Medithrive was pleased to host an evening of music, art, and cannabis at the home of Meadow! Those who attended were treated to a live performance and DJ sounds from the talents of Chris Clouse, plus exhibits of noted local artists Daryll Peirce, Rinat Goren, and Carrie Leeb. Check out a little bit of what you missed in the video above!
Date: Sept. 15, 2016
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Place: Get Meadow HQ, No. 60, 13th Street, San Francisco
In addition to great music and great art, some of the industry’s leading brands were on hand to provide free samples of their products. As an added bonus, the purchase of a $30 ticket included a free gram of top-shelf flowers from Medithrive!
This private event was for medical cannabis patients only and space was very limited.
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8 DIY Creative BongsWhether struck with inspiration before, during, or after consuming cannabis, there’s no denying that cannabis users are often extremely creative and inventive people. And from time to time, the worlds of invention and cannabis collide! Let’s take a look at some of the most creative bongs that users have concocted around the world.
Ice BlocksWhile ice is often used in bongs to ease the harsh effects of the smoke, you can skip the middleman and make the ice itself your bong! Use a large, hollowed-out ice block and your pipe as a kind of pick, and you’re good to go!
FruitSpecifically, we’re talking about fruit with hard shells or husks, such as a coconut, watermelon, or pineapple. For a more elaborate creative bong, you can even stack multiple kinds of hollowed fruit on top of each other! Just use tinfoil to close up your air gaps.
Plastic BottlesIf you’re a regular cannabis user, the chances are good you’ve encountered plastic bottles turned into pipes or bongs. As one of the easiest homemade methods to smoke cannabis, the plastic bottle is prevalent either as a single item or with two (or more!) taped together. The larger the plastic bottle, the more ice you can add to alleviate the harshness of the smoke. Now go crazy with your choice of plastic bottle: fruit, soda, water – even honey bear bottles have been used!
Christmas Ornaments‘Tis the season to be merry – especially if you’re using a Christmas ornament as your homemade creative bong! Bulbs work best for holding water; but don’t forget and hang this baby on the Christmas tree when your grandparents come for a visit.
Salt ShakersReally, any kind of spice shakers will work here. Just cut a slightly larger hole in the top of the shaker and use the rest of the holes already in place as your filtration. Oh, and don’t forget to dump the salt first or your eyes might be watering after your first inhale.
TupperwareSimilar in concept to the plastic bottles design, you can stack your excess tupperware together with the bottoms cut out, using a cylindrical item near the top. Now, what to do with all those leftover lids?
Pringles CansAh, the classic Pringles can. Already ideal as a creative bong due to its cylindrical shape, you simply need to cut out a space to stick your pipe, duct tape it in place, and add water. Just make sure you have some more Pringles chips on hand for those inevitable post-cannabis cravings!
LegosSay what? You can do pretty much anything with Legos, and creating a bong out of them proves it. Make sure to build your colorful hollow tower with an open space near the bottom to fit your pipe into. Afterward, use the rest of your Legos to create a vast, awesome empire!What’s your favorite homemade bong? The possibilities are endless, and with so many cannabis strains known for their creativity-inducing side effects, particularly sativa, there’s really no reason you can’t explore building new creative bongs yourself!
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Thanksgiving Food & Strain Pairings: 4 FavoritesLet’s be real: Thanksgiving is a holiday held in very high regard by many cannabis connoisseurs. Just like wine and beer, certain strains of cannabis happen to pair particularly well with certain classic holiday dishes. Get inspired to have a Thanksgiving dinner that’s even more festive than usual this year with 4 of our favorite pairings below.
Turkey – Durban PoisonCounteract the sleepy effects of turkey’s tryptophan with the sweet smell and energetic effects of Durban Poison. This strain is a pure sativa, popular across the world for its saccharine scent and uplifting physical sensations. The reasons that make this the perfect choice to power your productivity on the busiest of days are also what makes this thoughtful strain a compelling pairing with the laze-inducing stupor of turkey.
Sweet Potatoes – Strawberry KushThe lush taste of sweet potatoes calls for a strain that is strong, yet not overpowering. Strawberry Kush is our immediate recommendation for its warm and gentle effects. The sugary aftertaste of this hybrid strain is a great flavor companion to the sweetness of these root vegetables, but be aware of Strawberry Kush’s potential creeper capabilities! One or two less hits than usual should do you just right with this popular strain.
Green Bean Casserole – OG KushOf course, you can’t have Thanksgiving without a variety of veggie dishes. Next to sweet potatoes, green bean casserole is at the top of the list when it comes to quintessential holiday sides, deserving an equally quintessential strain – enter OG Kush. (This time, the G stands for green bean!) With a combination of earthy pine and sour lemon that’s just right, OG Kush is a functional hybrid strain that will give you a pleasant, social buzz as you enjoy dinner.
Pumpkin Pie – Dream QueenSure, the turkey might think it’s the star of the Thanksgiving show, but we all know the true star is really the deeply adored pumpkin pie. The ideal strain of cannabis to consume alongside this delicious baked treat is one with a nutty flavor, like Dream Queen with its undercurrents of espresso, too. Not only does it balance well with regard to flavor, but sativa-dominant Dream Queen’s other effects – uplifting the mood and soothing digestion – are the perfect cap to a food-filled day!This Thanksgiving, whether you’re perking up with a sativa, relaxing extra hard with an indica, or riding along somewhere in the middle with a hybrid, the perfect strain for your needs is undoubtedly to be found at Medithrive. Browse our full menu to see our latest specials, newest additions, and all your favorite strains.