It is always fascinating to be transported back in time and to be given a true picture of the behaviour and experience as it would have been then. Now we can do just that as a team of researchers have reported a very exciting discovery linking humans to the consumption of cannabis over 2,500 years ago.
Whilst there is already extensive documentation outlining the timeline of cannabis’ existence, the proof of its consumption has never been found.
Scientific research, cannabis activists and historians have placed these timelines as far back as 2900 BC. Robert Deich, hemp activist stated: “The Chinese Emperor Fu Hsi (ca. 2900 BC), whom the Chinese credit with bringing civilization to China, seems to have made reference to Ma, the Chinese word for Cannabis, noting that Cannabis was very popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang.” Hemp: American History Revisited: The Plant with a Divided History, 2003
Jesus was a Stoner?
Included in this historical data is the 1450 BC Book of Exodus and its refrernce to holy anointing oil made from cannabis. This has stirred speculation that Jesus Christ and his followers may have partaken in medicinal marijuana. Chris Bennett, writer for High Times magazine in Canada wrote:
“Holy anointing oil, as described in the original Hebrew version of the recipe in Exodus (30:22-23), contained over six pounds of kaneh-bosem, a substance identified by respected etymologists, linguists, anthropologists, botanists and other researchers as cannabis, extracted into about six quarts of olive oil, along with a variety of other fragrant herbs. The ancient anointed ones were literally drenched in this potent mixture.” “Was Jesus a Stoner?,” High Times Magazine, Feb. 10, 2003.
However, to this day archaeological evidence has only been able to prove the cannabis plants’ existence. Archaeological sites have successfully identified the plants and seeds yet it has remained unclear as to cannabis’ use. Until now.
Braziers Contain the Missing Link
An international team of researchers analysing ancient artefacts have found wooden bowls containing small stones that have been heated to very high temperatures. Archaeologists identified these stones as braziers which we already believe Ancient Egyptians used for vaporizing plant matter.
Chemical evaluation revealed that most of the braziers had once contained cannabis. The researchers decided to compare the properties of this cannabis to the plants that had been discovered just 1,000 miles east of the Jiayi cemetery. What they discovered was that this time the cannabis contained molecular remnants of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. The previous plant had no THC and would have been used as a source of fibre for clothing and rope. In other words, it was hemp.
So, as a result of this find we can understand that as far back as the eighth century BC humans were interacting with the cannabis plant and its versatile nature. Using the characteristics of one strain of the plant for practical purposes and the other fro recreational and medicinal. Exactly as we are doing today.
When it comes to thinking about herbs to use in a dry herb vaporizer most only ever consider cannabis. The thing is, in the UK, this is a very tricky area as Cannabis is of course illegal. However many individuals in the UK still break the law and purchase cannabis from the black market. So, the question is what do you do if you don’t want to break law? Seek a legal alternative of course.
Kronicvapes have decided to compile a list of alternative legal herbs/flowers for their readers. Plants that can actually get you high when vaped using your dry herb vaporizer. The great thing about inhaling herbs in general is that they naturally provide other benefits along with the high. More often or not there are additional health properties that go with it.
All of these plants are 100% legal for all UK residents. You may have to search around to find some of them but none of them will see you on the wrong side of the law once in your possession.
Whilst doing my research I found myself thinking… With all these alternatives, honestly what is the big fuss with Cannabis?
Yes lettuce! I certainly had no idea that lettuce would be included in this list! However Wild lettuce is slightly different to the type you will find in your garden. In saying that it’s still edible and salad worthy. Lettuce growing in the wild or Wild Lettuce has longer stems. It is said that the stems themselves when dried and vaped have calming properties much like poppies. The effects do not go much further than this but yes, if you’re looking for a calming sensation – maybe relief from anxiety or a hectic day – why not have a blast on your vape; it’s totally legal and can be purchased in most herbal shops.
Damiana is a wild shrub type of plant that grows in Central America, Mexico and the West Indies. Traditionally the leaf and stem are used to make medicine. It has been known to treat headache, constipation and treatment of sexual problems. Historically it’s made into a tea form and has other healing properties as well as the above.
More recently it has been discovered that inhaling Damiana provides a slight high. When heated, the plant produces aromatic smells like a mild incense, this is what is known to cause the calming effect.
Salvia Divinorum is known as Sage, but not the plant that is used for flavour when cooking. This version is known as sage of the diviners. Typically it can be found in the Sierra Mazateca of Oaxaca Mexico, growing in the shady moist locations. The Salvia Divinorum plant is known for its psychoactive properties when either chewed or smoked.
The Mazatec Shamans were a religious group known for using Salvia Divinorum when conducting there spiritual practices.
Fast forward to today and you can purchase Salva Divinorum leaves from most herbal shops to use in your vaporizer for that euphoric effect.
Nutmeg is a plant that known by most households in the UK and has been around for for quite a number of years. It’s excellent when used as a tasty ingredient in food but also has euphoric and even hallucinogenic qualities when used in other ways. Our research has lead us to believe that it’s not the actual plant that gets one high it’s the seeds.
Dry herb vaping the seeds can produce an awesome high. However it’s also known to have less desirable side effects such as extreme tiredness, so it’s maybe not the best choice. This one is probably best of left alone to use when cooking!
Passion is easily obtainable from most natural herbal stores in the UK. It’s known as a traditional herbal medicinal product which aids in relaxation. In more recent years, research has shown that Passion Flower offers more than just relaxation. It can produce various mind-altering effects.
In terms of relaxation, inhaling the dried leaves can relax the mind enough to result in a sleepy state. However, if one decides to inhale vapor from the roots of the stem, then other types of mind-altering states will be experienced.
This is a very interesting plant as it was known as the Ancient Egyptian Party drug. It was first discovered along the Nile River and can be found in many other locations in East Africa. It has been compare to an aphrodisiac with a similar state of mind that is produced by MDMA. Yes you read correctly, MDMA! So for you party-loving crew why not take some along with you?!
Traditionally it was used by the Ancient Egyptians by way of soaking in wine & tea. Fast forward to present day and inhaling the vapor via your herbal vaporizer from this amazing plant will produce similar awesome, euphoric effects.
Kanna also known as “Sceletium Tortuosum” is a herb that works wonders for mind-alteration. It’s readily available and users mostly enjoy it because of its anxiety-reducing and mood boosting effects.
This plant helps one to relax as it contains a weak sedative. This effect is derived from the hasmesembrine alkaloids.
When Sceletium Tortuosum is dry prepared then it becomes Kanna, which actually means “something to chew”.
Present day, Kanna is prepared in tea, gel caps and guess what??? It can be popped into you Dry herb vaporizer for that calming session!
