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Spring Cleaning: Refresh Your Glassware and Elevate Your Cannabis Experience

As the vibrant energies of spring prompt us to rejuvenate our surroundings, it's the perfect time to extend the spirit of renewal to our cherished cannabis accessories. Much like the ritual of spring cleaning breathes new life into our homes, giving our glass pipes and bongs a thorough cleanse can significantly enhance our smoking sessions. This month's newsletter is dedicated to guiding you through the revitalization of your glassware, ensuring each draw is as fresh and fulfilling as the season itself.
The Importance of Regular Cleaning

Regular use of glass pipes and bongs inevitably leads to the accumulation of tar and resin, which can tarnish the flavor of your smoke and make your hits harsher, potentially leading to an unpleasant experience. Beyond just aesthetics, a clean piece ensures a smoother, more enjoyable draw, allowing the true flavors of your cannabis to shine through. Moreover, neglecting your glassware can create an environment ripe for bacteria and mold, posing health risks that are easily avoidable with routine maintenance.

Tried-and-True Cleaning Methods

The cornerstone of glassware maintenance is a simple yet effective cleaning regimen using isopropyl alcohol and coarse salt. This duo works wonders in breaking down stubborn resin and tar buildup. Here's a quick guide to getting your glass sparkling: glass cleaners

  1. Disassemble your piece, if possible, to ensure a thorough clean.
  2. Rinse the glass with warm water to loosen any residue.
  3. Fill it with a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and coarse salt. The alcohol dissolves the resin, while the salt acts as a gentle abrasive.
  4. Shake the solution inside the glassware, covering all openings to prevent spills, ensuring the mixture reaches every nook and cranny.
  5. Soak the piece if the buildup is extensive, allowing the solution to work its magic over time.
  6. Scrub any stubborn areas with a brush or pipe cleaner.
  7. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove all traces of the cleaning solution.
  8. Dry completely before use to avoid any residual alcohol taste.

Innovative Cannabis Cleaning Hacks

In the spirit of spring and innovation, here are some additional cleaning hacks to keep your glassware in tip-top shape:

  • Vinegar and Baking Soda: This natural combination offers a fizzing action that helps dislodge tough residues without the harshness of chemicals.
  • Lemon Juice: Its acidic properties not only clean but also leave behind a refreshing, citrusy scent.
  • Denture Cleaning Tablets: An unconventional choice, these tablets can be dropped into your glass piece filled with warm water for an effervescent clean.
  • Specialized Tools: Utilize pipe cleaners, cotton swabs, or small brushes to tackle those hard-to-reach spots.

These creative solutions not only simplify the cleaning process but also contribute to the longevity of your glass pieces, ensuring that they remain a clean and inviting part of your cannabis experience.

clean glass Embracing the Season of Renewal

Integrating these cleaning practices into your spring renewal rituals will ensure that your cannabis sessions are as clear and fresh as a crisp spring morning. By maintaining clean and well-cared-for glassware, you not only enhance your own experience but also honor the spirit of the plant and the season. So, as you embrace the changes and growth that spring brings, let the cleanliness and clarity of your glassware reflect the rejuvenation all around you. Happy cleaning, and here's to a season of purity, clarity, and elevated experiences.

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From Gravity Bongs to Breaking Stereotypes: From Self-Medicating to Advocating for Change

In our latest spotlight, we're proud to feature Shea Donahue, a dedicated budtender at our Blue Springs location, whose personal and professional journey with cannabis encapsulates the transformative power of the plant. From navigating postpartum depression and anxiety with prescribed pharmaceuticals to discovering the holistic benefits of cannabis, Shea's story is a testament to resilience and the healing potential of cannabis.

A Personal Revolution Through Cannabis
Shea's introduction to cannabis was born out of necessity, seeking an alternative to the pharmaceuticals prescribed for postpartum depression and anxiety. Her involvement with Canna Matriarchs, a nonprofit advocating for medicating mothers in Missouri, marked the beginning of her journey into the cannabis industry, providing a supportive community for those exploring cannabis as a means of relief.

Daily Life as a Budtender: A Mission to Assist and Educate
At Kansas City Cannabis, Shea's role goes beyond the typical duties of a budtender. Her day is filled with meaningful interactions, guiding clients to find the right products while ensuring an educational and supportive experience. Shea's commitment shines through in her efforts to ensure product availability and tailored recommendations, making each client's visit both informative and comforting.

