LOL: Laugh Out Loud – 420 Event at Stash Dispensaries

“LOL: Laugh Out Loud” is not just a comedy show; it’s an experience. Blending humor with the laid-back vibes of cannabis culture, this event promises an evening of relaxation, laughter, and community.

Set against the backdrop of 4/20, this special gathering hosted by Stash Dispensaries – Orland Hills and presented by Verano features a lineup of talented comedians ready to entertain and delight. 🌿✨

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Event Details:

  • When: April 20, 2024
  • Where: Stash Dispensaries – Orland Hills
  • Doors Open: 3:30 PM
  • Show Time: 5:00 PM
  • Address: 9545 167th St Orland Hills, IL 60648

Note: Guests are encouraged to arrive early as the show will start at exactly 5:00 PM. Everyone needs to be seated or standing in their designated areas and quiet by showtime.

Event Highlights:

  • On-Site Cannabis Consumption: Enjoy cannabis legally in designated areas.
  • Vendor Tables: Interact with leading cannabis brands, with sampling available in certain areas.
  • Comprehensive Comedy Acts: A carefully selected lineup ensuring a variety of humor styles.

Performers Lineup:

  • Manny Garza
  • Ruben Ramirez
  • Carter Dockerty
  • Payton Ruddy
  • Tom Feeback
  • Nana Rodriguez
  • Kadeem Fuller
  • Hosted by: Kush Papi
  • Music by: DJ FAMOU5

How to Purchase Tickets and Secure Booths:

This 4/20, make your way to a comedy show like no other.

Secure your tickets or book a vendor booth by visiting [Ticket Purchase Link Here] and [Sponsorships Purchase Link Here].

Whether you’re in for the laughter, the community, or the cannabis, “LOL: Laugh Out Loud” promises an unforgettable evening.


Cannabis Terpenes: Bisabolol

The cannabis experience, at its core, can be likened to many forms of entertainment, sustenance, and even our most profound relationships.

There’s a uniting overlap, whether you’re watching a movie, eating an entree or snack, or getting to know somebody. Nuance and depth triumph all—one note won’t do.

The relationship we have with cannabis is much the same. Most cannabis enthusiasts want more than a one-note connection with the plant and the strains it yields. 

Many people seek more than “getting high” and melting into their couch. 

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with smoking and melting into a puddle of relaxation, but that’s not all there is to cannabis. 

For instance, indulging in a strain that heightens your senses and enhances your appreciation for life’s finer things is enriching and eye-opening. Another example is a strain that inspires creativity or gives you a burst of energy.

Then, there are flavors, aromas, and odors to consider. These traits all benefit the physical act of smoking or vaping, making it a more indulgent, satisfying experience. Rather than blindly smoking, you can lose yourself in a strain’s invigorating tastes and smells.

Terpenes are integral to flavors, aromas, odors, and even our inebriated responses to cannabis. They’re prime contributors to the “entourage effect.” 

Specifically, terpenes and other components of the cannabis plant (e.g., its present cannabinoids) generate a more well-rounded experience for adult recreational users.

Bisabolol is the terpene discussed in this blog. Below, we’ll delve into the specificity of bisabolol, exploring what it adds to the cannabis strains in which it’s present.  

What Is Bisabolol?

You wouldn’t be alone in wondering, “What is bisabolol?”

Aside from being a pain to pronounce, bisabolol (aka α-Bisabolol and levomenol) is most commonly derived from the chamomile flower, favored for its soothing capabilities. 

The naturally occurring terpene is synonymous with its ability to add subtlety and depth to a cannabis strain with sweet, floral aromas. 

Bisabolol’s standing as a highly stable sesquiterpene alcohol makes it more therapeutic than most terpenes [1].

You’ll commonly find bisabolol in cosmetic products due to its skin-based anti-inflammatory properties [2].

What Does Bisabolol Do In Cannabis?

Enjoying strains rich in bisabolol is a unique experience for many cannabis enthusiasts. The terpene triggers an intense sensory experience mixed with potent therapeutic effects.

Bisabolol goes beyond the aromas and scents when found in cannabis strains. Instead, it contributes to a more profound interaction with any given set of cannabinoids. 

Most poignant with bisabolol is how it impacts the entourage effect. Bisobolol appears to be one of the most synergistic terpenes, helping activate THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids in a more nuanced manner. This helps generate a more conscious high that’s focused on relief and wellness. 

One point worth mentioning is bisabolol’s role in topical analgesics. 

Thanks to CBD-based formulas, topicals have more of a presence in the cannabis space than ever, and bisabolol has proven itself a potentially integral ingredient. 

What Is Bisabolol Good For? What Are Its Therapeutic Benefits?

Broadly speaking, bisabolol’s therapeutic properties apply to reducing depression symptoms, bolstering well-being, and even offsetting insomnia.

Furthermore, studies indicate bisabolol can aid in kidney injury treatments. Due to its antioxidant traits, the terpene has displayed protective benefits and positive efficacy for kidney conditions [3].

Bisabolol works as an analgesic pain reliever, and evidence suggests its anti-inflammatory capabilities when applied and absorbed through the skin.

Additionally, bisabolol’s anti-inflammatory properties reduce skin irritation. Further research suggests it can reduce the production of cytokines and the resulting skin inflammation without causing side effects.

Cancer treatments are another therapeutic application of bisabolol. The terpene can potentially kill leukemia cells. It’s also believed to inhibit various forms of cancer (e.g., ovarian, breast, skin, and prostate).

The therapeutic hits keep coming with bisabolol, continuing with antibacterial and antifungal effects. Its fungicidal capabilities apply to Staphylococcus aureus and other common fungal infections. 

When combined with tea tree oil, bisabolol had antimicrobial effects against halitosis (bad breath) bacteria, proving useful in oral healthcare products.

In addition to what’s already been discussed, bisabolol’s gastro-protective properties are noteworthy. Studies suggest it can offset damage to the digestive system. Bisabolol also helps protect against the gut-related side effects of the anti-inflammatory medicine diclofenac. The two might work synergistically. 

Many believe bisabolol can help offset anxiety, potentially impacting the brain’s gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors to induce relaxation.

What Strains Have Bisabolol?

Bisabolol is a relaxing terpene that contributes to a sense of blissful calm when you indulge in cannabis strains rich in it.

The Revlato 41 hybrid contains bisabolol. 

This strain’s effects include stress and pain relief. It also offers a body buzz and an uplifting sense of euphoria conducive to creativity. We’d be remiss to forget Revlato’s earthy, pine, and diesel flavors.

The Point Break hybrid also contains bisabolol.

Its orange-rind and woodsy scents and flavors are pleasant on the nose and tongue. It yields a full-bodied high that fills you with energy before you chill out and prepare to sleep. Point Break is a euphoric strain with sour, citrusy notes. 

Bisabolol And Aromatherapy

Since bisabolol is derived from chamomile, its potent aromatherapeutic qualities should come as no surprise.

