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Kraken Grinders and the New Fresh Flower

Posted by Amanda Depperschmidt on

Kraken Grinders and the New Fresh Flower
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t think too hard about my grinder.  Every grinder I’ve ever owned has been an afterthought, each one squeaky and ugly and purchased a month too late.  We all have a tendency to think of grinders as little flower-carrying UFOs to complain about buying and then carelessly discard on some side table somewhere until it’s time to pack the next bowl.  Kraken grinders take a new spin on the old tool -- and somehow, it’s become one of my favorite smoking tools I’ve ever owned.

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Indica or Sativa? - Making The Right Choice for You

Posted by Amanda Depperschmidt on

Indica or Sativa? - Making The Right Choice for You
We all know that different strains of the cannabis plant have different effects and potencies.  But what is just now becoming common knowledge in our freshly legalized country is the difference between them.  Cannabis is available to smokers in two different species: cannabis indica and cannabis sativa.  Some growers have even started to breed the two species together, creating hybrid strains.  Each strain of marijuana comes from either the indica, sativa, or hybrid species of cannabis.  Here is what you need to know about each of them.

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Glassheads Buyer's Guide

Posted by Amanda Depperschmidt on

Glassheads Buyer's Guide
If you’re looking for simple, handcrafted pipes and glass art, Glassheads is one of the best vendors to start with at Smoke Cartel.  No matter how you smoke, there is a piece from Glassheads made with you in mind.

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How to Celebrate Smoke Cartel's Third Birthday

Posted by Angelica Sorauf on

How to Celebrate Smoke Cartel's Third Birthday
That’s right, this week Smoke Cartel is turning three years old!  That means that if Smoke Cartel were a human, we’d be a little bumbling three year old crying in the grocery store and trying to rid ourselves of a debilitating binky habit.  But of course Smoke Cartel is not a tiny screaming human, but rather a company with a huge network of artists and fellow glass enthusiasts behind our back.  To us, celebrating Smoke Cartel means celebrating every smoker out there, and here are our four favorite ways to do just that.

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4 Medical Marijuana Benefits For Everyone

Posted by Angelica Sorauf on

4 Medical Marijuana Benefits For Everyone
More and more studies are conducting research that is proving the ways that medical marijuana can help patients suffering from specific diseases, including Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS.  But what are some of the ways marijuana can help everyone, no matter what reason they have for smoking?  Here are our top four picks:

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