Every year we watch each holiday season sometimes bring on one level of stress after another. Whether it's last minute shopping or trying to make sure that someone will like that "perfect" gift, it's easy to lose focus on why we do what we do during the season. Here at Myster, we'd like to help. We've put together a list of our favorite products from our own high end line. Each one can help remind us of what the season is about when we take the time to slow down, light up and get lost in our rituals. Enjoy!

 

 

The Stashtray Starter Kit -$99
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Voted one of the top 20 holiday gifts by The Cannabist, the Stashtray truly is the best rolling tray on the market. It includes the stainless steel tray, 2 strain storage containers, ash tray with pipe spike and bowl stand, lighter case, and a sheet of magnetic stickers. This is a great starter kit for someone who already has a grinder. For those looking to customize their Stashtray, this is the most affordable way to start!

 

 

 

The Shotgun - $195
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This customizable dry herb and wax vaporizer, comes complete with an all ceramic convection chamber with two glass shotgun shell inserts for concentrates. With a quick heating time and fully adjustable temperature settings, the Shotgun blasts through concentrates like no other portable vaporizer ever! Additional specs include a OLED screen and 2600mAh battery.

 

 

 

Glass Fog Chamber - $40

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Hands down, this is the best wax attachment on the market today. The large chamber area allows the vapor to cool and provides maximum flavor. This item is fabricated with stainless steel construction, scratch resistant glass, and replaceable titanium coil.

 

 

 

The Fogpen 3-in-1 High End Kit - $80

Quoted as being "one beautiful piece of machinery" by The Travel Joint, the sleek and discreet Fogpen is a must have this season for an on the go ritual. The 3-in-1 high end kit includes everything you need to be vaping dry herb, wax, and e-liquids - all nicely concealed as a fine writing instrument.    

 

  

 

The Grand Stand - $15

A stylish bookend style silicon stand that is great for showing off your Fogpen. Organize your pen, dabbers, and non-stick jar - all in one place. Available in 4 classic Myster colors. 

 

 

 

The Slick - $35
Slick concentrate vaporizer

Introducing the newest addition to the Myster family - The Slick. A perfect stocking stuffer as a small, sleek concentrate vaporizer with an all ceramic coil. Complete with a non-stick jar, dabber, and USB charger, this kit is a value that even Scrooge can approve.

 

 

 

Myster Classic Grinder - $40
4 piece grinder

Made of aircraft grade aluminum, this 4 chamber grinder is tough as nails and gets the job done. The screen features larger holes to gather pollen more quickly and reduce any unnecessary build up. Available in 4 colors, this is the best looking and most functional grinder you have ever owned. 

 

Whether you're shopping for someone you love or treating yourself to a bit of luxury, we hope your season is merry and bright! 

A new Gallup poll shows that the majority of Americans support legalization of recreational marijuna use for the third consecutive year.  A significant majority of Americans have supported legalization of Medical marijuana for many years.  Increasingly, recreational legalization is becoming a mainstream position held by a broad range of advocacy groups and policy makers.  

Influential conservative think tank, the CATO institute, calls legalization a “no-brainer.”  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who is currently leading polls in New Hampshire for the Democratic primary, supports ending the national prohibition against marijuana. The newly elected Canadian government is expected to legalize recreational use federally in the next two years.

Support is not universal, to be certain. The White House still strongly opposes recreational legalization.  Out of the 14 major players in the current US presidential election, 6 are staunchly opposed, 7 remain unclear, and only 1 has professed reticent support.  For the candidates with undecided views on legalization, they largely suggest a “wait and see” approach observing how Colorado and Washington fare.  After two years, recent polls show continued majority support in Colorado where legalization measures have passed (not to mention an additional 70 Million in tax revenue - nearly twice that of alcohol).  The momentum, it would appear, is building in favor of legalization.

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Lately I’ve been scanning different social media feeds and blog posts to get an idea of how people see Thanksgiving and their role in it. It’s easy to get used to business as usual around the holidays. I can get cynical and stress myself out. This year, I am trying to find ways to center myself, renew my focus and just basically chill out.

