Biden Wants to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes – Will This Help?

Smoking is pretty bad, that’s for sure. So bad that the number of smoking deaths a year eclipses the number of opioid deaths, and that’s saying a lot. In a recent report, Biden stated that he wants to reduce the nicotine level in cigarettes, as a way to reduce smoking in general. Can this help though? And why is the research on this topic so conflicting?

The new thing of the Biden administration is that it wants to reduce the nicotine level allowable in cigarettes, but this seems like a strange move when vaping already provides a safer answer. This news site focuses on stories covering the expanding cannabis and psychedelics industries of today. Keep up with everything by signing up for THC Weekly Newsletter, and also get access to a range of deals on tons of products including cannabinoid compounds like HHC-O, Delta 8Delta 9 THCDelta-10 THCTHCOTHCVTHCP HHC. As always, we only advice consumers purchase products they are fully comfortable using.


The damage of smoking

Smoking anything is bad. This is the first thing to really know about smoking. Though tobacco often gets a bad rap, it’s merely a plant. A plant which has been used medicinally for thousands of years, and without a huge death count. Truth is, there are plenty of substances in life which are safe to take one way, and unsafe to take in others. Mushrooms for example are eaten, but they aren’t smoked. So it’s not that weird to say tobacco doesn’t have to be bad, if not used in a bad way.

The real culprit is the act of lighting something on fire, and breathing it in. Smoke inhalation – what smoking is – is the term used to describe the health issue of inhaling too much smoke. Smoke of any kind is a carcinogen by nature, so it matters less what is burning, than that something is burning and inhaled. Some things are worse to breathe in than others, this is also true. Breathing in burning metal or plastic is way worse than tobacco smoke could ever be. However, having said that, processed tobacco is full of chemicals that make the whole smoking experience that must more dangerous.

In terms of how dangerous it is, according to the CDC, approximately 480,000 people die from cigarettes a year, with 41,000 of those attributed to second-hand smoke. This means over 40,000 people a year die from someone else’s bad habit. When broken down, over 160,000 deaths are from cancer, and another 160,000 are from cardiovascular diseases including heart disease, vascular disease, and diabetes. A third grouping of 113,000+ deaths are from respiratory illnesses like influenza, pneumonia, and COPD.

How does secondhand smoke actually effect people? Of the secondhand smoke deaths per year, over 7,000 are due to cancer, and another 34,000 are from heart disease. Simply sitting in the same room as a smoker causes the same deadly conditions to the secondhand consumer, as it does to the person lighting up.

Biden wants to reduce nicotine in cigarettes

It should be remembered that for many years after it was technically known that cigarettes cause dangerous health concerns, they were not only openly marketed, but with lies attached to their safety issues. And they were promoted by the likes of doctors. Though the US government likes to separate itself from its shady activities in the past, it has continually taken money from big tobacco, and for years failed to regulate the industry. Though big tobacco gives less money to congressional representatives than it did in the past, the US government still makes billions of dollars from cigarette taxes.

When it did start to regulate the industry, it changed tack on big tobacco outwardly (while still accepting its money), and began pointing the finger at the entity, while ignoring its own part in everything. But it was involved, just as much as its involved in helping to keep people on opioids by refusing to better regulate the industry; by accepting money from, and promoting policy in favor of, the pharma companies that produce them; and by downplaying better options like the use of ketamine instead. So perhaps this recent rumor from the Biden administration, should be taken with a grain of salt.

A recent report by the Wall Street Journal on the 10th of June, says that Biden wants to reduce the allowable limit of nicotine in cigarettes. The publication stated that though the US government might announce new policy this week, any policy would take several years to craft, and wouldn’t go into effect for quite some time.

The idea of the Biden administration is to reduce nicotine levels until cigarettes are no longer addictive, though how many steps this may take, what levels will be allowed, and what exact end goal there is, have not been stated. As nothing was formally announced yet, this news comes from unidentified white house sources who supposedly spoke directly with the Wall Street Journal.

What happens when nicotine is reduced in cigarettes?

Biden wants to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to make them less addictive, but can this really work? A piece of oft cited research from 2015 points to reduced nicotine cigarettes helping people smoke less and quit, but everything else from before, essentially says that reducing nicotine simply promotes the smoker to smoke more. Which statement is correct? Let’s examine the evidence.

In 2015 a study came out called Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes: Smoking Behavior and Biomarkers of Exposure among Smokers Not Intending to Quit.  The aim of the study was to examined how consumer behavior changes in response to reduced nicotine cigarettes. Seventy-two adult smokers were used for the study. Participants went through a trial period where nicotine levels were gradually reduced by week. It went from 0.6 to 0.3 to 0.05mg emissions, and everyone smoked Quest cigarettes.

According to study results, there was a reduction in nicotine intake when going from 0.3 to 0.05 mg, but not when going from 0.6 to 0.3mg. According to the study, there were “no increases in exhaled breath carbon monoxide levels, smoking intensity, or levels of 1-hydroxypyrene across study periods. No significant differences were observed for smoking urges or measures of nicotine dependence.” This all indicates that reducing nicotine in cigarettes, leads to consuming less nicotine.

This study comes with a myriad of problems though. For one thing, the study lasted for three weeks, and we don’t know what happened to smoking behavior after that. People who smoke, often smoke more or less at different times, but this doesn’t indicate overall behavioral changes. Plus, the study participants were completely aware of everything, as this was not a blind study. This means they knew they were getting less and less nicotine, so their behavioral responses came with that understanding.

