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post #41 of 319
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I just wanted to comment on this real quick, DH complained a lot about my smoking even when I confined myself to the bathroom with the fan on BUT, I was ever so blessed to be gifted with a vape recently, and he still says he can smell it. Now I think that to a point, he's right, because even though the herb doesn't 'burn', it does get heated up. We disagree on how much it smells and what it smells like but I can tell you this - it's not as hard to 'clear' the air when I vape, and probably if I turned it down a bit it wouldn't smell so much. But he's just too damn picky, IMO And no, there's no stinky smell on your clothes or breath, so that's a good thing. Just my
What do you keep your temp on? I'm curious bc i think i'm still finding the right one. Yeah, I do agree there is some funky smell going on--almost smells like the rubber tube on mine mixed in w/the weed, but I guess i never notice since i'm the one using it
post #42 of 319

Temp

I start out at around 250-300. I asked about this on the last thread and a PP said they vaped at 340. I've tried that, too. I really think it depends on the condition and type of herb you're vaping. I'm still playing around to find the best temp too. I even tried sprinkling the buds a bit if they seem dry, that's nice, kinda misty I think the best thing is to start out as low as possible then slowly ramp it up as you go along, or at a higher temp if you re-vape. WDYT?
post #43 of 319
Thanks everyone for the kind welcome!
~D~my DH works very closely with Marc and Jody. He went down to Seattle last week to visit Marc in jail after he was released from solitary confinement. The lawyers are trying to get Marc out of Seattle and back up to Canada so that he can serve his time here instead of there. There is a big movement to get him out of jail, people from Cannabis Culture and the whyprohibition organization are working hard to keep this in the news so people don't forget about Marc and the harms of prohibition.
My favorite place to bring my flower is to the beach. Letting the kiddies play and chilling back with my man!
post #44 of 319
I am really hoping that a steady, reliable source shows up for me soon. Weekends home alone with no herb and nowhere to go are just dead boring, and cleaning without herb very quickly bores me silly. Thank goodness for Netflix, right?
post #45 of 319
Hello friends. I have been indulging for 10 years or so, but am currently abstaining as I am pregnant with my 1st, and I just feel more comfortable limiting the substances I take in now. Sigh, I miss it so.

I prefer to eat or vape it myself. I would like to be more of a MJ activist, but, I am the sole income earner for my household, so I usually prefer to stay on the down low. But I am so happy to see this community!
post #46 of 319
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Hey greenmulberry, welcome to the tribe! Congratulations on your baby bun in the oven.

Eilonwy, I know exactly what you mean! Whether you have tons to do or nothing to do, a little herb can give you motivation to do something that will keep you happy.

Vanislandmama, wow, I use the CC websites to keep up to date on mj news, thats cool to know your dh is working with the couple. I had no idea he was kept in solitary confinement. Going to the beach with your family sounds like a lovely activity to enjoy with herbs.

aww all this talk about vaps makes me envious, I have never used one but it seems to have sooo many pro's, sounds like a good time

sorry your DH is so sensitive to the smell D, my mom is nick-named the nose because she can smell smoke from a mile away. I guess you can pull the vap outside instead. If Im going to be around other people after I smoke, I either change my clothes, wash my hands, use visine, a spritz of perfume or go on a very long walk before I meet up so the air blows any trace of smell away.
post #47 of 319
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only question here is, any one a military with a med card? if so, what possible problems can this cause? any one a military family that did not get a med card but is in a state that provides them because of military status? any thoughts?
My DH is active Air Force, I was as well until 2007. I looked into getting a card when we were in CA due to pain from injuries that happened while I was on active duty. I was not able to go ahead with the card because we lived on the military base and therefore I could not have mj on my person, in the house, car, etc. - even with the card. DoD regulations trumped state law on that. However if we had lived off the base then it would not have been an issue since I was not under any military restriction as a civilian, at least that's how I understood it. It "shouldn't have" had any impact on my DH's career but then again those who have been around or are around the military know how things get around. I dropped the whole idea because there seemed to be so many barriers.

