WeVape Aquamizer Vape Pen Bubbler Review

WeVape Aquamizer Vape Pen Bubbler Review

Vaporizing, or vaping, one’s herbal flowers or concentrates is all the rage and a great way to practice harm reduction and avoid the carcinogens and toxins produced by burning any herb or extract with a flame. Vapor is superior to smoke and believed by some to produce a more uplifting, “cleaner” high that contains more of what patients and lifestyle users want (cannabinoids and terpenes) and less of what they don’t (toxins and non-trichome plant matter).

While dabbing is commonly associated with youth culture and one doesn’t typically conjure an image of a glaucoma-ridden senior citizen hunched over a dab rig (unless he or she follows @elderlywhodab on Instagram), vaping concentrates is one of the most efficient ways for very sick patients to receive cannabinoid medicine. People suffering from any condition that requires quick relief from pain (think diseases like migraines and arthritis) or nausea (such as that produced by chemotherapy) can gain significant relief from dabbing.

Mobility + Dab Rig Draws

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Many patients and cannabis consumers desire the power and efficiency of a desktop dab rig — complete with water bubbler for cool, smooth vapor hits — while also yearning for the convenience and portability of a conventional vape pen or portable vaporizer. Also, many mobile-consumers desire some relief from the frequent cleaning of ash associated with most vape pens. Such a solution now exists in the Aquamizer Bubbler Attachment by WeVape.

WeVape, one of the most unique companies in the cannabis vaporizer industry, develops and sells special vape pens and accessories intended to conveniently vaporize cannabis concentrates at home or on-the-go. The company produces small, efficient devices that vaporize any cannabis extract such as BHO, CO2 oil, live resin, or rosin. Those who are into or curious about popular concentrates like shatter, crumble, or wax are prime candidates for WeVape’s hardware. In essence, the company sells a very small, very sexy, and very efficient mobile dab rig for about one-third to half the cost one would expect.

The most impressive trait of this mobile dabber? Big, dense vapor draws. Said one Whaxy reviewer:

“You get a dab hit, not a vape pen hit.”

Conventional dab rigs are designed to fully vaporize small amounts, or dabs, of concentrates, not the flower (buds) of the plant. Because of their unique role, dabbing vape pens feature atomizers and different internals than conventional pens or mobile vapes. The atomizer is the actual surface on which the dab is placed at the time of vaporization; it is where the magic occurs.

Three Dab-Friendly Components

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WeVape’s affordable dabbing vape pen is comprised of three components:

  • Aquamizer Bubbler Attachment (water filtration): When filled with cold water, this unit helps deliver smooth hits that rarely burn one’s throat or cause excessive coughing. The most impressive characteristic of this device isn’t its attractive curves or powerful, directed air flow, but rather its diminutive size. Partnered with WeVape’s Patriot Heating Element and a 30W battery (eLeaf iStick), this portable vaping dab rig costs only $90, a tremendous value for those seeking high-quality dabbing. Full-size desktop dab rigs simply can’t compete on price, ease-of-use, or safety (no need for a blow torch with WeVape’s devices is a major benefit).
  • Patriot Heating Element (atomizer): This slick, solid device features a capable and strong magnetic sealing system. WeVape claims the $25 unit can provide up to 800 percent greater airflow than conventional models. It features a titanium coil and cone-shaped lid that attaches via a magnet (something WeVape dubs “MagneSeal Technology”) and reduces splash by channeling excessive concentrate or oil.
  • Eleaf iStick 30W (battery): The iStick is a bleeding edge battery available for only $40 that powers the WeVape vape pen. It charges via USB, making it convenient to give one’s Aquamizer vape pen a boost of energy from a common laptop computer, one’s car, or any device that features one of these ubiquitous power/data connections. This slick, pocketable device features a stainless steel connecting thread and can be adjusted according to temperature or wattage, a nice feature absent on competing models. It is recommended to set the iStick between 10-15 watts.

WeVape sells each of these items separately or as a package. The company’s mix-and-match model selection allows one to easily and cost-effectively purchase replacement parts or spares. For example, one can choose from 30W and 50W eLeaf battery models (the 50W offers additional power for extended dab sessions, but greater bulk).

Because of the Aquamizer’s water filtration, it matches desktop dab rigs in functionality and vapor purity. Due to their high quality and superior engineering, the combination of the iStick battery, WeVape’s Patriot Heating Element atomizer, and Aquamizer water bubbler is a tour-de-force in the world of mobile dabbing that warrants investigation by any self-respecting dabber or those looking for a bit more than simply smoking or vaping flowers.

WeVape Strengths

Strengths of the WeVape product combination outlined above include smooth hits and no need for a blow torch. Explained one Whaxy reviewer who is also an expert dabber,

“It hits even smoother than my tri-level honeycomb percolator bong.”

