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Our Founder Speaks at Cannabis Conference

Our co-founder/owner Marcus Johnson-Smith prepares for a series of speaking engagement and conference events  in Portland, Maine, Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island during the month of October.

He’s speaking at the New England Cannabis Conference and Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo.

Learn more about Kush Groove at any of the dates below.

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How to Make Perfect Edibles With Ardent Decarboxylator

Are you looking to make the perfect edibles but don’t know where to start?

Or are you a vet just looking to touch up on new techniques and technologies to step your game up? Either way, we got you covered.

One of the first steps you need to know about is Decarbing. Ask yourself “are you de-carbing you weed yet?”

If you’re a vet, you’re good to go. If you’re a newbie, you’re probably asking yourself, “what is de-carbing.” The correct term is Decarboxylation.

What is Decarboxylation?

To put it simply, Decarboxylation is the process of converting raw cannabis into its active bioavailable form. It’s a critical step for patients who need relief via oral, sublingual or topical applications.

The problem is decarbing cannabis at home isn’t easy, where you probably want to make your edibles any ways. There’s a lot of confusing and inaccurate information online about what method to use, what time, what temp, and how to properly prepare your medicine before decarb. This is troubling for both patients and caregivers who need easy, consistent and accurate dosing with their medicine. Here’s a video that explains the process in digestible detail.

Now that you understand the decarb process, you understand that using this machine helps you to create the main ingredient which is the cannabis butter (or oil or flour or alcohol) you’ll need in your cooking project.

With the main ingredients in hand, you’re now equipped with all the tools you need to make the perfect edibles which is cleaned by Now you need to refer to a cannabis/marijuana recipe book to whip up your favorite dish.

Edibles Parties & Events

Indulging in your goodies is what this is all about. Indulging with friends is even better! We throw parties at our shop every Friday night for adults to hang out, paint and indulge in a cool vibe. We provide all the paint materials, supplies, and snacks to an intimate group of 16 adults. Our edibles provider comes at the beginning of the party and gifts each attendee. The event takes places after hours at 8pm at our Boston location.

Interested in learning more about our Paint & Edibles Nights every Friday at the Kush Groove Shop?


How to Clean Your System of Weed (Marijuana/Cannabis) in 24 Hours

You probably weren’t thinking about how to detox for a drug test yesterday did you?

You probably also didn’t wake up yesterday anticipating you’d be needing to clean your system from smoking and/or (other shit) you do.

Are you looking to start a new job and discovered you have to be drug tested?

Don’t stress too hard.

It’s 2018, and we have answers, science and products to help you out with your anxiety right about now.

You’re probably asking yourself, some of the following?

  • How Long Does Weed Stay In Your System?
  • Can I Clean My System in 24 Hours?
  • What Detox Cleaner Do I Need To Get?
  • What Types of Detox Options Are Out There?
  • How Much are Detox Kits, Drinks, Cleansers?
  • Where Can I Get a Detox Kit, Drink, Cleanser, today?


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Let’s be clear, but we do have some answers and solutions to some of the questions you’re asking yourself.

How Long Does Weed Stay In Your System?

Weed actually only stays in your blood stream for a few weeks. This is more for heavier smokers.

But it doesn’t just linger in your blood stream. It holds the longest in your fat cells, as well as your hair and saliva.

A week should be fine to get weed out of your blood system for light smokers but again, we aren’t doctors or health professionals here.

This is just more common knowledge.

Considering what test you’re going to need to take to determine if you have weed in your system, you’ll need to determine what cleaning solution will work best for your situation.

For a urine test, any of these detox cleaners should work.

For your hair and hair tests, you should consider these.

For other drugs, we can’t really comment on that with too much certainty.

Can I Clean My System in 24 Hours?

The short answer to that is yes, you can clean your system of weed in 24 hours.

There are a few ways to do this however.










To answer the question with a more results oriented frame to it, there are solutions for taking a urine test using fake urine that 99% guarantees you’ll pass a drug test.

We sell a few options at the shop such as this 5 Day Detox that perfectly cleans your system of all toxins.

