Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Quotes

St. Patrick’s Day is the one day of the year where people across the world get drunk, kiss strangers, dress like leprechauns and pretend to be Irish.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2016


St. Patrick’s Day has always been special and as we gather with family and friends to celebrate the greenest holiday in one of the greenest states, I think back to my past and all the fun times shared on this fine day.

Growing up in a very Irish family with Irish heritage on all sides, St. Patrick’s Day was always something to look forward to from wearing green and pinching those who don’t to kissing strangers in bars all the way to eating the traditional corned beef and cabbage dinners.

When I think back through my fondest memories, I always picture my Grandpa who would don his hand knit green tie that was his fathers tie brought straight from Ireland with this little green pipe and Irish linen handkerchief with his blue blazer.  His name was Patrick too which made it even better and he would walk around smiling with his pipe clenched in his teeth saying Irish proverbs and singing songs like Danny Boy and When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.  He loved St. Patrick’s Day and made sure everybody had fun buying drinks and smiling all day.

So on this fine St. Patrick’s Day I wanted to share some of my all time favorite St. Patrick’s Day quotes from him.

If you’re enough lucky to be Irish…You’re lucky enough!

May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door.

May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you each morning, noon and night.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back. 
May the sun shine warm upon your face and rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again… 
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

A good friend is like a four leaf clover:
Hard to find and lucky to have!

May the sun shine all day long, everything go right and nothing wrong.  May those you love bring love back to you and may all the wishes you wish come true!

May God give you , for every storm, a rainbow, for every tear, a smile, for every care, a promise, and a blessing in each trial.  For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh, a sweet song, and an answer for each prayer.

May you always be blessed with walls for the wind, a roof for the rain, a warm cup of tea by the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all that your heart might desire.

May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.  May god and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.  May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.  Mall all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!

May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need! Now go out and grab yourself a green brew or if you are in Colorado, Washington, Oregon or Alaska, any of the other legal greens your fine state has to offer.  Enjoy a beer, kiss an Irish man or woman and go boogie till they come out your nose!  Have fun and most of all, be safe!

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Edibles Review: Leafs by Snoop – Milk Chocolate Bar

Edibles infused with cannabis are my preferred way to participate and I was in the mood so I stopped by the Medicine Man Dispensary in Aurora Colorado to purchase one of the new Leafs by Snoop products.

As a longtime fan of Snoop Dogg and knowing he is right up there with Willie Nelson with regard to his Cannabis street cred, I wanted to try one of his new products.

When I first got up to the counter, the Bud Tender asked me what I was in the mood for this evening and I told him I wanted to try some Edibles.

Pointing to a large display on the back wall, he moved through the different brands and then broke out a small counter top display of little clear plastic cube shaped boxes each filled with a different edible item from the Leafs by Snoop line.  He showed me Hard Candies, Gummies, Fruit Chews, Peanut Butter Gems and Confectionary Bars.  He said there were also Wax, Shatter and Flower available as well.  I was in the mood for chocolate and focused my attention on the Confectionary Bars.

Leafs by Snoop Marijuana Infused Edibles
Leafs by Snoop Chocolate Bar Product Line

Edibles Review

All of the six flavors looked amazing but I am a big chocolate fan and was torn between Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Dark Chocolate with Almonds.  I had access to a couple of the Bud Tenders that evening and they raved about Snoop’s product stating “the actual confectionary chocolate quality was amazing” so I decided to try the Milk Chocolate Bar.  An added benefit was that Medicine Man was offering a 25% discount on the Leafs by Snoop product line.  However, I am disappointed that Medicine Man did not honor their Monday special on the Leafs by Snoop products.  On Mondays, Medicine Man has a daily special where they offer out a buy one get one half off on their edibles selections.  As such, I expected to pay the discounted $18 for the first bar and $9 for the second but instead paid $36 for both bars I purchased as they would not honor their daily special on the already discounted product line.  It rubbed me wrong even though I do like their stores.