Wild Dagga (Leonotis leonurus) also known as Lions’s Tail belongs to the mint family. It was first discovered in South Africa, found growing amongst rock outcrops in the grassland habitats.
It’s very popular within the South African community and is used to treat a wide range of ailments. It’s also referred to as Wild Cannabis as the effects are fairly similar. It has been said that it produces an euphoric reaction when method of intake is inhalation. Additionally it offers a calming sensation when consumed as tea.
Although very popular in South Africa it also is a favourite among the Chinese & Vietnamese cultures for its mind altering effects.
Just goes to show that cannabis is not the be all and end all when one is looking for that euphoric effect. It will only be a matter of time before cannabis is completely legal in the UK of course. It’s already available on NHS prescription and CBD is totally legal already.
However, there are many legal alternatives out there already that can be just as effective.
According to reports, 16 million UK adults are facing sleep management troubles, and 31% of them are suffering from insomnia. The report indicated some severe sleep deprivation where half of the nation’s adults do not get quality sleep.
In addition, the Mental Health Foundation, UK, published another report with the aim to raise awareness of the importance of sleep for physical and mental well-being. Online responses of over 6,700 people showed that insomnia patients had relationship difficulties in comparison to good sleepers. Also 75% of them experienced poor concentration. The report further recommends treating insomnia by using non-drug and psychological therapies. On that account, the scope of natural treatments to help insomnia patients sleep is broad enough.
Cannabis as a Sleep Therapy
Speaking of nonpharmacological treatment, one common herbal therapy for insomnia is Cannabis. People dealing with severe sleeping disorders can find relief with the sedative compounds found in this green flower. Consumption of it leads to a state of relaxation and drowsiness. Let’s understand the science of sleep through cannabis.
THC: responsible for the psychoactive effect or the feeling of high
CBD: It is non-psychoactive and has several health benefits
According to a study, cannabis strains having high levels of THC helps decrease the amount of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Furthermore, when the THC ages over time, it starts converting into another chemical compound known as cannabinol (CBN). CBN sedative properties are five times higher than THC, making it an effective sleep aid therapy. It has the ability to provide relaxation to the body, and for those suffering from PTSD, it can reduce nightmares.
However, some other study claims that CBD has better therapeutic potential to treat insomnia. Also, it is the indica dominant strains like Northern Lights and Granddaddy Purple that produce soothing effects. We can say that both THC and CBD work significantly as natural sleep therapy. To start off, you can try a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD strain, or a high CBD and low THC cannabis oil.
Causes of Insomnia and How Can Medical Cannabis Help
Finding the root causes of insomnia is the first step towards relief. The reasons may be exhaustion, mineral deficiency, improper diet, stress, anxiety, excessive stimulation, etc. Other causes can be an imbalance in testosterone and estrogen levels that create stress causing sleep deficiency. Among these, the most common ones are stress and anxiety. A study on 11,000 subjects reported a 50% decrease in depression and a 58% decrease in stress and anxiety after cannabis use. It can restore the natural sleep cycle.
Cannabis is also in use for centuries to treat neurological disorders. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) of the human body consists of certain neuroreceptors which are found through the central nervous system. Cannabis compounds bind with these receptors to support the enhanced functioning of the ECS. The three cannabis strains Sativa, indica, and hybrids contribute in their own way to reduce sleep disorders.
• Sativa enhances cognitive functioning beneficial for Alzheimer patients
• Indica helps patients with neurological disorder gain appetite stimulation and better sleep
• Hybrids include properties of both the above
Insomnia patients can use medical cannabis to treat the following symptoms:
Reduce hypersomnia: Although weed causes sleepiness and relaxation, certain Sativa strains will energize you and remove daytime sleepiness.
Increase concentration: The herb is a natural treatment for increasing concentration, which is a major problem caused by insomnia.
Reduce headaches: Lack of sleep can cause headaches, which can hamper our daily lives. Studies show medical cannabis can help reduce headaches.
Treat anxiety: Insomnia can cause anxiety disorders. Studies support cannabis as a natural therapy for treating anxiety and depression.
Cannabis Laws in the UK
The UK is witnessing an increasing surge of cannabis usage because of its calming effect on the body to get a peaceful sleep. But it is not yet legal to possess, grow, distribute, or sell cannabis in the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, medical cannabis is available on prescription in the nation from November 2018. This announcement has allowed doctors across the UK to prescribe cannabis products to patients for various ailments.
There different ways to consume cannabis. You can inhale, eat, and topically apply on the skin. Cannabis edibles are a better option to help stay asleep longer. These can last longer than inhaling. Smoking or vaping will get you high sooner but will wear off equally. Edibles take 30 minutes to 2 hours to create impact and last from 4 to 12 hours depending on the individual metabolism. Remember to take only light doses of high THC cannabis strains, as larger doses can lead to anxiety issues. Whatever your sensitivity or metabolism is, always consult a general physician before indulging in such practice.
If you are suffering from severe pain contributing to insomnia, smoking or vaping can be a viable option for quick relief.
Is it Safe?
Effect of medical cannabis in improving sleep is noteworthy. But you need to familiarize with its potential side effects. There might be some mild effects but are not long-lasting. You might experience dry mouth, red eyes, increased hunger after using cannabis.
A good sleep results in both mental and physical welfare. Besides choosing a natural treatment, avoid practices that are affecting your sleep. Incorporate a healthy lifestyle to amplify the effects of cannabis. Prolonged insomnia can lead to other medical issues. So, do not ignore your sleep disorders and seek medical help, preferably a natural treatment, to treat these issues.
Jessica is a cannabis and health industry consultant who frequently writes about the latest trends in the industry. She has been writing for a long time now. Through her writing, she hopes to influence as many people as possible to help maintain better health and lifestyle.
In this article we will look at 5 Ways in Which Technology can transform the Cannabis Industry.
The cannabis industry is driving new trends in the market depending on the stake available in your market. Some big organisations push their interests to get hold of the regional markets leaving the smaller ones to duel within their localities. All these diversifications depend on technology that defines the cultivation, selling and distribution of cannabis and related products.
With technology reshaping the marijuana industry in countries that have legalized its trade like the United States, we will highlight some of the five innovations that the United Kingdom and other countries that wish to legalize the cannabis trade can help their industries in playing a significant part in promoting the green rush.
1. LED Lighting
The LED lighting is yet to be implemented on a large scale in a bid to replace the high-pressure sodium (HPS) bulbs. The use of HPS bulbs in both the illicit and legal production of marijuana has been the primary source of light. The nature of these bulbs means that they are affordable and capable of producing a predictable crop yield thus ensuring that you will be on the safe side of UK law.
On the other hand, bulbs use a lot of electricity and have a very short life span. The amount of heat they produce forces farmers to look for an appropriate cooling system. LED lights have now integrated into the production of cannabis. They are popular because of their low light intensity and long lifespan.