What Detox Cleaner Do I Need To Get?

This is one of those preferential questions. Because your needs may differ from the next person.

  • Are you being tested for urine?
  • Are you being tested for hair?
  • Are you being tested for saliva?
  • Are you being tested for blood?


You may have a urine test which requires it’s own specific solution. A fake urine would be the best recommendation for a urine test.

You may have a saliva test which requires it’s own specific solution. A mouth wash would be the best recommendation for a saliva test.

You may have a hair test which requires it’s own solution. A shampoo would be the best recommendation for a saliva test.

I’m sure you have time constraints on your cleanse as well.

The type of cleanser you need really depends on your circumstances.

We sell all of these options here at the Kush Groove Shop.

What Types of Detox Options Are Out There?

The detox options that are on the market vary based on the needs of the cleanse.

As mentioned before, there are a few ways a drug test can be administered.

It includes:

  • Hair sample drug test
  • Urine sample drug test
  • Blood sample drug test
  • Saliva sample drug test


The type of detox drinks that are on the market are relative to the tests being administered.

There are a number of brands that sell some of these solutions.

We carry most of the popular and highly effective ones you can see here.

How Much Are Detox Kits, Drinks, Cleansers?

Detox kits, drinks and cleansers all range in price based on brand & manufacturer, based on size of the solution, based on the solution type, and based on its quality components.

If you walk into any city smoke shop in Boston, New York, LA, Chicago or wherever, you’ll likely find detox kits, drinks and cleansers ranging from $20 – $50, again based on size, brand, solution type, and its components.

You’ll want to find a cleanser that’s affordable for you but also suits your needs.

For example, if your purchase is dependent on passing a drug test to get your new job, you may want to spend on the higher end to ensure you’re getting a quality product.

Where Can I Get a Detox Kit, Drink, Cleanser, today?

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Need to get cleaning items quick? You can call us at 617-708-1724 or message us directly here and we’ll put one aside for you.

We stock many different brands.

[VIDEO] Kush Groove presents “The Re-Up” Vol. 4

Tune in to the fourth volume of our new web series “The Re-Up” presented by Kush Groove and The MuseumTV.

In this episode we review new bongs, Dr. Dabber Black Edition, hookahs and more.

Special thanks to our host Amber for holding it down, as always!

See all the products here:

Stay tuned for next volume of “The Re-Up” coming soon. Make sure to follow us on social media.


[VIDEO] Kush Groove presents “The Re-Up” Vol. 3

Tune in to the third volume of our new web series “The Re-Up” presented by Kush Groove and The MuseumTV.

In this episode we review new Pax pricing, Mango Juul pods, Wiz Khalifa Raws, and more.

Special thanks to our host Amber for holding it down, as always!

See all the products here:

Stay tuned for next volume of “The Re-Up” coming soon. Make sure to follow us on social media.


How to Start a Cannabis Business

By Marcus Johnson-Smith

Looking to start, launch, make or invest in a cannabis business? Are you one who see’s cannabis not as just a plant but you see cannabis for business? Well now is a good time to get involved. As of March 2017, 32 states in the United States of America have recreational cannabis laws or medical cannabis programs allowing adults to access cannabis for either medicinal or recreational purposes. More than 1/2 of 240 Million U.S. adults have access to cannabis programs that allow for the purchase and consumption of legal cannabis. With demand (and access) for cannabis related products at an all time high (infused products with cannabis, cannabis delivery devices, cannabis delivery services), existing and aspiring entrepreneurs like you are eager to get a slice of a multi-billion dollar cash pie.

legalized-cannbis-states-united-states-clearwater-branding Cannabis business for sale Washington, California, San Diego, Oregon, Colorado. Best place to launch a successful cannabis business with (or without) selling weed.

Wondering how to get into the cannabis industry? That’s a great question to ask and there’s a few answers to it. Cannabis laws are different in each state. Meaning some states have medical cannabis programs, some have reduced laws for possession and other states have recreational cannabis laws allowing adults to legally consume and purchase cannabis from commercial establishments. Some have all three. So depending on what state you want to do business in, you’ll want to consider whether or not you want sell and distribute cannabis itself or create products and services that support the growing industry.