Last, this study was funded by an anti-smoking group (Health Canada Tobacco Control Program), has an author who was an expert witness for the FDA, and clearly states “The costs of publication of this article were defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. This article must therefore be hereby marked advertisement in accordance with 18 U.S.C. Section 1734 solely to indicate this fact.” These are massive conflicts of interest, and show a possible informational slant which can call into question the results of this study.

The other story…

Prior to this, research told a different story. In 1984 the study came out Does switching to an ultra-low nicotine cigarette induce nicotine withdrawal effects? In the study, 26 participants were randomly assigned to either a control group or an experimental group. The former group continued smoking as usual, and the latter group was switched to an ultra-low nicotine cigarette instead. Both subjective rating, and plasma nicotine concentration levels, were examined.

Results did find a substantial drop in plasma nicotine levels of 60%, but this was lower than the 90% that it should have been in accordance with the reduction in nicotine levels in the cigarettes. This shows that smokers were compensating by smoking more cigarettes, even if the total nicotine they received, was less.

Another study from 2004 shows a similar thing. In this study, Smoking cigarettes of low nicotine yield does not reduce nicotine intake as expected: a study of nicotine dependency in Japanese males, 458 Japanese men with an average age of 51, participated. A questionnaire was used, along with urine nicotine measurements. Study results showed a nearly halved decrease in urine nicotine concentration from the highest nicotine level to the lowest. However, in reality, it should have been an 11-fold difference, as the nicotine level decreased by 11X. In fact, the study investigators found that “cotinine concentration in heavily dependent smokers was consistently high regardless of the nicotine yield of brands.”

This once again indicates that lowering nicotine levels doesn’t mean smoking less, and instead points to smoking more. When looking at only nicotine decreases in plasma and urine, it’s misleading when not considering the level the nicotine decreased in cigarettes, and if they match up. This is a tactic meant to make it appear that smoking levels went down, when in fact, only nicotine went down, while smoking increased.

The two should match, and if there’s a lesser decrease of nicotine in urine or blood than the decrease of nicotine in the cigarettes, this implies the person smoked more cigarettes to get to whatever level of nicotine they achieved in between. Since the issue is really smoke inhalation, any increase in cigarettes smoked indicates a problem, and a reason for concern over increased rates of damage in the future.

What makes this more confounding, is that there already is an alternative in the form of vapes. Vaping has virtually no death toll, and isn’t associated with cancer or cardiovascular disease. It’s possible in the future we’ll find some issue associated with vaping, but as of right now, this information doesn’t exist. And it doesn’t exist regardless of nicotine content of what’s vaped. Instead of promoting vaping, the government wages fear campaigns against it, and constantly tries to block or dissuade the public from doing it, even though no direct deaths come from vaping, and all issues reported have been related to additives.

This brings up a lot of questions, like why is the government continually talking down the safer option, and instead offering weak measures that have many issues attached? And why are we still talking about nicotine or tobacco at all, when the real thing to be wary of, is smoke inhalation in general?

Conclusion

Biden might want to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes, but the only indication from both life and research, is that this will increase the amount of cigarettes smoked. Insisting on lowering nicotine levels as a way to combat cancer, cardiovascular disease, or respiratory disease is so backwards in the first place, that expecting anything decent to come out of this, is like ignoring the massive role the government played in getting people hooked in the first place.

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Biden Wants to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes – Will This Help?

Smoking is pretty bad, that’s for sure. So bad that the number of smoking deaths a year eclipses the number of opioid deaths, and that’s saying a lot. In a recent report, Biden stated that he wants to reduce the nicotine level in cigarettes, as a way to reduce smoking in general. Can this help though? And why is the research on this topic so conflicting?

The new thing of the Biden administration is that it wants to reduce the nicotine level allowable in cigarettes, but this seems like a strange move when vaping already provides a safer answer. This news site focuses on stories covering the expanding cannabis and psychedelics industries of today. Keep up with everything by signing up for THC Weekly Newsletter, and also get access to a range of deals on tons of products including cannabinoid compounds like HHC-O, Delta 8Delta 9 THCDelta-10 THCTHCOTHCVTHCP HHC. As always, we only advice consumers purchase products they are fully comfortable using.


The damage of smoking

Smoking anything is bad. This is the first thing to really know about smoking. Though tobacco often gets a bad rap, it’s merely a plant. A plant which has been used medicinally for thousands of years, and without a huge death count. Truth is, there are plenty of substances in life which are safe to take one way, and unsafe to take in others. Mushrooms for example are eaten, but they aren’t smoked. So it’s not that weird to say tobacco doesn’t have to be bad, if not used in a bad way.

The real culprit is the act of lighting something on fire, and breathing it in. Smoke inhalation – what smoking is – is the term used to describe the health issue of inhaling too much smoke. Smoke of any kind is a carcinogen by nature, so it matters less what is burning, than that something is burning and inhaled. Some things are worse to breathe in than others, this is also true. Breathing in burning metal or plastic is way worse than tobacco smoke could ever be. However, having said that, processed tobacco is full of chemicals that make the whole smoking experience that must more dangerous.

In terms of how dangerous it is, according to the CDC, approximately 480,000 people die from cigarettes a year, with 41,000 of those attributed to second-hand smoke. This means over 40,000 people a year die from someone else’s bad habit. When broken down, over 160,000 deaths are from cancer, and another 160,000 are from cardiovascular diseases including heart disease, vascular disease, and diabetes. A third grouping of 113,000+ deaths are from respiratory illnesses like influenza, pneumonia, and COPD.

How does secondhand smoke actually effect people? Of the secondhand smoke deaths per year, over 7,000 are due to cancer, and another 34,000 are from heart disease. Simply sitting in the same room as a smoker causes the same deadly conditions to the secondhand consumer, as it does to the person lighting up.