2. Seed-to-Sale Technology
The cannabis industry is already producing a game changer in the name of a point-of-sale cloud platform for weed farmers. Using the point of sale (POS) software as a service brings in some new ideas for cannabis farmers. It has now become easy to buy Ontario weed onlineOntario weed online.
Retailers are now able to analyse data by studying consumer buying habits. Earlier, it was challenging to track consumer behaviours because most purchases were on a cash basis. The point of sale technology will make it easier for store managers in the UK to market products that seem to give the right kind of satisfaction.
Sometimes using the cloud-based technology can help when documenting seeds before selling. Once you embrace this POS, you can trace your product from the farm to the shop and finally to the clients. This analysis gives a better opportunity of ensuring only quality products reach the final consumer.
3. Electricity Storage
The electric vehicle giant Tesla has also come up with an energy storage innovation capable of transforming cannabis production on a large scale. Growing cannabis is not cheap when you consider production per gram. If you decide to make use of HPS bulbs and a climate control system, it may put more strain on your electricity demands. However, with this new invention, producers in the UK will also cut production cost thus increasing their margin.
The introduction of the Tesla power solution should offer the means for small, medium, and large cannabis growers. The stored energy would come in handy when there is an extensive interruption of power. The Tesla Powerwall stores electricity and allows you to buy electricity and store for later use. Tesla has not made any comment on this issue, but regarding the large-scale production of cannabis, the growers know better.
4. Cannabinoid Biosynthesis
Technology is already moving us out of the usual extraction techniques to get cannabinoid such as microdosing magic mushrooms. Such products attract a premium price to get a hold of one. The other common psychoactive cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that gets consumer high compared to the cannabinoid (CBD) famed for its medicinal values.
Biosynthesis is a new extraction method that uses microorganisms to create yeast strains that produce the desired flavour this meeting clients’ demands. Companies that pursue this method believe that their production costs go down; they also confess that this strain keeps growing regardless of the weather. Essentially, companies that will embrace yeast strain will fulfil customer demands all year round.
This approach allows for diversification taking the production line out of the usual dry cannabis flower at a much lower production cost. This will increase the margin for producers in the UK.
5. Cannabis Breathalyzers
We all know what the usual Alco blow does to people who go beyond the regulated limit. As we speak, law enforcers are looking for better ways or guidelines that they can use to manage the use of cannabis. While the Alco blow makes it easy for them to seize those who go beyond a specific limit, using the same for cannabis is not easy.
For instance, the use of THC, which stays in the body for days or weeks, makes it hard to establish when it was used. This explanation gives credence to cannabis breathalysers that should allow officers an easy time determining recent use and impairment levels. You never know, this could be the reason why the UK still reluctant to give the green light on the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes.
In as much the breathalyser is still at infancy stage, there is a potential that it could transform the way we regulate and use cannabis in the UK.
The introduction of these technologies in the cannabis industry has many disruptions that in the end allows us to balance the now growing cannabis demand. Salespeople already know which tools to use without necessarily cutting down on business. However, the future of the cannabis industry will be much stronger depending on how quick suppliers and weed farmers adapt to the new solutions.
The rapid changes in technology help the businesses have an easy time bypassing hurdles as they seek new ways of doing things. The deployment of point of sale terminals instils the power of a marketer to growers, salesperson, and distributors who will understand the relevance of setting up a cost-effective supply chain as well as compliance models that give real-time data and visibility over their products.
When you abide by the strict regulations that in some states are technically illegal at the federal level and may be unlawful in individual states, compliance is the only thing you need to remain competitive. Get to know which enforcements are in place and may cause disruptions that could lead to the dissolution of your business. Most regulations in the cannabis industry are to make sure there is an end-to-end visible production and supply chain that must have traceability from harvesting to the final product.
The trends we see today is placing the industry into a unique powerhouse that separates the big producers from the small ones in terms of market share and the desire to engage in emerging cannabis technology.
Jessica has been closely studying the cannabis industry trends from quite some time. Intrigued by the booming growth of this sector, she takes an interest in penning down her views providing quality insight on current marijuana trends, particularly medical cannabis and their strains like Ontario weed online and indica.
In this article we address the question What is the Difference between Cannabis and Hemp?
Changes in legislation in just a few countries have sparked a massive interest in the cannabis industry. Even though still illegal in most countries around the world, global sales relating to cannabis based products are phenomenal. Focus and business interest will only continue to widen as more countries lift the prohibition in the future.
As a result, the terms cannabis; marijuana; hemp; weed and CBD are all familiar terms these days. However, how many truly understand how to classify these names or the relationship between them? Are they all the same thing? Is one sativa and the other indica? Does one get you high and the other not? Are male cannabis plants just hemp?
Distinguishing between cannabis and hemp need not be confusing at all. However the subject appears to have become one that is arcane and full of contradiction.
In order to end the confusion, we are about to define the terminology associated with the cannabis industry. We will demonstrate how each aspect relates to the other. Consequently, we will stamp out any common misconceptions you’ve gathered along the way.
Cannabaceae is the name for a plant family. This family contains over 170 species of plants that are distributed worldwide. They grow especially well in temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
Members of the family have distinguishing features. For example they are either erect or climbing plants or herbaceous plants. The leaves are borne oppositely or in spirals and are palmately lobed or compound. The plants are commonly either male or female. The flowers are petal-less.
The biological classification ranking between family and species, consisting of structurally or phylogenetically related species.
The term cannabis refers to a genus of flowering plant in the plant family, Cannabaceae.
The genus Cannabis comprises of the species, hemp (Cannabis sativa). The plant is a stout, aromatic, erect annual herb that originated in Central Asia and is now cultivated worldwide.
Cannabis is easily recognisable. The tall, cane variety is raised for the production of hemp fibre. Likewise, the female plants of a short, ‘branchier’ variety are renowned for the source of the psychoactive substance tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the active ingredient of marijuana.
In addition to C. sativa, some scientists consider the genus as including a second species, C. indica, and even a third, C. ruderalis. This is due to the structural, unclassified differences that have been found in both wild and cultivated forms of Cannabis. These two species are treated as subspecies of C. sativa.
Each of these three strains have distinct growing patterns that farmers have been able to cross-breed over the years in order to create plants that have varying effects on the human body.
Separated by different strains, the cannabis plant is also divided into males and females. In comparison to the female, the male cannabis plant is synonymous with lower levels of several cannabinoids including THC. This is naturally occurring and not to be confused with hemp that is specifically bred to have low levels of THC.
Hemp, (cannabis sativa) belongs to the Cannabaceae family. It has been bred for centuries for its fibre (the soft, woody fibre used for textiles and cordage) and its edible seeds. This is what we refer to as industrial hemp. It is also now farmed for medicinal purposes. Hemp flower bred for its high CBD content looks far more like the budding cannabis that supplies marijuana.
