What Are Ice Wax Extracts?

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Ice wax is one of the most flavorful, potent forms of cannabis concentrates that you can make without solvents. You won’t need the assistance of any explosive solvents like butane. Instead, to make this wax hashmakers use washing machines or buckets filled with ice and water to agitate trichomes. Then, the material is sifted through mesh bubble bags to separate essential oils from less desirable plant materials.

Making Quality Ice Wax

What Are Ice Wax Extracts?

From the individual hashmaker to the cannabis used, a lot factors into how quality and the price of the end product when making ice wax.

Starting Material

What Are Ice Wax Extracts?

To make quality ice wax, material from cannabis plants with sufficient trichome production is required. If you put garbage in, that’s all you’ll get in the end. So first you’ll need to hunt down some quality trim, popcorn nugs or whole plants for extraction.

Nikka T told High Times in 2013 that material that was immediately frozen after being hand-trimmed makes the finest hash. Even if you don’t have freshly-frozen, dried material can be used. You just need to make sure the material is properly remoistened by soaking up some of the water during agitation.

On top of the quality of your starting material, you also need to have control over a few other factors. The amount of agitation and the way you do it contribute to the quality of your end product. The water, temperatures, and sequence of different sized micron bags used all factor into the quality.

Speed

Another factor that contributes to the quality of ice wax is the amount of time material spends between bags. The faster the process is completed, the fewer terpenes and flavenoids lost. Nikka T believes that the outside layers containing all the flavor and aroma can be quickly washed away if agitated too much or soaked for too long. A hashmaker that has gotten their technique down can do things faster, leading to a more quality product in the end.

To get a full melt extract with the ice wax method of extraction, you’ll have to use several different micron-sized bubble bags. At-home starters should begin with 5-gallon bubble bags with 160, 120, 90 and 70-micron screens. The more screens you use, the purer the material will be when you get to passed the 120-micron bag. From there to the 70-micron bag is the sweet spot where you’ll get straight trichome heads with all of the properties of a full melt extract.

Drying

What Are Ice Wax Extracts?

The final step to ensuring the quality of an ice-wax is drying. The way the final product is cured and stored will contribute to the color and aroma of the final product. There shouldn’t be any water left in the end material. You can chop the hash up and spread it out to help pieces dry faster. Any trapped water will mess with the smell and taste of the ice wax. Putting wet hash in a jar can lead to mold.

Final Hit: What Are Ice Wax Extracts?

After hashmakers complete the ice wax process, what they’re left with won’t look like oil at all. Instead, it looks like a fine, brown to light-yellow powder and smells like heaven. You’ll have to apply heat and some pressure to get it into a consistency that looks more like the typical BHO dab. A lot goes into making a full melt ice wax, so it is much less common and way more expensive than BHO.

Hashmakers are artists constantly finding new techniques to make products like ice wax even better. In fact, in 2017 many hashmakers started to use rosin presses at low temperatures to turn their ice waxes into lighter colored “live rosin” which looks more like a BHO or live resin extract. Certain names are so trusted that you can expect to pay $100 a gram or more for anything they’ve had a hand in.

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Louis Vuitton Launches Traveling Men’s Pop-Ups

Louis Vuitton has today launched a new series of traveling pop-up shops inspired by the idea of exotic islands and travel. Coinciding with the fashion house’s SS18 Men’s campaign, the program will be making its way from Miami to Los Angeles, Hawaii, and New York.

LV SS18 Men’s is in turn highlighted by colorful prints, technical details and lightweight fabrics.

For the pop-ups, a can’t-miss VW Bus has been revamped to mimic the tropical island theme behind Kim Jones’ inspirations, as the ride will be on display outside of stores in Miami, LA and Honolulu.

Upon purchasing one of the items from the thematic collection, ranging from tops and outerwear to bags and accessories, patrons will be gifted a bumper sticker specially designed for the series.














See below for the dates and locations of each LV pop-up.

Miami Design District – January 10 through January 2
140 NE 39th Street
Miami, Florida 33137

Los Angeles Rodeo Drive – January 26 through February 5
295 North Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Hawaii Honolulu Gump – February 15 through February 22
2200 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

New York Madison Avenue – January 19 through March 15
655 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Louis Vuitton will also soon be releasing a luxe billiards set. Check it out here.

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Harvey Weinstein Reaches Divorce Settlement With Georgina Chapman

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman have reached a deal.

According to Page Six, the disgraced movie mogul and his estranged wife have reached a divorce settlement, hashing out both a property and custody agreement.

The former couple struck an agreement at the end of 2017, just as their marriage crossed the 10-year mark, and the deal is estimated to be worth between $15 and $20 million.

Related: Harvey Weinstein Punched Twice In The Face After Dinner!

