Happy New Year

2021 showed your two favorite Stoned Queens so much love and we’re expecting 2022 to be even better ! This next year we’ll be focusing on community more than ever and we’re excited to take you guys along for the ride.

Queens In A Year

Some stats we’re proud of:

  • 16,418 of you visited our brand new website (thanks queens !)
  • 602 orders were placed on our new website
  • 1080+ items were purchased
  • We reached 2905 followers on IG (after social media kept shutting us down lol)
  • We launched a podcast ! Stoned Queens Gambit

Cheers to all of you out there who helped us have such a successful year !

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What To Expect

We threw our first ever event several weeks ago and it went marvelously. If you’re in the Dayton, Ohio area expect more of those coming up. We’ll also be building a text community with a sort of family group chat feel to reel that community in. So if you’re a woman looking to enter the cannabis industry OR you’re using cannabis for medicine and want to hear more from us as budtenders, be on the lookout for those newsletters.

Stoned Queens And Community

Even though things in the country have progressed quite a bit, there’s still a general negative attitude towards medical and recreational marijuana. Creating community will help give other women a safe place to speak up, ask questions and explore different methods of consumption.

We talk about it all a lot on the podcast and will continue to do so. Additionally, if you have any specific questions you’d like answered, now is your chance ! You can either shoot us a message or leave your question in the comments on this blog.

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Smoking Herbs

Cannabis is really no different from other herbs. They all have unique properties to them. Some people favor some of those properties more than others ! Still, hella people are unaware of the fact that pretty much any herb can smoked. Here’s a few different ones that you won’t mind stuffing into your prerolled cone.

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Lavender

Lavender is one of the most calming herbs available. You’ll catch it in tons of skin care products, especially ones for babies. When smoking it, it gives you that same feeling of serenity but even faster.

Mullein

Out of all the herbs, this one has been the fastest growing in interest during COVID. It has a long history of being used as a lung tonic and is great for relieving coughing spells. It’s super light and mild, almost like smoking air. It’s virtually flavorless.

Mugwort

This one is interesting because it’s very mildly psychoactive. It won’t get you high per se but it will relax you and is know to give people vivid dreams. It has a slightly sweet flavor to it.

Sage

Not many of the herbs are said to help with memory. This is one of them. The same way it cleanses the air and energy in your home, it’s said to clean your inner energy too. You notice because it promotes relaxation.

Catnip

This isn’t just for cats ! Catnip is part of the mint family. Not only will it help with digestion which is awesome if you’re smoking to relieve nausea, but it has a sedative effect too.

Combine Herbs

Depending on how you feel, you can always make up your own combinations of these ! For example, if you’re having trouble sleeping try mugwort, lavender and catnip together right before bedtime.

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Microdosing


Let’s address the elephant in the room: microdosing. If you live in Ohio and have your medical marijuana card, you probably know a little bit about the point system. Long-story short, if you don’t know how to microdose, you’re going to run out of your medicine !

Bre’s story is: At some point while she was still working in the dental office, her doctor prescribed anxiety medicine. Dentistry really requires precision and that medicine had her eyes all jacked up. So she stopped taking them medicine. (For legal purposes: Never abruptly stop taking prescribed to you without first consulting with your doctor.) So I started taking 2 to 5mg of an edible in the morning in place of that antianxiety medicine.

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WHAT IS MICRODOSING

First things first, we need to make sure you know what microdosing even is. You take a lot smaller of a dose or bite or sip at a time when you consume. The actual size may differ but anything less than 10mg of THC.

HOW TO MICRODOSE

You get 45 points for a 45 day period. This roughly breaks down to 100mg a day. Very roughly. It’s hard to measure actual bud. *Remember that with your medical card in Ohio you cannot put fire to that bud.

TIPS ON MICRODOSING

If you’re used to eating large doses of edibles, it can be hard to start microdosing. Here’s a few tips to help !

Break It Up: Break up your edible ahead of time in doses. For example, if you have a chocolate bar with 10 different sections. Break it up into those 10 sections, or even 20, and keep them in different sections.

Stick to a Schedule: If you know that you usually feel the effects of an edible for 6 hours, maybe make a schedule to take another dose every 5 hours.

Start Small Still: It’s hard breaking habits and making more changes. If your tolerance is higher you may feel like you’re good to microdose with 50mg instead of 100mg. Start with 5mg regardless. Microdosing for medicine can be tricky and you’ll be surprised at how little you really need !

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Earning Leisure


We’re talking about leisure, not 100% weed related but we’re not just cannabis advocates. We’re women in business too ! We covered this topic on our podcast as well, Stoned Queen’s Gambit.

