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Cannabis Coconut Oil May Be The Product That Changes The World

Cannabis Coconut Oil May Be The Product That Changes The World

Benefits of Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil

cannabis coconut oil

Cannabis and coconut oil infusions are become more popular these days. Combining these two can actually make one of the most powerful natural medicines on earth. Cannabis and coconut oil are already highly medicinal in their own right, so when these are combined you’ve got a super potent remedy in your hands.

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has a multitude of health benefits; it’s one of the most widely used natural ingredients in skin care, hair care, digestion, and even immunity. But because we’re talking about cannabis, let’s discuss the 3 most relevant reasons why you should be taking coconut oil:

  • It contains lauric acid, which is a medium-chain fatty acid rich in antimicrobial properties. Many cannabis topicals use coconut oil as a base because it provides added protection from infection. Lauric acid also helps to balance cholesterol levels, making it extremely healthy for the heart.
  • Caprylic acid is also a medium-chain fatty acid but it has excellent anti-fungal properties. Consuming coconut oil for its caprylic acid content will protect you from fungal infections such as candida.
  • Vitamin E is an antioxidant which is beneficial for healthy hair and skin. Although coconut oil contains small amounts of Vitamin E, it does a great job of helping the body absorb it more efficiently.


Why Combine Cannabis and Coconut Oil?

Cannabis contains fat soluble compounds, which means that they break down more effectively in fat instead of water. This means that if you want to maximize the health benefits of cannabinoids, cannabis should be consumed with fat. Most cannabis users are more familiar with using cannabis-infused butter, or cannabutter as it’s popularly called. Using coconut oil as fat is one of the most underrated ways of consuming cannabis as medicine.

Compared to all other kinds of fat, coconut oil is the most powerful for nutrient absorption. When you have a better quality carrier fat, the more effective the extraction. Coconut oil is a pure and rich kind of fat, which means that the cannabinoids such as THC and CBD can bond more efficiently. Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, since it contains 90% versus the 15% of olive oil. However, consuming coconut oil won’t make you fat, so don’t worry.


The body breaks down medium-chain fatty acids more efficiently, and they are metabolized and converted into energy in the liver. This means that the body can burn the fat better and use them for energy immediately. When the liver metabolizes cannabis, this results in a stronger psychoactive experience. More THC is converted into 11-hydroxy-THC, a psychoactive metabolite. Consuming edibles with coconut oil will be much stronger compared to smoking it, especially if you use coconut oil with medium-chain triglycerides, also known as MCT oils because it releases cannabinoids so much more rapidly than other oils or fats.

In layman’s terms, consuming cannabis-infused coconut oil makes the nutrients in cannabis more available and easily absorbed by the body.

How To Make Cannabis Coconut Oil


For best results, use an organic or virgin coconut oil. Taking just half a teaspoon of the stuff daily will already give you significant health benefits.

  1. Put 1 gram of decarboxylated cannabis for every ounce of coconut oil.
  2. The crushed cannabis should be placed in a glass jar; then add the coconut oil.
  3. Seal the lid on the jar well and put it in a pan of water.
  4. Gradually heat the water and maintain it just below boiling level for one hour. This prevents the oil from overheating.
  5. Use a strainer to get rid of any solid residue from the mixture. Use a cheesecloth if necessary.
  6. Squeeze any juice out of the cannabis.

Once you’ve completed these steps, you can consume the cannabis coconut oil directly, use it as a topical, or pour it over other kinds of food. Cooking with cannabis coconut oil is also a great idea as it’s a much healthier substitute compared to other kinds of cooking oils, but make sure that you keep the temperature below 315 F. Any higher than this and you’ll reach the boiling point for the active compounds in cannabis and it will diminish the medicinal properties.

Have you ever used cannabis coconut oil? What was your experience like?








Published at Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000

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Medical Cannabis For Bipolar Patients Testing Expands

Medical Cannabis For Bipolar Patients Testing Expands

Cannabis For Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder characterized by extreme mood swings ranging from depression to manic behavior. It’s one of the oldest known illnesses in the world. Bipolar disorder is a serious condition because it’s known to cause risky behavior among patients, some as extreme as suicidal tendencies. The unusual and unpredictable mood swings make it difficult for patients to carry out normal daily tasks.

