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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by misanthrope, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. misanthrope

    misanthrope Well-Known Member

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    I noticed there is a French section on this forum, so thought there should be a UK thread as well, so we can be known to each other and keep information relevant.

    I know that we share a language in common with our American friends but lets face it - the herb situation is different here. Very different - in that we can't go to our GP, complain of Insomnia and then walk down the road to collect a fat ounce of delicious high grade - I mean that kind of different.

    Also there are Vapes which are difficult/impossible to get over here.

    Lets start the ball rolling with a few questions. I will answer below.

    1) What region are you in? (No need to be specific e.g. South East England/North Wales/wherever you are)

    2) What quality/quantity of green does £20 get you these days?

    3) Is this habit getting more expensive these days or what!?
     
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  2. nighteyes

    nighteyes Vaporist

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    Hello mate! Thought I was the only one in the UK who knew about vapes lol

    Right, I live in Essex, 33, 3 kids, been blazing since I was 14 and vaping since I was 30.......still like to roll a fat one though, think the Persei + SR71 cart will stop that habit.......when ive got a spare monkey! :rolleyes:

    Expensive is not the right word........fucking extortionate what 20 quid gets you these days. 1.2g of shite where I live...........which is why I now grow my own on a perpetual 12/12 grow cycle. 14 months in a so far so good, touch wood and all that :brow:

    Pull down one plant every 4 weeks that yields between 2-3 oz dry bud, plus I get to keep all the trim and popcorn bud. Making your own bubble hash/ oil to compliment your homegrown is the way to go my friend.
     
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  3. misanthrope

    misanthrope Well-Known Member

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    Alright Mate,

    I'm 31 and live in the South East, toking since 17, vaping since about 30, long term Mrs, no kids yet but hope to. I might have allegedly once grown a nice batch of Shiva Afghani - it was an amateur job, in soil but using a 750 watt Son T Argo lamp, about ten years ago now but as I remember it was much better than you would expect. I miss those days and the equipment you can get these days looks amazing - aeroponics fascinates me.

    A growroom would be the ideal solution but sadly, my current situation makes it impossible.

    Nice to see there's at least one other UK vaper on here.:cheers:

    Oh yeah, round here £20 gets you 1.4 - 1.6g. It's sometimes very, very good indeed but more often mediocre. It's very rare that it's horrible stuff.

    Do you remember the days of 3.7g for £20 - the "gentlemens eighth". An Oz of good skunk was £100 - £130 at one point - the good old days.:spliff:
     
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  4. Richy

    Richy Frequently up in space with Bowie

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    Hey guys, I live in the south. £20 will normally get me about 2g of alright green, nothing special. Of course it's getting more expensive, I can remember paying £60 for a half oz regularly back when I was 18. I started blazing when I was about 14 or 15 and I'm now 30 and just started vaping not long after my last birthday so it's funny how we seem to all have that in common. Maybe there's some sort of subliminal vape adverts in the UK that kick in when you reach 30.

    I have to ask what inspired you to use Phil Mitchell as your avatar misanthrope? Is it because your face goes as red as his when your holding in the vapour? I don't think that's actually possible, I'm sure that guy must use rouge.
     
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  5. WelshGuy

    WelshGuy New Member

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    Alright lads!

    My first post here! From my username you can guess I'm from Wales (South), 20 years old, been smoking weed properly for around 3 years now. Iv'e been in the States all summer so decided to take advantage of the easy methods of getting a vap, decided to order the Vapir no2. It arrived yesterday and Iv'e just been looking at it ever since. Don't want to use it whilst I'm here, just because if they find it in my luggage I don't want traces of weed to be in there, not worth the risk! Looking forward to getting home and trying a vap for the first time, it's got great reviews.

    Down here £20 will get you around 2g, but after recently coming back from Amsterdam the stuff is poor, but still serves its purpose! The habit is around the same price as when I started, at least you lot had it cheaper at some point, it's a ridiculous price!
     
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  6. lauz

    lauz Apprentice vaporist

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    Hello to everyone in this thread, I am from the south east of the uk and its good to see more English FCers. £20 will get me 2g standard because I have a decent hookup, if I were to go anyone else I would get ripped off with 0.7 - 0.8g of shit weed for a tenner. The habit is very expensive if you have a tolerance, vaping through ounces are £220 quid a go can get quite costly, wouldn't spend my money on anything else though :)

    P.S Loving the Phil Mitchell avatar
     
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  7. WelshGuy

    WelshGuy New Member

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    Lauz... ENGLISH FCers? ;) ahem.. haha!
     
