3 Surprising Things I Learned From Trying the World’s First Laser Bong

Using the Hitoki Trident.

When I found out I was going to get to review the Hitoki Trident, I was super excited. I heard about the laser bong through other cannabis influencers, and I couldn’t wait to try it myself. Once mine arrived, I wasted no time getting it set up and making a YouTube video. During the time I spent filming and trying the device, I learned a few things about it that I didn’t expect.

• The chamber that holds your herb doesn’t get hot

• You get several hits out of one bowl of flower

• It’s surprisingly easy to use

The chamber that holds your herb doesn’t get hot

This was a wild realization. Immediately after smoking a bowl with the Hitoki, I opened up the device to reveal the herb pod within. I carefully tried touching it with my knuckles, and once I realized it was cold, I was surprised. I reached in, pulled out the pod, cleaned it out with the provided poker tool, and packed it again. This means no time is wasted while waiting for things to cool down between hits. A game-changer, to be sure.

It’s economical – you get a lot of hits with just a little herb

Need I say more? Aren’t we all just trying to get the most out of our cannabis without wasting any? There is a high amount of smoke production for how little flower is required with this device. I was pleasantly surprised at the billowing clouds of smoke that came from this device the first time I used it.

It’s surprisingly easy to use

The Hitoki Trident is two main parts, the top and the bottom. I guess it’s three parts if you think about it. But it’s a pretty simple device in its setup. You have the water chamber and the herb pod, much like any other bong. There may be a learning curve if you’re not familiar with tech-forward cannabis devices, but I think it should be a pretty simple-to-use device for most people.

I see myself using the Hitoki Trident often in the near future. If you want to browse Hitoki’s products online, follow my affiliate link (I get a percentage of profits from sales made through the link, at no extra cost to you) here.

Would you try this device?

DabTabs are actually pretty cool

If you follow me on Instagram or YouTube you’ve probably already seen me use DabTabs or heard me talk about them. But I wanted to dive a little deeper in this post about what they are and how they work.

When I first heard about DabTabs, I almost completely wrote them off. It was just too new of an idea for me, and seemed weird. A ceramic tab that contains cannabis concentrate? I thought. But I recently became overly curious and decided to try them for myself, and I was actually impressed.

DabTabs are ”dablets” made of mineral-based porous ceramic that contain cannabis concentrate. As the name suggests, they are made for dabbing. Once heated (the recommended temperature range is 450-550 degrees F), the concentrate is released from the ceramic dablet, allowing it to be vaporized and inhaled. The concentrate doesn’t come out until then; the DabTabs are dry and smooth to the touch.

When I recently received a new dab rig (the Stache Rig in One), I knew it was time to finally try the DabTabs I had lying around from one of the times I visited Cannabist a while ago.

I dropped one of the DabTabs into the banger of the dab rig, and fired it up. After several seconds of heating, I could see the DabTab becoming glossy in appearance and concentrate was starting to leak out of it into the banger. Vapor started coming off of the DabTab. I started inhaling, and noticed the vapor was really smooth and pretty flavorful. I got about two big hits out of it and several smaller ones, before vapor stopped being produced and I needed to heat up the DabTab again. I turned on the torch and kept heating the banger until the DabTab started producing vapor again. Once again, I inhaled. I kept inhaling until I noticed the tab turning dark in color. I recalled from reading the FAQ page on the DabTab website that when a DabTab turned dark that meant it was spent. With tweezers, I removed the dablet from the banger and allowed it to cool off on a paper towel. Once cooled, I added it to the soil of my basil plant, because also from the DabTab website I learned that spent dablets could be used as a soil amendment, similar to perlite. After all, they are just biologically inert ceramic once all the cannabis concentrate has come out.

I feel like what makes DabTabs cool is that they’re pre-dosed (50mg THC each) and easy to transport and use. No dab tool required. No sticky mess. I feel like they’re kind of revolutionary in that way. Although, with regular dabs the messiness is typically not too bad, depending on what consistency or type of concentrate you’re using (I’ve been liking the Live Suga and its lack of messiness lately). I guess it’s just kind of cool that you can grab a DabTab with your fingers and not make any kind of mess. Plus, who doesn’t love something that’s reusable and could benefit our plant babies once it’s been used?

Would you ever try these?

Mandarin Sunset Strain Review

I recently picked up some flower from Trulieve in the strain Mandarin Sunset.