It can be hard to do. When I realize I’m heading down that pathway of busyness and over achieving, I have to force myself to stop, slow down and consider things from a different point of view.

I often let my mind wander into what it will look like around a Thanksgiving table in the future when we are all freed from cannabis prohibition and able to naturally calm ourselves and enjoy our moments and daily rituals, fear free.

I’m looking forward to getting together with the family and passing around the Fogpen while we cook turkey and laugh in the kitchen. After dinner, I’m sure I will be watching my master-mind joint rolling brother use the Stashtray and roll a joint with one hand. I realize people experience different things within their daily rituals, but one thing that has always impressed me about cannabis is its ability to help me slow down and appreciate things that I’ve missed daily. As busy as my life gets, as all of our lives get, I can easily long for those days and get impatient with where the legalization movement is today so everyone can enjoy this.

This year, I’ve decided to stop, slow down and take stock of where the movement is, and consider the strides that have been made, some of them surprising. When I consider the progress in Washington DC (we knew that was coming…no way anyone can work in the Congress of the United States and not need to light up daily). Or the progress in the Pacific Northwest, or the surprising support in some places in Texas, or Georgia. I read stories out of Colorado daily, and follow the news there constantly.

It’s taken a long time for us to get where we are. New people are joining the movement daily and letting their voices be heard. The flood of voices on social media outlets only grows week to week.

So, I guess I’ve started to realize that this year, I can be thankful for more than just the typical hallmark moments. Though it has had a frustrating history, I’m thankful for where the movement is today. I’m thankful for where it’s been and where it’s going. I’m thankful for the support I see in state houses nationwide and the growing support on Capitol Hill. I’m thankful that cannabis helps me to slow down and relax. I’m going to take these notions into our family thanksgiving feast this year, slow down, and dream toward the future.

Then, after the tryptophan has weaned its way through my system and I’m back to being stressed and over achieving, I’m going to quit my dreaming and get back to work. Because this isn’t over until we have our full freedom, rights restored, and we can move on the way that we were made to.

 

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 A lot of people often live their lives in one place and wishing they were in another. Perhaps we’ve all experienced it. We go to work, do said work, drive home, briefly see our families, sleep, then do it all over again the next day. And the next. And the next. Rinse. Dry. Repeat.

 We know what it’s like to try to stop and take hold of moments that are passing by whether or not we’re ready for their departure. We’ve all sat at a desk, wishing we could get away, even for just a few moments. For cannabis users, that’s part of why smoking endures. And has for centuries.

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 Cannabis helps so, so many to slow down, rest and be at peace, even if for just a few moments. And it’s not just the college students that are partaking and creating new rituals. It’s moms, dads, front desk employees, CEO’s, scientists and probably only God knows how many elected representatives!

 But for far too many, the risks that come with being known or being seen with weed make the prospect of smoking when they would like to and unlikely probability.

 The Fogpen helps with this. Designed to look like a well-balanced and elegant writing instrument, it allows you to discreetly vape or quickly smoke on the go, day in and day out. For those who need a shot in the arm daily, or hourly, the Fogpen makes it possible. It allows us to experience our freedoms in a manner and time of our choosing, not another’s. And for anyone concerned about appearances,( aren’t we all ) this item is nicely and elegantly camouflaged as an everyday office tool.

 So don’t worry. Be happy, as the song says. Enjoy your days. Find your own “Zen moment”, and let the worries and cares wash away and out of your mind, even if for only a little while.

 

As our friends over at Lifted View pointed out this week, the 5 year suspension for Nick Diaz for using marijuana is an absolute embarrassment.  It was pretty amazing to see an athlete as respected and with as much to lose as Ronda Rousey go ballistic about the NSAC decision and speak her mind.

Nick, Anytime you want a Stashtray or some Fogpens,  just let us know!

 

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Is taking Marijuana and Adderall safe? 

The other day a patient of mine, lets call him Derek (names have been changed to protect the innocent), told me something concerning. People are consuming marijuana (legally), and then taking various versions of the prescription drug Adderall to facilitate daily work/life.

