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Why are Video Games and Cannabis a Match Made in Heaven?

Cannabis and video games

Can you cultivate a better video game experience by consuming cannabis?

Thanks to improvements in technology, the rise of the smartphone and the growth of indie gaming, video games are more popular, accessible, and stimulating than ever. So what happens when you infuse your favorite digital pastime with cannabis? Find out with Myxed Up!

Game Time: Myxed Up with Cannabis

The Princess, Luigi, and the Myxed Up MushroomWhether you’re a fan of the latest gaming trends or stick to the classics, video games are one of our most popular pastimes for a reason. Not only do video games stimulate our imaginations and provide us an escape from the monotony of the day-to-day, these also provide gamers with a feeling of control that usually comes with the satisfaction of having learned—and mastered—a particular skill set or gameplay scenario.

Imagination also plays an important role here; in a world filled with uncertainty, in the virtual world, a gamer can be whomever or whatever they’d like. From zombie-killers to dragons or renegade soldiers. When it comes to cannabis and video games you’re only limited by your imagination- and how much weed you have at your disposal.

One major factor affecting our online engagements and video game engagements, is the lack of real world consequences, especially when you make a mistake. For example, in a video came, you can build your own empire, jump off of a bridge, or lift an entire school bus on your own because there are no “real life” factors at play that would result in negative consequences if you fail. Instead, you have the luxurious option of taking another toke and using as many lives as you need to develop a winning strategy.

Mario and Luigi share a Puffco Peak Super Mario Bros and Cannabis

Getting Paid to Play Video Games and Smoke Weed?

Did you know that there are professional gamers out there making hundreds of thousands of dollars just by playing video games? Professional American gamer Johnathan Wendel (Fatal1ty) did just that. Considered by many as “the first, and best, electronic competition player ever,” Wendel has earned over $450,000 in prize money during his career playing First Person Shooter games like Call of Duty, Doom 3, Counter-Strike, and more.

Wendel isn’t the only gamer to hit the big time. In fact, all eight of the highest paid video gamers in the world average almost half-a-million dollars each in annual prize money winnings. In addition to their winnings from tournaments or competitions, many of the top-tiered gamers also have some form of sponsorship or promotional income they earn passively or by playing in paid forums.

Can Cannabis Improve Your Game?

While more study is needed, some researchers believe that cannabis and gaming can be good for you. This is because video games, particularly newer ones, can help improve your hand-eye coordination while cannabis has been found to deliver significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in lab studies. Together, the combination of reflex exercises and cannabis have the potential to deliver therapeutic benefits when it comes to lowering stress levels and exercising your brain.

Video games and cannabis may also help those coping dementia or Alzheimer’s by helping improve short-term memory retention. According to a test study performed by the Groningen Mental Enhancement Department in the Netherlands, scientists found that use of cannabis while gaming led to increased memory retention amongst Alzheimer’s patients.

According to one researcher:
“All the test subjects played increasingly challenging games each day, but half the group was also administered smoke. Would you believe that the marijuana test group scored 43 percent better memory retention than the control group? It was a far greater benefit to the marijuana-administered group than we could have imagined."

Princess and Mario hit a Zong Water Pipe The Myxed Up Mushroom with the Super Mario Bros. Yoshi and Mario get blazed

Ways to Elevate Your Gameplay this Weekend

Curious about which strains and games to try together? Try Myx-ing it up with these classics!

  • Go to battle with Blue Dream. With its hybrid effects of focus and relaxation, Blue Dream is the perfect strain for FPS games like Quake. This strain is also known to give you a nice boost of energy which makes it ideal for late night gaming sessions.
  • Find your sweet spot with AK-47. Another great first-person shooter strain, AK-47 is great for producing the perfect blend of relaxation and euphoria.
  • Work your strategy all night long with White Widow. Another popular strain known for its sativa-leaning hybrid effects, a toke or two of White Widow will leave you feeling relaxed, alert, and ready for your next big gaming marathon.
  • Liven up your gameplay with Lemon Kush. Not a fan of shooting games? Lemon Kush is the perfect strain to consume when you need brain power and focus. Try vaping or dabbing Lemon Kush to boost your creativity before slipping into your favorite puzzle game or trying to escape the labyrinth layer of your RPG.

Make the Most of Every Day by Myx-ing it Up!

Whether you are a medical marijuana patient or not, the benefits of consuming cannabis recreationally can be experienced in a number of ways. Let us know your favorite ways to Myx it up and which accessories help you get there—you never know, we might feature your testimonial in our next blog!

Special thanks to Karli Adams (@karli_canna) for the photography!  And to the models as Mario (@supermariodabs), Luigi (@jweeds_420), Princess Peach (@cannachrissy), and as Yoshi (@kristinebobean).

Products featured include the Puffco Peak, Zong Water Pipes, Jerome Baker DesignsErrlyBird Torches.

Posted by Brianna Padilla on 10 May, 2019 cannabis, Jerome Baker, puffco peak, video games, zong | 0 comments | Read more →

Overview of the Dime Bags Padded Pouches Line with Izzy Blazee

Don't wrap your favorite pipe in a t-shirt or a towel. Use a Dime Bag!