Bisabolol triggers gastrointestinal tract receptors in aromatherapy, relaxing smooth muscles [4]. Plus, bisabolol oil has anticarcinogenic properties that fight malignant glioma cells

Detecting Bisabolol In Cannabis Products

The most straightforward method of detecting bisabolol in cannabis products is reading the information provided in product descriptions on websites or the packaging. 

With increasing regulations on cannabis products, dispensaries typically make this information seamlessly available because their products are lab-tested.

Still, you don’t always have the luxury of product descriptions. In this instance, smell your given strain for understated floral fragrances, chamomile, or sweet apple hints.

That said, we suggest not relying solely on your nose. Instead, rely on the expertise of in-store budtenders. Or, contact dispensaries online with inquiries. It’s best to know what’s in your cannabis before consuming it. 

Precautions And Considerations

Contact dermatitis has been reported in Europe and the US as a potential allergic response to bisabolol [5].

Unless you’re using a cannabis topical, you likely don’t need to worry about allergic responses to bisabolol.

However, precautions and concerns about terpenes and cannabis go beyond allergies. 

First and foremost, you don’t want to become dependent on any cannabis strain or terpene. Moderate use provides many therapeutic benefits—something we’re proud of at Stash. 

Conscious and responsible cannabis usage is crucial in harnessing its most wellness-boosting properties. The line between moderate and overdoing it can be crossed in an instant. Be aware of your responses and your intake. 


Bisabolol is a terpene that contributes strongly to the sensory experience of the cannabis strains in which it’s found. Furthermore, it has abundant therapeutic properties that show significant potential in improving the health of individuals dosing products containing it. 

Enjoying strains with bisabolol promises an enriching and immersive experience. 

Yet, the magic behind terpenes is their sheer number and abundance in cannabis.

To the above point, you won’t know your best blend of terpenes until you experiment (responsibly) with various strains and figure out the best balance for your needs. 

Explore Stash’s online menu to learn about a wide range of premium cannabis products rich in terpenes. You’re bound to find one strain (or a few strains) that inspires your curiosity. 

Or, you can visit one of our two Illinois locations and speak with our budtenders, who’ll steer you on the right terpene-paved path.

Alternatively, feel free to contact us online with any inquiries about terpenes, cannabinoids, or our products in general. 



Cannabis Terpenes: Humulene

A budding cannabis culture is emerging across the US in line with the rapidly spreading legalization of the plant.

Cannabis enthusiasts in green-friendly states like Illinois no longer have to hide their love in the shadows. They may profess it, study it, connect with it, and fully harness it for all its benefits and joy.

With the veil of stigma progressively vanishing, people are learning more about the cannabis plant, free to enjoy it as connoisseurs. A cannabis lover can explore the intricacies of a strain as a wine-lover does when they swish their glass around and discuss subtle notes and bouquets.

Part and parcel of this evolving appreciation for cannabis is a firmer grasp on the traits worth appreciating. 

While potency is something many recreational cannabis users value, other factors play a role in the overall fulfillingness of the experience. Colors, aromas, and flavors—derived primarily from terpene content—all impact the quality of a given strain.

Humulene is an earthy terpene present in many cannabis strains. Its effects are unique, offering a distinctive smoking or vaping experience. 

At Stash, we often advise our customers to try strains rich in humulene—we’ll explore why we do so in the article below.

What Is Humulene?

Before discussing the terpene in detail, it’s worth asking and answering the question: What is humulene?

Humulene’s primary function in plants is bolstering their defenses against agricultural pests and fungal infections [1]

Also known as alpha-caryophyllene, humulene chemically resembles beta-caryophyllene but isn’t identical. It occurs in the Humulus lupulus plant family (i.e., hops) [2]. The bitterness in humulene offsets the malty sweetness of many beers. It’s also present in basil, black pepper, sage, and ginseng [3]

Primary humulene aromas include woodsiness, spiciness, and earthiness. The taste can be bitter but balanced by an herbaceous, spicy quality.

Furthermore, humulene is a yellow-green, clear, pale liquid when separated from its natural plant material. 

What Does Humulene Do In Cannabis?

We’ve discussed humulene’s earthy bitterness, but its contributions to cannabis strains are more than that.

Even flavor and scent-wise, humulene offers versatility. It pairs differently with other terpenes, sometimes offering a citrusy or fruity odor and taste on top of its trademark floral and herbaceous aromas.

Humulene can’t interact with endocannabinoid receptors as it can’t emulate cannabinoids. However, it can contribute to the entourage effect, aiding in a more robust and immersive cannabis experience wherever it’s involved.

Generally, humulene functions best with other terpenes—a valuable part of a greater sum. 

Strains rich in humulene also have anti-pain and inflammation properties, and they can actually offset and prevent over-indulgent “munchy” sessions after smoking [4]

What Is Humulene Good For? What Are Its Therapeutic Benefits?

There is a belief that humulene produces reactive oxygen species, which function as chemicals to destroy cancer cells and inhibit tumor growth [5].

Some also think humulene offers allergy relief. It’s also in sage oil and is implemented into many traditional Chinese medicine remedies. 

Additionally, ginseng is found in humulene. In Chinese medicine, ginseng increases energy and is an antibacterial compound [6].

Humulene might have anti-asthmatic properties [7]. Humulene can also benefit Metabolism due to its appetite-suppressing capabilities when interacting with beta-caryophyllene.  

The anti-inflammatory properties are so potent in humulene that they’ve been compared to dexamethasone, a steroid recommended by the WHO [8].

Which Strains Have Humulene?

Humulene can play a role in sativas, indicas, and hybrids. It’s found in most cannabis strains, but some strains are higher than others in the terpene. 

Since humulene doesn’t directly interact with our endocannabinoid receptors, it doesn’t directly impact a “high.” Still, it’s a versatile role player in different strains.

For instance, our Gas Station Sushi sativa contains humulene and has a spicy citrus scent. It stimulates the mind and is ideal for “activity” and “chill with friends” strains. It makes you feel energetic, blissful, and creative. 

Our Candy Store hybrid is rich with alpha-humulene, unsurprisingly boasting spicy and floral notes and chockful of uplifting, soothing effects. The complex compilation of terpenes in this strain brings forth depth and nuance.

Stash’s Chem Scout indica, also possessing humulene, offers customers earthy, cake-like aromas and flavors. Additionally, it soothes, stimulates the mind, and offers pain relief, resulting in a blissful and calming experience.

Humulene’s presence in these vastly different strains shows its versatility. It enhances the effects of other terpenes to help produce high-quality cannabis that leaves a lasting impression. 

Humulene And Aromatherapy

Humulene is an essential oil component of the hops plant, found explicitly in the flowering cone. 

In fact, humulene can comprise up to 40% of the hops plants’ essential oil and is associated with the “hoppy” aroma in beer.