Want to get started in the cannabis industry today without selling weed? Click here.

Back to what it takes to get into the cannabis industry. After determining what state you want to do business in, likely based on where you live,  the baseline for getting into the cannabis industry really comes down to desire: your desire to innovate, produce and add value to an emerging new industry. You can find a cannabis business for sale in states like Washington, Colorado, California and Oregon. Or you can start, launch, create or invest in an existing cannabis business. Sure, the idea of creating and selling cannabis products and services sounds attractive. Just the thought of it sounds better than your average 9 to 5 job, doesn’t it? However attractive it looks, this is a wild-wild-west industry! It’s new, it’s exciting and it’s also extremely unpredictable, compared to other legacy industries.

Although the focus of this piece is to educate readers about how to create a cannabis business, the singular focus here is creating a thriving, six-figure cannabis business without selling weed. That’s where my expertise lies. Below, I’ve outlined a series of insights to help you think through creating a business in the cannabis industry, without cultivating, distributing or selling cannabis or cannabis infused products. Grab your bud, take a read and hopefully you’ll become inspired to get started on your cannabis business today.

This is an excerpt from an original blog post. You can read the entire post here.

2018 Massachusetts Cannabis Dispensary Regulations [DRAFT]

2018 Massachusetts Cannabis Dispensary Regulations [DRAFT]


On December 21st, 2017 The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, with the support and assistance of voters of the commonwealth and the Cannabis Advisory Board, released a draft of the 2018 Massachusetts Cannabis Regulations for Recreational Use Businesses.

You can read and download the entire 100+ page document below.

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The Official Smoke Shop/Head Shop Dictionary

States with rigid cannabis laws probably still have in place smoke shop rules (or an outdated culture) that dictate what not to say in a head shop, how to talk in a smoke shop, what to call “grinders” in a head shop/smoke shop, etc.

In Massachusetts, where we sell smoke shop and head shop accessories at our Kush Groove shop in Boston, we have a culture here where anyone can walk into a smoke shop and ask for anything by name, whatever that name may be, without the fear of the law barking down your back.

Even though folks can walk into a smoke shop or head shop without any rules and request what they’re looking for by name, most people don’t know the true names and/or descriptions of the products they’re looking for.

For example, ever walk into a smoke shop or head shop and ask for a bowl? Only to be handed a top for your bong when you were looking for a basic piece?

That’s how easy it is to get terms mixed up in a smoke shop or head shop.

That’s why we put together this list of key smoke shop and head shop terms (jargon) so you can familiarize yourself with all the lingo tossed around in your favorite headshop.

Please take note!


Headshop Smokeshop Terms & Jargon


Adapter: adapters are meant for changing the size, angle, and sex of the joint on your piece or to protect your piece from damage caused by heat. There are also adapters for reclaim buckets.

Ash Catcher/Pre-cooler: attachments made to catch ash before it falls into your pipe and also may cool/diffuse smoke before it makes it to water pipe.

Atomizer: the heating element on a vaporizer which converts liquids to vapors that can be inhaled.

Bubbler: a hand pipe that uses a small amount of water and has a downstem to lead the smoke into water for it to be cooled before inhaling.

Bowl: The area on a pipe where you will place dry herbs to be combusted.

Bowl Slide: The attachment for a water pipe that you will place dry herbs to be combusted, this will also function as a carb as when you remove from the water pipe it allows air to flow freely into the chamber so you may clear it of smoke.

Borosilicate: Borosilicate glass is a type of glass that includes at least 5% boric oxide. The boric oxide makes the glass resistant to extreme temperatures, and also improves its resistance to chemical corrosion. Commonly used for making glass pipes.

Beaker Base: a water pipe with a beaker shaped bottom, these are typically wider and more stable than the straight tube, they hold much more water in comparison to straight tube.

Bat: these are one hitters that resemble a baseball bat or some even look like fake cigarettes.

