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Crafting Art and Function: The Intricate Glass Blowing Process Behind Bong Creation

Functional blown glass is an art form that seamlessly blends creativity with functionality, and one of the most intriguing applications of this craft is the creation of unique and aesthetically pleasing bongs. In this blog article, we’ll take a captivating journey through the mesmerizing glass blowing process, unveiling the artistry and precision involved in crafting …

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Understanding the Difference Between THC and THC-A, and Their Psychoactive Effects

Cannabis is a complex plant that contains a multitude of compounds, each with its own unique properties and effects. Two of the primary cannabinoids found in cannabis, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid), play crucial roles in influencing the plant’s psychoactive effects. In this article, we will delve into the distinctions between THC and THC-A …

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Glass Knowledge: CFL, UV and Opals

We’ve talked about the different types of glass, now let’s get into the artistic elements. While there are hundreds of different names and terms that are used to describe glass, some of the popular ones that aren’t commonly known about are CFL, UV Reactive, and glass additions such as Opals. CFL or Compact Fluorescent Light …

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Featured Artist Nov: Leviathan Glass

@Leviathan Glass, or Dale C  is an artist based in Memphis Tennessee that’s been blowing glass since 2001. He was originally drawn in because of the rarity of glass at the time. Leviathan said he was a teenager carving pipes from wood when he decided he was going to learn how to make the cool …

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Why is Glass So Expensive?

The Reasons Behind the Cost of High Quality Glass You may have asked at some point “Why does this pipe cost more than $100?” and been left a little confused when not given a good explanation. There are quite a few possible reasons for this, one of them being that glass is art! We know …

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Featured Artist June: Smply GlassWorks

SmplyGlassWorks, also known as Brett Burford, has been blowing glass for the last 6 years. He’s always loved creating art and glass has been the medium he found he enjoys the most. You can definitely see some influence of his first mentor, Dawghouseglass, in the clean wigwag of pieces he produces. SmplyGlassWorks finds inspiration in …

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Featured Artist March: Empty1

Empty1, also known as Mike Turner on Instagram, has been blowing glass since March of 2002. In early 1999 he met a glass artist, and after seeing the process Mike was hooked on the idea of blowing glass. When asked about mentors, he mentioned Vastglass, Etznotsure, Tymeone, Casey, Matt and Amy from Pure Virtue as …

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Featured Artist Feb: High Bastard Boro

High Bastard Boro has been blowing glass since November of 2011, he loved glass and used to frequent smoke shops near him just to look at the functional art. It was a small jump when he realized he could buy a torch and dive deep into glass blowing on his own. When asked about mentors …

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Featured Artist Jan: Filla John

Filla John started blowing glass about 17 years ago in 2005. He was at the Tonasket Barter Faire where he saw OG Badger Glass, his first mentor, selling pipes. After picking up one of the glass pipes, he was given a business card and told to call the guy when he got back to Spokane. Filla John recalls walking into …

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Featured Artist Dec: FullSpec Glass

Ben Lonien, founder of FullSpec Glass Works was born and raised in Bend Oregon. In his early yearsBen loved drawing, oil painting, and clay work. Ben always had a passion for creatingbeautiful art he was able to further that passion with the support of his mother Bobbie JoBlood. Ben started his glass journey at the …

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Soft Glas vs Hard Glass; What’s the difference?

If you frequent head shops and dispensaries you may have heard the terms“soft glass” and “hard glass” thrown around in reference to some of the pieces andwondered what they meant. All it really is, is a slang term for the material used.Soft glass, or soda lime glass, is a mixture of silica, soda ash, and …

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Featured Artist Nov: StarSeed Glass

StarSeed Glass has been working with glass for the last 19 years. At the age of 5, he saw an episode of the PBS show “3-2-1-contact” that showed a soft glass demonstration and he fell in love. After studying ceramics for about 6 years, he made the direct transition into glassblowing. StarSeedGlass learned the fundamentals …

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Featured Artist: Hensley Glass

Austin Hensley, or Hensley Glass Art, started blowing glass at the age of nine. When he was seven years old, he was drawn in because of the way that glass moves. He was then taught by Zak Rowan at the Arizona Renaissance Festival.  As a teenager he learned the basics of pipe-making from Beto Glass …