Humulene is in all kinds of aromatic plants worldwide. It’s present in pine trees, marsh elders, orange orchards, tobacco fields, and sunflower fields. You’ll find it in essential oils of plants such as sage, Japanese Spicebush, ginseng, ginger, and the Chinese laurel tree. It’s also present in Vietnamese coriander [9].

Identifying Humulene In Cannabis

Modern, legal cannabis is generally lab-tested and contains transparent information, such as a strain’s terpenes. Look for this information on the packaging. It should be conveyed clearly in writing.

However, information on the packaging and website product descriptions isn’t always available. Or your friends might have purchased a strain and shared it with you, removing it from its packaging. 

So, if you wish to detect humulene with the power of your nose alone, smell for spice, earthiness, and fruitiness.

You typically don’t want to rely solely on your sense of smell to detect terpenes, though. Thus,  your best bet is purchasing from trusted sources, like the team at Stash.

Our budtenders have vast knowledge of terpenes like humulene and will steer you in the right direction.

Precautions And Considerations

Contact dermatitis and asthma are associated with caryophyllene, to which humulene is connected [10].

Beyond those reasonably negligible allergy concerns, other considerations and precautions exist. 

Namely, don’t get too caught up in the potential therapeutic benefits of humulene. Yes, it can undoubtedly help you. However, the only way to maximize those benefits is through therapeutic doses.

Don’t get swayed by one exceptional cannabis experience. Less tends to be more. 

Indulging too much in any strain will inevitably dull its effects. If you double and triple down day after day, you won’t enjoy it as you once did.

Remember, too, that humulene tends to mesh with whatever strain you’re purchasing. You’ll be sleepy if it’s an indica, while a sativa will make you more alert.

Don’t apply one specific characteristic with the terpene because such assertions could lead you awry, yielding an experience you weren’t mentally prepared for. 


Humulene is a terpene with many therapeutic benefits (e.g., inflammation and appetite control), with bitter, spicy, and fruity flavors in notes.

It’s prevalent throughout most cannabis strains and contributes to the overall entourage effect of those strains.

While humulene is a dynamic terpene, it does its best work as a role player since it doesn’t interact with the endocannabinoid system. Thus, the strains containing it must be cultivated by growers who know how to harness and optimize it.

This preamble brings us to Stash Dispensary’s online menu

We’re committed to providing you with cannabis products that maximize each terpene, trichome, and all other components of a bud to improve your experience.

Want to learn more about our product offerings? Please visit one of our Illinois locations to explore our in-store selections. Or, contact us through our website with your queries. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about terpenes or anything else about our products.



Cannabis Terpenes: Linalool

Adult-use cannabis might not be legal at the federal level. However, state after state continues legalizing the sales and consumption of such products for residents 21 and over.

It’s truly a new day in the US, especially in canna-friendly areas like Illinois, the home of Stash Dispensaries’ Peru and Orland Hills locations. 

Those most familiar with cannabis are well aware of how moderation and responsible usage yield positive effects. There’s no longer any denying cannabis can provide health and wellness benefits instead of the scary outcomes spouted by anti-pot propaganda over the decades.

The usage of cannabis has ranges. It could be strictly recreational, or it could be therapeutic. 

We’re not a medical dispensary, so if you wish to purchase cannabis products for medicinal or therapeutic purposes, we suggest speaking with your licensed healthcare provider. 

With the above preamble in mind, terpenes are a component in cannabis that can enhance the recreational and therapeutic effects of a given strain. 

The subject of this article will be one such terpene: Linalool. Continue onward to learn more.

What Is Linalool?

Like most terpenes, linalool exists beyond a cannabis context. It’s present in 200-plus species of plants, giving the spicy, floral scent [1].

Linalool is often isolated from plants and incorporated into beauty products, creams, candles, and essential oils. It’s also implemented as a flavoring agent in foods and beverages while frequently utilized in cosmetics.

One of the most prevalent linalool sources is lavender. The soothing effects and signature scent of lavender can be attributed to linalool. Neroli oil and rosewood are also common sources of the terpene. 

Furthermore, linalool is present in birch, coriander, citrus, laurels, and more.

In cannabis, generally speaking, linalool is responsible for providing a sleep aid or sedative effect [2]

What Does Linalool Do? What Are Its Unique Properties?

Before delving into more medicinal components of linalool, we’ll look more generally at how it impacts the recreational cannabis experience.

Primarily, the terpene’s impact is in its aromas. 

The brain’s emotion and memory centers are intrinsically connected to your sense of smell. Thus, a potential cause (the floral lavender scene) and effect (relaxed and improved mood) relationship exists [3].

Increased research implies that brain processing can be impacted by these terpenes. They may modulate brain cell behaviors [4].

What Is Linalool Good For? What Are Its Medicinal Properties?

Patients often seek cannabis strains with linalool to offset generalized anxiety disorder and depression. Studies involving mice showed the test subjects continuing to work in fear-inducing environments to escape what appeared to be a hopeless scenario [5].

Furthermore, linalool, as the main compound in lavender essential oils, appeared to lower human participants’ Hamilton Anxiety Rating scores [6]

Linalool-rich strains might bolster the immune system to offset adverse responses to stress. One study on rats found that linalool prevented white blood cells (immune system cells) from shifting destructively [7]. Experts hypothesize linalool triggers a parasympathetic response in the body.

A positive antimicrobial effect appears to exist in linalool-rich strains, protecting against insects. This could benefit individuals who need to stave off bacteria that could damage their cells [8].

Linalool is most known as a sedative, implemented into traditional medicines to relax muscles and minds. Moreover, it might have anti-epileptic and anticonvulsant characteristics [9].

What Strains Have Linalool?

Our 1g LA Diamond Pre-Roll from Royale is a hybrid strain featuring linalool prominently. Its minty and earthy notes combine with a gradual, relaxing body high that bolsters creativity. 

We also carry the Shortbread strain, a flower-popcorn product from High Supply™. It’s an energizing, uplifting sativa with potent, lemony notes and a doughy sweetness. 

NEZ’s Daily Grapes hybrid flower is brimming with linalool, producing an impactful body high without muddling up your mind, ensuring you remain functional. The flavor is a combination of rubbery diesel and grape. 

Find these strains and more in our online menu. Filter your shopping experience (or product research) by typing ‘linalool’ into the search field.

How Is Linalool Used In Aromatherapy?

Linalool’s aromatherapy applications revolve around calming and relaxing the mind and body, helping combat insomnia, muscle tension, anxiety, and inflammation. It’s present in essential oils, other natural remedies, and traditional medicines, focusing primarily on stress reduction.

When inhaled (outside of cannabis usage), linalool offers a sedating effect [1].

Precautions And Considerations

Linalool is present in many topical products. It’s possible to have a hypersensitivity to the terpene, which can lead to allergic reactions like stomatitis and mouth ulcers [10].

