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Ask Mama: What to Do When You’re Too Damn High

Published on December 5, 2022

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Sometimes, things are just too damn high, like the rent, those crazy buildings in Dubai, Boban Marjanovi of the Houston Rockets and, case in point, your silly ass

Look, Mama knows that her shit goes hard — I mean, Tough Mama’s Live Resin Vape Carts pack up to 85.27 percent THC — and she understands that you accidentally got a little too high before that big sit-down with your boss, or meeting your girlfriend’s parents, or your nephew’s birthday party, or whatever.

So whether you need to know how to get unhigh from smoke or how to recover from edibles, Mama’s always here to take care of you. Going too hard happens. Now let Mama gently guide you through the journey of softening things up a little.

The Method Matters 

First thing you should know is that every high is different. And that’s not just because you’re a beautiful and unique snowflake (you are, tho), it’s because the method of your weed consumption matters. Like, a lot. 

How you got high has a big impact on both onset time and comedown time:

  • Smoking and vaping hits your bloodstream almost instantly (in vaping’s case) or within a few minutes, and the high can last about 1 to 4 hours.
  • Edibles can take about 30-to-60 minutes to set in, but can last up to 6 hours or so (often peaking around 3 hours in).
  • Tinctures take effect in about 15-to-30 minutes, with lastability similar to an edible.
  • THC beverages have typical onset times in the 10-to-15-minute range (Mama’s Yolo Shotz hit in 7-to-15 minutes) with highs that often last around 4 hours. 

The consumption method isn’t the only thing that matters, either. The concentration of THC in the weed itself has a huge effect, as can stuff like…

  • Your height and weight
  • What you’ve eaten that day
  • Your metabolism
  • Non-weed ingredients in the weed product
  • The strain
  • Your own personal tolerance levels 

All this stuff and more can change how the high feels, when it hits you and how long it sticks around.

Tough Mama’s Easy Tips 

Even though the duration and the sort of “size” or intensity of your high can vary a whole lot, you can use the same Mama-tested and Mama-approved tricks for getting less high. Before that happens, remember to start low and go slow when you’re trying some new shit. And when you’re going ham on a whole-assed cone blunt, do that in a safe space among friends who have your back.  

Once you do reach that way-too-high headspace, though (hey, it happens to the best of us), here’s how to stop being high — now don’t ever say Mama never did anything for you.

Get Wet

It’s pretty much never a bad idea to hydrate. Hydrate when you’re casually toking and hydrate when you’re partying with Yolo Shotz — you’ll just have a better time, straight up. If it’s too late for preventive hydration, chug that water to help your body pass the THC out of your bloodstream and stave off nasty bouts of dry mouth. If you’re deep in the shit and don’t have much time to spare, a cold shower can also help wake your brain and senses up real quick. 

Oh, and don’t “hydrate” with booze when you’re already too high. C’mon now, child.

Embrace The Munchies

Filling your belly, especially with carbs, proteins, and healthy fats like omega-3s, is never a bad idea for helping recenter your body when you’re too dang high. But you can actually do a lot better than Doritos Locos Tacos when you really need to recover. 

According to numerous studies by people a little smarter than Mama (NOT THAT THERE ARE MANY), snacks that contain certain terpenoid compounds can effectively offset Too Much Zaza Syndrome. These smart munchies include pine nuts, lemon, peppercorns (trying chewing on ‘em),  and black pepper.

Focus (and Maybe Get a Little Zen)

Even if you’re not experiencing some kinda trippy “mind high,” highness is just as mental as it is physical. That’s why the simple act of shifting your focus to something else — just about anything else, really — can help you get unhigh. 

Medical News Today recommends focusing real hard on some music, dedicating your attention to a show, game, or movie, or practicing an instrument. You can also get zen with it by meditating, honing in on a jigsaw puzzle, or going full Marie Kondo on a soothing organizing or cleaning project (so, yeah, technically Mama is telling you to clean your damn room). 

Let Time Heal You

If you can spare it, time might just be the best way to let your high fade away. Time may have broken Game of Thrones, but just like it can heal all wounds and mend a broken heart (tell Mama who hurt you), time is a surefire way to come down from a major weed high. Even better if you have the luxury to walk it off for a bit, or to sleep that monster high away. 

Master the Working High

Mama ain’t a doctor, but she does know that prevention is the best medicine. So how bout this — maybe don’t get uncontrollably mega T. Rex high in the first place? 

There’s a time and place for just getting full-on blazed, but there’s also this thing called the working high. What it means is, you maintain a nice, steady, clear-eyed buzz for a good long long while instead of getting insto-ripped and regretting your birth. 

Switching over to a capful or two of Mama’s Yolo Shotz might just help you maintain a working high — that solventless cured resin makes for a clear-headed, euphoric buzz that’s almost like a clean caffeine boost, but without those nasty jitters.  Likewise, snacking on superfoods, getting plenty of rest before your sesh, and staying super-hydrated throughout the day can all help keep your working high steady.On the flip side, steer clear of indicas and strains high in myrcene, and seek stuff with THC concentrations in the 10 and 20 percentiles.  

And maaaaaaaybe swap out that enormous boar’s leg of a bleezie for a Mini Mofo every once in a while.

The Stoner’s Guide to Surviving Christmas

Published on December 1, 2022

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You hear that distant ice cracking? It’s the sound of Mariah Carey being freed from her polar slumber to assault your eardrums every time you go to the grocery store for the next three months. And it sounds a whole lot like those cynical corpo-Santa commercials and the shrill sound of your Q-anon aunt at the holiday dinner you’re forced to attend.

