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Ed. Note: Vaping, dabbing, or whatever you want to call it, is very popular. There are a lot of different ways to consume concentrates other than hash or kief. Know what the differences are and how to consume these products safely, having fun at the same time.
Vaporizing is quickly becoming a favorite hobby for many individuals. There are a number of beneficial herbs and concentrates that can be consumed through these vaporizers. Not only this, but using a vaporizer is much healthier and cleaner when compared to combustion methods. That being said, if you are new to the market you probably just learned that there are tons of different vaporizers available. You may have also learned that two of the most popular, of course, are the wax vaporizer and the oil vaporizer. So, how do these two vaporizers stand up against each other and what makes them different?
The Products They Consume
The first difference is probably a bit obvious, but it really is worth mentioning anyway. Wax vaporizers were specifically designed for consuming wax products. Oil vaporizers, on the other hand, were specifically designed for oils. You might be surprised to learn that there are even vaporizers that can handle both oil and wax products. However, these products might not be able to produce the quality vapes that you looking for. Models that were designed specifically for certain substances are always constructed and designed with higher quality.
The Coils And Cartridges
Another major difference between wax pen vaporizers and oil vaporizers is the apparatus that is actually used to vaporize the material. For instance, wax vaporizers usually utilize what is known as an atomizer coil system. This device gets hot and turns the concentrate into vapor, which will then be inhaled by the user. The only problem with these atomizer coils is that they either burn out or get gummed up, which means you are going to need to replace them eventually. Oil vaporizers offer something a little different. They offer a disposable oil cartridge that can be used one time and then thrown away. This eliminates the need for a coil.
However, it should also be noted that oil vaporizers do come available with atomizer coils. These coils will be much larger than the ones found in wax vaporizers and last longer. Unfortunately, they will also need to be replaced at some point in time.
The Vaping Temperatures
Achieving the right vaping temperature is without a doubt key to achieving a successful and enjoyable vaping session. The best temperature range for wax vaporizers is anywhere from 350 degrees to 400 degrees. The best range for oil-based products is anywhere from 315 degrees to 385 degrees. It is possible to vape at higher temperatures, but you always run the risk of scorching the product and getting that unpleasant burnt taste.
If you want your vaporizer to last and perform optimally you are going to have to maintain it and keep it in top running condition. You will find that vaping wax is extremely messy and sticky. During a vaping session, the pen can get sticky from the chamber to the mouthpiece. You will also want to frequently scrape away the excess wax that builds up on the atomizer. This will improve performance and increase the lifespan. Oil is generally much less messy.
Disclaimer: This article is intended for information and educational purposes only and is not intended to reflect the views of the publication.
Original Post: Marijuana Times: What Is The Difference Between A Wax Vaporizer And An Oil Vaporizer?
Ed. Note: We love our vaporizers and use them for all sorts of product, solid and otherwise. Some we’ve used (and mentioned here) are terrific. They’re getting better all the time and we like that!
It would be hard for one to argue against the notion that vaporizers are one of the most popular new products in the world right now. Whether you are looking for a vape for concentrates or a dry herb vaporizer, your destination for all things vaporizer should be Portable Hookahs.
Let’s take a look at some of the best vaporizers on the market in 2018:
Dry Herb Vaporizer
The Pax 3 Vaporizer is well-known in the industry, and it has a lot of advantages for dry herb use, including a strong battery life, a quick heat up time and a 10-year warranty backing it up. Made to accommodate dual use, the Pax 3 will have you blowing big clouds in no time. For an extra $50, you can purchase the complete kit and use this vape with concentrates.
Vaporizer for Solid Concentrates
If you’re looking for a vaporizer kit that is perfect for solid concentrates like wax, look no further than the Aura Vaporizer from Dr. Dabber. This vape kit was made for waxes and oils and is extremely portable, as well as being easy to assemble. It comes with three magnetic chambers that include a dual quartz coil, dual ceramic coil and a donut coil. Dab on the go with the Aura!
Combining advanced technology with multiple-use functionality, one of the most versatile vapes on the market is the Haze Square Vaporizer. The HS comes equipped with 4 stainless steel chambers for different kinds of products and you can switch from material to material with a simple rotation. Portable and versatile, the HS vape is perfect for those who like to be hip to the latest in vaping technology.
Oil Vaporizer (for THC, CBD & eLiquid/eJuice)
The Rubi Vaporizer is a small and sleek vape that is perfect for stealth and smooth hits. The Rubi comes with 1ML refillable pods, so you’ll have no trouble if you want to use your own oil or e-liquid. The Rubi also comes with a low price, perfect for those who want to vape but who don’t want to mortgage the house.
Of course, not everyone is on the go. Sometimes you just want to sit at home and relax with some vaping. For those times, the Extreme Q Vaporizer by Arizer is worth a look. The EQ comes with a remote control and glass whip, as well as many other great accessories like the balloon (similar to Volcano) – perfect for dry herb use in the comfort of your own home.