There are 4 kinds of bipolar disorder although they all have certain things in common: changes in energy, mood, and activity levels. The changes in mood, referred to as mood episodes, cause patients to suffer from difficulty sleeping as well as all the unusual behaviors.


People suffering from bipolar disorder have to rely on pharmaceutical medications in order to control their mood swings and other symptoms, combined with psychotherapy. Despite this, feelings of depression and manic episodes still tend to return occasionally. However, medications prescribed to people with bipolar disorder such as mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and antidepressants tend to produce unwanted side effects such as weight gain, nausea, diarrhea, trembling, increased thirst, and drowsiness.


How Can Cannabis Help?

Cannabis can be beneficial to patients of bipolar disorder because it helps to regulate the endocannabinoid system. Some of the cannabinoids found in cannabis, such as THC and CBD, have mood-stabilizing properties that can benefit people with mental and emotional disorders.

Studies show that THC can fight anxiety,depression, and manic episodes. These properties resulted in improved mood and general well-being in the participants who suffered from pain, MS, and cancer. CBD can negate the psychoactive effects brought about by THC and it also contains anticonvulsant, anti-anxiety, and anti hypnotic properties. Researchers also discovered a link between cannabis use and cognitive improvements in patients of schizophrenia, which can explain similar improvements in people with bipolar disorder.


A 2010 study at the University of Oslo in Norway analyzed the effects of cannabis on 133 participants with bipolar disorder. They discovered that patients who regularly used cannabis performed better than those who didn’t, when they had to participate in verbal learning and fluency tests. Another study conducted in 2012 at New York’s Zucker Hillside Hospital showed that patients who regularly used cannabis had better levels of attention span, memory, and processing speed when tested among 200 bipolar patients over a span of 9 years.

The studies may be few and far in between, but they still have significant findings. A 1998 study published by James B. Bakalar and Dr. Lester Grinspoon, two Harvard professors, documented the results of 5 patients who got tremendous relief from bipolar disorder symptoms by using cannabis. A 47-year old woman and one of the patients said that cannabis was more helpful than pharmaceutical medications when it came to managing manic episodes. She said, “A few puffs of this herb and I can be calm… this drug seems harmless compared to other drugs I have tried, including tranquillisers and lithium.”

The husband of a bipolar patient also mentioned how cannabis was able to help his wife cope better with the illness. “My wife functions much better when she uses marijuana. When she is hypomanic, it relaxes her, helps her sleep, and slows her speech down. When she is depressed and would otherwise lie in bed all day, the marijuana makes her more active… Lithium is also effective, but it doesn’t always keep her in control”, he says.

These cases were also mentioned together with others in a 2005 study review by British researchers, which was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The researchers presented proof from a 1996 report discussing 5 cases where cannabis helped provide relief from depression. They also mentioned 2 surveys from 2003 which revealed that 15-27% of medical cannabis patients who were prescribed the plant for mood disorders including bipolar disorder as well as PTSD and depression.

However, there is a lot of controversy surrounding the use of cannabis for mood disorders; some patients find it helps them while others do not. Still, there are studies that reveal how cannabinoids can have therapeutic benefits for patients of bipolar disorder and there is significant anecdotal evidence which supports these claims. But because cannabis is still a Schedule 1 drug, the mechanisms involved still haven’t been thoroughly explored.








Published at Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000

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G-Pen Elite

G-Pen Elite

The David Bowie of portable vapes

As any vape fiend will tell you, the perfect portable vaporizer doesn’t exist; size, power, design – everything is a trade off. But damn, the innovative yet gorgeous Grenco Science G-Pen Elite comes close.

The Elite arrives in an attractive cylindrical box with laser-cut foam inserts to keep the contents secure. Each Elite is individually numbered for registration, and hopefully to reduce the chances of cheap knock-offs of its brilliant design – the result of Grenco’s own research. The original, groundbreaking Pax was plagued by piracy, and there are enough decent, cheap vapes these days to make sure you buy what it says on the box.