Biden wants to reduce nicotine in cigarettes

It should be remembered that for many years after it was technically known that cigarettes cause dangerous health concerns, they were not only openly marketed, but with lies attached to their safety issues. And they were promoted by the likes of doctors. Though the US government likes to separate itself from its shady activities in the past, it has continually taken money from big tobacco, and for years failed to regulate the industry. Though big tobacco gives less money to congressional representatives than it did in the past, the US government still makes billions of dollars from cigarette taxes.

When it did start to regulate the industry, it changed tack on big tobacco outwardly (while still accepting its money), and began pointing the finger at the entity, while ignoring its own part in everything. But it was involved, just as much as its involved in helping to keep people on opioids by refusing to better regulate the industry; by accepting money from, and promoting policy in favor of, the pharma companies that produce them; and by downplaying better options like the use of ketamine instead. So perhaps this recent rumor from the Biden administration, should be taken with a grain of salt.

A recent report by the Wall Street Journal on the 10th of June, says that Biden wants to reduce the allowable limit of nicotine in cigarettes. The publication stated that though the US government might announce new policy this week, any policy would take several years to craft, and wouldn’t go into effect for quite some time.

The idea of the Biden administration is to reduce nicotine levels until cigarettes are no longer addictive, though how many steps this may take, what levels will be allowed, and what exact end goal there is, have not been stated. As nothing was formally announced yet, this news comes from unidentified white house sources who supposedly spoke directly with the Wall Street Journal.

What happens when nicotine is reduced in cigarettes?

Biden wants to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to make them less addictive, but can this really work? A piece of oft cited research from 2015 points to reduced nicotine cigarettes helping people smoke less and quit, but everything else from before, essentially says that reducing nicotine simply promotes the smoker to smoke more. Which statement is correct? Let’s examine the evidence.

In 2015 a study came out called Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes: Smoking Behavior and Biomarkers of Exposure among Smokers Not Intending to Quit.  The aim of the study was to examined how consumer behavior changes in response to reduced nicotine cigarettes. Seventy-two adult smokers were used for the study. Participants went through a trial period where nicotine levels were gradually reduced by week. It went from 0.6 to 0.3 to 0.05mg emissions, and everyone smoked Quest cigarettes.

According to study results, there was a reduction in nicotine intake when going from 0.3 to 0.05 mg, but not when going from 0.6 to 0.3mg. According to the study, there were “no increases in exhaled breath carbon monoxide levels, smoking intensity, or levels of 1-hydroxypyrene across study periods. No significant differences were observed for smoking urges or measures of nicotine dependence.” This all indicates that reducing nicotine in cigarettes, leads to consuming less nicotine.

This study comes with a myriad of problems though. For one thing, the study lasted for three weeks, and we don’t know what happened to smoking behavior after that. People who smoke, often smoke more or less at different times, but this doesn’t indicate overall behavioral changes. Plus, the study participants were completely aware of everything, as this was not a blind study. This means they knew they were getting less and less nicotine, so their behavioral responses came with that understanding.

Last, this study was funded by an anti-smoking group (Health Canada Tobacco Control Program), has an author who was an expert witness for the FDA, and clearly states “The costs of publication of this article were defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. This article must therefore be hereby marked advertisement in accordance with 18 U.S.C. Section 1734 solely to indicate this fact.” These are massive conflicts of interest, and show a possible informational slant which can call into question the results of this study.

The other story…

Prior to this, research told a different story. In 1984 the study came out Does switching to an ultra-low nicotine cigarette induce nicotine withdrawal effects? In the study, 26 participants were randomly assigned to either a control group or an experimental group. The former group continued smoking as usual, and the latter group was switched to an ultra-low nicotine cigarette instead. Both subjective rating, and plasma nicotine concentration levels, were examined.

Results did find a substantial drop in plasma nicotine levels of 60%, but this was lower than the 90% that it should have been in accordance with the reduction in nicotine levels in the cigarettes. This shows that smokers were compensating by smoking more cigarettes, even if the total nicotine they received, was less.

Another study from 2004 shows a similar thing. In this study, Smoking cigarettes of low nicotine yield does not reduce nicotine intake as expected: a study of nicotine dependency in Japanese males, 458 Japanese men with an average age of 51, participated. A questionnaire was used, along with urine nicotine measurements. Study results showed a nearly halved decrease in urine nicotine concentration from the highest nicotine level to the lowest. However, in reality, it should have been an 11-fold difference, as the nicotine level decreased by 11X. In fact, the study investigators found that “cotinine concentration in heavily dependent smokers was consistently high regardless of the nicotine yield of brands.”

This once again indicates that lowering nicotine levels doesn’t mean smoking less, and instead points to smoking more. When looking at only nicotine decreases in plasma and urine, it’s misleading when not considering the level the nicotine decreased in cigarettes, and if they match up. This is a tactic meant to make it appear that smoking levels went down, when in fact, only nicotine went down, while smoking increased.

The two should match, and if there’s a lesser decrease of nicotine in urine or blood than the decrease of nicotine in the cigarettes, this implies the person smoked more cigarettes to get to whatever level of nicotine they achieved in between. Since the issue is really smoke inhalation, any increase in cigarettes smoked indicates a problem, and a reason for concern over increased rates of damage in the future.

What makes this more confounding, is that there already is an alternative in the form of vapes. Vaping has virtually no death toll, and isn’t associated with cancer or cardiovascular disease. It’s possible in the future we’ll find some issue associated with vaping, but as of right now, this information doesn’t exist. And it doesn’t exist regardless of nicotine content of what’s vaped. Instead of promoting vaping, the government wages fear campaigns against it, and constantly tries to block or dissuade the public from doing it, even though no direct deaths come from vaping, and all issues reported have been related to additives.

