future collaboration. Throughout the buzz this multiple trajectory conversation was easy to keep up and productive. Knotty found that a few well-timed bowls could extend the peak, which eventually tapers into a soft glow with no hang-over.
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March 14, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Chemdog #4. A potent smoke sought out by users for its dominating buzz that can range from supremely relaxing, to devastatingly cerebral. Hailed medicinally for its long-lasting pain management and insomnia aid. For some it can also offer relief from anxiety. A representative of Conscious Care Cooperative was kind enough to offer the Journal a sample of multiple grows, one pulled at eight weeks, the second at nine and a half, a premium grow according to CCC.
When comparing them physically, the eight week Chemdog (we will say 8wkCD) had a looser formation with broad leaves that parted from the body, hiding the inner bud. Observing trichome production with the naked eye on 8wkCD you can see a dusting of gauzy white resin, neatly arranged but sparse. At 60x-100x magnification slim bulbs sitting atop stumpy stalks of resin that had just begun to cloud became clear.
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
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