But it ain’t all bad. Even if you don’t celebrate baby Jesus or Coca-Cola Santa, the holidays might just net you some downtime, lots of killer food, and a good excuse to show some love to the best people in your life. And we know just the way to turn all the shitty stuff into a wonderfully chill stoner Christmas for the ages — it all starts with a few puffs of that Jolly Green.     

The Two Strains of Christmas

OK, so technically sativa and indica are the two strains of, like, all the time. BUT, we find that the two main strains are really well suited to different seasonal activities in ways that are kinda perfect, elevating “oh please no,” to“bearable,” and all the way to “actually, I’m having a pretty good time right now.” 

Here’s how to optimize your 420 Christmas with a holiday date that’s always down.

Santa Sativa

Sativa strains like the sticky sweet Iced Lemonade you’ll find in our 1.6-gram infused pre-roll are kind of a “daytime high,” even if you smoke ‘em (or in the case of our YOLO Shotz, drink ‘em) at night. Sativa highs are bright and bold, stimulating your creativity and churning up feelings of straight-up euphoria. Because sativa is more energizing like that, it really lends itself to high-energy, hyper-colorful Christmastime events like

  • Christmas parties
  • Opening tons of presents
  • Christmas caroling
  • Ice skating
  • Touring wild Christmas light setups (we implore you to do this, trust us)  
  • Going to a holiday concert
  • Christmas dances
  • Watching Batman Returns or Bad Santa

Indica-ristmas Spirit

On the flip side, indica like that Big Block in our big ol’ hemp cone blunt can help encourage feelings of peace and relaxation, which you might just need as half your family gets wound up tighter than a gnat’s ass this December. 

Take advantage of indica’s de-stressing potential for

  • Pre-gaming family dinners with your conspiracy-buff cousins
  • Centering yourself while wrapping presents (good luck)
  • Reading nice Christmas stories to the little ones
  • Winding down with hot cider on Christmas Eve 
  • Ignoring everyone screaming about Starbucks cups
  • Watching A Charlie Brown Christmas and Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas

Make Meals (a Lot) Merrier

Even if you don’t like Christmas, there’s a pretty good chance you can find something to appreciate among the Christmas grub spread, whether it’s honey ham or that giant tin of different types of popcorn. (Pro tip: fight the munchies by mixing the caramel and cheese flavors.) 

You’ve celebrated Danksgiving, now it’s time to make Christmas food ascend to the next level with two key allies: cannabutter and Tough Mama’s Berry Crush Yolo Shotz.

Say what you will, but Xmas is like the X Games of baked goods. Whether you go the DIY route or buy it premade, butter infused with cannabis oil turns delicious treats into full-on experiences. Work it into Christmas classics like gingerbread, sugar cookies, brownie brittle, fruit cake, rum cake, peanut butter buckeyes, or (extra) sticky toffee pudding and you’ll just about guarantee some Christmas cheer.

On the Christmas cocktail side, one little $15 bottle of Berry Crush Yolo Shotz makes the Christmas party way better — you’ll get 20 canna-cocktails with 5mg of THC each outta that naughty little boy, and the berry flavor suits the season. We recommend a Cranberry sauce cocktail — here’s how to make it:

  • Fill a rocks glass with ice
  • Add 2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce and 1 1 serving of Berry Crush to a rocks glass
  • Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lemon wedge

Couple sips of that and you might just change your mind about the holidays.

Dankify Your Decor

Why go red and green when you can just go green? Ditch the nutcrackers and creepy animatronic reindeer in favor of some merry-juana themed decor. Make it a stoner Christmas — make it your Christmas — with decor that celebrates your love of leaf:

  • Extra Large Cannabis Wreath by 3rd Street Inn ($46.99) to let the whole neighborhood know it’s about to be a 420 Christmas on these streets.
  • Weed Gift Wrap by Unblushing ($5) because the holiday calls for a different type of rolling paper.
  • Etsy’s selection of weed-themed ornaments (Varies) so you can hang up a bulb that says “Happy Holi-Daze” or a gingerbread man smoking a fat one all while supporting indie artists.
  • Cannabis Light Set by Kurt Adler ($27.99) to light up your holiday while you light up…other stuff.
  • The Rainbow Cannabis Christmas Stocking by Discrete Unlimited ($19.99) because it looks sick and offers a not-subtle hint about the kind of stocking stuffers you really want.
  • The Original Weed Christmas Tree ($329.99) if you just want to go completely extra this Christmas.

Green Up Your Gifts

Getting stuff is cool, and giving stuff is even better. It’s a great way to show someone how much you love them without having to pay a therapist to tell you how to do that without making it weird. Don’t let crusty traditions keep you from infusing your gifting with a big touch of ganja. 

Here’s what’s on Tough Mama’s Official Stoner’s Wishlist this year:

  • Light-Up Merry Kushmas Ugly Christmas Sweater ($59.99) that’s guaranteed to be used every time your giftee inevitably gets invited to one of those f**king sweater parties.
  • Weed and Cobras Deck by Roger Skateboards ($60) so they think of you every time they kickflip (it says “20% skateboarding, 80% weed and cobras” and we agree). 
  • Kind Buds Candle ($8.99) because it’s always good for Grinches to keep a few cheap oh-shit-I-forgot gifts, especially ones that smell like cannabis.
  • High Art: The Definitive Guide to Getting Cultured With Cannabis by Robert Lambrechts and Estefanio Holtz ($15.99) because it finally answers the question, “Is there an edible that will help me understand Cubism?”
  • Weed Men’s and Women’s Crew Socks by Aksels ($14.99) so that you can finally make the gift of socks into something cool.
  • Mini Mofoz by Tough Mama ($32.50) to fill your friends’ stockings with up to 40%THC in an incredibly cute (but still tough) form factor. 

