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Vape Pens – Are They Safe to Use?

Daniel King

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Consuming marijuana is becoming more and more mainstream which has led to more inventive delivery methods to replace the good old practice of smoking cannabis. In deciding whether vape pens offer a safer method to consume cannabis, it is important to review the benefits of vaping compared to smoking:

Smoke-Free

Perhaps the most obvious difference between smoking and vaping cannabis is the amount of smoke (or lack thereof) produced. Smoking involves rolling dried buds and leaves and then burning them resulting in smoke that can cause harm to your lungs. It can also affect the health of other people who may be inhaling your second-hand smoke. Vaping allows you to be more conscious of your health and the health of those around you.

Vaping does not produce smoke. Ordinary vapes and juices release clouds. You might be thinking: is this safer? The answer is yes. With CBD Vape Oil extracted from this plant, the resulting cloud is more like steam, which is incredibly thin and dissipates quickly. In fact, research shows that vapor does not contain the carcinogens, or the toxins usually found in cigarette smoke.

Offers Discretion

While there have been major developments in the legalization of marijuana in the United States, it cannot be denied that there is still a certain stigma held about the herb. If you want to avoid getting odd looks from random strangers or even your friends, vaping is a viable option. You can inhale cannabis and cannabinoid extracts without attracting unwanted attention, especially as vaping tobacco e-liquid is a common sight nowadays.

Aside from blending in, cannabis vapor is not as pungent as tobacco smoke. Moreover, it does not have the same distinctive smell as marijuana smoke, making it more acceptable for non-smokers. In fact, there is minimal chance that others will notice you consuming this herb when you vape instead of smoke.

Vape Pens are more Effective

Another reason why vaping is preferred by many is that it does not involve combustion. Aside from being healthier, vaporizing the bud is better because it does not reduce the potency of your cannabinoids. This way, you do not have to inhale more, prolonging the use of your marijuana bud or oil. Bear in mind that this might take longer to take effect as compared to smoking, so make sure to wait for a little while before inhaling more.

Some Tips for Maintaining Your Vape Pen

To make sure that your pen works flawlessly and safely, you need to keep your device in tip-top shape. This minimizes any possibility of issues while allowing you to enjoy your vape pen for longer.

• Clean Regularly

The key to maintaining your device is to keep it clean. When you use oil, there is a chance of residue sticking to your tank and regular cleaning will help remove this. You can do this simply by soaking your tank in soapy water or alcohol.

• Keep Spare Coils

Your coil is the component that heats the bud or the  tobacco e-liquid. Because of this, it can sometimes burn out, resulting in a burnt taste. Continuous use of a vape with a burnt coil can be bad for your device. To ensure that you can keep vaping even when your current one is burnt out, keep some spare coils to replace it.

• Replace CBD Vape Pen Parts When Needed

Vape tanks are usually made of glass, making them fragile especially when handled roughly. Should you notice cracks, replace your tank immediately. This way, you are not in danger of getting cut by broken glass while using your device.

Your safety should be your number one priority. By taking care of your vape device, you can safely inhale cannabis vapors with minimal risk.

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4 Tips for Buying Cannabis Products Online

Stacey Wellington

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Tips for Buying Cannabis Products Online

In this highly technological age, many things can be done online and including buying cannabis products. With the rise of delivery and online marketplaces, you definitely have a lot of more convenient options to get your hands on your favorite plant. For first time users of cannabis products, it is advisable for you to know the common marijuana terms in dispensaries and online shopping.  But before you hit that “Place Order” button, keep in mind the legality of the cannabis in your state. Currently, there are still some places in the US where both the medical and recreational marijuana is prohibited.

Helpful tips for buying cannabis products online

Determine the Best Cannabis Product

Before you go and buy cannabis products for medical or even recreational purposes, you want to make sure that you know the right product that can give you your desired effects. You can do this by simply listing down the types of results you want and those that you do not want. This will help you eliminate the kinds of products that you might not like and those that are perfect for your needs and preferences.

For example, you are looking for a potent product that can give you an energetic and more focused experience. You can check out items that have high CBD content. However, if you are into a more euphoric and laidback experience, then those with high levels of THC is perfect for you.

If you are not sure what type of item will give you the effect you are looking for, then you can always send an inquiry to the online shop. Receiving a response from them is a plus as it shows that they attend to their potential customers’ questions.

Consider CBD Oil for Versatility

One of the hottest cannabis products today is CBD oil as many of the medicinal and beneficial effects of the plant is attributed to this cannabidiol. CBD is the chemical compound in the cannabis plant that is known for its medical properties.

This product is perfect for those looking to get the full benefits of the CBD while ensuring that the item can be used for many purposes. You can use it for cooking, mix it with beverages such as coffee and mocktails, and incorporate it in your cookie or brownie recipes. You can even make a cup of tea infused with CBD and topped with your other favorite herbs.

Make Sure that the Company is Legit

Lastly, you want to make sure that you get your supply from legitimate cannabis retailers. By doing so, you can rest assured that the products you will get is safe and regulation compliant. Before buying, make sure to do your research about the company. Find whatever you can find out the seller including company details, articles in which it is featured and other similar information. Moreover, stick to ones with positive reviews, as this means that other customers have tried their products and they vouched for the items.