The WeVape delivers hits as big as a dab rig and is considerably less expensive than an electronic-nail. The portability of this svelte unit makes it perfect for those who want the full power and vapor of a dab rig delivered by a package barely larger than a pack of cigarettes.

The magnetic connection employed by the device ensures a solid and reliable fit, with no unnecessary broken glass due to a sloppy or weak contact point. For the temperature adjustment, users can select watts, not just degrees, helping ensure proper titration (dosing) by maintaining accurate temperatures. Because cannabinoids and terpenes vaporize at different temperatures (based on their respective boiling points), dialing in the right temperature when vaporizing concentrates is critical for maximum medical efficacy or psychoactive effect. This also helps users get the most from their expensive concentrates, which typically cost $45-90 per gram.

Also, use of a WeVape concentrate pen is considerably faster and easier than a dab rig — in addition to being vastly more mobile. Most of this time and convenience advantage is gained from the fact that a blow torch isn’t necessary to operate this device. Because of its leading edge high-capacity battery and efficient atomizer, dabbers no longer need to worry about burning down the drapes or catching the dog on fire. And the sound of a blow torch firing up? Decidedly not soothing. It’s often an intimidating buzz kill for average patients and lifestyle consumers.

In addition, because it vaporizes cannabis concentrates and doesn’t burn then, the WeVape unit is odorless, quiet (the bubbler is the only source of sound), and highly efficient. Due to its small size, it is discreet and can be used by those in prohibitionist states or when around people who disapprove of cannabinoid medicine. Vaping overall — whether one pursues dabbing or not — is much safer than smoking, both in terms of health risks and also the fact that it doesn’t alert those in the immediate area, via a pungent odor, that cannabis is being burned and consumed.

Aquamizer: The Bubbler Attachment

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The real secret to the success of the WeVape mobile dabbing solution is the Aquamizer. This simple, attractive attachment is what allows the WeVape vape pen to achieve the type of dense, white vapor typically available only from a full-size desktop dab rigs. In many respects, portable devices like the WeVape and its ultra-practical Aquamizer are clearly superior to conventional dab rigs because they do not require a blow torch or the guesswork of estimating the temperature of a nail (set the iStick between 10-15 watts).

Mobile dabbers like the WeVape vape pen and Aquamizer bubbler attachment are a revolution in consumer dabbing simply because the vast majority of patients and lifestyle consumers don’t desire to play with a blow torch to get an extra-potent dose of cannabinoids. In fact, many patients with diseases that impact their mobility, such as dystonia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and epilepsy, are unable to safely manipulate a blow torch to hyper-heat a titanium nail and vaporize their concentrates.

WeVape even offers a 50 percent discount to those who break their Aquamizer and order a replacement within 60 days of the purchase of the original unit. Its focus on customer service indicates that the company is intent on cultivating satisfied, return customers.

Check It Out

Consumption options for very sick patients and hard core lifestyle users are good. The ability to evolve beyond the relatively primitive burning of ground cannabis flowers, and all its health risks, via the application of modern mobile technology is an opportunity that should be not ignored. While dabbing is typically considered a youthful activity indulged in only by recreational consumers, patients with a wide range of diseases should seriously consider dabbing and try WeVape’s Aquamizer bubbler powered by the eLeaf battery and Patriot Heating Element. It’s a fully functional mobile dab rig in a sub-$100 package that’s sure to please even the most ardent dabber or pain-ridden patient.

Linalool Cannabis Terpene

Linalool Cannabis Terpene

Many are familiar with the major cannabinoids found in cannabis, such as THC and CBD, which have such great efficacy for conditions like depression, PTSD, and epilepsy. But cannabinoids are only part of the picture. Terpenes are like molecular cousins to cannabinoids and serve the primary role of delivering a wide variety of alluring aromas to cannabis flowers, but also offer a wide range of medicinal benefits as well.

In addition to aroma, terpenes deliver sometimes great medicinal value. They have been found to fight cancer and act as an analgesic (pain killer). Like amino acids, terpenes are powerful building blocks within the plant’s physiology that aid in the production of vitamins, hormones, pigments, resins, and — yes, that most prized part of the herb — cannabinoids. Cannabis plants release more terpenes when temperatures are higher (one reason they emit strong odors during the peak of harvest season).

Understanding Terpenes

More than 200 terpenes are available in the cannabis plant, while more than 20,000 exist in nature. They are produced in the small resin glands that appear primarily on the surface of the flowers and sugar leaves of cannabis plants called trichomes. It is estimated that there are nearly 1000 strains of cannabis that have been bred. Each of these features a distinct and unique mix of terpenes, something called a terpene profile.

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Cannabis and cannabis products — such as concentrates — sold in legal and regulated states often feature a label providing a laboratory analysis that lists the exact percentages of cannabinoids and terpenes. Often, lab techs, budtenders, and pot nerds will discuss particular strains or extracts of cannabis in terms of their terpene profiles and how the overall efficacy of one profile (an individual of a particular strain) compares with other samples or methods of extracting concentrates.