For people who aren’t feeling the holiday vibes, the trick to surviving Christmas is finding ways to inject the things that define you into a time of year that feels like it just doesn’t get you. Think of it like making a playlist in a genre that you don’t love — with a little digging, you’re gonna find enough deep cuts to put together a tracklist you can dance to. 

And like a much hairier Elf on the Shelf, Tough Mama’s here to help you dig deep down into that spot where you keep your long-lost holiday cheer. Just take a few deep breaths and exhale all that smoke like a jolly little Christmas chimney.

The Grown Up’s Guide to Getting Crossfaded

Published on November 21, 2022

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by Dan Ketchum

When he first tasted a peanut butter cup in 349 BC, Aristotle said, “ah, two great tastes that go great together.” That’s the whole reason we have chicken and waffles, sweet and sour sauce, and that kind of peanut butter that already has jelly mixed in. It’s probably also why getting crossfaded is a thing in the first place. 

But are you still getting crossed like you’re a college freshman? Tough Mama would like to have a word with you about that. 

What Is Crossfaded? 

OK, it’s time to get all Urban Dictionary in here. Being crossfaded, a.ka. getting crossed, is a pretty simple state of being. According to most stoners’ definition, it’s just being high and drunk at the same time. Of course, it’s a slang term, so Merriam-Webster hasn’t chimed in or anything, but some people get a little more specific and say that crossfading is the act of being high and drunk in equal measure (how those people precisely measure highness and intoxication is anybody’s guess). 

And if you’re wondering if it’s just a stupid myth your friend who’s a career roadie always talks about, rest assured that it’s a real thing. The journal Cannabis even published a study in 2018 to see how many young people knew about getting crossfaded (though they hyphenated it as “cross-fading” just to make sure stoners would make fun of them). And a whopping 87% of the people asked had heard of it. But why’s the idea so popular, and should you get into it?   

Getting Crossed the Right Way 

You’re a grown-up now. You’re drinking legally, you’re smoking weed legally. You know the difference between top-shelf cannabis and straight-up reggie weed. We support you going hard, but if you’re gonna get crossfaded, you gotta do it with some self-respect (and a touch of safety) at this point in your journey. And also — no joke — with a touch of science. Turns out, Harvard Medical School’s Scott Lukas has done a couple of studies on how marijuana and alcohol interact with each other in your body. Now, everybody’s body is different in how it responds to weed and booze, but Scott found that smoking weed when you’re drunk has a higher likelihood of inducing dizziness and vomiting. Or, you know, feeling like shit.

Via Reddit

Here’s the golden discovery, though. One of his studies found when you’re high first and then drink alcohol, it can just about double the THC levels in your bloodstream, taking you from “real high” to “mega f**cking high.” That’s because alcohol can potentially increase the blood’s ability to absorb THC.  

Did you wake up expecting to get a Harvard perspective on crossfading today? Probably not, but you’re welcome. The trick here is the order of operations — just like your tío says, “weed then beer, you’re in the clear” — and focusing on staying buzzed, not f**cked out of your mind. That means not greening out, and not getting trashed, but complementing a nice light booze buzz with a couple of puffs. Do it right and that pleasant tipsiness mingles with your high so that you feel the complementary effects of both while the alcohol actually enhances the impact of the weed. 

Be Safe, Mama Loves You

Look, you know Tough Mama is all about getting uber stoned, so now’s a good time to remind you that we also care about taking care of your shit. You’re obviously not going to overdose on THC, but too much booze can wreck your central nervous system and mobility. And while we seriously don’t recommend mixing weed with booze, we’re grown-up enough to know that it’s just gonna happen sometimes.

So, if you are  going to experiment with getting crossed, save it for when your ganja tolerance is high (if you’re reading at Tough Mama, it probably already is), do it in a safe space among friends, and don’t do stupid shit like driving or operating a combine harvester, or weedeating your front yard, or whatever.

Always hydrate when you’re smoking or drinking, and hydrate even more when you’re getting crossed. It’ll help you maintain a buzz rather than nurture a bender, and you’ll appreciate it in the morning. If it gets to be too much, find a cool place to (literally) chill, as alcohol can cause your body to overheat. Don’t be afraid to call it a night with a big thermos of H20 and a long nap in a cool spot if crossfading just doesn’t agree with you.

Crossfading, Evolved 

As the company with the skateboarding gorilla for a mascot (love ya, Mama), we know a thing or two about evolution. With the rise of absolutely ass-kicking cannabis infused beverages, getting crossfaded might have just grown up right alongside you. And that means you can have the experience of smoking (or vaping) and drinking (or doing shots), while cutting alcohol out of the equation and focusing entirely on cannabis

Take Tough Mama’s own Yolo Shotz. Because each fruit-flavored bottle is packed with 100MG of Hi-Phi solventless cured resin, you’ll feel a euphoric high that sets in about 7-to-15 minutes after you take your shot or sip your Shotz-infused canna-cocktail (one bottle does about 20 cocktails or 10 shots for only $15 a pop, too, so it’s a lot cheaper than stocking up on Cîroc.) It’s one way to reach that state of crossfaded ecstasy, but without the voms and hangovers.

And maybe, just maybe, that’s the real grown-up way to get crossfaded — which is to say not getting crossed at all. 

(But still getting real high.)

30 Best Stoner Names for Your Pet, Baby, Boat, Bong…Whatever

Published on November 18, 2022

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by Cyrus Grant

Names are how we make ourselves distinguishable from others. They’re how you can go to the store and pick out some Tough Mama weed and know you got some good shit. They’re also just fun to give out to random things around the house. Whether you’re naming a baby, a pet, a plant, a bong, a boat, or whatever the hell you feel like, these are the perfect stoner names.

