ROLL A JOINT

There are numerous ways to roll a joint. Often, smokers combine traditional methods with their own techniques that work best for them. All you will need is a flat surface, quality rolling papers, a crutch paper, a grinder, a small poker of some sort, and your stash of cannabis.

  1. Break up your flower, carefully removing any stems. Place the contents in the grinder. Grind the flower and empty the material onto your rolling surface.
  2. Break off one piece of crutch paper and roll it into a crutch corresponding to the size of the joint you are intending to roll. The best way to create the crutch is to make three small folds in the paper and then roll the remainder of the paper around the folds. Remove a paper from your rolling paper pack.
  3. Hold the paper with the glue seam facing towards you. Place your ground cannabis in the paper’s trough and distribute it evenly. Put the crutch on one end of the paper and evenly align the edges of the crutch with the paper.
  4. Gently grasp the crutch and the middle of the joint. Begin to roll the paper back and forth between your two pointer fingers and thumbs being careful to keep the ground cannabis in the paper. As you roll the cannabis it will form a long cylinder shape.
    Once the cylinder is even and there are no bumps in the distribution, roll the paper just enough so the edge of the paper catches at the end of the crutch. Tuck in the side of the paper closest to you and begin to roll it so that the glue side can eventually stick to the bare side. While some cannabis may fall out, almost all of it should be well contained with in the joint at this point.
  5. Once you have rolled the side nearest you to just under the glue line, lightly lick the glue and seal it to the external side of the paper.
  6. At the open end, take the poker and gently tamp the cannabis down. Attempt to replace any cannabis that has fallen out into the cylinder you’ve rolled and sealed.
  7. Grasp the remaining unused paper at the open end of the joint with your thumb and first finger. Twist this section to close off the joint, so as not to lose any of the cannabis.
    Voila! Spark it and enjoy!

HOW TO USE A BONG

Loading a bong is very simple and does not require much effort. Bongs come in many shapes and sizes but all bongs consist of these basic components: water basin, down stem, and a bowl.

  1. Break up your flower, carefully removing any stems. Place into a grinder and after you have ground the flower to your desired consistency, empty the flower into a container or on to a flat surface.
  2. Place your ground cannabis into the bowl piece.
  3. Place your mouth to the opening of the mouthpiece and light the bowl.
  4. Gently inhale and the smoke will percolate through the water and into the mouthpiece.
  5. Once enough smoke is inside the chamber, remove the bowl piece from the down stem and inhale slightly harder. The removal of the bowl piece and your stronger inhalation will release the smoke upward into your mouth and lungs.
  6. Hold for a moment, exhale, and enjoy!

HOW TO USE A PIPE

Loading a pipe is simple and easy. Pipes come in many shapes and sizes. Most have a hole on the side known as the “carb” but some may not.

  1. Break up your flower, carefully removing any stems. Place into a grinder and after you have ground the flower to your desired consistency, empty the flower into a container or on to a flat surface.
  2. Place your ground cannabis into the bowl piece.
  3. Place your mouth to the opening of the mouthpiece and light the bowl.
  4. Make sure your thumb is covering the carb (small hole usually located on the side) while lighting and inhaling.
  5. Once you think you’ve created a big enough hit release your thumb from the hole to clear the remaining smoke out of the chamber.
  6. Inhale and hold for a moment, exhale, and enjoy!

HOW TO LOAD A PAX

Loading a PAX is similar to loading a bowl. But there is an added cautionary component due to the internal oven used to vaporize the cannabis.

  1. Break up your flower, carefully removing any stems. Place into a grinder and after you have ground the flower to your desired consistency, empty the flower into a container or on to a flat surface.
  2. Make sure the oven has had time too cool down. Once you’ve confirmed it’s not hot remove the lid to the oven. The oven is located on opposite end of the mouthpiece.
  3. Take your ground cannabis and load the oven. Replace the lid to the oven.
  4. Return the PAX to its upright state and gently press on the mouthpiece to release it. This will cause the chamber to begin to heat.
  5. Once the light on the front of the PAX turns from purple to green the chamber is at the desired temperature and ready for use.
  6. Inhale slowly as if drawing from a straw.
  7. Hold for a moment, exhale, and enjoy!

