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So, we we’re asked “Can one simple cannon(ball) sink a pirate ship?” Now, this is a very intriguing question in our opinion. It doesn’t have anything to do with marijuana. It really isn’t even a myth. But, we suspect that whoever asked this question was undoubtedly under the influence of God’s blessed herb.
So, where to begin. We don’t own a cannon, and that is probably for the best. And, if we had a pirate ship. It is much more likely we would be shooting cannons at other ships than our own, just saying. But, it is important to remember that this is the 21st century. A time in which we still have pirates and where practically everything has been figured out, except maybe the speed of dark and who really built the pyramids.
Fortunately, someone has figured out if cannonballs could sink wooden ships. And this great-wizard-of-the-ancient-world’s name is Yaacov Kahanov, a professor at the University of Haifa in Israel. He found that cannon fire could penetrate wooden hulled ships, and that slower moving cannonballs actually did more damage to a ship’s hull than a faster moving cannon ball.
Let’s assume a cannon was fired. Before hitting its target it dipped into the water, and the impact with the water slowed the cannonball down slightly. Then, it made impact with the wooden hull of its target while under water. It seems very likely that one sole cannonball could in fact sink a ship.
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You know there is quite a bit of controversy surrounding the topic of marijuana overdose, despite there having been no reported cases ever. Frankly, we just don’t think its possible and neither do 9 out of our 10 visitors. It might be possible that someone with an allergy to marijuana could die from ingesting it, however due to its legal status in many places there has been little research conducted on a marijuana allergy. It is a plant, some people are allergic to certain plants, it only makes sense that certain people would be allergic to marijuana. And of course, everyone has heard the old urban legend, “You can overdose on weed if you smoke your weight.” The Merck Index lists the LD50 (dosage of a certain chemical which will kill half of a population given that dosage) of pure THC to be 42 mg per kg of body weight for rats when the THC is inhaled. What does this mean for us? The lesson I learned is, if you have pure THC, please, don’t waste it getting rats high.
Now, let’s make some assumptions with this Merck Index LD50 of 42mg/kg. So, let’s assume we have a 75kg person (165 lbs) and that this LD50 also applies to humans, that gives us 3150 mg or 3.15 g. But, even hash oil isn’t pure THC, neither is hash, nor is weed itself. Assuming that you have the best hash oil in the world and it is 90% pure, you would need to smoke 3.5 grams in order to have a 50% chance of dying. Assuming you have some awesome hash and it is 70% pure, you would need to smoke 4.5 grams in order to have a 50% chance of dying. And lastly, assuming you have some top shelf weed from a dispensary and it has a 20% purity, you would need to smoke 15.75 grams in order to give yourself a 50% chance of dying.
Personally, I’ll stick with these numbers and assume that they are correct and that all the assumptions are correct. I still think it is impossible to overdose on marijuana, because 99.9% of people (in my opinion) would be fast asleep before smoking 3.5 grams of hash oil, 4.5 grams of hash, or 15.75 grams of pot. Anyone who could smoke more than these amounts has likely built up a tolerance to THC ala Johnny Depp in his roles as George Jung in the movie Blow.
So, where does this leave us. Well let’s start with the basics, it’s impossible to overdose on marijuana. But, if you could effectively smoke your body weight in a short period of time without falling asleep you maybe will die. Seeing as you can’t, there’s really nothing to worry about unless you are allergic. Of course if you are allergic to marijuana, you are probably allergic to the pollen and would be perfectly fine inhaling marijuana smoke. But, that’s enough of what we have to say. Vote in our poll, and feel free to posts any comments or questions you may have. If you are going to attempt to smoke your weight in marijuana, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org as we would like to help document, administer, and participate in your experiment.
To start, it is possible to turn marijuana purple by lowering the temperatures in your grow room during the flowering stage of growth. In some cases it can be simpler than that and won’t require anything. In others, turning your weed purple won’t be possible.
Now, you can turn weed whatever color you want using food coloring, but we don’t recommend this method and it won’t increase the potency of your bud. Many florists dye their flowers different colors by simply adding food coloring to the water they are sitting in after they have been cut. Right after you cut down one of your plants, you could stick the branches in colored or even flavored water to produce a similar effect. We might be more inclined to experiment with flavors over anything else, but we still do not recommend messing with your bud in this manner. Remember, it won’t increase the potency and purple pot doesn’t necessarily guarantee high potency either.
The reason some strains of marijuana turn purple is the same reason why some trees leaves turn colors in the fall, why red grapes are purple, why a blood orange is so red, why an eggplant is purple, why blueberries are blue, and why black raspberries are black. This phenomenon is caused by the occurrence of something known as anthocyanin accumulation which causes anthocyanin to build up within plants. While chlorophyll is what gives weed and plants in general their green color, anthocyanin is what makes weed purple, and carotenoid is what will make weed yellow or gold. CLICK HERE FOR MORE GROW GUIDES
If your plant has the genetics which make it prone to anthocyanin accumulation, you can make it turn purple by dropping the temperatures in the growing environment down below 50 degrees Fahrenheit when the light is off. During flower you should be on a 12-12 cycle or something very close. Some plants will turn purple without such a drastic drop in temperatures, and like I said before, for some plants it just isn’t possible.
