Finally, beer settled on the 'all-day-IPA': a beer that tastes good, and you can bring to your niece's birthday party but not get too tanked to be able to drive her to the hospital after the bounce-house gets out of hand.
Weed needs that for a recreational substance that 'relaxes' but still allows for emergencies to occur. Think a bag of something (bitter orange chips?) that kids won't eat outright, that comes in low/variable dosages just enough to chill with, that will allow you to drive your kids to the hospital should the need arise. It, frankly, needs to be an 'adult' thing, not juvenile and bacchanalian as it is perceived to be today.
With weed, someone who never smokes might get insanely high off of a single hit (say, 1/6th of a bowl) from a bong. Someone who smokes a few times a week might need to smoke an entire bowl for similar effects. Someone who smokes almost every day might need to smoke 2-4 bowls to get to that level, and if someone smokes multiple times every day, they may need to smoke an entire joint or turn to concentrates to get there. So in this case the heavy smoker wants 20x what the non-smoker wants due to the difference in tolerance. What could get a novice uncomfortably high could be unnoticeable to a heavy smoker.
With regard to " bag of something (bitter orange chips?) that kids won't eat outright, that comes in low/variable dosages just enough to chill with, that will allow you to drive your kids to the hospital should the need arise", in my opinion this product already exists. If you use a vaporizer the intake is so slow that you can simply stop inhaling when you reach however high you want to be. Even with other methods, you can simply smoke a single "hit", wait ~5-10 minutes, see if you want to smoke more, then repeat. And there are definitely low-dose edibles out there in the form of gummies/lollipops that are analogous to your example, except that they're not always bitter. The problem with edibles is that you can't "titrate" them like with other RoA's because the onset is too delayed.
Maybe a series of bags would be better. Like with coffee, you have espressos and shots and the like. You can adjust your tolerance fairly knowably and overdoing isn't a catastrophe. But I think the american palette is such that you need a serious foodstuff/snack in size. One gummy bear isn't 'enough' food, you need a bag of them. You can use a rookie-cookie, but sell them in 3 packs or really big discus-like sizes. People want some heft/size and they don't want to leave a half bag to go stale. Then up the dosages in a series. Red packaging is rookie, Orange is a long movie, Yellow is a half day, Lime is enough for a day'trip', Green is a 3-day weekend, etc. Price them all the same so that way it's about the dosage, not the costs.
Find a way to get a stressed out soccer-mom to eat these weed bon-bons like drinking a Cosmo, something instagram-able and dose-able.
An alcoholic's liver will up regulate enzymes to speed the metabolism of alcohol, but their brain chemistry will also change just as a weed-smoker's. Just as smokers up regulate cannabinoid receptors, alcoholics up regulate GABA (both among others). When alcoholics go through withdrawal, they can die of seizures caused by their brain having too many GABA receptors to properly function without the presence of alcohol.
A thc flavored inhaler with replaceable cartridges like your medical inhaler: http://criticalcaredvm.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Albute...
Forever now its the strongest weed is the best and to your point its just juvenile.
Let me chill out to a cool movie or some friends outside on the porch i don't want to be drooling in my lap.
My fear is that one day only sours will be available and that I'll be forced to drink cider :P
It's different than the mass market piss Americans are used to, but there are much better options for the average pallet.
*It's not going away, but it's current popularity is outside of historic norms.
The proliferation of hop varieties and investment in hop research, especially in the last 20 years, means that the juicy IPA of today has no historical precedent.
While IPA may be a "fad" in historical terms, it is the one with the most staying power in the current craft beer boom. Hops aren't going anywhere, just getting used in new and different ways and there are even relatively recent products that are going to change hoppy beer flavors for the better as they see wider usage. See, for example, https://ychhops.com/hop-products/cryo-hops
I have been brewing my own beer for several years now and getting a lager or wheat right is very difficult. My IPAs on the other hand were all very drinkable and did not differ much from what I'd get from a craft brewery.
Such a Californian thing to say, the rest of the non-English speaking world in general has settled on very different beers (Pilsners in part of Germany and Czech Republic, Belgian ales in Belgian and part of France, ...)
"Session pot" - tastes amazing like this 30% stuff that the kids are breeding these days but with only 3-5% THC so it won't kill me like this 30% stuff that the kids are breeding these days. You're welcome.
edit: the "high CBD" idea is one that I'll look into and thanks all, but for those of us who live outside one of the legal states our options and information about those options are rather more limited.
