Blog Tag: recreational cannabis

Eating Edibles vs. Smoking Cannabis: How They Compare

If you’ve ever indulged in edibles, you probably feel that the buzz you get from those pot brownies is noticeably different than the one you get from smoking weed. But maybe you’re a little apprehensive about sharing this to your buddies, thinking they’ll look at you like you’ve lost it. So what’s the deal? Is it your imagination, or is an edible high different than the high you get from your heady glass?
We’re here to tell you that the difference isn’t all in your head. There is a distinct difference between the buzz you get from edibles and the one you get from a bong hits or joint. Below, we’ll explore the primary distinctions.

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Grinders Guide: Types, Cleaning Options & Maintenance Tips

Updated on May 28th 2024

As you mature and become a more sophisticated consumer of cannabis you are going to drop some practices and pick up on others. One of the things almost everyone eventually gravitates to is the grinder. The marijuana grinder can make a big difference in the quality of your experience while at the same time cutting prep time dramatically and eliminating the need to wash your hands so much (if you grind with your hands, like a lot of folks do). In this post, the team at the 710 Pipes headshop in Denver answer some of the most common questions our customers have about grinding weed.

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Seven Perfect Songs to Enjoy While Stoned

It’s silly to assume that any song where someone mentions weed in the lyrics is a good song to listen to when you’re high. Nothing could be further from the truth. What makes a song capable of enhancing your high is its ability to sync with your altered state. That’s it. So with that as our guiding principle and without further ado the team at the 710 Pipes head shop in Denver presents seven songs to enhance your high. Enjoy.

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Taking a Weed Tolerance Break? Here’s How to Do It Right

Whether we’re talking about travel partying or eating your favorite food, too much of a good thing is never a good thing. The same can be said for smoking weed. Regular cannabis consumers know all too well that at a certain point, their tolerance for THC goes up which means they need ever greater quantities of herb to achieve the same buzz. Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it. In this brief guide, the team at our Denver headshop location looks into the weed tolerance break, what it is, and how to make the most of it.

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The Apple Pipe: What It Is and How to Make One

Maybe you’ve heard of the apple pipe but just assumed it was named after its inventor/designer (there are thousands of people in the US with the last name “Apple” so it’s not out of the question). Or maybe someone told you about it and you just assumed they were joking with you. Or maybe you’ve never heard of it. In any case, the team at the 710 Pipes headshop at Denver University would like to set the record straight:

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What Are Terpenes?

You can’t spend much time at a headshop or reading information about cannabis without encountering the word “terpenes”. Sometimes the person using the word will take the time to explain it, but in a lot of cases, they just assume the listener or reader is in the know. The thing is, lots of stoners are not. And that’s fine. After all, you’re not required to pass some sort of litmus test to enjoy weed. For those who are curious, however, the team here at 710 Pipes in Denver has brought together the following brief guide that should help shine a light on the subject of terpenes.

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Dealing With Red Eyes After Smoking

We’ve all had to deal with it. You pass around a joint or some heady glass and a short while later your eyes look like you’ve got the world’s worst case of hay fever. Bloodshot eyes have long been the bane of the stoner’s existence, forever outing them or threatening to do so to the boss, the parents, business associates, the police, and everyone else.

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Getting Unhigh: What Should You Do?

If you’ve ever watched “Ted 2” you’re familiar with the scene where Ted, Johnny, and their lawyer Sam are discussing particularly potent pot strains including one named “How long has that van been there?” and another called “Can you help me get home?” It’s a hilarious sendup of the sometimes unpleasant reactions people have when they’ve taken too many hits off the heady glass or smoked weed that’s just too potent for their particular makeup. In this post we decided to look at steps you can take should you find yourself a little too high.

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420: A Short Guide to Its History

Every year on April 20th cannabis aficionados around the world get together to celebrate their favorite herb’s unofficial holiday. The thing is, even people who’ve been celebrating 420 for years have no idea how the whole thing got started, and more than a few have simply accepted one of the many tall tales surrounding 420’s origins. In this post, the team at everyone’s favorite Denver headshop will set the record straight about the true origins of 420. Let’s begin by debunking the most popular of those myths.