Weed and Slang Inspired Names 

  • MaryJane – An obvious classic. If it’s good enough for Spider-Man’s love interest, it’s good enough for your daughter…or bong…or whatever.
  • Reefer – Reefer? I barely know ‘er. Okay, but for real, a great stoner name.
  • Bud – Might seem generic to some crowds, but those who love bud will love Bud.
  • Flower – You’ll have some plausible hippie deniability with this one, but between us, we know which flower you’re talking about.
  • Doobie – It sounds cute and is weed related. Not really any more that needs to be said.
  • Herb – Who knew an old-man name was actually just a subtle stoner name?
  • Blaze – Maybe douchey, maybe awesome, definitely a stoner.
  • Green – Not all names have to be creative. If you like smoking green, make it a name.
  • Indica – For any laid-back and mellow person, pet, or item you’re trying to name.
  • Sativa – A perfect name for the more energetic and uplifting people/things in your life.
  • Kief – Sounds like a normal(ish) name, but it’s the precious little trichome powder slowly collecting at the bottom of your grinder.
  • Ganja – You’re not fooling anyone with this name, but it’s honestly beautiful.

Celebrity Inspired Names

  • Spicoli – After the infamous Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Pick this name for whatever needs some laid-back surf stoner vibes.
  • Bob – Anything Marley related is going to be auto-associated with weed. Bob is subtle, but between Marley, Dylan, and Ross, Bob is a certified stoner name.
  • Ziggy – You could honestly pick any of Bob’s kids’ names, but Ziggy just feels more stoner-y than the rest.
  • Cheech and Chong – Twins, cats, your two favorite smoking pieces. They are the perfect stoner names for anything that comes in pairs.
  • Snoop – After the one and only D-O-Double G, Snoop is a stoner icon, which makes his name a solid stoner name to choose for anything.
  • Willie – After yet another stoner legend, Willie Nelson, this is another name that can pass as a more subtle stoner name.
  • Scooby and Shaggy – For any duo that is destined to love Scooby Snacks. Or any snack, really.
  • Ricky Williams – Anyone who puts up crazy numbers in a professional sport and also drops the quote, “I got high, and forgot I wasn’t supposed to get high” deserves to have someone or something named after them.
  • Janis – While male celebrities might dominate the famous stoner lists, Janis Joplin is more than worthy of being considered when it comes to giving out stoner names.
  • Puff – You’re allowed to be a bit of a Bogart in the circle if your name is literally “Puff.”
  • Smokey – Smokey the Bear wants you to prevent forest fires. But with a name like Smokey, there’s no way you don’t burn something. Save the forests, burn some weed.
  • Wiz – A modern-day marijuana icon, Wiz Khalifa
  • Herodotus – Super deep cut, Herodotus was an ancient Greek philosopher who was writing about getting high back in 440 B.C..

Boat Themed Names (‘cuz boats need good stoner names too)

  • Sea Weed – Get it? Seaweed, Sea WEED? Yeah, you get it.
  • WeedyMcWeedFace – Everybody loves BoatyMcBoatFace. So, why not give it a nice weed-themed spin?
  • High Seas – Fun fact, the high seas are any saltwater that isn’t within a territory or state. Alternatively, it’s anytime you’re high on a boat.
  • Bong Water – Can you put ocean water in a bong? Probably, yeah.
  • Wake ‘n Bake – What do you call the little waves a boat makes? A wake. What do you do when you wake up? Bake. Run with the idea.

Now get out there and give your baby/pet/plant/boat/literally anything you want, a great stoner name. And next time you’re in the dispensary or online looking for high-quality weed that doesn’t mess around, look for the name Tough Mama.

Ask Mama: WTF Is Reggie Weed?

Published on October 25, 2022

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by Tough Mama

Mama doesn’t talk to Reggie anymore. Look, we all have to start somewhere, but, we all have to move on to (literally) greener pastures someday, too. The point is, you may still be a little punk, but you can do better than Reggie weed. And as always, Mama’s gonna teach you how — here’s what you need to know to spot nasty Uncle Reggie when he shows up and how to make better life choices when it comes to your kush curation. 

Where Did This Shit Even Come From

Reggie, meaning “regular” if you follow weed culture mythos (but who really knows), weed is a kind of catch-all term for low-quality, low-grade, cheap, shitty, bottom-shelf weed. Like lots of slang, the name can be a regional thing — we say “Reggie” in LA, but you might hear ditch weed, skunk weed, schwag, shake, or whatever elsewhere. No matter what, the meaning’s basically the same.

While the rest of us civilized humans (and skating Mama apes) are living in a weed renaissance where many of our favorite strains are grown in extremely curated, controlled environments and naturally engineered by people way smarter than us, anyone can grow Reggie weed (even your dipshit Uncle Reggie). It’s usually grown outdoors in uncontrolled, totally unregulated spaces by complete non-professionals, and often shipped across the US border from Mexico in bricks

And you know what Mama always says: Nothing good comes shipped in bricks. Because it’s unregulated, Reggie weed can be just as full of twigs, seeds, and random plant parts as it’s full of pesticides and who knows what else.  

What’s It Like?

Since it’s basically just a general term for fairly shitty weed, Reggie can be a lot of different things. But in Reggie World, you’ll mostly find sativa-dominant strains ranking somewhere at a C- to B+ at f**king best, if we’re using a grade-school scale, in terms of quality.

Here’s the real kicker, though: most Reggie weed clocks in with THC levels around 15% to 18%. And that, my children, is really low. Long story short, calling it mild is, uh, putting it mildly. The moral of the story is that Reggie ain’t gonna get you very high, full stop. On top of that, its flavor profile (which might be kind of a generous description) is grassy, burnt, or smoky, and its smoke is usually harsh and scratchy, like inhaling a pile of leaves that your dad’s burning in the front lawn.   

