The Dynavap M Is My Favorite Vape, And You Should Buy One Too

Dry herb vapes have been around for almost 20 years, and provide a safe way to smoke cannabis without the dangers of lighting up. There are tons of different vapes on the market, and I’ve tried my fair share. I can say that after two solid years of use, the Dynavap M is my favorite vape of all time (at least so far). I reviewed the device when I got it two years ago, and am reviewing it again upon two years of use. Here’s a look at this product and how it holds up through time.

The Dynavap M is an analogue dry herb vape with a super-cool heat click system. Nope, you never need to plug this sucker in! Thanks for making it to our wholly independent cannabis and psychedelics publication. Stay current on goings-on by signing up for the THC Weekly Newsletter, and also get yourself some pretty sweet deals on smoking equipment and cannabinoid products like HHC-O, Delta 8Delta 9 THCDelta-10 THCTHCOTHCVTHCP HHC. You’ve got a million weed options these days, so make sure to pick the products that you’re most comfortable with using.


The Dynavap M

Dynavap creates vapes unlike the majority of vapes on the market. Though many brands will often tout such lines about their products, for this one, it really is true. And the main reason is that they don’t require battery or electricity. Of the different models out there that don’t require either of these factors to power on, the Dynavap M, along with other models from the company, has a design not seen anywhere else.

It looks like a metal pen with a cap. I got the simplest one two years ago because I wasn’t sure how I’d like it. Honestly, the guy in the store sold me on it pretty fast. He asked if I was into gadgets and then showed me how it worked. As a traveler, I knew immediately this was a great vape to have so long as it worked like it was supposed to.

Dynavap vapes require a torch lighter. I suggest getting a good one. I’ve cycled through a lot of cheaper ones over the years, and its frustrating when they break down. I also suggest getting one with a decent size tank. What I use, pictured below, lasts at least a week, with many smoke-ups during the day.

To use it, you take off the cap at the end, insert your weed (as a piece of a nugget, or ground to whatever degree you like). Then the cap is put back on. Heat the cap end with the torch, and move the flame around to heat the entire area. This can take anywhere from 6-20 seconds depending on the lighter. A regular lighter is technically usable as well, though this leaves soot on the end, and requires a bit longer to heat.

You know you’re ready when you hear the clicks. And this is what makes Dynavap so cool. The vapes are’s designed around a heat click system. When the weed is at vape-ready temperatures, the device clicks twice. At that point, the vaper simply semi-covers the little carb hole on the body of the vape, and sucks through the other end. When the vape has cooled to the point that re-lighting is possible for a new vape pull, it clicks again twice, though the second click can take a little longer on the way down. Heating again before the cool-down clicks can burn out the whole bowl.

The metal does get hot, but cools quickly enough. I find that within a couple minutes I can stick it right back in my pocket. If there’s a cool surface you can put it on, you can cool it down much faster.

The vape comes with a 30-day money back guarantee (no questions), and the company provides tons of aftermarket products. When I originally reviewed it, I gave it an excellent score, but at the time, I had no way of knowing how it would hold up in the future. Now I do. Since purchase, Dynavap came out with further similar lines including the VonG(i) made of titanium, the Omni made of titanium, and the BB’s made of glass. All pack .1 grams, but vary in size and other features. The M is made of stainless steal.

Two years later

Everything looks great when you take it out of the packaging, right? And sometimes a product works great for a few weeks or a few months before some fatal flaw makes itself apparent. I’ve used so many products that looked nice, but didn’t quite cut it in the end. Which is why a two-year review is a bit more useful, than a two week review. So after two years, this is now how I rate the Dynavap M:

Design/durability – 10/10 – Interesting design and mechanics, sturdy build. Doesn’t look like a vape, and easy to travel with. I’ve dropped it too many times to count, and you’d never know at all.

Usability – 8/10 – Easy to use, but not as easy as a one-click device. There is a process, but it’s an easy enough one to do. For those not interested in such a process, a click-on vape is preferable. This vape does require a lighter.

Price – 10/10 – At under $100, and a three-month no-questions-asked money back guarantee, the price is a massive plus. The company also takes returns past this point so long as the damage isn’t from improper use, or something of that nature. Considering its going strong after two years, I’ll consider the $70 bucks I paid for it, money well spent.

Vapor quality – 8/10 – More expensive devices might produce a slightly cleaner vapor, and often come with more controls for temperature. Having said this, the Dynavap M is great with providing consistent and strong hits, and with little-to-no smoke. Unlike some vaporizers, however, the vaper must be careful not to let it overheat, or the weed will combust. For those who want more specific controls, this vape is not ideal.

Upkeep – 10/10 – After two years I’ve never had to replace anything, or do a full cleaning. Still functions as perfectly as the first day, with nothing more than a screen cleaning by flame at this time.

Total: 46/50

Pros

  • It requires very little cleaning. Honestly, I still haven’t taken it apart to clean it, for which there are instructions online. I haven’t needed to do it. The screen does get a bit caked after a time, but I find that taking the cap off and letting the flame touch the screen area, burns away whatever is on it. And makes for some nice resin hits as well. Maybe I’m not the heaviest smoker, and another person might get to the cleaning point quicker. It seems that taking it apart and soaking it would get it back to new condition pretty quickly, and without a lot of scrubbing.
  • It doesn’t break. I mean, sure, if you work hard enough, you can damage it, but it takes a lot. The cap is the flimsiest part. Yet, in two years, even as most other things around me have broken, I’ve managed not to crush it, or bend it out of shape at all. Pretty much every other vape I’ve had required replacement of a piece (generally glass) by now. So even if you’re a little clumsy, this thing should be able to survive you.
  • It’s easy to use. The instructions might make it sound like there’s some complicated mechanics, but it’s a simple analogue design. And it’s kind of fun. If you’re a gadget lover, it’s about the coolest way to get high. If you’re not, it’s still functionally easy enough to be a good product. Plus, it’s super cool design will make you feel rather James Bond-ish, every time you use it.
  • Good hits. This is one area where I would never say this vape is the ultimate vape. But it does functionally well nonetheless. What I mean is that there are definitely vapes that can give a cleaner hit, and which have better temperature control. However, for the most part, due to the easy functionality and sturdiness of the product, what it gives is pretty great. As far as I’m concerned it’s perfectly good vape quality, but for those looking for the ultimate vapor, this might not be the first choice. It should be noted, that the cap does keep anything from the lighter touching the weed, so there’s no issue of contaminants in the vapor.
  • Presentation is pretty awesome. It’s a little pen like thing that fits in your pocket, looks cool to smoke, and can be slid right back into your pocket after. It doesn’t appear like a smoking device, and since it has no battery, can be packed with any luggage.
  • Weed goes far. Not a lot is packed in the little chamber, in fact it only holds .1 grams. But each packing yields several strong hits. I find weed lasts significantly longer, even if I’m smoking heavily. I get 1-3 hits off each heating, and with good quality weed can re-heat the same bowl about 3-5 times.
  • It’s cheap! You don’t have to pay out hundreds for this guy, and its made of clean materials so there’s no danger of contamination. With all the aluminum parts, and bad heating equipment, a quality product at a decent price is sometimes hard to come by. At under $100, this is one of the best deals you’ll get, for a safe way to vape, and a nearly unbreakable product.
Dry herb vape

Cons

  • It does get hot. And let’s be honest, we’re using it to do something whereby we often temporarily dull our own intelligence. Over the years I’ve burned myself on the hand a couple times, but nothing major. I’ve also had to intervene quickly when a friend nearly put the hot end to their lips instead of the other end. For the most part these aren’t big issues, but should be considered if you get a little clumsy when you’re high.
  • It does require a lighter, though this isn’t generally a big deal so long as you make sure to have gas for refills. The company does sell an aftermarket device for plug in, which heats the vape by contact. I have not tried this product as I’m perfectly happy using the lighter.
  • The vapor can be hot, but this is a standard vape complaint. The company offers bigger models with more cooling space, and aftermarket water devices for cooling as well. Honestly, I just deal with it, it’s not the worst thing in the world, and doesn’t cause me any damage. Plus, though I can feel it, it’s not actually uncomfortable, and not as intense as other vapes I’ve used.
  • This isn’t a real con, but I’ll mention it anyway. It sort of looks like you’re lighting a crack pipe when you heat it. I’ve definitely gotten some surprised looks, and had to give some explanations. Of course, it’s not a crack pipe, so in the end, someone else’s confusion doesn’t detract from your vaping experience at all.

