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8 Fun Things to Do When Stoned

Okay, your stoned, now what?  The truth is it’s easy to find yourself in this situation.  And making decisions once your stoned may not be the best idea.  So, check out this list and you’ll have plenty of things to try out the next time you smoke.

1. Have Sex

Oh, this is the best!  I don’t know how cannabis can make something that feels as good as sex feel better, but it does!  Fellas, you may also notice that you last longer and have more control when you are high too, which we’re guessing won’t be something your lady will complain about.

2. Watch A Movie

Watching a movie while stoned is a classic activity.  We suggest you pick a lighthearted comedy such as Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back or Ted.  Also, don’t shut the door on indie or documentary films as you can explore your mind and consciousness.  FYI, Darker movies can sometimes put you in a bad mood.

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Another cliche activity, but it is cliche for a reason, because it is awesome!  Make sure to find music that can put you in that deep space where only your mind and the universe exists.  Psychedelic, jam, and electronic music are three go to choices that will get you there.

4. Meditate

Meditation has been shown to have all kinds of positive effects on both the mind and body.  While meditation is something that every one should be doing regularly, it can become a bit stale.  However, when you add weed to the mix things get a whole lot more interesting.  Allowing your thoughts to just flow and be without judgement or preconceived notions is one of the most liberating experiences one can have.

5. Eat New Foods

It is no secret that marijuana enhances the senses.  It is also not a secret that marijuana will make you mega hungry for some food.

But let’s go beyond the typical Taco Bell and gummy bears and look for something more.  Something better.  Go out to eat and have ethnic food you’ve never had before, or pick up something from the grocery store that sounds interesting.  Get out of your comfort zone and enjoy!

6. Have a Great Conversation

Are you a conspiracy buff? Have you wondered about the existence of god or aliens?  The perfect time to talk about these topics is when you are high.  Seriously, find a like-minded individual and go nuts with these hypothetic and existential questions.  Prepare to have your mind blown!

7. Exercise

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Working out when high is one of the more underrated experiences.  This is probably because most people have the idea that people who like weed are lazy.  While some of us certainly fit this mold, that is not the cause for everyone.

Research has actually shown that cannabis improves pulmonary functioning, which means you might find you have more stamina and energy during your workout.

It’s simple, exercising with cannabis is awesome.

8. Go To The Mall

The mall is great for people watching, and people watching is fun with cannabis.  Just find a nice bench, take a seat, and let the magic happen!  You’ll find yourself observing those around you and also laughing at the craziness that is humanity.

 

The 4 Best Cigarette Rolling Machines of 2017

At BestGrinder.net we generally give you the low down on the absolute best herb grinders available on the market today.  But that is not the only thing we are about.  Today we are going to switch it up and talk more about cigarette rolling machines: why you need one and which ones are the best.

There are different types of cigarette rolling machines and it is important to determine your budget and desired features when selecting the cigarette rolling machine that best meets your needs.

By picking up a quality cigarette rolling machine you’ll be able to roll your herbs quicker and tighter making for an enhanced smoking experience.  So first let’s get to why you need a cigarette rolling machine, and how to use it.

How to Use a Cigarette Rolling Machine

Using a cigarette rolling machine is fairly easy.  We will focus on the full use rolling machines as they tend to be higher quality and are easy to use.  What you will do is put tobacco or herbs into the feed chamber which is usually found on the top of the machine.  Once you’ve done this you will take your cigarette paper and place it on the fill tip.

After the paper is in place and you have your herbs in the feed chamber you will pull down on a lever that will shoot the tobacco or herb into the cigarette paper.  Boom! You will have a perfect cigarette or joint that is ready to be smoked.

Pro Tip: Be sure to use a rolling tray to catch access herb that falls out of the cigarette rolling machine.

See this video for a visual breakdown of the steps:

Take Your Rolling to a New Level

With a cigarette rolling machine it takes the guess work out of rolling joints.  The beauty is once you’ve got down how to use the cigarette rolling machine you’ll get a tightly rolled cigarette or joint time after time.  Not only that but the speed at which you’ll be able to roll will increase by a large amount.

Another cool feature to many high quality electronic cigarette rolling machines is that you can fill both 100mm and king size cigarette papers with the same machine.  The only thing that will keep from rolling perfectly is running out of herbs!

The Best Cigarette Rolling Machines: Our 4 Best Picks

 

1. Top-O-Matic Cigarette Rolling Machine


Courtesy of Smoker's Outlet Online
Courtesy of Smoker’s Outlet Online

The Top-O-Matic Cigarette Rolling Machine is a highly rated machine that efficiently produces high quality cigarettes both in king size and 100mm.  We love the that this thing is a beast and is made of metal and stainless steel, not cheap ass plastic like so much stuff produced today.

Many owners also comment on how this thing has lasted many years (7 or more) and that they were so happy with the purchase that once their last one broke they bought a new one.  Similar to how we describe the cigarette rolling machine fill process above you’ll fill the chamber with tobacco or grinded herb and fill each paper one at a time.

It is important to clean the chambers on this machine to avoid jamming and wearing down over time.  If you are on the fence about this machine, also take note that the maker offers a one year manufacturers warranty.

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2. Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Injector Machine



powermatic2Our next entry for the best cigarette rolling machine is the Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Injector Machine.  At around $75, the Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Injector Machine is more expensive than the Top-O-Matic.

The Powermatic plugs in and is a full on electric cigarette maker.  The makers of the Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Injector Machine state that their machine has 25% more power than other cigarette rolling machine.