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WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

Bre, one half of the dynamic duo took a nice 4 day vacation in the sun back in August and that’s what got us thinking about the topic. We’ve worked HARD to get our business off the ground. And we’ve worked so hard to keep it running too. We’ve had so many new products coming out this year, like the bridesmaid boxes, over summer. Additionally, October 10th we went all the way to Denver for the cannabis wedding expo ! We’ve also introduced earrings. We’re out here WERKING, okay ?

Hustle And Burnout

You need to give yourself a break. Things are not as immediate as you think. For example, you don’t need to check your emails every hour. What’s the reason it can’t wait 24 hours ? When you can’t exactly go on vacation, you can still give yourself time and space at home.

Even my (Bre) son noticed I was brand new after getting to put life on hold. A major key to that is: Don’t talk about work during vacation. If you can help it, don’t even use your phone at all. Take a real break !

WORK HOME BALANCE

Having your me-time is important too ! It can be difficult figuring out how to create it but you need it. Here’s a few tips to help:

Unplug: When your work hours are over, turn your work communications off !

Stick to a Schedule: Speaking of, make sure that you have set work hours. Predictable times that your people can count on.

Start Small: It’s hard breaking habits and making more changes. Start with one thing or person at a time.

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Terpenes Vs THC


Most of us understand in some way or measure what’s up with THC when it comes to cannabis. Most of us though DO NOT understand what terpenes have to do with anything. So what happens is that said people walk into a dispensary and they just want whatever has the highest THC content. And long story short, no.

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WHAT ARE TERPENES ?

Terpenes are mostly responsible for the way a plant smells. It’s easy to forget, but cannabis is just a plant. So these jawns are pretty prevalent. Smell and taste are super interconnected so terpenes play into the way a plant tastes as well. Less important with cannabis since we’re not typically eating the leaves.

When it comes to different strains of cannabis, some terpenes can be dormant. Aside from affecting flavor and aroma, they work in tandem with the plants cannabinoid content. That content includes both CBD and THC. This helps to explain why strains with the same THC content produce such different experiences.

WHAT IS THC ?

THC is one of the only compounds in marijuana we care about. CBD and CBN are awesome too but THAT THC THOUGH ! It’s the psychoactive compound that gets people ‘high’. We won’t spend too much time on it, because you already know.

CHOOSE WHAT TERPENES BEST FOR YOU

It’s hard to pin down exactly which terpenes are going to get you where you need to or would like to go. When you try a strain and you absolutely love it, write down which one it is and look up the terpene profile. This is extremely difficult to do when you’re not buying cannabis from a legal dispensary. When you purchase it legally you get the benefit of having the complete profile to refer to !

There are both primary and secondary terps. Some common primary terpenes include Pinene, Humulene, Limonene and Myrcene. Secondary terps include Borneol, Phytol, Eucalyptol and Sabinene. Pinene, for example, is also found in pine trees. It gives that outdoorsy, earthy aroma. Find it most present in OG Kush and Blue Dream. Eucalyptol sounds like something else we already know tight ? Eucalyptus ! It has a cooling menthol, minty scent. If you’ve ever had Girl Scout Cookies, you already know !

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The History Of Glass Pipes

The History of Glass Pipes

In honor or all of our glass pieces being on sale, we wanted to give you a little history lesson on how we ended up using glass pipes in the first place ! Go ahead and grab yours (or your cannamug) and get ready for this adventure.

It Started In 30 B.C.

The art of glassblowing dates back to the Roman empire of 30 B.C. They used colored glass rods and blow tubes to start creating hollow glass containers for the richest, most elite members of society at the time. It took almost 2000 years for glassblowers to use this nifty little skill though to make smoking devices. And it was only in the 60’s (of course lmao) that glass pipes emerged as we know them now.. 

Modern Day Glass Pipes

So in between then and now, a lot has happened. George Bush’s administration had a sting operation targeting businesses across the country, including Tommy Chong’s. He was convicted of conspiracy to distribute drug paraphernalia and sentenced to nine months in prison. From that moment and now, though, a lot has changed.

Today’s glass pipes range from super affordable pieces to totally unique works of art that Salvador Dali himself would be proud of.

Timeline of Glass Pipes

30 B.C. – The glass-blowing technique started poppin’.

1492 – Christopher Columbus came across Native Americans who were all about smoking tobacco pipes. Those pipes were made of wood and other accessible material.

1559 – Jean Nicot, a French diplomat, brought a tobacco pipe back to France, and it quickly became a hit within the homies.

1600 – Clay pipes became all the rage and were widely accepted amongst the English culture.

1800 – The wooden tobacco pipe became popular and widely used for tobacco and now hashish.

1960 – Using glass to produce extravagant pieces of art to display and smoke out of, grew extremely popular in society.

1977 – The first glass pipe was patented.

2003 – America ran a sting operation on head shops and smoke shops to pull drug paraphernalia from being sold.

