Zeus Thunder 2Read More
I’ve used a lot of vape pens in my day, and this is definitely one of the better ones. While the Zeus Thunder 2 may not be the flashiest vape out there, it’s a competent pen that works reliably, and what more could you really want from a vape? It’s nice to see the trend of companies moving away from exposed coils, and the ceramic heating element of the Thunder makes for smooth, flavorful hits. Loading the pen is slightly more complicated than some pens, requiring a small cap to be unscrewed from the vaporization chamber. This can lead to some issues, since you definitely don’t want to lose the cap in a crowded concert, but helps to keep the runny hash goop from overflowing and gunking up the vape. Pre-loading the pen makes it great for on-the-go usage, like hiking, biking, or any other activity requiring motion at which you’ll want to tote a toke. The vaporization chamber sits inside a glass housing, allowing you to see the hit as you take it, which is a nice feature lacking in some comparable models. If you are looking for an inconspicuous reliable vape, Zeus Thunder gets the job done. torontovaporizer.ca
Puffco Plus Vape PenRead More
reviewed by DJ Reetz
Sleek and stylish, this vaporizer from Puffco is a good looking apparatus. With a weighty feel, this vape gives users the feeling of durability, and the slick gun metal design adds to that. While the Puffco Plus looks good on the outside, it’s what’s inside that really sets it apart from some of the other vapes on the market. A ceramic atomizer is the standout feature (no coils here) and as a bonus, the mouthpiece is fitted with a small ceramic loading tool. You won’t have to ball your wax up with your fingers to load this one, just unscrew the mouthpiece, scoop out the concentrate you want, and screw the mouthpiece back on with the glob still attached. There are three power settings, so you can crank it up if you’ve got some solid shatter or leave it low to enjoy the full terpene profile of your live resin. There’s also a “sesh” setting, activated by clicking the power button twice, that will keep the atomizer activated for a short time, allowing you to more easily share your vape with friends who might not be familiar with your hardware. I found myself using the sesh mode just to get the bigger rips that it allows for, letting it run for just a second or two before each pull. If you’re looking for a higher quality vape, check out Puffco. I’m looking forward to making it part of my routine. www.puffco.com
Perfecto Disposable Vape Pen by BhangRead More
reviewed by Monocle Man
The first thing I thought when I looked at the Bhang Perfecto is it looks just like the Blu e-cig without the detachable cartridge. This makes it perfect for discreet vaping. I found I needed to take about five good pulls to get the dose I needed for the next 30-45 minutes. The Perfecto gave a smooth vape. Flavor wise you could tell Bhang uses a natural oil (most likely coconut) instead of any glycol, along with the CO2 extracted cannabis oil. I tested both the Sativa and Indica pens. They both delivered on the packaging. I found the sativa to be very functional and mellow throughout the entire day. The indica definitely had a relaxing melt-into-the-couch-with-a-bucket-of-popcorn-and-a-marathon-of-American-Dad vibe. To check out everything Bhang has to offer from their line of vape pens to their deliciously crafted chocolates go to gotbhang.com.
Paragon Flower Vape Pen by Cloud PenRead More
reviewed by Monocle Man
I know that concentrates are all the rage nowadays but I’ve always been more of a flower guy. Because of this I have felt rather left out when it came to portable flower vaporizers. There are plenty of flower vapes on the market but they tend to be much bulkier than your typical concentrate pens. The Paragon from Cloud Pen parts from the norm with a super sleek portable design. The key to the Paragon is its simplicity. There is no temperature gauge to mess with, just a ceramic chamber to put your freshly ground flower into. With its slim design you are sacrificing how much flower you can load making this more of a four-hitter per load. I also noticed that after a couple pulls I had to give the flower a stir to get an even vape off the remainder. The vape experience was very smooth and the taste was very dependent on how flavorful the strain itself was. With a subtle flavored strain there was a generic vape taste, with a pungent strain the terpenes tended to come through much better. One of the things I love about Cloud Pen is that they always give you all of the tools necessary. The Paragon comes equipped with a grinder, cleaning brush, charger and a stirring spoon. This vape is great on the go for a discreet and smooth flower vaping experience. You can order the Paragon and any of the other great Cloud Pen vapes at cloudpenz.com
Celebrate 4/20 Weekend in Style with Indica VaporizerRead More
Beginning on the 14th and 15th of April, in Denver, Indica, was a primary sponsor of the BIG Industry Trade Show http://www.bigindustryshow.com/. This event kicked off the cannabis week with the introduction of Indica's new portable convection vaporizer, the Indica O2. This was on display at the show and will be available-for-sale within the month. The Indica 02, rivals the best of the desktop convection base vaporizers with the ease and on-demand vaping only imagined possible in a portable vaporizer.
For the ease and comfort of business-to-business visitors, musicians of most key venues in Denver, and VIP transportation, Indica has created a fleet of luxury buses for the purpose of keeping the guests of Denver comfortable and inlightened. On board each bus, there will be two smokes models, who will assist guest with the questions regarding the Indica and the sites of Denver as well. Guess will be transported to and from tradeshow sites, hotels, nightclubs and airports. Indica has partnered with Leafly and other sponsors in providing luxury Bus transportation throughout Denver, https://www.leafly.com/. Indica is proud to provide this service to the many incoming guests to Denver on the celebratory 420 week.