Cannabis as a Catalyst for Change
Shea's personal experience with cannabis during a challenging time with Facial Palsy highlighted the plant's remarkable healing properties, particularly through her use of RSO (Rick Simpson Oil), also known as FECO (Full Extract Cannabis Oil). This potent, concentrated form of cannabis oil is known for its high THC content and is often used for its therapeutic effects, including pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties. By applying RSO topically, Shea found significant relief from the inflammation and chronic pain associated with her paralysis, a discovery that has since motivated her to advocate for the use of cannabis as a natural, holistic alternative to traditional medications. Shea's journey underscores a broader narrative of individuals turning to cannabis, and specifically RSO/FECO, as a powerful tool in their health and wellness regimen, challenging conventional perceptions of cannabis and its myriad applications.

Challenging Stigmas and Embracing the Future
Working in the recreational cannabis space, Shea has witnessed the gradual erosion of stigma surrounding cannabis use, with more professionals recognizing its therapeutic potential. Despite ongoing challenges, such as product consistency, Shea remains optimistic about the future of cannabis in Kansas City, envisioning a community where cannabis is not only accepted but celebrated for its diverse applications.

A Passion for Education and Personal Growth
Education is at the heart of Shea's role, a facet she diligently pursues through continuous learning and collaboration with experienced team members and brand representatives. This commitment to education not only enhances her ability to serve clients but also contributes to her personal and professional growth within Kansas City Cannabis.

Guidance for Cannabis Newcomers
For those curious about exploring cannabis, Shea offers sage advice: start slow and remember that moderation is key. She reassures newcomers that while overconsumption can be intimidating, the effects are temporary, emphasizing the importance of a cautious and informed approach to cannabis use.

Reflecting on Growth and Gratitude
Shea's journey with Kansas City Cannabis has been one of profound learning and self-discovery. Her experiences within the organization have not only deepened her understanding of cannabis but also fostered personal growth, for which she is profoundly grateful.

Shea Donahue's story is a powerful illustration of the personal and societal shifts that cannabis can inspire. From self-medication to advocating for broader acceptance and understanding, Shea's journey with Kansas City Cannabis is a beacon for those seeking to navigate the complexities of cannabis for wellness, healing, and personal fulfillment.


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THC Infused Corned Beef Hash Sliders

For the upcoming St. Patrick's Day celebration, why not try a twist on traditional fare with our Corned Beef Sliders, featuring a unique THC-infused slaw? This recipe offers a delightful mix of savory, tangy, and just a hint of indulgence, perfect for your themed gathering.

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1 lb Corned Beef, slow-cooked and thinly sliced
Small Slider Buns, toasted
Swiss Cheese Slices
Whole-Grain Mustard

For the THC-Infused Slaw:
THC-infused Oil (dose to preferred strength)
2 cups Shredded Cabbage
1 cup Shredded Carrots
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Prepare the Slaw
1. Combine Mayo, Apple Cider Vinegar, and THC oil.
2. Toss shredded cabbage and carrots, top with slaw dressing, mix until combined.

Slow-Cooked Corn Beef:
Choose from one of the following, use your own recipe, or purchase ready-made corned beef locally.

Slider Assembly
Layer the beef on buns, top with THC-infused slaw, cheese, and mustard. Remember, edibles can be potent and effects may be delayed, so consume responsibly and ensure your guests are informed.

Please be sure to enjoy responsibly, especially with a side of Guinness! Slow and low is always key, especially when not seasoned with edibles.

Canna-Butter/or Oil

What you'll need:
- Double Boiler or Saucepan
- 1 Cup Butter/or Oil
- 1 Cup ground Cannabis Flower
- 1 Cup water (if using saucepan with butter)
- Cheesecloth or fine strainer

*Decarb cannabis before using for infustion*
1. Set a double boiler to a low simmer
2. Combine cannabis, Butter/Oil, and water (if butter).
3. Simmer on low for 2-3 hours, keeping oil temp between 160º-200ºF. (Do not exceed 200ºF)
4. Once cooled, remove plant matter by straining.
TIP: Do not press too hard when straining - this will add chlorophyll, giving it more of a plant taste.

*Refrigerate few hours/overnight, remove any excess water that forms at bottom of container*

To calculate dosage for your infused product, there are online calculators like this one featured at hempster.com.


Decarboxylation (Flower)

What you'll need:
- Baking Sheet
- Cannabis Flower
- Grinder

1. Grind Cannabis flower.
2. Spread evenly on baking sheet, lined with parchment.
3. Preheat oven to 230ºF
4. "Bake" Cannabis for 30min. Cannabis should look toasted.

Decarboxylation (Wax)

What you'll need:
- Baking Sheet
- Concentrate

1. Preheat oven to 200ºF
2. Place concentrate in oven safe dish or silicone
3. "Bake" Concentrate for 20-25min, until wax is done bubbling.

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