I havent put much thought into writing about my personal story for my page but I figured it would be a good opportunity for our visitors and customers to know a bit more about Lid Lube and how it came to be!
I have always enjoyed cannabis. It has an important place in my life. It always has. From the early days of smoking with my friends at the park to the days of its current medicinal use for myself. I have always been into using herb grinders. Scissors just didn't cut it for me (see what I did there...) Honestly though, I didnt get a clean cut and they just got super sticky anyways. My first grinder was a Sweet Leaf and my gosh did I love that thing. I lost it many years ago on a camping trip up around Whistler, BC. The Brew Lake hike to be exact. The problem with it was after two or three weeks it would begin to stick and squeak. My herb would get trapped and I'd be digging at my glorious grinder with a knife edge to save my precious weed! Id have to spend a good 15-20 minutes cleaning my grinder out with a blade, alcohol, anything that would get my grinder back in action. It was and is a pain in the ass. Especially when you finally get the lid loose but your pulling so hard it just bursts open and all the party weed hits the dirt.
I spent 5 years in Canadian Forces on the West Coast and enjoyed my time serving. It had its ups and downs as any job does but this job was something different. It was a brotherhood to me, something I needed to grow into the man I envisioned I would become. Unfortunately for me, my career was cut short. I was injured during a training exercise and herniated a disc at C5/C6. I was declared medically unfit for duty and medically released. I spent years recovering and reeducating myself after being unable to continue working as an electrician. I was put on many different kinds of prescription medications, treated with physiotherapy and chiropractic work. None of these interventions solved my constant ache and pain. Nothing.
After a long discussion with my medical doctors I was offered the opportunity to try medical cannabis. I was issued some CBD cannabis and started to experiment with the right dose for me. I bought a new 2 inch grinder and continued to use my medication. After a week or so my grinder started to squeak and stick. I had forgotten about this old problem. I began an internet search for solutions outside of a complete scraping and cleaning. There must be a faster and more convenient solution to this problem that millions of cannabis users are having I said to myself. I found one solution but it was a wax which can melt and had a very large application area. It just wasnt quite the right solution for me. I began to ponder about viscosity. Thinking of the days listening to television commercials about thermal breakdown and sticky gooey motors. Oil. Oil is the key. But getting the oil in the nooks and crannies was going to be the real feat to overcome. I tried using many different bottles and solutions. The solution was hemp oil. It only makes sense to use the precious hemp oil to lube its cannabis cutting cousin, the grinder. I had some friends over for a bbq one evening and one of our guests was using a vape pen. He was showing me his different fluids and how he fills the tank on his vape pen and it hit me like some sweet Gold Kush. That was the moment Lid Lube was born!
Since that day over a year ago I have been slowly working on Lid Lube as a small business out of Langley, BC which is about 35 minutes outside of Vancouver. Now Lid Lube is entering the market place from the hands of our beautiful family and I hope you will join us in introducing Canada and the world to a fun project to help with this very common problem.
Thank you for reading my post!
Keep your lid lubed.