All three products—hemp, marijuana, and hashish—contain THC. However, the variety of cannabis cultivated for hemp has only small amounts of THC relative to that grown for the production of marijuana or hashish.
Hemp is legally defined by the percentage of THC present in the plant. In the EU the limit is under 0.2%, whilst the US and Canada it’s 0.3%.
The hemp plants tend to be grown close together in large, industrial plots. It has a growth cycle of around 108-120 days and requires little maintenance.
The term marijuana derived from Mexico. The word is a slang term for the recreational use of cannabis. During prohibition people created their own language in relation to the illegal use of cannabis. The terms have stuck and along with marijuana, kush; Mary Jane; grass; green; pot and weed are now commonplace slang terms for the same thing.
Marijuana and weed refers specifically to the chemical substance extracted from the cannabis leaves and flowers. Marijuana refers specifically to the plant genus, which comprises C. sativa C. indica and C. ruderalis.
Used to either alter mind or as a medication marijuana varies in potency. Its strength and effect depends on the variety. The method used to grow and store marijuana makes a big difference to the potency.
The active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is present in all parts of both the male and female plants at levels of between 5-35%. THC is most concentrated in the resin (cannabin) in the flowering tops of the female.
Cannabis grown with the intention of cultivation for marijuana require warm, carefully controlled environments. Each plant requires its own space and temperature maintenance. This plant genus is highly sensitive. The growth cycle of the cannabis used to produce marijuana tends to be around 45-90 days.
Derived from the resin secreted by the flowering tops of cultivated female plants of the genus Cannabis.
The active ingredient is THC, which constitutes 10 to 15 percent of hashish; marijuana has less. Most hashish comes from the Middle East, Nepal, and other Asian countries, as well as from Latin America. Likewise, the potency of hash is far greater than marijuana. People ingest it for the intoxicating effects it provides.
Hashish is a more powerful form of marijuana. Made by collecting and drying the resin; it is about eight times as strong.
With a better understanding of the plant structure and compounds, we can now begin to look at how CBD is linked and defined.
Moreover clear up the confusion related to the difference between hemp and cannabis derived CBD and also hemp oil.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is part of the plant genus C.sativa; derived from a distinct variety of hemp.
Cannabis bred specifically to produce high levels of CBD is hemp when the THC levels are below the legal limits (0.2% in the EU).
Commonly known as hemp flower, it can easily be mistaken for cannabis that has been cultivated for marijuana. Hemp grown with flowers rich in CBD appears shorter with many branches. There is a profusion of small leaves and heavy buds too. In contrast, industrial hemp tends to be taller with thick stems and skinny leaves.
Hemp flower is a non-psychoactive bud low in THC and high in CBD concentrates. Lower than 0.3% THC and up to 20% CBD in fact.
Those wanting to use CBD for medicinal purposes are looking for products using these strains. Oils, edibles and tropicals containing high concentrates of pure CBD and low levels of THC have not come from industrial hemp.
CBD extracted from Industrial Hemp
Some industrial hemp farmers have seized the opportunity to cash in on the CBD market. Using leftovers from hemp cultivated for textiles and cordage, they extract and market their own version of CBD oil. These products can be identified by much lower CBD concentrations and are lower quality than those bred for medicinal use.
What’s the Difference Between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil?
Simply speaking, an oil that calls itself CBD oil has had the CBD extracted from the flower. Hemp oil is no more than pressed cannabis seeds and contains no CBD whatsoever.
That’s not to say hemp oil is not useful as a health supplement in its own right. Rich in the fatty acids omega-6 and omega-3, it helps fight both inflammation and compliments brain activity. In addition it is high in vitamin E which helps with skin care and anti-ageing.
The two are not always mutually exclusive however. The market now supplies a CBD infused hemp oil! As a result this combination packs in all the health benefits associated with both the flower and seed too.
Hopefully we’ve gone some way to explaining things comprehensively. It still remains remarkable just how many uses we have for the genus Cannabis. finally, whether you are smoking, vaping, eating, applying, inserting or wearing a product derived from this marvellous plant be sure to keep informed with us here at Kronicvapes.
Athletes are the ones who get most affected by chronic pain conditions. In some athletes, the impact of chronic pain is so severe that they might have to quit the activity. Whether it’s a workout or a competition, an athlete’s body goes through so much stress to the breaking point that they look out for anti-inflammatory or pain reliever drugs. CBD is an option that athletes are turning to for a healthy and durable option. CBD helps in improving athletic performance by increasing the healing process and inflammation without getting you high. It helps relieve chronic pain, muscle inflammation, control anxiety, and boost your mood.
Here is a list of CBD intake methods for athletes:
You can include CBD capsules as a supplement in your daily lifestyle. Each capsule contains 10-25 mg of CBD and hence it’s easier to keep a track as compared to tinctures. The only drawback is, you can’t adjust your CBD dosage in capsule format as compared to tinctures. Consume it by swallowing one capsule with water. The cannabis strain Indica is good for daytime use and helps to treat muscle spasms, migraine etc. This strain is good for athletes as it is an excellent pain killer and gives a soothing effect.
• Topical creams
CBD has amazing skin benefits and so, many brands have made CBD Topical creams. CBD can come in various forms like lotions and lip balms. You can apply these creams directly to your skin and it helps in reducing acne, is anti-ageing , joint-related issues, and provides pain relief. Topicals can help reduce Inflammation such as arthritic joint pain or muscle aches. While buying CBD topical, check out the description and look for the terms encapsulation, nanotechnology or micellization as these kinds of topicals can carry the solution three layers deep into the skin. Apply this cream generously in the affected area.
• Oral Spray
CBD oral spray is a less-concentrated product. Its effective and absorption method is very quick. These sprays are normally 1-3 mg concentrated. If you are travelling then CBD oral spray is much convenient and very handy to use as compared to a tincture. It can be directly sprayed into your mouth depending on your daily requirement. After a strenuous workout, you can use it as a mouth freshener too, as it comes in various flavours like mixed berry, citrus, salted caramel etc.
Tinctures are the second purest form of applications of CBD. They are less concentrated than CBD oil as they are made of alcohol or vegetable glycerin-based cannabis extract. They are found in dropper bottles and are available in different concentrations. For consuming tincture, you can either mix it into your food/drink or you can simply put 2-3 drops under your tongue. One of the cons of tincture is, it’s not very handy and there is always a chance of spilling it. Don’t swallow it immediately but rather keep it under your tongue and cheeks for as long as you can.
