Should I buy black-market cannabis or only legal weed? - Newt Trallgood
I hear you. It is important to support legal cannabusinesses, but cannabis clubs have to close by 10pm. What do you do if you want a joint at 11? The black market has a solution. What do you do if you are in a prohibited area and you want some weed? The black market is more than willing to help you. What if you require a large amount of cannabis for your medical needs and you can’t afford the high prices (and taxes) at a dispensary? The gray market holds weekly “sessions,” sort of a farmers market for people with letters of recommendation from a doctor, and have everything you need at low prices.
Weed has only been fully legal in California for a year and a half. I am sure the Bureau of Cannabis Control (and the 7 percent of California cities and counties still prohibiting weed) will eventually get it together and we will have a statewide, open-late, consumer-friendly, legal cannabis system. Until then, the black and gray markets will remain part of this industry.
Does a stronger smell necessarily mean a more potent strain? - Johnny O’Factophilia
Nope. THC is odorless. However, a strong smell indicates good fresh terpenes, which are what gives weed its flavor and some side effects. Also, weed should smell like weed, and not hay or chlorophyll. I always advise folks to follow their nose when it comes to picking a good weed, and lots of dispensaries have samples available for customers to sniff.
What’s the best alcoholic drink to pair with weed? - Stoney Boozer
This is a difficult question. Mixing cannabis and alcohol – “getting crossfaded” – can be pleasant. But if you do too much, you get the spins and vomiting and no one wants that. So with moderation in mind (a good rule of thumb is to get stoned before drinking), I like a Chocolate Hashberry joint paired with scotch on the rocks. The smokiness of the scotch and mild sweetness of the Hashberry make a great pair. And citrus flavors (Tangie, Lemon Haze, etc.) are great with lagers, IPAs and sunny days. Blueberry goes well with a good Malbec, but indicas and red wines will probably put you right to sleep. If any readers have favorite booze and weed combos, let me know.