Organic Ingredients

I was impressed with the ingredients used by Snoop in that they were pretty much all Organic including Organic Milk Chocolate, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Cocoa Liquor and Organic Vanilla Extract.  Very impressive and that alone might steer me in Snoop’s direction again.


The packaging for the Confectionary Bars was nice but the Milk Chocolate Bar package was a little boring with a light blue background and not much flare.  However, I am more interested in what is inside than how the box looked.  I had not tried anything with this type of child proof, tamper resistant box.  I am pretty dexterous and still had trouble opening the package but once I got it open, the bar was a rich brown color and sectioned into scored triangle sections which is a nice presentation and looks classy.

Leafs by Snoop Marijuana Infused Chocolate Bar
Leafs by Snoop Chocolate Bar


The entire bar contains 80mg of THC and the bar is scored to divide into 10 individual 8mg pieces.  The Bud Tender also mentioned the CBD content was higher than most other edibles and as a result, would benefit the experience even more.  Being familiar with edibles and knowing my personal tolerances, I typically go with 10mg as my standard dosage and work from there. You could say I am more of a base 10 guy than a base 8 guy but 8 is my lucky number so what the heck, I will give it a shot.

My Experience

I broke off an individual 8mg triangle, and the chocolate smell wafted ever so slightly in the air along with the faint aroma of cannabis you would come to expect in this situation.  Being somewhat of a Chocolate Aficionado myself, I placed the rich smelling triangle on my tongue and let my own body heat do the work as it slowly melted in my mouth filling my taste buds with a very smooth and pleasant tasting chocolate experience.  As the chocolate melted, I took deep breathes through my nose engaging my olfactory senses to deepen the experience.

The Bud Tenders were right and the actual confectionary experience was much more elaborate with the Leafs by Snoop brand.  Now let’s see what happens.

Exactly 48 minutes after I ate the chocolate serving I began to feel a tingling in my extremities and a warm feeling crossed my entire body.  The high you get from edibles is different than what you get from smoking and is more of a complete body high and tends to last longer.  As I mentioned earlier, I usually start with 10mg as my dosage so I did notice a difference with the 8mg dosage for this product and as such, am tempted to try two triangles next time.

The next day I decided to try two triangle servings for a total of 16mg’s and was delighted in the difference.  Taking roughly the same amount of time to kick in, the sensations came on much stronger than before which was surprising at first but after a few minutes, it was a really nice high throughout my whole body and also in my head which doesn’t always happen with edibles.  Now that I have experienced both the single and the double dose, I know going forward that with the Leafs by Snoop brand, the 16mg’s works best for me.  As always, start with the recommended dosage first and if necessary, you can adjust the dosage by consuming more.  Be aware that the effects last for 4-6 hours so be prepared in advance.  I never felt impaired and had a lot of energy throughout the whole experience and when it was time for bed, I fell asleep quickly and slept well all night.

Overall, I was very happy with the entire experience and really enjoyed the flavor and consistency of the chocolate and would buy this brand again for sure. is a Colorado based information directory and is considered to be the best resource for the Medical Cannabis and Recreational Marijuana community.  You can reach McKeagan at

Marijuana Melee: SCOTUS Hearing Marijuana Legalization Case

Marijuana legalization by individual States is in the national spotlight and the Supreme Court of the United States is poised to take up the divisive issue in a highly anticipated and controversial court case.  The Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to the State of Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis from two of its neighboring states, Nebraska and Oklahoma who are the plaintiffs in Nebraska and Oklahoma v. Colorado.

Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana Legalization Challenged

Nebraska and Oklahoma are arguing that marijuana is illegally crossing over their borders due to the fact the State of Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use for anyone over age 21.  The states argue that the federal Controlled Substances Act should override state legalization under the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution specifically addressing Article VI of the Constitution requiring federal law to prevail over contradictory state law and no state may “authorize the violation of federal law.”

However, the Supreme Court is unlikely to take up Nebraska and Oklahoma v. Colorado, watchers say, partially because one of the anticipated supporters of the case, Justice Scalia passed away and the plaintiffs’ case is potentially weak.  Without Justice Scalia, the nine-member Supreme Court is down to eight members and the vote for review could be tied at 4 to 4.  At the very least, a judicial tie would favor Colorado, the defendant in the case.  Legal experts say the plaintiffs, Nebraska and Oklahoma, lack standing.

