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Old Hippie’s Complete Guide To AVB

AVB (Already Vaped Bud, a.k.a. ABV (Already Been Vaped) and even “Vape Poo” by some people) is the shorthand term for cannabis that’s already been used in a vaporizer. You’ve already helped your medical condition, or gotten high with it, by using it the first time. And as they say on TV…but wait, there’s more! AVB will […]

Thinking Outside The Box

Yet one more minor emergency, this one caused by cannabis. So I loaded up my MFLB with a mix of ATF and Sour Diesel, and fired it up for my nominal two tokes using a freshly-charged battery. I was trying to be very cautious because I’ve had some problems in the past getting a wee […]

This Would Be The Day That I Died

It’s exactly one year since I had a massive heart attack and double cardiac arrest (and no, I’m not originally from Gallifrey), which was triggered by food poisoning from some badly-stored sushi. Everything in my life (other than finances…oh well) has gotten better since then; even my outlook on life, but especially my health, since […]

We Are Patients, Not Potheads

(Note: This article is dedicated to LAD, who has selflessly helped me many times, in far more important ways than she can imagine; and to Norman Smith, a patient now facing death because a bunch of ignorant bureaucrats don’t know the difference between patients and potheads.) I use marijuana several times a day. Every day. But I am […]

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How To Make a Kief Press

Of course, first you must understand what kief is and why you’d want to press it…! If you’re looking for what I call the “goodies” (THC, CBD, and the other cannabinoids) from the cannabis plant, the most concentrated amount of them are on the tiny, stalk-like trichomes or resin glands found on the flowers. These […]

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The Secret Of Old Hippie’s Special Blend Of Marijuana Strains

Cannabis, used as a medicine, is unlike most other medicines. Not just because it can help people with so many different conditions, not just because a bunch of ignorant or corrupt politicians have been insanely suppressing it for 75 years, but because it’s absolutely necessary for the patient to take an active role in his […]

Old Hippie Kenobi

Ask Old Hippie: Should I Smoke An Indica Or Sativa?

Dear Old Hippie: Now that medical marijuana strains are finding their way to people in less-enlightened states, even back alley dealers are claiming their weed to be “genuine Super Sour Diesel Sufferin’ Succotash Lazy Hazy Kush” or whatever. WTF does any of this mean to someone who just wants to know how it will make […]

Old Hippie Kenobi

Ask Old Hippie: What’s The Best Strain For Me?

Dear Old Hippie: First off, thank you for all the great information you give. After two years of taking every pill on the pharmaceutical market, my doctor finally signed my paperwork to get my Medical Marijuana recommendation. I used to smoke in the past, but have not smoked any weed for at least two years now. Now that […]