The above concerns aren’t significant in cannabis products (although, be weary of topical cannabis with linalool if you’re predisposed to such sensitivities). That said, it’s wise to approach any therapy incorporating cannabis usage with caution. 

Yes—cannabis has therapeutic benefits, but it can also be misused just as easily. Over-indulgence and abuse can offset all the benefits of a terpene like linalool.

Speak with healthcare professionals before treating yourself with any kind of cannabis, and establish parameters for responsible, safe usage.

Detecting Linalool In Cannabis Strains

Start by reading product descriptions and other label components to detect whether linalool is present in a cannabis strain.

Sometimes, you may not find all present terpenes clearly outlined on a label. In this instance (if you’re in a dispensary), speak with a budtender—they should know whether linalool is present.

In the absence of product descriptions and budtenders, smell the bud and see if you can detect a lavender, floral scent combined with citrus zest hints.


Linalool is a calming, sedating terpene that can limit anxiety, stress, depression, and physical pain in specific situations. Anybody who seeks potent relaxing properties in their cannabis strains will likely appreciate what linalool offers as a terpene.

Still, we’re only in the infancy of legalized recreational adult-use cannabis in the US. Thus, our knowledge of terpenes like linalool and how they can enhance strains remains in its beginning stages. 

As research becomes more widespread, cultivators will grow increasingly capable of maximizing the therapeutic benefits of terpenes like linalool. 

Learn more about cannabis strains, the terpenes they carry, and their many uses and benefits by contacting Stash Dispensaries today. Or, check out our online menu to perform your own independent product research. 



Cannabis Terpenes: Pinene

Budtenders are a wellspring of cannabis-related knowledge. When you overhear them assisting customers, you’ll pick up nuanced details about each product—such as their terpene profiles—and how it impacts the experience with a given strain. 

As a highly critical cannabis component, terpenes impact strains’ colors, aromas, and more. 

The terpene we’re discussing in this article is pinene. Read on to learn more:

What Is Pinene?

Two types of pinene exist: Alpha-pinene (α-pinene) and beta-pinene (β-pinene).

Pine needles and rosemary are synonymous with alpha (the more common variant in cannabis). Dill, hops, parsley, and basil are linked to beta. 

Suppose someone references pinene in cannabis without clarifying whether they mean alpha or beta. There’s about a 99.9999999% chance they’re discussing alpha due to its prevalence in the plant.

Beyond being a terpene frequently present in cannabis strains, pinene is the most present terpene in plants. It’s found in cedar, basil, conifer trees, orange (rinds), eucalyptus, rosemary, and so much more (including in the needles of pine trees). 

You’ll also find pinene in turpentine (as it’s distilled from pine trees). Turpentine has been used as anything between a paint solvent and medicine over the past thousand years [1].

What Does Pinene Do? What Are Its Properties?

The bulk of pinene’s properties are medicinal or therapeutic, which we’ll shed more light on in the next section.

Pinene tends to offset the more intense psychoactive effects of cannabis, enabling lucidity—even after high doses [2]. It can also stave off the short-term memory loss often experienced during recreational cannabis usage, mainly due to intensified potencies [3].

There’s versatility to pinene’s impact on cannabis strains. Depending on the rest of the terpene profile, it can either energize or relax. For instance, if myrcene (a terpene with a sedative effect) is present at high levels, it could trigger specific characteristics of the pinene.

What Is Pinene Good For? What Are Its Medicinal Benefits?

A 2015 American Journal of Chinese Medicine study cites pinene as having anti-inflammatory effects that positively impact the entire body [4].

Furthermore, pinene—as a topical—protects the skin from UV light, according to a 2018 study [5]

Another therapeutic effect pinene might have—according to infancy-staged research—is at the microbial level. A 2012 study indicates alpha and beta-pinene prevented the harmful growth of specific organisms [6].

Alpha and beta-pinene seem to help with respiratory illnesses and breathing issues. 

For instance, pinene was discovered to protect lung cells from animal viral activity, staving off bronchitis [7]. The same study determined pinene could relieve asthma symptoms in animals, acting as a potential bronchodilator.

When combined with THC, pinene might open up airways, while it could reduce airway sensitivity, offsetting asthma sufferers’ triggers.

An additional study—this one from 2014—found that inhaling pinene reduces anxiety levels in mice, performing measurably better than a placebo [8]. Like our other examples, this benefit remains anecdotally supported but requires more research with humans to prove 100% valid.

More animal studies speak to the neuroprotective properties of pinene. Scientific researchers discovered that alpha-pinene protects against the following brain-related ailments in their subjects [9]:

  • Dementia.
  • Cognitive dysfunction.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Amnesia.
  • Overall memory loss.

What Strains Have Pinene?

The Daily Grapes hybrid strain from NEZ is rich in beta-pinene, which is relatively rare in cannabis strains. This flower stands out for its clear-headed body-high. NEZ also produces a Cadillac Rainbows Indica strain rich in beta-pinene, known for its potent sedative punch, that relaxes users to their core.

If you’re seeking alpha-pinene (and beta), look no further than the Durban Poison vape from Airo Brands. This brisk sativa sparks creativity and meshes seamlessly with your day.

We’re only scratching the surface with options rich with pinene (both alpha and beta). If you wish to find more, click through to our menu and type “pinene” into the search field. Press enter and be introduced to a variety of strains (and product types) with pinene. 

Pinene In Aromatherapy

Pinene is prevalent in many essential oils and is employed in diffusers to add flavor. You’ll find it in aromatic plant oils (e.g., rosemary) and eucalyptus. The anti-inflammatory properties cited in most essential oil applications are often attributed to pinene [10].

Detecting Pinene In Cannabis Products

First and foremost, read the labels of all cannabis products before purchasing them. Most reputable brands will have components like terpenes outlined for you. You can also ask your budtender.

Say this information isn’t clarified on the label, and your budtender is miffed. Your next best bet is smelling your bud. Pinene yields the sweet and spicy odor that emanates from pine trees. In cannabis, this scent remains but with an added woodsy flavor.

Precautions And Considerations

Pinene, as a topical, can cause skin allergies and has some links to kidney issues [11].

These are reasonably negligible issues. Your main problem is to not use pinene-rich cannabis strain as a cure-all. 

Yes, cannabis can have medicinal effects, but not everybody’s the same, and risks are always a factor with inebriating substances. Responsible usage is necessary, and therapeutic applications should be discussed with a medical professional before treating anything.


Pinene has numerous therapeutic applications when present in cannabis and is versatile in how its benefits take hold.

We’re only at the beginning of learning what pinene can do for adult recreational cannabis consumers. As the cannabis stigma keeps decreasing and knowledge grows, the sky could be the limit for this impressive terpene.

Want to learn more about pinene strains? Contact Stash Dispensaries today, or view our menu to discover more about our strains.



Stash Dispensaries and IC Collective Join Forces for a Fab February Full of Deals and a Must-Attend Tasting Event!