Know Your Enemy: How to Spot Reggie Weed 

Luckily, especially since Mama happens to be a monkey, you don’t have to be a weed-ologist to spot Reggie weed with your own two eyes, 10 fingers, and two (hopefully) nostrils. Just use the senses that Mama gave you, including that common sense, and you can tell that weed is of the Reginald variety in a few different ways:

  • 👀 Use your eyeballs. Brownish, yellowed, gray, or pea-soupy tones are a good hint that you’re dealing with Reggie. So are lots of twigs, seeds, and other plant parts. 
  • 👃🏽Give it a good sniff. Act like you’re classy enough to know wine, because Reggie weed almost never passes the smell test. Most of the time, it’s gonna smell like dirt, dry hay, old grass, or straight-up skunk.
  • 👉🏽 Feel it up. Is it dry, flaky, and airy? Does it crumble like leftover grass clippings? Does it leave weird dust all over your table? Congratulations, it’s probably Reggie. 

You Can Do Better

I ain’t smoked Reggie weed since back in the day when I first started smoking, that shit weak. I know wassup I stay smoking that loud shit.” — Urban Dictionary, 2017

The yin to Reggie weed’s yang is just straight-up good weed. So, remember that thing Mama said about THC levels? Let’s compare and contrast: while Reggie weed usually maxes out somewhere around 18% THC, punchy legit zaza like Tough Mama’s pre-rolls pack 25% to 35% THC. Good weed like that also has more terpenes for more tasty, complex scents and flavors as well as a more consistent burn rate, so it smokes smoothly.  

But how do you spot that loud shit with the naked eye? Here are a few green flags to look out for:

  • 💎 Crystals, crystals, crystals. Not the kind that your ex bought at Erewhon, but those sugar-like sprinklings and amber fuzzies on a nug are masses of trichomes, which indicate that the bud is rich in cannabinoids, terpenes, and T-H-C.
  • 🤤 Powerful scents. Most of the time, a top-shelf strain has a scent with an identity. You’re gonna notice it, whether it’s spicy, mossy, fruity or floral.
  • 🧽 A firm sponginess. That nug of weed should have a firm give, kind of like a tennis ball, which indicates a healthy density.
  • 💦 A little bit of that sticky. Enough hip-hop songs have taught you that you want that sticky kush, but really, you want it because a little stickiness means lots of trichomes, lots of resin (sometimes even on your fingers), and a well-moisturized plant.
  • 🍃 Vibrant colors. While Reggie weed is dull, the good shit is anything but. Deep emerald greens and even those hues of royal purple or dank orange are signs of quality

So now you know, and even better than that, you know that separating the good good from the Reggie weed is pretty easy to do when you know what you’re looking for. Even when you’re high as f**k.

Tough Mama’s Guide to Surfing San Diego

Published on October 18, 2022

surfing san diego best waves

by Cyrus Grant

Rolling waves, rolling joints, getting a high from nature — surf culture and stoner culture are really based on the same vibes. While not every surfer is the stereotypical long-haired pothead, if you surf it’s pretty likely you enjoy nature’s delicacies beyond just waves. Tough Mama gets it, and since she already offers some kickass weed, she decided to offer up some tips on kick-ass waves too.

Here’s Tough Mama’s guide to surfing San Diego.

California Beaches


Ah, Tourmaline. If you grew up surfing as a grom in San Diego, there’s a good chance this is where you fell in love with the ocean. Tourmaline is a super mellow wave, ideal for both longboarders and beginners looking for a gentle wave to ease them into one of the greatest hobbies on earth.

It does have to be said though, with the ever-growing popularity of surfing, Tourmaline can turn into an absolute zoo. But hey, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a crowd-free break that isn’t total shit.


Black’s Beach

Black’s beach, where you get world-class waves and a front-row seat to old dudes playing volleyball with their…uh balls out. Yup, Black’s is well known as the nude beach in San Diego, but don’t let that stop you from getting out and scoring some great waves.

The waves at Black’s Beach tend to be a bit bigger than other spots in San Diego, but they hold their shape well without too much closeout action. This spot is for surfers that are comfortable with bigger waves, and should be kept to intermediate to advanced surfers.

California Beaches


Swami’s is a spot that can cater to anyone from beginners to pros depending on the conditions. On most days you’ll find a soft sloping point break, ideal for longboarders and novices (and trust us, you’ll be dodging them like Neo dodges bullets in the Matrix), but on special days when the swell is cranked to the max, Swami’s can hold surfable waves up to double overhead.

You’ll definitely want to check out the conditions before paddling out depending on your skill level, but there are almost always waves to be had. But again, be careful of 10-foot logs flying at your head from every direction. Oh, and also this spot is a reef bottom, so try not to go for any head-first swan dives. After a day of battling the crowds at Swami’s, you’ll definitely want to have a  Tough Mama infused pre-roll ready and waiting for you to smoke straight out of the water.

California Beaches


Another top-notch wave in San Diego, Windansea has been the go-to spot for La Jolla surfing since way back in the day. Not only is Windansea an absolutely beautiful beach, but it also offers up an equally beautiful wave.

Unlike some other spots on this list, Windansea pretty much has one central break. So, even though the wave technically isn’t too difficult to surf (intermediate level), the compact structure of the wave makes for a much more difficult crowd experience. If you’re able to score a wave to yourself, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to throw some water and get your turns in. Just don’t expect the opportunity to open up very often.


