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Stay Safe With Deliveries During Covid-19 Pandemic

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, it is imperative that we all change our lifestyles and adapt literally everything that we do in order two stay safe and more importantly keep our elderly loved ones safe. Social distancing and self-isolation are the very least that we can do. It’s boring and frustrating but it should only be for a relatively short space of time. We can do this.

Luckily for a lot of us, we can still get our favorite cannabis products sent to us at this time. If you are lucky enough to have a dispensary near you that is doing deliveries, take advantage of that service. You are much safer staying in and letting your stash come to you than you are going out searching for it.

Covid-19: Parcel Delivery Guide

Of course, having parcels arrive at your door still carries a slight chance of transferring the virus via the package to your house. This does not, however, mean that you should panic. Whilst the risk is slight it is still there. Fortunately, the solutions to this issue are extremely easy.

It has been estimated that the Covid-19 virus stays active on different substances for different lengths of time. For example, on cardboard, it would seem to live for up to 24 hours, on steel or plastic for possibly three days and copper just four hours.

Therefore if you have a garage or a utility room in your house get the delivery guy to drop it directly in there, shut the door and just leave it for about 4 days. A virus cannot jump from one surface to another. If the package is left untouched for four days all traces of any viruses on or inside the box will be long gone by the time you open it.

Even if you have to bring it inside your house, simply put it in a position where it will not be disturbed, leave it then immediately wash your hands thoroughly for at least twenty seconds. You will then be free of all traces of Covid-19.

If You Cannot Store Packages

This is still not a problem provided you adhere to certain protocols. Bring the package into an open space in your house. Let’s say the kitchen. Before doing so, sterilize a working space using a proprietary bleach or a good quality sanitizer. The American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a list of no less than 370 products, which are officially approved for use against Covid-19.

Don’t worry if you cannot get hold of these products. Good household bleach is sufficient. Mix four to six teaspoons of bleach with a quart of water and put it in a spray bottle. This is perfectly adequate. Never use neat bleach or course, this is dangerous.

Another product is rubbing alcohol. This needs to be at least 70% isopropyl, and the strongest the better. Please Note: Some spurious websites are recommending using alcoholic drinks like Vodka or Whisky. This is nonsense. First of all, it will not work, secondly, these products have much better use and thirdly look at the cost!

Remember it is only work surfaces and packaging that you need to sterilize. Place your package on the pre-sterilized work surface. Spray the entire outside of the box before opening. Then spray each internal package as you lift then out. Dispose of the outer packaging. All your goodies are now ready for use. There is no need to sterilize the actual products themselves. Nobody wants to taste bleach with their weed and you don’t want to be lighting something that is soaked in 90% alcohol.

Immediately after unpacking your products wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least twenty seconds.

Summary

Follow these simple instructions and you will be keeping you and your family safe. Always remember never to mix any cleaning or sterilizing products. Chemicals when mix can cause all kinds of problems.


Stay Safe, Stay Well and remember, Stay Home

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Albania to Legalize Marijuana

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Long regarded as one of Europe’s biggest illegal trafficking hub, Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama has just announced plans to legalize marijuana.

Legalize Marijuana and Kill the Black Market

Albania has been one of Europe’s leading producers of illegal weed. It is hoped that by legalizing it,  it will be the end of the black market and all that goes with it.

The country has been taking on the illegal market for years and this is seen as a natural progression. As Prime Minister Rami puts it,  “Illegal cultivation is completely under control. This is the third or fourth year of consolidation. We plan to pass the bill in this session of parliament.”

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RIP Joesy Whales Dies at 69.

On May 6th, one of the most legendary names in Cannabis, Joesy Whales died at the age of 69 following a fall. Together with Ross Johnson (known as Lone Watty), he was responsible for the Original Glue strain, often called Gorilla Glue.

Joesy Whales and Lone Watty

Joesy Whales

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In 2014 the two veteran Cannabis breeders were experimenting with crossing Chems and Diesels. What followed was described by the part as a lucky accident. It resulted in a triple back-crossed Diesel getting crossed with some Chocolate Thai.

The story goes that the resin caused Joesy’s hand to get glued to a telephone. This was like a scene from a TV ad for the famous glue,  and the rest is history.

His partner, Lone Watty,  died just a year ago on May 23rd 2019

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Missouri: Get Stoned Bill Rejected

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In one of the weirder stories of the week,  Missouri lawmakers have just voted down a bill for them all to get stoned. This would have required all “members of the Missouri House shall consume a substantial dose of medicinal marijuana prior to entering the chamber or voting on any legislation.”

The bill was intended to get members to focus properly on a focus on a healthcare bill,

State Rep. Andrew McDaniel Wanted Them to Get Stoned

The defeat was not unanimous either! McDaniel said, “It was for the real betterment of all Missourians if some people would chill out. The proposal came up for a voice vote this Thursday, and was soundly defeated, although a few legislators were bold enough to say “aye.”

Whilst it was all but tongue in cheek, it did have its serious side. The State Rep said that he proposed the bill to “get everyone to chill out and get a little chuckle.” In his opinion, other lawmakers were piling “a whole bunch of crap” amendments onto the bill, and he hoped his amendment would “get them all to pay attention” and “quit messing it up.”

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