Not only can you use a vaporizer for dry herbs and dabbing, it can also be used for ingesting CBD. Vaping CBD helps in faster absorption and seeing a quicker effect of the medication. When you vape CBD, through your lungs, it directly gets into your bloodstream rather than passing through your digestive system. This results in faster relief from pain and inflammation. The best part of vaping is you can easily adjust the vape oil according to the dosage you want to inhale. Investing in a good vape pen, e-cigarette or vaporizer is the best way to use CBD vape oil. Buy your Vape oil according to potency level. If you want a mild calming effect, then go for low potency oils, but if you have serious health conditions go for vape oils with high potency. Then add the vape oil, heat it and inhale through your device. These days, it’s available in various flavours that make vaping a lot more fun.
• CBD patches
An alternative to smoking or ingesting CBD is using a CBD patch. As athletes, you are always on the go. CBD patch is a good option for you. This patch adhesive in nature and is infused with CBD oils. To use, simply peel the patch and place it on the affected area of your skin. Your body heat helps to release and absorb CBD oil gradually into your bloodstream. It is very convenient and easy to use. Many athletes undergo certain medical conditions like surgery or trauma and due to its medication, they lose strength, low performance.
• CBD chewing
chewing gum is a subtle and easy way for your daily CBD usage. When you chew CBD gum, it releases CBD via your mouth’s mucous membranes, throat and into your bloodstream. Nowadays, CBD infused chewing gum like a mint flavour is also available that makes it taste yummy.
CBD improves your overall well-being and helps you maintain your physique. It is a good way to increase your performance considerably without getting you high. Choose your CBD strain carefully and use it in the method you prefer. In places where cannabis has been legalised, some people choose to grow marijuana strains. If you are a beginner in marijuana, do your research by going through free grow bible that describes the common mistakes while growing marijuana and how to avoid them.
Jessica has been closely studying the cannabis industry trends from quite some time. Intrigued by the booming growth of this sector, she takes an interest in penning down her views providing quality insight on current marijuana trends, particularly medical cannabis.
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The Herbstick Relax Dry Herb Smart Vaporizer is stylish and understated. Aesthetically speaking it says both elegant and high end. The vibrant, shiny blue outer-casing is tasteful and unique. The lines are smooth and sleek.
The Herbstick is an extremely compact design. At just 106mm x 36.5mm x 24mm there is no bulkiness or cumbersome feel about this vape. Yet, at the same time, the hard-cast aluminum alloy outer-casing yields a reassuring robustness. It looks sturdy and stands confident amongst vaporizers much more costly.
When it comes to portability and discretion the Herbstick Relax truly exceeds. Not only do the size dimensions allow it to sit neatly in a pocket or small bag but it also features a fold away mouthpiece. With the mouthpiece tucked away the Relax resembles a small battery pack. So, even if the Herbstick accidentally falls out of your pocket an observer would be hard pressed to recognise it as a dry herb vaporizer! Furthermore, with no bits sticking out of your vape you are far less likely to experience breakages in transit. However, should you damage the mouthpiece it is replaceable, another great feature.
Other features are equally discreet. For example, the stainless steel heating chamber is tucked away at the base of the vaporizer. This is accessed via a magnetic cover which is simply pressed at one end to open.
The spine of the vaporizer features the slim LCD screen, power on/off button, and temperature controls. The black screen is clear to read and shows temperature set in degrees celsius or fahrenheit and a battery life icon. The USB charging port also sits alongside the screen.
Appearance-wise everything about this vape is sophisticated and pleasing to the eye.
The Herbstick Relax is smart not only in appearance but also in technology. The haptic feedback system lets you know all you need to with vibration. This vape vibrates when it is turned on, when it has reached its set temperature and even when it is left idle for over a minute! At this point it vibrates to let you know the temperature is about to automatically fall. Amazingly simply picking up the vaporizer will restart the heating process.
All in all a dry herb vaporizer utilising true ingenuity, fantastic job CigGo!
Firstly, the Relax is incredibly simple to operate. The standard five clicks turn the device on. By pressing the plus or minus buttons you can set the vaporizer to your desired temperature. The temperature moves up and down in increments of five and you can choose either celsius or fahrenheit so this feature is certainly customizable. Pressing the power button a further two times then instructs the vape to find the correct temperature. When reached it vibrates twice to let you know it has heated up and is ready to use. This all happens in under 30 seconds.
Incidentally, the vape is always set at the temperature last in use, So, if you like to vape at one particular temperature this is a convenient feature.
The fact the heating chamber is situated at the base of the Herbstick Relax rather than under the mouthpiece was really rather nice. It’s easy to access and no faffing around unscrewing mouthpieces. The stainless steel chamber is impressively sizeable.
Packed moderately and set at 200 degrees celsius the cloud was good and the flavor deliciously strong. There was also absolutely no heat register to the mouthpiece and just slight warmth to the body.
Pushing through the temperatures up to the maximum of 225 degrees celsius/437 fahrenheit the Relax continued to perform consistently. Other less capable vapes would falter at this stage. Not the Herbstick Relax, which maintained temperature, cloud and taste. Despite the maximum temperature, the mouthpiece remained cool and the vapor pure and fresh. There is heat to the body of the vape but nowhere near too hot to handle as can be the case with some dry herb vaporizers.
The haptic feedback is a great reminder tool. If you’re distracted mid session and you put your vape down for a moment the vibration alert that lets you know it is about to cool down is bothy handy and efficient battery-wise.
If you’re not a fan of the vibration however, there is an option to disable it by a simple long press on the plus button.
Finally, you can use the Herbstick Relax while in charging mode; I don’t know about you but for me, to be able to continue to use my vape whilst it’s charging is a top feature! As with design and appearance, the performance of the Herbstick Relax is top class. I truly cannot fault this creation from CigGo.
What Comes Included in the Box
Herbstick Relax Vaporizer with 2200mAh battery
Extra chamber lid
Micro USB Charging Cable
5 x pipe cleaners
3 x mini spacers
Why We Choose to Sell the CigGo Herbstick Relax
Consistent, outstanding performance presented in a classic, modern design is a winning combination.
The Herbstick has a real high end feel and look which is matched equally in performance and portability. The price tag is hugely competitive for a vaporizer of this standard and we 100% know our customers will be delighted with this choice.
Pick up yours today. the herbstick relax dry herb vaporizer
Over the past couple of years, cannabis has been a subject that has gathered much attention and provoked endless debate. You’d be hard-pressed not to have noticed the global media frenzy surrounding this plant. In fact, you’d have to be either living under a rock or so stoned you cannot see the end of your nose for it to have passed you by!
Now, almost half way through 2019, the recent exposure of cannabis has lead us to witness a significant and profound shift in the attitude towards the cannabis plant.