The Powermatic comes with a cleaning kit to keep this machine running in tip top shape.  Electric jam protection that helps to prevent too much tobacco or herb from entering the feed chamber is a nice feature especially for those who have never used an electric cigarette rolling machine and are not sure how much herb to use.  With 81% of reviewers giving five stars to the Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Machine it is no wonder why this cigarette rolling machine makes our list.

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3. RAW 79mm Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine

Our third entry is quite different than our last two is both price and machining.  If you are looking for a cheap cigarette maker that can still get the job done then the RAW Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine is likely for you.  At a price point under $4 this bad boy fits anyones budget easily.

Now with a cheaper priced manual rolling machine you can expect that there are more steps to rolling a joint than with a higher priced electronic cigarette rolling machine.  And this is the case with the RAW Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine.  You have to place your herbs in the chamber and then slide your paper between the herbs and the chamber and manually roll the chamber until the joint is completed rolled.  Check out the video below for a visual breakdown of the steps.

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4. Powermatic Mini Cigarette Injector



61zvSanZqAL._SL1000_The last entry on our list of the best cigarette rolling machines is the Powermatic Mini Cigarette Injector.  We like this rolling machine because it has some of the features of higher end cigarette rolling machines while being very light weight and portable.  Powermatic Mini Cigarette Injector can create both 100mm and king size cigs.

The Powermatic Mini is a manual machine so you have to push the slide over once you’ve pressed the lever down as you can see in the video below.  Manual cigarette rolling machines do have some advantages including that you don’t have to have power to use them making it easier to roll on the go.  With a manual cigarette rolling machine you also won’t have to worry about the power cord getting damaged which would result in the need to buy a new one.

The Powermatic Mini Cigarette Injector comes with a brush and cleaning tool so that it will last for years making you great quality cigarettes.

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How to Use a Weed Grinder: 5 Tips

Slide2When you use a weed grinder for the first time it can be a confusing experience.  The best grinders are made of aluminum or zinc and have four chambers.  To get the best grinding experience it is important to use your herb grinder effectively to get the finest grind for your herb.  Today we have compiled five tips that will ensure that you get a great grind every time.

1. Pick a Great Grinder

If you have been reading our website at all you will know that our entire goal at bestgrinder.net is to make sure you find a high quality grinder that meets your needs without breaking the bank (so you can buy more herb, of course).  When you take a look at the front page of the site you will notice that we talk about reasons not to buy an acrylic or wooden herb grinder.  These tend to be made cheaply and will wear out over time.  If you are buying a grinder we highly recommend that you purchase either an aluminum grinder or a zinc grinder.  A high quality aluminum grinder is the Space Case (see best price), and Chromium Crusher (click to see best price) is a great choice if you prefer a zinc grinder.

Space Case is a Top Rate Grinder
Space Case is a Top Rate Grinder

Another factor to consider when buying a grinder is not just the material that the grinder is made from but also the grinder’s features.  If not listed in the product description be sure to ask the manufacturer how many teeth are in the top chamber, as well as how many holes there are to let finely grind up herb fall into the next chamber.  Be sure to read the reviews of herb grinders on BestGrinder.net and Amazon to learn about each grinder’s specific strengths and weaknesses.

2. Do Not Overfill the Top Chamber

When you first grind herbs in an weed grinder it may be tempting to load as much as possible into the top chamber.  We urge you not to do this as the finished product will likely not be as fine as it would have been if you would have grind up a smaller amount each time.  While this may cause you to spend more time grinding it will be worth it when you go to use your herb.

3. Turn the Grinder Upside Down for a Finer Grind

This is a little tip we picked up along the way from some friends and in a Youtube video.  When you grind the herb turn the weed grinder upside down.  This has a tendency to grind the herb more finely than when you use the grinder upright.  Just be sure to hold on to the top cap to keep it from falling off and having your herb fly everywhere.

4. Grind The Herb Thoroughly

While tip number four may seem simple there are some clues that will help you determine when your herb is grind up completely.  When you begin grinding by twisting the top chamber of the grinder you may feel some mild resistance as the herb is being cut up by the grinder teeth.  A good way to know when the herb is thoroughly grinded is that you will notice the twisting motion will become much easier, similar to what it would feel like if you twisted the chamber with nothing in it.

5. Collect Kief

Ah, the holy grail for stoners.  Kief is a super fine marijuana material that is built up through the metal screen filter in a four piece herb grinder.  Kief has a significantly higher THC content than regular marijuana.  By using the grinder multiple times kief will naturally build up in the bottom chamber of your grinder.  As you can see in the video below there are a couple things you can do to make sure you get the greatest amount of kief in the least amount of herb grinding.  One thing to do is to put a couple coins in the third chamber so that they lay on top of the metal screen.  Another trick is to place the grinder in the freezer for thirty minutes so that the kief is easier to scrape together for use.

 

7 Reasons to Never Buy an Acrylic Grinder

Are you thinking about buying an acrylic weed grinder? If you are, read this article below for it will tell you all the dangers you are exposing yourself to if you buy an acrylic marijuana grinder. Herb grinders are a great thing as long as you get a  high quality one. Don’t be tricked by a cheap one. Read below to find the best grinder for you. Continue reading

What Is Kief, How To Collect It And What To Do With It

The word `kif` is derived from Arabic `kayf`meaning well-being or pleasure. Kief, keef or keif is a fine powder made from dried resin glands (trichomes) that are found on the leaves of the cannabis plant. It contains a high concentration of the psychoactive chemical or THC that causes euphoric feelings or opium-like high that can last for hours. Kief is also called crystal or pollen. The quality of keif depends on the quality of marijuana plant. Read a detailed article on Kief on Cannabis Culture here.

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