Cannabis Caviar: $1,400-an-ounce marijuana promises a bang for your buck

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Cannabis caviar: Glistening with pricey possibilities.
So you think you're a connoisseur, what with your cans of Beluga, Kobe steaks and stash of 1998 Dom Perignon? Think again if you haven't gotten your hands on cannabis caviar, a new kind of top-shelf marijuana popping up at Colorado dispensaries that sells for the astronomical price of $1,400 an ounce -- nearly four times the average price of other high-grade strains.

"This isn't stuff you are sitting around puffing all day," says Jake, general manager of the ReLeaf Center, a Denver dispensary that's selling caviar made in house for $60 a gram. "This is the definition of a one-hitter quitter."

It ain't your grandpa's pot. Caviar is made by soaking marijuana buds in a potent stain of hash oil -- thick, sticky and concentrated liquid cannabis made from dissolving hashish or marijuana in solvents like acetone, alcohol or butane. Once the oil's soaked into the marijuana buds, the whole shebang is allowed to dry for several weeks or months.

The result is a potent marijuana smorgasbord: high-grade marijuana, with between 5 and 20 percent THC, infused with 30 to 80 percent THC hash oil. It also burns for long periods of time, notes Jake, although he adds a word of caution about taste: "It's rough."

People looking for a smooth-tasting product should look elsewhere, he says. "It's for people who want to smoke less, need longer effects, or have medical needs that absolutely require them to take large amounts of THC in. It's going to have a stronger medical benefit."

That's putting it mildly. To try some for yourself, keep an eye out for "caviar" on the top shelf of your local dispensary. It's also been called "California Raisins," though as Jake notes, "That name is falling out of favor in the ongoing weed war between Colorado and California."

And with stuff like caviar, we just might have one up on our marijuana-loving neighbors to the west.

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bbeennch12
bbeennch12

My friend made some oil dabs and soaked it in bud then would cover it in another layer of oil, keef, and hash. Nothing else like it

hgjhgh
hgjhgh

every one that smoke hash smokes it with buds, call it a green screen.

 some one was like, duh buy this 

r10t.5qu4d
r10t.5qu4d

I'm not paying for something I can make myself for 1/3 that price.

Kevin Roelofs
Kevin Roelofs

Water Hash is the ONLY concentrate form one should be VAPORIZING...smoking Cannabis is harmful, as a lighter is one consistent temp. This temp is hot enough to release carcinogens out the bud material, compromising your dosage. Terpenes, THC, CBD all release off at specific temps and can be narrowed down with a digital vaporizer. Alcohol, Butane, Acetone etc etc all leave trace elements in the finished product, you can refute me all day on this, I will gladly send you the Mass Spectrometer results. Done properly one can achieve full melt concentrate using the 90 bag from Bubble Bags. Its unfortunate this is in a grey area and information cannot be more widely distributed to avoid misconceptions. if you truly are a medical patient, i suggest that you start juicing raw cannabis. This provides the body with more than just THC/CBD, it also provides a perfect blend of Omega 3 and 6 fats as well as a plant exclusive protein called Edestin. Cannabis is comprised of 525 molecules with over 88 cannabinoids identified, and more being discovered. The most amazing thing about this plant is its taxonomy, since latest research suggests that its chromosomal structure is XY based, which is interesting since the human body starts creating the Endo-Cannabinoid System within a day after birth. The recent research suggests that Cannabinoids offer a "feedback" from the post synaptic back to the presynaptic nerve, as if while healing the body its relaying information, much like a coach does at a football game, when he recieves info from the staff in the booth. Cannabis is the immune system coach, with a huuuuuuuuge playbook.

FrostFx00
FrostFx00

60 for a gram of this stuff sounds like a treat IMO

Rcorrell23
Rcorrell23

Niggas be tripping I only smoke crack... Cheap, and clean white. None that stepped on shit bitches.

