Solventless Tsunami: Left Coast Extracts Vape Pods Deliver the Flavor

Fans of magnetic, dual-barrel vape systems are in for a long and steady ride on a rollercoaster of terps. Left Coast Extracts pods are available in dual-barrel form, and the strain-specific extracts are more than worthy of praise. Apart from Left Coast Extracts’ 510 thread pens, cartridges, and Dablicators, the dual-barrel pod system provides consistent deep draws that fits flat and naturally.

San Diego County-based Left Coast Extracts craft solventless-focused concentrates from California-grown flower with quality that carries over in the final product. The company was founded by Alexandria Kometas and Coltin Barody, who comes from a background in the U.S. Navy and presidential honor guard.

At Left Coast Extracts, strains known for their effects are hand-selected for the extraction process, and there’s also an emphasis on the individual consumers and patients. Left Coast offers a variety of solventless consistencies including crumble, diamonds (with over 95% THC), badder, diamonds & sauce, and so on. The company has taken home multiple Cannabis Cup wins over the years at events from Denver, Colorado to Amsterdam with entries such as Jack Herer, a sativa.

The vape pod delivery system is perfect for AirBnb stays or moms and dads who want the vape to hit but also want the odor to be minimal. The pods fit together with the battery stick like a Lego, and it is held together with a magnet. It’s light enough and flat enough to forget it’s in your pocket. It’s interchangeable with similar dual barrel pens; however, Left Coast owns the patent to the pod. The colorful pod boxes provide lab results, and a QR code on the back can be scanned to provide further results.

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Left Coast Extracts Premium Vape Pods Review

I started off my journey with the Gelato Premium Vape Pod (Sunset Sherbet x Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies) hybrid, which came in a red box. It contained 878 mg of THC and 1.6 mg of CBD. A quick wave of peace and warmth massaged my body. It provided a moderately strong body high—the perfect ballpark of medium potency for aficionados but maybe a bit too much for newbies. All of the Cookies, Sherbinskis, and Mario Guzman goodness is still there in oil form from this popular strain. This one in particular turned up the crank in creativity, and it made me want to create art or start a project.

Next, I opened a yellow box containing another pod with a tiny picture of an ice cream cone melting on a cake. Ice Cream Cake Premium Vape Pod (Cheesecake x Dream Cookie), an indica, contained 901 mg of THC and 1.7 mg of CBD. It’s sweet, tangy, and has a bit of vanilla nut hint. Fire up this cart before a binge on Netflix because you’re going to be somewhat cemented to the couch. It won’t render you into a deflated bog person, but you probably will lose track of time a bit after a couple of hits of the Ice Cream Cake. When I eventually came to my senses, it was a rude awakening into reality, and I remained in a pleasant haze.

NYC Diesel Premium Vape Pod had a refreshingly different taste with 939 mg of THC and 7.7 mg of CBD. I’d recommend this for people seeking out substantial levels of CBD that you’re probably not getting with smoked cannabis. NYC diesel has been around for over 20 years as a killer sativa, a Mexican sativa crossed with an Afghani cut, and it still knocks me out of the park. It provides a full-bodied high with numerous effects on mood, energy, and general well-being. The sweet chem-diesel taste and aroma, however, is the real reason most people gravitate towards NYC Diesel. For some people, it’s a flashback from the past. I took this pen along with me when I went jogging, making the activity quite a bit more enjoyable.

I popped open another pod that also provides a bit more CBD than you typically find in carts. Orangeade Premium Vape Pod, another hybrid, (Tangie x Purple Punch) contained 940 mg of THC and a whopping 9.7 mg of CBD in an orange box. This had the most powerful effect on mood out of any of the pods that I sampled. I can see the potential here for anyone facing mental conditions on their own. Orangeade flower is loaded with humulene and limonene and provides the expected citrus taste, combined with the floral/hops notes. The balanced effect is useful during multiple times of day.

Also check out vape pod flavors such as indicas like Zombie OG and Superman OG Vape Pod or sativas like Jack Herer and Blue Dream.

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The Winners of The Hemp Cup: People’s Choice 2022

High Times Cup competitions are a unique way for the industry to go up against the best of the best in the cannabis space — not only for high THC but hemp products as well. The Hemp Cup: People’s Choice 2022 unites both competitors and judges across the entire hemp space. 