Per their prenuptial agreement, Weinstein must pay Chapman $300k in spousal support for each year of marriage — a figure that kicks up to $400k after a decade — however, their settlement did not exactly mirror the prenup.

In addition to getting primary custody of their two kids, ages 7 and 4, Chapman will also get a piece of their marital assets and other payments. Their holdings include a $15 million West Village townhouse and a $12 million beach house in the Hamptons.

The indie film producer was once worth an estimated $240 million, but his fortune has taken a toll thanks to the lawyers, private investigations, and publicists he’s enlisted in since his sexual abuse scandal broke last year.

Neither spouse has filed a divorce petition yet, the sources added, but paperwork will likely be submitted in the next few days now that a settlement has been reached.

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

Credit Union Offers Banking Services For Cannabis Businesses

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While the cannabis industry is undoubtedly expanding at a torrid pace, most new businesses lack one key component most traditional businesses boast effortlessly—a reliable banking service. While there have been several possible solutions drawn up, including cryptocurrency, the use of armored cars and state-run banks, there hasn’t been one uniform idea put into place. But now, one credit union offers banking services for cannabis businesses. The Bulldog Federal Credit Union has it all figured out.

Bulldog Federal Credit Union Offers Banking Services For Cannabis Businesses in Maryland

Credit Union Offers Banking Services For Cannabis Businesses

The Bulldog Federal Credit Union, which was originally founded way back in 1968 in Washington County, Maryland, has begun offering banking services to meet the needs of Maryland’s rising medical marijuana industry. The services began in January 1st, and according to BFCU President David Barrett, the endeavor perfectly caters to the MMJ community’s most pressing need.

“It’s a perfect fit,” said Barrett in a press release. “As a financial institution, we recognize the need for medical cannabis entrepreneurs to be able to conduct a business in a forthright, transparent and compliant manner that is both safe and part of the state regulatory environment.”

Despite the federal government’s staunch stance against marijuana legalization, including Jeff Sessions latest antics, BFCU has managed to create a safe, reliable and most importantly, 100% legal way for businesses to store their funds. Additionally, Barrett believes his system will remove money from the black market, which will, in turn, create an overall safer community.

“By offering our services to the cannabis industry, we will help remove large sums of cash from our streets, making the environment safer for our communities, friends and most importantly, our families,” Barrett said. “By providing safe, compliant, economical financial solutions to the entrepreneurs in Maryland’s medical cannabis industry, we hope to help them to realize growth and prosperity legitimately, and that will benefit not only our members but our community at large and our local economy.”

The co-founder of the Cannabis Innovation Alliance for Opportunity, Bradly Talbert, also lauded Barrett’s endeavor and believes Bulldog’s new initiative solves one of the largest problems facing Maryland’s burgeoning industry, especially considering that Bulldog has been in business since the late 60’s.

“Through research and consulting experts, we realized that a mature, steadfast credit union like Bulldog would be good for Maryland’s emerging cannabis industry,” Talbert concluded.

Final Hit: Credit Union Offers Banking Services For Cannabis Businesses

Since this is a relatively new idea, Barrett told us his company’s format is totally original, and it took an immense amount of dedication fo this idea to come to fruition.

“We had a lot of blood sweat and tears going into it,” Barrett said.

And while Barrett doesn’t believe banks are on the cusp of adopting such a measure, he believes his endeavor could pave the way for other credit unions in weed-legal states.

“I think more places will start looking at it and thinking about doing it, Barrett said. “I think the credit unions are more susceptible to looking at something like this.”

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Purseonals: The Fendi Peekaboo Bag

I’m not great at keeping any sort of New Year’s resolutions, so I didn’t set any personal ones. But it’s easier for me to set them when it comes to bags (obviously I’m a true bag girl at heart), and one of my professional resolutions for 2018 is to bring you more Purseonals and overall bag reviews. What better way to kick off the New Year than with a new bag and an in-depth review?

Here’s your first look at my new Fendi Peekaboo, a bag I have lusted after for more years than I can count. When this bag entered the accessory world, it quickly made it’s way to the classic category. The Peekaboo is quintessentially Fendi, and will always be a staple for the brand.

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Purseonals: The Fendi Peekaboo Bag

I’m not great at keeping any sort of New Year’s resolutions, so I didn’t set any personal ones. But it’s easier for me to set them when it comes to bags (obviously I’m a true bag girl at heart), and one of my professional resolutions for 2018 is to bring you more Purseonals and overall bag reviews. What better way to kick off the New Year than with a new bag and an in-depth review?

Here’s your first look at my new Fendi Peekaboo, a bag I have lusted after for more years than I can count. When this bag entered the accessory world, it quickly made it’s way to the classic category. The Peekaboo is quintessentially Fendi, and will always be a staple for the brand.

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