3some23
3some23

By the way cali blows!! Honestly I hope they do fall into the ocean this year. lmao

idiots
idiots

this is utter bullshit to do to medicinal marijuana... how can you think smothering beautiful flower with gross butane hash oil and then let it dry out and then someone comes along and smokes it... this is why marijuana is being criticized... dumb clinic owners like this jackass ruining weed's name.

PokesomeSmot
PokesomeSmot

I'm sorry but no kind of marijuana is worth $60 a gram. I'd rather get a shit load of regs it would last me much much longer

Brian A Miller
Brian A Miller

how did this amazing strain of canibus start a fight cleary it should bring us together because puttin five on isnt gonna be enough

Tylerg303
Tylerg303

hahaha wow what a rip off. ill just buy 75% full melt bubble hash and mix it in with my 20% nuggets. your a chump if u pay 60 dollars for a gram. get real.

Ras Elijah Fari
Ras Elijah Fari

Amateur chemist here....I have used non food grade solvents to prepare concentrates and they taste terrible because they are cheap and impure. I imagine you can get better results with food grade chems....but I dont think I would want to smoke them all the same....its a capitalist system...if you can find a market for $1400 herbs....more power to you, I just wont buy it.

Vdemarioh
Vdemarioh

Fuck ColoradoCali Is The Place To BeAnd Yeah We Been Doing Wat You Guys Are Bearly StartingAnd Yes We Got Way More Dispensaries,Better Cannabis And Its Less ExpensiveGolden State All DayFuck Gay Ass Colorado

KannabisChris
KannabisChris

up to two times a day? I smoke all day every day n never get high. one hitter quitter doesnt apply to everyone. course thas all we do in northern cali. blaaazzzeee

michael
michael

i need to know where i can buy cannibis oil thats made from the indica strain, i have prostate cancer. i made my own but i dont think i used the right strain so my psa,s didnt change. does anyone know where i can buy the cancer curing oil????????????????????

Katie
Katie

if your using butane its not fucking hash its honey oil you burnouts its pure thc , one little hit is equivalent to a joint

ANDROLOMA
ANDROLOMA

Smoked some after a purchase at my local dispensary. It takes five to six hits for effects. Price is too prohibitive for everyday consumption. Still much better than Mexican brown frown.

Phrsh213
Phrsh213

5 Star tokes buddy boy !! 

Twisted187
Twisted187

Dawg it don't matter what neone says imma tell you people right now this is serious I took one it and I was in my own world. This shit is no joke I was twisted off of one hit.

your mother
your mother

most of you pussies wouldnt say shit if it werent on a website.  it does not matter what it is soaked in.  that hash oil and bud do not come close to being worth that amount. together or seperate.  its not hard math

All
All

bull, i could grow better shit outside in new effin york damn ripp off for people that dont know marijuana qualities dont change that expenential .....plus they grow it in house? and its still 60 a gram? sounds like the guy was all "oh this shit bomb and i grew it !!!! lets rip some people off and make 2 fucking grand a pop!!@!!@

Evilcheesyenchilada
Evilcheesyenchilada

fuck that. i'll just get some amber ice or hash wax and slap on top of some fire og kush? set for the whole day. this whole article basically describes honey bud. pretty common actually

Georgebilbruck
Georgebilbruck

 I used to work for Caviar Spice in Colorado.  I grew for the company, and smoked caviar all day  every day.  One blunt lasted six seasoned smokers, including myself, 1 hour and 10 minutes to smoke the whole thing and we were chiefin the whole time.

p00p
p00p

Google bhe oil. Nothing new lol my friends condensed a full oz of dro down to a paste the size of a quarter. I smoked some in college. The apparatus used to smoke bhe is pretty crazy looking. I've smoked it twice nd both times were bad experiences no lie I coughed for 20 minutes straight. Highest I've ever been. I def believe there's trace amounts of butane in bhe oil but there's trace amounts of chlorine, sulfur nd about 10 dif other things in our tap water. So everyone needs to stop drinking water right now!

jakee
jakee

lol, some people in the comments need a big ass blunt of this....

