What Exactly Are Cavi Cones?

If you have ever visited a cannabis dispensary, you may have seen a cavi cones display. Or perhaps a friend has mentioned them in conversation or brought one to a party or smoke sesh. But what exactly is a cavi cone? And why does a single cavi cone cost 20 bucks or more?

Cavi cones are not regular joints, so they don’t come with a regular price. Cavi is short for caviar and hints at the exclusive, top-shelf nature of these high-priced joints. Cone refers to the shape of the paper and attached crutch that the joint is rolled in.

Pre-rolled cones can be made from various materials including palm leaves or paper made from hemp or wood pulp. Because of the prefabricated nature of the cones, they are actually stuffed, either by humans or machines, rather than rolled into joints. Twisting the paper at the end keeps the precious material safely inside.

Instead of just herb, a cavi cone is a potent mixture of different cannabis products. Rolled together into one joint, they can give a whole group of friends a strong and lingering high.

What’s In a Cavi Cone?

Like most joints, cavi cones start with marijuana. Cavi cone weed should be a strong, high-quality cannabis, either an uplifting sativa, a sofa-friendly indica, or hybrid, depending on the desired effect. The pot used should be only the best flower that is heavy with THC and flavorful terpenes. A high-profile joint with a high price point should not be where dispensaries get rid of their trim or low-grade bud.

Added to the pot is a concentrated cannabis for extra flavor and kick. Butane hash oil, wax, or another potent marijuana extract or concentrate is mixed or infused into the cavi cone weed. But that’s not all.

Before the joint is finished, one more ingredient is added to the cavi cone weed and concentrate. A healthy dose of kief, the collected trichome glands of cannabis that are full of cannabinoids and terpenes. The usually tan-colored, granular product adds even more flavor and buzz to the finished cone.

It’s Also a Brand Name

Cavi cone is not just a generic term for joints infused with concentrates and kief, it’s also a brand name from California cannabis company Caviar Gold. The company gives its cavi cones added taste by infusing the hash oil with natural flavors such as vanilla, raspberry, apple, grape, or strawberry. The original Cavi Cone’s little brother, the Cavi Doobie, is produced with 20 percent less hash oil for a slightly less powerful punch. Both versions come in THC-free options in order to provide a medicinal alternative without the high.

Whichever you choose—a brand name variety, a dispensary label alternative, or one you roll yourself— a cavi cone can give that extra lift needed to get you super baked.

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Skribbal – Skinwalker

Force 5 Records, home of Underground Heavyweights; Mars, Saint Dog, Danny Diablo, Big Hoss and The Nomadz, have just added another artists that should be in your sights. If you haven’t been introduced to Skribbal (You can read my interview with him here), his debut release “Skinwalker” is sure to catch your attention. This was another artist that immediately caught my attention and had me question how I hadn’t heard of him before. Thankfully, I had the chance to introduced to him through an interview we did together a while back, so I thought I knew what to expect going into this new EP. Let’s just say I wasn’t prepared for how much I like it, not that I thought I wouldn’t. It just took me surprise how well it came together and I’m still very impressed.

The “Skinwalker” EP starts off with a shorter introduction style track that makes you think you’re being prepared for what’s coming. “Warlord X,” is a base heavy pounding track with Skribbal delivering his harden style at an agressive pace. Though the track is short and minimal, it actually does a great job as an introduction, but it was the following track, “Skinwalker,” that really caught my attention.  The hook is simple, but catchy as hell. I found myself singing it more then once. The beat interlaced with the bass is unique on this one and it’s amazing how well Skribbal‘s flow brings everything together. There are a lot of great tracks on this album, as you’ll hear about, but this is the one I always found myself going back to.

Skribbal also brings along a few of his Force 5 label mates, such as Mars, Chucky Chuck (of The Nomadz), Jaysin Logik, the DRP (of The Nomadz) and Saint Dog (of The Kottonmouth Kings). Thankfully the tracks don’t feel overloaded and it was clear this album is really about showing Skirbbal‘s skills. I personally don’t like it when it seems that nearly every track of an album has a feature. They do an excellent job of pacing out the features and it really benefits the way the whole album comes together.

Hang ‘Em High,” which features The DRP and Saint Dog is a banger of a track with a soft intro that explodes into a banging beat as Skribbal kicks in. The DRP delivers a solidly hard hitting verse and the hook really pushes the aggression of this track. Saint delivers a slower tempo change that actually works really well with the ruckus of the rest of the track.

Jaysin Logik features on a track called, “Glock Talk Back,” that steers towards an aggressive street anthem and away from the horrorcore. This actually comes in at the perfect spot to give you a slightly different taste of what Skribbal‘s versatility is. Jaysin‘s softer voice pairs really well with the more rough sound Skribbal delivers. Overall, this track comes together really well.