Tips and tricks

  • One of the best tips is for cleaning the screen, as mentioned above. The screen is not standard, and is curved, meaning, unless you can find a way to fashion your own, this is a part that might need replacement. Two years in, and I’ve never had an issue simply cleaning it off with the flame. I just hold the flame in close and let the gunk burn off the screen. Sometimes I take advantage of the resin hits too.
  • If you hold the lighter farther away and only let it click once, you can get a lighter hit. If you hold the flame on for a couple seconds after the second click, you can get a more intense hit, though the longer you do this, the more you risk a little combustion and real smoke in your hit. You can also light it on the edge of the cap for a lighter hit. Without temperature controls, its good to know there are ways to vary the temperature, but you have to pay attention.
  • You can smoke kief directly out of the vape. Some online sources say to pack it between weed, but I started using kief when I was out of standard weed. It creates an incredibly strong hit, but will cause resin to come out of the mouth end eventually. This is easy enough to clean up. I expect if kief is often smoked, it will require a bigger cleaning job, more often. I only do it here and there.
  • It does get hot, so placing it on a cool surface cools it down faster. It can be placed on natural fibers without a problem, but can mildly melt plastic fibers if placed on them. I’ve had no issue placing it on any standard surface, and have never burned anything. The company sells aftermarket products for this as well.
vaper

Conclusion

I like the Dynavap M for a lot of reasons. Beyond doing a good job, and being simple to use, it’s sturdy, easy to travel with, consistent, and doesn’t require an outlet or charger. Everyone’s got their own smoking proclivities in life, and not every product is for every person. If you’re in the market for an excellent quality vape that won’t fail on you, and is fun to use, I can’t recommend this product more. Most certainly my favorite of all the vapes I’ve used.

As a quick reminder, this is in reference to vaping actual cannabis flowers. To smoke oil or concentrates you’ll need an adapter for this gadget, a different dry herb vape that handles both flower and concentrates, a dab rig, or a vape cart with a battery.

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Does Vaping Cause Cancer Like Cigarettes?

There’s a lot of contradictory information spewed at us on a regular basis, and its hard to know the truth of things, especially when big corporations have reasons to want you to buy their products, and when governments take money from these entities. When it comes to vaping, tons of smear campaigns are out there, but are they saying anything useful? Unless vaping is tantamount to smoking, isn’t it automatically a better option? Let’s get into it, does vaping cause cancer or heart disease like smoking?

Does vaping cause cancer like cigarettes? While the obvious answer is no, there seems to be plenty of confusion on this matter. This publication covers news stories in the emerging cannabis and psychedelics spaces. Follow along by signing up for the THC Weekly Newsletter, which also nets you access to tons of deals on products like vapes, edibles, and other devices, as well as cannabinoids, like HHC-O, Delta 8Delta 9 THCDelta-10 THCTHCOTHCVTHCP HHC. We do remind, no one should ever buy or use a product they are uncomfortable with.


The detriments of smoking

First off, let’s take a look at standard smoking, and the issues that go with it. The first thing to understand on this topic, is that it’s not actually about cigarettes. Or more specifically, it’s not actually about tobacco. Tobacco can be used medicinally when not smoked, and has been for millennia. No one was dying from it before the use of cigarettes. The term ‘smoke inhalation’ refers to breathing in too much smoke, and the detrimental effects this can have. This refers to anything lit on fire and breathed in, whether its trees, plants, plastics, or tobacco.

Cigarette smoking is simply constant smoke inhalation. It makes the idea of buying organic tobacco, or switching to herbal smokable concoctions, a bit of a joke in the end. Sure, it might get a person away from some of the chemicals of standard processed tobacco, but it won’t get anyone away from the dangers that come from lighting something on fire, and breathing it in. Smoking cigarettes, as constant smoke inhalation, comes with a myriad of health problems, particularly for long-time users.

The bottom-line numbers tell a compelling story when looking at the generals of smoking damage. Every year, approximately 480,000 people die from smoking-related causes. A massive 41,000 of these are from secondhand smoke. As in, 41,000 people a year die from someone else’s smoking habit. In comparison, the US is up-in-arms over the growing drug overdose issue and the rising number of opioid deaths. These deaths account for just over 100,000 a year according to new CDC numbers, which make even opioids pale in comparison to the dangers of smoking.

What about a comparison to vaping? Though vaping hasn’t been around as long as smoking, starting mainly in the early 2000’s, it simply isn’t linked to a large death toll. As of 2020, the CDC could only come up with 68 related deaths, and all deaths were attributable to additives in vape liquid, and not to whatever compound was meant to be vaped, or the vaping itself. It bears mentioning here, that a dry herb vape is not included in this, and that this issue is specifically related to the use of vape cartridges.

Cancer and heart disease from smoking

Smoking is related to a huge number of problems, but the main two which lead to premature death, are cardiovascular issues, and cancer. Just how much damage do cigarettes do in these arenas? The CDC put out information detailing yearly death numbers from examining the years 2005-2009. As smoking has been around well over a hundred years, and reached higher levels of popularity in previous decades to this one, these dates are perfectly fine for understanding the situation today.

In terms of smoking related cancer deaths, approximately 163,700 people die of cancer yearly from smoking. When looking at cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, diabetes, and vascular disease, there are 160,000 deaths a year from smoking. There is however, another major class of deaths from smoking, and its related to respiratory diseases like pneumonia, influenza, and COPD. From this grouping there are about 113,100 deaths per year.

Now, let’s make this worse. Remember how 41,000 people die a year just from sitting in the same room as smokers? Well, about 7,333 of these deaths are from lung cancer, and 33,951 are from heart disease. There are that many cancer and heart-related issues, even when the afflicted person isn’t the one with the bad habit.

Does vaping cause cancer?

There is a lot of weird, seemingly nonsensical, information out there trying to tell you vaping is bad. However, when it comes to the actual questions of how to measure this, the answer just leaves more questions. Like why are we being told vaping is dangerous when no statistics back this up? I mean, if it was true, it would be attached to some pretty bad death numbers, right? Well, not exactly…

To be fair, vaping hasn’t been around for as long as smoking. The main surge of e-cigarettes and cannabis vape carts started in the 2010’s. However, as someone with asthma, I can personally attest to the fact that smoking causes damage in me pretty fast, whereas vaping does not. And I know this from how my lungs feel, and how I breathe. Perhaps it is possible to tell if vaping can cause something like cancer or heart disease early on, or at the very least, if it starts to cause the damage that leads in these directions.

cancer

According to the site Cancer Research UK, the answer to the question, does vaping cause cancer, is no. While the organization certainly doesn’t rule out that there could be negative side effects, it specifically states that vaping related deaths so far are only attributable to additives, and are not related to the act of vaping in general. The organization says this:

“You may have heard about vaping causing an outbreak of lung illness in 2019 in the United States. An investigation found the cases were linked to contaminated illegal products. It was not linked to vaping regularly or in the long term. There was no similar outbreak in the UK, and the chemicals of concern are banned in e-cigarettes here. There is no good evidence that e-cigarettes bought from legal places cause lung disease.”