Look for a Platform that Offers Convenience

Now, you may have found a legit company with legit products. Another thing you need to consider is the convenience of the transaction. Does the platform allow online payments? How about refunds and returns? This way, you can confidently pay for the item and be protected if you are not satisfied with the product.

You also need to consider delivery logistics. Will the company deliver the product right at your doorstep? Will the item be shipped in a discreet and protected packaging? This is important to ensure that you will receive your order in pristine condition without worries about prying eyes snooping on your package.

Now that you know the most important things about buying cannabis products online, you can definitely include these items in your online shopping list. This way, you just have to sit back and relax in the comfort of your home and wait for your cannabis item to arrive.

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Lung Illness Linked to High Level of Vitamin E in Vaping Products

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Lung Illness Linked to Flaw in Marijuana Vaping Products

Mysterious vaping illness claimed a second life just recently in the state of Oregon. However, authorities believe that this marijuana-linked subject has now affected more than 200 individuals across 25 states.

According to the New York Health Department revealed the lung disease was connected to cannabis e-cigarette products on the market. Based on the finding of the New York Health Department, marijuana vaping products contained high levels of vitamin E. Individuals who used these vaping materials reportedly encountered pulmonary illness.

Two deaths have resulted from these vaping products purchased at legal dispensaries in the country, states the Independent. The first death was reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Despite investigating the issue, officials from the Oregon Health Authority say that they are still unaware of the deaths that affected these individuals.

In total, 215 cases of vaping-related diseases have been assessed all over the 25 states. Following this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alongside the Food and Drug Administration decided to further investigate these cases.

34 of these cases occurred in New York, with users saying they smoked a variety of vaping products. However, only marijuana-based e-cigarette products yielded results that showed high levels of vitamin E acetate. CNBC states that vitamin E acetate should not legally be mixed or added with other marijuana vaping components.

While vitamin E has no known implications or repercussion when directly applied on the skin or taken as a supplement, experts are still studying its effect when smoked or inhaled by the user. The oil which vitamin E acetate is derived from could coat the lungs of the user.

Although results of the ongoing investigations remain inconclusive, the American Vaping Association released a statement saying illegal vape pens which contained THC, the compound that gives vapers and marijuana users its high, are the ones to blame.

As a precaution, the Health Department of New York issued an advisory last August 2019. This notice urged health care providers to look for symptoms that indicate illnesses including coughing, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, and weight loss.

In line with the numerous health-related concerns and severe respiratory illnesses relating to marijuana, states have started issuing warnings one by one. For one, CNBC reports that Michigan already banned flavored e-cigarette products.

Likewise, Senator Ron Wyden from the state of Oregon disclosed he plans on introducing taxation on e-cigarette products. Wyden hopes to discourage both the youth and adults from smoking and or vaping these products, especially when these have serious health implications.

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BevCanna Gains License, Follows Success of Cannabis Goods

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BevCanna Gains License

BevCanna Enterprises Inc., a cannabis startup company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, was recently awarded the Health Canada Cannabis Research License. The license was awarded only days after the company’s initial success in launching its own line of cannabis beverages to the public.

This is the second license awarded to the company, with the first being awarded earlier in June 2019. Apart from the research licensing, the cannabis firm also attained the Industrial Hemp Cultivation License.

In the company’s press release, BevCanna mentions that the awarded research license allows the firm to proceed with their development and research processes, “such as SOP development, stability testing, sensory evaluation and quality assurance for house brands and white label clients.” The research will be spearheaded by chief commercialization officer of the company, Emma Andrews, alongside the Quality Assurance and Production Team of the company.

The company’s research license award is linked to their study, with research focusing on the “Stability and Homogeneity of Water Soluble Cannabinoid Infusions in Water Based Beverages.” The series of trials will focus on studying the brands launched under the company, namely Anarchist Mountain Beverages and Grüv Beverages.

According to Financial Post, the company’s line of Grüv Beverages focuses on providing the public with cannabis-infused iced tea drinks, with flavors such as ginger mint herbal iced tea and matcha green iced tea taking center stage. The drinks are laced with a 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD to “provide consumers with a mild, yet effective cannabis experiences,” says Andrews. In total, a single serving of 375-ml of cannabis-infused iced tea contains 5 milligrams of THC and 5 milligrams of CBD.

Further testing and research studies will be conducted in the business’ HACCP-certified bottling facility located near Bridesville, British Columbia. The facility houses 40,000 square feet of land, boasting of its spring water aquifer.

Andrews finds the alkaline spring water aquifer essential to creating their line, as stated in the press release. In addition to their facility, Andrews notes that they “have unmatched assets and expertise… that will allow us to achieve a speed to market advantage.”

The facility will focus its efforts towards testing cannabinoid infusion equipment, as well as improving dosages as it eyes widespread expansion and distribution both in the country and in the United States. BevCanna is slated to enter the commercial market come 2020. However, the business intends to introduce its products to the Canadian market this October 2019.

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