Dime Bags continues to remain a leader in the cannabis space bringing more to the market than just a bag. When you purchase Dime Bags you are doing more than keeping your, ahem, valuables protected. You are helping us change the face of an industry as a whole.  Designed to protect your most valuable treasures, Dime Bags has become the leader in the hemp accessories market making a high quality, timeless product with a high regard for detail.  Their expansive product line has a solution for just about any piece that you might have.  Whether you are trying to keep a simple hand pipe or a dab straw safe, or if you are trying to protect a much more valuable investment like a large water pipe or a rig, Dime Bags have an option for you.

 

 

Just like Myxed Up Creations, Dime Bags is another Colorado proud company.  Check out their website for a blog post featuring Myxed Up Creations as the Dime Bags "Shop of the Month" for July 2018.

Video Transcript

What's up, everybody? It's your girl, Izzy Blazee, here with Myxed Up Creations, bringing you the latest, greatest, and hottest products on the market. Things that I would use, that you should use, so you can have the best experience.

Listen, we've all done it. You've grabbed your glass, put it in a t-shirt, put it in a backpack. You've wrapped it up in your mom's favorite towel that you know you shouldn't have, but you did, and now it smells bad. You don't want to go out and about constantly worrying about your glass, but also not taking care of your investment. One of my favorite things is not only rolling with nice glass, but rolling in style.

Dime Bags helps me do just that. It's literally got all of the options for all the girls and boys, who go and play with the big toys. You got a spoon, something simple, maybe a nectar collector, it's perfect for these small pouches. It also comes with a smell-proof bag.

Maybe you just want to take the coolest glass that you have, the biggest one, but you really want to cradle it like a baby. You can literally cradle it like a baby. You have the options of bigger sizes, more inserts, and a lot more safety options. So, in addition to the style, the color, the sizes, everything like that, probably one of the most important things that I care about and you'll care about as well is the odor. Is it going to smell? Especially when it's already been a piece of glass that's been used, that you're transporting back home to clean up. It is smell-proof. So, you're going to take care of your stuff, you're going to be protected, not only your glass, but yourself.

Are you ready to get on that same flow and pick out one of your next bags? Check it out at MyxedUp.com as well as all of the great Myxed Up creations in Colorado.

Come on down to your local Myxed Up Creations in DenverAuroraColorado Springs, and Pueblo to check them out in person, or shop us online for all of your urban supply needs.

Posted by Sam Hines on 01 May, 2019 dime bags, Izzy Blazee, Videos | 0 comments | Read more →

2019 Myxed Up 420 Recap

 420 2019 at Myxed Up Creations was an epic day filled with amazing moments

Myxed Up 420 Zong raffle winners in Aurora

Myxed Up 420 2019 was an epic one indeed, and you couldn't possibly have ever asked for any better circumstances for this one.  The weather was sunny and warm, and spring was in step.  And this year, Myxed Up Nation's favorite holiday fell on a Saturday!  It was the perfect temperature on the perfect day.  It was every sunshine loving stoners dream come true!  A feeling of positivity and energy filled the air. 

The year 2019 was the 6th April 20th (4/20) with fully recreational cannabis in Colorado, and now there are 10 states (and Washington DC) with recreational cannabis laws already in the books.  For some reason there was this overwhelming feeling that the 4/20 holiday has officially moved from a counterculture phenomenon to the mainstream, peeling back a new layer of social acceptance.  Welcome to Colorado where you wouldn't be at all surprised if the person sitting next to you at church on Easter Sunday smelled like weed from their 4/20 party the night before.

Myxed Up Creations Denver Store Front

The day started out quickly at the brand new Myxed Up Creations location in Colorado Springs and Aurora as the sidewalk sales got the vibe right early.  Dabbin Dan was slanging glass with a frenzy and deals were being made left and right!  Between the line out the door of the dispensary next door and the crowded sidewalk sale, the scene was a party without a doubt.  Within minutes of officially opening at 10 o'clock the legendary grab bags were already almost sold out.

Dabbin Dan at the Sidewalk Sale in Aurora

One of the highlights of this year's 4/20 was, without a doubt, our stores 420 Zong raffle.  We called the winners of each stores Zong raffle winners first thing in the morning on Saturday, and I think it's safe to say we made it a very memorable 4/20 for 4 very lucky individuals.

 
 

One of the pillars of the cannabis community are the glass blowers that make the art that we all love so much.  The unique hand blown glass made by local artists are an important part of any thriving scene.  As often as we can, we try our best to highlight these amazing artists to draw attention to their impressive skill set.  One of the best ways we can do that is to showcase these artists at work at our 4/20 and More20 events.  Once again we would like to thank these guys for coming down and spending their 420 with us!

Nicholas Lee of Fungal Frequency Glass  at the Denver store
Eric Stecker  at the Aurora store
Malachi of The Other Glass  at the Colorado Springs store
Steezy Glass  at the Colorado Springs store

 
 
 
 
 

At 3:00pm we had the motherload of grub arrive to satisfy all of our munchies!  Now we had a chance to fill our bellies with some delicious food.  By now the music was pumping at all of our stores!  Yes, now it was a party!  And with only an hour until 4:20pm, the smoke session of the year, it officially felt like the 4/20 vibe was right on point!