 First, mixing prescription substances is always bad.   Second, Adderall is not a medication that is not without harm in itself – in fact, Adderall has been associated with side effects such as paranoia, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, and has been associated with life threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, convulsions, fevers, and potentially death. In short, despite being commonly prescribed, Adderall can truly be dangerous. Lets take a closer look at Adderall and what it can do to your body.

Since its initial release in 1996, prescriptions for Adderall have nearly tripled. It was initially prescribed for ADHD and narcolepsy, but is now being so commonly abused that a study conducted in 2012 found that nearly 75% of college seniors have been offered Adderall, with nearly half that group (31% overall) having tried or regularly use Adderall. 

Lets look at the Adderall and its central nervous system (CNS) effects. Some of the common effects associated with Adderall have been restlessness, headache, slurred speech, and potentially reduction in sexual drive and performance. More concern, regular use of Adderall, when stopped suddenly, can lead to depression, extreme fatigue, with potential withdrawal including hunger, moodiness, panic attacks, and nightmares.

 Adderall can have a slew of other effects; Adderall can increase your blood pressure, cause chest pain (potentially due to cardiac ischemia), diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and simple but annoying rashes. That being said, the most dangerous and potentially life threatening complications of Adderall include cardiac arrhythmias that can lead to death.

 So to recap, while commonly prescribed, Adderall can be potentially dangerous and should never be mixed with any other substances. If you’re a frequent user of marijuana, there are a variety of other safe, herbal products that you can, and should use instead. Adderall is potentially dangerous and should be used only as directed by your physician.   For a safe alternative to adderall, look to try a safe and natural alternative like Lifted View.

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For the marijuana industry, 2014 was a milestone year. It saw the United States, softening their stance on pot, with Colorado becoming the first ever state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Since that monumental ruling, there has been a huge spike, not only in acceptance, but in sales as well.

 

The 2014 midterms saw legalization sweep over more areas of the country, including Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. For now, it looks as if the west coast is epicentre of the movement, but that may change in 2016.

 

Numerous individuals are as yet battling with the idea of authorized cannabis. For a considerable length of time and eras, Americans became acclimated to knowing cannabis as an effective and risky medication — one that could prompt passings and criminal conduct on the off chance that it was permitted in their group. The previous decade has truly opened up quite a few people’s eyes to the realities, which entirely eases those stresses. The therapeutic cannabis groups in a few states have additionally demonstrated the tremendous advantages cannabis can have for the sick, which is one of numerous variables that have prompted a seismic move in general supposition in regards to pot sanctioning. In no time, we sit on the slope of more states planning for impending marijuana sanctioning activities, either got from state officials or from subjects themselves through the polls. Colorado and Washington commenced the entire thing, and have following been joined by a couple of others. That doesn't imply that a large number of different states aren't on the cusp. In any case, here are 5 states that are next in line to legalize marijuana:

 

Massachusetts - One of those states that is preparing for a 2016 ticket activity is the New England liberal fortification of Massachusetts. Occupants of Massachusetts aren't hesitant to be trailblazers, as they have introduced clearing social insurance changes under then-senator Mitt Romney, and were the first state in the country to sanction same-sex marriage. Presently, cannabis sanctioning supporters are preparing for the following huge open battle: finishing cannabis forbiddance.

Maine - The Pine Tree State had local measures on the ballot in the 2014 midterm election in Lewiston and South Portland that would make possession of up to one ounce of marijuana legal for adults 21 years of age or older. The vote was 55% to 45% against in Lewiston, but 52% to 48% in favor in South Portland. The measures also indicated support for regulating marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol at the state level.

Nevada - Occupants of Nevada obviously don't crave getting left behind as the whole west drift sets itself up for authorization, so a few inhabitants are preparing for a potential 2016 poll activity that will go with the same pattern. The procedure began not long ago, with individuals from the state assembly alongside occupant supporters beginning to accumulate marks in arrangement for a wound at the 2016 election cycle.