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Featured Artist Sep 2022: Ehi Spalding

September brings us a new featured glass artist from the Pacific Northwest. Ehi Spalding. In 1995, Ehi Spalding met a colorful character in a tuxedo and roller skates. The man was carrying a briefcase full of silver fumed, inside out pipes. Ehi told us “I hadn’t seen anything that beautiful. I bought one and said …

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How to Choose Your Smokable Glass

Stepping into the world of glass, can be blinding. First time toker to the iron lung smoker, choices for glass can be simple. Starting with getting the job done, to getting the smoothest smoke, to making it look the best on the way to your lungs. The first basic of making a selection in glass …

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Can Cannabis Help With Insomnia?

Getting a good night’s rest is critical for staying healthy physically and mentally. However, it’s estimated that 30% of American adults have insomnia. The good news is, the answer to sleepless nights could be cannabis. That’s because cannabis can aid insomnia relief through THC, CBD, and terpenes. To find out exactly how cannabis might be …

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Plant Growth Regulator and Washington Cannabis

The cannabis industry in Washington State is extremely competitive, and profit margins are small (despite assumptions). For growers, the pressure to increase the yield of crops and shorten growth cycles has motivated some to use plant growth regulators (PGRs) to speed growth, maximize density and increase profits. The first modern PGR was discovered in the …

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Does Cannabis Help Anxiety? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Cannabis is loaded with compounds that can help combat anxiety. However, you’ve likely experienced anxiety, paranoia, or even panic after having a sesh. So how can cannabis help anxiety if it can also cause anxiety? The short answer is, it’s complicated. However, we’re going to tell you all about how cannabis can combat anxiety. Continue …

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The Rise and Fall of Delta-8 in Washington State

The Rise and Fall of Delta-8 THC in Washington State? In Washington state, delta-8 THC is in the crosshairs of the law. The state has decided that it wants to start regulating or ban the cannabinoid outright. Now you might be wondering, why has Washington suddenly decided to condemn delta-8 THC? Find out as we …

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Terpenes: The Roadmap to Your High

Terpenes are everywhere—in fact, you’ve probably come into contact with some before you opened this article. Terpenes are found in almost every plant on the face of the Earth, and cannabis is no exception. So what are terpenes exactly? They’re natural compounds that give off aroma and flavor. However, terpenes can do a lot more …

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12 Deals of Christmas

12 days of amazing deals on our favorite farms! This is your chance to save on your faves, or try something new. And don’t forget friends and family this year! We could all use a little pick-me-up in our stocking, am I right? Dec 12th – Day 1 – 20% Off Cloud 9 Products Dec …

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Safe Cannabis Consumption During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The whole world seems to be falling apart around us right now due to the outbreak of the novel corona virus – COVID-19. Scary times like these make us want to sesh with our friends and forget the worlds problems for a moment. While we fully support social distancing, we also know how important it …

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Cannabis Strains and Terpene Profiles

If you’re immersed in the cannabis community, the chances are high that you’ve been hearing a whole lot about terpenes recently. If you’re still not quite sure what terpenes are, the easiest way to describe them is that they’re like the essential oils of cannabis. They’re responsible for giving each strain its unique taste and …

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Headband: Why Vancouver Tokers Love This Strain

Headband is one of the most recognizable names in the cannabis industry. It’s easy to see why so many cannabis enthusiasts in Vancouver are wild about this strain because this hybrid has quite a reputation for being a heavy hitter. The name comes because so many people report that after smoking Headband they feel a …

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Distillate vs. Liquid Shatter vs. Live Resin: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to vaping cannabis concentrates, most people end up with one of three different types of extracts: Liquid Shatter Distillate Live Resin Each of these three popular cannabis concentrates has something special to offer, so it can be hard for people to decide between them. While it’s ultimately up to you, here are …

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How to Make Pot Brownies With the Right Amount of Weed

The special brownie is the OG of the cannabis edibles world. People have been enjoying these chocolatey treats since long before you could simply walk into a recreational dispensary in Vancouver and order from a massive menu. Making your own edibles can be intimidating, though, especially if you’ve never done it before. Keep reading to …

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How Long Do Edibles Last Before They Expire?