Hate campaigns condemning marijuana, as well as outcasting those that indulged in it, seem to be a thing of the past. Remarkably, in its place, we are now met with a worldwide pro-cannabis campaign.
In particular, the once demonised Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) component is receiving accolation of the highest regard. This poses the question Just what is it that has altered the world’s mind regarding THC?
The legislation surrounding cannabis naturally swayed and formed many people’s preconceived notions of the marijuana plant. Excessively strict laws regarding the importation, growing, selling and possession of cannabis all across the world undoubtedly sent out a scary message. This was the intention and it succeeded. Consequently, the majority of law-abiding citizens would
never have considered cannabis an option either to be used medically or recreationally.
The Black Market that inevitably developed as a result of the stringent criminalization of marijuana possibly fuelled the seedy, unsociable perception of cannabis smokers further. Subsequently, placing an increase in levels of violent crime and poverty at the hands of the illegal use of the cannabis plant, would hammer the nails in the coffin further. Furthermore
confirming the public’s worst nightmares about this herb.
The world has clearly been divided into two camps for many years in relation to marijuana. Essentially there are those that have continued to enjoy cannabis recreationally despite the law and those that would not touch it with a bargepole. With feelings running so strong and deep in both the pro and con camps, it would be hard to imagine the two worlds ever overlapping.
However, once a large, influential country like the US begins loosening it’s regulations, the world soon sits up and begins to take notice.
Not only is the plant being decriminalised in state after state, it is now a huge, reputable industry with the governments concerned gaining millions in tax benefit. The speed at which the cannabis industry is growing is inexplicable and set to take over both sales of alcohol and cigarettes combined.
As the world watches, more and more countries are following suit. The relaxing of laws and serious talks regarding future decriminalization has resulted in a new found popularity and belief in a plant that once was said to cause so much harm.
CBD – Wellbeing and Mindfulness
Marketing Cannabidiol or CBD, an isolated component of the cannabis plant, was an integral part in leading to the vast acknowledgement of THC.
The cannabinoid CBD soared on to the scene when, it became apparent, that people were using it to alleviate and cure symptoms of an array of medical conditions. A flurry of anecdotal reports sparked a deep interest into the potential health benefits of this constituent of the marijuana plant.
As more and more people began to explore CBD, they discovered the indepth scientific research that was already documented. With some of the world’s leading health experts reporting such positive findings regarding the medicinal properties of CBD gave the anecdotes weight and authority.
Very soon people were demanding access to this cannabinoid that withheld the potential to change lives. People living with painful, chronic conditions began coming off their pharmaceutical drugs in favour of this homeopathic remedy. Often describing the prescription drugs as having their own severe side effects to health, patients were opting for this natural
option to restore homeostasis and improve quality of life.
The attraction of CBD to many patients was that it was a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. As opposed to its counterpart THC, CBD would not have the mind altering effects that had helped demonise THC for the past century. This was incredibly appealing to many individuals who, otherwise, would never have considered the ingestion of a drug that
could get you ‘high’.
However, more research would lead many patients to the foregone conclusion that to treat their particular symptoms CBD alone would simply not work. That the very component they were hellbent on avoiding due to its ‘stoner’ references, was in fact, the compound that would alleviate their ailments.
Very soon, with education and thorough research, more patients were now seeking a treatment that included the cannabinoid THC. Consequently more anecdotal evidence celebrating the health benefits of both CBD and THC flooded the internet and the media. THC was shaking off its terrible reputation and being taken seriously as a pioneering health supplement for many
illnesses, including epilepsy and dementia.
People have been using marijuana to treat ailments and to compliment general well-being for thousands of years. Despite this, the Western World has remained skeptical regarding the safety and effectiveness of the cannabis plant.
The publication of any scientific research saying anything to the contrary appears to have happened in fits and starts over the last century. There are significant positive findings relating to the potential medical benefits of cannabis during the pre-criminalisation era. However in the years that followed the topic was shelved and the properties of marijuana were certainly not
being studied at medical school.
Throughout these times, there are a handful of health professionals that have vehemently advocated the use of cannabis as an aid to health. However, the disapproval amongst the Food and Drug Administration officials meant these findings could never really grow roots and sprout.
The surge of new interest in cannabis has now seen a rise in scientific research at an exponential rate. The expose of cannabis-based products drives the demand for as much scientific fact as possible as more countries begin to allow their health officials to prescribe medical marijuana and more patients begin self-treatment programmes.
The scientific data allows doctors to feel more confident in an area most are otherwise unsure of. This information also arms the patients themselves with the facts they need to make independent, informed decisions regarding their health.
With regards to using the cannabis plant as a supplement to health, people have been happily discussing the benefits of CBD freely. Unlike THC, there seems to be no sense of shame associated with CBD. The concept that this cannabinoid can compliment health issues is being shouted from the rooftops loud and proud. This clearly boils down to the emphasis that CBD is non-psychoactive and that it has never been defined as a recreational drug.
The success stories of CBD in the treatment of anxiety and inflammation are published in their droves and articles relating to CBD gain the attention of people of all ages and from all walks of life. There’s an air of innocence surrounding the CBD cannabinoid. A kind of purity that helps people separate it from marijuana as a drug and the connotations that sit alongside that fact.
Add to that the strategic marketing of CBD and you can understand how it has quickly accrued a high degree of acceptance and a definite air of cool. From coffee to suppositories, gummies to tinctures; the 101 ways you can ingest CBD has been rolled out as a phenomenon in its own right.
In conflict with this, until more recently, people have been very reluctant to discuss or explore the medical potential of the black sheep of the family, tetrahydrocannabinol. Ironically, it is THC that scientists have found has the closest correlation with therapeutic relief. The social stigma has been something people really seem to struggle getting over. Finally though, it is being discussed more honestly and consequently patients are gaining a clearer insight into how THC can provide the optimum symptom relief.
Take, for example Autism. A closer look at using THC alongside CBD in the treatment of Autism has shown it reduces anxiety and stress dramatically, where CBD alone has been found to actually aggravate symptoms.
Various studies have gathered information from patients who have reported the effects they have experienced. That symptoms such as agitation, insomnia, loss of appetite, depression and stress are dramatically improved with the introduction of THC.
This clearly conflicts the argument that THC merely makes a person high or stoned. Moreover it states a real case for THC to act in exactly the same way as a benzodiazepine or antidepressant would. Even better as it is derived from a natural plant.
Studies are now finding that THC is a more effective treatment for epilepsy than CBD. Interestingly, the discovery has been made somewhat by accident.
Several countries and a growing number of US states have opted to legalise cannabis. Within these jurisdictions people have access to CBD products and more recently CBD based medications such as Epidiolex. These medications are derived purely from the cannabis plant and contain little or no THC.