This brings up a lot of questions, like why is the government continually talking down the safer option, and instead offering weak measures that have many issues attached? And why are we still talking about nicotine or tobacco at all, when the real thing to be wary of, is smoke inhalation in general?

Conclusion

Biden might want to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes, but the only indication from both life and research, is that this will increase the amount of cigarettes smoked. Insisting on lowering nicotine levels as a way to combat cancer, cardiovascular disease, or respiratory disease is so backwards in the first place, that expecting anything decent to come out of this, is like ignoring the massive role the government played in getting people hooked in the first place.

Welcome to the site! We appreciate you stopping by CBDtesters.co / Cannadelics.com, a top web offering for comprehensive news stories involving the cannabis and psychedelics fields. Come by frequently to stay updated on everything going on in these dynamic industries, and check out The THC Weekly Newsletter, to ensure you’re up on everything important going down.

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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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The DynaVap Way: Versatile and Fun Battery-free Vaping

The DynaVap brand, which makes battery-free dry herb vaporizers, is building a loyal following—and for good reason. When it comes to DynaVap, there is nothing ordinary about their products.  It’s not “just another vape pen” or “just a fad.” Today’s cannabis market is so flooded with devices, that choosing one can at times feel overwhelming. But DynaVap has gone a different direction with their battery-free, dry herb vaporizers. 

DynaVap’s lineup of dry herb vaporizers offers cannabis users a battery-free alternative to smoking, and all of their products are combustion-free. In other words, it’s smoking without the smoke, which gives way to an overall smoother hit. The battery-free technology allows for efficient heating, so you will use less material while stretching your stash, and ultimately spending less money on weed. You really get the most bang for your buck—plus, the DynaVap is fun to use.

DynaVap’s range of vaporizers includes the “M,” the VonG, the Omni and the BB. You can view their Buyer’s Guide online to determine which device is best suited for your needs. While the DynaVap “M” is the brand’s most popular battery-free, dry herb vaporizer, today we’ll be taking a closer look at the VonG. Note that each device uses the same kind of cap, so once you know how to use it, you can essentially operate any DynaVap device with ease. 

How DynaVap Works

The DynaVap VonG works similarly to their popular “M” vaporizer, but it can do a whole lot more. Made with titanium, the VonG has an adjustable airflow feature and is compatible with 10mm and 14mm female water piece openings. Easily pack it with flower, or attach the Dynacoil adapter to use it with concentrates. The versatility of the VonG is somewhat of a marvel—it’s hard to believe this small device can provide so much. 

With all DynaVap products, there is a bit of a learning curve. It took our team a few tries to get it right, but once we figured it out, we became instant DynaVap fans.

Setting up at the Cannabis Now office to review the VonG, we first lit our Smoke Odor Exterminator candle. Next, we pulled out the Flower Mill grinder to break up some Aspen Valley CBD flower, since it was the middle of the workday. Before lighting up, we watched this short tutorial on how to use the DynaVap VapCap, which works the same for all of the different DynaVap devices.

Removing and packing the cap is relatively straight forward. Next, the heating and “clicking” come into play. This is the part that takes a few tries before feeling super comfortable. While DynaVap recommends a triple torch lighter for beginners, we found the double torch to be most effective. The double torch is hot enough to heat through the metal, but not so hot that it will risk burning your weed. Rotate the VapCap while heating it, and start listening for a “click” or popping sound. 

Click 1: When you hear the first click, this means your DynaVap is ready for smoking. It took about 5 or 6 seconds to heat up. 

Click 2: When you hear the second click, this is signaling you that you’re losing heat. Light ‘er up again and enjoy the smooth and flavorful hits that come with combustion-free smoking.

Click 3: The third and final click is not as fun, as it means you’re done. The time it takes from the first to third click is about 30 seconds long, so you can definitely get a few hits out of this vaporizer. Expect 3-5 cycles per packed bowl. 

While the clicking can at first seem like a lot to deal with, it’s actually quite simple. The clicking sounds simply serve as indicators, so you know exactly when your piece is ready for vaping. While the clicking indicates the optimal time for vaping, you’re still going to get some vapor if you don’t smoke it at that very second. The more you use it and become familiar with it, you’ll start to get your own technique down for swiveling the VapCap. And because the device consistently heats up at the same time, we found you don’t really need to hear the pop. 

Added Perks of DynaVap:

After testing out the DynaVap, it was clear that the brand’s products are a great option for those with sensitive throats. You don’t have to charge it, and it’s as smooth as a Pax. We found it to be a bit like riding a bike: It takes a minute to figure it out, but once you get it, it’s like second nature. It was easy for us to see how DynaVap has built such a loyal cult following. 

Enhanced Flavor 

The CBD flower we used for our initial review was admittedly not the freshest. Even then, we noticed how much the DynaVap VonG preserved the flavor of the herb. We could taste the terpenes, and there was none of the harshness that comes with smoking a bowl.  

After office hours, we took the VonG home to test it with some Mohave Gold flower. It was probably four times as enjoyable with the high-terpene, high-THC Mohave cannabis. We could really taste the flavors and enjoy the feeling of it. 

Get More Out of Your Stash 

With the DynaVap dry herb vaporizer, conservation is a big win. You get a lot of vapor and a lot of use out of minimal flower. The new design of the tip with all the nooks and crannies helps to evenly distribute the heat. Since it’s a vaporizer, just a tiny amount of weed gets you four to six hits as opposed to one or two with a bowl or joint. Also, when you’re done vaping, instead of dumping your ash into an ashtray, you can use your decarboxylated weed to make edibles. 