 

As with other recent editions of Myxed Up 420, one of the main highlights of the day was the music. Once again we had musicians with a wide range of musical styles come down to the shops and share their talents with all of the Myxed Up Fam! It's always a great honor to have these local acts as our guests to be such an integral part of this amazing celebration. We would like to thank the following artists for lending us their talent.

Denver

Ryan.Manley -    
Thanom -   
Fathomless -   
Easy Lovin' -    

Aurora

Chris Laplante of P-Nuckle -    
J Dirty   
DJ Steve Gonzo 
Trayveon McDaniel (and friends)
Dino

Colorado Springs

DJ Gravity - 
Troy Good Music -    
Harry Mo Music (and The CRU) -  

Live Painting by Em.Aye.Ee -  

Pueblo

The DJ Squad  
Drexz -   

 
 
 

 

The icing on the cake for every Myxed Up 420 in recent memory has always been the raffle.  Up for grabs this were were three levels of Phill's Bills winners.  $250 for first, $100 for second, and a $50 spot for third.  We also had the pleasure of dishing out three more prizes at each location, with Dab Box and Dab Box Kings from Snowcloudz, as well as a High5 E-nail!  Seeing the smiles on the winners faces makes it a highlight that is hard to top.

 
 
 
 

After the exciting conclusion of the raffle we tried to make sure that no one walked away empty handed, as we gave away a boatload of t-shirts to anyone and everyone that stuck it out to the end.  And with that, another amazing 420 was in the books.  Finally, it was time to kick off our shoes and enjoy 4/20 as a participant!  

Thank you again to all of the Myxed Up Fam that came out to make this 4/20 another epic excursion!  You are the people that truly make this possible each and every year!  The countdown to 4/20 2020 is on!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Overview of the Happy Dab Kit with Izzy Blazee

Designed for the dabber on the go, the Happy Dab Kit has everything to dab anywhere

If you're on the go, and you're looking for convenience the Happy Dab Kit is just right for you.  If you love your glass and you want the best dabbing experience look no further.  Keep your piece protected and have the accessories you need, all packed into a small and convenient zippered carrying case.  Great for a beginner, or a pro, the kit is easy to use, and easy to take with you for an awesome portable dab session set-up.

 

Video Transcript

What's up everybody, it's your girl Izzy Blazee here with Myxed Up Creations, bringing you the latest, the greatest, and the hottest products on the market that I would use, that you should use too so you can have the greatest experience.

Like I’ve said before, I'm constantly on the go. I love my glass, but I don't want anything to happen to it and then I get tired of carrying my torch and all of those things. So how can I get that fixed? The one thing that I absolutely love, My Happy Dab Kit. The Happy Dab Kit comes with everything you need. Not only does it come with the case that's basically protecting your glass, no more big torch lugging around. It has the perfect sized torch that delivers the right amount of heat to heat up your titanium tip. The titanium tip is going to provide maximum heat. Don't worry about breaking anything or getting anything too hot. They provide two silicon containers.

As I mentioned before it comes with the titanium tip, that is inserted right into the glass like so. You're just going to apply the heat to the end of the titanium tip for about 20 seconds. After that you're going to lightly hover over your product in the silicone container or a container of your choice. And have a great time.

Want to get on my flow and get your own? Make sure you check out Myxed Up online as well as all of the great locations in Colorado. If you have any questions as well they can help you out.

Myxed Up Creations can get you set up with everything that you need to take your party mobile.  Now you can have everything you need right at your fingertips.

Come on down to your local Myxed Up Creations in Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo to check them out in person, or shop us online for all of your urban supply needs.

Posted by Sam Hines on 12 April, 2019 0 comments | Read more →

Best Rolling Papers, Based on Experience

Refine the way you roll by picking your cannabis rolling papers based on the experience they provide.

As many experienced cannabis consumers know, there is an art to rolling the perfect joint or blunt. That means choosing the right cannabis rolling papers or blunt wraps can make or break your experience. Discover how to roll with the best of them by starting with the right materials.

Picking the Right Cannabis Rolling Paper

Cannabis rolling papers are made from a number of different materials, including hemp, rice, wood pulp, paper, palm leaves, and even cellulose. Regardless of the rolling paper you opt for, it’s important to keep a few points in mind before choosing your rolling paper:

  • How many people will be smoking?
  • How much cannabis are you planning on using?
  • What kind of flavor and temperature experience are you looking for?

What to Expect from a Rolling Paper

Given the wide array of options when it comes rolling papers, it’s important to know that some rolling papers are treating with bleach and other chemicals that are potentially harmful. Because of this, brands like Raw and King Palms, have been able to establish themselves through providing cannabis consumers with high-quality, unbleached rolling papers at a reasonable price point.

The Difference Between White and Brown Rolling Papers

Depending on the source material and manufacturer, rolling papers have different porosities, some of which help control ventilation and burning rate. Cannabis rolling paper can contain additional chemicals that slow down the burning, or otherwise stabilize the paper, its smoke, and even its ash. Typically, white rolling papers will have a chemical aspect because of the addition of chlorine or calcium carbonate, to help slow down your joint’s burn. Using a glass tip or filter can also help you make the most of your green and avoid burned fingertips.

