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Cannabis and consciousness

We at Pleasantrees have used cannabis for more than 3 decades collectively, for recreational purposes, to stimulate healing, and working towards an expanded consciousness, or spiritual enlightenment. This is not unlike those who walked the Earth long before us, our ancestors if you wish.

It is believed that at this point in time, close to 160 million people use cannabis but according to a pollen study published in 2019, cannabis, marijuana or hemp evolved about 28 million years ago. However, it’s earliest use has been said to have been about 5000 years ago, or  so believed by archaeologists. Farmers began using cannabis (assumed to be hemp-based), more than 4000 years ago for oil and also fibre for paper, clothing and rope. It was roughly 2500 years ago that cannabis was burned, generally during mourning processes, and was later celebrated in sacred texts for the mind-expanding properties.

When it comes to legality regarding the mind-altering benefits of cannabis, we like to think most cannabis users have a general understanding of the same thing: politicians, big pharma, and religious institutions are afraid of people thinking for themselves and discovering universal truths.

Cannabis has been used for centuries as medicine to heal the body, mind and soul by altering and correcting molecular structure and consciousness. This brings us to the idea that not only does this unite the cannabis community in the sense of like-mindedness, but that we have a different perspective to life than what we have been programmed to believe.

We choose to believe that we all have a light within us, and by light we mean a divine, celestial ability to create our own paths through manifestation. Once we have expanded our mind to be able to accept our spirit, we will see that it is not what we have been taught, and with this power we can even create miracles, blessings, in abundance.

At Pleasantrees we feel strongly about cannabis’ ability to heal us physically and mentally, and the role it plays in heightening our awareness, expanding our consciousness, remembering the light that is a part of all of our intrinsic biology.

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420, it’s origin, meaning, and why it is the day we wait all year for.

April 20th, or known by cannabis enthusiasts as 4/20, is a special day for many to celebrate cannabis. Whether you are new to cannabis and just starting out, or a fully fledged 420 friend, we’d like to explain our understanding of what 420 is, where it comes from and why we celebrate it.

Roll your joints, pack your bongs, heat that dab nail and charge your vape batteries as we look into everything 420.

WHAT IS 420?

420 can be used in many different ways, whether it be as a time of the day (4:20), a day of the year (4/20), or just to let someone know you know what’s good, it is a number understood by many.

420 – a reference to cannabis, consuming cannabis, and cannabis culture as a whole.

4:20 – the perfect time to kick back and smoke.

4/20 – the unofficial cannabis holiday that we all love to celebrate.


Before we get into the most popular belief of the 420 legend, we must first help you by eliminating some of the myths surrounding the origin of 420.

420 is not a police code for announcing cannabis consumption.

420 is not the exact amount of chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant.

4:20 is (unfortunately) not the tea time in Amsterdam.


Back in 1971, a group of high school stoner friends called the Waldos got news of a secret grow that got abandoned in a forest. Little did they know, this news they had just received, and the daily treasure hunt that followed, would change the history of cannabis forever.

The five friends decided to meet everyday at – you already know what time it is – 4:20pm. They would remind each other of the notable “4:20” being the time to smoke up and continue the search for this golden grow. After weeks of searching and no crop being found, they still continued using this phrase to indicate a time to smoke, and eventually all things cannabis-related. High Times Magazine even played a part in popularizing the phrase in the early 90s.

Over the years, 420 has found it’s way into the vocabulary of many people, whether they are cannabis enthusiasts or just discovering the culture. We like to think of 420 as a historical phrase, one that holds our cannabis community together.

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Pleasantpens 101



Distillation of cannabis is when the active components are extracted and refined to bring you a high concentration of a particular cannabinoid, such as THC.

Extraction Method:

Critical CO2 extraction is a method that extracts the crude oils from cannabis plant matter, offering a solventless process, and a cleaner, smoother extract and experience.



Terpenes are the aromatic plant compounds that are known as a plant’s natural defense mechanism to threats. These terpenes produce specific scents that can be recognizable.


  • Durban Poison: spearmint, sweet, pine
  • Purple Punch: sweet, blueberry sherbet
  • Sour Diesel: pungent diesel, slight citrus
  • Strawberry Cough: sweet strawberry, floral
  • Sunset Sherbet: extremely earthy, sherbet



Ceramic is a material known to be porous and heat-resistant, making it an ideal fit for increasing absorption of extracts and surface area of heat.


Notably robust flavors are experienced, allowing for all nuances of strain-specific terpene profiles to be appreciated by the user, leaving the cannabis flavours untainted.



  • 5 CLICKS: This will turn the device on/off.
  • 3 CLICKS: This is to change the voltage.
  • 2 CLICKS: This will preheat the device (wait for light to turn off).
  • GREEN = Mostly terpenes.
  • BLUE: 1:1 Terpenes:Delta-9.
  • RED: Mostly Delta-9.


Hold the button down while inhaling from the mouthpiece, releasing when done. The effects creep in and before you know it, you’ve got to gather yourself (use sparingly).

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