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Consumption Lounge: Best things to consume in March
Everything you’ll want to consume this month
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After covering lifestyle for nearly two decades, I realized I was unintentionally gatekeeping many things I genuinely love by waiting too long to fit into an assignment that might not ever manifest. Then I started a Substack and realized I could write whatever I want!
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Healthy munchies are possible, and sometimes necessary
In the latest issue of High Times magazine, cannabis journalist Andrew Ward asks “If I can’t stop the munchies, what can I eat to stay healthy?” It’s a valid question, and one that you might want to consider as part of your overall cannabis routine if you’re over the age of 30 when your metabolism dies and you start experiencing perpetual existential dread about it. Ward gets insight from experts like Cannaclusive founder Mary Pryor about snacks that are safe for folks with Crohn’s disease, tasty tips from cannabis chef and Squier’s Specialty Edibles Zack Squier, a few health professionals, and secrets from yours truly.
NYC Cheese & Wine Week
Does anyone really need an excuse to celebrate cheese and wine? I mean, if there’s already an official week devoted to it, why not? March 10 kicks off the 6th annual NYC Cheese & Week Week, a delicious French-inspired event in the Big Apple. Taste your way through fine French and Swiss cheeses around town at Balthazar, FIAF, Flatiron Wine & Spirits, Zabars and Murray’s Cheese. And if you don’t live in New York, you can always celebrate by buying some fancy cheeses and a bottle of your favorite to treat yourself.
Of all the questions I receive about cannabis, most people seem to want to know about dry herb vapes. So, here’s one: PAX Plus, the dual-use, portable vaporizer that gives super smooth hits of flower or concentrate.
Somewhere within the depths of one of my old stash bags, I’m pretty sure I still have a gen 1 or 2 PAX shoved in there. It served me well for many years, coming along on journeys to the Korean spa and sunny summer trips to the park, until I started writing about weed and exploring other intake methods that sent my old friend into an early retirement. Still, I bet if I found it, it would probably work—among the benefits of investing in a tried-and-true vape brand.
As a pioneer in vaporizer technology, PAX is just barely over the 10-year mark—providing a window into how rapidly the cannabis industry has expanded over the past decade. Several years back, the company moved into the flower space, partnering with flower brands to develop proprietary pod carts specifically designed to fit its line of Era devices. More recently, the company has taken the lead to develop their own flower brand, selling compact flower pucks that fit within their dry herb devices, and has more product developments on the way.
So, when I was sent their latest PAX Plus, Era and Mini devices to test drive, it was a nice walk down memory lane. And it doesn’t disappoint. There are pros and cons to all vapes, but the PAX hits light as air to make it easy for those gravitating away from smoking. Putting PAX to the test, I packed a stunning hit of Santa Cruz Dream from California-based Fog City Farms and immediately noticed an amplified terpene profile offering more clarity than smoking.
At $250, it’s a bit of an investment, but still cheaper than the Storz & Bickel Crafty + ($279) or DaVinci IQ2 ($295); on par with the Firefly 2 ($249.99) and a little more expensive than the G Pen Elite ($119.95). It doesn’t have the temperature precision and strong pull of the DaVinci IQ, but it does have a larger flower chamber, dual-use capabilities, and a more compact, lighter design that seems less prone to battery issues. Overall, you can’t really go wrong with it.
Meet the Maker: Gather Brooklyn
Shopping sustainably doesn’t have to be a challenge. In fact, why not make a day of it? Browse the latest wares from designer Jules Greeneisen’s indie NYC-made Demi fine jewelry brand Gather Brooklyn, along with collaborations from friends at @loveisessentials, @XXVZNails, @CellarDoorConfections, @BklynSaus and more this Saturday, March 11 at 2-6pm at the Manhattan Wolf & Badger store (95 Grand St). Reserve tickets here.
History of the World Part 2
If you are of a certain age, chances are Mel Brooks’ iconic 1981 movie History of the World, Part I was on your VHS heavy rotation. The end of the film left everyone with a 42-year cliffhanger promising a part two that we all assumed would never happen. At 95-years-old, Brooks miraculously pulled through with an incredible Hulu mini-series that is arguably as good as the original and includes an all-star cast: Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, Zazie Beetz, Dove Cameron, Ronny Chieng, Danny DeVito, Johnny Knoxville, Lauren Lapkus, Jason Mantzoukas, Ken Marino, Kumail Nanjiani, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, J.B. Smoove, Taika Waititi, Reggie Watts, and a list that goes on far longer than I can devote to typing out right now. Just get high and binge watch—you won’t regret it.