We are pleased to announce the High Times Hemp Cup winners, presented by Hemp Hop. Thank you to our Silver Sponsor, Orange County CBD, and to our Bronze Sponsor, Sweet Sensi CBD.

Flower

First Place: Flow Gardens – Blue Cheese #12 Flower

Courtesy of Flow Gardens

Second Place: Healing Canopy – White Triploid CBG Flower

Courtesy of Healing Canopy

Third Place: Grateful Beginnings Farm – Sour Lifter Flower

Courtesy of Grateful Beginnings Farm

Pre-Rolls

First Place: Sweet Sensi CBD – Improved Berry Blossom #17 Cigar

Courtesy of Sweet Sensi

Second Place: Hemp Hop – Pacific Cooler HHC Pre-Roll

Courtesy of Hemp Hop

Third Place: CBD Hemp Direct – Honolulu Haze #3 Pre-Roll

Courtesy of CBD Hemp Direct

Concentrates

First Place: Metta Hemp – HHC Wet Sugar

Courtesy of Metta Hemp

Second Place: Alliance Hemp Co. – Gas CBD Terpsolate

Courtesy of Alliance Hemp Co.

Third Place: Piur Select – Tennessee Tangie Flower Sift Rosin

Courtesy of Piur Select

Vape Pens

First Place: 3Chi – Blue Dream HHC Vape

Courtesy of 3Chi

Second Place: STNR – Tangie HHC Sativa Vape

Courtesy of STNR

Third Place: Rove Remedies – Uplift Vape

Courtesy of Rove Remedies

Edibles: Gummies

First Place: Pow-Pow: OG Kush Blood Orange Live Resin Gummies

Courtesy of Pow-Pow

Second Place: Galaxy Treats – Tropical Kush Moon Babies

Courtesy of Galaxy Treats

Third Place: Martha Stewart – Harvest Medley Wellness Gummies

Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Edibles: Non-Gummies

First Place: Realize – Citrus-Mango Drink Mix

Courtesy of Realize

Second Place: Buddy’s Chocolate Haus – Hemp Oil Infused Mint Chocolate Bar

Courtesy of Buddy’s Chocolate Haus

Third Place: Sweet Sensi CBD – CBD Chocolate Truffles

Courtesy of Sweet Sensi

Topicals

First Place: By George! CBD – CBD Salve

Courtesy of By George! CBD

Second Place: Care Division – Carefree – Pain Relief Cream

Courtesy of Care Division

Third Place: Horn Creek Hemp – Redemption Body Recovery Oil

Courtesy of Horn Creek Hemp

Tinctures

First Place: Rove Remedies – Sleep Tincture

Courtesy of Rove Remedies

Second Place: Care Division – Dream – Sleep Aid Tincture

Courtesy of Care Division

Third Place: Lifessence – All Natural CBD Oil

Courtesy of Lifessence

Capsules

First Place: Tayco – R.S.O Capsules

Courtesy of Tayco

Second Place: Vivimu – #Relax CBN Softgels

Courtesy of Vivimu

Pet Products

First Place: Mary’s Tails – Calm & Quiet Hemp Canine Chewables

Courtesy of Mary’s Tails

Second Place: Mary Palmer – Best Bud’s Bacon-Flavored CBD Dog Treats

Courtesy of Mary Palmer

Third Place: CBD Living – Peanut Butter CBD Calming Support Dog Chews

Courtesy of CBD Living

Delta 8 Inhalables

First Place: Euphorica – Maui Wowie D8:D10 Sativa Vape

Courtesy of Euphorica

Second Place: Rove Remedies – D8 Vape

Courtesy of Rove Remedies

Third Place: Sugar Extrax – Lemonade Kush D8:D10:THC-O Vape

Courtesy of Sugar Extrax

Delta 8 Non-Inhalables

First Place: Derived Creations – Chewy Sea Salt Caramels

Courtesy of Derived Creations

Second Place: 3Chi – Watermelon Delta 8 THC Gummies

Courtesy of 3Chi

Third Place: JustCBD – Delta 8 Peaches – Interstellar Gummies

Courtesy of JustCBD

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Just Announced – High Times Cannabis Cup SoCal: People’s Choice 2022

The High Times Cannabis Cup SoCal: People’s Choice 2022 will be the largest competition held in SoCal in history, with more than 2,200 judge kits and 12 categories. 

