Mar
17

Cannabis and Beer – A Joint Effort

“After a smoking session, the Stoner becomes susceptible to an insatiable desire, a carnivorous wave of necessity for sustenance known as the munchies. Whether it is cereal, Funyuns, Nutella, brownies, or ice cream, any food item, nestled in the fridge or cabinet, can fall a vulnerable victim to marijuana induced munchies. This category will offer some new tastes before they are all eaten.” ——–> E-mail Dignan your favorite munchies.

red hook joint effort beer

On Saint Patrick’s Day, people celebrate by gorging themselves upon copious amounts of dyed-green bar beer until they are groggy with inebriation. Usually, I tend to settle down with a different type of green from the same taxonomic family, but this St. Patrick’s Day is special due to the introduction of Joint Effort, a brand new ale brewed with hemp seeds. Created by a joint effort between Redhook Breweries and Hilliard’s Beer, respectively based out of the legalized cities of Woodinville and Seattle, Washington, Joint Effort offers a dank and earthy craft beer aimed specifically at connoisseurs of both cannabis and beer. Prior to now, beer has been utilized as a palate cleanser, food compliment, and a contrast to taste for meats, desserts, and cheeses, but Redhook introduces the capability of marrying the multifarious piquant flavors of cannabis with the bitter body of a delicious beer with Joint Effort. Yesterday, a frosty Becks and a bowl was good enough, but now the bar has been set at a higher standard.

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Feb
21

Smoking with the Founding Fathers

“Why make a category for everything? The world lives on the brink of destruction, people are as apathetic as ever, and chronological whimsical forms of the structure are the things that are keeping us down. Fuck the system, Fuck the structure, and BY GOD here at Stoner Schematics we say FUCK Categories (…sometimes).”

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May
11

A Hemp Diet

“Why make a category for everything? The world lives on the brink of destruction, people are as apathetic as ever, and chronological whimsical forms of the structure are the things that are keeping us down. Fuck the system, Fuck the structure, and BY GOD here at Stoner Schematics we say FUCK Categories (…sometimes).”

hemp seeds

Besides used for medicinal purposes, the cannabis plant can also be a basis for a healthy diet among many other things. For instance, hemp seeds contain essential amino acids and fatty acids necessary for a healthy diet. About a third of the weight of the seed is made up of oil, and most of that oil is the healthy variety: ALA (alpha-linoleic acid, a type of Omega-3 fat) and linoleic acid. Seeds can be consumed raw, ground up, made into milk/tea, or can be used in baking. People all around the globe incorporate hemp products in a number of their daily diets, and have many different recipes for preparing them.

hemp milk

Here in the U.S., hemp seeds can be imported but not grown due to the illegalization of all things cannabis. Still, as awareness of hemp reaches out to the broader American market, more and more hemp products are appearing in local grocery stores. For instance, Living Harvest offers hemp milk, oil, non-dairy frozen deserts, and even ice cream bars. They even offer several flavors of milk, providing more choices for those of us who are lactose intolerant. Their costs for the milk are $4.24 for a single 32 oz., or $46.55 for a twelve pack.

hemp granola

To go along with that tasty hemp milk, you could also pick up some nutritious hemp granola from Nature’s Path Organic. Their batch of granola includes: “A crunchy, combination of toasted oats, rice crisps, and nutritionally rich hemp seeds that add omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as extra protein and fiber. A good source of dietary fiber with 4 grams per serving.” You can pick up an 11.5 oz. box of their granola for $4.59 or a twelve pack for $50.08.

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Nov
24

Hemp Bricks

“Why make a category for everything? The world lives on the brink of destruction, people are as apathetic as ever, and chronological whimsical forms of the structure are the things that are keeping us down. Fuck the system, Fuck the structure, and BY GOD here at Stoner Schematics we say FUCK Categories (…sometimes).”

Madame Perrier of France constructs over three hundred houses a year out of these awesome hemp bricks. It’s pretty crazy to think that each brick is about 1/6 the weight of its concrete counterpart but yet offers more support. Think how much countries could benefit from shifting construction projects to hemp building materials; it so ridiculous that our ban on all things cannabis in the US prevents such wonderful opportunities for advancement.

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