You can also experiment with nutrients from your local hydroponic supply store. They may have something that can turn any weed purple, but we have not had the time to test all of these products.
In the end, you need to realize that turning your weed purple won’t make it any better. The reason that most purple bud is so good is because the people who have been growing pot long enough to master the trick of turning bud purple don’t want to mess around growing anything but the dankest of headies. On the other hand, you may have smoked purple bud which was not very good at all. Some strains will turn purple no matter what you do to them, and an inexperienced grower could have grown some Mexican brick weed quality ganja which just happens to be purple. Definitely quite unlikely though.
If you choose to try your luck at turning your plants purple, just remember several things. First, look for the purpling to occur about two weeks before you plan to harvest. This could be anywhere from about 7 to 10 weeks into the flowering stage of growth. And, with this in mind, don’t do the temperature drop at night until the plant is in flowering, even up to 3 to 4 weeks after. Your plant will turn purple before you intend it to, which is one of the plants signs that it is being stressed. The cold temperatures are stressful on your plant, and as a result will likely result in a slightly smaller yield of slightly smaller quality than if you hadn’t dropped the temperature every night. If you’ve read this far into the article, you’re probably very adamant about turning your weed purple, and nothing I say will convince you otherwise. So, I’m not going to try.
Good luck in your endeavors. Follow our directions and if the cards are in your favor you will get purple weed. Remember, it is partially controlled by genetics so don’t give up if you don’t succeed on your first try. And, when you harvest your plants, feel free to send us a sample. Thanks.
So, awhile back one of you asked if you could get high off of tea made by boiling marijuana stems in water. When we asked you what you thought about, 37% of the responses said that there was not a chance in hell that this would work, 34% were unsure, and only 29% thought that this could work. Well, we’re here with an answer for you that some of you might not like to hear.
It doesn’t work, there’s not a chance in hell that you can get high off of “stem tea”. This came as a real disappointment to us, but we got over it pretty quickly.
So, if you want to make a drink you can get high off of, follow the directions below. And, sorry we’ve been holding out on you for so long. We busted this myth a while back, but thought it would be most appropriate to release the results on Drinko, I mean Cinco, de Mayo.
You see, THC does not dissolve in water. However, it does dissolve in fat and alcohol. That’s why you can make cannabutter, because butter contains lots of fat molecules for the THC to bond with. But, there is also a concoction known as “green dragon”, which uses alcohol to bond with the THC instead of fat. Now, don’t be disappointed if you’re not 21 yet and can’t get your hands on any alcohol, we have a method that is practical for stoners of all ages.
Now, you are obviously going to need some type of alcohol to do this yourself. Everclear works best, moonshine would be even better if you have it, Bacardi 151, you need something with very high alcohol content. The higher the alcohol content the easier it is, and the more potent brew you will end up with. Now, here’s something I bet you didn’t know. You can get 166 proof (that means 83%) alcohol at any major grocery store in the United States, even if you aren’t 21. You need to go to the baking aisle and get McCormick’s Pure Lemon Extract, but don’t drink it. Now, because that was said of course someone is going to drink it, so when that happens; post a comment so we know how miserable it was. For the rest of the post we are going to use the term extract, if you choose to use everclear or whatever just substitute that every where we say extract.
You’re going to need about one ounce of extract for every gram of weed you plan to use. Grind up your weed and place it on a plate, microwave it for 10 seconds, four times, allowing it to cool to room temperature between each time you zap it. Take the extract and pour it in a coffee mug or measuring cup and stir in your weed, after its been microwaved. Don’t microwave the extract.
You need to create a double boiler, which means place the mug or measuring cup in a pot of boiling water. Make sure the water doesn’t pour into the mug, and let the mixture heat up. If the extract starts to boil, take the pot off the heat, let it cool, and then put it back on the heat. You don’y want the extract to boil, you want it to be just under boiling. If you have a thermometer keep the extract at 165 degrees Fahrenheit, if not just makes sure it doesn’t boil. After its been on the heat for 20 minutes, take it off and let it cool down. Filter it with a coffee filter or paper towel, and then admire your creation. It will be very green, your very own green dragon. We recommend that you mix the green dragon with another beverage for your taste buds sake, but we don’t judge. Drink it however you want, and let the good times roll.
If anyone needs any clarification on any of this process, send us an email or post a comment below. We wish everyone a very green Cinco de Mayo. And, hope that you all enjoy your new favorite drink.
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So the myths are coming in quick. Make sure you answer the polls, before we start busting any myths we’re trying to see what the world thinks. The second myth that has been presented to us is in regards to weed tea. I can’t wait to start busting some of these myths. Well anyway, let us know what you think.