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Microdosing: The Rise of Low-Dose Consumption

4 Oct

Screen Shot 2017-10-04 at 1.29.00 PMMicrodosing is becoming more mainstream, with low-dose edibles and tinctures popping up at many collectives around California. Microdosing is the art of consuming small doses to gain the benefits of the plant, while limiting psychoactivity and maintaining a clearer head.

The use of cannabis is a very personal one: many of us react differently to the wide array of products, doses, and cannabinoid / terpene profiles. Some consume for medicinal benefits, some recreationally, but all of us have different tolerances and reactions. This has given rise to microdosing – as more people are introduced to cannabis, the need for varied (and smaller) doses will become more of the norm.

One study shows the power of microdosing, which found that patients with advanced cancer experienced the greatest relief in pain from the lowest dose of cannabinoids, while the highest dose actually increased pain.

Another study illustrates this point with 4mg of synthetic cannabinoid being administered for PTSD. The results show that there was a great reduction in chronic pain and PTSD-related insomnia and night terrors.

As a low-tolerance consumer, I have spent plenty of time experimenting with the “perfect” dose for my needs: mainly, pain and insomnia. Before I knew about microdosing, I’d eat a 60mg edible and end up feeling worse than I did before – anxious, paranoid, nauseas, and unable to attend to my day-to-day tasks. This lead me to experimenting – and have since found that 5mg is my sweet spot!

A great place to start with microdosing is 2.5mg for a few days to keep track of the effects and your experience with that particular dose. For those who already have a tolerance built-up and want to experiment with microdosing, a tolerance break is recommended (a few days to a week). Petra Mints are an awesome option for those wanting to discreetly enjoy microdosing, and build from there!

– Lauren, Goddess Delivers Team


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How to Medicate with Hash or Wax

5 Jun

How do you medicate with Bubble Hash, Hash Oil, Shatter, or Wax?

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Warm It, Don’t Burn It:

Bubble Hash, Hash Oil, Wax, and Shatter are better consumed by controlled heating rather than burning. Cannabinoids vaporize at 356ºF (180ºC) so it is unnecessary to heat them up to the point where inhalation might burn the lungs. It is easy for a long term smoker to simply pack a concentrate on top of a bowl, but this isn’t a viable choice for a patient who is suffering from a smoking aggravated lung condition.

However one study indicate that Cannabis may help with certain lung conditions.

A 2002 study found that cannabinoids appear to stabilize breathing in sleeping patients. So even if smoke inhalation isn’t optimal for lungs in the long term, studies indicate cannabis imbibed in a different manner can be helpful for breathing conditions.

What do you do if you want your concentrates without smoking them?

Hand-Held Vaporizers:

Vapor pens are a fantastic, portable way to take concentrated medication. Vapor pens, pre-loaded hash oil cartridges, honey oil syringes, and other forms are all available to current patients through the Goddess website. They look exactly like e-cigarrettes, so are easier to use in uncertain social situations.

Refills are available in a variety of strains and flavors which include Indicas, Sativas, CBD, and Hybrids.

Stationary Vaporizers

Standing vaporizers like the Volcano are powerful options for patients with at home medical needs, and most can be utilized for hash, oils, and waxes. Even vaporizers which are intended for use with dry bud can be modified for use with certain concentrates.

However, when it comes to simplicity, stealth, and mobility – hand-held vaporizers are a more multi-use choice.

Eat it

Concentrates are powerful when eaten.

However, they aren’t guaranteed to taste good.

Oils can be melted or mixed into drinks or food. Some patients have tried eating them straight by using a toothpick to scoop up small doses. Other patients go a different direction and make their their own edibles with Ganja Goddess Butter or Ganja Goddess Oil.

Our Mint Meltaway chocolates are edibles that are made with CO2 extracted medication.

With any method, patients trying a concentrate or edible for the first time should consume with caution in a comfortable environment. Use in small increments until the appropriate dosage is understood.

Direct Application

Some patients have called in and reported taking concentrated CBD or Hash oil and applying it directly to the area in question, for example in the case of skin or prostate cancer.

Goddess Delivers could not find any scientific studies supporting the effectiveness of direct application. Please let us know if you find any!


Wax, Shatter, and Hash Oil can all be dabbed. The process refers to taking a small portion of the concentrate and heating it on a hot surface, such as a nail or knife, and inhaling the vapor.

It is similar to vaporizing and is an effective method for medicating with shatter and waxes.

If a patient needs to medicate in a public or business environment, using a portable e-pen vaporizer might be a more discrete choice than dabbing, but that is entirely up to the medium used.

New Patients are Welcome

The Goddess Delivers knows that medicating can be a daunting task for new patients with no experience with medical marijuana. We’re here to serve you. If you have any questions that can’t be answered by these articles, please feel free to call in and speak to one of our representatives.

We won’t give you medical advice, but we will offer our personal opinions.

Talk to your doctor to see what medication is right for you.

Further Reading:
What is the difference between Hash, Oil, and Wax?
Do you carry Rick Simpson Oil?
CBD without the THC?
What is the difference between Indica, Sativa, and CBD strains?
How to figure out what medication is right for you.