Size Always Matters when it comes to Joints

Other factors to consider when choosing your rolling paper include size and thickness. Rolling papers come in a variety of sizes, spanning the traditional joint (approximately 3-4 inches) all the way to sizes that are almost a foot long. While there aren’t any official industry standards (yet), common sizes include:

  • 68-70mm long, 34-36mm wide
  • 76-78mm long, 45-48mm wide
  • 76-78mm long, 60-62mm wide
  • 76-78mm long, 63-88mm wide
  • 100-110mm long, 55-60mm wide
  • 105-110mm long, 42-46mm wide

In addition to size, the thickness of your rolling paper will define how fast and the temperature at which your joint will burn. (Pro Tip: Typically, thinner rolling papers allow more air to pass through the joint, providing a slower and more consistent burn.)

Savor the Flavor of Your Smoke

With hundreds of flavors available from dozens of companies, flavored or printed joint papers can add a bit of flair and flavor to a group smoke session or a solo puff party. Alternately, if you truly enjoy the taste of cannabis flower, opting for organic rolling papers is a sure fire way to preserve the integrity of your cannabis experience.

Stay Classic with Wood Pulp

Wood pulp rolling papers are one of the most popular kinds of rolling papers for a number of reasons. Their texture makes them easy to handle, and can also be blended with other fibers, making them a dynamic material to work with. While wood pulp rolling papers are available in different thicknesses (as well as bleached or unbleached) on average, these papers are thicker and have more texture than more modern papers.

Elements Rice Papers

Rock Your Roll with Rice Paper

With all-natural ingredients, the best rice rolling papers are usually thinner and smoother in texture than other rolling papers. While rice rolling papers are often easier on a users’ lungs, the texture, thickness and size of the papers may make rolling a difficult task for beginners. More delicate than other papers, rice joint papers are also prone to deteriorate in damp conditions.

Shape Your Next Smoke Sesh with Myxed Up Creations

From rolling the perfect joint to finding the best water pipe, start your day the right way by learning about the different ways cannabis can enhance your life with Myxed Up!

Posted by Brianna Padilla on 11 April, 2019 papers, raw, rolling | 0 comments | Read more →

Myxed Up 420 2019 is Coming

Myxed Up 420

April 20 2019 is year 26 of our annual celebration of cannabis culture.

This year marks the 26th year of celebrating the culturally observed holiday of 4/20 on Saturday April 20th 2019.  The phenomenon that is 4/20 lives on in the 2019 edition of this counter-culture celebration! Locals have been calling Myxed Up a top (or the only) 420 April 20th destination for decades, as each year Myxed Up Fam from all corners of the state and country come out to celebrate with us! And the secret must be getting out as each year we meet an amazing bunch of new friends from all over the map, as people realize that a trip to Colorado for 420, means a trip to Myxed Up for 420!

#MyxedUp420

For a rundown of all of the entertainment, attractions, prizes, goodies, giveaways and more.  Be sure to checkout each stores individual Myxed Up 420 Facebook Event Listing!

RSVP at the Facebook event pages below to be entered to WIN!

*Denver*       *Aurora*
*Colorado Springs*       *Pueblo*

 

420 2016 Highlights

Here is the full rundown of Myxed Up 420 activities at our stores located throughout the front range in Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo.

 

Myxed Up 420 2019
Myxed Up 420 2019 Flyer
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Here are the sales, specials and bargains to get the 4/20 juices flowing!

Double Myxed Up loyalty points on ALL purchases!

5X Myxed Up loyalty points on all CBD purchases!

50% OFF Myxed Up Apparel!

20% OFF ALL Super Heady Glass!

20% OFF ALL Colorado Glass Artists
(Fungal Frequency, Eric Stecker, Malachi (The Other Glass), Dave Armour, Sandman, Moxie, FoCo Functional, Hedman Headies, Shifty Glass, MD Glass + many more!)

20% OFF Jerome Baker Designs Glass!

20% OFF THe Can Desktop Vaporizer System!

20% OFF all E-Juice
(Naked, Charlie's Chalk Dust, Sicboy, JJuice + many more!)

Sexual Enhancement Pills - Buy one, get one FREE!

20% OFF ALL Detoxify herbal cleanse personal detox!

FREE Jah Wick! (while supplies last)

 

Featured Items

The Flower Power Grinder - Myxed Up Rolling TraysMyxed Up Watches and 420 Chrono Watches - Dabbin' Dan Hat Pins - Glasslab 303 Water Pipes and RigsStig Vape disposable e-cigs - Yocan Vaporizers - XVAPE Vaporizers - Juul E-Cigs

Score big in the MyxedUp420 Raffle!

For every $4.20 you spend during the 420 event on Saturday, you get a raffle ticket for the drawing, which will be held at 7:10pm later that night on Saturday 4/20 at all Myxed Up locations.  Raffle winners will receive up to $250 in Phil's Bills, good for anything in the Myxed Up store that your heart desires!  What will you pick when you win?!