Bruce Campbell,” is a dark horrorcore track through and through. I suppose there wouldn’t be a better to feature Mars and neither artists disappoint in this haunting effort. The title really sets the tone for the hook, but the track itself is a classic throw back to horrorcore roots. Mars and Skribbal bring fire to this track and the almost nostalgic sounding beat. I can almost guarantee that we will hear some more gems with these two as they compliment each other extremely well.

Chucky Chuck does a great job in his appearance in the track, “Knock Ya Teeth In,” as well. Skribbal once again is lyrically on point and impresses from the moment he starts his first verse. Chucky Chuck finishes out the song in strong fashion and brings things home in what ends up be another amazing track on this album.

Tracks like “Don’t Doubt Me” & “In the Dark,” find Skribbal diving deeper in to his true feelings. While the former is a solid hard hitting song, it’s the latter that literally may be my favorite track on the album. “In the Dark,” is a very personal journey into the life and struggles of his mind. It’s absolutely beautifully done and the lyrics themselves are extremely powerful. This is a track that was clearly close to Skribbal‘s heart and it’s something that I know I can personally relate to.

The whole album is a highlight really and I just wanted to make sure to at least cover a majority of the tracks. I must mention that the version I’m listening to is the track list of the physical copy, which features additional tracks. None of the tracks previously mentioned are unavailable on the digital release as far as I know. I will have the link to the physical version below.

While there are definitely a fair share of albums that release all the time in the underground, “Skinwalker,” deserves a spot in any fans collection. You are literally doing yourself a disservice by not hearing this album. Skribbal delivers one of the most solid debut releases and Force 5 Records should be extremely proud of having such a powerful, talented and hungry artist on their team. I may not have mentioned every track on this album, trust me when I say there is not a single one that should be missed.

So, if Skribbal isn’t on your radar, he should be know. If you’ve hear the tracks above and like what you hear, be sure to click the purchase link below and support the real underground talent. If you’d like to know more about the man himself be sure to check our interview link above or I’ll link it below as well.

LINKS:

Force 5 Records Website

Skinwalker Physical Copy Purchase Link

Skribbal Underground Spotlight Interview

 

 



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Hell’s Cellar Coming To Special Edition Vinyl! [Limited to 665 Copies!]

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any fresher, the Hell’s Cellar album that was JUST ANNOUNCED a few days ago will not only be able to be picked up in person at the Gathering of the Juggalos, but you also have a chance to get 1 of 665 Vinyl Edition Copies by pre-ordering in person at the GOTJ merch booth!

Will you be one of the lucky few to flock to the merch booth to get this super fresh, and extremely limited hookup? Check the details below!

From Insane Clown Posse @ Facebook:

Hell’s Cellar super SPECIAL edition is coming to VINYL….. but there will only be 665 copies pressed before the vinyl pressing machines melt into a colorful yet deadly array of lava and vinyl!

These 665 copies will be available for pre-order exclusively IN PERSON at The Gathering Of The Juggalos… AND they come with a personally autographed insert, sealed inside the packaging, from the Insane Clown Posse!

Hit up the merch booth, pay the man or woman, sign up and get one of 665 receipts. You are all set!! 

The record will ship to you and should be in your hands just in time for the Big Ballas time of year aka Christmas motherfackoooooo!!!

It seems like only yesterday when we opened the door to Hell’s Cellar and found an album of scorching ferocity from the same recording sessions that delivered the Hell’s Pit album. 

Now 665 Of them will be available on a mind blowing vinyl configuration that will blow your mind. Whoop whoop!!



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California College Paying People to Smoke Weed and Virtually Drive for Study

In an effort to better understand the ways cannabis use impacts traffic safety, UC San Diego is conducting a virtual driving study that tests how driving high impacts the ability to respond to common challenges on the roadway. The study, the largest of its kind to date, is being conducted by the college’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research. And to make sure they’re attracting the right candidates, researchers are paying people to smoke weed for the study.

For Participants, It Pays To Drive High

If the idea of getting paid to smoke weed and get behind the wheel sounds good to you, you’re in luck. UC San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research is still recruiting participants for its study on cannabis and driving.

And for the study’s participants, it pays to drive high. The CMCR is giving participants $50 for an initial appointment. But when participants come back for their full day assessment, UCSD is prepared to drop an additional $180.

Those involved in the study will have their work cut out for them. Besides a long day of simulated driving, there’s no guarantee a participant will even get high.

Anyone participating in the study, however, will get to smoke a joint. The study’s design involves administering joints rolled on site and of varying THC concentrations. Some have none, while others are high-potency.

Researchers want to know how different cannabis doses impact a person’s ability to drive. Timing is another variable the study will examine. If a person consumes cannabis in the morning, how long will their high last? And at what point is a person no longer under the influence of cannabis?