Edibles are becoming increasingly popular because of how the effects come up more gradually over time and how long those effects last. The question is, though, how long do edibles last before they go bad? Do edibles get stale or spoiled? Do cannabis edibles lose their potency over time? The answer will depend partially on …

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6 Weed Accessories on Every Stoner’s Wishlist

It’s always a great idea to give someone something that will help them enjoy their hobbies to the fullest. That might mean new kitchen gadgets for the chef in your life, running shoes for your friend who loves to work out, or some unique paint colors for your artist friend. When it comes to gifts …

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Is Cannabis Safe for Pets?

We are big fans of cannabis over here at our Fire & Frost dispensary. Not only has cannabis become something with known benefits that we enjoy partaking in recreationally and medicinally, as well as recommending our favorite strains to everyone we know, it is also continually being used in new and unexpected ways. Yes, vaping …

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What to Look for When Buying Your First Bong

When you started smoking cannabis you likely opted for a joint or chose a small, handheld glass pipe. These were effective and fun for a while, but maybe you want to take more control of your smoking experience? You may be looking for a cleaner, less harsh inhalation or just enjoy watching the smoke waft …

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Indica vs. Sativa: What You Need to Know

If you’re interested in cannabis, you’re already aware that there are three main species, cannabis indica, cannabis sativa, and cannabis ruderalis, and that each has unique properties and offer a different type of high. But what, exactly, does this mean? And how does it affect you when it comes to choosing the type of cannabis …

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Discreet Cannabis Use for Parents

In the roughly six years that cannabis has been legal in Washington we’ve dramatically changed the industry. Most significantly, cannabis use has become a socially acceptable, normalized activity that adults of all ages, races and sexes are enjoying. It is no longer a taboo subject in our state and at Fire & Frost Cannabis, we …

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Health Benefits of Smoking High CBD Weed

More and more people are being enlightened about the magnificent things that happen when they intentionally take CBD and THC together in the correct ratio for their specific needs. The effects range from muscle pain relief to relief from inflammation and even stress. It does take some time and an experimental phase to find your …

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The Benefits of Parenting with Pot

After a segment aired on the Today Show about “Marijuana Moms“, we thought this subject could use a little more exploring. There was a good deal of value in the segment, but there was also a good deal of misinformation and bias. So, let’s get real and explore this topic together. We sat with some 420 …

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Legal Cannabis is Stimulating the Economy

It’s no surprise that cannabis is a successful business. It may, however, be a shock to learn that in Oregon alone the recreational cannabis industry brought in $1.2 billion in 2016 alone. To say that cannabis is a booming economic industry is saying it lightly. “Cannabis is a job-creation machine,” Oregon economist Beau Whitney told Marijuana.com. …

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Cannabis Legalization Did Not Increase Teen Use

A concern among many parents is that their child will experiment with drugs. And, in particular, they wonder if their child will ever engage in the readily available cannabis. These concerns were heightened with the passage of Washington Initiative 502, which legalized small amounts of marijuana for adults over 21 years old. But, were their …

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5 Medical Uses for Cannabis We’ve Known About Since the 1840’s

The United States currently schedules psychoactive Cannabis as a Schedule I drug, “defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” While the US Government may have buried its’ head in the sand as to the medical applications of Cannabis, we at Fire & Frost Cannabis in Vancouver, WA …

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7 Terpenes With HUGE Medical Benefits

Cannabis smells the way it does because of terpenes, which are organic compounds whose names tend to end in “ol” or “ne,” or begin with “methyl.” These are chemicals that are produced in nature that contribute smells (and thereby tastes) to a wide variety of plants and animals. If it has a smell, it is …

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3 Reasons H.R. 420 Might Pass in 2019

Representative Earl Blumenauer’s (D, OR) H.R. 420 in the 116th Congress (2019-2020) is currently making its way through subcommittees, for consideration in the House later this year. This bill, named the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act” would remove cannabis from its federal status as a Schedule I drug, and allow it to be controlled and …

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