Mandarin Sunset is bred by Ethos Genetics, and it’s a cross between Herijuana and Orange Skunk. It’s an indica with a ”rich, skunky, orange flavor profile.”

I picked up 3.5 grams, or one eighth of an ounce, of the flower for $53. The THC percentage came in at 17.648%, with the entire 3.5 grams containing 645.54 milligrams of THC.

Looking at the lab test results, we can find out some information about the terpenes within this batch of flower. The flower is 1.018% terpenes. Beta Myrcene is the most dominant terpene in this flower, coming in at 0.348%. The following terpenes are also contained within this flower: Caryophyllene, Limonene, Farnesene, Bisabolol, Humulene, Linalool.

The structure of this flower was pretty impressive – it was one huge nug and four smaller ones.

The big nug.

But more important than the size of the nugs is the quality of the flower. It seemed to be cured properly, with the flower not being too dry.

When I smoke this flower, I get a sense of euphoria and uplifted mood. My anxiety melts away, leaving me wanting to socialize and be productive. The smell of this flower is both orange-y and skunky just like the description says.

I’ve been using this flower to unwind at the end of the day and it’s been working out well. I would recommend this strain if you’re dealing with anxiety or trouble sleeping, as it’s helped me with both of those issues.

Have you tried Mandarin Sunset?

Chill Steel Bong Review

Me with my Chill

Since I love flower and smooth hits, I was super excited to try out this new piece from Chill.store.

This bong is made to keep ice water cold for smooth, icy hits. It’s vacuum insulated with a stainless steel exterior and the base has a ceramic interior. The neck piece and the base unscrew from each other for easy cleaning and adding ice. You can also mix-and-match the color of your neck piece to change up the look of the base.

Screenshot from Chill.store

This bong keeps ice cold for hours and works just like it says it’s supposed to – it delivers icy cold hits and I barely even cough when I use it.

I love that the Chill bong is made from stainless steel because that means I never have to worry about breaking it. I can have it forever! Although it’s made from a durable material, the weight of the bong with water in it is a little less than my similarly-sized glass bong with water.

Would you try this bong?

Sour Josh Flower from Cannabist

Sour Josh is a 50/50 hybrid strain whose parents are “Sour Diesel Bx2 and Josh D, the encounter between San Fernando Valley OG x Triangle Kush x Hells Angel OG” according to one source. This strain was going for $48 for an eighth (3.5 grams) of Tier 1 flower.

The smell is pungent and floral with some spiciness. The nugs are large and fluffy, a dark green with yellow-orange hairs.

The effects from this strain could be described as mildly sedating, with a positive increase in mood. The buds were sticky when I went to pull them apart for grinding. I’m enjoying this strain’s mellowing effects.

THC percentage: 21.8%

Terpenes: Limonene, Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Linalool

Price: $48/eighth

Fluent Sour Diesel Flower

Sour Diesel is a strain we’ve probably all heard of by this point: it’s a sativa with reportedly “dreamy, cerebral, fast-acting and energizing” effects according to Leafly. Its parent strains are Chemdawg and Super Skunk.

Fluent is a dispensary or MMTC (Medical Marijuana Treatment Center) in Florida with 27 operating locations in the state. My city has two locations. I hadn’t visited Fluent in a while, so I felt like it was time.

When it came to making product selections, Sour Diesel just seemed like a good pick because it is such an iconic strain, and I tend to really enjoy sativas.

The flower

This flower came in at 18.45% THC and 0.043% CBD. It was $45 for an eighth (3.5 grams).

It has a pungent smell that reminds me of diesel and pine. The color is a frosty bright green with light orange hairs. The nugs are pretty small, with some medium sized ones included.

The effects

I’d say this sativa has uplifting and energizing effects for me. I’ve been smoking it exclusively today so far and I’m feeling wide awake and ready to keep on going with my day. I can see why this strain is popular. It’s kind of a perfect sativa.

Have you tried Sour Diesel? Do you like sativa strains?

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For more info on Fluent or to order, go to getfluent.com

Cannabist whole flower – Platinum Gorilla, Painter’s OG, and Red Bullz

In my experience, Cannabist brings some excellent flower to the Florida medical marijuana market. Whether you’re looking for a sativa, indica or hybrid, chances are Cannabist will have some great options for you.