In an interview with Tom Angell in the International Business Times, he stated “It’s hard to predict where a given justice is going to come down on anything…but my best guess is Nebraska and Oklahoma probably just lost one of their votes for granting a review.” Angell founded the cannabis advocacy group Marijuana Majority and recently analyzed Justice Scalia’s record on cannabis for

In the case, Nebraska and Oklahoma allege that marijuana from Colorado has strained their financial and legal resources by forcing them to spend time and money making arrests, housing criminals, impounding vehicles and seizing drugs. Without any statistics to support their claims, the states also allege that Colorado has failed to keep its marijuana in Colorado.

The federal government itself does not support the review, and the solicitor general urged the Supreme Court to deny the lawsuit. Still, legal experts doubt the Supreme Court wants to potentially shut down medical and recreational marijuana legalization in 35 states. is a Colorado based information directory and is considered to be the best resource for the Medical and Recreational Marijuana community.  You can reach McKeagan at

Blue Dream – Marijuana Strain Guide

Blue Dream

Blue Dream Marijuana Strain
Blue Dream Strain
THC %: 18 CBD %: 0.42CBN %: 0.33

Blue Dream, originating in Northern California, is a cross between Blueberry Indica with the Sativa Haze. This Grade A strain gives you a Sativa dominant hybrid that is an absolute delight to smoke. The THC and CBD levels are on the higher side yet Blue Dream remains a great strain for beginners and veterans alike. The full-body relaxation effects from the Blueberry Indica pair with the invigorating cerebral high of the Haze Sativa for a well-rounded high that comes on strong and leaves you feeling relaxed.

One of the most popular strains on the market it has a woody and somewhat fruity flavor. Much like its Blueberry parent, this strain emits a tantalizing blueberry aroma and tastes like sweet berries. Dense buds look almost like popcorn and are typically a medium green color with clusters of orange pistils and when grown well, will be frosted with a thick layer of sticky trichomes. It is popular among day-time smokers because it doesn’t have the same sedative effects as some Indica heavy strains.

Blue Dream works well for treating:

  • Stress
  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Arthritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Migraines
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Insomnia

Blue Cheese – Marijuana Strain Guide

Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese Marijuana Strain
Blue Cheese Strain
THC %: 18CBD %: 0.66CBN %: 0.33

Blue Cheese is a descendant of the original hybrid UK Cheese crossed with the Indica strain Blueberry.  Blue Cheese is a sweet and rich Indica dominant strain and if you are already a fan of either Cheese or Blueberry, you must check out this variety. The complex savory aroma and taste coupled with heavy Indica effects make this strain a top contender for regular smokers looking to kick back and relax.

The buds are light green with a slightly bluish hue and are crystallized with a few red hairs. The fruitiness of the Blueberry really penetrates through the musky skunk of the Cheese while bringing along some of its skunky attributes. With a sweet, fruity and berry scent it has a noticeably musky undertone typical of the original Cheese. The potency is intense and comes on smooth in the beginning and mellows out to a “happy” high allowing you to concentrate on even the most tedious tasks while letting you down nice and easy. It is a great strain for the morning or early afternoon packing a punch without the dazed effect.

Blue Cheese works well for treating:

  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Spasms
  • Insomnia
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Stress
  • Cancer
  • Appetite

Blackberry Kush – Marijuana Strain Guide

Blackberry Kush

Blackberry Kush Marijuana Strain
Blackberry Kush Strain
THC %: 21CBD %: 0.65CBN %: 0.66

Blackberry Kush is a predominantly Indica strain and is a cross between the hybrid Blueberry strain and the pure Indica Afghani strain which produces beautiful buds with long thin orange hairs and lots of trichomes. The dense, crystal-filled buds are purple and yellow with black hues, smelling and tasting like blackberries mixed with that distinct Kush aroma. It has a very nice smooth taste that is a bit sour on the inhale and very sweet on the exhale.