Carb Cap: this a cap which you place on top of a vapor dome or domeless nail to regulate airflow into your pipe and is also meant to aid the nail in retaining its temperature so you will burn your concentrates evenly.

Carb: this is typically a hole on the side of a hand pipe that regulates airflow, you will close the hole by placing finger up to it to fill the chamber with smoke and then release finger to allow airflow so you can clear the chamber of smoke.

Chillum: A straight glass pipe that does not have a carb and closely mocks the the experience of smoking something rolled but without the added flavors of a paper or tobacco leaf.

Collab: A pipe designed and created by multiple artists.

Concentrate/Dab Rig: These are water pipes that are typically set up with male joints and come with a nail and vapor dome. They are designed to smoke concentrates from.

(Raw) Cone: These are pre-rolled papers that are in the shape of a cone. You simply grind up your dry herbs and fill these with the ground matter. No rolling necessary!

Dabber: The tool which you will scoop up concentrates with. You also use this tool to place the concentrates onto your nail.

Diffused Downstem: a downstem with a set of slits on the bottom which acts like a percolator to filter the smoke.

Downstem: a long skinny tube that your bowl slide will go into, this downstem directs the smoke down into your water pipe to the water where it gets filtered.

Domeless Nail: a nail that does not require the use of a vapor dome, it has a hole in the center which directs airflow down into the water pipe. You place concentrates around the center hole on a dish, instead of in the center of the nail like you would on a standard vapor dome and nail setup.

Dry Piece: Any smoking device that does not use any kind of water filtration. Can come in numerous designs shapes and sizes (chillum, steamroller, spoon, hammer, sherlock, sidecar, etc.)

Dugout: an all in one device that contains a small chamber to store ground dry herbs and a small chamber to store a bat. These come made of wood or metal typically and are fairly compact, great for travel.

Drop Down: an accessory meant for dropping the slide or dome down away from the pipe, these accessories help heat from transferring to the pipe and they also remove the accessory from in front of face to a lower position.

Enail: an electronic nail that heats up via a metal or ceramic heating element. You can control the temperature either with a digital control or analog dial. This eliminates the need for a torch.

Fumed: With fumed glass, real silver and gold are heated to release fumes that give transparent glass a semi-opaque backing. Silver fuming creates hues ranging from blue to purple, while gold fumes produce pink, green, and orange patterns.

Filter/Screen: this are either glass or metal inserts for a bowl which helps keep ashed or fresh matter from falling through into the pipe.

Ground Joint: these are the joints that appear to be frosted, and are slightly tapered for easy insertion and removal.

Glass Blunt: a straight glass pipe that is hollow and has another hollow straw like tube inserted into that tube for a mouth piece. You pull back the inner tube(mouth piece) and pack to the desired length of straw. As you smoke you push forward the mouthpiece tube and that pushes the ashed matter forward and out of the pipe. It resembles the act of smoking something rolled.

Hand Pipe: a glass pipe that is small enough to fit in your hand and does not use any type of water filtration.

Heady Glass: the term used for custom, one of a kind glass. These pieces are all typically very high end and made by artists who do not make but either one or two of the piece. The styles and techniques used are typically unique to each individual artist. Many of these pieces are collaborations between multiple artists.

Handspun: glass made without the use of a lathe, made all by the spinning of an artist’s hands.

Healthstone: a slide with a lava rock insert which you use for concentrates, this is an alternative to using a domeless nail or a vapor dome and nail. You place the concentrates on the stone and heat the stone until it absorbs the concentrates and then proceed to heat once absorbed to smoke the stored concentrates.

Hammer: this typically refers the shape of the pipe or the type of percolator inside the water pipe, but for the most part it is relative to the exterior design of the piece resembles a hammer.

Ice Pinch: the small inward points on a tube that act like a catch to keep ice inside the tube of a water pipe. Ice pinches allow extra cooling of smoke as it travels up the tube.

Incycler: The same concept as a recycler except the chamber for funneling water back into the first chamber is suspended inside of the first chamber.

