Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Medical Marijuana: The Cure for Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome affects around 10% of the population. Symptoms include itchy, tingly, prickly, or otherwise restless feeling in the legs. While there is no cure for RLS, current treatments include drugs such as benzodiazepines, anticonvulsants, narcotic pain relievers, and dopaminergic drugs, all of which have considerable side effects and minimal effectiveness.
For obvious reasons, RLS and insomnia often go hand in hand. A friend of mine who had long suffered from insomnia began suffering from RLS in her late twenties. She had often treated her insomnia with medical marijuana, either through smoking or edibles. She soon realized that the medical marijuana she had been using to treat insomnia also seemed lessen the symptoms of her RLS. 

"Now, when I wake up with RLS, I immediately reach for my medical marijuana, and by the time I start to feel the effects I'm back asleep."

While there are no clinical studies regarding the use of medical marijuana to treat RLS, some people swear by it. Depending on when your RLS usually occurs you may experiment with different methods of treatment. If your RLS usually comes on just before bed, you may want to try edibles an hour before bedtime. If you usually wake up in the middle of the night with RLS, smoking might have a more immediate effect. Experiment for yourself and see what works best!

Monday, April 13, 2015

13 Man Cave Must Haves

Are you a recently married man? Are your kids taking over your house and your life? Even if you've just moved out of your mom's basement and in with your new girl friend, every man needs a little space to call his own. An estrogen-free sanctuary. A place to hangout with your buddies, drink, smoke, play games, watch porn, etc. Here is a list of must-have items for your man cave.

New or used, pool tables are a great addition to any man cave provided there is enough space in your refuge.

The mythic kegerator was once the dream of every frat boy. Now that you have your own dwelling, and possibly even a steady job, treat yourself to a cold draft beer or two from your own tap. Add a CO2 tank to keep the beer fresh for months.

A felt topped card table is a must. Great for late night poker games or other board games like Axis and Allies or Scrabble.

Everyone need a tacky wall-mounted bottle opener, but your irrational wife will most likely be against mounting it anywhere in the kitchen. Keep the kitchen a happy place for her to perform her womanly duties and mount one of these in your man cave instead. Maybe she'll surprise you with some snacks for you and your friends.

 Nothing says man cave like a large obtrusive rarely played table game in the middle of the room. Whether it's bubble hockey, air hockey, or foosball, you and your friends will certainly get a lot of use out of it the first couple hours after you assemble it.

 Every den needs a comfortable place to sit down and relax. An over-sized sofa, preferably with built-in recliners, will make watching movies and playing video games that much better, as well as providing a place to crash when your friends get too drunk to drive home.

So you never started that band you and your friends always talked about. That's no reason not to have an electric guitar and amplifier in your man cave. Keep some other instruments around in case you and your buddies are feeling creative. Just be sure not to wake the neighbors.

Good glassware is key. You're not going to serve $50 a bottle single malt scotch out of those free glasses you got at 7 Eleven are you?

Whether you're watching movies, porn, surfing the internet, or playing video games, a new smart TV is all you need.

 A top of the line gaming system will bring hours of entertainment, or bust out that old vintage system in the back of your closet for a little nostalgia.

Add a little flair to your man cave with some vintage tin signs. Some old favorites include signs for guns, beer, whiskey, cowboys, brothels and gambling establishments.

You should always keep a nice selection of single malt whiskeys in your man cave.  Man can not live on beer alone.

If smoking a little herb for enjoyment or medicinal value is one of your man cave rituals, the Kashtray is the perfect accessory. It simply is the best ashtray for people who smoke pipes, and it works great with vaporizers as well.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Mentholated Joint (A New Way to Smoke Weed)

So I stumbled upon this the other day. I still don't have a name for it, so please leave your suggestions.

First you roll a joint as you normally would. Then, put the joint in one of those resealable super-minty chewing gums, like Airwaves, for example. Generally this kind of gum has eucalyptus and menthol in the candy coating. Menthol and eucalyptus are widely used in medicine to clear the head and nasal passages tend to reduce the symptoms of nasal congestion and colds. Leave the joint sealed up in the pack, with or without the gum, for at least a half a day, or better yet, for several days. When you smoke the joint, you will experience a cooling sensation in you mouth, throat, and lungs, similar to a menthol cigarette. It's a surprisingly pleasant new way to smoke your favorite strain of marijuana. Give it a try, and let me know what you think. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Origins of the Term "Cashed"

Recently someone asked me where the name "Kashtray" came from. Kashtray is actually a play on words, combining the words cash or cashed, and ashtray.  It's a befitting name, as the Kashtray is an ashtray you use when your bowl is cashed. I decided to use a "K" instead of a "C" because I thought it looked better, and also to avoid confusion with the tray of a cash register.  

This got me to thinking, where did the term "cashed" come from anyway?

Marijuana smokers use the term "cashed" to refer to a bowl of marijuana which has been smoked to the point of ash. The term "cashed" can be used as an adjective, meaning empty or used up. For example: "This bowl is cashed." It can also be used as a verb, meaning to empty. For example: "Cash out that bowl and pack another."