HOW TO USE A VAPE

Many vaporizers are made for one time use, however many are created for repeated use through refilling. For those that can be refilled, a little bit of assembly is required. If you are just getting familiar with vaporizer pens, we suggest starting off with a disposable pen and graduating to the reusable pens/cartridges, once you’ve established that this is your preferred method to consume cannabis.

  1. Hold the Vaporizer Pen upright. Remove the mouthpiece and set aside.
  2. Remove the oil cartridge and unscrew the cap on top.
  3. Take the oil that you just purchased at Lux and carefully fill up the cartridge to the fill-line indicator.
  4. Screw the cap back on to the cartridge.
  5. Return the cartridge to the pen and screw the mouthpiece back on.
  6. Vaporizer pens typically hit best when held vertically. Some vaporizers just require you to inhale, while others require that you press a button.
  7. Use the indicator lights to understand when to start and stop inhaling.
  8. If you are in need of a demonstration from our staff, please ask and we can simulate a demonstration for you.

HOW TO USE A DAB RIG

Dabs are typically viewed as the most complicated form of consumption – and not because they are particularly challenging, but the equipment needed to dab can sometimes be a little intimidating.  The term dab refers to when a ‘dab’ or small amount of shatter or wax is touched to a heat source, vaporizing the oil. This is actually very similar to that of a personal vaporizer or pen, just a on a larger scale. You will need a good dab rig (which may or may not come with a dome piece, in any event you will need one), a nail, a dabbing tool, a torch and your preferred concentrate for dabbing. If you need clarification on any of these items, please let our staff know as they would be happy to simulate a demonstration and further explain the equipment you will need to produce a good hit.

  1. First, make sure the water chamber is filled with the correct amount of water. Give a test inhale and make sure that the water doesn’t splash up to your lips, if it does make sure to pour out a small amount.
  2. For your first use of the nail, be sure to season it first.
    To ‘season’ the nail in the rig and heat until the metal turns red. You can then run it under cold water or place it in a bowl of water. Repeat this step three times on a new dabs to insure that all the polish on the metal has been removed.
  3. Use your dab tool to pick up a small amount of wax or shatter. REMEMBER with all dabs, a little goes a long way! Keep the wand close by.
  4. Use the torch to heat the nail inside of the rig. Be sure to point the torch away from the glass. Keeping the torch on the glass can potentially crack or damage your rig.
  5. Once the nail is heated and the dome is in place, wait no more than 30 seconds, and no less than 10, before touching the dab to the hot nail. The golden amount of time to wait varies with each rig and nail, so you’ll have to determine the best time dependent on repeated use.
  6. Once you have placed the wax on the nail, inhale through the down stem. Make sure to wipe as many surfaces of the wand on the heated nail as possible, to ensure you are capturing any of the residual wax.
  7. As the concentrate vaporizes, you will see vapor fill the glass. Continuously inhale until there is no remaining vapor in the chamber.
  8. Hold for a moment, exhale, and enjoy!

HOW TO CONSUME EDIBLES

Edibles come in varying shapes, sizes and degrees of potency. At Lux we carry everything from cookies to sodas and dried fruit chews to trail mix. All edibles sold at Lux have dosage information and directions on them unique to the product.

Be sure to review this information prior to ingesting your purchase.

  1. Read label carefully. Ensure that you are at a place that you can stay comfortably and safely for the immediate future, as the effects will impair you from operating a motor vehicle.
  2. We recommend novice users to begin with 5mg of THC while others can take a full 10mg dose. Ingest the edible.
  3. The effects can take 30 minutes or longer to kick in depending on several variables unique to each person. As a general rule of thumb, 30 minutes is the standard before the effects become noticeable.
  4. Do not ingest or inhale any other cannabis product in the 30 minute wait period, or before you begin to feel the affects.
  5. Once you begin to feel the effects, enjoy the ride! Depending on your product the effects could last anywhere from 3 to 6 hours.