Inline: Refers to a “sideways stem” in the piece found in ashcatchers and waterpipes, the stem normally has d-cuts or piercings throughout

Implosion: a glass blowing design pattern created by pushing the color inside the clear glass.

Keck Clip: a clip meant for holding the downstem and bowl slide in place so it does not fall out or break.

Lathe Made: the process of making glass by blowing through a “lathe” or tube to create the desired shapes.

Milli / Millefiori: The Italian term, “thousand flowers,” used to describe mosaic glass objects. These are made in long strips like taffy and have an image imprinted in them, then they are cut into slabs and applied to a pipe for a button.

Nail: this is the platform in which you will heat up to place your concentrates on. It can be made from ceramic, glass, quartz, or titanium.

Nectar Collector: this is a hand pipe for concentrates that can either be a dry or water piece depending on the model you purchase. They are a basic tube like pipe that has a tip you heat up and drag across your concentrates to vaporize and inhale the concentrates.

Nano Rig: this is a very tiny concentrate/dab rig. Hence the word “nano” in title.

Percolator: these are the filtration devices you see inside of water pipes. They cool and filter smoke for more enjoyable hits. There are tons of different styles, all having their own pros and cons.

Polished Joint: a joint that is polished like the entirety of the water pipe, instead of ground. These polished joints seem to work better than ground joints when using for concentrates, because the polished joints do not stick so much.

Pollen Catch: the screen in the bottom of a grinder that catches plant matter but allows the pollen to fall through, these can also be pollen boxes

Pollen Press: a press used to turn your pollen into a puck.

Piece: slang term used for water pipe or hand pipe, or just a piece of glass in general.

Punch: The hole in the bottom of a bowl/slide.

Recycler: Recyclers are a specific type of glass water pipe that “recycles” the water throughout its chambers. Water and smoke travels from one chamber to the next, then back down and through the first chamber, providing a continuous loop of filtration.

Reclaimer/Reclaim Bucket: A reclaimer is an attachment for your vapor or concentrate rig. These remarkable devices “reclaim” the legal essential oils or waxes that you would have otherwise lost by capturing them on the bottom part of the reclaimer. Often times the bottom cap is removable for easy access to your saved oils and concentrates.

Roller: a device used to roll dry herbs into a paper. This is a handy tool for those who are not the best at hand rolling.

Scientific Glass: any borosilicate piece that uses water and has multiple holes in the percolator.

Splash Guard: Referring to a tubes extra chamber usually on top of a percolator, created so the water does NOT go up the tube and get on your lips when you’re taking a hit.

Straight Tube: a water pipe that is completely straight.

Stemless: Refers to a tube that has no removable down stem, instead it has an attached glass stem that goes down into the water chamber, usually making an “L” shape outside of the tube.

Sherlock: a hand pipe that is shaped like an S, these are typically thinner and longer pipes.

Steamroller: a straight tube and pipe that has a hole on each end, and one in the middle of the tube for packing dry herbs into. The end holes are for a mouthpiece and carb. These resemble that of a roller hence the term steamroller.

Sandblasting: High-pressure air mixed with sand applied to the surface of glass to carve texture into the surface area.

Tips: a glass or paper insert for rolling that is used to keep the mouthpiece from collapsing and keeps dry matter from escaping the roll.

Tube: Slang term for a water pipe.

Vapor Dome: the slip you place over your nail before placing the dab in the center of the nail. The dome directs the airflow down into the water pipe as you begin to draw on the pipe.

Vaporizer/Vape: a device used to vaporize dry matter or concentrates instead of smoking by combustion. they are a healthy alternative to smoking.

Whip: the hose or mouth piece that may lead from a water pipe or vaporizer and feed the smoke out to be inhaled.

Worked: slang term used to refer to pieces of glass that have unique designs and colors applied to them by an artist.

Wig Wag: a pattern of reversed images along a pipe

10mm/14mm/18mm: the typical diameters of most joints for water pipes and accessories. The sizes of the accessories for that pipe will match the size of the joint.