Making an impression

Out of said box comes the device itself: super-tactile rubberized matt-finish, scratch resistant, ergonomically curvaceous yet so, so sleek – almost suave. A single recessed button on its back is the only interface at first glance; closer inspection reveal up- and –down swooshes in the side, which intuitively suggest temp control.

Right size & shape

And man, it is incredibly compact. This baby is tiny and fits easily into a back pocket. Its build and weight just feel right in the hand. And comfortable in either hand too, thanks to its ergonomic grooves. Neither too light nor too heavy, it feels solid and suggestive of longevity.

The Elite continues to live up to its name: standing upright easily, its elegance and understated good looks will appeal to both men and women; the G-Pen Elite is basically the David Bowie of portable herbal vapes!

Slim accessories

A slimline accessories box opens to deliver a micro-USB charging cable, a flat credit card-style bud-grater (or G Card; cool), and a matt black key-ring style packing and cleaning tool (ditto). Together, they make up the most perfect everything-the-stylish-vaper-on-the-go-needs package.

Revolutionary oven

The Elite’s charms are not just superficial. Under the hood, it boasts the largest fully ceramic chamber on the market, with a revolutionary 360-degree ceramic heating element that promises fast and even (mostly) convection vaporization of ground herb from all sides.

As the name suggests, G-Pen made its name with dabbing pens, and this venture into herbal territory is most auspicious.

G.Pen-014Right out the box

Salivating to give this thing a twirl, I plug the charger into the port on its base. I later discovered I could have used it right there and then, since the Elite can be operated while charging, even with a completely flat battery.

The rubberized mouthpiece snaps off to reveal a really deep (3/4 inch) oven. Combined with the 360-degree heating, this depth means you can comfortably load around 0.3 grams of herb without needing to pack it tightly, so airflow around the herb remains excellent.

Once filled, the mouthpiece snaps back snugly (no noticeable leakage between draws).

Initiating vapor production in 15…14…

Pressing that single G button 5 times (for safety) switches the Elite on, revealing a tiny but thanks to being high-definition, clear LED readout underneath the black translucent panel (that while switched off looked to be merely decorative). Current temperature (increments of 1 degree) and battery life are indicated.

…3…2…1 liftoff

Heat up is lightning fast; less than 20 seconds from room temperature to 210-°C – unparalleled! Those swooshes on the side do indeed set the temp (and toggle Fahrenheit to Celsius). Powered by a combination of a high-grade lithium-ion battery and smart-chip, the Elite is a high-performance vaporizer that can still sustain battery life for extended use

Grenco conservatively claims 12-15 sessions of 15 minutes activation; in practice, you can bank on more.

Getting a decent draw

It’s unfair to quibble but I gots ta find a flaw somewhere in this device! That would be the draw, through a small slot. At first it was too hot – as bad as the Pax 2. Maybe a bit too much effort. But the shape of the mouthpiece makes it quite versatile and open to various inhalation techniques. I eventually found a way of sucking decent draws of not too hot vapor (setting: 200°C).

In any case, in summer 2016 Grenco will be dropping some accessories on the market, including an extended mouthpiece for cooler vaping and longer sessions.

Talking of which, once on there’s no need to keep pressing the G button for hits – which makes it feel much more casual in use and great for passing around among your co-vapers-slash-extended sessions.

Herb hacking

With the ability to set any desired temperature between 200-428°F (93-220°C), you can play with low temperature true vaporization to explore optimal flavor profiles as well as ‘regular’ herbs with lower boiling point constituents.

Bottom line

Designed and engineered for portability, the G Pen Elite is the perfect marriage of form and function. Its vapor production is excellent for its size, delivered with speed and of a high quality.

It has more intuitive and clearer controls than competitors’ products, while being one of the smallest, most attractive designs to-date and incorporating features common to the best vaporizers (convenient charging, acceptable battery life).

G-Pen’s innovative technology opens up a new chapter in vaporizing experience, combining fantastic performance, taste, and effects in a discrete and beautiful device.

The Elite is aptly named.


Published at Mon, 23 May 2016 10:31:22 +0000

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President Trump is a “Firm Believer in States’ Rights”, Says Press Secretary Sean Spicer

President Trump is a “Firm Believer in States’ Rights”, Says Press Secretary Sean Spicer

During today’s White House Daily Press Briefing, President Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed that Trump is a “firm believer” in states’ rights.