2010 – There are a plethora of glass weed pipes available. Glass-blowing techniques are fine-tuned, and production is taking off.

2018 – Glass weed pipes is one of the largest cannabis sectors, with some pieces going for over $100 000.

Types of Glass pipes

Today we have a wide variety of Glass pipes to choose from, Chillums, Bowls, Bubblers, Bongs, Percolator Bongs and of course Dab Rigs.

When buying a glass pipe or bong, you can get all glass or get cheaper bongs and pipes made with rubber or plastic joints. Metal bowls and metal or plastic down stems are also common on cheap bongs. Note that rubber, plastic, silicone, and metal are difficult to clean and not as safe as glass under high temperatures. 

Well-made glass-on-glass joints are a major key to achieving a perfect seal on the pipe. The type of glass also makes a difference. Borosilicate is much better and can take heating and cooling that is a necessity for glass pipes. Borosilicate must be heated to much higher temperatures to melt also, giving its nickname “hard glass.”

Water pipes, also known as bongs, are super popular and range from tiny bubblers to human-sized tubes on the very extreme end. Flower smokers are looking to diffuse and filter their smoke as much as possible, so glass pieces with one or more percolators and plenty of holes for diffusion are best for a smoother smoke. Concentrate users have almost as many options of different glass styles as flower smokers. 

A glass dab rig is the standard for most concentrate users. Concentrate referring to products like wax and resin. Almost any medium or large bong can be adapted to work for concentrates too, BUT you might sacrifice some flavor along the way.

National Dab Day

Have you ever heard of Dab Day ? Tons of people who don’t smoke are super familiar with the digits 420. It’s been deeply rooted in cannaculture for over 30 years. However, this day has had a rival steadily brewing; 710.

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But First, A 420 Reminder

Like with most things in history, we don’t actually effing know. However, we present to you, the most credible story. Back in 1971 five California students used to meet each other each day at 4:20 pm for a celebratory weed smoking sesh. It was always at a campus statue at San Rafael High School at that specific time because it’s when the after-school programs were all finished. With nearly everyone gone, they were least likely to get caught. Instead of being obvious idiots, to ask each other if they were down that day they’d say “420 ?”

So it’s no surprise that following suit, July 10th, is just known but the numbers that represent its month and day.

What Is 710 ?

July 10th is National Dab Day ! Some also refer to it as Oil Day. Word on the street, they say it’s because 710 upside down looks like it spells ‘OIL’. The reason it turned into a special day is pretty vague. The first celebration seems to have been in 2012.

A while back, oils and other concentrates were super hard to find. These days, with marijuana being recreational in many states, it’s a lot easier to find. Still, for many people, the act of dabbing is pretty foreign. You can use shatter, wax, resin or rosin to do it. And fun fact: Women dab most often.

Women And Dab Tolerance

Drugs, just like most things, affect men and women differently. Researchers at Washington State University have found evidence stating that women may build up a tolerance to marijuana more easily than males do. It super interesting because women are also more sensitive to the effects of the plant. They found this out while studying pain relief. They tried to figure out why women don’t get as much pain relief as men and not as fast either.

But at any rate, whatever the reason, it’s good to know ! For women with a crazy high tolerance, it’s probably better to get some cute tools and dab instead of chain smoking joints all day. Check them out here !

LET’S TALK !

Let us commence in a royal conversation ! How do you celebrate 710 each year ? Or were you today years old when you learned about it ? Let us know in the comments !

Juneteenth

You may or may not have heard by now that Juneteenth has finally been declared a federal holiday. You may have also heard that people like Candace Owens have a serious problem with that because they feel like it takes away from the fourth of July. With all the buzz going around, do you know what the day is even about ? Let’s taco bout it, friends !

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When Is It

We Juneteenth is celebrate on June 19th every year.

What Is Juneteenth

This celebration is annual and commemorates the day when the last enslaved African-Americans were informed that they were free. Some people also call it Black Independence Day sometimes or Jubilee Day. The original day that inspired this holiday was June 19, 1985.

Why Is It

Let’s consider this, straight from history.com. “On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that as of January 1, 1863, all enslaved people in the states currently engaged in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” Frankly put… the people didn’t gaf about this proclamation and it was a battle making slave owners actually let their slaves go. Additionally, those who were already in the midst of running away had no idea what was going on. So where it was roughest, down in Galveston, Texas, they were the last to catch word that theys free na’.

How Is Juneteenth Celebrated

People celebrate Juneteenth islebrated several different ways. Here’s a few ideas for you in case you’re new to this and not true to this yet:

Learn The Full History of Juneteenth

It’s not all fun and games, especially if you’re an ally. It’s a reminder of a very painful time in history. Learn about what exactly went down and why. See how it affected people during that time and how it trickles down to families still today.