Study Wants To Find When It’s Safe To Drive After Consuming Cannabis

CMCR’s study is investigating these questions because traffic safety continues to be a priority issue in states with legal adult-use cannabis. Concerns about drivers under the influence of cannabis are omnipresent in policy discussions about legalization.

And not without good reason, according to Tom Marcotte, Co-Director of UC San Diego’s CMCR. Marcotte says cannabis absolutely impacts driving.

But the study isn’t only about providing data to support that claim. It also aims to figure out how long it takes the average person to sober up after cannabis use.

And that, Marcotte says, could help cannabis users make smarter decisions about whether they should pick up the keys or get a ride.

The study will also analyze how well high drivers react to common road challenges, like making a left turn against traffic or deciding whether to brake or roll through a yellow light.

Marcotte says drivers under the influence of cannabis definitely struggle with some common driving tasks. Swerving and braking seem to be particularly affected.

Cannabis and Driving Study Will Help Law Enforcement Detect High Drivers

After smoking a joint and taking their turn on the research center’s driving simulator, participants will have to take a field sobriety test.

And that, in turn, could help cops better detect high drivers. For now, officers rely on field sobriety tests to check for cannabis intoxication. But the cognitive nature of cannabis’ effects makes it hard to know for sure whether a person is too impaired to drive.

With the data from CMCR’s study, however, officers could develop field sobriety tests better calibrated to cannabis.

Finally, the study will collect blood and saliva samples from participants. This will help researchers determine what level of driving aptitude corresponds to THC amounts in those fluids.

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What Is a Sploof and How Do You Make One?

While the pros of smoking weed certainly outweigh the cons, there are some minor annoyances when it comes to toking up. Particularly, in its plant form, where discretion isn’t necessarily the name of the game. Sure there are essentially odorless vape cartridges and edibles that could keep even the shrewdest observers at bay, but some of us still prefer to smoke the old-fashioned way. Or, perhaps, only have access to dried buds. Luckily, there’s the sploof.

Making a sploof is one of the oldest tricks in the book, and one of the easiest ways to hide the smell of your bud when you’re trying to smoke up indoors. But what is a sploof? If you’re unfamiliar with the vaunted sploof, don’t worry, we’re here to help. Let’s take a look at the illustrious history of the sploof and how you can easily make one yourself.

What Is A Sploof?

So, what is a sploof, you ask? Well, it’s pretty simple. It’s essentially a filter for your weed smoke. A muffler of sorts. Ganja has one of the most recognizable scents there is, so if you’re looking to smoke without getting hassled by your cranky old neighbor, or some un-chill parents, then you’re probably going to want to make one of these devices.

Here’s the top definition on UrbanDictionary.com (yeah, we went there, deal with it!):

a plastic bottle with the end cut off, filled with dryer sheets, and covered with a thick sock; is used to smoke grass when you don’t wanna get caught, cause it hides the smell”

Although Urban Dictionary references a plastic bottle, a sploof can also be made out of an old paper towel roll. Either way, all sploofs are, essentially, a sealed tube with holes on both ends, with a filtering agent attached.

Now let’s take a look at how to make a sploof.

How To Make A Sploof

Luckily, you only need a handful of commonly used household items, so making your device should be pretty damn painless.

Here are some of the materials you’ll need:

  • Scissors
  • Scented dryer sheets
  • Plastic bottle or toilet paper/paper towel roll
  • Tape, rubber band, or some form of string

Now actually putting together the whole thing takes three easy steps.

Step 1:

If you’re using the toilet paper roll, simply remove all of the paper until you just have the tube. If you’re using a paper towel roll, cut it to a smaller length. So yeah, obviously a toilet paper roll is ideal here.

If you’re using a plastic bottle, simply cut the bottom of the bottle off.

Wow, that was easy. On to step two!

Step 2:

Here’s where the real sploof action begins. Well, sort of.

Fill the tube/bottle up with a few dryer sheets. Two or three should suffice, but if you want to be extra careful, go ahead and throw a fourth in there.

Now…

Step 3:

Time to cover up the sploof, and you’re done. Just take another dryer sheet, fold it in half, then place it over the top like a drum. Ideally, you should use a rubber band to keep it tight, but you can also tie it with string or just tape it up. If there’s a lot of excess material after it’s tied, you can also just take the scissors and cut it off. However, a little extra dryer sheet sticking out from the sides shouldn’t make or break an effective sploof.

Step 4:

Get super high. You’re sploof is ready to go. Just be sure to change the dryer sheets inside after a few uses, and you’ll have a solid sploof for ages. Then again, it’s so easy to make, you can always just refer to this guide and keep making fresh ones.

Either way, now that you know how to make a sploof, you’re a lot less likely to get caught smoking pot by your R.A. with one of these bad boys.

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