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

During the briefing the very first question related to transgender bathroom laws: “Can you give us an update on the administrations plans with regards to transgender bathrooms?”, the reporter asked.

Spicer replied by stating that the president is “a firm believer in states rights”. He ends his answer by claiming that “certain issues like this are not best dealt with at the federal level”

Although the question had nothing to do with marijuana, Trump continuing to be a “firm believer” in states’ rights on this issue is a good indication that he’ll take the same approach in regards to state-level cannabis laws.

The full press conference where these comments were made can be found below, or by clicking here:

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at


Published at Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:56:27 +0000

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Michigan Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Releases Draft Initiative for Comment

Michigan Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Releases Draft Initiative for Comment

Michigan Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Releases Draft Initiative for Comment

Today, the Michigan Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol released its draft initiative. The Coalition is accepting comments until Saturday, February 25, so those wishing to weigh in should do so quickly.

The draft is available on Dropbox, and may be accessed through the Coalition’s Facebook page, The Dropbox site enables direct comments on the document.


Published at Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000

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Weed delivered to your front door could be reality under new Colorado bill

Weed delivered to your front door could be reality under new Colorado bill

Pizza, prescriptions, Prime … pot?

A bill introduced this week in the Colorado Senate would open the door for home-delivered recreational and medical marijuana in the state.

Senate Bill 192 would allow for medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational pot shops to apply for a license to deliver marijuana products to the private residences of Colorado adults or qualifying medical marijuana patients. The legislation is modeled after Oregon’s newly launched marijuana home delivery regulations, said Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, who co-sponsored the bill with Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, and Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora.

“This hopefully solves some of the problems as it relates to people concerned about marijuana DUIs or sick patients who don’t have access to dispensaries,” Singer told The Cannabist in a phone interview Friday.

Colorado’s bill goes a step further to also try to put in place a Plan B should there be a major change in federal enforcement policy — or local or state, for that matter.

SB 192’s language calls for single-instance transfers of product from a retail marijuana store to a medical dispensary — effectively creating a “safety valve” for the state’s operations, Singer said.

For example, if a municipality were to ban recreational marijuana or federal crackdown occured, affected businesses would be allowed to transfer their inventory to a medical dispensary.

“This ensures that we have safe passage … and it doesn’t escape out the back door,” he said.

The meat of SB 192, however, is dedicated to delivery regulations.

Among the notable provisions:

  • Medical marijuana dispensaries and retail marijuana shops can apply for a delivery “endorsement” from the state, which would allow an employee or approved contractor to deliver flower, concentrate and infused products to adults over the age of 21 and parents and guardians of a medical marijuana card holder.
  • A local jurisdiction could not prohibit the delivery of medical or recreational marijuana by a licensed entity
  • The daily purchase limits apply (one ounce recreational cannabis flower or equivalent products; two ounces medical)
  • Licensed delivery operations need to meet specific training procedures, including age verification, record-keeping, security, vehicle requirements, and limits on the amount of product that could be carried in a vehicle
  • Inventory tracking, transportation, packaging and labeling requirements apply
  • Endorsements for medical marijuana begin Jan. 2, 2018, and the endorsements for retail marijuana begin Jan. 2, 2019

The bill is scheduled for a hearing March 1 with the Senate Business, Labor, & Technology committee.

In Oregon, home delivery is still a fresh concept, having launched just this month.

“It’s super exciting,” Spencer Krutzler, manager of La Cannaisseur in Linnton, told “This is like, you’re going to call the pizza guy, then you’re going to call us. We’re going to have a good time.”

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission oversees the regulations for recreational cannabis, including how the deliveries work.

Outside of residential homes, there are limits on where a recreational customer can have their cannabis delivered: Public spaces such as parks or campgrounds are out; also excluded are dormitories, motels, bed & breakfasts or other similar commercial businesses.

Delivery workers must verify that the person receiving the order is the same person who placed the order; is age 21 or older and not visibly intoxicated; and the person must sign for the order.