However, people living in US states or countries where cannabis is still prohibited are sourcing their cannabis from the black market. Due to the fact the THC content cannot be regulated in black market cannabis, University research studies have been carried out to find out how effective this treatment is.
To their surprise, they discovered that some of the most effective cannabis products contained higher levels of THC than CBD. Still not high enough to cause psychoactive effects but at least twice the level of CBD present. Testing samples of illegal cannabis that parents were using to treat their children with epilepsy found that where concentrations of THC were higher than those of CBD the reduction of seizures was significantly higher. It would appear from these studies that THC alone has anticonvulsant properties. The research was further proven when families switching from black market cannabis to Epidiolex reported that the original treatment was more effective.
Vaping rather than smoking
For many people, the option to now vaporize cannabis rather than smoke it is enormously appealing.
In a world where stress related illness is commonplace, lots of us are now looking for alternative remedies to balance our physical and mental health. A combination of the negative side effects of some pharmaceutical drugs and the limited healthcare resources is driving people to educate themselves in natural health supplements and take control of their own wellbeing.
The general population is more aware than ever of the health properties that can be derived from plants. We are already a nation that has become much more open to experimenting with less formal medicinal practises. Aromatherapy is a plant based alternative treatment that has been widely recognised and practised as an aid to healing for a long time. Furthermore, in
recent years Chinese medicine is a healing option that many patients in the western world have discovered works better for them than those drugs prescribed by GPs and hospital doctors .
Dry Herb Vaporizing
Consequently, the introduction of the dry herb vaporizer has been met with overwhelming demand. Those that have researched alternative remedies for their own symptoms and conditions have been discovering the multi faceted properties of the cannabis plant. Yet at the same time many who are opposed to smoking and all the harmful bi-products that that entails
have been reluctant to try cannabis.
Dry herb vaporizers such as the Flowermate Aura have exposed a safe method of ingesting the beneficial properties of THC and CBD into the body quickly and efficiently.
Those wishing to receive relief from symptoms and illnesses such as nausea, chronic pain, anxiety, cancer and epilepsy are able to self medicate by vaporizing cannabis. Vaporizing allows patients to customize dosage according to their own personal need. It also offers the option of portability and discretion as handheld vaporizers slip comfortably into a pocket and
tend to give out very little telltale odor.
For someone whose symptoms require both THC and CBD, as well as the other helpful cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, the dry herb vaporizer can be a life-changing gadget. For many patients, vaping has enabled them to try cannabis as a health supplement for the first time. For others it has meant that they can switch from smoking to vaporizing and now receive
all the added health benefits without the risks that smoking inflicts.
Vaporizing cannabis has most definitely shifted mindsets towards the benefits of THC. People of all ages and backgrounds are choosing it as a way to ingest the cannabinoids that are rebalancing their homeostasis and helping them live normal, healthy lives.
To summarise, it would appear the psychoactive, mind-altering THC compound is indeed altering minds for all the right reasons.
Whilst we remain aware that the habitual use or disrespect of any drug can lead to problems; in the correct dosage and with the right education, THC certainly has an undeniable part to play in the relief of many of the symptoms that we hear people talking about.
Right now THC is still illegal in the UK but we will undoubtedly see this change in the coming years just like in Canada and parts of the US.
Until this happens I suspect that THC will always be feared and smeared by some. But, for those open minded enough to receive the benefits, this cannabinoid will forever be celebrated.
In this article we look at 6 reasons why you should switch to a dry herb vaporizer 2019!
Dry herb vaporizers have come a long way in the last few years. They now come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, designs, colours and weights! As with all accessories, the majority of us have our own element of style. I for one love coordinating with colours. So when I take my shiny vaporizer out my pocket I like it to match what I’m wearing! So, if you’re like me and consider yourself the type of individual to carry a degree of swagger then why not use a dry herb vaporizer to complete your image?
Let’s face it, long gone are the days when the image of someone smoking a cigarette was a good look! However, taking out a smart, slick vaporizer for your herbs is the total opposite.
Imagine this, it’s a nice bright day with not a cloud in the sky, you’re sporting your favourite blue shorts, summery white shoes and top to match. You’re thinking it’s time to bless your brain and body with some of your favourite herbs. You reach in your pocket or bag and pull out The Herbstick Relax dry herb vaporizer!
Trends and technology move with the times. Complete your image with one of our slick vaporizers and set your own trend.
2019 is here and as a society we are fully aware by now that inhaling smoke and all the harmful byproducts associated with combustion is very old school. The generation of today have been blessed to learn that using a dry herb vaporizer is the modern way. It’s more convenient, it’s far more acceptable in public and of course it’s trendy.
Depending on where you are and what social circles you are in, the sight of someone smoking is frowned upon. Where as the vaporizer will make an interesting talking point; pulling out your rolling papers can be a social nightmare!
Roll with the times, fit in with the now, be that new modern individual. Why pull out that torn packet of raw rizla paper when you can pull out a slick Flowermate Aura?
At one stage, in the not so long past, one had to spend a small fortune to get a solid performing dry herb vaporizer. Features like precise temperature control, ceramic chamber, convection style heating and isolated air paths came with a high price tag. However, now you can find all of these specs at an affordable price if you shop around. Even in this day you can pay over the odds for a high end model that really has very little more technology-wise than a device half its price.
An affordable model with the features mentioned still gives you complete control over how you inhale your herbs. Whether you require a powerful hit, a long lasting battery or sweet tasting vapor; herb vaporizers within the affordable price bracket will accommodate you.
Take the Nereus Nova Dry Herb vaporizer for example. It’s priced at just £45 and has all the features and performance of a model much higher in value. When we talk about power, precise temperature control and taste it certainly combines it all and brings true value for money. Currently one of the more popular models sold in Europe it’s now taking the same path in the UK.
No Time Wasting
Considering all the information that is available to us in respect of how awesome natural herbs are for the mind and the body, it’s no wonder that the use of natural remedies are on the rise. The inhaling method of consuming herbs to benefit from its properties appeal to so many. This includes Rosemary, Valerian Root, Chamomile, Cannabis, and many others.
When considering the use of cannabis in the past most people would assume it was enjoyed purely for recreational fun. Fast forward to present day and self-medicating is the buzzword for cannabis use. This can include relief of anxiety, chronic pain, to lift your mood or to simply relax the mind.
Using a dry herb vaporizer means that whether it’s recreational or to self medicate you can have your herbs ready to inhale within 30 seconds. Taking into consideration how simple to use they are, you can award yourself the healing properties super quick.
All dry herb vaporizers are generally very simple to use. Let’s take the Atman Pretty Plus as an excellent example. It uses one-button-does-all technology, with a preset temperature of 400F which is perfect for most dry herbs and flowers.
