Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hush Canna BHO Cartridge Review: Sour Diesel



Sour Diesel has been a favorite of mine since I discovered it.  I love the sativa rush--right to my head--it can be like a freight train sometimes--BOOM!  And I'm off working on some project with a focus that can otherwise be purchased.

Here is what Leafly says about Sour Diesel:
Sour Diesel, sometimes called Sour D, is an invigorating sativa named after its pungentdiesel-like aroma. This fast-acting strain delivers energizing, dreamy cerebral effects that have pushed Sour Diesel to its legendary status. Stresspain, and depression fade away in long-lasting relief that makes Sour Diesel a top choice among medical patients. This strain took root in the early 90's with cannabis breeder Chem Dog, and it is believed to have descended from Chemdawg,Northern Lights, and a Skunk phenotype.  Source: https://www.leafly.com/sativa/sour-diesel
Leafly's Sour Diesel Strain review

It was a nice surprise to get a Sour Diesel sample of Hush Canna BHO cartridge.  I received a 1/2 gram cartridge and it lasted me approximately 2.5 weeks.  I used it multiple times daily for pain relief and for energy.  This strain also relieves anxiety and depression.  It's effects are energizing and long lasting.  Remember,  even recreational customers can get up to a gram of concentrates per day in Oregon now.

When I look for cartridges, I am always looking for higher THC and this one didn't fail to impress.

Here is the breakdown for the 1/2 gram cartridge I received:

Total THC: 73.63%
Total CBD: 0.61%
Total Cannabinoids: 74.92%


Here is the lab report for this BHO: http://goo.gl/rQCifU 

The cannabis that this oil was created from was grown in house by Hush Farms from Oregon.  The taste is diesely in a such a good way.  Hush has a gift for tasting on the exhale.  When you exhale you taste the beauty of the artisan work.  From the farm to the cartridge, the quality is there.  Their product is grown sustainably, organic and is grown with good intentions and vibes.   Hush takes great pride in their work and products. Connoisseurs will appreciate the taste and value of Hush!  You should try a cartridge sometime soon--you won't be sorry.

Here is a link to a list of dispensaries in Oregon where you can find this fine artisan BHO oil:




Friday, June 24, 2016

Colonialism and Whiteness: a Talk

This talk was given on 4/20/2016 at PCC for Whiteness History Month at PCC.

It is based on my trilogy of blog posts on the history of Whiteness in the US.


Here are links to the posts:

Colonialism and Whiteness: A Legacy of Brutality

http://lowriderlibrarian.blogspot.com/2016/02/colonialism-and-whiteness-legacy-of.html


Slavery (a Tool of Colonialism) and Whiteness: a Legacy of Brutality  



Embedded #Whiteness: A Legacy of Brutality 



Here is the talk:



I would love to know what you think about the talk, the concepts and the imagery.

Please comment.

Thank you, 

Max 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hush Canna BHO Cartridge Review: Divine Wine




I recently received another BHO cartridge sample from Hush Canna.  This variety is called Divine Wine and is pretty incredible!   It is a sativa and is also great for pain and for an energetic, creative day.  When in pain and needing to get things done--this could be your go to medicine.  
Hush cartridge with logo

Hush Canna and Green Source Gardens are both artisanal and organic.  They work with the finest varieties grown by a rich no till soil method.  I can't praise these fine organizations enough for their wonderful products that help medical patients and now recreational users in Oregon can get them too! Recreational users may now purchase up to one gram of concentrates a day.  So next time you see the little Hush Canna box--pick one up--you won't be sorry!

Divine Wine from Green Source Gardens in Oregon
Taste:  

"Rich earthy sweet tang.  Hints of berry and wine."
The quote is from Green Source Garden's description of their flower Divine Wine.