What about secondhand vaping damage, does that exist? According to the same organization, “There is no good evidence that second-hand vapour from e-cigarettes is harmful. As vapes are still relatively new, we can’t be sure there aren’t any long-term effects to people who breathe in someone else’s vapour. But this is unlikely to be harmful.”

The site does, however, go on to repeat the oft mentioned incorrect assertion that, “Passive vaping is not the same as passive smoking. This is because e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco.” E-cigarettes, of course, often do have tobacco, and tobacco was never seen as deadly until it was used in cigarettes. The line that tobacco itself is bad has been repeated so much, that the idea of what smoke inhalation is, is often bypassed, even by the organizations that should really know the difference. Even with this misunderstanding, the site does make clear that there is no link between vaping and cancer.

Does vaping cause cardiovascular disease?

So, does vaping cause cancer? Well, even a cancer organization doesn’t think so, but what about cardiovascular disease? When searching for vaping and cardiovascular issues, a lot of negative sounding articles come up. But what doesn’t, is literally any statistic that backs up an issue. Again, as vaping is a relatively new phenomenon, this doesn’t mean that vaping isn’t associated with cardiovascular issues in the long term. However, there isn’t one statistic right now that says it does. In this review, the most that can be said, is that:

“There are no long-term outcome studies on the cardiovascular risk of vaping electronic cigarettes, but the effects of electronic cigarettes on known risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including neurohumoural activation, oxidative stress and inflammation, endothelial function and thrombosis, have been studied.” It didn’t, however, offer anything more conclusive than saying that risk factors have been studied.

vaping

What’s incredibly troubling, is that the 2019 study that initially made the claim that vaping e-cigarettes leads to a higher risk of heart attacks, was retracted eight months later! Sounds like it was a smear campaign that couldn’t take the heat in the end, and sadly, that article is still referenced all over the internet. No one ever said vaping would be 100% risk-free, but if it requires putting out research so bad it must be retracted to make the point, it says a lot for the lack of real information available to confirm this point. There is currently no statistic that exists about vaping and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

To take it one step further, this longitudinal analysis E-Cigarette Use and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Longitudinal Analysis of the PATH Study (2013–2019), reported that “Two large cross-sectional studies reported no significant association between exclusive e-cigarette use and cardiovascular disease (CVD).”

Conclusion

Does vaping cause cancer or cardiovascular disease? Well, the jury is technically out until more time goes by and research for long-term use can be collected. What has been made pretty clear on nearly every level, is that vaping is considerably healthier than smoking cigarettes when it comes to both cancer and cardiovascular issues, both of which are increased by smoke inhalation, which vaping is not.

So why is there so much out there screaming about the dangers of vaping? And doing so while hiding or ignoring the incredible death rate of smoking? Perhaps it has more to do with what groups are funneling money into government representative pockets, and less to do with the facts.

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Does Vaping Cause Cancer Like Cigarettes?

There’s a lot of contradictory information spewed at us on a regular basis, and its hard to know the truth of things, especially when big corporations have reasons to want you to buy their products, and when governments take money from these entities. When it comes to vaping, tons of smear campaigns are out there, but are they saying anything useful? Unless vaping is tantamount to smoking, isn’t it automatically a better option? Let’s get into it, does vaping cause cancer or heart disease like smoking?

Does vaping cause cancer like cigarettes? While the obvious answer is no, there seems to be plenty of confusion on this matter. This publication covers news stories in the emerging cannabis and psychedelics spaces. Follow along by signing up for the THC Weekly Newsletter, which also nets you access to tons of deals on products like vapes, edibles, and other devices, as well as cannabinoids, like HHC-O, Delta 8Delta 9 THCDelta-10 THCTHCOTHCVTHCP HHC. We do remind, no one should ever buy or use a product they are uncomfortable with.


The detriments of smoking

First off, let’s take a look at standard smoking, and the issues that go with it. The first thing to understand on this topic, is that it’s not actually about cigarettes. Or more specifically, it’s not actually about tobacco. Tobacco can be used medicinally when not smoked, and has been for millennia. No one was dying from it before the use of cigarettes. The term ‘smoke inhalation’ refers to breathing in too much smoke, and the detrimental effects this can have. This refers to anything lit on fire and breathed in, whether its trees, plants, plastics, or tobacco.

Cigarette smoking is simply constant smoke inhalation. It makes the idea of buying organic tobacco, or switching to herbal smokable concoctions, a bit of a joke in the end. Sure, it might get a person away from some of the chemicals of standard processed tobacco, but it won’t get anyone away from the dangers that come from lighting something on fire, and breathing it in. Smoking cigarettes, as constant smoke inhalation, comes with a myriad of health problems, particularly for long-time users.

The bottom-line numbers tell a compelling story when looking at the generals of smoking damage. Every year, approximately 480,000 people die from smoking-related causes. A massive 41,000 of these are from secondhand smoke. As in, 41,000 people a year die from someone else’s smoking habit. In comparison, the US is up-in-arms over the growing drug overdose issue and the rising number of opioid deaths. These deaths account for just over 100,000 a year according to new CDC numbers, which make even opioids pale in comparison to the dangers of smoking.

What about a comparison to vaping? Though vaping hasn’t been around as long as smoking, starting mainly in the early 2000’s, it simply isn’t linked to a large death toll. As of 2020, the CDC could only come up with 68 related deaths, and all deaths were attributable to additives in vape liquid, and not to whatever compound was meant to be vaped, or the vaping itself. It bears mentioning here, that a dry herb vape is not included in this, and that this issue is specifically related to the use of vape cartridges.

Cancer and heart disease from smoking

Smoking is related to a huge number of problems, but the main two which lead to premature death, are cardiovascular issues, and cancer. Just how much damage do cigarettes do in these arenas? The CDC put out information detailing yearly death numbers from examining the years 2005-2009. As smoking has been around well over a hundred years, and reached higher levels of popularity in previous decades to this one, these dates are perfectly fine for understanding the situation today.

In terms of smoking related cancer deaths, approximately 163,700 people die of cancer yearly from smoking. When looking at cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, diabetes, and vascular disease, there are 160,000 deaths a year from smoking. There is however, another major class of deaths from smoking, and its related to respiratory diseases like pneumonia, influenza, and COPD. From this grouping there are about 113,100 deaths per year.

Now, let’s make this worse. Remember how 41,000 people die a year just from sitting in the same room as smokers? Well, about 7,333 of these deaths are from lung cancer, and 33,951 are from heart disease. There are that many cancer and heart-related issues, even when the afflicted person isn’t the one with the bad habit.

Does vaping cause cancer?

There is a lot of weird, seemingly nonsensical, information out there trying to tell you vaping is bad. However, when it comes to the actual questions of how to measure this, the answer just leaves more questions. Like why are we being told vaping is dangerous when no statistics back this up? I mean, if it was true, it would be attached to some pretty bad death numbers, right? Well, not exactly…

To be fair, vaping hasn’t been around for as long as smoking. The main surge of e-cigarettes and cannabis vape carts started in the 2010’s. However, as someone with asthma, I can personally attest to the fact that smoking causes damage in me pretty fast, whereas vaping does not. And I know this from how my lungs feel, and how I breathe. Perhaps it is possible to tell if vaping can cause something like cancer or heart disease early on, or at the very least, if it starts to cause the damage that leads in these directions.

cancer

According to the site Cancer Research UK, the answer to the question, does vaping cause cancer, is no. While the organization certainly doesn’t rule out that there could be negative side effects, it specifically states that vaping related deaths so far are only attributable to additives, and are not related to the act of vaping in general. The organization says this:

“You may have heard about vaping causing an outbreak of lung illness in 2019 in the United States. An investigation found the cases were linked to contaminated illegal products. It was not linked to vaping regularly or in the long term. There was no similar outbreak in the UK, and the chemicals of concern are banned in e-cigarettes here. There is no good evidence that e-cigarettes bought from legal places cause lung disease.”

