Story & photos by Lochfoot
Courtesy of High Times
There are times when simply packing a bowl or rolling your average doob doesn’t pay proper tribute to the incredible variety in today’s rapidly growing specialty green market. New strains are being made available at a dizzying rate by technically advanced weed wizards as well as by killer little ol’ mom-and-pop setups across the land. These complex Nebulas, potent Herers and ever-popular Kush strains, deserve the connoisseur’s touch when it comes to the ultimate in THC enjoyment.
This month, we’re paying tribute to a Romulan strain cultivated in California’s own Sonoma Valley, better known for its wine, women, and … bongs. We’ve decided that the water pipe is hardly the tool of choice for tasty varietals such as the Romulan. This strain requires something more – a little number my friends like to call the Cali-Cannon.
You’ll need the better part of an eighth to build this mother, and trying to smoke it down with less than three heads is suicidal. Some jumbo-size papers will also be required (we used the clear variety here for full visual effect). And if you don’t have Andre the Giant-sized hands, you will need either a dollar bill or, in our case, a well-used playing card from an old deck to keep things even. Finally, while the Cali-Cannon is good to the last puff, it’s also a good idea to use a crutch, which you can make from another card (believe me, the deck you’ve sacrificed will forgive you).
The master recipe also calls for at least 2 grams of the finest hash you can get your sticky little hands on – and remember not to insult the strain with a substandard chunk of hardened goo from some novice basement producer.
Accompanying the fine hash will be its viscous counterpart, known to many as honey oil – just enough to coat the last inch of the cannon. Last but not least, you’ll need a pinch of pure kief to roll onto the honey-oil end and help blast you off into space.
Now that you’ve got the ingredients together, start off by breaking down your herb into joint-rolling consistency, remembering to remove any stems that might tear a hole in the mothership. Green grinders such as the Mendo Mulcher are great for keeping the resin where it’s supposed to be.