All in all, you will get more out of your weed when using the DynaVap. If you want to splurge on some expensive herb, you can feel good about using it with any one of the DynaVap devices. 

Versatility of the VonG

The VonG is more versatile than the “M,” as it can also be used with a water piece, due to its added airflow technology and stem which is tapered to fit 10mm and 14mm adapters. Using the DynaVap VonG and Water Pipe combo with the concentrate made it super easy to transform a water pipe into a dab rig. You can also pair it with the DynaCoil is you want to use concentrates instead of dry flower. 

To see how the VonG performs when it comes to concentrates, we also tested out the Mohave brand terp sauce with diamonds. As expected, it was delicious. The terps were well preserved and very flavorful. It was easy to use and did not overheat like using a traditional banger and bong. Afterwards, we easily popped off the DynaCoil and cleaned the concentrate out with rubbing alcohol. We recommend using a stable concentrate like shatter or budder, as the more liquid concentrate got a bit soupy.

Lastly, we love that the VonG doesn’t require a big torch, like when heating up quartz bangers. And there’s no waiting around like with traditional dab rigs. (Usually, you heat up the banger until its red hot, and then wait 60 seconds before hitting the concentrate.) Controlling the temperature was also easier, thanks to the DynaVap clicks—there was no guessing, as there is with traditional dab rig set ups.

Customize Your Experience

While we zoomed in on the VonG device, one of the great parts about DynaVap is how you can customize your own experience. Mix and match accessories to build the device that’s just right for you. 

Colored sleeves for the VonG are coming soon, and you can head on over to their Parts Page to get an idea of what we’re talking about. Featuring wood, titanium and glass materials—plus different colors—you can have fun showing off your personalized device to friends. Plus, the M, VonG and Omni are made in the USA, and the materials are extremely durable. We are excited to have discovered a product that doesn’t fit the mold and offers cannabis lovers a new kind of experience. 

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City of Houston Bans E-Cigarettes, Vaping in Public Spaces

Vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes is now banned in public spaces throughout the city of Houston, after the city council unanimously approved an amendment to its existing ordinance on Wednesday.

According to Houston Public Media, the city’s “existing rules prohibit smoking in an enclosed public space or workplace, within 25 feet of a building entrance or exit, outdoor arenas and public transit stops,” and now “those rules are extended to electronic smoking devices, which include electronic cigarettes and cigars, vapes and any other device that uses vapors or aerosol liquids.”

The change was originally “proposed last year by the Houston Health Department in response to a growing scientific consensus on the dangers of vaping,” according to the Houston Chronicle. Now, they are officially in effect. 

The newspaper reported that the approved amendment “adds all types of e-cigarette devices—vape pens, electronic pipes and hookahs, among others—to the smoking ban, which bars cigarettes from enclosed public places and seating areas and within 25 feet of any building.” Those new rules took effect immediately following the vote on Wednesday, according to the Houston Chronicle. They do not apply to hookah bars or other spots where smoking is already legally permitted.

The city council heard testimonials from various individuals who sounded the alarm on the dangers of vaping, which is often billed as a safer alternative to cigarettes despite a paucity of evidence to support the assertion that it is in fact safer. 

Houston Public Media reported that during a public comment session before the council on Tuesday, “Dr. Lindy McGee, a pediatrician at Texas Children’s Hospital and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine, said she was concerned about the rise in vaping among her patients. She believed electronic cigarette companies are intentionally marketing to teens.”

“Using social media, youth-enticing flavors and highly addictive nicotine, they hooked this new generation on their product,” McGee said, as quoted by the outlet.

The Houston Chronicle said that members of the city council “touted the public health benefit of regulating e-cigarettes, which are filled with a liquid nicotine derived from tobacco that becomes an aerosol when the user inhales.

“Ultra-fine particles emitted by the vapor and toxins from the devices’ heating elements can increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, federal studies suggest, even when nicotine-free vape liquid is used,” the Chronicle reported.

The use of electronic cigarette devices has exploded in recent years, particularly among young people. Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released findings from the 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS).

The survey found that “e-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product” last year among high school and middle school students in the United States.

“E-cigarettes were the most commonly currently used tobacco product, cited by 2.06 million (7.6%) middle and high school students, followed by cigarettes (410,000; 1.5%), cigars (380,000; 1.4%), smokeless tobacco (240,000; 0.9%), hookahs (220,000; 0.8%) and nicotine pouches (200,000; 0.8%),” according to the survey.

Among students who reported using a tobacco product in the last 30 days, 39.4% said they used e-cigarettes compared with 18.9% for cigarettes and 20.7% for cigars.

“Among all students, perceiving ‘no’ or ‘little’ harm from intermittent tobacco product use was highest for e-cigarettes (16.6%) and lowest for cigarettes (9.6%),” according to the survey’s accompanying analysis. 

Nearly 58% of those who used e-cigarettes said they first tried it because a friend used a product and that piqued their interest.

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Vaping Vitamins? What’s The Deal with This New Trend?

As vaping continues to gain popularity as a safer alternative to smoking, several companies are taking this wellness trend a step further by offering products that allow user to inhale vitamins, essential oils, and herbal supplements. But how effective is this? And is it even safe?  