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  8. lauz

    lauz Apprentice vaporist

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    Oops i beg your pardon :p British FCers :)
     
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  9. salivape

    salivape Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys. Fellow UK vaporist here. Great idea for a thread. I know there's a fair few of us on here, not enough though. It seems the majority of the UK are blissfully unaware of the magic that is vapour.

    I'm also from the south east getting similar deals. 2g for £20, ounces for £220. All dutch import. The habit has definitely got more expensive. In fact I feel it has doubled. As a teenager I was picking up ounces for £100. Bear in mind that Im only 24 so it wasn't all that long ago!

    Its not only the lack of vapes that reach here but also the over inflated prices we have to pay that bug me. I guess it all boils down to supply and demand. We need to spread the word!
     
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  10. treeman

    treeman Well-Known Member

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    I'm 21 from round about Scotland, when I started toking aged 14 and I could get an 8th of high grade for £20 (and I mean proper high grade) nowadays it gets me anywhere between 1.2-2g depending what city I'm in.
    Been vaping for over 2 years now, which saves a fortune but the real money saver lies in some extractor fans and HPS lights. Homegrown FTW I've noticed that the stuff I grow is massively more potent than 90% of the shit I buy which makes a huge difference when vaping, also now I have access to concentrates!
    Good to see some British vapers kicking about, this wee island tends to create an interesting mix of folk.
    I'm quite surprised at the price some of you are paying, I'd always been led to believe that green was cheaper in England, in Aberdeen its the most expensive I've ever seen £25 for 1.5g is standard and I've seen ounces of not that great skunk go for £320. Which is madness, once you've paid for your kit its costing you like £0.50 a gram if you've got plenty of co2 production kicking about.
    I feel quite blessed that I used to get old school pricing, so many young people have never heard of anything cheaper than £10/g and most of them have never even seen a nice bit of pollen, squidgy black or thai stick (not that I'd buy bushweed these days but I used to quite like smoking it).
    To everyone vaping, if you can ever get nice hash (none of that awful soap that's always kicking about) it vapes up much better than it smokes, if you keep stirring it you can keep hitting it for hours and hours.
     
  11. salivape

    salivape Well-Known Member

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    I wish I could still get the hash you speak of treeman. Its non existent within my circles. got a bit of squidgy a year or so ago but tbats the only sniff of hash Ive had for a long time. Apart from in Amsterdam of course
     
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    as Well-Known Member

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    Hay ppl I'm 20 years old bin smoking 5 years vaping Less then a year.

    • Im from the south east and round hear i can get potent green at 10 a gram or oz for 200 but i grow a nuff to not run out most of the time so it cost me more like 20 a oz to me
     
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  13. treeman

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    Haha, hash round here is a very rare commodity, managed to get an ounce of nice pollen for £100 about one month ago! :D First time I'd had any in ages, that got shared out through my friends and I've desperately been trying to get more, if it becomes available again I'm definitely going to make an ounce into some sort of concentrate, I can't imagine anything tastier than a pollen flavoured dab.

    Last year I went to Amsterdam (the hash there impresses me much more than the weed) and when I came back I happened to find about 14grams of a whole galaxy of different hashes that had somehow made its way into my boxer shorts! :o

    I tested them all from Ice-o-lator to lots of black creams, moroccan style pollens and my favourite what they call "gunpowder" hash which I believe to be dry ice hash (basicly like dry sift crystals), I vaped them all in my Dabuddha and thats when I realised how much better off you are vaping hash than smoking it.
    I put like a 0.5g of pollen in it and it got me stoned for like 3 days, not to mention that beautiful hashy essence that exists within its vapor.

    I'm not sure how available these traditional hashes are in the US, in my experience a lot of Americans refer to oil or crystals from a grinder as hash which always makes me feel so lucky that I've tried all these Minali blacks and Kashmir twists. Man I need to go back to Holland. . .

    Haha, its been a long long time since I scored any deals like that. My best friends brother used to hook us up with 3.7's seems far too sweet these days.
    I remember complaining if your 8th weighed 3.2, I'd murder for 3.2g for £20 these days. . .

    Anyone else get hit with £12.50 a gram? It always feels weird going up to dealers with small change. . .
     