PortableHookahs.com educates their customers about the differences between vape pens, portable vapes and desktop vaporizer, as well as the differences between convection and conduction heating and what material is the best option for all heating elements. Vaporizers start at $39.95 and go up to as much as $500, so it is guaranteed that you will find numerous options that fit your budget.
Disclaimer: This article is intended for information and educational purposes only and is not intended to reflect the views of the publication.
Original Post: Marijuana Times: 2018 Vape User Guide
Ed. Note: PTSD is real. It’s pervasive. We’re of a generation where it used to be called battle fatigue. It’s not. It’s trauma. And apparently cannabis can help. I’m guessing not all cannabis can help, but a lot of different varieties can. We’ve seen men who now in their mid to late 60s and early 70s who never had any treatment for PTSD go spiraling out of control emotionally. They’re seen as loud boisterous people at bars, trying to have too much fun. It’s sad, but that generation who suffered through the Vietnam war are beginning to disappear…those who didn’t take their own lives previously. The VA is hamstrung on this issue, which doesn’t help. VA can’t prescribe cannabis to veterans because of its Schedule 1 status. That has got to change.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, better known as PTSD, is a mental illness that occurs after a person has experienced a traumatic and scarring event. For instance, according to a VA report from 2012, 30% of veterans who have served in Afghanistan or Iraq suffer from PTSD. The symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks to the event that caused the disorder, anxiety and depression.
Of course, there are people other than veterans who suffer from the illness. In fact, research shows that more than 5 million people battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. These are the people who experience abuse, assault, personal trauma, or accidents and natural disasters. PTSD is a serious mental illness that puts people at a high risk of suicide and should be treated.
The usual methods of treatment are prescription medication and therapy, however, some studies suggest that cannabis could be very beneficial to patients suffering from PTSD. Cannabis has shown to reduce or even eliminate symptoms caused from PTSD. A recent study showed that patients who used marijuana as a way to treat their PTSD showed a 75% reduction in their symptoms
A study, the results of which were published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, was conducted where scientists observed the effects cannabis could have on a brain suffering from PTSD. They administered synthetic cannabinoids to rats who have been exposed to traumatic events and they found that the cannabinoids had a positive effect. The chemicals managed to prevent physiological – as well as behavioral – symptoms caused by PTSD by targeting the brain cells which are responsible for forming and recalling traumatic memories and changing them.
According to the researchers, this study “contributes to the understanding of the brain based on the positive effect cannabis has on PTSD.”
However, these rats weren’t given cannabis, but rather a synthetic cannabinoid called WIN 55,212-2 which actually has a similar effect on the brain as THC. Cannabinoids found in marijuana, on the other hand, occur naturally in the plant. In this experiment, scientists took a closer look at how this synthetic cannabinoid managed to calm PTSD panic attacks caused by non-traumatic events or sounds. For instance, a simple car backfiring could trigger the traumatic events from a person who survived a shooting.
The experiment went like this: The lab rats were exposed to a traumatic event in the form of an electric shock. Then the scientists injected some of the rats with the WIN 55,212-2 synthetic cannabinoid, while the others weren’t given any sort of treatment. After three and five days, the rats were given trauma reminders which were a callback to the electric shocks they experienced.
The results of this experiment showed that those rats who were injected with the synthetic cannabinoids after the electric shocks didn’t have PTSD symptoms, such as increased startle response, or weakened extinction learning or changes in pain sensitivity when given a trauma reminder. In fact, these rats showed much better results than a control group of rats which were injected with a substance that’s usually used to treat PTSD, Zoloft.
On the other hand, lab rats who didn’t receive synthetic cannabinoids treatment experienced all of these symptoms and reacted to the trauma reminders much more drastically.
It’s important to understand what happened in these rats’ brains after they were exposed to the traumatic event. There are two brain receptors which are associated with emotional processing – the CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system and the GR receptors, also known as the glucocorticoid receptors. There was an increase in expression in these two receptors in the rats after the traumatic effect, meaning the parts of the brain responsible for saving and storing traumatic memories (the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex) were heightened. However, the synthetic cannabinoids injected in the rats actually prevented the increase in expression.
Dr. Irit Akirav, who is one of the lead authors of this study, has this to say regarding his experiment:
“The findings of our study suggest that the connectivity within the brain’s fear circuit changes following trauma, and the administration of cannabinoids prevents this change from happening.” He went on to say, “This study can lead to future trials in humans regarding possible ways to prevent the development of PTSD and anxiety disorders in response to a traumatic event.”
Even though this research is only preliminary, the results are very promising and suggest that PTSD could be effectively treated with the use of medical cannabis. In fact, medical marijuana has shown to be effective in alleviating symptoms for many mental illnesses, such as anxiety and depression, and treating PTSD with cannabis might be the next medical breakthrough. There will undoubtedly be more research on this topic but, thus far, it seems that people who have suffered traumatic events could really benefit from the cannabis plant.
Original Post: Marijuana Times: Can Medical Marijuana Treat PTSD?
Ed. Note: This sounds like a promo for the Haze Square vaporizer, but it sounds like an very interesting product for those who like to vape.