Scripps Pier

If you’re an intermediate-level surfer looking for a beach break, look no further than Scripps Pier. Due to the sandbars shifting around, you should be able to find plenty of lefts or rights on either side of the pier. Scripps is also nice because it tends not to suffer from closeouts as much as some other beach breaks. 

Also worth noting, the waves are faster by the pier, so don’t be afraid to get close…just don’t try to shoot the pier unless you’re okay with having your face scraped off like old gum.

World Surf League

Lower Trestles 

Okay, this might be a little controversial since you get to Trestles from San Clemente, which is in Orange County, but technically Lowers is on the San Diego County line, so we’re sneaking it in here. 

Lowers is not just one of the best surf spots in California, it’s one of the best in the whole world. You’re likely to spot pros out there on any given day, and it’s even become the yearly stage for the WSL’s championship showdown. All of this goes without saying, this is a spot for advanced surfers that know how to jockey a lineup. To be honest, if you’re just learning about Lowers from this list, you probably aren’t good enough to go out there (for your safety and others). Luckily, there are plenty of friendlier options listed above! 

There you have it, the best spots to catch some waves in San Diego. Whether you’re looking to get high and cruise some ankle biters, or are looking to mellow out after a pumping overhead session, remember, Tough Mama has you covered! 

(Looking for more things to do in San Diego? Check out this guide to the best skate parks in the city, because Mama loves you.)

11 Best Stoner Cartoons to Watch While High

Published on October 11, 2022

best stoner cartoons

by Cyrus Grant

Whoever says cartoons are for kids is 1) super lame, and 2) has probably never sat back in their PJs and watched cartoons while stoned out of their minds. Tough Mama doesn’t listen to the haters, and neither should you. So, today we’re giving you a list of the best adult cartoons to watch while high.

Warner Bros

Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Watch on Adult Swim and HBO Max

Hmmm how to describe Aqua Teen Hunger Force…. Well, basically, three sentient fast-food items live together and they…do stuff? Honestly, the show doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but for some reason, it’s exactly what you need if your stoned-out brain wants to watch a cartoon. Don’t question it, just let Meatwad, Master Shake, and Frylock lead you on a nonsensical cartoon adventure.

Disclaimer: Watching this show while high will more than likely bring about cravings for milkshakes and fries. Plan accordingly and stock up on some of your favorite munchies.


Rick and Morty

Watch on Adult Swim, HBO Max, and Hulu

Rick and Morty need no introduction. It’s one of the most popular shows around, and for good reason. It’s fast-paced, full of trippy adventures, funny, and surprisingly deep. Whether you just want a good high laugh, or you want a show that can provoke thoughts and feelings, you can’t go wrong with Rick and Morty

Just try and stay away from the weird gatekeeping “high IQ” fandom that unfortunately follows the show around like it’s some sort of Mensa-only club. Little do they know you can be high as a kite and still fully grasp the show.

South Park

South Park

Watch on Comedy Central and HBO Max

It’s a classic, and yet it’s still modern. South Park is one of the few shows that has been able to ever-expand its relevancy, and we’re totally here for it. From the old episodes to the new specials, South Park continues to push the boundaries of what you can put on TV. While you can’t actually spark up some Tegridy Farms weed (yet) and watch this show, we’re happy to let you know that Tough Mama’s pre-rolls and vape carts are top-notch and will get you plenty high for your cartoon-watching endeavors.

Adult Swim via Vulture

Smiling Friends

Watch on Adult Swim and HBO Max

The newest show to make our list, Smiling Friends is about two charity employees who just want to bring smiles and happiness into the world. While it doesn’t always go as planned for them in their little TV universe, it will bring a smile to your face when you’re watching this show high on your couch.



Watch on Hulu

A cartoon blast from the past, set in the distant future, Futurama is just a straight-up good show no matter how sober or stoned you are. Although many of the characters are outcasts in the future, they totally belong on your TV next time you want to get baked and watch cartoons.

Rotten Tomatoes

Robot Chicken

Watch on Adult Swim and HBO Max

Robot Chicken can best be described as an unhinged stop-motion sketch comedy series that often tackles pop culture references and parodies famous franchises. It’s really one of those shows that must have been made for stoners, in that it’s nearly impossible to watch when sober, but completely fascinating when you’re faded.


The Big Lez Show

Watch on YouTube

Okay, not gonna lie to you about this one. It’s super Australian and there’s a pretty good chance you’ll have no idea what the hell is happening. But Tough Mama be damned if it isn’t just inexplicably hilarious when you’re baked. There are so many selling points, but the pack of stoner sasquatches just resonates with us for some reason (okay maybe we just love big furry stoners, it’s kinda our thing).

Oh, and don’t be deterred by the clear lack of production budget, it’s worth all the pixels and more.


Beavis and Butt-Head

Watch on Paramount+

While Beavis and Butt-Head technically never did drugs in the show, there’s no doubt they bring big stoner energy. Like, who else just goes around laughing at everything? Anyways, there’s a proper way to watch this show, and it’s super stoned. 

A small warning — if you happen to watch any of the episodes where Beavis turns into “Cornholio,” there’s a good chance you’ll be walking around the rest of the day with your hands up and your shirt over your head. If you know you know.

Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Pickles

Watch on Adult Swim and HBO Max

Mr. Pickles is, how should we say this…uhh, really fucked up. Like, satanic, murderous border collie levels of fucked up. It’s honestly kinda terrifying, BUT, it’s absolutely gripping when you’re high. If you have a dark sense of humor, you’ll no doubt find it super funny. 

Heads up, probably not a show for you if you’re prone to weird/bad dreams. But again, for those out there with slightly twisted minds, you’re welcome.

