We are often asked by newbies to the world of cannabinoids how to make your own herbal incense blend infused with their choice of cannabinoid. Making your own blend is very easy and can save you a load of money however it can be time consuming and takes a couple of days before it can be ready to smoke. Many people will prefer to pay extra for the convenience of buying a pre-made blend, if you are one of these people we recommend Plant Food Palace whose popular blends MIST and Strawberry SENSI are the best ones we’ve tried and are some of the cheapest online. The potency of your blend will vary depending on how accustomed you are to smoking cannabinoids and the cannabinoid you are using. Cannabinoids can vary in potency quite drastically so please take care not to overdo it.
What you will need:
- A large tub/container
- A bottle of 100% Pure Acetone
- A large spoon/stirrer
- Your choice of cannabinoid
- Your choice of herb (Damiana Leaf & Marshmallow Leaf work well)
- (Optional) Tobacco flavouring such as “Tasty Puff” plus a fine mist spray bottle.
- Remove the twigs from the herbs, the amount of sticks and twigs will vary from herb to herb – Damiana Leaf for example is very twig-heavy however Marshmallow leaf has very few twigs
- weigh out your herbs and your choice of cannabinoid. You may choose to combine herbs as they all differ in harshness so by combining a few you can achieve your desired smoke. If you are unsure of the ratio of cannabinoid to herb to use please refer to our chart below:PB-22 / BB-22: Potent – 1g Chem to 35g Herb Medium – 1g Chem to 40g Herb Mild – 1g Chem to 50g Herb
Potent – 1g Chem to 17g Herb Medium - 1g Chem to 25g Herb Mild - 1g Chem to 35g Herb
STS-135 / 2NE1
Potent - 1g Chem to 15g Herb Medium - 1g Chem to 20g Herb Mild – 1g Chem to 25g Herb
- Pour enough Acetone into the basin/tub to moisten all the herb but not too much so that the herbs will be soaked as it will take a long time to dry out. Pour roughly 1 cup of acetone for 200g of herb. Then stir thoroughly so that all the herbs go a dark colour, signifying that they are wet.
- Leave to dry in a well ventilated, warm and dry room.
- Once the smell of acetone has completely disappeared and the blend smells solely of herbs your blend is ready. At this stage you can spray your blend with your chosen flavouring using a fine “mist” spray to evenly distribute the flavouring.
Since the UK’s legislation was amended on February 2013 in an attempt to combat the widespread legal use of synthetic cannabinoids the market has been quick to respond. Just 2 months after the ban there are already a handful of new synthetic cannabinoids which remain legal post-ban. The Home Office document outlined a blanket ban on all cannabinoids containing an indole element within their formula. This covered the vast majority of synthetic cannabinoids – The AM Series AM-2201, AM-694, AM-1220, AM-2233 as well as popular cannabinoids MAM-2201 & UR-144. The European market was quick to evolve however as the US constitution’s tight narcotics laws had already led to replacements being synthesised in China which did not contain an indole element. Step forward the Indazole-based synthetic cannabinoids. These new wave of synthetic cannabinoids are based around an indazole ring as opposed to an indole ring which makes them completely legal throughout the UK and Europe. The new compounds which have been released so far include AKB-48, PB-22, 2Ne1, BB-22 plus their fluorinated counterparts 5F-AKB-48, 5F-PB-22 and STS-135 – and they are all legal to acquire without the need for a home office license. We give a lowdown of some of these new compounds below:
Systematic (IUPAC) name: 1-pentyl-N-tricyclo[220.127.116.11,7]dec-1-yl-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide
CAS number 1345973-53-6
Mol. mass 365.510 g/mol
2NE1 / APICA
Molecular Mass: 364.522 g/mol
Molecular Formula: C24H32N2O
CAS number: 1400742-17-7
When a newbie to the research chemicals industry first sets out on their endeavor to purchase genuine high quality research chemicals it can be a bit of a challenge weeding out the legitimate suppliers from the small time scammers. Many new websites crop up on a weekly basis and often manage to find their way into the search rankings. Quite how Google puts these sites above genuine, long standing sites is still a mystery to me. Now I am not saying every new site is some sort of poor imitation – you do get new sites cropping up with great chemicals and attentive service but many of these new sites are here one minute, gone the next. It is also true that a lot of the new sites are setup by the owners of one of the bigger sites so the chemicals they sell are of the same great quality and the prices are often cheaper because they are desperate to build a customer base. It is widely known however that the nature of the industry means that there are many cowboys out there running websites which should not be trusted. When you are on a mission to buy research chemicals online our advice is to scour the forums and the blogs to find a website which is well regarded by customers and one which can be trusted with providing you with the correct chemical. There was a case a few years back whereby a guy was sent the wrong a chemical and as a result he ended up overdosing on a chemical in which the dosage was miniscule compared to the comparable chemical he thought he was testing. This highlights the importance of buying from a genuine retailer.
There is a lot of excitement in the industry about a new compound which appears to be close to the horizon for commercial distribution. 2-(2-Methoxyphenyl)-2-(methylamino)cyclohexanone or Methoxyketamine is a member of the arylcyclohexylamine family of compounds and is a close analogue of 2-(2-Chlorophenyl)-2-(methylamino)cyclohexanone or ketamine. Early indications seem to suggest that it will bear a far closer resemblance to ketamine than Methoxetamine with about 40% of the active potency of MXE. This new chemical is being marketed as 2-MK or 2-MeO-Ket and is thought to be getting commercial release in around August time understood to be starting at a price of around £30 a gram. It was thought that the compound 4-MeO-PCP was to be the Methoxetamine replacement however it seems that for numerous reasons the development of 4-MeO-PCP has not progressed as expected and as a result 2-MK has been tipped to be the main MXE replacement on the market.