If you are an herb lover, you need to meet the Haze Square Pro Weed Vaporizer, which is a distinct square convection vaporizer that can also handle liquids and concentrates. In 2016, the Haze Square Pro was released by Haze Technologies, following the V3 model. It is not surprising that this vaporizer is vastly upgraded from the last version. The overall design is intended to fit in a small black box.
It is considered by many vape enthusiasts to be a real all-around herb vaporizer! It has a unique tray that can hold up to four material pods, allowing you to switch from one material to another by simply rotating it without opening the vaporizer. It is one of the best Haze Portable Vapes on the market today!
Highlighting the Features and Benefits of Haze Square Pro
On the previous Haze models, there are 2 material pods, and the Haze Pro upgraded the design with 4 full-convection ceramic pods to better handle dry herbs, concentrates, essential oils, and other types of extracts. These pods (or ovens) can hold up to one gram of dry herbs – relatively higher than standard vaporizers. With the ceramic mouthpiece, users can deliver a steady and tasty hit.
The removable parts are relatively easy to clean, thus making maintenance hassle-free. The temperature is adjustable, ranging from 170°C to 210°C. The Smart Temperature Technology is superior, remembering the last preset of the Square.
In addition, the convection system has an on-demand vapor, producing immediate and constant draws. The Haze Square Pro Cannabis Vape is also fast-charging. This device’s USB-C input enables fast programming and charging. You can customize your vaping experience by saving temperature presets and changing the LED color, as well as the vibration feedback, maximizing the Haze Square App in terms of your vaping session history.
Learn How to Use the Haze Square Pro Weed Vaporizer
Before using your device, you need to charge it first. Then, open the lid of your Haze Square Pro so you can access the pods for the material, and remove the tray from the lid. You can fill the outside or inside of the tray with a liquid or dry concentrate. If you removed the tray, put back the pods and secure the tray back on the inside lid.
Now, you can place the lid on the Square, turning the lid lock vertically. From the Square’s bottom corner, remove the mouthpiece and insert it into the air path on top of the vaporizer next to the temp adjusting buttons. You can power on the vaping device by tapping the start button three times.
What Comes Inside the Haze Box:
- Haze Square Pro
- Material Pods (4)
- Stainless Steel Concentrate Pads (2)
- Silicone Lids (2)
- Wall Charger
- USB-C Charge Cord
- Material Tool
- Cleaning Tool
- User Guide
- 10 Year Warranty
Haze Square Pro: User-Friendly Design and Performance
Haze Portable Vapes are compact and easily fit in the palm of your hand, with the Haze Square Vaporizer weighing 25 grams for great portability. The aluminum alloy housing depicts superior durability without rusting. The slot on the casing of the mouthpiece is impressive. Literally, all you have to do is plug the mouthpiece into the device and start enjoying vaping.
You can easily adjust the temperature with the up and down buttons, depending on your preference and material. You can rotate the lid to switch the loaded material pods and set into heating mode, ready for vaping. To open the device, you just need to simply twist the lock. The Haze Square Pro Vaporizer for weed has a removable tray system, and you can also customize the pods’ placement. The concentrate or oil tray has a stainless-steel mesh material, whereas the material pods are for dry herbs. The silicone lid promotes tasty and potent vapor every time.
The Haze Tech Square Pro vaporizer boasts its patented ceramic heating chamber. It is made of high-grade copper plated heating coils. You are free to adjust the temperature because of its on-demand heating feature. In fact, the Haze Square Pro App can be used in customizing the LED color with session history, allowing you to view the temperatures you used in your previous vaping sessions. The 2600mAH battery is fully charged at 30 minutes.
Haze Pro Great Taste and Flavor
Because of the superior performance of the Haze convection ovens, you’ll notice an immediate difference when it comes to taste and flavor. The chambers are stainless steel, so users experience a cleaner vapor with a smoother texture. The ceramic mouthpiece and stainless-steel chambers make a perfect combination, producing a distinct and awesome flavor.
You can load different flavors into the 4 chambers, packing different taste combinations. It means that you don’t have to carry individual oils anymore. This is very convenient – especially for people who are always on the go. Just simply load the chambers, and when you’re ready to use it, rotate and vape!
Unmatched Affordability and Convenience
Haze Portable Vapes are reasonably priced, so they are suitable for anyone who likes to adhere to a unique vaping hobby. At its price point, the Square offers amazing features with great performance, versatility, and stylish design. Anyone who wants to purchase a Haze Square Pro should also consider buying a cleaning kit.
You’ll never find anything like the Haze Square Pro in the cannabis vapes market today because of its unmatched convenience. It is easy to store and carry, making it suitable for your active lifestyle. No loading or refilling dry herbs, concentrates, or oils regularly because of its amazing structure and design.
The Haze Square Pro Weed Vaporizer is a compact and portable vaporizer, a great product that is the result of years of research and development. It redefines the general perception of a vaping device in terms of versatility, quality, performance, and compatibility with different materials like dry herbs, oils, and shatters. Indeed, Haze Portable Vapes set the bar high for new standards of modern and advanced vaporizers.
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