Blackberry Kush is a great strain for people managing pain, sore joints, stress and insomnia thanks to its strong Indica body effects. It is those same Indica effects that also make this strain good for nighttime use and is heavily prescribed to those dealing with disorders affecting their ability to cope with stress, nervousness and anxiety. However, it might be a little too much for patients with anxiety, as it comes on very swiftly and can be a bit overwhelming. Its powerful Indica properties offer deep relaxation effects wrapped up in a delicious dense bud while the Sativa side produces powerful euphoric feelings of happiness and elevated mood.

Blackberry Kush works well for treating:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures
  • Fatigue

Black Jack – Marijuana Strain Guide

Black Jack

Black Jack Marijuana Strain
Black Jack Strain
THC %: 20CBD %: 0.43CBN %: 0.53

Black Jack is an Indica dominant hybrid whose lineage springs from Black Domina, a potent Indica strain crossed with Jack Herrer, a very popular Sativa strain. By crossing two of the most powerful and premium strains, Black Jack is super potent Indica plant that produces hard, dense buds with huge, grape-like calyxes that are completely encrusted with crystals. Because of its high THC levels, this strain is very popular among medical marijuana patients who appreciate its effectiveness. This strain will more than satisfy the pickiest of connoisseurs.

The smell is slightly sweet and although not overpowering or “strong” tasting, this strain covers the palate with flavors of very tasty grape and “sour wine” leaving a lip smacking sweet aftertaste with a hint of sour lemon candy. Even though it is Indica dominant, it provides a nice burst of energy and focus along with pain relief which made it a decent choice for daytime use and has enough Indica traits allowing you to sleep comfortably without getting knocked out.

Black Jack works well for treating:

  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Spasms
  • Anxiety
  • Appetite
  • Seizures

Big Bud – Marijuana Strain Guide

Big Bud

Big Bud Marijuana Strain
Big Bud Strain
THC %: 20CBD %: 0.42CBN %: 0.51

Big Bud is an Indica dominant strain (85% Indica, 15% Sativa) with a very fitting name and reputation. Producing large, hulking buds with phenomenal yields, this strain earned its place in the pantheon of marijuana strains taking 1st Place in the “Mostly Indica” division at the first High Times Cannabis Cup competition in 1989. Big Bud is a classic Indica strain that has been crossed with many strains over the years because of its favorable qualities. Prized for its fast-acting, powerful high, it boasts THC levels up to 20% with excellent yields.

The original strain was developed in the USA in the early 1980’s and produced an Afghani strain with Skunk genetics. Growers love it for its high yields  and thick dense buds. However, efforts need to be taken to support the lower branches that can collapse under the weight of the enormous compact round buds.

The taste is sweet with a strong flavor of grapes and the smell has some sweet undertones with an occasional waft of sour. This unique strain is good for patients trying to relax and relieve body pain and is good for sleep in higher doses.

Big Bud works well for treating:

  • Arthritis
  • Stress
  • Migraines
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Spasms
  • PMS
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Appetite
  • Seizures

B-52 – Marijuana Strain Guide


B-52 Marijuana Strain
B-52 Strain
THC %: 17CBD %: 0.32CBN %: 0.67

B-52 is an Indica dominant skunk hybrid which is a cross between Big Bud and Skunk #1. Although it is Indica dominant, it also contains a decent amount of Sativa genetics. As with other Skunks, B-52 has a skunky aroma while the flavor is sweetish with notes of exotic spice. Users report experiencing a mellow high with remarkable Sativa effects for a strain that leans towards the Indica end of the spectrum. Often considered to be a top variety for commercial skunk growers, the plants grow tall with mid-green leaves and robust branches bearing a profusion of large heavy buds, much like its Big Bud parent. Its subtle Sativa flavor and its energetic, joyful high makes this strain a favorite with seasoned and novice smokers alike.

B-52 works well for treating:

  • Appetite
  • Arthritis
  • Spasms
  • Stress
  • Muscular Pain
  • PMS
  • Anxiety