Deliveries are closely tracked. Route manifests are required for the state’s Cannabis Tracking System and must include the driver’s inventory of products and their retail amount, the number of locations and the route between destinations. No more than $3,000 worth of cannabis products may be sent out on a delivery route, and everything must be kept in a lock box securely affixed inside the vehicle.

To read the text of Colorado SB 192 as introduced, click here.


Published at Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:09:55 +0000

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Trump Administration May Eliminate Office of National Drug Control Policy/Drug Czar Position

Trump Administration May Eliminate Office of National Drug Control Policy/Drug Czar Position

The Trump Administration may eliminate the Office ofNational Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), which is headed by the nation’s “Drug Czar”.

The ONDCP seal.

According to the New York Times, the White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate to trim domestic spending.

The Times states that, “Mr. Trump has spoken volubly about the nation’s drug problems, yet the list includes the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, which dispenses grants to reduce drug use and drug trafficking.”

Eliminating the ONDCP would be an unprecedented move that would remove federal drug czar as a position in the government; given that the drug czar is forced by law to oppose any attempt to legalize an illegal substance – regardless of the merits in favor of doing so – it’s certainly not a position many drug reform advocates will be upset about losing.

Of course at this point anything can happen, and Trump may very well end up retaining and funding the ONDCP, but the fact that he may not is an interesting revelation.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at


Published at Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:17:43 +0000

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Vapir Prima

Vapir Prima

Prime Vaping with Prima

The Prima is Vapirs first portable vape; its unique design, great looks and decent functionality drop it right into Pax 2 territory – with superior vapor quality. In short, its a real beauty that packs a fair punch.

The Prima arrives well packaged and with bright, easy to read instructions, which is always a good start. The device itself does not disappoint, its vibrant metallic blue and unique shape making an immediate impact.

Built from metallic-looking high temperature polymer, like the casing on the Volcano, the Herbalizer and a dozen others vaporizers. The stealth factor is not great; this is quite a large portable that can just about be palmed but I wouldn’t carry it in a back pocket.

Great Battery

The battery charging dock plugs into a wall socket or operates via USB. The battery itself is large for a portable, but powerful – 3200mAh. It slides off the Prima’s base easily and was ready to use with just 30 minutes of juice time.

A green light on the dock lights up to show it’s on, and loaded with the battery it turns red until fully charged, when it turns green again. Once charged, the battery slides back on the device with a slight click. Release is easy – there’s no locking device or anything like that.

Simple interface

On the Prima’s upper surface is the main on-off button. Holding it down for a couple of seconds switches it on and displays what temperature it’s set on (1-4 green lights). Press the On button repeatedly to cycle through the temperature settings:

1 light = 176-182 C.
2 lights = 185-190
3 lights = 193-198
4 lights = 199-204

Then hold the On button down to begin heat up; the selected number of lights blink until the temperature is reached.

Vapir recommend you set the heat to max and run the heat-up to auto-shutoff cycle 3 times to burn off any residues remaining from the manufacturing process. Actually, this is a good tip for any new vape.

Heat Up

I chose level 3 and began the heat up; 3 lights flash. As the lowest temp is hit, 1 stays lit while the other 2 keep flashing, then 2 stay lit and finally when level 3 was reached, all 3 lights are on and we’re good to vape. With a fully charged battery this took around 30 seconds (to Level 3), dropping to around 50 seconds on a lower charge.


All four lights flash green when auto-shut off is initiated (after around 5 minutes without use), then red and the Prima powers down. Press the On button twice to cancel shut off and extend your session. The same 4 lights indicate battery remaining; press the On button briefly and 1-4 lights glow green (when the device is switched off).

Cool Oven Design

Its magnetized oven lid pulls off easily, to reveal a mid-sized bowl of ROH certified brass, and snaps back snugly. There are vented airways to allow air into the oven and through the herb.

A rubber cap sleeve can be slipped over the oven, primarily for insulation from the oven’s heat though to be honest, overheating was not an issue. The Prima delivers a cool and flavorsome vapor and draws as easily as any premium handheld. I kept the guard on to reduce the chances of my Prima from scratching.