I feel for your friend and hope that she is able to get some relief in her situation!
post #48 of 319
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I start out at around 250-300. I asked about this on the last thread and a PP said they vaped at 340. I've tried that, too. I really think it depends on the condition and type of herb you're vaping. I'm still playing around to find the best temp too. I even tried sprinkling the buds a bit if they seem dry, that's nice, kinda misty I think the best thing is to start out as low as possible then slowly ramp it up as you go along, or at a higher temp if you re-vape. WDYT?
Maybe that was me that said 340? Since we talked about it on the last thread I've been experimenting at lower temps, but have just gotten to 316. I just feel like if I don't "see" it then I'm not getting anything, YKWIM? I'll have to try lower, though, I'm sure that's better for it...
post #49 of 319
I think the lower temps really are better. You just have to have faith you are getting something! Take a few vapes on a low temp, then take a break and see how you feel in a half hour, I bet you will be surprised!
post #50 of 319
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aww all this talk about vaps makes me envious, I have never used one but it seems to have sooo many pro's, sounds like a good time
I tried it once and I wasn't particularly impressed. I talked to the fellow who owned it and he said that he felt the vape was best for schwag; He said that it took away the distinctive characteristics of higher-grade mj that made it special. If he has decent stuff, he prefers to use a glass piece and if it's cheaper he'll vaporize it.

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If Im going to be around other people after I smoke, I either change my clothes, wash my hands, use visine, a spritz of perfume or go on a very long walk before I meet up so the air blows any trace of smell away.
I've never had anyone call me on smell after smoking except for once, but I usually light incense beforehand. My ex says that the smell of the incense is a dead giveaway and my mother has said that I smell like a hippy. (That's okay-- I spent most of high school smelling like a hippy, even though I didn't smoke back then at all. ) Eye drops help a LOT. I'm exceptionally functional and "normal" when I'm high, just very relaxed, so if I have eye drops I look perfectly reasonable to everyone else.
post #51 of 319
Sorry for all the multi-quotes, everyone, I have a hard time keeping track of all the posts I want to reply to otherwise. And since there's so much great discussion, I can't stay away!
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Thanks everyone for the kind welcome!
~D~my DH works very closely with Marc and Jody. He went down to Seattle last week to visit Marc in jail after he was released from solitary confinement. The lawyers are trying to get Marc out of Seattle and back up to Canada so that he can serve his time here instead of there. There is a big movement to get him out of jail, people from Cannabis Culture and the whyprohibition organization are working hard to keep this in the news so people don't forget about Marc and the harms of prohibition.
My favorite place to bring my flower is to the beach. Letting the kiddies play and chilling back with my man!
That's awesome! Maybe we could find a way for all of us in this tribe to send a message of support? WDYT?
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I am really hoping that a steady, reliable source shows up for me soon. Weekends home alone with no herb and nowhere to go are just dead boring, and cleaning without herb very quickly bores me silly. Thank goodness for Netflix, right?
When I lived out in the country, I could turn my stereo up with some great tunes to help motivate a cleaning session. Now that I live in an apt. complex, it's not the same. Have you considered being your own source for herb? I most definitely have, and I will be starting some plants as soon as we move outta here
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Hello friends. I have been indulging for 10 years or so, but am currently abstaining as I am pregnant with my 1st, and I just feel more comfortable limiting the substances I take in now. Sigh, I miss it so.
I prefer to eat or vape it myself. I would like to be more of a MJ activist, but, I am the sole income earner for my household, so I usually prefer to stay on the down low. But I am so happy to see this community!
Welcome to our tribe! We are so glad you're here!