Flower description from Green Source Gardens:

Divine Wine Genetics: Shiva’s Cheeba x Blackberry/ Afgoo Skunk
Plant: Large budding plant with bright magenta hairs on green and purple calyxes.
Test ResultsTHC 26.33%Effect: Like good wine the flavor comes through in the mouth and the effects are highly intoxicating yet functional too. A real gem that is new to the herb world.
Smell: Rich earthy sweet tang. Hints of Berries and wine.





The BHO cartridge testing testing results are thus:

Total THC: 63.78%Total CBD: 0.63%Total Cannabinoids: 65.28%
A lingering taste of berry wine is what I was left in my mouth as I exhaled my first try.  This is powerful for pain and good for a day off of work when one has chores to do.  The effect was energizing, creative and longer lasting.  
Hush produces some of the finest tasting oil cartridges I have had the opportunity to taste.  The word artisanal fits their organization perfectly!  Look for them at your local dispensary.  If they don't carry Hush--tell them you want them to carry this fine product made with love and care.  


The Lowrider Librarians is always looking for new products to review.  Please contact me if you would like me to review something. 

We Have a Violence Problem and Are in Denial

Hundreds of people gathered in Loring Park in the Twin Cities.
The recent Orlando shootings and the now, standardized reactions slapped me in the face.

  • Muslim Attacks
  • Verbal praise for killing LGBT community members
  • Pro-gun rhetoric
  • Fearmongering on all sides
  • Etc...


Most of the solution to this issue seems to be centered around banning assault weapons.  While I believe we need stronger gun legislation, I don't believe that banning assault weapons is the solution.  First, it could drive a wedge between americans in the US.
Secondly, while it is true that guns are killing people, it is really the idea that violence can solve our problems that is at the root of the issue.


F16 Falcon
Please let me explain.  We, the US, in unison, use force daily against people in other countries.  We have assassination programs.  Our collective motto could be, "Assasination works!"  We have murdered US citizens without proper trial, and then we murdered their child.  Our police forces are openly racist and use violence as a preferred tool to control situations.   Our justice system kill people for killing people.

"Be careful or I will shoot you!" code. 



People drive around with huge assault weapon stickers on their cars--screaming the message that, "Don't mess with me--I will kill you!"  In a craven cry of fear.  We use violence as a favored utensil societally.



It makes sense that individuals in this society would choose to use the same methods to solve their own problems.

We mix the above with the lack of any sort of national mental health care program, continual war, continual terrorism from without and within, a widening gulf of political beliefs, an adherence to a Crusades way of thinking with the availability of guns in the US and we get the perfect mix for our situation.


If we want out of this mess we need to:

Stop using violence against other countries and peoples who don't adhere to our wishes.
Stop funding violence within other countries.
Stop celebrating violence in media, news and education
Stop using violence in our criminal justice system

Educate the public with:

  • Mediation training
  • Anti-violence education

Provide the US public with:

  • Mental health and physical health programs for the public
  • Community restorative and community justice programs run on a local level
  • Free education
  • Stricter gun control laws

Libraries have a role in this struggle


What can libraries and librarians do?

  • Buy mediation books and invite mediators to present and educate at the library
  • Provide civics classes to help people engage with and in government for themselves
  • Create anti-violence programming
  • Help hold community dialogues on anti-violence
  • Use its influence in every way to help create a peaceful and secure society

Is this really how we want to live?

More guns does not create a secure society.  Just look at Israel for example.  I can't think of a more well-armed and trained militaristic society, yet they live their lives insecure about the next attack.

No matter how many guns you have,  you will always have to watch your back.  I would much rather live in a society where people treat one another with respect and choose not to use violence as a weapon to achieve their moral, political, religious, economic and other objectives.  Violence is an uncontrollable tool that impacts the perpetrator and the victim in a negative manner.  We need to break out of this pattern of using violence now or it will continue to worsen.

I would much rather live in a peaceful, educated, physically and mentally healthy society than one in which I have to carry an assault rifle and sidearm when going to the store.





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