Anthony harper
Anthony harper

.....ok why is every 1 trolling? i am a smoker and im not gonna 60 a gram but if i had the money i would but  idont. and hunter your the kind of waste of functioning organs that make me want to roll one before things tell me to hack you into peaces and put you in a dumpster. and thats why i smoke it that it makes me happier im not thinking things like i just said to hunter etc. i could list them for a while.

Hunter T
Hunter T

hey moron pot head drug addicts, here is an idea:   take that $1400 you are about to literally light on fire, and invest it, perhaps.....OH...even SAVE IT :)!!!!!   Ya'll are really going to spend 2 months rent on a green leave that makes you feel good for a few hours?   Don't EVER tell me that pot is an "ok" drug, you pot heads have ALL turned into idiotic worthless people...get a life

Hunter T
Hunter T

I love how people "need" drugs to help them with their lives, the only drug you need is happiness, you pot heads need to grow up....for real

Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Teacher Training

Expensive and hard-hitting stuff. Soaked in butane? That sounds like a total chemical thing. Thought certain groups that are for legalizing it were doing so because it's natural? 

cuddles
cuddles

thats way cool bud but might get a little extreme when you go that far on prices.

losblooms
losblooms

I can't believe someone would write a story complimenting this. Herb soaked in hash oil could only mean that it was mediocre, damaged or not able to be sold(Too old to pawn off on even the unsuspecting half-wit), before dipping it.  No person on this planet, that has an ounce of respect for marijuana, would dip perfectly good product in a by-product to make it "danker"!! Much less, pay for $1,400.00!?!?!! It's an absurd idea. Anyone buying this stuff should be warned. You are putting yourself at risk. Know and trust the people you get your medicine from.

nigggggs
nigggggs

@Rcorrell23 youre black, huh

bestaround420
bestaround420

@PokesomeSmot lol.. regs is worse then butane honey oil.. there are more known grose shit inside of that grose Mexican swag.. . smoke ur regs .. hahah that garbage couldn't get mice stoned.. nevermind a normal human being..  u gotta be some 16 year old idiot that doesn't have a clue.. I smoke the best. and only the best oil.. and buds.. but I don't mix the 2 like they do .. I just add a tiny bit to my joints..


good luck with ur regs

bestaround420
bestaround420

@Vdemarioh ur so called CALI BUD IS GARBAGE.. stop shipping that crap to the east coast..

Shasta
Shasta

Colo. has some crazy low prices too man

bestaround420
bestaround420

@michael look online for the HOLY ANNOINTING OIL.. the community has shrunk  tumors and cured cancer... if u need . talk to ur local dispensary,. wat state are u in?

Karlito
Karlito

Hey fuck face, I choose to use weed to relax me and ease back pain.

If you dont like it, fine, dont use it. But what gives you the right to force your views on others?

Its the wholy than thou ass wipes like you that are destroying the theme of the constitution, FREEDOM!

Keep your narrow minded views to yourself

p00p
p00p

Hunter? Dude its me! Omg its been forever bro how you been? I think the last time I saw you you walked in on your mom giving me a blumpkin while I was smoking a joint. Maybe that's where all your repressed anger towards pot is comming from. Hmm i wonder. well Ne way good talking to you I hope you stop menstruating soon

Mr. Shaggy
Mr. Shaggy

Do some research dumbfuck. I find your IQ to be about 110 pr lower. If you'd like to do some research which we have all very well seen that you haven't. You would very well see that intellegence and smoking pot goes hand in hand. People with the IQ of 155 and higher are more likely to smoke pot or try any other psychoactive drug in their life. Studies and facts are both related to britian and the U.S. people with the IQ that you have shown forth are less likely to do so. But would you like to get into further statistics about your country. If legalized our debt within the minimum of five years vanishes. Because its legalized there wouldn't be so much violence being black markets wouldn't be or have to sell it. Also give me one time someone has ODed on pot. Also, our cops would be used in more useful crimes. We're spending all this money on something that does more good than bad. But you wouldn't know that since you enjoy killing your liver and filling your stupid and ignorant mind with more of that. Does cigarrettes and alcohol help to cure cancer? I think not. Does it help with deseases instead of prevent them I think not. But yknow what does? Pot. Plus what I mentioned earlier. People with a higher IQ are more likely to do it and continue to do it. So where's your research or your facts? You haven't shown or proven any.