Carley et al. 2002. Functional role for cannabinoids in respiratory stability during sleep. Sleep 25: 399-400

“UCSF Study Finds Pot Smoke Less Harmful Than Tobacco – CBS San Francisco.” CBS San Francisco. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014.

“How To Medicate With Concentrates.” Medicating With Concentrates: Using Wax, Hash Oil, Shatter Or Ice Hash As Medicine. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2014.

Hash vs Kief vs Wax?

6 May

What is the difference between the different types of concentrates?


Kief is an unprocessed raw medication.

Particles of trichomes that fall right off the plant are collected and packaged into this powerful product. It is concentrated and fluffy in consistency. Often placed on top of bowls or joints, Kief is often used to increase the potency of the inhalation. This method of use is most effective for patients with extreme pain or physical discomfort, whose condition requires the most powerful result possible.


Human use of hash, both recreationally and medicinally, has been dated back to 3,000 BC. Purified stalked resins glands (the same as kief), also known as tri-cones, are compressed with heat. Water purified hash is known as “bubble hash” and has a paste like consistency that varies widely in color and texture.

It’s high THC content it is most effectively utilized through a vaporizer.

Hash comes in a variety of forms, including Bubble Hash and Hash Oil.

Bubble Hash is a solid, sometimes crumbly form of the medication, easy to manipulate as it holds it shape. Hash Oil is more fluid, making it easier to apply when it comes in a syringe.

Hash Oils are processed in a variety of different ways, including cold water, butane, and CO2 processing. With CO2 extraction, pressure is applied to carbon dioxide to turn the gas into a liquid which is then used as an inert liquid solvent. When the temperature is brought back up the CO2 evaporates, leaving behind clean and solvent free medication.

One of our favorite solvent free oils is the HGH solvent-free.


Processed with methods often involving butane, wax is a dense paste from yellow to dark brown. Butane processing involves first infusing dehydrated cannabis with butane then purifying with hot water immersion or a vacuum pump. It is a highly concentrated form that is broken off in small chunks to smoke.

Wax is difficult to use in a dry bud vaporizer due to the fact that it often melts when exposed to temperature. There are specific vapor pen cartridges that have heat coils inside them that are more optimal for vaporizing wax.

Why use concentrates?

Kief, Hash, and Wax all come from the marijuana plant and are powerful forms of medication. The differences range in how they are created, from the raw Kief to extremely processed Wax.

Talk to your doctor to see if concentrates are right for you.

Further Reading:
How to Medicate with Hash or Wax
Do you carry Rick Simpson Oil?
CBD without the THC?
What is the difference between Indica, Sativa, and CBD strains?
How to figure out what medication is right for you.


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Inciardi, James A. (1992). The War on Drugs II. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company. p. 19. ISBN 1-55934-016-9

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420 – The Origin Story

20 Apr

In the 70s the athlete spoke the word and the word was 420.

The term originated with a treasure hunt.

A group of high school athletes coined it when they took trips off into the forest to look for a hidden marijuana patch theoretically abandoned by a Coast Guard service member. The followed their treasure map, loaded their pipes, and went on adventures that would define language and expand communication.

They never found the patch.

Instead their forays into the wild found the gold in a term that launched a new national holiday. April 20th is the day that consumers celebrate a plant. With uses in textiles, nutrition, eco-fuel, and medication, it’s no surprise that this life sustaining plant has earned it’s own holiday even in the face of federal prohibition.

Yet hemp has been a part of humanity long before the failure of prohibition.

Evidence of hemp use has been found as far back as 2,000 BC.

That means that cannabis could be one of the original crops.

Cultivation of crops is how early humans moved from tribes into cities. Higher food production capability led to a denser population which led to increased scientific research and technological advancement. Modern society wouldn’t be possible with the development of agriculture.

Carl Sagan wrote: “It would be wryly interesting if in human history the cultivation of marijuana led generally to the invention of agriculture, and thereby to civilization.” (Carl Sagan, The Dragons of Eden, Speculations on the Origin of Human Intelligence p 191 footnote)

If cannabis was one of the original crops, as suggested by archeological finds, that would mean that it evolved with humanity. That would mean it’s genetic biology adjusted over time to best suit our needs for nutrition, healing, and textiles.

So what is the point of 4/20?

It isn’t just about getting high.

April 20th is the day we celebrate the joy of life and the evolution of human enterprise. It is a step towards a growing economy that is sustainably in alignment with scientific advancements in medicine and comfort. It is a day when medical patients take the time for gratitude for legalization.

4/20 is a day when we are grateful for nature.

It is a day we celebrate our symbiosis.


Grim, Ryan. “420 Meaning: The True Story Of How April 20 Became ‘Weed Day’” The Huffington Post., 20 Apr. 2010. Web. 01 Apr. 2014.

The 10,000-year World History of Hemp and Cannabis.” The 10,000-year World History of Hemp and Cannabis. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.