I recently tried three different strains: Platinum Gorilla, Painter’s OG, and Red Bullz.

Red Bullz

I reviewed the strain Red Bullz in this post, so feel free to go and check that out.

Platinum Gorilla

Platinum Gorilla is a pure indica, according to Cannabist’s website. I find that this strain has a relaxing effect on the body, locking you to the couch after smoking or vaping it. The mental effect is also relaxing. THC: 16.66%

Painter’s OG

Painter’s OG is some of the best looking flower I’ve bought from a dispensary in a while. The nugs are big, and well-trimmed. This is a cross between OG Kush x Afghan x Bubba’s Gift and it’s an indica-dominant strain. Terpenes in this strain include Linalool, Beta-Caryophyllene, Bisabolol, and Limonene. The effects this strain has on me are mildly uplifting, with reduced anxiety and increased energy. I have been enjoying this strain. THC: 15.6%

Have you tried Cannabist flower?

My top 3 favorite medical cannabis products recently (besides flower)

1. Dissolvable Powder from Cannabist

The dissolvable powder from Cannabist is a THC drink mix made with cannabis-infused sugar. Whether you’re at home or on the go, drinking your THC is a super subtle way to medicate. The dissolvable powder is sweet, so keep that in mind when mixing it with liquids besides water. I personally prefer water but might play around with mixing it into mocktails this afternoon. Each container comes with 10 packets which each have 10mg of THC. The dissolvable powder comes in several flavors; I think the raspberry is my favorite one.

2. Trulieve & Muse Live Suga

The Live Suga from Trulieve is a cannabis concentrate made with hydrocarbon extraction and fresh flower. It is a grainy, not-sticky concentrate that is pretty easy to work with (except when it falls off of your dabber). My favorite strain that I’ve tried so far is Space Age Cake, an indica.

3. Cannabist CO2 vape cartridges with cannabis-derived terpenes

The CO2 vape cartridges from Cannabist have cannabis-derived terpenes. These cartridges’ vapor is so smooth to inhale, it’s a refreshing departure from vape cartridges of the past in the Florida medical marijuana market. Earlier vape cartridges made with ethanol extraction seemed to be harsher. CO2 seems like one of the best extraction methods for carts; in my experience, the CO2 carts I’ve tried have always been pretty dang good. The cannabis-derived terpenes in these carts make them that much better.

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Have you tried any of the products mentioned in this post?

Cannabist CO2 Vape Cartridge – Red Bullz

CO2 vape cartridge from Cannabist in the strain Red Bullz

After trying the CO2 vape cartridge from Cannabist in the strain Tangie & Cream, I knew I needed to try more of the CO2 cartridges. The next one I tried was Red Bullz, a hybrid strain bred from parent strains Grape Gasoline and White Runtz. The description of this strain on Cannabist’s website says the “scent is reminiscent of spicy vanilla and fruit with grape undertones with a taste is sweet and gassy with hints of black pepper.”

To me, the taste of this cartridge’s vapor is earthy and slightly fruity, with those hints of black pepper shining through. The effects I feel from this cartridge live somewhere between uplifted energy and mental relaxation. My thoughts slow down and I feel like I can get through any task that comes my way when I use this cart. If you’re the type of person who can be medicated on the job, this would be a good workday strain. I could also see this being great for late nights if you want to stay up and enjoy the night, or work late.

Red Bullz is good for day or night

You can’t go wrong with cannabis-derived terpenes, which the CO2 vapes from Cannabist have.

Have you tried the CO2 vape cartridges from Cannabist?

Cannabist CO2 Vape Cartridge – Tangie & Cream

Vape cartridges are a key part of my medical cannabis usage. You can take them with you anywhere; all you need is a vape battery and you’re on your way to getting medicated.

When it comes to choosing a vape cartridge, I look for two things: the extraction method it’s made with, and the strain of flower that it comes from. For this cartridge, the extraction method is CO2 and the strain is Tangie & Cream.

I always liked Tangie & Cream flower from Cannabist, so I was excited to try it in vape format. This cart is smooth to inhale, with very little coughing involved. The taste and smell is that of fresh oranges, making the cartridge pleasant to use. I would buy this cart again in the future, and I plan on trying some other strains of CO2 carts from Cannabist.

Have you tried Cannabist in Florida (or one of the other states they operate in)?