Using a dry herb vaporizer hands down offers the cleanest experience with the method of inhaling vapor direct into the lungs. When smoking your herbs you’re taking in many other unwanted substances as well as the properties from your herbs. This will effect the overall experience with how the herbs affect your mind and body and your health.
In this day and age, people are more conscious about what goes into the body. If the idea is to receive the healing properties of a particular herb, why dilute it with harmful chemicals that are not helping you in way you desire?
If we use cannabis as an example the THC will have a far more desired effect on its own without all the poisons associated without all the poisons associated with combustion. When the body is inhaling multiple substances it can deliver a negative experience just like one when one mixes different alcohol.
A dry herb vaporizer will provide the cleanest experience with your dry herbs.
Many vapers are ex-smokers. The invention of the portable dry herb vaporizer has made the decision to switch from smoking to vaping a no brainer. Those of us that are ex smokers will I’m sure remember how your clothes and hands would stink after having a smoke? Now my herbs of choice are inhaled without the embarrassment of my clothes and hands giving my activities away to the whole world.
Smoking in itself is a smell that’s hard to disguise. With vaping there is minimal smell, so others around you don’t have be bothered by that in any way.
Dry herb vapor gives out a pleasant, pure and subtle odor without the harsh, potent smell that burning your herb delivers. Vaporizing your herb offers the discretion that is needed to be able to more or less vape anywhere.
The Lucky Bear vaporizer is a CBD/THC oil mini mod. It is manufactured by Atman who have been in the industry for over 10 years.
Atman vaporizers are a leading innovative company that specialize in manufacturing affordable, high quality, portable electronic vaporizers.
Since 2009 Atman have been utilizing the latest technology to create vaporizers that both perform and catch the eye with their uniqueness.
Atman products please us greatly on many levels. There are three clear areas in which they definitely excel however; design, affordability and exceeding customer expectation. We will highlight and expand on these areas as we continue.
Their inventiveness and attention to detail ensure original, easy to use, high performing vaporizers are offered to their customers.
Kronicvapes already stock two other lines from Atman – The Pretty Plus and Hashmate. These are both hugely popular selling Vape Pens and big favourites on our site. So, when the Lucky Bear CBD mini mod came to our attention we knew we had to put it through . its paces. Should this vape impress us enough, it would be sure to proudly join its existing . Atman family members on our site.
Firstly, the Lucky Bear vaporizer arrives in a quirky cylindrical, cornflower blue plastic box. I cannot liken the packaging to anything else I have seen, as this is a unique piece of design in itself. The transparent, plastic lid gives you your first glimpse of the contents. Peering up at youis the trademark face of the Lucky Bear followed by comprehensive instructions of use, product features and specifications.
Much like a child with a Kinder egg; I am now desperate to squeeze open this plastic casing and discover what awaits me inside! I’ve seen many images of the Lucky Bear mini mod of course but still I can’t quite comprehend how Atman have produced such a tiny, functioning mini mod. Seeing is believing.
The hype that surrounds this vaporizer based on its minute size and quirky design does the real thing no justice. With the lid popped open and the instructions removed there sits the smallest, simplest mini mod I have ever seen.
Securely encased in a black foam inlay, the subtle characteristics of the Lucky Bear catch my eye. Elegantly carved into the side profile of the vaporizers battery I can clearly define a bear’s eye, nose, mouth and paw. All the while smiling to myself at both the fun and creativity that has clearly gone into the aesthetics of this model.
The bear, it appears to me, is hugging a tree, only in this case the tree is in fact the oil cartridge sitting flush next to the battery.
Next, I remove the mod from the foam casing, desperate to get a feel of this extraordinary vaporizer. It is notably heavier in weight than I imagined. This is a good thing as it feels as though it carries some substance. The last thing I want from a vape is something so flimsy or fragile that it will shatter into pieces after a drop or a knock.
Having said weighty however, let’s get that into perspective. The Lucky Bear weighs just 150 grams! However, standing at only 3” in height with the cartridge intact, you’d expect it to feel lighter. The weight is distributed evenly and for something so small it feels incredibly robust and durable.
The Lucky Bear name sits discreetly near the base of the battery in small type, with the Atman logo on the reverse side.
I’m incredibly impressed by both the look and the feel of this mini mod. Despite the fun nature of the design it retains a sophisticated and sleek outline. Aesthetically speaking I’d happily take this vaporizer out and about with me. Furthermore, I’d be confident it would be able to endure a few bumps and knocks along the way.
I’ve used a mod with 80W output, precise temperature control and 2500mah battery for many years. The Lucky Bear comes in at just a fraction of this size and power so I was obviously very keen to see what this miniature mod was capable of.
The Lucky Bear is fitted with a 550mAh battery with preset output and temperatures optimised for CBD vape oil. To say I was, at the very least, doubtful of the Lucky Bear’s abilities would be a fair statement. However, the reality I was met with exceeded all expectations. The Lucky Bear arrives with an empty, reusable 510 thread cartridge. It is both simple to remove from the battery and to fill. I filled my cartridge with 1ml of Canavape 200mg CBD/CBG vape oil and reattached to the battery.
To switch the Lucky Bear’s power on is another design highlight. The bear’s left eye also doubles up as the power control! Situated at the top of the vape, press the eye 5 times. This will cause a blue neon light to flash indicating your vape is now fired up.
From that moment you are completely and utterly good to go. No messing about with custom settings just sit back and enjoy.
From such a tiny oil vaporizer the battery is surprisingly powerful. I was realistic in terms of comparison with my larger mod and guessed the Lucky Bear would probably operate at about 20% capacity. This would be fair based on the difference i battery size and the customized settings available with my Nano Tarot.
Wow! Could I have not been more mistaken! The Lucky Bear outperformed any preconceived notions I had stored.
This mini mod gives hugely satisfying vapor cloud as well as clean, cool flavoursome hits. 1ml of oil gave me around 12 significant pulls and the battery was still charged.
To fully charge the Lucky Bear took around an hour. Depending on usage the battery can last a couple of days if vaping infrequently or 12 hours if vaping frequently throughout the day.
The performance from the Lucky Bear took my breath away quite frankly. Just proving that great things do come in very small packages.
What’s in the Box
Lucky Bear Mini Mod
510 Replaceable Cartridge
Micro USB Lead
Final thoughts on the Lucky Bear Vaporizer
As authorised stockists of Atman, Kronicvapes already gave this manufacturer our stamp of approval. We absolutely love the ingenuity, originality and outstanding performance with these vaporizers.
The Lucky Bear is absolutely no exception. The quirkiness in its bear design; the ease and simplicity of use; the fantastic price tag and superb quality of vapor make it an absolute must have for us. But don’t take our word for it. Purchase one today and you will see for yourself what a hit the Lucky Bear CBD/THC oil mini mod really is!