Additional prizes for the raffle include:
High5 Digital E-Nail ($185 value)
Snowcloudz DabBox King ($190 value)
Snowcloudz DabBox ($145 value)

Come and get down with some of our favorite local bands and musicians providing in-store entertainment all day long!

We will have in-store entertainment at all 4 stores for the duration of the 420 festivities.  Throughout the celebration we will have a mix of local bands and DJ's making appearances at our stores.  We wanted to enjoy our vibrant local music scene, and share our love for these artists, as they have shown us so much support through the years.  Come enjoy 420, support local music, and shake your rump!

Musical acts and artists scheduled to appear:

Denver

Ryan.Manley -     3:00pm - 4:00pm
Thanom -    4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fathomless -    5:00pm - 6:00pm
Easy Lovin' -     6:00pm - 7:00pm

Aurora

Chris Laplante of P-Nuckle -    
J Dirty   
DJ Steve Gonzo 
Trayveon McDaniel (and friends)
Dino

Colorado Springs

DJ Gravity - 
Troy Good Music -    
Harry Mo Music (and The CRU) -  

Live Painting by Em.Aye.Ee -  

Pueblo

The DJ Squad  
Drexz -   

Live Glass Blowing

Live Glass Blowing - Featuring:

Nicholas Lee of Fungal Frequency Glass  at the Denver store
Eric Stecker  at the Aurora store
Malachi of The Other Glass  at the Colorado Springs store

Get a piece of the action with the legendary Myxed Up Grab Bags!  $50 worth of goodies for only $20!
1 mystery grab bag will have a $50 GOLDEN TICKET!

Snatch up some hidden gems at CRAZY discounts during our massive Sidewalk Sale in Aurora and Colorado Springs!
Up to 80% OFF!

Giveaways and surprises!

Myxed Up Creations Locations

Myxed Up Denver

5800 E Colfax Ave Denver, Colorado 80220

Tel: 303-322-8200

To get to the Denver location from Downtown Denver.  Just take Colfax east for about 10 minutes, and the store is located at the southeast corner of Colfax Ave. and Ivy St.

 

Myxed Up Aurora

1718 S Chambers Rd  Aurora, Colorado 80017

Tel: 303-695-9500

The store is located at the southeast corner of Chambers Rd. and Mexico Ave.

 

Myxed Up Colorado Springs

The Myxed Up Mega Store!

3835 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917

Tel: 719-576-0176

The store is located at the southeast corner of North Academy Blvd. and Austin Bluffs Pkwy by Harmony Bowl.

 

Myxed Up Pueblo

217 W Northern Ave Pueblo, CO 81004

Tel: 719-404-3030

The store is located on the north side of W. Northern Ave. just east of E Abriendo Ave.

 

Posted by Sam Hines on 10 April, 2019 420, events, MyxedUp420 | 0 comments | Read more →

Overview of the Yocan Evolve Plus XL with Izzy Blazee

The Yocan Evolve Plus XL is designed to fit your active lifestyle

When you're out on-the-go, you don't have time to adjust what you are doing to meet the demands of your product. Yocan's new Evolve Plus XL is created with the active customer mind.  In this episode of Myxed Up TV, we welcome Good Time Guru Izzy Blazee (@izzy_blazee) to give you the rundown on why she's digging this new portable vaporizer by Yocan Vaporizers.

 

Video Transcript

What’s up everybody? It's your girl Izzy Blazee here bringing you the latest, greatest and most amazing goodies with Myxed Up Creations. Over the next few weeks I'm going to be showing you some of the coolest products that I personally use that you should be using because, why not? Let's have the best experience that you can create. Today I'm bringing you the Yocan Evolve Plus XL. For a girl like me who's always on the go, I need something that can keep up with my lifestyle. I don't really want to change how I'm doing things for a product. And the Yocan doesn't demand that of me at all.

First of all, let's just talk about the color. It comes in five color options. I obviously chose rose gold because, you know, I'm beautiful. One thing that I really love is, I'm constantly dealing with sticky threading. The Yocan comes with a magnetic seal. One other thing that also helps it stay clean is the fact that it has a cap on the coil. So even if your pen falls or anything like that, once again, nothing is going to come out.

It's got a quad coil system. So you're going to see four in the shape of a square. It's going to give you the most consistent taste in a really great heat distribution, so you're not going to lose flavor on any of your product. One thing I also love about this, since I'm always on the go, is not having to put things in my pocket or carry an extra bag. My product can go right in the bottom in the silicone container. You can have two options because you know a lady needs options.

In addition to all that good stuff, I know you're probably wondering, how does it hit though? I'm going to tell you. It has this really great airflow valve that you can literally shift around to see how much vapor you're wanting to produce. Not only that, you have the quad coil, therefore you're going to get big rips, big hits, and the greatest flavor you can. Not only through usages of Evolve Plus give you everything you need, they literally give you everything you need.

You're going to have your micro USB. Your handy-dandy dab tool You're also going to have the option of putting it on a lanyard. Who doesn't like hands free? And also an extra quad coil. So like most pens, you're going to want to know how to turn it on, right? You're probably going to want to use it. It's going to be five clicks on, and five clicks off. You can pick up the Yocan Evolve Plus XL at myxedup.com or at any of the amazing Myxed Up locations out here in Colorado.