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aww all this talk about vaps makes me envious, I have never used one but it seems to have sooo many pro's, sounds like a good time. sorry your DH is so sensitive to the smell D, my mom is nick-named the nose because she can smell smoke from a mile away. I guess you can pull the vap outside instead. If Im going to be around other people after I smoke, I either change my clothes, wash my hands, use visine, a spritz of perfume or go on a very long walk before I meet up so the air blows any trace of smell away.
You'll love it! I love mine! I would use it outside, except I live in an apt. complex My eyes get sooo red and dry! It's uncomfortable, so I keep Visine handy, too. I just think it's sad that we have to go to all these lengths to 'hide' from others!
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Maybe that was me that said 340? Since we talked about it on the last thread I've been experimenting at lower temps, but have just gotten to 316. I just feel like if I don't "see" it then I'm not getting anything, YKWIM? I'll have to try lower, though, I'm sure that's better for it...
I do That's funny, I always feel like it's a science experiment or something, looking for the vapors to collect in the whip
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I think the lower temps really are better. You just have to have faith you are getting something! Take a few vapes on a low temp, then take a break and see how you feel in a half hour, I bet you will be surprised!
So what do you set yours at? I've read on other discussion boards that herb vaporizes at 180 or something?? I can't remember... It was a thread about making Green Dragon, and ppl were debating about heating the herb first...
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Originally Posted by eilonwy View Post
I tried it once and I wasn't particularly impressed. I talked to the fellow who owned it and he said that he felt the vape was best for schwag; He said that it took away the distinctive characteristics of higher-grade mj that made it special. If he has decent stuff, he prefers to use a glass piece and if it's cheaper he'll vaporize it.
Interesting, would have thought the opposite was true.
post #52 of 319
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Originally Posted by ~D~ View Post
When I lived out in the country, I could turn my stereo up with some great tunes to help motivate a cleaning session. Now that I live in an apt. complex, it's not the same. Have you considered being your own source for herb? I most definitely have, and I will be starting some plants as soon as we move outta here
I have thought about it, but it would be seriously impractical for me as we live in an apartment. I've also got small children (my youngest is 30 months old) who would be very curious about the smell, which I'm told can become quite powerful even with adequate ventilation (which I surely would not have ).
post #53 of 319
Can I join?I've been partaking since I was 16,and I find it really helps with my anxiety and depression.I tried to quit recently because a former therapist put down my primary diagnosis was mj use. I left her ASAP after that.I am trying for SSI and my lawyers said I would never get SSI if I was still using,that they would drug test me at the hearing since the other side has a former prosecutor who is very against the herb.Anyone know anything about this?BTW my diagnoses are bipolar,severe depression,severe anxiety and fibromyalgia.I've also found that I don't get many fibro flares while I am medicating with the herb.I don't even take the meds for fibro anymore.I still take all my other meds(I'm on lamictal,klonipin,seriquil,welbutrin,abilfy for the bipolar,depression and anxiety,and levothyroxine for my thyroid) but I know I could go off them except the thyroid one if I could medicate with herb.I just can't afford it too often.My state has medical(I'm in RI) but I don't even know how to go about getting the card.I'm afraid to approach it with my dr.I did tell her when I was trying to quit and she gave me tramadol for the fibro pain,which did nothing for me so I went back to smoking when I can.

Luckily my dad also medicates and he doesn't mind sharing. He has a severe form of arthritis and he's even stopped using his cane now that he is medicating again.When he was in the hospital it was terrible,he couldn't even walk.
post #54 of 319
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Welcome muldey, of course you can join! Were happy to have more mama's open about their mj uses, good to have ya. Forgive me, but what is SSI? I want to help, im just not sure about it. I nanny'ed for a mom who was dianosed with everything you have except fibro. Same medications as well, she always tryed to medicate with mj and it was great. She was very calm and collected, great with the kids, in good spirits. I encouraged her usage because I was so happy to see her functioning better. I hated all the heavy, heavy meds she was on. I wish you the best of luck in finding the right balance between the pills and herb, hopefully you can venture fully off the pills! I guess the challenge is finding a doc who is open to the cards. Im sure your medical history speaks for itself that you have exercised all other options without sufficient success.

Eilonwy, Im sure I can see that a vap can take out that certain finesse to mj. Mmm, incense and herb, i love that warm hippie smell. Im high functioning too, in fact after Ive smoked I like to be active and head out somewhere. I live with my parents for extra support while Im working, saving, going to univ. so I cant bring it out in the house so openly. My mom knows I smoke, whether she still thinks I do, im not sure. I think because I have my babe, she would think I wouldnt be able to take care of him while I was high and being irresponsible or something. I would not feel comfortable having my baby in a area or room where I was smoking or had been, although in a apt its much more difficult to avoid that issue of keep it well ventilated.

Hey mama D. I hate having to hide it so much too, but I dont like being judged differently because Im high, I feel im not taken seriously or being scanned for signs of being a typical stoner. My eyes go really red, just the irish in me, same happens with a beer or glass of wine so visine is part of the ritual unless Im not going to be around anyone and I let my hazy eyes go free. Every time I use my herbs now I think of this thread and what Im going to share next.

Ive decided to finally break into a little hippie talk and share how my mind is running after my herbs. I feel a heightened sense of reality, my surroundings and myself. I am able to have simple but deep thoughts. Any time I am unsure of where to centre my focus or attitude, cannabis will guide my head along to a place where I am no longer confused or unsure of a situation. I dislike burning out because I cant go relax and sleep, too much to do! But after I sober up I am in general good spirits, still relaxed and my head is kept in the comfortable place I came to with mj. I take moments and adore my baby and every little thing he does, I smile often at his little quirks and movements. I feel more intuned and connected to other people I may be smoking with, especially with a lover. I feel there is a conversation moving with your eyes and vibes, and not much needs to be said because a greater understanding and commonality is present.

And no, Im sober as a priest right now lol Not just stoner mumbo jumbo
post #55 of 319
I love reading your posts, canadianhippie you are so cute.
post #56 of 319

Umm, Alaska, anyone?