Arizona - So far, legalization has taken root in Western liberal coastal states and libertarian mountain states. Conservative voters, which outnumber liberals in Arizona, are less likely to support recreational pot. But they are moving in that direction. A new poll from progressive firms SKDKnickerbocker and Benenson Strategy Group found that 61% of Americans support legalization nationwide, including 71% of Democrats and 48% of Republicans. In 2014, Gallup found that 51% of Americans support legalization, down from 58% the year before. “The federalism argument is starting to see traction,” says the Drug Policy Alliance’s Malik Burnett. Young Republicans are driving the charge, with 6 in 10 of them siding with those who want to make weed legit. And young voters are more likely to turn out in a presidential election year like 2016. “That only bodes positive for the initiative,” Burnett says.

Florida - In early May, the Florida House overwhelmingly voted in support of a bill to exempt patients with cancer and other severe conditions from criminal laws pertaining to the use of medicinal marijuana. The bill will allow limited access to cannabinol, or CBD, for treatment of such illness. Governor Rick Scott signed the bill on June 16. The Florida ballot in the 2014 midterm election included an amendment on the legalization of medical marijuana thanks to a public petition campaign. The measure required 60% of the vote to pass, but voters struck it down 58% to 42%.

 

Marijuana has been popular forever. It has gained even more popularity in the last few years due to some states making it legal. People from the 60’s swear that it made them more creative. Even people today still believe that smoking weed and creativity go hand in hand. Authors that run into writers block have said that smoking a joint made all the difference in the world. In the music business, musicians say that weed was the reason for all the great rock and roll songs that are classics. And the artists swear they have painted their best paintings, and sculpted their best sculptures.

So is it true that weed and creativity are responsible for some of the greatest brain power ever? Well some say yes but studies say no. There have been quite a few studies done on brain function and marijuana. Does it make you smarter?

Well let’s start with what the actual cannabis user seems to believe. They believe it expands their minds and boosts their brain power especially in the arts. They see things from a whole different point of view. They claim that their brain function under the influence of marijuana is much better and makes them smarter. They claim they are more relaxed which makes them more creative.

Well science seems to have a little different take on the subject. Many studies have proved that the subjects involved in the study, indeed perceive themselves as more creative and having more ideas. The keyword here is “perceive.” Just because something is perceived does not make it a fact or true. Smoking a joint is known to alter perceptions. Even if the smoker is feeling more creative it is actually an illusion. 

Does Marijuana make you more creative?    Most of our products at Myster have been dreamed up after a nice fogpen or Shotgun Vape session.    We think it does, but we know it has a different effect on everyone.     We would love to hear what you think and any specific stories of how cannabis has effected your creativity positively or negatively.

Anyone who rolls will tell you that one of the most annoying part of rolling choosing a functional rolling surface. Some people prefer using a binder or an old phone book to save money. However, choosing a nice sized rolling tray with the right tools and accessories can make it not only easier to roll your weed, but also make the experience feel more classy and impressive. Someday, its likely that smoking marijuana after dinner with house guests will be no different than opening a bottle of bordeaux. There are many marijuana trays in the market. However, not all of these trays are crated equal for the best joint rolling experience. Here are what we consider the top 3 cannabis trays in the market.

#1. The Stashtray by Myster

This is the best cannabis rolling tray in the market. It has many features that other trays do not have. Its stainless steel construction makes it look and feel like you are buying a premium product right from the start. The Stashtray comes with a useful pipe Spike for cleaning cashed bowls. The upper part of the device functions as a bowl holder, allowing the user to fit 14 mm and 18 mm pieces to pack rather than trying to pack them at an angle while being attached to a glass bong. The tray also has a magnetized grinder, and storage container for herb that can be conveniently used in conjunction with the clever finger ramp so nothing gets wasted. There are magnetic stickers included as well for someone to accessorize their own tray with whatever they like such as rolling papers or Myster’s Fogpen. Another innovative feature in the Stashtray is the book box. This box allows you to put everything away and keep the tray hidden from view if you choose. Whether you are looking to keep your goodies away from the kids, or show off a new coffee table centerpiece, this Myster tray is pretty badass.