N-methyl-1-(thiophen-2-yl)propan-2-amine or MPA as it is more commonly referred to is a psychoactive chemical first introduced into the Research Chemical market in 2010 by a select group of Research Chemical distributors under the trademarked name “Methiopropamine”. Public reaction to this new compound was very mixed at a time when people where on the lookout for the next “big thing” in the wake of the Mephedrone ban. The reported stimulant properties would suggest that MPA was a natural successor to MCAT however this exciting new chemical didn’t take off like the creators had originally envisaged. One of the fundamental marketing points of this new compound was the fact that it was an analogue of the infamous drug Methamphetamine however the group who devised this brand new chemical had made a grave error in their judgement. Far from being a selling point, the link to Methamphetamine actually put people off trying this new compound. UK customers in particular had a very negative image of “Crystal Meph” through movies and news stories in the US, largely down to it’s extreme addictive properties. UK consumers instead turned their attention to Methoxetamine which was released at around the same time and MPA took a back seat.
Since the Methoxetamine ban in early 2012 the image of Methiopropamine has gradually changed amongst Research Chemical testers. People began to realise that Methiopropamine while an analogue of Methamphetamine, was a very different compound with differing properties. This change in public opinion has been particularly evident to Peter who works for top Research Chemical supplier Plant Food Palace.
“We have noticed a huge shift in public opinion towards this great little chemical. While people were at first reluctant to try experimenting with MPA it has now gone on to become one of our most popular chemicals. It really is a great chemical and the quality of it is getting better all the time.”
A new chemical has been launched by a previously unknown website simply called ecaine.com stocking this new chemical known as ecaine. It has already been reviewed by tripreport who seemed particularly impressed with this new product giving it 9/10 overall. Forums have been hotly discussing this new product which comes packaged in professional heat-sealed branded packs. The actual active ingredient in ecaine is not mentioned which leaves people sceptical as to what is actually in ecaine – the common theory being that it is a combination of Ethylphenidate and Caffeine. Ecaine.com are currently giving out free samples to curious customers. It is listed as £25 per gram however we urge research students to be cautious as it is an unknown subsance with no idea what is included in this shady new product. Hopefully it is a great new legal chem to add to the collection and not just a duplicate of another chem or an illegal chemical dressed up as a legal one.
If you have followed the research chemicals industry with any interest over the past few months you will have noticed the huge resurgence of herbal blends. Made popular in the past through blends like Spice, JWH etc there are a new range of cannabinoid-based blends on the market. Names such as HAZE, KUSH, ZOOT & InSense have all shot to prominence in various online research chemical vendors over the past month or 2. Well now our favourite shop has launched their very own incense blend MIST and I can exclusively reveal it is the most potent aroma I have ever experienced! The smell is very pleasant – made with a combination of herbs including Marshmallow Leaf, Damiana Leaf, Wild Dagga & Blue Lotus it offers a much smoother experience than other blends made solely of Damiana Leaf. Also it has been infused with a blueberry flavouring which makes it smell so good it makes you want to eat it (Please do not do this however). The aroma itself is quite potent and long lasting so you only need to use a small amount which means your blend lasts longer! Also at just £20 for 3.5g it offers the best value of any blend on the market! Definite thumbs up from us.
Top Research Chemical Vendor Plant Food Palace have launched a brand spanking new website and it is a vast improvement on their old one in terms of functionality at least. The new features include a Loyalty Points system in which users earn loyalty points for every order they make which are then redeemable against future purchases. Other nifty features are an affiliate scheme which gives web-masters/blog owners the opportunity to earn commission every time they refer a customer to the website and they consequently make a purchase from the store. Also a live chat feature which gives customers the chance to converse with a member of the staff, and I hear they have a product analysis section coming soon. Also we have heard from sources that tracking numbers are also sent to the customer in the shipping email you receive (provided you paid for a tracked delivery option).
Overall we love the new website in terms of form and function and after experiencing a few bugs with the old site we’re glad they have ironed these out and the new website brings PFP into the forefront of the industry.
After the recent UK ban on MXE there has been a huge demand for a new chemical in the arylcyclohexylamine class to replace Methoxetamine. While the market has already seen a variety of new compounds crop up – 5-IT, Etaqualone etc, there is a distinct shortage of chemicals offering a similar area of research as the recently banned MXE. It seems however that the wait for a replacement is nearly over! Leading vendor plantfoodpalace have already got 4-MeO-PCP listed on their catalogue and a company insider revealed to us that the launch of this exciting new chemical is only weeks away!
4-MeO-PCP is a dissociative anesthetic compound with believed hallucinogenic and sedative effects in in-vivo experimentation. Its dissociative effects are comparable to ketamine, but has slightly different effects due to its altered binding profile at various targets, particularly being significantly more potent as an NMDA antagonist while having around the same potency as a dopamine reuptake inhibitor. 4-MeO-PCP is an analogue of 3-MeO-PCP which briefly appeared on some RC vendor websites although it’s high strength (5 times stronger than 4-MeO-PCP) led to vendors removing the product from the shelves due to fear of people abusing the chemical.
There are some websites already stocking 4-MeO-PCP although the quality is said to be poor. We will be waiting for PlantFoodPalace or Just For Research to stock the research chemical to ensure we get the genuine product and will give feedback on this exciting looking chem…