|The females flower tops are by far the most potent part of the cannabis plant. Thanks to growers all around the world ther are tousands of strains and varieties - the quality, strength and nature of whic h can differ enormously. This has lead to the rise of the weed 'connoisseur' who will say things like: "Oh my, what a subtle sativa!" or "Talk about 'bouquet' and 'body'. Avoid these people if you possible can.|
Bud really needs to be combined with tobacco, leaf or an other herbal smoking mixture to allow it to 'breath' in the joint. The Hybread varieties whaich are genetically bread for extreme potency should used spar ingly until the user is familiar with, and can predict, their effects.
|Cannabis leaf is a common ingredient in commercial weed. If you can stand the slightly acrid taste, some leaf, - especially that from the top of a flowering female plant - can by surprisingly potent. On ly use well-cured leaves and remove any stems bofore crumbling them into the mix. The larger 'sun' leaves from around the lower part of the plant are too harsh for use in joint-rolling and are best left for the water pipe.|
|Hshish comes in many different forms from hard and rocky Lebanese to soft and oily Nepalese. As with all Cannabis there is a huge variation in quality. There very best Hashish is made by rubbing the sti cky resin from flowering-tops. Most however, contains processed plant material and binding agents and the worst is adulterated with chemicals. Hash is normaly heated with a flame, crumbled into a powder and then mixed with tobacco or herbal smoking mixt ures. Good Hashish should catch ligth and crumble with ease. Alternativley, very soft Hash can be rolled into thin 'sausages' and placed along the legth of the joint.|
Never over-fill joints with Hash, or uses large chunks - it will burn badly and much will be wasted. A brief spell in the microwave will give you a perfect Hash and tobacco blend.
|Genuine resin oil is very hard to come by but, if you can get it, thre real Mcoy is incredibly potent. It comes in the form of a black, brown or transparent oily fluid which is smeared across the rolling papers or blended into the mix.|
|Tobacco is the main ingredient in virtualy all joints rooled in Europe. When used with Hasish or strong bud it allows the cannabis to burn properly and improves the taste of the smoke. The down side of addiction and respirtory disesae have lead increscing numbers to reject tobacco entirely.|
|Legal highs have come a long way in the last few years. Although claims of effects comperable to the 'real thing' are usually false there are many genuinly psycho-active and therapeutic herbs which can b e used as ingredients in a smoking mix. Legal smoking mixtures can make a good alternative to tabacco and are the only option for smokers seeking a buzz under cannabis prohibition. There is some evidence that certain herbs can amplify the effects of mor e psycho-active substances.|
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