Nothing But Smooth Sailing And Sunshine
Soak In the Happy Vibes with AbsoluteXtracts’ Jack Herer Cartridge
IN REVIEW: There’s nothing like some classic Jack Herer to start your day on the right foot, and this AbsoluteXtracts’ Jack Herer Cartridge delivers that energetic and euphoric high you know and love in the portability of a vape. Expect to feel uplifted and in the zone, as this pen makes for a perfect work partner that’ll have your back and keep you on track. It’s a super versatile high you can ride through just about anything, so take this little guy with you on your next outdoor adventure. You won’t be disappointed.
There’s something about fresh air that always sets my mind right—well as fresh as it can be for LA. Is it smog? Is it fog? Smoke maybe? A delightful sample platter of all three? Who even knows anymore.
In any case, I found myself at the peak of a mountain in Griffith Park, taking in deep breaths of whatever the air had to offer me that day in an attempt to get my head in a positive space. I woke up that morning with an impending sense of doom, which may sound dramatic, but I’m going through a bit of a third-life crisis. You know, when your 30th birthday is on the way and you can’t seem to shake that feeling of, “What am I even doing with my life?” Yeah, it was one of those mornings.
“My muscles again felt happily buzzed yet clear, which allowed me to stretch for what seemed like an eternity. ”
Needless to say, a hike and some fresh air seemed like an appropriate way to let the anxiety out—and some weed in, duh.
For me, vapes are perfect for a hike. They’re easy to transport, mess-free, and combustion-free (only you can prevent forest fires). Before I left the house that morning, I made sure to store AbsoluteXtracts’ Jack Herer Cartridge in my fanny pack for the hike down the mountain.
So as I found myself at the peak of the trail overlooking the city, it was time to get a little Jack in my life. I whipped out my pen and took my first long drag of the day. The taste was herbal, lightly hoppy like a crisp IPA and it had a touch of grapefruit to round out the mouthfeel—nothing exceptional, but tasty nonetheless. I took several more puffs without a single cough, and admired the smoothness of this vape as the smoke slid into my lungs and back out again.
Feeling the effects start to creep in, I gazed at the vista in front of me as my racing thoughts started to tap the brakes. I felt the dirt beneath my feet, the sun on my shoulders and a calm breeze drying up the sweat beads on my forehead. Time seemed to slow down all around me as I appreciated the beauty of the sunrise, and frankly, the beauty of my life.
I started to feel an incredible sense of gratitude. While there are things I have yet to accomplish, how could I be mad while hiking in 80°F weather in October? I was on a stunning mountainside overlooking a city that has inspired endless art, music, and film, and it was all on a Wednesday morning before I got to go home and write about weed for a living. I truly live a blessed life.
Enjoying my newfound grateful attitude, I took another puff of my vape to ready myself for the trek down the trail. Much like my mind, my weary muscles seemed to catch a second wind and happily chugged along, carrying me down at a steady pace. Each step felt lighter than the last as I moved with a renewed sense of energy and purpose.
“I felt like a high ass Snow White, as lizards scurried from my path and tiny songbirds flitted from branch to branch.”
With my mind fully in its happy place, I began to hum a little tune, mimicking the birds chirping all around me. I felt like a high ass Snow White, as lizards scurried from my path and tiny songbirds flitted from branch to branch. Nature seemed to be rejoicing right along with me. A deer even popped up and joined the party, which is a rare sighting at Griffith Park!
My existential crisis seemed a distant memory when I reached the bottom of the trail, and my mood had fully changed from a few hours prior. The sun was well into the sky at that point, so I found a sunny spot to do some stretching before heading home. My muscles again felt happily buzzed yet clear, which allowed me to stretch for what seemed like an eternity. As I untangled myself from my final stretch, I took one last meditative breath and felt ready to conquer my day.
If it weren’t for AbsoluteXtracts Jack Herer Cartridge, my afternoon could have easily taken a turn to the dark side—but its euphoric head high and energetic body buzz gave me the boost I needed to get back on track. It’s hard to find a solid sativa vape that actually delivers dynamic effects, and this vape provides exactly what you’d expect from this legendary strain. I can see this cart being great for a number of outdoor activities, but also for a midday mood boost, or really any time you just need a mindful moment. While I did experience a little dry mouth, and the flavor may not be as bold as its competitors, the euphoria certainly made up for it. And best of all, this vape is slim enough to fit in my fanny pack, so you better believe it'll be a staple for many hikes to come.