Indica vs Sativa vs CBD

23 Jan

What is the difference between Indica, Sativa, and CBD heavy strains?

CBD – Cannabidiol

CBD is one of the 85+ cannabinoids found in cannabis. Unlike THC, on average it has no psychoactive properties. Current medical studies suggest that it has medical applications to conditions such as epilepsy, anxiety, bipolar disorder, nausea, convulsion and inflammation, and multiple sclerosis spasms. It has also been observed inhibiting cancer cell growth.

In layman’s terms, CBD is more medical and less intoxicating.


Unlike CBD, the term Sativa doesn’t always refer to a balance of cannabinoids in the plant. The two terms Indica and Sativa refer to differences in genetic breeding. Sativa dominant marijuana strains tend to grow taller and thinner, with a grassier smell to them.

Sativa strains are thought to be better for mental cognition.

Effects attributed to Sativas include:
Energy to accomplish tasks
Creative stimulation
Positive thoughts
Clear mind

Patients report using Sativas strains when they need medication during the day and need to be productive in a variety of environments. The chemical composition of Sativas generally are higher in THC with little to low levels of CBD.


Indica dominant strains tend to be shorter and thicker, better for confined spaces such as indoor grows. They often have a sweet or sour oder. Cannabis Indica have a broader thicker leaf that distinguish them from the Cannabis Sativa plant.

Indica strains are thought to be better for physical pain and relaxation.

Effects attributed to Indicas include:
Treatment for headaches and migraines
Relief from spasms and seizures
Reduced Anxiety and Stress
Pain relief

Patients report using Indicas when they need to go to sleep at night and don’t have to be highly functional. The chemical composition of Indicas are generally made up of moderate levels of THC and CBD.


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Grlić, Ljubiša (1962). “A comparative study on some chemical and biological characteristics of various samples of cannabis resin”. Bulletin on Narcotics (UNODC) (3): 37–46.

Ashton, CH; Moore, PB; Gallagher, P; Young, AH (May 2005). “Cannabinoids in bipolar affective disorder: a review and discussion of their therapeutic potential”. Journal of Psychopharmacology 19 (3): 293–300. doi:10.1177/0269881105051541. PMID 15888515.

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“What are the differences between Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa, and how do they vary in their potential medical utility?”.

“Difference Marijuana Cannabis Sativa and Indica, Sativa or Indica Marijuana Seed Strains.”. Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds Seed Bank.

6 Steps to Becoming a Cannabis Connoisseur

12 Dec

Cannabis tasting is a sophisticated process.

Similar to wine tasting, Cannabis evaluation is based on the complex elements of it’s texture, appearance, strength, and flavor. The composition of the soil that nourishes the plant, the cleanliness of the air, the temperature shifts throughout the season all influence the final qualities.

So how does a Cannabis Connoisseur evaluate quality?

Step One: Keep a journal.

With each new strain record the effects.

Each individual patient reacts to the medication differently. No two bodies are the same. They act and react to medications in personal ways. So it is up to the doctor and patient to work together to find the right balance. It is also up to the collective member to take the time to learn which plants fit their needs.

Keeping a dedicated record is the best way to optimize the experience.

Step Two: Vaporizing.

Some of the flavor are lost in the burning process. For full enjoyment of the tasty trees, vaporization is a cleaner way to evaluate the complexity of cannabis. Vaporizers come in a variety and shapes and sizes, including ones that can also serve as e-cigarrettes such as the Gentleman’s Brand Vapor Pens.

Step Three: Categorize

Wines can be labeled into broader categories, such as Reds and Whites, then smaller ones such as Cabernet or Pinot Noir.

The larger categories for marijuana are Indicas, Hybrids, Sativas, and CBD heavy strains.

For smaller groupings you can label them by genetics, such as Thai Stick, Purples, OG Kush, or Afgany, but there is so much crossbreeding that the strains are constantly benefiting from diversity and evolving into stronger and more effective medications.

Another classification is the individual’s interpretation.

This can include the full range of fruit flavors, such as grapes, citrus, blueberry, melon, strawberries, etc. It can also include savory elements such as honey, coffee, woody, tea, etc. There are also qualities that might not be quite as appealing, such as hints of chemicals, diesel, or ammonia.

Products such as the Ganja Goddess Capsules can’t be categorized by flavor, but they can be organized based on their effects.

Step Four: Engage the soft palate

When tasting, use deep breaths to inhale slowly and deep into the solar plexus, focusing on bringing the medication to every corner of your respiratory system.  Breathe out through both the nose and mouth so that the pallets of both scent and taste are activated at the same time. Exhale all the way, attempting to make the exhale even longer

Step Five: Space them Out

Proper wine tasting involves spitting the wine out, so that the evaluator doesn’t get drunk. Excessive intoxication desensitizes the taster to the subtleties of the strains. So for more accurate evaluation of the effects of each strains, the patient should follow the recommended dosage instructed by the doctor.

Step Six: Share Your Knowledge

Share your knowledge online with your collective! Post comments to this blog or email us your findings so that we can parse them out to the rest of our members.

The more knowledge we share, the more we have together.