What about secondhand vaping damage, does that exist? According to the same organization, “There is no good evidence that second-hand vapour from e-cigarettes is harmful. As vapes are still relatively new, we can’t be sure there aren’t any long-term effects to people who breathe in someone else’s vapour. But this is unlikely to be harmful.”

The site does, however, go on to repeat the oft mentioned incorrect assertion that, “Passive vaping is not the same as passive smoking. This is because e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco.” E-cigarettes, of course, often do have tobacco, and tobacco was never seen as deadly until it was used in cigarettes. The line that tobacco itself is bad has been repeated so much, that the idea of what smoke inhalation is, is often bypassed, even by the organizations that should really know the difference. Even with this misunderstanding, the site does make clear that there is no link between vaping and cancer.

Does vaping cause cardiovascular disease?

So, does vaping cause cancer? Well, even a cancer organization doesn’t think so, but what about cardiovascular disease? When searching for vaping and cardiovascular issues, a lot of negative sounding articles come up. But what doesn’t, is literally any statistic that backs up an issue. Again, as vaping is a relatively new phenomenon, this doesn’t mean that vaping isn’t associated with cardiovascular issues in the long term. However, there isn’t one statistic right now that says it does. In this review, the most that can be said, is that:

“There are no long-term outcome studies on the cardiovascular risk of vaping electronic cigarettes, but the effects of electronic cigarettes on known risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including neurohumoural activation, oxidative stress and inflammation, endothelial function and thrombosis, have been studied.” It didn’t, however, offer anything more conclusive than saying that risk factors have been studied.

vaping

What’s incredibly troubling, is that the 2019 study that initially made the claim that vaping e-cigarettes leads to a higher risk of heart attacks, was retracted eight months later! Sounds like it was a smear campaign that couldn’t take the heat in the end, and sadly, that article is still referenced all over the internet. No one ever said vaping would be 100% risk-free, but if it requires putting out research so bad it must be retracted to make the point, it says a lot for the lack of real information available to confirm this point. There is currently no statistic that exists about vaping and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

To take it one step further, this longitudinal analysis E-Cigarette Use and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Longitudinal Analysis of the PATH Study (2013–2019), reported that “Two large cross-sectional studies reported no significant association between exclusive e-cigarette use and cardiovascular disease (CVD).”

Conclusion

Does vaping cause cancer or cardiovascular disease? Well, the jury is technically out until more time goes by and research for long-term use can be collected. What has been made pretty clear on nearly every level, is that vaping is considerably healthier than smoking cigarettes when it comes to both cancer and cardiovascular issues, both of which are increased by smoke inhalation, which vaping is not.

So why is there so much out there screaming about the dangers of vaping? And doing so while hiding or ignoring the incredible death rate of smoking? Perhaps it has more to do with what groups are funneling money into government representative pockets, and less to do with the facts.

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Future of Delta 8 THC vape laws after Juul ban

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New Study Suggests Vaping Can Damage Major Organs

Over the last decade, vaping has become a largely popular alternative to smoking. Whether you’re vaping nicotine or you’re vaping cannabis, the allure of the vaporizer has grown and grown. In short, people believe that these devices are healthier, easier and more accessible than smoking products. However, as more research comes out, it seems that our initial ideas about vaping may be being challenged.

This year, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have reported that common e-cig brands like Juul could be altering the inflammatory stage in major organs, such as the heart, lung, colon and brain. We’ll be delving deeper into this report, as well as shining a light on the world of vaping. Is it actually healthier than smoking?

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Vaping

Some people believe that vaping began as early as 2000 BC when the ancient Egyptians used to heat hemp seeds on hot rocks and inhale the vapour that came from them. Whilst the vaporizer device did not exist then – as well as much of what makes the modern world – the concept is pretty much the same. Modern vaping culture began as early as the 1960s, when nicotine aerosol generation devices were created. However, it wasn’t until 2003 that the Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik created the modern e-cigarette device. The Guardian Writes:

“Hon devised the gadget to quit smoking and talks of the “global social problem” he believes he can help solve. Yet he has sold his rights to big tobacco, which many in the public health community in the UK believe is using e-cigarettes as a stalking horse, with the covert objective of renormalising smoking. Hon – a quiet, undemanding man – sees no contradiction.”

The sad truth is that, in a capitalist society, the world is run by money. Therefore, whilst vaping may be believed to be better for you than smoking, many of those who run these vaping companies consist of the same people who previously promoted smoking. Nonetheless, the facts are that the vaping market is booming. In the US, the market was worth 6 billion in 2020, and is expected to grow 27% every year from now until 2028. In America, the Juul brand of e-cigarette is the largest, holding around 42% of the market. Vuse comes in close second with around 36% of the market. However, in this most recent report, it is Juul that has been put in the firing line. We’ll explain exactly why later. 

What is Vaping? 

It is important to understand what vaping is and how it works, in order to comprehend how vaping can or cannot damage one’s health. As Hon Lik had wanted, vaping does without a doubt help people quit smoking. Some, of course, like to do both. But for many users, vaping has offered a healthier alternative that still quenches the habit. In the UK, it is believed that around 50,000 smokers a year quit through the use of vaporizers. But how does it work?

A vaporizer is an electronic device that usually heats up either nicotine or cannabis. In relation to nicotine, the substance will be in a liquid form and will be heated and turned into vapour, which is then inhaled by the consumer. The liquid is never usually heated much hotter than around 570 F. To put this into perspective, the average cigarette will burn at around 1600 F. It’s this major difference that makes vaping a healthier alternative than smoking. When cigarettes are lit, they take part in the process of combustion. Fire is created. This process can put users at risk of various health conditions. PMI writes:

“​​The high temperatures trigger the generation of more than 6000 different chemicals, many of which are harmful or potentially harmful. Public health authorities have classified several smoke constituents as the likely causes of smoking-related diseases, such as lung cancer, heart disease and emphysema.”

Vaping avoids the process of combustion and, in turn, is healthier in that sense. However, that’s not the only reason why vaping is considered appealing. As the market has grown, vaporizers have also become far more accessible, cheaper and easy to use. On average, vaporizers have a lower per-use cost than cigarettes do. In addition, you no longer need to purchase each individual part of a cigarette or even find a lighter, instead, you simply inhale. Plus, due to the avoidance of fire smoke, e-cigs do not leave the same resented smell on the fingers or the breath. Not only do vapes not have the same smell as cigarettes, but it’s also known that smoke clouds stick to clothes and objects far more easily than vape clouds do. Mayor Clinic writes:

“Thirdhand smoke clings to clothes, furniture, drapes, walls, bedding, carpets, dust, vehicles and other surfaces long after smoking has stopped. The residue from thirdhand smoke builds up on surfaces over time”

There are many positives to vaping over smoking and this is undoubtable. However, that’s not to say that vaping is completely healthy. That would be far from the truth. There was once a time when smoking cigarettes was believed to be good for you and now look what’s happened. Vaping is still a very new concept in the grand scheme of things, so perhaps we are only one damning report away from altering our perception of it forever.