Orland Hills, IL – Hey there! We’ve got some thrilling news that we’re just bursting to share with you! Stash Dispensaries and the amazing team at IC Collective are teaming up to sprinkle a little extra joy into your February. This collaboration is all about celebrating the finest in cannabis together with our wonderful community. We’ve lined up some unbeatable deals throughout the month, and to cap it all off, we’re inviting you to a super-cool tasting event that you definitely won’t want to miss.

A Whole Month of Fab Deals Just for You

From February 9th all the way to the 29th, pop into our locations in Peru and Orland Hills to unlock some fantastic offers:

  • Penny Prerolls? Yes, Please! Buy any 3.5 grams of IC Collective flower or concentrate, and you can add a preroll to your purchase for just one penny.
  • More for Less: Grab 2 grams of IC Collective concentrate and delight in the opportunity to get 3.5 grams of IC Collective flower for merely a penny.

Just a little heads up, these special deals are exclusively up for grabs in-store at our Peru and Orland Hills spots and don’t apply to preorders. Don’t hesitate to have a chat with our super-friendly budtenders who are eager to fill you in on all the details.

Mark Your Calendars for Our Tasting Event at Stash Social Lounge

And for the pièce de résistance, join us for an unforgettable tasting event on Saturday, February 24th, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Stash Social Lounge. We’re rolling out the green carpet for anyone 21 and up (just bring your valid ID!). It’s the perfect setting to explore the top-notch offerings from IC Collective, meet other cannabis aficionados, and just have a fantastic time. Trust us, this is one event you’re going to want to tell all your friends about.

For all the nitty-gritty on the event, including where to be and when, swing by our website ( We’re so excited to see you there and share in this special celebration.

Event Details

Date: 2/24/24 

Time: 2 to 6 PM CST 

Location: Stash Social Lounge – Orland Hills 

Address: 9545 167TH ST, ORLAND HILLS IL 60487 

About Us

Stash Dispensaries: Your go-to spot for the highest quality cannabis products and a team passionate about sharing their knowledge and making sure you find exactly what you need.

IC Collective: Renowned for their dedication to quality and innovation, IC Collective is a leader in premium cannabis, celebrated for their craftsmanship and commitment to their community.

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Cannabis Terpenes: Limonene

Cannabis terpenes play a significant role in the flavor and aroma of a cannabis strain. They also work in harmony with cannabinoids and other cannabis compounds to effect psychoactive benefits.

Terpenes can be defined as natural chemical compounds present in plants and some animals. In cannabis, terpenes make various strains taste or smell differently compared to others. Some terpenes are known to have therapeutic and physiological properties.

Limonene is one of the most common cannabis terpenes. It is identified by its energizing effects and zesty citrus fragrance. It is also a core ingredient in lime, lemons, oranges, and grapefruits. Aside from being one of the most abundant cannabis terpenes, limonene is famous for its diverse therapeutic benefits.

Limonene stands out due to its unique structure, benefits, and terpene effects. Let’s look at an overview of limonene and identify its uses and benefits.

An Overview of Limonene

Here’s a comprehensive overview of limonene and its potential effects:

What is Limonene?

Limonene is an aromatic mono-terpene processed in the resin glands of a cannabis flower [1]. The resin glands are also responsible for synthesizing cannabinoids. However, limonene can also be found in other botanical species, like many other cannabis terpenes.

Also known as d-limonene, limonene is viewed as the third most abundant terpene from a list of hundreds found in various cannabis plants. It works together with flavonoids and cannabinoids to create unique medicinal results. As mentioned in the introduction, limonene’s chemical compound is also present in plants like lime, ginger, mint, oranges, lemon, anise, and rosemary. Its distinctive smell is easily noticed in citrus fruit peels.

Limonene Structure

Limonene is a colorless liquid classified as a monoterpene. It is a member of the hydrocarbon family [2]. Its chemical structure comprises a mixture of carbon and hydrogen atoms that cling together to create a double bond. 

Limonene occurs in two active compounds, namely d-limonene and l-limonene. These two compounds have similar molecules. However, d-limonene occurs naturally in the peels of citrus fruits and the cannabis flower.

Limonene Effects

Limonene is available in various sativa, indica, and hybrid cannabis products. Consumers are drawn to these products since they tend to positively affect mood and feelings. 

Limonene effects do not include a high feeling, unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive compound present in cannabis. This is due to limonene’s profile, structure, and effects on the consumer’s endocannabinoid system. 

Additionally, researchers suggest that d-limonene helps improve the stress-relieving or sedative effects of cannabinoids and other terpenes [3]. These effects arise from how d-limonene relates to the CB1 (cannabinoid receptor 1) cannabis receptors in the body and brain.

What Strains Have Limonene?

While limonene can be found in many strains, it frequently appears in sativas. You can also find it in certain indica varieties and many hybrid stains. Here is a list of the most popular strains with limonene on the market:

  • Lemon OG: If you want to experience the benefits of limonene to reduce stress and anxiety, Lemon OG is an ideal strain. It contains an intense, fruity flavor and an average THC content of about 20%.
  • Durban Poison: This strain is considered a pure sativa from South Africa [4]. Limonene lovers appreciate its sweet aroma and its stimulating properties. It is popular among daytime warriors who wish to spark curiosity and creativity. Outdoor activities such as hiking would be perfect. It’s considered one of the most powerful strains since its THC levels sometimes get to 24%.
  • Wedding Cake: Wedding cake is among the most popular cannabis strains. It is renowned for its calming effects and delicious flavor. It has a THC content of around 22%.
  • Jack Herer: This is a common hybrid strain that limonene enthusiasts love for its capacity to increase creativity, focus, and joy. Jack Herer comes in several variations. However, most are sativa dominant at about 55%. They also feature THC content at approximately 18-24%.
  • Giesel: This strain is known for its limonene-derived citrus punch. It is a cross between Chemdog and Mass Super Skunk. With about 15% THC, it leads to a high that induces physical and cerebral relaxation.
  • Cinex: This strain has an intense citrus smell and can help boost your mood. It is a cross between Vortex and Cinderella 99. Based on its cultivation method, the THC content ranges from 15 to 25%.

Limonene Uses

While limonene is known for its diverse therapeutic effects, it is also used in cleaning products and fragrances used in cosmetic formulation [5]. However, limonene has diverse beneficial health uses in the following:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiviral
  • Antioxidant
  • Antidiabetic
  • Anticancer
  • Antinociceptive
  • Antihyperalgesic
  • Gastroprotective 

You may wonder, what does limonene do to ensure all these health benefits? A 2017 Food and Chemical Toxicology study demonstrated Limonene’s ability to minimize disease activity and organ damage [6]. Limonene also prevents the growth of fungi. 

Benefits of Limonene

What is limonene good for? As shown in the previous section, limonene has numerous therapeutic benefits. Researchers have successfully demonstrated limonene’s capacity for medicinal functions. For instance, it can drastically lower sugar levels and increase good cholesterol. Limonene also promotes weight loss by lowering blood sugar and the lipids related to metabolic syndrome.