#2. Raw Rolling Tray

The design of this weed rolling could be descried as simple. The tray is square and is available in three sizes. The small tray measure 11’’x 7’’, while the large trays measure 14’’x11’’. There is also an XXL version that measure 20’’x15’’. This choice of sizes allows you to have a tray size that can fully serve your needs. If you want to roll many joints, you can go for the large or XXL size. Raw rolling trays are non-stick and they can stay dry even when littered with the dankest of herb. The small trays are easily portable. This means that you can carry your weed rolling helper with you everywhere you go. The trays are study, meaning they can serve you for a long period without the need of replacement. The price for the trays varies depending on size. The small trays are obviously cheaper than the larger ones. If you’re looking for something very basic without the exciting accessories and powerful design that the Myster Stashtray has, then this could be a cheaper option for you.

#3. Wolf Productions T4 deluxe golden maple rolling box

This tray comes with a large compartment of accessories to allow easy storage. This also helps you to have good organization of your accessories. The organization makes it easy for you to pick the tools when preparing your joint. The lid has a Kingsize Slim paper holder that is built on the underside of the lid. The paper holder is attached to the underside with a magnet. There is also a V block with a removable compartment beneath it. All these compartments help the user in organizing the rolls. The tray is wooden and well finished to make rolling of joints easy. Wood also makes this cannabis tray durable.

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1. Daily pot users are lazy.

There is no scientific proof that smoking weed makes you lazy or unmotivated. Yes, smoking pot may make people relaxed and makes people want to chill out. The way I see it, people are either motivated or lazy and what they choose to smoke has very little to do with that. Coming from someone who does smoke weed every day, I can honestly say that I have smoked weed and written papers, cleaned a house, ran errands, gone to work, etc. It all depends on what type of person you are. If you're the type who smokes and melts into the couch for hours, maybe it's a good idea to take car of your tasks first, then smoke up.

 

2. Daily pot smokers are unmotivated

This is another one that I'd have to disagree with wholeheartedly from a personal stance. As a three time college graduate, full time employee, and full time parent, I can honestly say that I am a motivated person with or without smoking weed. If I have a goal in sight, that goal is on the forefront of my mind. Smoking weed doesn't inhibit me from attaining that goal. It doesn't push me to the goal either. I will say, that when I feel like my plate is too full, and I have too much going on, smoking bud calms my mind and makes me feel relaxed. Definitely not unmotivated.

 

3. Daily pot smokers kill an enormous amount of brain cells

The research about this topic are very shady. Many people have heard this ‘fact’ because it’s based on research that was done during the first reefer madness movement. Scientists did a poorly performed study on monkeys where they pumped them full of so much smoke from marijuana that they suffocated them. What’s one of the first signs of suffocation? That’s right, brain damage. This study was used in the anti-marijuana propaganda so prohibitionists could keep marijuana illegal. It's crazy the lengths that the man will go through to try to keep marijuana illegal. The best way to combat that is to stay informed.

No study has even been done that has scientifically proven that marijuana kills brain cells.

 

​2. Daily users are addicted to marijuana 

Yes, it’s pretty easy to get into the habit of smoking pot on a daily basis, but it’s not physically addictive. Marijuana does not produce any withdrawal symptoms, no matter how heavy someone uses it.  When I was pregnant, I quit smoking pot for a year and had no problems doing so. No cold sweats, no chills, no puking, or gross bowel movements. I was a little cranky but not 'sick' by any means. However, everyone is different so quitting may be harder for some than others, but there is no universal withdrawal for every user.

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​1. Daily users will eventually move on to heavier drugs.

This is one of the most ridiculous misconceptions of daily drug users. Smoking weed everyday does not mean that you'll start smoking crack or shoot heroin. ​ Pot was one of the first drugs I used, and I did experiment with ‘harder’ drugs later in life, but I can personally say that pot didn’t lead me to those drugs. I would have tried them no matter what. I also know a lot of pot smokers who’ve never done any other drug in their entire life, as well as a coke head who’s never smoked pot a day in his life. It truly depends on the individual, their personality and the type of people that they associate with. Plus, the effects ‘harder’ drugs are much different from the effects of pot. If you’re into smoking pot and sitting in front of the tube for the night then I highly doubt that you’re going to be into snorting a line of coke. Two completely different highs. Two completely different feelings.