The Problem

The problem is this. Vaping came about as a replacement for smoking, and as a way to help people stop the dangerous habit of smoking. However, there’s currently nothing in place to then stop someone from vaping. The existence of vaping replaces one habit with another, rather than deals with the habit itself. This, in a way, would be reasonable if vaping waas 100% risk free. But it is not. The first thing to note is that nicotine, as a substance, on its own, is unhealthy. Whether you smoke it or vape it, nicotine is an addictive and damaging stimulant drug. It increases adrenaline, raises blood pressure and heart rate, and makes it more likely to have a heart attack. Not to mention that its addictive nature makes you want to consume it again and again. 

Vaping does also have health risks and – as vaping is becoming increasingly popular – more reports are coming out now than ever before.Hopkins Medicine writes:

“There has been an outbreak of lung injuries and deaths associated with vaping. In February 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed 2,807 cases of e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury (EVALI) and 68 deaths attributed to that condition.”

EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury) is a new name for an issue that is now becoming more prominent for vape users. 

Recent Study

In a recent study at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, they discover that daily use of e-cigarette products – like Juul – can have severe health risks. Neuroscience reports what the study concluded:

“Use of pod-based e-cigarettes alters the inflammatory state across multiple organ systems including the brain, heart, lungs and colon. Effects also vary depending on the e-cigarette flavor, and can influence how organs respond to infections, such as SARS-CoV-2”

It’s important to note that this study was not tested with badly designed, dodgy vapes, but top of the range popular Juul products. The team of researchers exposed adult mice to flavoured Juul vape products three times a day for three months and were shocked by the level of inflammation in the body. The inflammation occurred in the colon, heart, lungs and the brain.

“Many JUUL users are adolescents or young adults whose brains are still developing, so it’s pretty terrifying to learn what may be happening in their brains considering how this could affect their mental health and behavior down the line,”

What was even more interesting was that each flavour of Juul product seemed to alter the damage. But either way, the reports highlighted the genuine health problems caused by vaping. There is no doubt that the chemical balance of these major organs are being altered by these vape products, and are putting the users at risk. 

Conclusion

As more research is done, it is inevitable that vaping will reveal itself to be far less healthy than we once believed. However, it is probably fair to say that, ultimately, it’s better for you than smoking is. Perhaps as a society we should be focusing on how to end addiction and habits, rather than simply finding something slightly less addictive to fill the void. What do you believe?

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Product Review: Golden Goat Sour Diesel Sativa THC-O Disposable

Welcome, fellow cannabinoid lovers! When it comes to inhalables, many brands utilize the flavors of familiar cannabis strain to attract a broader market. Today’s product review revolves around two powerful strains, one as the brand name and one as the actual flavor profile: the Sour Diesel THC-O disposable by Golden Goat! Sour Diesel has been beloved by cannabis and hemp users alike, but how exactly does this sativa strain present in a THC-O product? Keep reading to find out! But before we dive headfirst into the skunky clouds produced by this disposable, let’s take a moment to go over the Golden Goat brand and all they have to offer. 

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The Golden Goat Brand

The Golden Goat website had a very simple yet classy design that grew more intriguing with every click. The site had a very strong CBD theme, which was surprising given that the brand name is derived from a famous cannabis strain. The tabs on the top of the page were a little glitchy and did not allow me to hover my mouse over the categories, but instead prompted me to click on the Shop tab. Only then was I able to browse the site according to several categories: cannabinoid, product type, function, strength, and others. A “find your product” search bar allowed me to search for the one product I didn’t see listed in any of the categories…THC-O products.   

The THC-O section was filled with exciting products like gummies, doobies, and of course, disposable vape devices. I clicked on the latter and was delighted to see a full-blown explanation of the cannabinoid in the product description, along with crisp images of the both the packaging and actual product. There were eight unique flavors available, each priced at a $44.99. When I clicked on the flavor of the product in today’s review (Sour Diesel), I was a bit disappointed to see that there was no information about the flavor, expected effects, or even ingredient list, only an updated product image. 

While the site seemed a bit unfinished, there were many redeeming qualities. I appreciated the “Quiz Me” option on the home page that helped the first-time user know what to choose. The site’s CBD 101 section offered a wealth of information about common questions about the hemp and cannabinoid industry. Golden Goat also offers an extensive list of the lab results conducted on all their products, located in the upper right corner in a tab titled Lab Reports. The site was filled with stunning pictures, customer testimonials, and helpful categories that made browsing very simple. Aside from the entire THC-O section being painfully absent from the site’s categories, there was much to be enjoyed from browsing through all that the Golden Goat site had to offer. Speaking of THC-O products, it’s time for the highly anticipated review of the Sour Diesel THC-O Disposable! 

Sour Diesel THC-O Disposable by Golden Goat Product Review

There were several features about the Sour Diesel THC-O Disposable that surprised me. The package came in a beautifully designed paper box that gave operating instructions on the back. The device operates very similar to a traditional vape mod; click on the firing button five times to unlock. This was my first surprise, as most disposables come without any buttons and are activated simply by inhaling. My second surprise was that the device featured a type-C charging port. Again, traditional disposables feature a micro-USB port. My final surprise wasn’t that great of a surprise, but more of a nuisance. Instead of a large opaque rubber stopper, this disposable had a very small black rubber stopper that blended in with the device color. I tried to activate the device twice before realizing the stopper was still firmly plugged into the device. After I had removed the stopper, I left the device to charge for a few minutes before attempting to take a proper hit. 

The large circular firing button was simple to use and after five rapid clicks, the device was ready to use. I cautiously took my first hit and instantly recognized the sharp piney flavor along with a strong grassy taste as the renowned Sour Diesel strain. I felt a sharp burning sensation in my chest and back of my throat, which instantly made me cough. The strong scent filled the room with its acrid and grassy scent and I had to open a window to purge the room of the overpowering smell. I ended up taking a few sips of water to soothe the burning in my throat and relieve the heavy pressure in my chest, which definitely seemed to help. I took a total of four hits, trying to be gentle with my inhales to avoid a coughing fit but still inhale enough for the effects to kick in. There is no recommended dose, so be sure to start off slowly if this is your first time using a THC-O product. 

Experiencing the Effects of the THC-O High

I felt the effects kick about five minutes after I had taken my fourth and final hit. My eyelids felt heavy and started to droop, but due to the strain being a sativa blend, I did not feel drowsy or sleep. I experienced a delightful tingling in my hands, feet, chest, and face. I descended into a dreamy euphoria of relaxation and after about ten minutes, I was thoroughly high. My vision was clear but I felt as though I was floating through a mental fog. I felt slightly weighted but not the traditional couch-lock from indica strains. My tongue clung to the roof of my mouth and I detected a very light dry mouth. I enjoyed the cool and refreshing sensation of ice-cold water and was delighted to discover an enhanced sense of taste. I also felt an enhanced sense of touch as well, no doubt due to the tingling of the intense body high. 

I enjoyed the high for quite some time, never once feeling overwhelmed or paranoid. Despite this being a THC-O product, which has been reported to be quite a bit stronger than Delta-8 THC products, I felt incredibly relaxed and comfortable. I was able to drift into a deep and refreshing sleep, from which I awoke the following morning with only fragments of the high remaining. I like to call these lingering effects upon waking a “hangover high,” and this particular hangover high only lasted for about half an hour before completely fading. 

Conclusion

The THC-O Sour Diesel Sativa Disposable by Golden Goat was a delightful treat to review. I’m a huge fan of anything Sour Diesel, which is quite a favorite amongst most cannabis and hemp users. The device was very modern, utilizing a type-C charging port and sporting a large firing button that made operating the device very easy. The scent and flavor were spot-on and the effects began extremely quickly. I appreciated the beautiful design of both the device and the product packaging, though I felt like the company website could use a few adjustments. Overall, this was a fantastic product to try and I was honored to share it with you today. 

