I must say... my day job has it's perks! Late February, our friends from Universal Canada were stopping by with Machine Gun Kelly (aka MGK, born Richard Baker). For those of you who may not know, MGK (not to be confused with the gangster who kidnapped Charles Urschel, the oil tycoon and business man in the prohibition era) is an up and coming rapper born in Texas but reps Cleveland as his Hometown. He’s best known for his mix tapes (Homecoming, 100 Words and Running, Lace Up and Rage Pack) and his hit single with Waka Flocka “Wild Boy” released in November 2011.
Back to the story. One of my favourite ways to medicate is with a cannabis concentrate called Budder (aka Buddah, Erl, BHO, Wax, Taffy) Surprisingly it isn’t as talked about or known to most cannabis users/consumers. So I like to make a point of teaching guests about its benefits and how to medicate with it. MGK arrived with his crew and were brought upstairs to my office . I introduced myself and asked MGK if he had ever medicated with Budder. He wasn’t to sure what I was talking about so I explained that it was a concentrate of cannabis made from cannabis with butane. One of his friends said he had heard of it before after I explained what it was. I showed him what it looked like and joked that some people called it “weed crack” because it is so powerful and usually after a person’s first use, they want to continue medicating with the concentrate and not the plant matter. He was in awe of how crumbly yet handleable the budder was. It was a beautiful pale yellow. The genetics were Lemon Haze crossed with Bubba Kush. I told MGK and his friends to smell it. The citrus scent was so pungent and stood out much more than the Bubba Kush. MGK was quite intrigued. I asked if he wanted to try it out – he was down, I was ecstatic! I love sharing first time experiences with people and this was definitely a first for him. BAM!
Now, I am a glass collector. I get most of my medicating devises from Liquid Chrome in Barrie, Ontario. I call them my home of glass porn – for obvious reasons. They carry some of the finest glass I have ever laid my eyes on AND Jason Clairman, the MAN of Chrome and his staff sure know how to treat their customers! I always have a couple different pieces on my desk from Liquid Chrome (LC) for my medicating and educating purposes . I showed and told MGK and his crew about my newest piece, A white lipped macro Toro from Liquid Chrome. MGK thought it looked a little odd because it wasn’t the shape of your average straight tube bong. I started heating up the quartz nail with my torch and explained that it needed to be super hot for when he did his “dab”. Assuming he didn’t know what a dab was I informed him it was a little ball of the Cannabis concentrate. After the nail was heated, I put his dab on my Honey Bun Skillet Tool (I also got from Liquid Chrome) and grabbed my Toro. When you dab, you must start inhaling from the glass piece right before you touch the dab to the nail, if not you lose most of the medicine because it immediately melts on to the nail and the smoke goes up in the air. I told MGK to start sucking! He looked at his crew and said “: That’s what SHE said” and everybody started cracking up. He started sucking while I put the dab on the nail for him. After inhaling all the smoke, he sat back in the chair, looked at me with this satisfied look in his bright eyes and exhaled slowly. Uber impressed with the medicine he told me he couldn’t believe the flavour- he LOVED IT!! I told him it was my most preferred way to medicated because of the potency and flavour. He then asked me a little serious but in a joking voice “why do people still smoke weed when they can smoke this?” I smiled and replied “ That’s what I’m saying! I just don’t get it myself. Our country issues licenses to individuals to medicate with cannabis as long as you are using the plant matter only. They do not consider concentrate use legal even thought its main ingredient is cannabis. I think they need to rethink their decision. Concentrates are much easier and convenient for most to medicate with and are far more potent than plant matter so you actually spend less time medicating and more time… LIVING!”
While we all chatted, MGK had mentioned he liked edibles. I told him he was in luck because I was known for my baking. I chatted to him about different types of edible medicine available, like the potent Mayhem Kushies, the super popular Maple Walnut Bars and Medicated Cotton Candy. MGK was impressed and surprised I could medicate Cotton Candy.I told him how Jason Clairman and Dutch of Chrome Age Productions hooked me up and gave me the opportunity to give some of the Cotton Candy I made to Snoop Dogg, the baddest man in the rap game (PS Snoop LOVED IT). He was def interested in trying out my edible Canadian meds. I let him know that I would make sure he had all the medicine he needed while in the city – because I understand how hard it can be to find proper medicine when you are far from home.
Before Machine Gun Kelly and his crew left, he told us to come to his show the following night at Sound Academy As we all said our good-byes , MGK thanked me for teaching him how to medicate with Budder. I told him it was my pleasure, because… it was!
A couple days after the show a friend from Universal paid us a visit and let me know that Machine Gun Kelly said he had a great time visiting and that he sure enjoyed the edibles.That made my week!