Support Black Businesses

Even after we were supposedly granted freedom, we were far from free. This point in time is the freest we have ever been and the rug can be snatched right from underneath us at any given moment for no apparent reason. But at least we can have a chunk of autonomy in this day and age. Let’s celebrate and honor that by supporting those who go against the grain and own their own while servicing their community. Support black businesses.

Attend Events

There’s usually a huge event in major cities everywhere each year. Show up, have fun and show some love !

How The Podcast Started

Soooo we decided to start a podcast. If you’re signed up for the Queen’s Club you got the newsletter about it already. It debuted on Mother’s Day and you can catch the first episode here ! In it we talked a little about why we started the business altogether; but here, Queens, we shall discuss why we started the podcast !

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TRANSPARENCY ON THE PODCAST

We are human. We do super duper human things. For some reason, when people enter the business world, they get cardboard stiff and feel like they have to be ‘on’ all of the time. We want to destroy that myth. We are business owners. We are mothers. We are professional. And we are weed enjoyers. We do a damn good job at ALL of it. We think you can relate to that.

COMMUNITY

We also have a goal to bring together like-minded people. As we mentioned in the other blog, this industry is completely DOMINATED by men. We just want other 420 friendly moms and women in weed to be comfortable have more people and things they can relate to.

INFORMATION ON THE PODCAST

We share a wealth of information on the podcast for people who are entering the industry. Also for people who are just being introduced to marijuana as medicine. Bre is a medical budtender and has so much to say about the topic that we believe a lot of people could benefit from.

THE JOURNEY

This is all something new for us. Just a few years ago we were both deeply immersed in the dental field. It’s amazing to be able to leave little bread crumbs around to look at later and see how far we’ve come.

If there’s anything specific that you guys want to hear about definitely let us know ! And don’t forget to subscribe.

Weed Makes Me A Better Mom

Queen Mothers ! It’s almost your day ! In 7 days it’s going to be Mother’s Day. So right now we’re going to talk about something a little taboo: How much marijuana helps with motherhood. I used to have a friend who said her dream life was to have 2 children back to back so that in 5 years when they’re at school she can sit around at home in nothing but heels and an apron, cook and get wine drunk while singing loudly. Pretty much, weed mom is the new wine mom.

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First Of All…

When it’s dosed properly, tbh, weed relaxes most people most of the time. The issue is usually figuring out what the proper dose is. But the right form of weed and with some good intention goes a long way. Marijuana can be used in Sativa form to make you more creative and energized. An Indica can help you wind down and get a good night’s sleep as well as ward off anxiety.

What This Means For The Kids

If you’re a mom, you already KNOW the level of tired that comes with motherhood. Imagine being able to enjoy one vegan, gluten-free, delicious chocolate chip cookie then suddenly having the energy in 20 minutes to go jump on the trampoline with the kids. Or maybe it’s a rainy day; imagine hitting your vape twice in the bathroom to come out and have the best arts and crafts idea of the century !

Or maybe it’s a day that your kids, for whatever reason, are being so loud and crazy that you feel like the Tasmanian devil came over to visit. Frustration at its finest, right ? Now imagine grabbing a prerolled blunt, taking a quick puff and magically having the patience to not scream at or swing at those little ankle biters.

Additionally, there are moms with real mental health or physical health issues that weed relieves.

Weed Is Medicine, Mom

I think we’ve mentioned it before, but weed is not just an illicit drug (super lame term for it, hate it) but it’s medicine too. Disorders and diseases aside, even just for pain relief. Medical and recreational marijuana both can be used more like ibuprofen or Tylenol. Grind something up for a bowl ot brew the stems in tea to help with any back pain you acquired while letting the children use you as a jungle gym.

If you have anxious or depressive disorders especially, weed is prescribed for these things. Close your eyes and envision not having to excuse yourself during a school play to have a panic attack. Imagine taking a sip of infused juice being able to control your self-talk a little better so that you don’t spew out negativity in front of them.

A Weed Mom Story

We have a friend that doesn’t have to imagine this life. She lives it. She was a SPAZZ ! Rightfully so. She suffers from PTSD and bipolar. During an anxiety attack, it’s so hard to stay calm or engaged with the kids. It’s way too easy to snap on them or disappear a little too long. When severe depressive episodes hit, getting out of bed isn’t even an option. Too often the trauma she endured before crowded all of the creativity out of her mind, so playing pretend wasn’t going well either.

Several years ago, however, her psychiatrist unofficially suggested she maybe try weed and just see how it goes. Almost unbelievably it took care of all the above mentioned issues. Weed improved the quality of her life. It made her a better mom. It can do that for you too. And that’s nothing to be ashamed about !

Mom Day Gift !

By the way, friends ! We have egift cards now, definitely order one for your mom to show her you appreciate her.