Have you tried any other product from the Golden Goat brand, either CBD, Delta-8 THC, or THC-O? What are some of your preferred THC-O brands and products? Don’t be shy, share your experiences in the comments with the rest of us! In the next review, I’ll be returning to a cannabinoid that I reviewed extensively in past reviews: HHC. HHC is considered the middle ground between CBD and Delta-8 THC, offering a smooth yet not quite as powerful high as the latter. The product in question is the Mimosa HHC vape cartridge from CannaAid. If you’re a fan of vape cartridges and are curious to see the effects of an HHC high, I look forward to seeing you in the next review!

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Product of the Month: The Hydro Bubbler From Delta Extrax

As part of my job, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to try all sorts of new and interesting cannabis products. Some are actual ‘cannabis’ products – like concentrates, edibles, and flowers – and others are accessories and hardware… the latter being some of my favorites to test out. When it comes to weed, I’m kind of a purist and mostly stick to high-quality flowers or prerolls, and lately, live resin carts since they’re discreet and the taste is very similar to good bud. So, when doing my reviews and trying new things, I often have the most fun with vapes, glassware, and things like that. Items that can enhance my experiences with the products that I am already using.  

This is exactly what I got with the new Hydro Bubbler from Delta Extrax, which is why I chose to highlight it for my April, ‘Product of the Month’ segment. Additionally, if you act fast, you can still benefit from their 4/20 sale and get this cart bubbler for 40% off the listed price. Scroll down to learn more about the product and access this incredible deal! 

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The Positives  

Let’s start by focusing on all the positive aspects of this bubbler, and believe me, there are many. This new device, sold by Delta Extrax/Savage Enterprises, is designed specifically to improve the user experience while vaping, by allowing the consumer to take bigger, smoother hits with less effort. The Hydro Bubbler has a simple design that works with 510-threaded cartridges, which is considered to be the industry standard. It features a cylindrical glass bubbler that you insert into a plastic casing along with the cart of your choosing (mine was a Buddies Brand, Liquid Diamond Live Resin Vape Cart in Kush Mints). Just screw in the cart and it’s ready to go.  

The Hydro Bubbler has a battery power capacity of 650mAh with a micro-USB port for charging (also comes with a short cable), so it lasts quite a while and recharges fast. It can go from dead to fully charged in about an hour, and using it semi-regularly it will last me about 1 week before I need to charge it again. It also offers 4 different voltage settings, up to 4.0V, that are indicated by different colored lights when you take a hit. Inside the chamber, the Hydro Bubbler will fit up to a 15mm diameter cartridge, and is made up of zinc alloy, PCTG, ABS, and glass.  

The pull is great no matter what I’m vaping with it – I get large, full hits that are incredibly smooth, not harsh in any way, and I experience barely any coughing afterwards. Different compounds do hit differently though. For example, live resin, as well as delta 8 oils, are a bit thicker, so they need to preheat for a little before you start getting those perfect hits. THC-O, on the other hand, is a thinner distillate so it heats up fast and vapes very easily.  

Aesthetically, the Hydro Bubbler is an absolutely beautiful piece. It has a sleek, modern look to it, it’s easy to hold in your hand, and it comes in two different colors: black or rainbow (rainbow has a nice, gasoline-stained look to it). I have the Rainbow one, and I love it! This seems to be the more popular choice among female customers. Overall, I enjoy that it feels like a high-quality product; it doesn’t feel cheap like it’s going to fall apart or malfunction after limited use.  

The Negatives 

The negatives are very few, and I wouldn’t really even call them “negatives” per se, but rather, a few things you should make note of when using this device to make sure you don’t experience any minor hang-ups like I did. First, storing the bubbler to prevent clogging. Admittedly, I can be a bit lazy when it comes to my smoking gear. What I mean by that, in regards to cartridge vapes anyway, is that I typically leave my carts attached to the battery until the contents are gone or the device dies.  

That doesn’t work out very well with the Hydro Bubbler because the carts leak a little bit and clog the device. Then everything needs to be carefully cleaned with rubbing alcohol to remove the stickiness without damaging your cart, or any of the electrical components in the device. To prevent this, it’s best not to leave everything assembled for long periods, and remove the cart from the Hydro Bubbler when not in use.  

Which brings me to my second point: taking it apart. When doing so, make sure the bubbler piece is completely free of water before moving it at all. The plastic casing creates this sort of vacuum seal so when you pull out the glass tube, water spills out into the chamber and all over your cart. Again, this can be a problem if it ends up damaging any of the electrical components of the bubbler, which would render the entire thing useless.  

But, aside from these minor issues that are relatively easy to resolve, I have no real complaints about the device. Just make sure to keep the above tips in mind when using, cleaning, and storing your Hydro Bubbler.  

Try yours now!

Get 40% off your Hydro Bubbler from Delta Extrax

(Stock up on carts as well, sitewide sale, 40% off using ‘420sale’ coupon code) 

Using the ‘420sale’ coupon code, you can get 40% off the listed price for your Hydro Bubbler, as well as stock up on a variety of different carts to use with it. Everything is almost half off from now until April 24th! The bubbler retails for $69.99 regularly. It is currently on sale for $57.99, and with the additional 40% off discount, you can get yours for only $34.79! You can also grab a few glass bubbler replacements, that normally sell for $9.99, but are on sale for only $5.99 right now.

TIP: To get your Hydro Bubbler, simply click the link below and type “Hydro Bubbler” into the search bar on Delta Extrax’s homepage. And don’t forget to use the ‘420sale’ coupon code to get an extra 40% discount off the listed price!

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About Savage Enterprises/Delta Extrax 

Delta Extrax is a well known brand in the alternative cannabinoids market, and has recently expanded into the storefront retail sector with the opening of their new dispensary, Extrax Palm Springs. Delta Extrax is a subsidiary of Savage Enterprises, a company that brings nearly a decade’s worth of industry knowledge to consumer product development. Delta Extrax creates many of their own distillates and concentrates, and they infuse their own proprietary THC products using only top quality extracts. 

Although I used dispensary cartridges with my Hydro Bubbler, you can find a lot of fun and exciting options on Delta Extrax’s website. They sell all the most popular product types including vape cartridges, disposables, edibles, and more; they also have basically every cannabinoid you could imagine: Delta 8, 9, and 10, THC-O, HHC/HHC-O, THCA, THCP, and so on.  

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The Top Three 420 Deals  

420 is always one of our favorite days of the year – fun activities, get-togethers with friends, and perhaps best of all, killer deals on all the most popular products. `If you happened to have missed our weekly newsletter, then fear not because you can check out our top three deals of the holiday. Scroll down to access the deals, also to learn a bit more about the origins of this infamous stoner holiday.

Learn more about this infamous stoner holiday, as well as some of our favorite products and activities to celebrate the day with. As always, the best 420 deals are reserved for the subscribers of The THC Weekly newsletter, so make sure to SUBSCRIBE today.


What is 420?

While not officially a holiday, 420 has become one of the most universally celebrated days – in the sense that it is not specific to any region, ethnic group, gender, or religion/spirituality. Anyone who uses, or even just appreciates cannabis, is welcome to join in the festivities! It’s one of the most inclusive ‘holidays’ that exists. The purpose of 420 is pretty cut and dry: to commemorate weed in all its natural, healing, and stoney glory. Its origins, however, remain a bit hazier. There are so many different 420 stories out there and if you’ve been smoking weed for a while you’ve likely heard quite a few… 

Some say it’s the number of active chemicals in pot (this is somewhat factual, as there are roughly 400 compounds in the cannabis plant, but the term ‘420’ predates this information). Others believe it’s a code to denote cannabis possession by law enforcement (completely inaccurate, no such code exists). A handful of people think it has to with an older California senate bill called SB 420 (this does exist, but again, 420 came before the bill). And many others believe it has to do with one or more celebrities, typically named are Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, and Bob Dylan (also incorrect).  