Hi there, interested in joining the activist portion of this thread. I used to smoke regularly for about 8 years, then stopped of my own volition due to anxiety. I know, I know, typically the MJ is very good for anxiety, just not my particular type. But DH still imbibes on a very regular basis and more power to him!

I wanted to alert all of you that possession of a personal amount (up to one ounce) is not only decriminalized but LEGAL in state of Alaska. Yes, LEGAL. And yes, we live here. In Alaska, I mean. And I'm not the craziest about AK, quite rural for us and we are from Portland, OR, and before that California, but I know people here who have moved here specifically because pot is legal in this state for personal use. Here is one of many links, all you need to do is google it: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&Group_ID=4522

So, what's up with this vaporizer deal-y? I don't know what those are or how those work, but if they limit smell and smoke, I would like to see about getting one for DH. Just concern for the little one, yk? Please advise!

I hope the above info gives some people inspiration!
post #57 of 319
Muldey: Welcome to the thread. I've never ever heard of anyone being tested for drug use before getting Social Security benefits, though I have heard of people with substance abuse problems getting benefits because their problems constitute a disability. This could be different for you, because you had a therapist who "diagnosed" you formally with a "problem". In your position, I'd abstain for as long as possible before the hearing just to be safe, but quite frankly I think it's a load of hooey. I know many, many people on Social Security who have never had any drug testing at all though.

MovnMama; Hi! I'm inspired by your post to think about moving to Alaska.
post #58 of 319
~D~ I think that sending Marc an email from our group would be a great idea. He loves to here about groups who are doing things to further the cause. I am not sure how we would send an email from our group, but I do have his email address so if you know how to do this I would be more than happy to help. If you request to be Jodies friend on facebook, she is updating all the time about what is going on with Marc. Just a thought....
post #59 of 319
canadianhippie,thanks for the welcome!SSI is supplemental security income,a form of social security.I've been trying to get on for 2 years now,finally got a lawyer but it doesn't seem to be helping.I'm so glad mj helped your friend.That's exactly how I am when I'm on it.I'm calm,can deal with my ds's outbursts easily(he has autism),I don't panic,etc.I hate taking all these meds,but I don't know what else to do.Without them I could end up in the hospital again,and I never want that to happen.If I could just medicate myself I could feel so much better.

eilonwy,thanks for the welcome as well.I have never heard of anyone testing for drugs for SSI either,until my lawyer said something about it.I know quite a few people on it and no one has had a problem.It's all thanks to the one therapist,I had other issues with her.She actually recommended the therapist I see now,for drug treatment.The new one doesn't think my mj use is an issue,she thinks it is a good thing for me.I wish she could write the prescription,because she would have no problem doing so.The nurse practitioner I see for my meds would also do it,but she'd need my drs approval and I don't know if that would happen.I know if I had the card it would help with the SSI issues.
post #60 of 319
Hi Mamas,
I was reading the interesting conversation about pipes and bongs and what not and was wondering I am the only one (DH too) on here who feels like bongs and pipes are works of art? We collect pieces that have cost us upward of $400 for a bong, although that was in our wilder, child free days.

A little history. I guess I am minority here in that I have been smoking since I was a sophomore in high school. I was a wild child and my parents didn't have much control over me so I was out A LOT smoking with friends and basically making an arse of myself. (DH's story is pretty much exactly the same). I guess I am different here to that I don't have a single medical reason to smoke. DH gets severe migraines and it helps with his reflux but he too is an enjoyment smoker mostly.

Now 10 years later and we are still smoking and while we enjoy vaporizing we love to collect really beautiful glass pieces and are always keeping an eye out for a new one. Some of them are truly beautiful and I admit I have cried when we broke our favorite pipe. I can't roll a joint to save my life and neither can DH so we never do that.

As far as friends go the majority of them we have do smoke but it doesn't make a difference to us with those who don't. I don't care what other people do, just let me live my life is the general attitude. Now our families on the other hand have no idea, or they at least pretend to not know. DH's mother truly believes we don't smoke and that is fine, (she probably would call the police on us because of DD, not that we EVER EVER smoke near or around her) and my mother knows but pretends like it doesn't happen. I am always trying to get her to try it with me because she has severe rhematoid arthritis and I truly believe it would help in her pain management. Sigh....

We live in MA and the laws here as many of you know have changed recently so that it is decriminalized which is great for us although we don't go around announcing we smoke weed. I am not an activist just a person who enjoys a good pipe more than a glass of wine. I actually never drink, maybe 1 beer a month or even every other month so pot is my vice I suppose

Oh movmama, I wanted to add that vapo is a good choice for more reasons than just protecting your LO (as if you need more) it is much better for your lungs from all that I've read.
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