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  14. Richy

    Richy Frequently up in space with Bowie

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    Had he just stepped out of a time machine from 1990? That price is insane.

    For those sorts of prices you should give em the notes and throw the change on the floor to make them pick it up. Although I doubt you'd get the product doing that.
     
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  15. wonderfox

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    Hello! Also from the South East. Around £130 for a half of good quality. Far too expensive, and definitely becoming more so. It's one of the reasons I got into vaping. It has saved me looaads of money and my ever-extending collection of glass and vapes more than pays for itself. Nice to know there are lots of British vapers out there, I've not met many smokers that have used/would use a vape. When I smoked I would get through a gram or two a day, now I get through maybe two grams a week vaping. It also helped me to cut down, I feel the urge less than I used to when I smoked joints (definitely due to the tobacco.. so glad I don't smoke that anymore)
     
  16. Richy

    Richy Frequently up in space with Bowie

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    It's great to see all these UK members here.

    Hey treeman and nighteyes, here's a little tip I picked up from a friend that grows. You might already know it but if you leave the lights off for 24hrs before harvest then you'll increase the potency slightly.
     
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  17. treeman

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    While on the subject of UK and cannabis I figured I'd ask if you English folk were ever hit with what we call "gambo" weed. Its that horrible dark green shit with orange hairs, usually sold dripping wetter than it would be if it was straight off the plant. I'm led to believe its a ruderalis hybrid grown by smuggled in Vietnamese people. We call it gambo because its usually sold by huge black guys allegedly from Gambia.
    It generally costs £20/8th but the 8ths weigh 2.8 because people who sell it are usually robbing bastards.

    Haven't bought any in years, it usually smells more like a fresh plant as oppose to a dried, cured cannabis product, still available from dealers who just drive around dropping off bags where I'm from though.

    Also has anyone else had problems with sprayed weed? There was quite a lot of it kicking around for a while but people seem to have clued onto it. That shit that pops and fizzes when you burn it straight up with a lighter?

    Funny times, I'd actually love to get me one of these "gambo" plants to see what its all about, I'm led to believe it absolutely maximizes their weight output/time though it definitely is becoming less popular I still know folk who buy it out of principle as its a fairer price than £12.50/g (even though you get less out of it because your 2.8g gambo bag weighs about 1.5g when its dry)
     
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  18. Richy

    Richy Frequently up in space with Bowie

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    I definitely remember getting a lot of sprayed stuff about 5 years or so ago. It was always suspicious when you were given a tiny lump that weight an 8th even though it wasn't damp. I used to have to pinch of a little bit of the weed and test it in my mouth to see what it was sprayed with. If it was sweet that meant it was sugar, gritty meant it was sand or silica and if it tasted synthetic then it was definitely some kind of silica derivative.

    Those were bad times, funnily enough I was talking about it a few weeks back with a few Scottish mates that I chat to regularly. It made me realise that it was a UK wide scam than went all the way from Glasgow to the south of England, it disgusts me how anyone could do that shit. I remember you'd get guy pulling the bud apart and saying that it "the crystal" go the whole way though so it can't sprayed, my response to that was always "No, it just means it's been sprayed on regularly". I guess some people just want to make money and don't care about how many years they take off other folks lives by making them smoke god knows what.
     
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  19. salivape

    salivape Well-Known Member

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    I know of the 'gambo' you speak of treeman, although I've never heard it called that. Smells like hay and burns like it too. I can get that shit for £140 an oz. Horrible stuff. As you say it's dark green and always wet. Have you seen how the Vietnamese 'dry' their stuff? Piled up on the floor and turned every now and then.. Essentially turning it into a compost heap which is where I think it gets it's funky smell. Those nice smelling terpenes are easy to destroy as I'm sure you know.. That's assuming that it had any nice terpenes to start with of course.

    A mate of mine from Norfolk can get polm but... it's in Norfolk. Even an older guy I know who was around in the old hash days can't get anything but soap. Not sure about price but £100 seems like a steal to me if the quality is right.

    I'm sooo glad the sprayed weed is long gone. Hey Richy, believe me it was more than just the UK. Germany is still full of that crap. They call it 'brix weed'. Someone I know out there reckons 90% of their weed is sprayed. Fortunately it only seemed to surface for a year or so here.
     