The real story of how 420 came to be is a little more mundane, but actually pretty cool when you consider that it all started as an inside joke between friends from San Rafael, CA, who would meet after school at 4:20pm to smoke weed and hang out. Trends spread around high schools all the time, but how did the term 420 skyrocket to an internationally known phrase? That took some star power, for which we have the Grateful Dead to thank.

The group of teens had close ties to the Dead, and at a concert during Christmas weekend 1990, then High Times reporter Steve Bloom was handed a flyer that read, “We are going to meet at 4:20 on 4/20 for 420-ing in Marin County at the Bolinas Ridge sunset spot on Mt. Tamalpais.” Once High Times printed a story about the event, accompanied by a photo of the flyer, it was game over and 420 spread like wildfire.

TOP 420 DEALS:

Stock up on $5 vape carts – Delta 8 and THC-O!

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Looking for Delta 8 or THCO carts? Get them for only $5/cart, the lowest price ever for this product.

To celebrate 420, you can now stock up on Delta 8 THC and THC-O vape carts for only $5 each! Numerous different strains/flavors to choose from including Grape Ape, Green Crack, Maui Wowie, Northern Lights, AK-47, Sour Diesel, Pineapple Express, and more! Limit 4 carts per customer, carts only!

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40% off EVERYTHING at Delta Extrax – From 4/20 until 4/24

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Looking for 420 deals? Get 40% off all your favorite products! Vapes, edibles, concentrates and more, all for almost half off.

This is a perfect opportunity to stock up. And in spirit of being festive, Delta Extrax decided to extend this sale. Originally set for only 4/20, it’s now going to last until 4/24.

A few top sellers to check out include the Euphoria Tropical Punch Delta 10 THC GummiesBlue Raspberry Delta 9 THC RoxGalactic Grimm’s Greens 2g Disposable, and many more interesting choices.

TIP: Get an extra 40% discount with ‘420sale’ coupon code – applicable sitewide from 4/20 to 4/24!

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Premium THCP Vape Cartridges for only $21 each!

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Want to save big on the new THCP vape cartridges? Get 30% discount on the 4 pack and the 8 pack using our special 420ISHERE coupon code!  Both bundles include the following strains:  Aurora (Indica), Fruit Loops (Hybrid),  Trainwreck (Sativa) & God’s Gift (Indica). Choose the 8-pack to get the biggest discount! 
Each THCP vape cartridge contains premium THCP distillate, paired with Delta 8 THC and terpenes.

Using THC-P might give you heavy mental and physical buzz. Using indica carts, you might also experience relaxation & relief.

TIP: To take the price down to only $21/cart, choose the the 8-pack and use the 420ISHERE coupon code.

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Top 420 Deals: $5 Vape Carts – Delta 8 and THCO 

The biggest stoner holiday of the year is upon us! 4/20 is tomorrow, and to celebrate, we’re bringing you the very best deals – starting with this sale on Delta 8 THC and THC-O vape carts. Stock up for only $5 each! Below you can read a bit more about each of these cannabinoids, or just skip all that and scroll down to the bottom of the page to get your product.

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Click here to learn more about the $5 vape carts deal


What is Delta 8 THC? 

To understand the difference between Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC, you’ll have to think back to chemistry class. Admittedly, that wasn’t my best subject, but I do remember some of the basics. One of the things that always stuck was how minor chemical changes could create a completely different compound.  

For example, O2 vs O3. When we breathe, we are breathing in O2, or molecular oxygen, comprised of two oxygen molecules held together by a covalent bond. Add one more oxygen molecule to that and you now have O3, or ozone, which is a highly reactive gas that can cause serious health complications if we breathe it in.  

Fortunately for us, the differences between D8 and D9 aren’t that striking. Delta-8 THC only has some minor chemical differences from Delta-9. It also has some psychoactive effects, although it’s less intense than D9. Delta-8 is only present in trace amounts in cannabis plants, so to utilize it, this compound needs to be extracted and isolated.

As far as medical benefits of Delta 8 THC, there are quite a few that are of particular interest. Numerous studies (mostly Israeli conducted by Raphael Mechoulam and associates) dating back to the early 1970s indicate that Delta-8 is an extremely powerful effects on the immune system. It has also been observed shrinking tumors and completely eliminating nausea in patients who were sick from other medications. 

What is THC-O? 

In short, THC-O is an analog of THC, meaning is has a similar chemical structure but, as is the case in chemistry, minor differences often lead to substantial changes. THC-O is short for THC-O-Acetate, or THC Acetate/ATHC. Most of the time you’ll see it written and referred to as THC-O. It’s important not to confuse ATHC with THCA, the parent molecule of THC which found in raw plants that have not yet been decarboxylated.  

In tetrahyrdocannabinolic acid (THCA) the A stands for acid, NOT acetate like with ATHC. THCA can be converted to THC-O, but THCA is a natural phytocannabinoid and THC-O is not. THC-O is a synthetic cannabinoid that can only be produced in a laboratory setting, preferably by an experienced chemist. With the rise of DIY technologies, it can be tempting to try and make THC-O yourself, but the process can be difficult and quite dangerous, so it’s best left to the professionals.  

Because it is an artificially produced cannabinoid, what you see is what you get – meaning all you get is THC-O and none of the beneficial terpenes and flavonoids that are found in natural oils. This is an obvious issue for whole-plant advocates and proponents of the entourage effects, but when it comes to pharmaceutical formulations, isolated cannabinoids are always preferred.  

The purity of these compounds means that 1 milligram of isolate equals measures out to exactly 1 milligram of cannabinoid, whereas 1 milligram of full-spectrum plant extract might have 0.5 milligrams of THC, 0.3 milligrams of CBD, and 0.2 combination of other terpenes and compounds. This makes isolate very easy to use for specific dosing and product production.  

According to Serge Chistov, the inventor of Nanobidiol Technology, says his team has found a safe and efficient method to acetylate THC using only approved solvents. Chistov says his team “developed the analytical standard for testing for THC-O, as well as being in the final stages of introducing products to retail outlets.” So, if everything stays on track, the goal is to see THC-O therapeutics relatively soon. 

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US to Regulate Synthetic Tobacco Products… But Who Does This Help?

The US Government sure doesn’t like untaxed industries. And it sure doesn’t do much for the benefit of its citizens, often enforcing measures that hurt, rather than help. The recent, and ongoing, vape debate is a key example of this concept. Now, the US is at it again, with a recent bill that starts to regulate synthetic tobacco products, with the nonsensical tagline of helping kids.

So now the government will regulate synthetic tobacco products, but to what end? And to the detriment of who? Kids are going to smoke something, isn’t it best they go for the safer smoking option?? We cover everything important from cannabis to tobacco to psychedelics, and you can be a part of it by subscribing to THC Weekly Newsletter. Get direct and immediate access to deals on vapes, edibles, and other smoking paraphernalia, as well as on cannabinoid compounds like HHC-O, Delta 8Delta 9 THCDelta-10 THCTHCOTHCVTHCP HHC. Check them out in our “Best-of” lists. However, keep in mind… *cannabinoid products are not for everyone, and we don’t advise anyone to use them if they feel uncomfortable with these products at all.


Tax reform bill?

The bill in which the US government seeks to regulate synthetic tobacco products, isn’t about tobacco products at all. It’s actually called U.S. House Resolution 2471, and is a $1.5 trillion federal funding bill, which just so happened to include unrelated issues, like the ability for the US to regulate synthetic tobacco products.