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Cotton Mouth: What It Is and How Weed Smokers Can Avoid It

If you’ve spent any time smoking or vaping weed you know only too well the scourge of cotton mouth. It even happens to some people after consuming cannabis edibles. While cotton mouth is a harmless phenomenon it is nonetheless unpleasant and if there were a way to avoid it we’re willing to bet most of our Denver headshop customers would sign up.

Read on to learn what cotton mouth is, how best to deal with it, and what steps (if any) you can take to prevent it from happening.

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How to Make the Perfect Stoner Room

The den of iniquity has been a part of the human story since the dawn of civilization. Since the beginning of recorded history, people have always set aside places where they could let down their hair, kick up their feet, and partake of their favorite recreational substance. The stoner room is but the latest incarnation of it. Below, the crew from the 710 Pipes headshop in Denver will impart some sage advice on how to create the perfect stoner room.

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How to Travel with a Bong – Our Top Hacks

The recreational use of weed may be legal where you live. Or, at the very least cannabis may have been decriminalized. But that doesn’t mean you will find smooth sailing if you want to take the bong you just bought at our pipe shop with you when you travel.

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Can Vaping Dry Herb Improve Sleep Quality?

We’ve all been through a lot in the past couple of years from lockdowns, political unrest, and a steep economic downturn followed by record inflation. So, if some people are having trouble getting to sleep it’s understandable. And, of course, there are other reasons that contribute to sleeplessness including illness and career-related stress. There are lots of sedatives on the market that will induce unconsciousness and plenty of doctors are ready to prescribe them. But is there a better way? In this post, the team at the 710 Pipes online head shop examines whether dry herb vaping is the sleep aid you’ve been looking for.

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Making Weed Tea: How You Can Do It

Updated on September 22nd 2023

Our Denver smoke shop has a secret love: weed tea. Does it sound disgusting? Yes! Is it disgusting? That’s up to you to decide.

With the right mix of weed, tea, and add-ons like honey or cinnamon, you can create a delicious concoction that will get you as high as a kite.

We’re excited to share this recipe with you. Weed tea is a little-known way of consuming marijuana, but it can do wonders.

What’s better than snuggling up with a cup of tea while watching one of your favorite shows? And not just any tea. Tea that will get you high!

So put away your glass pipes and pull out a ceramic mug instead. Here we go!

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How to Inhale Weed (Yes, There is a Right Way)

People come to our Denver headshop all the time wondering why they go through so much weed. The first thing we tell them is that they may not be inhaling correctly!

Our head shop knows all about inhaling weed firsthand. There are two main mistakes people make when trying to inhale weed:

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How Eating Edibles Compares to Smoking Weed

When you’re first searching “smoke shop near me” on Google, you may not be sure how you want to consume your weed. Our head shop specializes in custom glass pipes and bongs, but we can still walk you through the world of both smoking and edibles.

If you’ve never tried an edible, you’ll be surprised at how different the experience is from smoking. It’s a different kind of high that is stronger and lasts longer. And it’s easy to accidentally get a lot higher than planned! But don’t worry, we’ll cover that.

Let’s talk about how the body reacts to smoking and edibles, how each method affects your high, the difference between Indica and Sativa strains, and some common cannabinoids.

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How to Tell the Difference Between Good and Bad Weed

Life is full of unanswered questions: What triggered the big bang? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it does it make any noise? How do you tell the difference between good weed and bad weed? We can’t do much to address the first two questions, but we do know a thing or two about marijuana and we’re here to say that there are some pretty reliable things to look for that will help ensure you only pack good weed into your custom glass pipes.

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How to Lower Your Weed Tolerance Without Stopping

No one wants to have to take a tolerance break. They’re no fun, you get withdrawals, and you miss out on getting high with your friends. Plus what are you supposed to do all day? Just look at your glass pipes sitting on the shelves?