High Times Cannabis Cups have a long legacy of success in the state of California, and this upcoming People’s Choice event is no exception.

“High Times has hosted the coveted Cannabis Cups in California for many, many years, bringing together cannabis enthusiasts from all over the country and awarding the best products in The Golden State,” said Mark Kazinec, High Times Director, Competitions & Events.

“For People’s Choice Cups, this marks only the second-ever Cup where judging is open to everyone in the Southern California region, bringing in a wider and more diverse pool of judges to crown the best of California. Just last year, we saw hundreds of entries across 10 categories with more diverse strains and products than ever before.

“Connected, Green Dragon, and Sovereign reigned supreme in the flower categories and will be ones to top this year, while Kiva and TONIK proved to be the most effective and delicious edibles amongst the state’s competition. We’re very excited to see legacy brands and new brands alike enter their best for this year’s Cup, with new categories added to the mix.”

California is known as one of the hotbeds in the U.S. for legal weed, even after so many have followed in the legalization footsteps, and the state’s offerings drive this point home.

“In my humble opinion, California still holds the crown for the leader in cannabis in the United States,”Kazinec added. “From Humboldt to Palm Desert, there are so many talented cultivators and processors, and we aim to provide the opportunity for judges to help determine who truly has the best products in various diverse categories that suit consumer tastes.”

For those who are interested in participating as a Judge, be sure to mark your calendars. Judge kits go on-sale May 13 for Loyalty Members and May 14 for General public via High Times Delivery and Retail channels. 

We wish the best of luck to all participants!

SoCal Entry Categories:

  1. Indica Flower (3 entries Max per Company)
  2. Sativa Flower (3 entries Max per Company)  
  3. Hybrid Flower (3 entries Max per Company)
  4. Pre-Rolls (2 entries Max per Company)
  5. Infused Pre-Rolls (1 entries Max per Company)
  6. Solvent Concentrates (2 entries Max per Company)
  7. Non-Solvent Concentrates (2 entries Max per Company)
  8. Vape Pens & Cartridges (2 entries Max per Company) (Category may split)
  9. Edibles: Gummies (3 entries Max per Company)
  10. Edibles: Non-Gummies (3 entries Max per Company)
  11. Edibles: Beverages (2 entries Max per Company)
  12. Sublinguals, Capsules, Tinctures + Topicals (3 Entries Max per Company) 

Entry Requirements:

Flower: (228) 1-gram samples. We will not accept any 3.5-gram entries.
Pre-Rolls & Infused Pre-Rolls: (228) samples: Pre-Rolls will be capped at 2g flower-only each; Infused Pre-Rolls will be capped at 3g flower or 1g concentrate equivalency each.
Concentrates & Vape Pens: (228) 0.5-gram samples. We will not accept any 1-gram entries. Batteries required for carts.
Edibles: (100) samples with 100mg THC max
Sublinguals, Capsules, Tinctures + Topicals: (60) samples with 500mg THC max

Entry Pricing:

1 entry: $500
2 entries: $250 each, for a total of $500
3 or more entries: Fees will be waived

www.cannabiscup.com

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The History of Vaping

Vaping has become all the rage in recent times, but there is actually a long history of vaping that far precedes its trendy subculture today. The earliest days of modern vaping were not shrouded in coolness, nor was it as youth-oriented as it appears today. Today, vaping is sometimes viewed as a hobby or leisure […]

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Just Announced – High Times Cannabis Cup Michigan: People’s Choice 2022

We are stoked to announce the High Times Cannabis Cup Michigan: People’s Choice 2022. This will be the largest competition held in history, with more than 3,300 judge kits and 17 categories across recreational and medical products.

To keep things safe and compliant, the competition will feature a digital awards show only. Judging is done from home, and there is no live event. And that’s good news for consumers—judging is open to everyone who is eligible to purchase cannabis in the state!

“The People’s Choice Cups open up the coveted Cannabis Cup judging experience to the world in a time when people need it most,” said Mark Kazinec, High Times Director of Competitions & Events. “Judging is no longer reserved for the Snoop Doggs and Willie Nelsons of the world, and we have 10 times the amount of judge kits available than in previous years.