Cashed can also refer other things that are depleted. A few non-marijuana related examples are: "This bag of chips is cashed." or "After a long day of work, I was cashed." The former meaning empty and the latter meaning tired.

The term "cash point" refers to the point at which a bowl of weed is considered to be cashed or finished, and in need of being emptied or repacked. The cash point of a bowl is heavily debated, as some smokers will smoke a bowl until all that remains is a fine gray ash, while other believe a bowl to be cashed when it no longer tastes good or even when no green remains. A person's ideal cash point may vary from day to day and is often dictated by one's financial situation or availability of said herb.

So what about the origin of the word "cashed" with reference to marijuana paraphernalia?

According to thefreedictionary.com, cash, when used as a verb, means to exchange for or convert into ready money, for example, "cash a check". Likewise, to cash out something means to dispose of an asset or investment for profit, for example, "cash out your stocks". The slang term, cash in,  meaning to die, comes from the expression "cash in your chips", which is what you do when you're finished gambling. The slang use of the term "cash" or "cashed" in smoking circles is therefore thought to have derived from either "cash out", meaning sell, exchange, or dispose of, or from "cash in", meaning to die or to be finished. Of course no one wants to hit a bowl that is finished or dead, and when you "cash out a bowl" you would most certainly like to exchange the ash that's in it for something green. 

Sometimes the word "cached" is mistakenly used to mean used up or finished. However, according to thefreedictionary.com, a cache is a hiding place used especially for storing provisions, a store of goods or valuables concealed in a hiding place, or a fast storage buffer in the central processing unit of a computer, for example, "cache memory"When used as a verb, the term cache means to hide or store in such a place. However, in most cases a cashed bowl is neither hidden nor stored, the term "cached bowl" is, therefore, incorrect.

There are several other words smokers use to mean used up, empty, or cashed. Depending on your location and the age of your smoking buddies, you may have heard words such as kicked, done, killed, dead, spent, burnt, beat, toasted, pooched, dusted, or simply out, to describe a bowl of marijuana that is no longer worthy of hitting.

Now that you know why your bowl is cashed, or at least why you say it's cashed, the question is: What do you do with it when it is cashed? For that, the good people at Ingenious Imports have devised a tool that helps remove ash from a cashed bowl and is, at the same time, a receptacle for this unwanted material. The Kashtray features a handmade and beautifully glazed ceramic body, a tapered metal cleaning pin, and a handsome rubber base to protect your furniture. The Kashtray is one of those products that is, at first, a luxury, then a habit, and before long, a necessity. Once you own a Kashtray you will wonder how you ever got by without one.

The Kashtray: When your bowl is cashed...it's got your ash.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Top Ten Stoner Gifts Ideas

There's a nip in the air and this year's harvest is dry, that can only mean one thing...it's time for the Top Ten Stoner Gift ideas of 2012. This year's class contains the best smoking accessories we could find for every budget, arranged from lowest to highest in price for your convenience. So whether your favorite stoner has been naughty, nice, or a little bit of both, we're sure one of these will make the perfect gift.

Spliffs, by Nick Jones
A celebration of cannabis culture, Spliffs, by Nick Jones, is an authority on all aspects of the marijuana counter culture. Fully illustrated with full-color photographs and drawings throughout, this book has  information on different varieties of weed and hash, recipes, famous users, paraphernalia, and the influence of marijuana on music, movies, media, and literary and comic book culture.  
$10.42 + Shipping
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Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible

Marijuana Horticulture
The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible by Jorge Cervantes is probably the most complete book on growing marijuana ever written and makes a great gift for the stoner interested in growing. The books credits list more than 300 contributors and has 512 full color pages and over 1000 full color photographs and illustrations.
$19.77 + Shipping
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Kashtray New Colors