Doesn’t sound like that goes together at all, right? And it might make a person wonder how and why such a law would be included with legislation completely unrelated. Unfortunately, this is something the US government is very good at, and it shows up at times when the government wants to get an unpopular law through without a debate. It’s another form of under cover of night law passing, where either another currently popular event is used to quietly hide passage of a bill, when voting is done late at night, or, like in this case, when something 100% unrelated is attached to a bill, to avoid having an open debate on the subject. So right away we know this is not a popular idea, because if it was, my article wouldn’t have started out this way.

This spending bill is hundreds of pages long, and has to do with what’s expected – government spending. When an unrelated piece of legislation is added onto a bill with a separate topic, its called a ‘rider’, and the practice is meant to slip something through without notice. In fact, its meant to get through without anyone talking about it at all.

Sound pretty awful and low? Well, it certainly calls into question the seedy methods the US likes to use to pass legislation, making it impossible for the public to know anything about a topic until its signed, sealed, and delivered. But then, we vote for our representatives, right? Not only does it make it questionable for legislation to be passed in this way, but it says very little for the representatives who we vote in.

US to regulate synthetic tobacco products

Starting April 14, the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C) “includes specific language that makes clear the Food and Drug Administration can soon regulate tobacco products containing nicotine from any source, which includes synthetic nicotine.”

While it might not be well understood, prior to this, the FDA had no oversite over flavored synthetic nicotine products, namely vapes. So even though standard nicotine products are FDA-regulated, the synthetic versions, were not. Which means they’ve also held no tobacco tax, and the government doesn’t make extra money from them. The FDA statement went on to say,

“Manufacturers of tobacco products containing nicotine not derived from tobacco will soon need to submit a pre-market tobacco product application to the FDA and obtain authorization from the agency to market their product under the FD&C Act as amended by this legislation, or they will be subject to FDA enforcement.”

Nothing more specific has been made clear at the moment, with the language functioning as an open door, whereby the FDA can then make whatever restrictions it wants. Perhaps its just me, but it sounds like the FDA knows exactly what it wants, and simply doesn’t want to start an unpopular argument now, instead leaving it vague, and making sure the ability is there.

Why does the US want to regulate synthetic tobacco products?

First of all, the idea of this in general isn’t bad. Shouldn’t we have some regulation when it comes to weird liquids that we inhale into our lungs, especially when tons of different chemicals can be used? We hear all the time that additives to vape carts are what cause the problem that exists and not the cannabis OR tobacco compounds themselves. Anyone can sell anything, so it’s actually nice to think that what became a hugely dirty industry, might have some oversite. And if this was purely the idea, it would all be fine and good. But let’s be honest, it’s not.

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According to the government line, this isn’t to help make sure products are clean, its to simply ban kids from using them. However, it sounds much more like a tactic to recoup power and tax money. If the government cared, it would be pushing kids toward the safer option, not the behavior (smoking) that ACTUALLY is related to all kinds of deaths – 480,000 a year and as many as 41,000 from secondhand smoke. This is reminiscent of the failed vape mail ban attempt last year, and all the smear campaigns trying to link vaping to problems, when in reality its the much safer method. In all cases, it seems the desired result is to push kids (and adults) to a more dangerous form of consumption, because that’s the only reality that exists with these campaigns.

Technically, this is just an extension of those previous smear campaigns, because it only affects one thing, vaping. That word isn’t being heavily used this time around, likely because of all the pushback to other smear campaigns. And the funny thing? There are issues with vaping, like heavy metals – but wait – the government doesn’t seem to think that’s an issue at all. Yes, we do want that part regulated, because that actually is dangerous.

According to the government, this is not about smoking (lighting something on fire and breathing it in), this is simply about keeping people under 21 (yup, 21) from doing something with no death risk attached, with some kind of strange thinking that kids will simply throw up their hands if they can’t get access, and start playing chess instead. As per the Journal Now article,

“The FDA requested the regulatory language because of concerns that electronic-cigarette manufacturers were switching to synthetic-nicotine products “in an attempt to evade FDA regulation (that) revealed a critical need to clarify FDA’s authority over these products.”” Again, we don’t want crazy chemicals in our products, so that in and of itself isn’t bad. But those chemicals have nothing to do with nicotine, whether synthetic or not.

Which means this isn’t about public health at all. If it were, then banning cigarettes would make much more sense, right? The things that actually kill people. If it were about public health, the idea would be to promote vape products as they don’t come with the death toll of smoking. How little death toll from vapes? Since the inception of vaping (early 2000’s) until beginning of 2020, there were 68 confirmed deaths from 29 states and DC, and this comes directly from the US government. So in about 20 years, 68 people died, and it still wasn’t from any form of nicotine or cannabis, but additives like vitamin e acetate, or some other chemical put in.

Reaction to the news

Luckily, I’m not the only realist out there, and perhaps as these debates go further, more people will wake up to the senselessness of it all. In fact, anti-smoking activists, as in, the people who most represent the idea of eliminating smoking, are unhappy with it. And that says a lot. Why? Because it’s a blow to public health to take away the healthier smoking option. If anything, not having this option could raise the amount of standard smoking, which already leads to 480,000 deaths a year.

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According to Gregory Conley, the president of the American Vaping Association: “The FDA has made clear there is no hope of reform in the near future… The system has failed the smokers and vapers, and the answer isn’t banning another 100,000 products and creating a new illicit market. The fact is that with FDA so determined to destroy small- and- medium-sized businesses, nicotine alternatives are the only way for vapor specialty retailers to survive and keep adult ex-smokers off cigarettes.”

Of course, others can’t pry themselves from the government line, or lack-of-logic. Or perhaps, some organizations are pressured by the government or paid off to make their asinine statements. Case in point: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids president Matt Myers stating that the right thing was done since synthetic nicotine “poses a new and growing threat to the health of our nation’s kids.” I guess he’s less concerned about the near 0 death count of vaping as compared to that 480,000 deaths a year from smoking.

Yup, according to Myers: “Congressional action is urgently needed to stop e-cigarette companies from using synthetic nicotine to blatantly evade FDA regulation and continue selling flavored e-cigarettes that are attracting and addicting kids.”

And he goes on: “If left unaddressed, manufacturers of thousands of e-cigarettes — as well as other tobacco products — are likely to switch to synthetic nicotine to evade critical public health protections, including premarket review requirements for new tobacco products, the nationwide tobacco sale age of 21, and health warnings.”

Now, to be fair, stuff should get tested. But if the logic hasn’t set in that this isn’t about testing for safety, I’m not sure how you’d get through to someone like this. Kids will smoke. They’ll try different things. They’ll do it no matter what anyone tells them, and we all know this. Is it really not better to have them pick a safer option that’s not related to 480,000 deaths a year? And considering how many of those above statements talk about unauthorized products, it becomes pretty clear what this is actually about, and its not saving kids.

I think Amanda Wheeler, the president of the American Vapor Manufacturers Association, really hit the nail on the head when she said, “It’s already lunatic that FDA is prohibiting adult American smokers from switching to vaping, but this legislation is so absurd that it will extend FDA’s reach to products that have no actual, physical connection to tobacco whatsoever.”

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Conclusion

Realistically, a law like this won’t stop a kid from trying a nicotine product if they want one. And logically, we all already know this. It could very well be that the US government actually wants more smoking deaths. Because though that might seem backwards, its exactly how the government is acting. But then, this is the same government that wants to lower guidelines for opioid prescribing despite around 70,000 overdose deaths a year, and which refuses to allow ketamine for pain, despite the nonexistent death toll. Thank god they’re looking out for us!!!!

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