Vaping vitamins is definitely a new one, and despite almost no clinical evidence to back up efficiency, some people to claim that it works. Regardless, if you’d like to try to more potent vape products, you know where to go… remember to subscribe to The THC Weekly Newsletter for more stories like this, and to get access to exclusive deals on flowers, vapes, edibles, and many more products! Plus, we have great offers on cannabinoids, like HHC-O, Delta 8Delta 9 THCDelta-10 THCTHCOTHCVTHCP HHC, which will save you $$. Go to our “Best-of” lists to find them!


The rise of vaping  

When vaping first came out in the early 2000s, it was marketed as a better option than smoking traditional cigarettes… and to be honest, the trend was initially a bit slow to take off. Fast forward almost 2 decades and by the end of 2021, there are now an estimated 56 million US adults who vape. In total, 52% of Americans report vaping at least occasionally, and about 9% claim to do it regularly.  

As of 2018, 9% of U.S. adults said they “regularly or occasionally” vape. (Gallup, 2018) In the U.S., 27.5% of high school students use vape products. (The Truth Initiative, 2019) According to a 2019 survey, more than 5 million U.S. middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. (U.S Food and Drug Administration, 2019)  

Nearly 1 million youth e-cigarette users use the product daily, and 1.6 million use it more than 20 times per month. (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2019) Roughly 1 in every 20 Americans use vaping devices, and 1 in 3 users vape daily. (Annals of Internal Medicine, 2018) 8% of Americans report using vaping products in the past week. (Gallup, 2019)  

20% of Americans ages 18 to 29 use vape products, compared with 16% of those ages 30 to 64, and fewer than 0.5% among those 65 and older. (Gallup, 2018) Young people ages 15 to 17 are 16 times more likely to vape than people age 25 to 34. (Truth Initiative, 2018) From 2017 to 2019, the percent of high school students who vaped in the past 30 days increased among 12th graders (11% to 25%), 10th graders (8% to 20%), and 8th graders (4% to 9%). (The New England Journal of Medicine, 2019) 

Naturally, and as was the goal from the beginning, vaping has cut into the market of standard smoking products substantially. For the last few years, smoking rates have been at an all-time low, hovering around 15-16% of US adults. In 1974, this number was well over 40 percent. Youth smoking rates have declined as well. According to new data from the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, teen smoking is down nearly 23% since 2000.  

Although a huge step in the right direction, these numbers don’t necessarily indicate a drop in tobacco or nicotine use entirely. Let’s be realistic, humans have been documented using tobacco for over 8,000 years, that’s not going to stop any time soon. On the contrary, this data simply represents a shift in the way people are using these products.  

And because vaping is touted as being somewhat healthy, other industries are looking at how to manufacture vapable products for consumers. In cannabis, vaping is one of the fastest growing sectors in the industry. Live resin, distillate carts, disposables and similar products are taking over the market. Based on data from industry analytics firm Headset, legal states like California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington have seen sales of vapor products jump by over 20% in 2021, and that number is steadily rising.  

Vaping vitamins?  

Vaping vitamins is one of the lasted trends to play off the vaporizer industry. Promoted by companies as a “better alternative to shots and pills”, more and more people are wondering if these little pens filled with vitamin cocktails can do anything to benefit their health. There is no tobacco, nicotine, or cannabis in these vapes, simply flavored vitamin mist. Most often, you’ll find them filled with vitamin B12, but a few brands are offering other compounds and blends such as melatonin and caffeine.  

It’s not very widespread just yet, but enough so that a handful of companies are selling them online, in their own stores and other online marketplaces like Amazon. I have not been able to find any storefronts that carry these products but that could change at any time. Some of the common names you may hear in this industry are Breathe, VitaminVape, VitaStik, BioVape, NutroVape, and Monq.  

“Like so many concepts that catch on in wellness circles, companies that sell these products take something with a veneer of scientific backing or credibility, couch it in language that sounds healthy, and then sell it to you via a marketplace with very little regulation or oversight – a familiar concept in the cannabis industry, especially when it comes to the alternative products market.” 

About B12 in the human body  

Vitamin B12 is a substance has many health benefits to humans, but we do not produce it naturally. It’s vital to ensure that numerous different bodily functions operate as they should – like the forming red blood cells, synthesizing DNA, and promoting proper neurological functioning. B12 is present in many high protein foods like meat, milk, fish, and eggs, which is why vegans may be “deficient”. Older adults and people with gastrointestinal problems or low immune systems may also be more inclined to develop B12 deficiencies.  

That said, true B12 deficiency is actually quite rare, many people only incorrectly believe they are clinically deficient. For the most part, this is not a condition that can be self-diagnosed and feeling low on energy and out of focus are not the only qualifying symptoms.   

“B12 is a drug, essentially,” says Dr. Ron Crystal, the chair of the genetic medicine department and a practicing pulmonologist at Weill Cornell Medicine & New York Presbyterian. “If you’re deficient, your doctor should prescribe what you should be doing. If you have normal levels, adding more doesn’t do anything. It doesn’t help,” he says. “The concept of just taking vitamin B12 to increase your energy and so on is a myth.” 

Because the symptoms of B12 vitamin deficiency are so wide-ranging, this “myth” has been further propelled by celebrities, wellness bloggers, and regular people who claim that B12 is a miracle cure for lack of energy. If you’re old enough to remember that show The Simple Life, there was an episode in which Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie got B12 shots in their buttcheeks (definitely help push the trend forward). Madonna and Justin Timberlake also claim to get B12 injections and IV drips.

As far as prescriptions or treatments go, it’s typically given via injections, nasal sprays, or gels. And it’s important to note that there is such thing as too much B12, which can lead to various side effects including but not limited to rashes, acne, increased blood pressure, discolored urine, and facial flushing.  