Throughout these 10 days, Indica will provide VIP access to behind the scene of cannabis week as well as access to most sought after club scenes in the Denver regional area.
Indica, in its efforts to expand its role in the industry, has helped create new state-of-the-art
Indica will continue its transport service to the "Marijuana Investor Summit," http://www.marijuanainvestorsummit.com/, and to Denver's exclusive night club scene as it closes it's week celebrating the end of Cannabis Prohibition.
Disposable Vaporizers by TAORead More
by Caroline Hayes
Convenience is sometimes hard to find when it comes to vape pens. There’s all this packing, unpacking, cleaning, and replacing of the heating element. What if there was a pen that was effective and disposable? Well Tao’s Disposable Vaporizers are just that.
The Tao VaporX Medical-Grade Vaporizer supports the use of dry herb and wax. As a person who favors flower over concentrates, I was excited about this pen. It seems as though every time someone hands me a pen there’s hash in it instead of my beloved dry herb. This pen works great for both.
For being disposable, the VaporX has a nice sleek look to it, with a matte and glossy finish. They come in five cool colors and the size is just right - not too clunky or flashy. The heating unit is ceramic and is made of medical-grade titanium-plated heating coil. It also comes with a keychain-ready packing/dabbing tool to help you get the bowl loaded, which is decent sized. I was able to get about five good rips off it before having to repack it, but I’m sure you could stretch that number if you packed it a little tighter. The package claims there are about 500 hits per pen.
It’s also extremely easy to use and there’s a list of instructions on the package to help squash any confusion about how to load it and use it.
Think disposable vapor pens are a waste? Tao offers a recycling service where the used vape pen can be sent back to them, and then you can receive 50 percent off the next pen purchase.
I have to note this, if you are looking for a true vape, this might not be for you. There’s not a temp gauge but I would guess the weed burns at about 445° or maybe even higher. Because of this, there is a little smoke that is produced, so be cautious if trying to use in a discreet place, say a hotel room. It does, however, do the job of making you feel good and definitely isn’t as harsh as a joint, bong, etc.
Perfect for on the go, discreet vaping. The VaporX is great to take on vacation to use when your destination has been reached, or to purchase when you get to Colorado for 420 weekend celebrations and recycle before leaving, or just a night out when you don’t want to be responsible for not losing your nice, $200+ vapor pen.
This product is handy for people who are coming to CO who want to vape while visiting but don’t want to travel home with anything used, or drop a pretty penny on a vape they wont be taking home with them.
If you like Tao’s disposable pens you see here, be sure to check out their non-disposable vapes and nation-wide retail locations at www.taovapor.com.
Launch Box by Magic FlightRead More
Magic Flight puts out quality products. THC featured the Maud-Dib concentrate vaporizer this past December. We love the Maud-Dib and we love the Launch Box too! Our staff was lucky enough to try The Premium Cherry Launch Box Kit, which comes with one Cherry Launch Box, two rechargeable NiMH batteries with protective caps, battery charger, felt-lined decorative tin, glass draw stem, a cleaning brush, Flight Guide, and a lifetime functional warranty. Magic Flight also sent a Finishing Grinder to use with the Launch Box.
After trying this vaporizer for the first time, we were hooked. It is so easy to use and has such a nice look. The first thing that needs to be done is to charge the batteries fully. Once that is taken care of, open the top of the box by swinging the clear lid to the side. Then place the pre-filled finishing grinder in the perfectly fitted opening on the top of the box and grind up some your favorite strain for vaporizing. The grinder pulverizes the herb into an ultra-fine blend and drops it right into the vape trench. Next, close up the top, place the mouthpiece in the hole in the front of the box, and insert the battery into the hole in the back. This is when something truly magical happens. You will notice the orangey glow as the heating element begins to vaporize your herb inside this awesome little box. Inhale from the mouthpiece and enjoy.
The vaporizer can be used about 10-15 times before it has to be reloaded. This might vary from person to person, but once the flower is brownish it is time to swap it out. Vaporizing with the Launch Box is awesome for several reasons, not the least of which is that it makes your favorite strains taste even better, and it is compact and portable with its own carrying tin. The Launch box is also wind proof, has super-fast vaporizing capability, is absolutely silent, doesn’t get hot in your hand and uses AA batteries. Not to mention it is tough and durable (no glass), made in the USA, it looks cool and makes you feel like a vaporizing genius. We could go on and on.