Yocan Vaporizers
As you can see Yocan has a great selection of amazing vaporizers. With vapes like The Dive, Magneto, And Evolve lines it's no wonder they are one of the fastest growing brands in the industry. Come on down to your local Myxed Up Creations in Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, And Pueblo to check them out in person, or shop us online for all of your urban supply needs.
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Is CBN the Next Cannabinoid Trend?

Take a Different Kind of Trip with Cannabinol

Whether you’re lighting up with flower or torching up the perfect cannabis concentrate, THC and CBD aren’t the only cannabinoids that are helping your body and mind. Cannabinol is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid that is worth taking a closer look at.

Cannabinol

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are chemical constituents found naturally in the resin of the cannabis plant. While more than 100 of these chemicals have been discovered, we are still learning about the different effects and benefits they deliver. The most well-known cannabinoids are THC, which is known for its psychoactive effects, and CBD, which was recently approved by the FDA to treat epilepsy.

What is CBN?

Cannabinol (CBN) is a cannabinoid with mildly psychoactive effects. Like THC, CBN is derived from tetrahydrocannabinolic acid and is created when THC-A oxidizes. However, unlike THC, which is highly psychoactive and responsible for the euphoric feeling of being ‘high,’ CBN can be used as a sleep aid or to help combat anxiety.

When THC is exposed to oxygen or heat, cannabinol is produced. Also called oxidization, this process generally occurs naturally over time as THCA degrades. This chemical process is also the reason why CBN is found more abundantly in badly stored or aged cannabis. While THC-lovers may bemoan the loss of some THC over time, the therapeutic benefits of CBN are difficult to ignore.

Like CBD, CBN can be incorporated into your routine as a sedative or sleep aid. Cannabinol has also been found to help regulate our immune system by helping to relieve pain and inflammation caused by several degenerative conditions, like Crohn’s disease and arthritis. Studies have also shown that helps reduce intraocular eye pain caused by glaucoma. CBN’s anticonvulsant properties also make it helpful for patient coping from seizure disorders, like epilepsy.

Cannabinol Effects and Benefits

Though limited, research has indicated that CBN has the potential to be an effective aid in the treatment of various chronic conditions and symptoms, including those from:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Epilepsy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Chronic pain and inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety

How Does CBN Affect the Body?

While CBN does not bind as well to cannabinoid receptors, use of cannabinol is known to produce powerful sedating effects, particularly when combined with THC. For example, one early study found that 5mg of CBN has the potential to be just as effective as 10mg of diazepam and other pharmaceutical sedatives. While myrcene levels are often considered, the presence of CBD is often thought to contribute to the sleep-inducing and sedating effects experienced when consuming indica strains.

Despite delivering sedating effects, CBN does not deliver the powerful psychoactive effects often associated with consuming cannabis or high-THC strains. Like THC however, only tiny doses of CBN are required for it to affect our bodies and the content of CBN in any bud rarely surpasses the 1% in cured flower.

In addition to its powerful effects as an anti-inflammatory agent, studies have also indicated that CBN could help in the stimulation of bone tissue growth by triggering an indirect recruitment of stem cells from surrounding bone marrow. Called mesenchymal cells, these stem cells are known for their ability to transform into bone and other tissues making CBD a useful chemical trigger for healing fractures.

The ability of CBD to aide metabolic issues on a cellular level can also be seen in CBN’s ability to ease the overgrowth of skin cells. For example, patients with psoriasis can use CBD to help to regulate their body's production of skin cells. In a 2008 study CBN not only showed potential for treating psoriasis when applied as a topical, but also as a way of helping treat MRSA and some burns. While human trials are still needed, there is sufficient evidence to support the combination of CBN and CBD as an efficient way to help treating burn victims by providing pain relief and anti-inflammatory benefits without the threat of opioid addiction.

Where Can I Find CBN in a dispensary?

Despite being one of the lesser understood cannabinoids, early findings and anecdotal evidence suggest that CBN has a great potential to deliver a number of health benefits. From its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory potential to pain relief and anti-convulsive effects, CBN may just be the next cannabinoid you find yourself asking a budtender about. Have you tried CBN yet?
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The Benefits of Meditating with Cannabis

Combining meditation with cannabis is a centuries-old practice.

From reducing your stress levels to helping you live longer, the list of benefits experienced by adding a daily dose of meditation to your day are widely acknowledged, if not practiced. But what about combining meditation with your favorite smoking ritual?

Meditating with Cannabis

Enhancing Your Meditation Practice with Cannabis

Did you know that stress has been considered a ‘major health problem’ in America since 2007? From work, money, and housing to the future of the nation, more than half of the country’s adults are stressed. Moreover, that stress is also taking its toll on people’s well-being by contributing to health problems, straining relationships, and even reducing productivity at work.