Medium Ground

I found dry (pref. medium ground) herb worked best at 2-3 lights, but even at 4 the herb was efficiently heated without burning. I didn’t try concentrates, though Vapir recommends small dabs done at the highest temperature (to prevent saturation of the wire pad and dripping into the oven).

Convection + Conduction

The Prima uses a combination of true convection and conduction for even heat exposure, and has room built in for heated air to pass through the herb.

I did find that with a deep inhalation, the temperature of the oven dropped off before I’d finished the draw, and then took a few seconds to return to its level. While not serious, I’d say this was the only real flaw in this otherwise outstanding vape.

Swappable Batteries

Battery life was good for a vape this size, and a cool feature is the ability to pre-charge and swap a fresh battery in about 2 seconds; slide out the used, slide in the fresh; easy (being well-made though, a spare battery is quite expensive).


The Prima comes with two extra wire pads and two extra screens, a large dry herb-loading scoop that works well. A cleaning tool, pointy at one end for removing the pad and screen from the oven, and with a small scoop on the other is perfect for loading powdery kif.

The included cleaning brush has a rubber wedge at the end, so it slides into the mouthpiece for storing when not in use and effectively cleans your vapor path every time you store it.

Super Cleaning

Basic cleaning with the brush is easy, and the Prima comes apart for an occasional full Iso clean. The mouthpiece and oven screen pop off and the steel tube slides out, leaving all parts of the vapor pathway accessible for a thorough swab down. This fully cleanable pathway is one of the great aspects of the Prima.

With the oven at the opposite end of the vape to the mouthpiece and a stainless steel tube connecting the two, the Prima’s vapor is relatively cool and nicely flavorsome. When clean, the vapor taste is good and fresh with very little leakage when the device is idling. The heating is efficient and even, leaving no dark scorched-herb spots.

A water pipe attachment is available; we’ve ordered one and will update the review or do something on water attachments for vapes in general, but even without trying it’s nice to know there’s a smart portable out there with such expansion.

The Verdict

At the premium end of the portable spectrum, the Prima is up there with the Crafty or the Pax2, and is priced accordingly. It’s a great looking, unique design, but despite the attractive exterior, it feels pretty rugged and sits well in the hand.


Published at Mon, 23 May 2016 11:04:58 +0000

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InstaPipe: A History

InstaPipe: A History

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The History of the InstaPipe

The Story of InstaPipe: From the Inventor

Back in the early 70’s, I was working as a machinist in Vermont.  I began experimenting with different pipe designs because I wanted a more practical, durable and affordable smoking device.  I wanted something that was portable, something that was not wasteful, something that I could extinguish and re-light at a later time, something I could use in an instant.

After a few trial and errors, I machined a small, pocket-sized pipe with a screw-on cap.  I knew I had a great product and eventually acquired my own lathe and milling machine to build these pipes in my basement.  Through the years, I must have hand made over 200 pipes for friends who kept advising me to market my product.  In my early retirement days, I found a means to mass produce my invention.  At the last moment, with my daughter’s advice, a sleeve was added to the stem of the pipe to prevent overheating of the mouth piece.

I was finally able to offer this fine product to the public, and the InstaPipe was born.  I still use the very first InstaPipe I made over 40 years ago.  Check it out at

The InstaPipe
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Published at Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:52:35 +0000

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Second New Mexico Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Hemp With 10 to 1 Vote

Second New Mexico Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Hemp With 10 to 1 Vote

A proposal that would fully legalize hemp in New Mexico has passed its second committee, sending it towards a vote in the full House of Representatives.

hempHouse Bill 166 was filed by Representative Rick Little (R). The measure passed the House Agriculture, Water & Wildlife Committee last month. Earlier this week it also passed the House Labor and Economic Development Committee with a 10 to 1 vote.

According to the measure’s officially legislative summary; “House Bill 166 adds new language to the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) to explicitly exclude the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 -tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) concentration of not more than 0.3percent on a dry weight basis, the seeds thereof and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the plant or its seeds.”

The proposal now heads for a vote in the full House of Representatives, where its passage is expected. It will then go to the Senate, where passage will send it to Governor Susana Martinez for final consideration.

Click here for the full text of House Bill 166.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at


Published at Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:19:52 +0000

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