Is it effective? Or safe?  

Companies claim it is safe (of course), but there is not a lot of evidence to back up these claims. As a matter of fact, the only existing research they have to reference are dated back from the 1950s and 1960s. Add to this, those studies used a “cool mist” which is completely different from a heated vapor. To date, there are still no real studies on vaping vitamin B12, or any vitamins for that matter.

“To me, [using vitamins and nutrients] is a marketing ploy to sell this product and make it look healthier. Consumers associate vitamins with health,” Regan Bailey, a nutritional epidemiologist at Purdue University, told Scientific American. “These products might be completely safe, but they might not be. We know literally nothing about the safety or efficacy of inhaling vitamins.”  

Typically, when you take vitamins orally, the enzymes in your stomach and coon break it down into smaller chemical compounds that can be more easily absorbed into the bloodstream. You can also take them nasally, via a cool mist inhaler. In this scenario, the components would be absorbed by the epithelial cells that line the nasal cavities and airways.

Conclusion 

It may sound healthy and beneficial, not much is really known about this new trend of vaping vitamins. It’s likely pretty safe (although that cannot be said with 100% certainty), but it seems like it could be a waste of money if your body is not properly absorbing the compounds. If you feel like giving it a try, by all means, go for it. But me personally, I’ll probably hold off until more research becomes available.

If you’ve tried vaping vitamins, of if you’d like me to review any specific products, drop us a line in the comment section below. We’d love to hear from you!

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California Bill Would Ban Single-Use Filtered Cigarettes and Tobacco Vapes

Cigarette smokers and vapers beware—a new California law could upend the state’s tobacco industry as we know it, and other states are following suit. Blaming cigarette butts piling up, the law focuses on cigarette and vape waste, rather than focusing on nicotine.

California lawmakers introduced a bill on January 25 that would ban single-use tobacco products with a goal to abate ongoing environmental issues. This affects nearly all types of cigarettes, which have single-use filters, and single-use tobacco vape products. It also targets tobacco products specifically.

Assemblymember Luz Rivas introduced Assembly Bill 1690, or the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act, along with Assemblymembers Cottie Petrie-Norris and Mark Stone. Principal co-authors including Assemblymembers Bauer-Kahan, Berman, Boerner Horvath, Friedman, Lee, Nazarian, Quirk and Wicks also joined, as well as Senators Allen, Becker, Limón, Newman, Portantino and Wiener.

“This bill would prohibit a person or entity from selling, giving, or furnishing to another person of any age in this state a cigarette utilizing a single-use filter made of any material, an attachable and single-use plastic device meant to facilitate manual manipulation or filtration of a tobacco product, or a single-use electronic cigarette or vaporizer device,” the bill reads.

The bill also applies to rolling papers—but appears to apply specifically for tobacco uses. 

“… the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act, an enforcing agency, as defined, may assess civil penalties against any person, firm, or corporation that sells, gives, or furnishes specified tobacco and cigarette related items, including cigarette papers, to a person who is under 21 years of age, except as specified. The existing civil penalties range from $400 to $600 for a first violation, up to $5,000 to $6,000 for a 5th violation within a 5-year period.”

Fox 40 reports that the nicotine or cannabis is not necessarily the concern; instead, it’s the filters and vape pens piling up that is Assemblymember Luz Rivas’ primary battleground. “I want to be clear. This bill is not banning the sale of tobacco or marijuana in California. That’s not the goal of this bill,” said Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley).

Deliveries of said tobacco products would also be banned. “The bill would prohibit that selling, giving, or furnishing, whether conducted directly or indirectly through an in-person transaction, or by means of any public or private method of shipment or delivery to an address in this state,” it reads.

Local law enforcement will be responsible for implementing the law, and violators could face civil penalties of $500, if passed. “This bill would authorize a city attorney, county counsel, or district attorney to assess a $500 civil fine against each person determined to have violated those prohibitions in a proceeding conducted pursuant to the procedures of the enforcing agency, as specified.”

Bill proponents said that single-use products are creating a host of environmental issues. After all, efforts in the state force public agencies to spend $41 million a year cleaning up cigarette filters, vapes and other single-use products.

“The smokers: They smoke and they toss. They risk a $1,000 fine by flicking a cigarette out of a vehicle, or throwing it on the beach, or out into the environment anywhere and that’s not a deterrent at all,” said Assemblymember Mark Stone (D- Monterey Bay).

Senator Josh Becker, who represents California’s 13th Senate District, announced on Twitter that he’s proud to support Assemblymember Rivas’ bill as a co-author.

A similar proposal is underway in New York state. The “Tobacco Product Waste Reduction Act” introduced in the New York State Legislature by New York State Senator Liz Krueger and Assemblymember Judy Griffin would ban the sales of similar single-use tobacco products. 

In the upcoming months, expect more tobacco products to be introduced that work around the single-use model that we’ve all become accustomed to.

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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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How Mom’s Are Breaking Stigma Around Cannabis

While research and social stigma around cannabis are changing rapidly, a surprising force behind the shift is women and moms. Social media is full of the “wine mom” trope and memes about “wine o’clock” and such, but the reality is many are swapping wine for a joint or gummy to wind down and get some […]

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Vape Holiday Gift Guide

Vapes are quite possibly one of the best gifts you could give someone—but choosing just one is no easy task. They vary greatly in size and price, ranging from the smallest, most discreet vape pens (some of which are disposable) to the biggest, beefiest rigs you can imagine. These devices offers so much potential in consumption choices, too. Some vape pens offer a wide variety of cartridges with the freshest trending oils. Other vape devices are compatible with any dry herb you have on hand, putting the power of flower choice solely in your hands.