Regardless of what your stressors are,  living in a state of perpetual mental or physical stress causes our bodies to increase production of a hormone called cortisol. Best known for helping fuel our ‘fight-or-flight’ response during a crisis, cortisol plays an important role in everything from metabolism to our sleep cycles. However, if your body is in a constant state of stress or anxiety, too much cortisol can lead to a number of health issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Weight issues
  • Digestive issues
  • Problems remembering things and concentrating
  • Heart disease

How People Are Coping with Stress

While more than half of Americans get physical to cope with stress, the use of meditation has been increasing since 2008. In addition to helping people cope with stress, meditation has also been found to decrease stress levels and even improve symptoms of stress-related medical conditions, like IBS, PTSD, and more.

Self-care is also one of the critical components driving cannabis use and legalization. From helping people combat the symptoms of chronic medical conditions, like epilepsy, to providing relief from sleeplessness, nausea, and more, cannabis helps people in a number of ways.

While getting baked before meditating may seem strange to some, cannabis and meditation have a history that goes back thousands of years. In fact, cannabis has been a component of spiritual practice by religious groups for millennia, including practitioners of Hinduism, Sufism, Taoism, and even sects of Tibetan Buddhism, among others.

Myx Up Your Meditation Practice with Cannabis

The use of cannabis during meditation allows the consumer to access an elevated and more open state of mind. For example, if you’re someone who copes with negative thoughts or anxiety, these states of mind can induce stress and all of the negative consequences that come with living in a fear state. By replacing your negative thoughts or coping with stress through mindfulness and finding peace through meditation, you may be able to lower your stress levels and even improve your health.

As many lovers of cannabis know, cannabinoid receptors are present in very high levels in the regions of the brain that mediate thoughts, behaviors, and mood. When we consume cannabis, cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and even CBN interact with these receptors and producing euphoric, relaxing, and enervating effects. No matter your tolerance and consumption preference, it’s important to find a strain or product with the right potency and terpene profile for you. For example, consuming high THC flower can sometimes cause anxiety or hyper
stimulation, especially when combined with specific terpene profiles.

In addition to finding the right cannabinoid and terpene profiles for your practice, it’s also important to figure out what form of meditation works best for you. For example, some meditation practices focus on breath and body mindfulness while others, like gazing meditation, invite you to find clarity and focus through using your senses.

How to Consume Cannabis Before Meditating

Once you’ve decided on your product and your form of meditation, the next step is determining how you’re going to get elevated before you find your ‘Zen’.

Find Your Flow with Flower

Smoking your favorite strain just before you begin is a simple and classic way to infuse your meditation practice without the risk of getting too high too fast. While a freshly rolled joint or blunt may seem appealing, a simple glass pipe is a practical--and portable--way to consume cannabis before meditating. Simply pack your preferred flower strain into your favorite pipe or one-hitter and take a hit or two, focusing on a calm, smooth exhale. Once you start to feel the effects of the cannabis. Set the pipe aside and begin your meditation exercise. Remember, the
goal of using cannabis for meditation isn’t simply to ‘get high,’ it’s to access an elevated and more conscious state of being. If you’re in a state where recreational cannabis consumption is legal, you may also want to consider taking your practice outside and letting nature be a part of the experience.

Dab Your Stress Away with Meditation

While high-THC products like cannabis concentrates or vape oils aren’t typically recommended for use during meditation, innovation in the marijuana industry has given the curious consumer more options than ever. In addition to terpene-rich concentrates, CBD dabs and isolates have also begun to appear in store and dispensary shelves. In addition to mediating some of the anxiety-inducing effects of THC, CBD is also known for its potent mood lifting effects, making it the ideal addition to any cannabis-infused meditation practice. Fortunately, dabbing with CBD is just like dabbing other concentrates; you just need the right concentrate oil rig or pipe.

Take a Cannabis Tea Break Instead

Other than smoking cannabis, one of the oldest ways to consume cannabis, is by brewing it into a tea. Cannabis tea is not only a great way to get some use out of your old stems, it’s also a method of consumption that will produce gentler psychoactive effects, which are particularly desirable for entering a meditative state of mind. It’s also more discreet and easier on your body than smoking or dabbing.

Myxed Up Marijuana Tip: If you’re conducting your meditation in a public space, like a park, you may want to consider looking for a private location or discreet consumption options like vaporizer pens or edibles instead.

Marijuana Makes Everything Better, Including Meditation

From boosting your mood to helping you center and connect with what truly satisfies you in life, meditation is just of the many activities that cannabis can myx up to bring you less stress, more joy, and better days.

Posted by Brianna Padilla on 18 March, 2019 cannabis, Meditating, Meditation, stress, yoga | 0 comments | Read more →

Yocan Evolve 2.0 Vaporizer Pen

Vape It All With The Yocan Evolve 2.0 Vaporizer Pen

Yocan has done it again with a new style of vaporizers that can use a multitude of products ranging from nicotine and salted e-juices to solid concentrates. This three-in-one system allows the vaporizers user to switch conveniently between products with ease. Simply choose the pod for the correct product, fill and vape away! It couldn't be easier with the Yocan Evolve 2.0 Vaporizer Pen added to your collection. Check out this video from Myxed Up TV that shows you the ins and outs of this new iconic vape.

