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    A Visit to the Cananbis Wedding Expo

    A Visit to the Cananbis Wedding Expo

    Saturday March 3rd, 2018 - At the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, CA

            Recently we visited the Cannabis Wedding Expo, which was a gathering of vendors with a host of cannabis-implemented services. The focus was on complete wedding programs and not so much stoner fun. Wedding planning, catering, activities, and gifts were among the many services offered.

            We very much appreciated the elegant way these companies implemented cannabis into their work. There were gorgeous vases converted into functional pipes for your centerpiece or smoking section. CBD massages or 420-friendly Drag Queen fun is available for your bachelorette party or bridal shower. Impressive flower arrangements varied from the eloquent traditional bouquets to exquisite cannabis flowers and decorations.

           

            There were many samples of food to try, from snacks and hors d'oeuvres to masterpiece wedding cakes and feasts. The food we tried was absolutely delicious. Many medicated options were available too, from multiple-dose cakes to CBD-infused appetizers. One company, Cultivating Spirits, even offers cannabis paired dinners. One example of the main course was a “Bourbon and Orange Braised Pork Belly over Fennel, Sweet Onion, Apple and Pomegranate – Paired with Gorilla Glue.”

           

            Overall, the event was focused strongly on weddings, receptions, parties and all of the events of matrimony. The subtle incorporation of cannabis was elegant and tasteful, and really shows how the cannabis community is more than just the stereotype. We also appreciated how products or cannabis never overshadowed the aspect of love and partnership. In the end, it was a lot of fun and informative, although a bit too crowded with press. We even got to leave with a goodie bag!

     We were not compensated in ANY way for this article.

    Review: New BLOOM Vape Cartridges

    Review: New BLOOM Vape Cartridges

    Recently, the Bloom brand rolled out their 3rd generation of improved cannabis oil cartridges, and oh man did they knock them out of the park. The tank is better designed and constructed, and the oil seems even cleaner and richer than before.

    Before

    I’ve used the previous Bloom cartridges for a good while and certainly enjoyed them. The flavor was phenomenal, and the clarity of the smoke was too. Pineapple Express was my favorite, and certainly lived up to its namesake.

    I did not like that the mouthpiece was awkwardly shaped and the plastic felt cheap. The draw was terrible, with incredible drag that made it difficult to take an adequate toke. Also, it was impossible to tell which strain was which, as there was no text on it. The overall look and feel was somewhat cheap, and the fit on the battery wasn’t exactly snug.

    However, with the new products, Bloom has fixed all of this.

    After

     

    The New (top) and old (bottom) cartridges - Much better construction and oil

    Just to start, the feel is incredible. The tank is now glass, and looks and feels much better. The mouthpiece's shape has been improved and is now made of ceramic. The intake system has been upgraded from a tiny wick to a ceramic coil and wick which is wrapped in special cotton and housed in a metal tube. The draw has now become phenomenal. The fit on the battery is now snug and smoothly threaded. Also, there is text clearly indicating the strain and its type. (The orange dot shown above next to MW meaning sativa.)

    The entire construction has been vastly improved. But what about the cannabis itself? Incredibly, the new concentrate is even clearer, tastier and danker than before. The color of all of the oils were a gorgeous deep gold, and looked more refined than the previous batch.

    Bloom claims to aim for a 10% concentration of terpenes versus the average 2-3%, which really enhances the flavor and aroma of the smoke. One standout for us was the Maui Waui, which was one of the most flavorful smokes we’ve ever had.

    Bloom provides a matching 280mAh/3.2v white battery, which of course works very well with the cartridge. Strangely, however, the cartridge is actually thicker than the battery itself. The cartridges fit on standard 510 threads, and Bloom recommends using a battery with a voltage between 3.2v and 3.7v to avoid the oil burning.

    Results Are In...

    Simply put, the new cartridges are great. All of the major issues have been fixed, and the smoke has become even more tasteful. I would highly recommend.

    Find the Bloom Brand at many dispensaries in the SoCal and Bay Area, as well as Washington state. They have 10 strains with 70% THC, in both 0.5g and 1g sizes. Disposable vapes are available in 0.3g, extracts in 0.5g, and glass dispensers in 0.8 grams. 

    We were not compensated in ANY way for this article.