Need help choosing the best vape for you, or a loved one? Check out our exclusive list of vape devices—one of them is sure to be a winner for your giftee, if not all of them!

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XQ2 – Advanced | Elevated | Refined

NEW from Arizer, the XQ2 dry herb vaporizer is the culmination of 15+ years of product design and manufacturing experience. This unparalleled multi-purpose convection heater offers an all-in-one aromatherapy system, collection bag/balloon system, and on-demand direct draw + assisted draw whip system. Enjoy new and improved features including a large color screen, user-friendly OS, upgraded custom session settings, convenient remote control, multi-color LEDs, isolated airpath, air-purifying intake filter and more! Experience why Arizer is better by design.

Price: $239.99

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Jetty SOLVENTLESS Papaya Bomb

Jetty SOLVENTLESS Papaya Bomb vape is the first-ever High Times exclusive. Crafted by Jetty, it’s a unique hybrid cross of THC Bomb x Papaya. With sweet, tropical notes and a little bit of spice, it brings the cool, potently-mellow vibes. And because it’s Jetty SOLVENTLESS, this vape never touches a chemical, made simply using ice, water, heat and pressure. Available for a limited time.

Price: $65

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Delta Extrax

Experience the higher standard in vape products by visiting Delta Extrax. Delta Extrax offers a wide variety of hemp-derived vape products including cartridges and disposable devices. You’ll find unique blends of hemp-compliant blends of Delta 9 THC, Delta 10, Delta 8, THC-O, THCV, THP and HHC. Also, Delta Extrax uses exotic blends of cannabinoids to further enhance the vaping experience. Just released: 2 gram disposable vape devices. The industry standard is only one gram of THC, but this brand stepped it up further by adding an additional gram of THC at an affordable price!

Price: $29.99 – $58.99 (Use coupon code HIGHTIMES20 to get 20 percent off)

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TOQi 510 Dab Bundle

Leave the dabbing rig and torch at home and dab on the go with the TOQi 510 Dab Bundle. Already a favorite among budtenders (winning the Budtender’s Choice award for Best Vape Accessory), the TOQi 510 Wireless Vaporizer pairs with the TOQi 510 Dab Cartridge for smooth hits on the move. Dab shatter, crumble, wax, rosin, live resin, diamonds and sauce on the go with an instantaneous heating quartz tank design. Powered by an industry-leading power-train, the rapid charging battery takes only 20 minutes to charge up to 85 percent, and can be charged wirelessly on any Qi-enabled device like a Samsung Galaxy Note10. Three curated temperature settings and a sleek design make the TOQi 510 stand out. A game changer for concentrate fans.

Price: $71.90 for bundle

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D8 Disposable

Pinnacle Hemp offers 15 different terpene profiles for Rift Delta 8 THC pens. There is truly something for everyone, making them one of the best Delta 8 options out there.

Price: $29.99

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Dreamt 45-Night Sleep Pen

In a world where stress, anxiety and insomnia are common symptoms of being overworked and overstimulated, one of the best gifts you can give is a long, uninterrupted night of sleep. The Dreamt 45-Night Sleep Pen is your ticket toward addressing a variety of sleep problems. The combination of THC and CBD work together to promote both getting to sleep faster, as well as increasing time spent in deep sleep as well. Dreamt boasts that its pen is backed by science, with the added melatonin, valerian root and terpenes to improve sleep and reduce that foggy morning feeling.

Price: $40

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Leune All-in-One Vaporizer (four flavors)

The All-in-One Vaporizers by Leune come ready to use right out of the tiny little tin packages that they are packaged in. The pen is offered in the flavors of Desert Gold (a sativa-leaning hybrid), Sol Berry (a true hybrid), Cloud Berry (a true hybrid) and Piña Dream (a 3:1 THC: CBD), as well as a “Naked” version containing a seasonal hybrid that’s “as close to the flower as you can get.” Feel good while supporting a company whose mission is to brings awareness for social injustice and strives for positive change in the industry.

Price: $29

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Zeus Arc

Feel like the mighty Greek god with the Zeus Arc at your side! Or gift a loved one with this lightweight dry herb vaporizer so that they, too, will enjoy smoking their favorite flower wherever they go. Created in Germany, this vaporizer contains a lot of power in a relatively small package. Zeus claims that it’s “the new gold standard in premium vaporizer technology,” offering up to 90 minutes of total battery life, with a unique heat sink, isolated airpath and three different temperature cycles that will give you a variety of options.

Price: $199.99

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Legion of Bloom Monarch Vape Line

If you’re looking to gift a vape pen that comes in a variety of flavors, and also checks the charity box, then look no further than Legion of Bloom’s Monarch Vape Line. Nearly 40 flavors are available (depending on your location, of course) between the sativa, indica and hybrid varieties. These little beauties offer a ceramic heating element and ceramic mouth tip for a premium tasting experience, as well as a stainless-steel construction. Plus, a portion of sales for this pen are donated toward protecting the Monarch Butterfly population in California—which is a worthwhile venture to support. Get high and save the butterflies!

Price: $40+

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Timeless—Biscotti

The holidays can be a stressful time for many, but with Timeless’ Biscotti at the ready, it will be a whole lot more relaxing. This vape cartridge contains 500mg of cannabis oil that will knock out stress with a swift dose of this popular indica variety. Timeless says that due to the “peppery caryophyllene, herbal myrcene and hoppy humulene” terpenes, Biscotti’s taste resembles that of a snickerdoodle cookie—so you’re getting that holiday flavor on top of a nice high that doesn’t leave you overly sedated.

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