The Launch Box is available in maple, cherry and walnut woods. It comes plain or with laser etched patterns on the lid. They even have a hybrid that looks like the Maud-Dib. See for yourself at www.magic-flight.com
Ripstic VapeRead More
by Sam Ruderman
I was on a walk with my dog in my neighborhood when I heard a voice say, “Hey dude, come over here.” It was my neighbor, Nick Hulbert, who I hadn’t yet met. Mostly, he just wanted to meet and let our dogs play, but soon after talking, he whipped out a beautiful vaporizing pen that he called a Ripstic, and we partook. I was so blown away by this device, and even more astonished when Nick told me that he is the owner of the company! He explained that they are a small business focused on their customers and the products they provide, continually upgrading to offer the best possible vaporizer. He showed me how the wickless titanium coil attachments eliminated burnt wicks and provided the best possible taste It truly is the smoothest vaporizer I have ever indulged in. We talked a while about music and our favorite bands, and he told me a story about how he and his friend met STS9 after a show one night and let the band try out the Ripstic. After that fateful night, they ended up creating a customized pen and accessory kit for the band and selling them with huge success at their merch booth. Nick went on to also work with Boombox, Robotic Pirate Monkey, and Project Aspect. In the near future, he plans to roll out some pens with different artists from a variety of backgrounds, in addition to a series of different glass bubbler attachments.
All of the glass accessories are made by Colorado artists, which is an awesome way to support the local community of glassblowers. Recently, I have been using this pen quite often, and not only does it actually rip better then other pens I use, it is essentially like having a portable dab kit. The quad diffuser in the “Ripbub” attachment ensures a smooth hit of vapor that will never burn your throat. Best of all, Nick says he will replace broken products whether it’s a factory defect or not. This holiday season, if you’re in the market for a vaporizer, I highly suggest this product! Check out their website at www.ripsticvape.com.
Vaporizing BasicsRead More
by DJ Reetz
Got a case of the black lung? Slow it down there smokey, maybe try vaporizing instead.
For most marijuana consumers, the act of smoking means inhaling particulate matter, particles that may or may not have an adverse effect on lung health.
For the technologically savvy smokers, a vaporizer can mean less junk in the lungs while still getting the much-needed cannabinoids. According to a 2007 study published by the University of California at San Francisco, vaporizers can offer the same medicinal benefits as smoking without the added potential toxins that come from the combustion of plant material.
We here at THC Magazine are committed to the health and well being of all of our readers, and in that pursuit we offer you this quick and easy guide to vaporizing.
The vaporizer market seems to be exploding these days, especially here in Colorado where a seemingly ceaseless flow of entrepreneurs are flooding the market with new technology.
While this can seem intimidating to the uninitiated, the plethora of vaporizers on the market really just means more options for consumers, and that’s definitely a good thing.
While truly bad vaporizers are hard to find, you will want to make sure your vape meets the minimum requirements of heating your herb or hash without going over the threshold and into combustion range. THC vaporizes at 315 degrees Fahrenheit, CBD at somewhere between 320 and 356 degrees, and CBN at 365 degrees. This means you will need to adjust your temperature based on your desired effect. No matter what you are doing, you’ll want to ensure you don’t heat your flower to the point of combustion, or 446 degrees Fahrenheit.
So maybe you don’t have a laser thermometer handy. Well, a little experimentation may be in order. Properly vaped flower will have a brownish hue to it when you’re finished. However, if your flower is looking blackish, you probably want to crank that puppy down a few notches.
Taste can also bee a good indicator. Vapor should maintain at least some of the terpene profile of the flower, so you should be getting a clean taste free of the burnt flavor. Keep in mind that terpenes vaporize at a lower temperature than cannabinoids (258.8 degrees Fahrenheit) so if you don’t have your vape’s temp set high enough you’ll get the flavor without any of the effects. For this reason it is advisable to err on the side of higher temperature, as it is easier to tell when you are burning your flower and you are sure to be getting all the cannabinoids in your inhale. Be aware that you may cough pretty hard when vapor hits your lungs, and this is not necessarily a sign of overheated herb.
If you’re using flower, make sure you are grinding your herb before you put it in the vape. This allows for more even distribution of heat among the plant matter and for less waste. If you are using water-extracted bubble hash, grind it up as well for this same reason. For other types of concentrate you can generally just load it in straight, but check your vape’s instruction manual before you do. Not all vaporizers are made to handle sticky hash.
As for which vaporizer to choose, that’s really a matter of preference and budget. Vapes run the gamut in cost, from small pocket vapes you can score for less than 30 bucks to free-standing vapes like the Volcano that can run over $400.
Generally, pen vapes require hash or oil, and in some cases only function with specific, pre-made cartridges, so make sure you know what you’ll have to buy to refill your vape before you walk out of the door with it.
Free-standing vapes are generally used with flower, though many function splendidly with different types of hash as well. Make sure you read the instructions before you throw hash in it. Some are not made for hash.
If you really want to be hip, dabbing is another option for vapor hounds. This system involves heating a surface – often a titanium nail – and touching a small amount of hash (a dab) to it. The process usually involves the use a butane torch for heat, and can therefore be a little daunting to newcomers.
For the best experience, use a full dabbing rig. It’s an apparatus similar to a bubbler with a nail in place of the bowl. The cost of a solid dabbing rig can be pretty high though, so you may opt for a more simplistic method. Be careful when inhaling. Dabs are notorious for expanding in your lungs, so a little will go a long way.
If you’re interested in vaping, you can start by looking at the vaporizers promoted in this magazine. Compare them. Stop by your local marijuana vendor. The folks there will be sure to help you sort it all out. Shop around and make sure you’re getting a vape that matches your needs.