Most people don't like it because it doesn't get them "high" but it gets you feeling good.
I'd like to have a "sipping cannabis", too. Maybe music sounds 25% better but I can move around..
But if we're talking the big alcohol companies joining the race, I'm sure they will do this and provide a wide variety of products.
This is the case right now, but unless you’re buying poorly trimmed bulk outdoor stuff the extracts will inevitably get cheaper. You can get perfectly good THC and CBD from terrible weed and reintroduce a carefully designed blend of terpenes for the best possible flavor.
Eventually the cutting agents will get better too, delivering much nicer experiences for those that don’t want to puff on 70%+ THC extracts.
I'm not arguing in favor of a "numbed population", but all things being equal, I'd honestly rather our numbed population be high instead of drunk.
It was always a relief when certain older troublemakers that were regulars on the scene showed up at a party high on weed, rather than Coors, because they would tend to sit around and laugh, or at least goof around harmlessly, rather than starting fights and driving their large trucks recklessly and endangering nearby people and property.
It's very hard to quantify, but alcohol definitely "brings out the asshole" in people way more than weed does.
You also don't need to be high all the time, obviously.
In my experience, such desires are caused by a feeling of lack of agency and/or progress in one's professional and personal life. For example if one is stuck at a dead-end job they are more likely to self-medicate, which can quickly turn into addiction.
(it's 2012 but a good study)
Knowledge workers (in the future, everyone?) should be more skeptical of pot.
You shouldn't be drinking either until 26 for the same reason.
I've not seen any study showing damage from people that waited until 26 to consume cannabis.
I've been excited watching the extracts in WA evolve over time -- initially cartridges were just BHO or CO2 oil, then processors started pumping out THC distillates, followed by CBD distillates. Now they're recombining those distillates and adding terpenes back in from various fruits, resulting in a reproducible, adjustable product.
Regulation in California tends to treat weed more like alcohol than tobacco. It's not seen as physically addictive like cigarettes. If you're against advertising for it then you should equally oppose beer commercials.
“Passed in 1997, the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement bans outdoor, billboard, and public transportation advertising of cigarettes in 46 states. It also prohibits tobacco advertising that targets young people, the usage of cartoons (such as the Marlboro Man or Joe Camel) in particular. In the states which have not signed the agreement, billboards are a major venue of cigarette advertising (10% of Michigan billboards advertised alcohol and tobacco, according to the Detroit Free Press).”
I've never heard that before.
The realities of logistics and distribution, however, favor connected players with robust systems either consolidating or partnering with smaller producers. Again, much like craft breweries.
I think there is ample room for organic, whole bud, "farmers market" type solutions alongside next-gen concentrates and extracts using high tech delivery systems and convenient options available at the gas station from larger established players.
I have never felt high at all from people smoking strong strains near me. I am a fairly big guy with a high tolerance though (i haven't smoked though).
> Beer on the other hand is odorless and your usage doesn't directly affect others.
This is not true at all. If I haven't been drinking or been around people drinking for a month or two, I can smell if you've had a beer just by walking in the room.
Weed definitely has a stronger smell though. But if you are used to the smell of weed and not the smell of beer, beer has a stronger smell.
It's you. I'm an average sized guy with low tolerance and contact high is a real thing. I wonder what effect it would have on kids nearby...
Size/tolerance/strength-of-drug are irrelevant to contact high, but relevant to a second-hand inhalation high.
Given the nature of contact highs, strength of the odor of an inhalant might be relevant, but that's not necessarily related to drug strength.
AFAIK, second-hand inhalation highs are basically impossible other than lots of people smoking around you in an enclosed space which prevents dissipation.
Personally I've found it to have an effect when indoors, even if there's an open window. (I don't live in an especially warm climate, though. Windows are not typically open all that far.) I had a friend who was a very heavy dope smoker and I'd often feel a bit stoned after leaving his house. Nothing major, just as if I'd had a few drags on a joint.
(I used to be a heavy smoker myself, years ago, so the sensation is quite familiar to me.)
I don't know why it's such a strange idea that this could happen. You are after all breathing in marijuana smoke. Second-hand or not, over a few hours it seems to add up.
Tobacco is worse. It's not going away.
> Another problem is contact highs, if your a non smoker you can literally catch a contact high from being in the presence of someone smoking a strong strain.
Would be really great if true, but is unfortunately a drug scare myth from the 60s.
And I'd hazard that it would be mostly the hydrocarbons, which would square with your experience.