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  20. misanthrope

    misanthrope Well-Known Member

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    I remember the nightmare of sprayed weed, there was loads of it around at one point. We wised up to it pretty quickly, but not before some of it had been smoked :puke:. The people who did that shit are a disgrace - what I don't understand is, if they wanted more weight, why not just sell it damp? - same increase in weight and at least it's not poison then.

    To this day I still chew-test a lot of the stuff I get hold of, just in case it comes back. Unless I KNOW the source is good.

    Does anyone else find that "ferty" bud goes around sometimes? The dirty tasting result of plants not flushed properly.

    Anyway, good to see so many of us out there.
     
  21. lauz

    lauz Apprentice vaporist

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    Luckily I've never had a problem with sprayed weed, but I have had weed that I think wasn't flushed properly. It would burn differently and the ash would stay a solid and not crumble, tasted like shit too.
     
  22. misanthrope

    misanthrope Well-Known Member

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    These are the problems that prohibition brings, we need to go the way of the Dutch or better still the way of those great MMJ states in the US.

    Does anyone in the South remember in the early to mid 2000s (can't remember exactly - stoner brain sorry) there was at least one fully functioning cannabis cafe in Worthing of all places???

    Some brave hero just opened it up in spite of the law and it worked great, it was just like a Dutch cafe, the quality was okay and they really made a great effort. The whole thing was blatant so I have no idea how it stayed around.

    You would meet a wide variety of people in there, and it was always a great atmosphere.

    It seemed we were heading in the right direction in those days, but it suddenly vanished.

    Oh yeah, here's a couple of links to news articles just to prove I'm not making it up:
    http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n079/a05.html
    http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n078/a03.html

    And I am sure it was open a lot longer than 5 months.
     
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  23. treeman

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    While prohibition limits quality, in terms of getting caught we do have it pretty sweet, £80 fine and no charge? Frankly that's better than most of the world (presuming possession amounts), I'm thankful for that much, I'm never worried walking around with a bit skunk, or even taking it on planes as long as I get caught on the British side.
    I remember hearing about that cannabis cafe, it worked pretty well. I saw footage of it, they built like a tire wall round it reinforced with steel poles and concrete. Seemed fairly solid, shame these things never last.

    In Edinburgh there was Purple Haze a cafe where they kinda' let folk smoke their own dope inside but it got shut down pronto. Its a bastard because there's always such a great ambiance in cannabis cafe's. Such a great and different vibe to non-cannabis/alcohol places.

    @ Salivape, I'd love to see these piles of Vietnamese green getting "dried", can I ask where you heard about it? Just word on the street?
    While when I first started toking was getting prime grass for cheapness that didn't last and there was at least a year where I mostly smoked that horrible seaweed, and while I hate it and could never recommend it I'm kind of fond of it. Funny memories had with a bag of soaking wet cabbage, condensation forming on the inside, filling your spliffs with baccy just to get that shit to burn.
    Also in a pinch you could usually trade an old iPod/camera for a bag (swapped many of my ipods that had a broken headphone jack for a bag of wet gambo).
    I can't pinpoint the time when I became too old for all that crap. Shame.
     
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  24. lauz

    lauz Apprentice vaporist

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    I actually live in Worthing haha, I never went to the coffee shops but knew about them. I actually live above where one used to be :D

    Small word eh?
     
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  25. GSH

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    Hey all, UK checking in...South Coast in the middle :)

    Been smoking for nearly 16 years now, I am 32, and I have had a few forays into the vaping world, originally with a Volcano Digit (still have), a DBV (sold), a Purple Days (need new stems), an Iolite (sold), a Vapor Genie (broken) and now the latest one is an Arizer Solo.

    The Solo is the only vape that I have stuck with and not gone back to tobacco spliffs. I am getting older now and the smoking has been taking its toll. I have recently given up cigs with the use of the Ecigs (Vision Spinners with Kanger Mini Protanks),which are brilliant, because now I don't need that nicotine hit from a spliff and the Solo seems to satisfy my weed cravings. Just got to persevere with this now and knock the tobacco on the head once and for all.

    I also have recently moved and therefore shut down my grow op, so I have gone from having ounces around at any one time, to now just having grams at most lol, but at least I am still in contact with a few growers so thankfully am getting good stuff at reasonable prices. £25 per eighth most of the time for decent dry, somewhat cured buds. But because of the fact I don't have as much around, the vaping is helping keep consumption down too! Just need to convince the missus to join in the vaping, as she still tears through the weed like there's no tomorrow :lol:

    Anyway nice to meet you all :wave:
     
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