Additionally, limonene can help in the production of dopamine and serotonin in sections of the brain related to depression and anxiety. Thanks to these mood-boosting and energizing properties, strains with high doses of limonene may benefit consumers seeking to manage conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder).

Final Thoughts

As one of the most abundant terpenes present in cannabis, limonene can act as a therapeutic agent. It has a flavorful and aromatic profile that highly attracts its lovers. Limonene has numerous benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties, digestion improvements, and mood enhancement.

 However, not every strain contains the necessary levels of this beneficial compound. You can check the concentration of each variety using the COA (Certificate of Analysis). Each product should contain a COA from a verified testing laboratory. The COA lists the cannabinoid content and provides safety information.

We are proud to serve you with premium cannabis terpene products for your therapeutic and recreational benefits. Explore our online menu to experience various high-quality cannabis products.



Cannabis Terpenes: Myrcene

The increase in legalized recreational cannabis usage for adults across the US has bred a new type of consumer: The cannabis connoisseur.

Long ago, the stereotype or stigmatization associated with cannabis enthusiasts wasn’t much different than what you’d see in Cheech and Chong. Basically, it was giggling, aimlessness, bags of Funions, and Grateful Dead concerts.

This isn’t an anti-Funion or “Down with Grateful Dead” article. There remains room for these things in our lives (if you enjoy them). 

However, the destigmatization of cannabis has shown us there are many ways to enjoy and consume cannabis, and there’s more to appreciate about it than its psychoactive effects. 

For instance, cannabis often contains terpenes, naturally occurring chemical compounds responsible for the associated flavors, colors, and aromas. In other words, terpenes impact the smell of taste in each strain and have therapeutic components.

Myrcene is a crucial terpene. It’s found in more strains than its counterparts, providing specific effects that enhance the overall cannabis experience for each user.

What Is Myrcene?

Myrcene is abundant in hops and cannabis. It’s typically amply incorporated into food additives as a flavoring and aroma agent to manufacture beverages and food [1].

Individual cannabis samples have much variance in terpene content, but–generally speaking–myrcene comprises one-fifth of modern strains’ terpene profiles [2].

Myrcene is most associated with a musky, pungent, and earthy scent with a hint of salt and pepper [3].

Additionally, you’ll find myrcene hints in beer, responsible for its balsam spicy aroma. It’s also prominent in lemongrass, which is used prominently in traditional medicine. 

Myrcene’s Role in Cannabis

You’ll notice that myrcene is often dominant in a given flower or strain. 

To the above point, expect 40% of the strains you find in a legal state to heavily feature myrcene.

Myrcene has a synergistic relationship with cannabinoids like THC and CBD to trigger and bolster the psychoactive potential of the plant [4].

Terpenes–myrcene included–combine with cannabinoids in our bodies to enhance their impact on each other. This is known as the entourage effect. It’s based on the notion that all components of cannabis contribute to its overall effectiveness instead of its THC, CBD, or other cannabinoid content alone.

Researchers believe myrcene’s potency and benefits exponentially increase when introduced to a comprehensive phytocannabinoid ecosystem. It’s a better team player than a solo act, doing its best work when interacting with other compounds.

One study indicates that combining myrcene with CBD is conducive to decreased inflammation, pain reduction, and fighting cancer. With THC, it excels at muscle relaxation and pain reduction and offers a tranquil, sedative effect [5].

Therapeutic Benefits of Myrcene

Myrcene’s roots exist in its therapeutic applications as a sedative or relaxing sleep aid. Medical studies suggest a substantial 200mg/kg dose can increase sleep by 2.6 times [6].

Scientific reports also speak to myrcene’s standing as an anti-inflammatory terpene, as it might inhibit inflammation triggered by LPS. This extends to cell migration–a crucial component of general inflammatory responses and pleurisy [7].

Additionally, myrcene offers muscle-relaxing properties, bolstered by its ability to increase the speed of the desired effects, making you feel the soothing effects quicker [8]. It’s also an effective analgesic, helping soothe pain in joints and ailing musculature [9].  

We’ll add a disclaimer that we aren’t a medical dispensary. We sell legal, recreational adult-use cannabis and aren’t qualified to give medical advice. Speak with your physician or another healthcare specialist before using cannabis for medical or therapeutic purposes.

Myrcene in Different Cannabis Strains

This section will function as something of a myth-buster.

Specifically, a common misconception about myrcene in cannabis strains is that anything with over 0.5% of myrcene will be more of an indica due to its relaxing and sedative effects. 

On the other end of the spectrum, many believe anything under 0.5% of myrcene will be more of a sativa since the sedative effects won’t be as intense. 

Naturally, hybrids would fall into the middle of this myrcene spectrum.

Yet, most research indicates the above theory to not be the case. Flower products–whether indica, sativa, or hybrid–tend to have similar amounts of myrcene.

Popular strains with myrcene include Blue Dream, Remedy, and OG Kush. Expect these strains to relax you and provide the zen and calming effects many people come to associate with consuming cannabis.

A lot of people associate the “couch lock” effect with myrcene-heavy strains. While this can have setbacks, it also benefits highly active or busy people who need to decompress and merely melt into a couch as they soothe their physical aches and pains or emotional stress.

Myrcene and Aromatherapy

Myrcene is a frequently utilized component in aromatherapy. For instance, it’s often featured in essential oils to aid in full-body relaxation and ease joint and muscle pain, enhancing the quality and onset of sleep. 

Between 5% and 30% of myrcene levels can be found in lemongrass essential oil, which relieves anxiety and tension while bolstering a user’s calmness [10].

We’ll reiterate once more the value of discussing cannabis usage with a healthcare professional if you intend to use it therapeutically. They’ll help you discover ways to incorporate myrcene into your cannabis consumption to enhance its beneficial effects while offsetting the negatives.

Identifying Myrcene in Cannabis Products

The most seamless way to detect whether myrcene is in cannabis products is by reading labels. Anything lab-tested will likely have the terpene content clearly conveyed on the packaging.

That said, you won’t always have this luxury. Sometimes, you must embrace your inner Sherlock Holmes to discover whether myrcene is present in a given strain. In this instance, smell your bud for spicy, musky, and earthy notes–this will signify that myrcene is present.

Still, smell and taste alone aren’t enough to assure you that myrcene is richly abundant in your cannabis. Instead, the wisest approach we can offer is shopping with reliable dispensaries who know the terpenes in their strains, like the team at Stash.

Precautions and Considerations

While it’s possible to have extreme reactions to myrcene (like anaphylaxis), it’s incredibly rare and almost negligible. The primary concerns you’ll have are with its sedative effects and the potential for couch lock. 

For example, you don’t want to be on your way out to a social event, consume myrcene-heavy cannabis, and lose the will to leave your abode.