Rotten Tomatoes

The Boondocks

Watch on Adult Swim and HBO Max

Full of comedy, action, and ever-relevant social commentary, The Boondocks is a great show no matter what your current headspace is. It follows two black boys who move with their grandad to a predominantly white neighborhood, leading to a view of American culture that the show makes funny while also providing a clear critique of society.

If you haven’t watched it, you should. And feel free to spark up for an extra kick of entertainment.



Watch on Netflix

Similar to Futurama (more so in art style than content) but set in medieval times, Disenchantment has a magical feel to it, especially if you’re high. The pacing can get a bit weird, but when you’re stoned the fantastical setting is really what you’re there for. Enjoy the magic, and throw this on when you just need a cartoon that’s fun to look at. 

That wraps up our list of the best stoner cartoons to watch while high. Next time some Tough Mama products get you where you’re trying to go, pop on one of these cartoons and just soak it all in.

Best Weed Games to Play at Your Next Party

Published on October 4, 2022

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by Dan Ketchum

From the dawn of man — or at least from the dawn of ganja — weed has been totally inseparable from parties. And, look, we’re cool with zaza-powered late-night examinations of deep philosophy and the music-enhancing power of a huge blunt (until Devin busts out the acoustic guitar again, no one asked for that DEVIN). But why should booze have exclusive rights to the type of party games that elevate the vibe from a schmooze into a rager? Not on Mama’s watch.

So we’re making an official Tough Mama Declaration, right here, right now: smoking games are the new drinking games. End of story. Let the stoner games begin with this collection of new classics.

Medusa 🐍👁️

Here’s a true classic starter, like basically the beer pong of weed games. In case you didn’t go to school or ever see the stoner masterpiece Clash of the Titans (get on that Ray Harryhausen trip, son), 

Medusa is a mythological hottie with snakes for hair who turns people to stone when they look her in the eye. So in this game, everyone has their own joint (shorties like our Mini Mofoz fit the bill perfectly) and they sit in a circle facing inward. Everybody puts their head down, and on the count of three, raises those heads up to stare at another random player. If you’re making eye contact with someone else, yell “MEDUSA” — whoever says it last has to take a hit.  

Ganjenga 🧱😵

This twist on the party icon Jenga comes rec’d by Leafbuyer, and like regular Jenga, it’s great for a small get-together or for pulling a group aside at a bigger gathering. So you’re gonna need a Jenga set, a Sharpie, and, uh, weed. Obviously. Plus the willingness to ruin — or some might say, improve — that Jenga set.

It takes a little prep, but before the party, you’ll write rules on some or all of the blocks. Your choice. Stuff like “1 hit” to take one hit, “2 hits” to take a double rip, “eyes closed” to take your next turn blind, “leftie” to use your non-dominant hand next turn, “shotz” to take a Yolo Shotz sip. Whatever your weed-addled brain can come up with is fair game.  

Strip Choker 🃏👙🩲

This is strip poker, but with weed. Get a big-assed Infused Hemp Cone Blunt and get in a circle with your friends and friends-with-benefits. You’ll want to be very, very comfy friends; for real, make sure everyone’s 1,000% OK with this beforehand — sexual liberation is great but don’t be a creep. 

With that out of the way, everyone takes a big hit at the same time. First one to cough or exhale loses a single piece of clothing, and so on. Like that cheap Venice Boardwalk tee says: shit happens when you party naked. So let’s make shit happen.  

Don’t Smoke and Drive 🚭🎮

OK, smoking and driving isn’t as deadly as drinking and driving, but it’s time to retrofit the classic Mario Kart-powered drinking game “Don’t Drink and Drive” into the next classic weed game. 

Each player starts with a shorty, like Tough Mama’s .85-gram Mini Mofoz. That shorty must be fully smoked before crossing the finish line of a regular, four-player, three-lap race, but the catch is you cannot touch the controller and the joint at the same time. You must fully put that controller down when you’re smoking and you can only grab it again when the joint’s on the table. Suck it, chess, this is the real strategy game.  

It’s-a me, high as f**k.  

What’s in the Box? 📦😱💨

OK, think of this one like Fear Factor, but all you need is a cardboard box and some stuff that you probably already have around the house. Just cut a hand-sized hole in the box, which conceals a bowl full of something that feels as vile, weird, or surprising as possible. The game runner’s job is to switch out the bowl every round. Go for stuff like peeled boiled tomatoes, super cold ice cubes, slimy expired mushrooms, pudding with chunks of other food in it, wet tortilla chips, chicken livers, your exceptionally chill cat, however creepy or shocking you want to get. The touchers have to stay stone-cold stoic; any reaction equals a mandatory puff. Ideal for a Halloween bash or just the tough guys at the party with something to prove. 

Power Hour ⏰🍃

Elegant in its simplicity, beautifully dumb in its stoner-ness, Power Hour keeps the party flowing by keeping everyone higher than a giraffe’s ass for as long as you want. All you need is a (loud) timer. Set that timer for whatever interval you want — let’s say an hour for light stoners, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay less for Tough Mama hardasses. Every time the alarm goes off, everyone has to take a toke (or a sip of Yolo Shotz).  