“While the majority of America is working from home, or not working at all, we now have the opportunity to test and rank quality cannabis products from a wide range of producers from the comfort of our own home to help crown the best in each state. For brands, this is the best way to get your product into the hands of hundreds of new consumers and get real feedback, especially in a time of no live events. For Judges, this is the best job you’ll ever have, and the best way to see which products work best for you.”

Historically, Cannabis Cups have been judged by up to 200 judges is as many as 10 categories. In an effort to keep the competition thriving during the onset of the pandemic in 2020, High Times created our People’s Choice events, opening the door to an ever-increasing number of judges and product categories than ever before.

“In previous years, Cannabis Cups were judged amongst only about 200 judges across eight to 10 categories,” Kazinec continued. “Since the inception of People’s Choice in 2020, we increased the number of judge kits from 200 to 2,000. This April, we are launching the largest-ever Cannabis Cup in history with 17 unique categories across Recreational and Medical products for a total of over 3,300 judge kits. We plan to increase distribution so that every area of Michigan is covered as best as possible. If this year is anything like last year, we expect lines of enthusiasts ready to purchase their kits at the select dispensaries, which may very well sell out within a few days.” 

The High Times Cannabis Cup Michigan: People’s Choice Edition is aimed to identify and award the best cannabis products in all of Michigan, all across a wide range of different categories, which are to be judged by the great people of Michigan.

These events wouldn’t be possible without the support from our partners. “A huge shoutout to the team at Red White & Bloom for taking on the Intake process with us which consists of 10-14 long, sweaty days of receiving product, building judge kits, and transporting to retailers. We’ll be announcing our other sponsors and retailer partners soon, all of whom make the success of the Cannabis Cup Michigan possible,” Kazinec shared.

May the best products win!

Michigan Entry Categories:

  1. Rec Indica Flower (4 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  2. Rec Sativa Flower (4 entries Max per Company)  (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  3. Rec Hybrid Flower (4 entries Max per Company)  (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  4. Rec Pre-Rolls (3 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  5. Rec Infused Pre-Rolls (2 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  6. Rec Solvent Concentrates (2 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  7. Rec Non-Solvent Concentrates (2 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  8. Rec Distillate Vape Pens & Cartridges (2 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  9. Rec Non-Distillate Vape Pens & Cartridges (2 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  10. Rec Edibles: Gummies (3 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  11. Rec Edibles: Non-Gummies (3 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  12. Rec Sublinguals, Capsules, Tinctures + Topicals (3 Entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  13. MEDICAL Indica Flower (4 Entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Medical-Facility)
  14. MEDICAL Sativa Flower (4 Entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Medical-Facility)
  15. MEDICAL Hybrid Flower (4 Entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Medical-Facility)
  16. MEDICAL Pre-Rolls (4 Entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Medical-Facility)
  17. MEDICAL Edibles (3 Entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Medical-Facility)

Entry Requirements:

Flower/Pre-Rolls: (228) 1-gram samples in retail-ready packaging. 3.5 gram samples will not be accepted.
Concentrates & Vape Pens: (228) 0.5-gram samples in retail-ready packaging. 1 gram samples will not be accepted.
Edibles: (100) samples in retail-ready packaging.
Sublinguals, Capsules, Tinctures + Topicals: (60) samples in retail-ready packaging.

Entry Pricing:

1 entry: $500
2 entries: $250 each, for a total of $500
3 or more entries: Fees will be waived

www.cannabiscup.com

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Can Vaping Cause Anxiety?

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Vape Cartridges — Pure Extracts Defined

When I first started smoking cannabis vapes, I had no idea what the differences between different extraction processes meant, and because of this, I couldn’t fully enjoy cannabis cartridges. So please don’t make my mistakes; grab a joint and get comfortable while we break down the definition of a pure extract and how it affects you.

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Best THC Vape Pens And Batteries In 2021

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The facts are in: here’s how THC vapes cause lung damage

2,807 cases of e-cigarette or vaping product use associated with lung injury (EVALI) have been reported up to February 2020. EVALI, or VAPI (Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury), is an illness related to THC (and nicotine) vapes (portable vaporizer devices) that have killed at least 68 vapers. (1) But, what is the science behind vapes, surfactants […]

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How to Choose a Perfect Portable Vaporizer

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