With very “sleepy” strains, we suggest lower doses due to their potency. You’ll get a lot from a little without gluing yourself to your couch. You can continue to increase your doses over time but should still temper them based on potency levels.

One last time, we’ll speak to the value of discussing your cannabis usage with a healthcare professional. They’ll help you discover a way to incorporate cannabis into your life in a manner most conducive to enhancing your overall health and wellness.


Myrcene is the most frequently present terpene in cannabis. It is known for its musky aromas and soothing and healing properties. 

As cannabis culture becomes more mainstream and acceptable in the public eye, more will be gleaned about what terpenes like myrcene can offer.

Explore myrcene-rich strains today in Stash’s online menu. Our cannabis is of the highest quality, and we’ve got a wide variety for you to choose from, including multiple strains that maximize the benefits of myrcene.



Cannabis Terpenes: Caryophyllene

Cannabis was on the fringes for much of this country’s existence. During that time, much of the plant’s legacy was shrouded in mystery–we didn’t know much about it other than it made users giggly and gave us the munchies.

As cannabis legalization grows throughout the US, we continue to learn more about the plant and its many components.

In less progressive times, people almost used THC interchangeably with cannabis. After all, it’s the psychoactive component of the plant. It’s primarily responsible for users getting high–and that’s the entire purpose of cannabis for many. 

Yet, as we’ve gotten more educated and learned about cannabis, we’ve discovered much more about what makes it so potent and–in many ways–magical.

Part and parcel with a comprehensive, rounded cannabis experience is its aromatic qualities. 

On the above note, terpenes–responsible for the aromas, colors, and flavors of vegetation–are critical to the overall makeup of all cannabis strains. 

One such terpene–a uniquely crucial one–is caryophyllene. We’ll explore it further below. 

What Is Caryophyllene?

Caryophyllene distinguishes itself from its terpene counterparts because it can emulate cannabinoids. It can interact with our cannabinoid receptors, triggering benefits and effects.

The scent most associated with caryophyllene is peppery and spicy. It’s also located in black peppercorns [1].

Also, it’s vastly present in hops, rosemary, copaiba, and cloves [2], and it’s the essential oil in cannabis sativa [3]

Larger in size as a molecule than myrcene, limonene, and most other terpenes, caryophyllene’s molecular structure contains something rare to nature: A cyclobutane ring. This isn’t present in any other terpene [4].

The Unique Properties Of Caryophyllene

As we said in the previous section, caryophyllene is the only terpene that emulates the behavior of cannabinoids. 

Our bodies’ endocannabinoid system (ECS) comprises a vast receptor network. CB1 and CB2 receptors are the two primary types.

Generally, CB1 receptors are found in the central nervous system and brain. CB2 receptors are typically located in the peripheral organs. 

Upon ingesting THC or similar cannabinoids, our CB1 receptors bind with it in the central nervous system and brain, giving us a sense of euphoria. 

Caryophyllene’s unique molecular structure enables it to seamlessly bind to the CB2 receptors in the peripheral organ ECS. While it won’t contribute to euphoric feelings, it can offer other benefits associated with impacting the related organs (e.g., inflammation reduction) [5].

These benefits all keenly impact the entourage effect associated with cannabis products. 

The entourage effect involves all components of a cannabis strain combined to provide a more enhanced experience than when only one cannabinoid (e.g., THC or CBD) is bolstered.  

Since caryophyllene binds with our CB2 receptors, it can help offset the more intense, unsettling effects of a cannabis high, offering a more soothing experience [6]

Therapeutic Benefits of Caryophyllene

Sources indicate that beta-caryophyllene possesses anti-inflammatory properties to help with multiple conditions (e.g., interstitial cystitis). This purported medicinal benefit results from the CB2 receptors being activated in the ECS [7].

Also, further studies speak to the positive analgesic effects in mouse models of neuropathic pain and inflammation [8]

Beta-caryophyllene has also been subject to research supporting its ability to improve behavioral and biochemical shifts brought forth by chronic stress. Results from studies indicate it can help with treating stress-induced mental illnesses and depression [9].

Caryophyllene’s anti-inflammatory properties extend to the gut, potentially providing gastroprotective benefits and optimizing digestive health. 

We aren’t a medical dispensary at Stash. We’re a legal adult-use dispensary and can’t offer you medical advice. The above information merely sheds light on potential health benefits and therapeutic properties.

Be sure to discuss any medicinal or wellness-based cannabis usage with a licensed healthcare provider before implementing any into your life. 

Caryophyllene in Different Cannabis Strains

Traits common in most cannabis strains high in caryophyllene are spiciness and muskiness. Some will say the profiles of such strains borders on funky. They can carry significant diesel and fuel-like notes, yielding a nose-tickling effect you often experience when smelling pepper. 

Caryophyllene features prominently in cookie-based strains like Platinum GSC, Candyland, and Cookies and Cream. 

You’ll also find it in hybrids with anxiety reduction and relaxation-boosting properties. 

Furthermore, high levels of caryophyllene are used in cannabis topicals due to the associated analgesic properties. This showcases the pungent aromas found in the terpene while maximizing its therapeutic components. 

Caryophyllene and Aromatherapy

Since caryophyllene’s molecular structure differs from all other terpenes. Its rare cyclobutene ring means it has a unique relationship with aromatherapy. As such, it’s the most frequently found sesquiterpene in essential oils. 

Caryophyllene’s soothing and cleansing properties are highly valued in topicals and as aromatherapeutic components [10]

Consider seeking caryophyllene-heavy strains if you want to de-intensify the more jittery, discomforting sensations of being high. Also, if you suffer from inflammation and stress, consider asking your healthcare professionals if cannabis featuring caryophyllene can work for you.

That said, you wouldn’t be alone in wondering how to ensure the cannabis you purchase contains caryophyllene. 

Identifying Caryophyllene In Cannabis Products

Typically, legal cannabis is lab-tested and will have components like terpene content labeled on the packaging. Read these labels to discover whether a strain contains caryophyllene.

We’ve discussed the fuel-like diesel scene present in caryophyllene-heavy strains. If your cannabis isn’t labeled, suss out these odors, and expect it to tickle your nose and make you want to sneeze due to the peppery, spicy, and often woodsy scent. 

Your best bet for purchasing cannabis strains containing caryophyllene is to shop with reliable businesses like Stash. Reputable dispensaries source their cannabis through high-quality growers who cultivate their strains to optimize their terpenes and label them clearly. 

Precautions and Considerations

Caryophyllene isn’t allergenic but can form allergenic products once exposed to the air [11].

Like all cannabis products, you don’t want to start your doses on the high end. Instead, you want to slowly introduce yourself to a given strain to investigate how you react. Keep incrementally building your dosages until you experience the desired effect. 

Moreover, don’t consume cannabis products continually (unless your doctor says otherwise), even highly therapeutic ones rich with caryophyllene. This will dull the positives while enhancing the negatives.