But go to any Denver smoke shop and you’ll likely be told that the only way to lower your weed tolerance is to take a t-break. But our online smoke shop knows better!

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Weed Hangovers 101: Prevention and Treatment

Alas, you have a forsaken weed hangover. Has your favorite Northglenn smoke shop done you dirty? Do you feel betrayed? Confused? Or just…mildly ill?

Luckily for you, our online head shop is no stranger to weed hangovers. We’ve seen our custom glass pipes bring about weed hangovers for years, and most (okay, all) of our staff has dealt with weed hangovers themselves.

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The Big List of New Year’s Resolutions for Stoners

If you weren’t enjoying your favorite herb when the New Year’s ball dropped, you’re doing it wrong.

But it’s not enough just to be smoking on New Year’s Eve. 2022 is the year of the stoner, and it’s time for you to set some resolutions.

If it’s not already, bookmark our online head shop. This year, you’re going to need it.

Everyone else is choosing something to improve, so prove your rightful title of being a stoner by following this ultimate list of New Year’s resolutions!

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The Difference Between Indica, Sativa and Hybrid Strains

Depending on who’s doing the classifying there are either 5 or 6 major types of corn. There are also 33 different types of tomatoes and more than 200 varieties of potato. So it should come as no surprise that there is more than 1 type of cannabis.

If you’re new to the world of cannabis and you’re wondering what you should put in your new custom glass pipes, know that cannabis plants are divided into 2 main species, “sativa” and “indica”, and within those 2 groups there are a multitude of further subspecies. Hybrid strains are produced by crossbreeding members of the two major strains.

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25 Fast Facts About Cannabis in the U.S. and Worldwide

Colorado and Washington made history in 2012 as the first two American states to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use. Less than a decade later, the cannabis industry is considered the fastest-growing field in the nation. The industry has flourished in recent years with an outcropping of exciting job prospects, higher education coursework and rapidly growing rates of support among bipartisan American voters. How has public perception and use of cannabis shifted in the past few years? Who’s lighting up their heady glass water pipe most often from coast to coast? Our smoke shop team’s here to break down any details that remain a little hazy. Learn the basic findings of the latest available cannabis industry research with the following twenty-five fast facts about cannabis in 2021.

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Six States Likely to Legalize Cannabis in 2021

Updated on July 19th 2023

To learn the outcomes of the cannabis legalization measures discussed below, review the following summary of the 2021 election results.

We’ve heard 2020 described as “unprecedented” since the onset of the pandemic sent us lurching forward, ready or not, into an uncharted chapter of human history. While many record-breaking, unfamiliar and otherwise unexpected circumstances of the past year weren’t exactly positive, there were still a few wins worth celebrating. This is especially for the cannabis legalization movement. Last November, four U.S. states – Arizona, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota – voted to legalize cannabis for recreational adult use. A fifth state – Mississippi – legalized cannabis as a treatment option for approved medical conditions. This means that thirty-six states and the District of Colombia have now legalized medical marijuana, with sixteen of these legally granting adult residents aged twenty-one and older the right to recreational use.

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Twenty-Two More Clever Terms for Cannabis

In our last article, our head shop writers dove deep into every source on slang to explain thirty-four unique terms for cannabis. This week, we’re concluding our glossary of grass with explanations of twenty-two more entertaining terms.

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New Colorado Bill Could Ban Firing Someone Over Legal Cannabis Use

Recreational cannabis use has been legal in Colorado for some time now. As far as the state of Colorado is concerned, cannabis and nicotine can both be legally consumed by adults above the age of 21. In other words, anything from a blunt to the PAX offerings of your favorite vape shop are totally permitted. Colorado law also says an employer can’t fire someone for things they do legally in the privacy of their own home, but there’s a loophole. Since cannabis is not yet legalized at a federal level, some employers argue that firing someone for off-duty smoking is still legal. State Representative Jovan Melton hopes to change that with a new bill.

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