(HOW TO) Dab marijuana concentrates with a quartz nail. My post-cancer pain-relief story.

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Hey Steemians,

On my 8th day here, I'd like to share something about my life, which I find to be quite personal.

My use of cannabis products, usually a form of extract or concentrate, for pain-relief.

In this photo, I am preparing a dab of medicinal quality marijuana concentrate, which has been prescribed by my physician, for pain.

Why do I suffer from pain?


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You might be wondering why I suffer from pain.

I'm a person who lives with a great deal of ongoing pain, due to a somewhat recent bout with stage 4 cancer.

After a first time going the naturopathic route, I elected to throw the kitchen sink at it, along with naturopathic integrative care, upon recurrence and advanced staging.

I gave up my sternum and my right pectoralis muscle (I have a lat flap) and have a full sternal reconstruction, complete with 3 titanium ribs, some cadaver fibula bone struts, and a fair share of living-dead guy-mojo.

Those things that appear to be bicycle chains are, in fact, titanium plates...my new ribs.

(Nevermind the pins and lung tubes you see, which were pumping my right lung, which had collapsed under plural effusion, due to the 4 hospital infections that I was given, thanks to poisoned medical mesh, at St. Anthony Hospital, in Lakewood, CO.)


I have been prescribed so many things by physicians, to manage the ongoing pain.

(Ask anyone with peripheral neuropathy what they go through to get a slight idea of a portion of what I live with.)

I'm a less is more guy.

I'm also a guy who doesn't want to live his life, on prescription narcotics.

It's never been something that appealed to me.

Fortunately, I live in the State of Colorado, where cannabis is legal for both medical and recreational use.

I am a medical marijuana patient whose life has been positively impacted by the option to manage pain with the use of organic, high integrity cannabis products that allow for me to lead a productive life.

One such cannabis product which I would like to mention, is live resin.


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Watch the video of this recording here on DTube!


Why quartz, you ask?

Here's a close-up of my quartz crystal nail.

It is able to withstand intense, prolonged heat, and quartz is extremely durable.

And for those of us who are only interested in non-carcinogenic use, quartz is also non-toxic.


High heat

I have a butane mini-torch that I am using to burn the quartz nail, so that any residue becomes white ash.

(It's important to me that I only use high quality clean butane in my torches.)


Even heat distribution

I make sure to heat it all up really well, so that the whole nail is extremely hot.

(How long you heat has to do with different factors, such as the size and shape of your nail, as well as the strength of your torch.)


I like my nail red hot so that I know it's good to go.

And then I let it cool off just a little bit, so that I do not burn my live resin. You can sense the heat, by simply holding your palm close to the nail.

I usually count to around 15 to let mine cool off enough.


My dab stick doubles as a carb cap, which is convenient.

In this photo, I've grabbed a dab with the tip of my glass dab stick. The next step is to place that into the hot nail and then to breathe the vapor in.

Since the dab stick is also a carb cap, it's easy to cap off the nail and the chamber, so I can take my time in-joy-ing my dab at a comfortable pace.


All done

Once the dab has finished, it looks something like this.

Cleaning the nail simply requires a bit of torch flaming, til the ash turns black, then red, then finally white and flaky.


I am curious...

Do you (or does someone you know) benefit from the use of cannabis? What's your take on medical use of marijuana - and more importantly, why?

I appreciate you taking the time to learn about this incredible plant and I encourage you to share this info with anyone who could benefit from it!

Thanks so much for checking out this post!

💘 & healing to all,
Intuitive Jakob

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Good tutorial. It's a great explanation for beginners. I just got some dabs here in Germany. Concentrate especially rosin will most likely get more popular throughout the next years. Cheers.

Hi there, nice to meet you!

I have just tried rosin nectar for the first time.

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I have a little bit of ^that ^ rosin nectar left. Those little sugar crystals are terpenes, so it is absolutely delicious for dabbing.

One of my very good friends just flew to Germany last week! I bet he is enjoying some of Germany's finest dabs at the moment! I will have to come and visit some time!

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Thank you so much!

You my man. Are the real deal. Im glad people can apreciate cannabis for what it is! Keep up the great content and looking forward to more from you.

Happy to have met you, man! Really appreciate the kind regards and def look forward to staying connected with you.

Dude... I absolutely admire your strength... I don't think I'd be able to continue my spiritual work or even maintain a positive outlook having all those health issues... You're an inspiration doing what you do, despite all of this... May the Light of Arcturus heal all your ails... In Lak'Ech brother...

Hey brother, thank you for the supportive comment, it means a lot to me!

I have definitely felt fortunate to be in the position I'm in now, where I can do this kind of work on a regular basis, in service to others. I was born the year of the wounded healer, Chiron, so it's a strong life path calling for me.

I receive the full healing to all I've grown through and welcome the Light of Arcturus.

I live in WA state, where cannabis is also legal . We are lucky to live in states that are currently legal and I sincerely hope the rest of the states follow along soon too. I know many people who use cannabis oil as part of their pain and recovery plan for different ailments. I personally use a cannabis cream on my low back sometimes because I have a collapsed disc and it relieves the pain more than any OTC drug I have used. It was crazy to see the x-ray of your chest. You have been through so much and I commend you for keeping your spirits up.

Hey there, thank you so much for sharing that! And thank you for the kind words, I am honestly the luckiest person I know, for what I've managed to survive. :)

I am happy to know you are also in a state where you are able to benefit from the medicine that is also soothing your low back pain. And, Ouwee! I know that collapsed discs are extremely painful.

I haven't personally tried any creams, but have had a cannabis salve that was very helpful for spot type treatment like what you are doing.

Cheers to relief!

Dude. Whoa. That shit all up in your chest is nuts!

I'm so glad you live in Colorado and have access to this stuff.

I'm sure you've done your research, but we've found that with a quartz nail, once you heat it to red hot, wait about 30-45 seconds, especially with live resin.

My hubs could go into more detail. He manages a rec store here and cares very deeply about it. ❤️

I'm so glad we connected.

This post is great. The more people that know it truly helps, the better chance that it will become legal everywhere. ... So weird it's not already. 😒

Hugs!
I'm off to bed. (I just finished editing one of my videos, but now am struggling with the audio... grrrr!)

Till tomorrow!
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Hey!!

Yes, it is so crazy what is inside me now and how I have been able to even move after it all. Being a yogi helped bigtime!

I appreciate the tip on the count for the live resin. I may be around that once you get the spaces in (I don't count in "Mississippi," but go about as slow), but am not 100% sure on that, so I will test myself with a stopwatch next time I hit it.

I am really happy we connected too! I'd love to meet you guys in person since we're not too far from one another. Maybe we can collaborate efforts on launching a Colorado Meet-Up group. @sunravelme and I were discord chatting about that, just this past week.

Hope you get some zZzz's and that the techie stuff works out!

Chat soon!

I'm in Michigan where medical use is legal. I think it's a really good thing, pot has a lot of different medical uses.

Hey! Great to hear your thoughts on this topic, thank you for that! Michigan made a great decision to allow medical use, IMO!

We had to vote it in with a referendum, the legislature was dragging their feet on it.

I am so happy to hear that it passed! More of this in the world is a good thing!

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Thank you so much! I'm fantastic and very happy to be participating in this community!

Really appreciate your visit and comment and will definitely check you out.

I will check it out, thanks!

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