Or, if you don’t want to kill the vibe with a morning-shift PTSD-triggering alarm, take your drag or your weed-infused shot every time a new song shuffles onto the playlist

Bonus Round😮‍💨🍹🎉

Here’s something beautiful, a Tough Mama party hack if you will: with a communal bowl of Yolo Shotz Party Punch, you can make any old-school drinking game into a new-school stoner game. Just replace the booze with a weed-infused punchy cocktail shot

For a punch bowl that serves about 40 shots with 2.5mg of THC in each shot, you can make a ginger-cran version a little something like this, served over ice:

  • 3 cups of cranberry juice
  • Two 12-oz. bottles of ginger beer
  • 1 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • Two shots of fresh lime juice
  • One Tough Mama Tropical Punch Yolo Shotz (100mg)
  • A hefty sprinkle of ginger sugar
  • Orange and lemon slices floating in the bowl  

Remember, a recommended normal Yolo Shotz serving is about 5mg of THC, so scale the recipe for how hard your group wants to go, or consider serving Yolo Shotz on their own so partiers can control the dosage individually. Once you’ve got a comfy dosage sorted, you’ve got a versatile smoking game companion. Beer pong? Take a shot when you get scored on. Quarters? Same deal. Kings Cup? You get the idea. For the best stoner games turnout, remember to be safe, get turnt, go hard, and be excellent to each other. Next up: the hunger games, because you will most definitely have the munchies.

14 Best Stoner Costumes for Your Next Halloween Party

Published on September 20, 2022

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by Cyrus Grant

When you come to Tough Mama’s house for Halloween, you’re guaranteed all treats, no tricks. But before making it to your next Halloween costume party, you’re going to have to go through the annual struggle of picking out the perfect costume (don’t even get Mama started on finding gorilla-sized costumes). So, we wanted to help out and give the people some sweet stoner costume ideas everyone is going to love.

Let’s jump right in!

Straight Up Weed Costumes

weed costume pot head

Pot Head

They say you can be anything you want if you really put your mind to it. This Halloween put your head in a pot and be…well, a pothead. And while you’re at it, might as well fully commit and have some Tough Mama pre-rolls on deck.

weed costume human bong

Bong Costume

For the DIY showstoppers out there, becoming a human bong is a surefire way to be the life of the party. Not to mention it’ll be pretty cool to see a giant bong hitting a regular-size bong at some point during the day/night. Some bong on bong action — we’re here for it.

weed costume bag of weed

Bag of Weed

What’s better than a bag of weed? Yup, a GIANT bag of weed. We’d recommend filling the costume with grass trimmings or something and bringing a separate giant bag of weed for ease of access.

Solo Character Costumes

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Tough Mama

We had to start out with the legend herself — Tough Mama — because who wouldn’t want to be a skateboarding gorilla stocked with grade A weed?

weed costume towelie

Towelie (South Park)

“You wanna get high?” — Yes Towelie, we do. Just make sure you can back up the offer if you show up to a party quoting everyone’s favorite weed-smoking personified South Park towel.

weed costume the dude

The Dude (The Big Lebowski) 

No stoner Halloween party is complete without an appearance from the Dude (or multiple the Dudes, probably). The Big Lebowski character is an iconic stoner figure (and the movie is a firm favorite in our list of best movies to watch while high), and if the Dude abides, so should you.

weed costume spicoli

Spicoli (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

If you have jeans, a button-up, and a bagel, congrats, your next stoner costume is ready to go. Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a wave riding, pizza ordering, stoner legend. Just remember the lesson Mr. Hand taught Spicoli before you show up to the party — whether it’s pizza or weed, make sure you bring enough to share.

weed costume argyle

Argyle (Stranger Things)

Argyle might be new to our hearts, but he’s an instant stoner icon, and a perfect source of stoner costume inspiration. Get yourself some 80’s print pants, a pizza shirt, and a visor, and you’re ready to go. Pizza and weed are optional…but highly encouraged.

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Michelle (Dazed and Confused)

If you’re looking for a more feminine stoner to dress up as for your next party, Michelle from Dazed and Confused is serving up the perfect 70’s stoner queen vibes. All you need are Some 70’s style denim pants, a purple tube top, a fringed vest, and a big colorful necklace. Bonus points if you can play some soothing tunes on a guitar.

Couple and Group Costumes

weed costume lighter and joint

Lighter and Joint

Pick your favorite partner in crime and make your way to the party dressed as a lighter and a joint. Truly a match made in heaven. (Tough Tip: If you find yourself without a lighter in life, try out Tough Mama’s vape carts for some flame-free fun.)

weed costume cheech and chong

Cheech and Chong

If you’re looking for an easy and iconic duos costume, look no further than the legendary Cheech and Chong costume. And if you really want to nail down the details, try and recreate the facial hair…oh, and just be super high the whole time.

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Smokey and Craig (Friday)

If “you ain’t got shit to do” other than go to a stoner costume party, Smokey and Craig might be the perfect movie character inspiration. Just try and avoid racking up debts to dangerous drug dealers. In fact, skip the drug dealer and come straight to Tough Mama.

weed costume super troopers

Super Troopers

The idea of having a bunch of state troopers roll up to your stoner Halloween party sounds like a total buzzkill. But, there’s an exception if those state troopers are actually just a group in Super Troopers costumes. Just try and turn a blind eye to anyone “smoking the reefer” (that includes yourself).

Bonus: Meme Costumes

It’s no secret at this point — Mama loves memes. So, as not to upset her (and also because who doesn’t love a good meme) we’re throwing in some bonus costumes that turn you into your favorite meme. 

“Aight Imma Head Out”

When there’s only reggie weed at the party.

Confused Cat at Dinner

Them – “All of the kief keeps falling off the pre-roll!”

Me – *Super high off Tough Mama’s robot-infused pre-roll that doesn’t have that problem*

Dancing Disco Kid

When the Tough Mama sativa pre-roll kicks in and it’s just you and the vibes.

That wraps up our best stoner costumes for your next weed-themed Halloween party. But, before we let you go, another little Tough Tip: if you don’t have the time or energy to commit to a kickass costume, just show up to the party with some Tough Mama weed, and people will be just as stoked.

Let us know if you end up trying out any of these costumes at your next party, and definitely tag us in any pictures you post of them!

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