Lastly, speak with a healthcare provider before using any cannabis products for therapeutic reasons. 

Your overall health and wellness shouldn’t be a guessing game. Nor should you rely on self-medicating to feel better. Responsible usage and caution are essential to healthy, healing cannabis usage.


Caryophyllene is a rare terpene because it emulates cannabinoids and binds to our ECS, providing inflammatory and calming effects.

Those seeking the more medicinal properties of cannabis might find that caryophyllene heightens the therapeutic impact of various strains while mitigating the harshness of a given high.

Really, we’re only at the tip of the iceberg regarding caryophyllene’s standing as a cannabis terpene. With cannabis’s de-stigmatization increasing daily, we’ll continue to learn more about caryophyllene and all it can offer to cannabis connoisseurs and medical patients alike. 

Explore Stash’s Menu for Strains with Caryophyllene 

Do you want cannabis products you can trust to bolster the impact of terpenes like caryophyllene? Are you seeking a reliable dispensary that puts the needs of its customers and community first and promotes education and well-being beyond all else?

Then, look no further than Stash Dispensaries. We source high-quality cannabis subjected to rigorous lab testing, ensuring you have your pick from top-tier products you can count on. 

Explore our diverse, richly sourced cannabis menu for strains featuring caryophyllene or other industry-leading offerings. And feel free to contact us with any questions.



Cannabis Accessories Guide

When you purchase cannabis, it can’t be miraculously consumed. Actions and processes are required to get the splendid, magical plant into your system. 

Unless you’re consuming it in an edible or vaping, you’ll need to smoke cannabis.

While the traditional option is rolling papers or blunts, which enable you to wrap cannabis into a cigarette or cigar, those aren’t your only choices. Smoking apparatuses include bongs, bubblers, bows, dab rigs, etc.

Accessories are more than only smoking apparatuses, though. Also included under this umbrella are components like bowls, necessities such as lighters, and tools that make your life easier, like grinders.

As people learn more about cannabis due to its growing legalization and destigmatization, the related accessories are soaring in popularity, which is why we’re exploring them below:

Bongs: Water Filtration For Smooth Hits

Bongs are essentially water pipes. They cool the smoke, offering a filtrating effect that smooths the toke and soothes the harshness of each hit.

Typically, the base on a modern bong holds water and has a tube coming up. Inserted into the down-stem is a bowl, wherein the cannabis flower is packed. 

The down-stem also sends smoke into the base through cold water. From there, it travels up the tube through the mouthpiece, entering your lungs. Instead of going into your mouth, the mouthpiece goes over your lips when smoking a bong. 

It’s essential to clean your bong with relative frequency as it collects resin and other gunk. Click here for a helpful video on how to do so.

Different types of bongs include:

  • Beaker.
  • Percolator.
  • Straight Tube.
  • Glass.
  • Ceramic. 
  • Round base.
  • Gravity.
  • Multi-chamber.
  • And more!

Bongs offer a certain amount of efficiency when smoking. Instead of rolling a joint, you can pack a smaller amount into a bowl and feel more effects from a lesser amount. The hits are much bigger and pack a heavier punch, although you can control dosages by filling bowls with smaller amounts.

Bubblers: Compact Water Pipes For Portability

Bubblers combine the convenient portability of a standard cannabis pipe with the water filtration capabilities of a bong.

Unlike a bong, water pipers are handheld and discreet, meaning you can carry one around wherever you go. Unlike a standard pipe, the cooling effect offers seamless and easy usage that’s more soothing to the lungs.

Different types of bubblers include:

  • Glass
  • Ceramic
  • Hammer
  • Spoon

Here’s a list of steps for cleaning and maintaining your bubbler:

  • Drain it.
  • Rinse with hot water.
  • Apply salt and rubbing alcohol.
  • Shake your bubbler.
  • Sweep up remaining debris/resin.
  • Fill the stem and bowl with hot water.
  • Put the stem and bowl into a container.
  • Put salt solution and alcohol into the container.
  • Slosh the stem around the container.
  • Rinse and shine.

Bowls: The Classic Smoking Companion

Bowls are the compartment wherein you pack the cannabis in a pipe, bubbler, or bong. It’s built as a basin, and you can sprinkle in some kief or tobacco with the broken-up flower.

A bowl can be glass, metal, ceramic, etc. Some are built into the smoking apparatus, while others are separate, slotting into a hole in the stem.

Smaller bowls are better for solo smokers who don’t pack much into a single hit. Those who prefer bigger hits or are social smokers should consider a larger bowl to fit more cannabis.

Often, you’ll require separate screens for your bowls to prevent cannabis flower from getting inhaled into your apparatus of choice. However, some bowls are built with glass screens, so you don’t require disposable screens. Glass screens also offer superior airflow.

Dab Rigs: For Concentrate Enthusiasts

Dab rigs are specifically designed for cannabis concentrates–known for their supremely high THC levels. They’re available in various styles. The simplest version is a dab straw–a glass or quartz tube heated at one end. There are also electronic dab rigs. 

The nail is a dab’s heating element. It can reach up to 800 Fahrenheit and is sometimes called a banger–generally included when you purchase a rig. Quartz nails offer the best dabbing experience since heat or thermal pressure won’t crack them. 

A blowtorch or heat gun works best with a traditional nail to help it reach the appropriate temperature. Lighters won’t do the trick since they won’t get hot enough. The flame must be held to the nail for about half a minute to help it reach the right heat level. 

Glass domes are necessary for domed nails to catch vapor and ensure it reaches your lungs. 

Types of dab rigs include:

  • Recycler.
  • Silicone.
  • Mini.
  • E-rigs.
  • Glass.

Here’s a video on how to use a dab rig. And here’s another video on how to maintain your dab rig. 

Grinders: Preparing Your Cannabis for Consumption

Grinders break up cannabis flower into almost a powder, making it easier to roll or pack into a pipe/bong and smoke. Grinders are made of metal, plastic, wood, etc., and can be manual or electric. 

Many grinders have compartments on the bottom that catch the crystals of the flower, compiling them over time, enabling you to add them to a joint or bowl. 

Here’s a video of how to use a manual cannabis grinder. Here’s another video detailing how to clean it. 

Pipes: Portable And Diverse

Cannabis pipes are highly portable and simple. They don’t require water and can often be placed in your pocket and carried around wherever you go. 

Types of pipes include spoons pipes, chillums, glass pipes, and one-hitters. You’re better off tempering your hits into smaller, manageable amounts with a pipe due to the lack of water/cooling effect. They can be pretty harsh but offer potent results.

Click here to learn how to clean your pipe.  

Accessories For Enhanced Experience

Consider also using rolling papers and blunt wraps. Filters and tips are also crucial for the joint or blunt smoking experience. Lighters are necessary for standard flower consumption, while a torch is necessary for a dab rig. 

Also, one of the best ways to store your cannabis is in a mason jar to lock in the freshness and maximize its quality over an extended period. 


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