The Kashtray 
The ashtray for people who smoke weed. Inspired by necessity and enhanced through design, the Kashtray is the solution to the pipe smoker’s most common problem – how to clean out your pipe. Made of beautifully glazed, high quality ceramic, the Kashtray is functional, attractive, and a must-have for all pipe and vaporizer smokers.
$19.99 Delivered
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Everyone needs clothes, right? The SEED-TEE-LION from Seedless, is shown here, but anything by Seedless is sure to please the stoner on your shopping list.
$22.99 + Shipping
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Marijuana Hemp Leaf Toaster
Giving new meaning to the phrase wake n' bake, this marijuana hemp leaf toaster is the perfect gift for the stoner out there who has everything, everything except a marijuana hemp leaf toaster, that is.
$35 + Shipping
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Mendo Mulcher Grinder
The Mendo Mulcher grinder is one of the best grinders on the market today. Made in Mendocino County, USA, the Mendo Mulcher grinder also has more teeth than any other grinder on the market today. Even the smallest herbs cannot escape its awesome grinding power. Seen here is the 2" Vap Grinder with 190 micron screen.
$44.95 + Shipping
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Armilon Capsule Pipe
This is light-weight, efficient and discreet, a perfect gift for the stoner who enjoys outdoor activities. The retractable bowl allows you to load and go and snuff out your bowl between hits. What's more, the Capsule will never clog due to its ingenious DrawFORCE Filter™ technology that’s specifically designed to capture ash, and hot tar.
$49.99 Delivered
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Without a doubt one of the finest smoking tools around, the Incredipipe is simple, sleek, and very effective. The Incredibowl m420 (Mini), seen here, shares the same design as the larger i420 in a smaller, more compact package. and comes in red, black, royal blue and green.
$69.99 Delivered
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Wolf Productions Rolling Tray
Every stoner needs a stash box. Known as the T4, the deluxe golden maple rolling tray is the king of rolling trays! The T4 has a sifting compartment for extracting the very best out of your material as well as a latch, lock and key mechanism to help you keep your weed and smoking accessories safe and secure.
$ 80.00 + Shipping
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G Pen
The G Pen is one of the most modern smoking accessories on the market. This portable vaporizer, powered by an advanced lithium ion battery, is compact, discreet, and ready to use. As seen here, each G Box comes with a G Pen, G Tank, G Tool, USB Charger with an AC adapter, and two essential oil containers.
$100 + Shipping
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Top Ten Stoner Gifts Under $20

It's that time of year again and you need to find that perfect gift for your favorite stoner. Unfortunately, you recently lost your job and you're living in your mom's basement again. Money is tight, but don't fret. We've done the work for you (you lazy bastard) and found the ten best stoner gifts under $20.

American Weigh Digital Pocket Scale
Convenient and accurate. Weighs up to 1000 grams by 0.1 gram increments.
$9.70 + Shipping
The Original Dugout One-Hitter
You've seen them. You've used them. One of the most discreet and efficient ways to smoke weed. Even if you have twenty pipes, you need to have one of these.
$12.90 + Shipping
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Kashtray New Colors
The Kashtray
The Kashtray is an ashtray made specifically for people who smoke weed. The ceramic base is easy to clean and the metal cleaning pin effectively cleans out even the most stubborn ash.
$19.99 Delivered
Authentic Chromium Crusher 2.5'' 4pc CNC Herbal Tobacco Herb Aluminum Grinder Silver W/ LIFE TIME WARRANTY!
Authentic Chromium Crusher
This 2.5", 4 Piece herb grinder comes with a lifetime warranty.
$19.95 + Shipping
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Can Safe Arizona Ice Tea

Discreet and safe, a great place to hide your weed or other smoking paraphernalia. They come in several other styles as well, such as Coca Cola, WD-40, shaving cream, engine oil, etc.
 $11.99 + Shipping

The revolutionary lighter accessory that keeps your pipe clean while on the go.
$5.99 + Shipping
Rolling Papers
Different colors, different sizes, different flavors. Get a variety pack and smoke a different jay every day.
$3 to $6 + Shipping

Hand Blown Glass Tobacco Pipe Rainbow Stripe Pyrex

Hand Blown Glass

This hand blown glass tobacco pipe with rainbow stripes is made from durable pyrex glass on the Oregon coast. Very colorful and unique. All pipes are hand made, so each one will vary slightly. Other styles are available.
$20 + Shipping
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Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible

Marijuana Horticulture by Jorge Cervantes
One of the most complete books about growing marijuana that you will find. Novice and expert growers can both learn something from this book.
$19.77 + Shipping

The gift of weed is always appreciated. With so many kinds to choose from, just choose the right amount for your budget. Truly the gift that keeps on giving.
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Ashtrays for Pipes: Product Comparison

There are a lot of ashtrays for pipes out there. Although we are partial to the Kashtray, we wanted to give our readers and potential customers the chance to compare what's on the market today. We are confident that the Kashtray is the best ashtray for pipes out there. Take a look and choose for yourself.

Name: Debowler
Material: plastic
Pros: cheap, cheap, cheap
Cons: plastic melts, cleaning pin too big to be effective on some bowls, potentially dangerous
Price: $5 + shipping
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Name: Smashtray
Material: silicone
Pros: safe, won't break glass pipes
Cons: no cleaning pin makes it difficult to remove stubborn ash
Price: $15
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Name: Kashtray
Material: ceramic base, metal pin
Pros: looks great, effective cleaning pin, easy to clean
Cons: breakable, potentially dangerous, your friends will be jealous
Price: $20 (includes shipping)
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Name: Tap Dat Ash
Material: silicone
Pros: safe, won't break glass pipes
Cons: no cleaning pin makes it difficult to remove stubborn ash
Price: $19.95 + shipping
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Name: Peterson Pipe Ashtray
Material: ceramic and cork
Pros: looks great, also works well for cigarettes, cigars, and joints
Cons: breakable, no cleaning pin makes it difficult to remove stubborn ash
Price: $30 + shipping
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