 

Video Transcript:

What's going on everyone? Token With Todd here from Myxed Up Creations. Today we're going to be talking with you about the Evolve 2.0. It's a brand new vaporizer from Yocan. It comes with a 3-in-1 vaping system. It'll smoke your nicotine vapes. It'll smoke your salted vapes as well as waxes and shatters in the new coil system. Today what we're going to do is we're going to open it up, show you all the different features, the batteries and all the extras that come with it. If you guys enjoy these little videos, make sure you're hitting that subscribe button so you don't miss out on anything. Stay tuned. This is the Evolve 2.0.

Thanks for sticking with us everybody. Here we have the Yocan Evolve 2.0, super nice little vape. Let's go ahead and open it up, shall we? There it is. I'll go ahead and put the lid to the side here. This is our Yocan 2.0 3-in-1 vaporizer, really nice unit. This one here is a rose gold. It's a real nice little unit there. Let's go ahead and set that down. In the box you're also going to get a couple different things. You're going to get your how to use pods card. It's going to show both your regular nic and salted nic pods as well as your coil pods for shatters and waxes. I'm going to set that down. Now we have our Yocan Evolve 2.0 instructional manual. This you're going to want to keep a hold of. It's going to go through all your different parts, functions, how to use it, how to fill, what each pod's for. You'll definitely want to keep this thing. We'll go ahead and keep going here as we jump in.

Here we have your Evolve 2.0 cartridges. These cartridges, you're going to get 3 different ones in your Evolve 2.0. These two cartridges here are going to be for your E-juices like nicotine vapes. Your white one or clear one here on this side has a smaller hole on the side. This is going to be more for your regular styled nic salt E-juices. You're also going to have your green top here which is a thick oil pod. You could do a thick THC oil or something like that. Your thicker juices you'll want to put in here, or even a high VG juice.

Your third tank is actually already here on top of your vape battery. To remove it, you're just going to pull off the top just like that. It's magnetic, very simple to do. Then these pieces actually just pop off here and you can see right down in the coil there. This is a dual quartz coil there that you could see on the bottom. This would be designed for your shatters, waxes, hash solid concentrates, things like that. Once you would put your product in there you would just drop your top right back on there and then magnetically insert right into your lid. You're also going to be getting a USB charger in your kit, micro USB, pretty standard in the vape community. If you've got a nice Android or a lot of different charging units today, they usually use a micro USB, so pretty easy to get.

Yocan Evolve 2.0 Coils

Now when you want to use this guy, what we're going to do here is we'll go ahead and turn this one on. You get five taps on the button and then it flashes on. Now when I tap the button you can see that it turns on. Five more taps and it'll flash at you and now it'll turn itself off so when I touch the button it doesn't turn on. We'll go ahead, one, two, three, four, five, turn it back on here. Now what I'm going to try to do is just pull off the regular top and leave the coils in here. Let's see if I hold the button down and show you guys just how it heats up. You can see there it's starting to heat up. You've got a little bit of glow in there. There it goes. I want to get it closer to the camera for you. There we go.

Very nice, heats up very quickly. Make sure when you're filling this that you don't touch the coils. You don't want to poke the coils in there. You also don't want to touch any metal to it while it's on. It got a little out of focus there. Very easy to use. Put our lid back on here. Five more taps, one, two, three, four, five, and it'll flash at you. What's really nice about this is it's nice and sleek, but if you wanted to you could have multiple vaping functions for your night out. Pull off your concentrate top when you don't want to smoke any concentrates. You can just throw in your standard vape tops. Toss a vape top in, vape on it a little bit. Oh, you want to go back to your waxes and shatters? Just pop it out, simply just as this. Pull it out, pop it back in, the next one, and then you can go to town.

Very, very simple overall unit. It looks like you're going to get about a ... Oh, there's three different adjustable temperature settings as well. To change those temperature settings what we're going to do is go through on our button here, one, two, three, four, five, turn it on. Now that we're on, we're blue. We go one, two, three, it's going to change. Now we're at our green setting. Then one, two, three, it's going to change and we are now at our white setting. White, blue, green is your different settings there. One, two, three, change to blue.

As you can see, you can be able to heat it up or cool it down for different temperature settings, which really work well with the quartz coils. One, two, three, four, five, turn it back off and then you're ready to go. Toss it into your pocket and do whatever you want. Super nice little unit there. Battery life is only about a 650 milliamp battery. You're not going to get a whole lot of use out of it, but with the smaller coil styles and stuff you'd get a nice full day out of it. It only takes about an hour or two for charging so it's a quick charge unit as well. Really nice little unit overall. I hope you guys enjoyed this one, the Yocan Evolve 2.0.

Yocan Evolve 2.0 Instores

Well there you have it. Pretty simple, isn't it? The Evolve 2.0, super sweet little new vaporizer, especially if you guys are into nicotine salts as well as regular juices and even the shatters and dabs every now and again. Really, really nice little unit there. I hope you guys really enjoyed this. Make sure you're hitting that subscribe button there at the end. As always, I'm Token With Todd and we appreciate you guys. We'll see you next time.

 Yocan Vaporizers

So it's safe to say Yocan has taken the evolve to the next level with it's three in one vaping system. if you would like to check out the Yocan Evolve 2.0 in person, you can stop bye any of our local Myxed Up Creations Locations in Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. You can also shop online and order straight to your door.

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