Yahweh
Yahweh

Have another Jack and Coke to go with your Marlboros Jackass.

Shasta
Shasta

The butane evaporates off 100% man.

Shasta
Shasta

This was my first thought too. That they take less than the best bud, and slap some 80%+ byproduct in with it. Yeah it's going to get you stoned, but I would want to see the pot before it was mixxed.

Poysnpn
Poysnpn

You haven't proven anything either..  Where is yout proof?  I never heard of pot curing cancer..  In fact, one joint carries 10 times the payload of tar as a regular cigarette.  Tar is the cancer causing agent in cigarettes.  Pot smokers have higher IQ's?  That might be true,  but you can bet they don't have higher IQ's after regularly smoking weed for a year or two..  Weed contains carcenogens, just like cigarettes and kills brain cells by the thousands with every puff.  Want proof?  Google it!   As for having to soak your weed in anything to get a better high, I thought the whole purpose of smoking it was to get relief from pain, nausea, glaucoma, etc., not to get high!  But if a huge high is what you are looking for, try soaking your weed in the animal tranquilizer, PCP..  That'll get ya up there, Mr. Know-it-all.

nkmarsh
nkmarsh

@PoysnpnCannabidiol, or CBD, is one terpeno-phenolic substance in cannabis that is shown to send certain cancer tumors into remission. You want proof? Google: Inhibition of Cancer Cell Invasion by Cannabinoids
via Increased Expression of Tissue Inhibitor of
Matrix Metalloproteinases-1, it's a peer-reviewed and published paper of a study done by Robert Ramer and Burkhard Hinz done in 2007. However, let this be known that cannabis and their terpeno-phenolic elements have only recently been able to be studied with any firm culture of knowledge that understood how these substances effected not only our bodies, but of diseases and invasive species also in our bodies. Thus, even this is not an absolute truth, but there is scientific merit to these statements, which you obviously just assume don't exist at all because of your stigma of what a person who smokes cannabis is capable of knowing. If you really want to educate yourself Poysnpn, I suggest you follow the research of scientists in such fields as neurobiology and STS studies, such as Hayakawa, Mishima, & Fujiwara and their 2010 study of the therapeutic potential of CBD and Ischemic Stroke, Professor Roger R. Roffman (who I have worked with at University of Washington Medical in Seattle) and his 2002 report of Cognitive Functions of long-term cannabis users seeking treatment (which actually brings to light more of the dangers of cannabis, especially adolescents and those susceptible to schizophrenia. Carcinogens and "killing brain cells" (which you can't even spell right, even though this forum has spellchecker ha), by the way, were the subject of a smear campaign against not just cannabis but of all "combusted" leaf matter (read: tobacco). I dare you to find a peer-reviewed and published paper that proves that carcinogens, or causes brain atrophy. Read up about Anslinger and his marijuana ape test, in which they induced 63 joints in a span of 5-minutes- their brains underwent atrophy (read: their brains shrank and some of them even died), but NOT due to the cannabis- it was the lack of oxygen over those trials. I know this is all way over your head because you underestimate the power of knowledge and assume the "facts" and "statements" you spew are the absolute truths. Also, read Bruno Latour's 1987 book, Science in Action if you want to really understand how statements become facts or artefacts, and how science, technology, and society co-produce. It's a lot more ambiguous and grey-era than you might think. None of your statements or mine matter in the slightest if they do not undergo positive or negative modalities- in other words, the future of facts are in the hands of those who will work to change and alter them, to use them and evolve them (via negative modalities). I know this may sound strange at first, but I feel like you have an only elementary understanding of how these things really work. If you want to continue this conversation, or truly want to learn, let me know.

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