Few things in the cannabis community are talked about with the same mix of reverence and awe as the cavi cone. Moon rock weed, MTF, and Thai stick top the legendary list. But for an existing product that you can buy right now, cavi cones pretty much take the cake.
In this article, the experts at Honest Marijuana demystify the cavi cone, tell you how to get your money’s worth, and discuss whether cavi cones are right for you.
What Is A Cavi Cone?
But First, This Important Message About Pronunciation
We have to admit that if we didn’t know absolutely everything there is to know about marijuana, it would be easy to mispronounce this term the first time we saw it.
And honestly, it wouldn’t be our (or your) fault. It’s all those damn vowels! At their best, they can be pronounced one of two ways (long or short), but then you add in foreign variations and the list of different ways you can say “cavi” starts to get rather long.
Is it “cave-eye”? Is it “calve-eye”? Is it “cave-ih” (as in sick)? Is it “calve-ih”? Stupid English language!
And don’t get us started on “cone.” We just pronounced the “i” at the end of cavi (however the hell you say it), so are we supposed to pronounce the “e” at the end of cone or not?
Is it “kahn-ay”? Is it “cone-ay”? Or is it just cone (as in orange traffic cones)? No wonder everyone’s so confused!
So, for the sake of clear communication (and your sanity), here’s the correct way to pronounce cavi cone:
- The first syllable of the first word is said like the word “calve” (rhymes with “have”)
- The second syllable is said like “ee”
- The second word is just cone (like pine cone)
Put that all together and you get calve-ee cone. Cavi cone.
“But wait!” you cry. “Why is it that way and not one of the 12,324 other possibilities?” (Heavy sigh.) Because we said so! Just kidding. It’s pronounced calve-ee cone because…
It’s A Brand Name
The original cavi cone was — and still is — a product produced by Los Angeles-based cannabis company Caviar Gold. And just so everyone’s clear, caviar is pronounced calve-ee-are.
So the “cavi” in cavi cone is just the shortened (albeit made up) form of caviar. Hence the calve-ee pronunciation.
And because we enjoy nothing more than being as pedantic as possible, it’s called a cavi cone because it’s — drum roll please — shaped like a cone rather than the more traditional straight doobie.
Now that we’ve cleared the air (hopefully forever) about how to pronounce cavi cone and where they come from, let’s talk about exactly what they are.
A Cavi Cone Is A Pre-Rolled Joint On Steroids
So, yeah, cavi cones are pre-rolled joints with extra ingredients (and flavors) to give you an enhanced psychedelic kick.
What’s In A Cavi Cone?
You might say “Well, duh!” when you read this, but you’d be surprised when you hear what some people have found in the imposter cavi cones they’ve purchased (some kind of spice soaked in grape cough syrup).
Your cavi cone should be, first and foremost, high-quality ground cannabis. No stems, no dregs, no seeds.
The next ingredient in a proper cavi cone is some type of cannabis concentrate. It doesn’t matter if it’s a cannabis oil, liquid THC, an extract, or even a tincture, as long as there’s some form of high-THC additive mixed with the bud.
Some cavi cones come with added flavors like vanilla, grape, and berry. This ingredient is purely optional and only affects the taste of the finished product. The flavor added should, in no way, affect the kick-ass high you’re sure to get with a true, quality cavi cone.
And just for reference, the makers of the original cavi cone used dehydrated fruit oil to add flavor to their creation.
Don’t Be Fooled By Imposters
Because of a convoluted, confusing, and drawn-out legal battle, companies other than Caviar Gold are passing off cavi cones filled with regs and other less-than-quality ingredients.
Some dispensaries even try to capitalize on the cavi cone name by passing off their own sub-standard version of the original product.
Don’t be fooled by these imposters. If you’re buying from a live person (as opposed to online), always ask for a description of what’s inside the product you’re about to buy. It should be a combination of cannabis, concentrate, and kief (with or without the flavoring). Anything else and it’s not a cavi cone.
Even if your budtender describes the cavi cone perfectly, it’s still a good idea to check the contents the first time you buy. To do this, just untwist the end, open the paper, and have a quick peek at the stuff inside. Here’s what it should and shouldn’t look like:
In the image on the top (the good), you can clearly see the weed rolled in kief and concentrate. In the image on the bottom (the bad and the ugly), it looks like you’re just getting bud (with stems!) with maybe a drop or two of concentrate.
The clerk at the dispensary may even untwist the end of the cavi cone to let you have a gander at the guts before you buy. This is fairly unlikely, so don’t be afraid to buy and then conduct your own autopsy when you get home.
If it looks like the image on the top, you can rest easy that you’re getting what you paid for (sometimes upwards of $20).
If it looks like the image on the bottom, you may want to bring it to the attention of the dispensary (they may be getting ripped off too) or just go somewhere else.
Buy Or DIY?
That brings up the age-old cannabis question: buy or DIY?
But with that convenience comes the question of what’s inside. With all the controversy surrounding the cavi cone, you may be better off rolling your own.
And when you know what’s in a cavi cone — and realize it isn’t magic that makes it so good — you can just as easily build your own by purchasing the “ingredients” or making everything yourself from scratch.
So it’s really up to you: pay for the convenience or be 100 percent sure of what you’re getting. Which is more important?
How To Make Your Own Cavi Cone
- Spread your rolling paper on a clean, dry, flat surface.
- If you haven’t passed your bud through a grinder yet, do it now.
- Drizzle your marijuana concentrate on your rolling paper. Use as much or as little as you please depending on just how effed up you want to get.
- Sprinkle in a pinch of kief.
- Fill the rest of the space with your favorite cannabis strain.
- Roll and twist to close.
It’s just that easy.
Another super-simple way to build a cavi cone is to make moon rock weed with full nugs of bud first. Then chop the interplanetary-orb with a knife, sprinkle the remnants in your rolling paper, and get lit.
You could also soak your rolling paper in cannabis concentrate and then add your ground bud and kief. We suggest experimenting with your build process to see what works best for you.
Is A Cavi Cone Right For You?
Absolutely! If you’re looking for a powerful high or some serious medicinal relief (some cavi cones contain CBD instead of THC), you can’t go wrong with a cavi cone.
These prized creations are especially good for sharing with a group of good friends. They’re strong enough that everyone will get plenty high, and they’re big enough that there will be plenty to go around.
If you’re new to the grass game, take it easy at first. The high THC in cavi cones will get you seriously far gone in no time flat. But don’t let that be a deterrent. Take a few puffs, find something fun to do, and enjoy the ride.
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