Major terpenes include myrcene, pinene, and limonene. Myrcene, which conveys earthy and clove-like odors, determines whether a particular strain is indica or sativa by its percentage within the plant (further illustrating the important role played by terpenes). Pinene, a terpene also found in evergreens, has been found to increase mental focus and energy and acts as a bronchodilator — making it helpful for asthma sufferers. Limonene, as its name implies, provides an aroma of citrus and is found not only in cannabis, but also oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes. It has been revealed to alleviate depression and aid in digestion.

Terpenes are very volatile, delicate molecules that are easily destroyed by heat and oxidation. Popular cannabis concentrates, like BHO and CO2 oil, are mostly void of terpenes. One new extraction method called live resin preserves the terpene profile of cannabis plants. This process involves cryogenically freezing plants immediately after harvest and then using a laboratory extraction process (backyard brewers need not apply) to remove and isolate a more accurate representation of a particular plant’s mix of cannabinoids and terpenes.

What is Linalool?

Linalool, one of the minor terpenes found in cannabis, conveys a floral aroma, sometimes with a hint of spice. More than 200 species of plants produce linalool, including a variety of mints and herbs. More important, linalool serves many roles in relieving a number of symptoms, including pain, depression, seizures, inflammation (similar to limonene), and even insomnia (because it acts as a sedative). Its tranquilizing effects are helpful for those suffering with many types of psychosis.

  • Analgesic: Linalool is helpful for conditions like multiple sclerosis, dystonia, arthritis, post-operative pain, and chronic pain from any source because it is a pain killer. Combined with cannabinoids of the same efficacy, linalool can be a reinforcing agent in a patient’s struggle to manage pain, especially if they are trying to avoid or reduce use of opiates such as Vicodin, Percocet, and Oxycontin.
  • Antidepressant: More than 20 million people in the United States alone suffer from sometimes debilitating depression. This common psychological ailment can negatively affect one’s career, personal relationships, and even physical health. Linalool, when combined with cannabinoids like THC that are also effective in helping alleviate depression, helps form an overall strategy for using cannabis to treat these types of disorders.
  • Anti-Convulsant: Just as chemotherapy is used to treat conditions other than cancer, seizures afflict those with conditions other than epilepsy, such as traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, and hydrocephalus. Most seizures feature a duration of between 30 seconds and two minutes. Typically, they do not cause lasting harm, although they seizures often very taxing, painful, or exhausting for sufferers. Seizures that last longer than five minutes are considered life threatening.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Those suffering from inflammation-based diseases, such as Crohn’s, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, asthma, fibromyalgia, dermatitis, IBS, lupus, and Parkinson’s, among many others, gain benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of linalool (as well as a variety of anti-inflammatory cannabinoids).
  • Sedative and Sleep Aid: It is estimated that 10-30 percent of people suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives, with 10 percent reported to experience chronic and severe sleep deprivation. Cannabinoids like CBN, when combined with terpenes such as linalool, help patients get the sleep they require to maintain homeostasis (balance) and health. Adequate sleep is critical for patients to most effectively fight their condition or disease.

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The  Studies

Ancient cultures have used terpenes like linalool, available in a variety of aromatic herbs like cannabis, for millennia to treat a wide variety of conditions. 21st century research has confirmed the beliefs of these ancient civilizations, revealing strong medical efficacy for a variety of conditions.

A 2002 study published in the Journal of Phytomedicine revealed that linalool is a major anti-inflammatory agent, potentially helping with a variety of inflammation-related ailments, such as cancer, arthritis, and Crohn’s disease. The same research team, in a 2003 study, found linalool to also be a pain killer. These researchers again, in 2006, conducted another linalool study that further collected and examined data from animal models. This study reinforced the fact that linalool is a powerful anti-inflammatory.

2008 research published in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal supported the sedative qualities of linalool. The study estimated that 19 million Americans suffer from anxiety-related ailments, with 16 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 54 being patients of one or more anxiety conditions, which sometimes lead to substance abuse and mood disorders.

This study revealed linalool to be a powerful sedative that delivers real efficacy to those who suffer anxiety disorders and one of their most common side effects, insomnia. Concluded the study:

“Our data…suggested that linalool modulates the central nervous system by producing unconsciousness and degradation of motor movements.”

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A 2010 study involving mice that employed three different sub-types of linalool found it to be an effective anticonvulsant, meaning it shows significant promise for those who suffer seizures, such as patients of epilepsy and brain tumors. Reported the study:

“Linalool…[was] effective in preventing tonic convulsions induced by transcorneal electroshock in the animals.”

More Research Needed

As with all areas of cannabis science, terpenes like linalool are in desperate need of well funded, robust research in the form of human trials. Until cannabis is dropped from Schedule I and real studies are permitted by reputable research institutions and laboratories, medical professionals and patients must play a guessing game in terms of the types and dosages of terpenes like linalool that are most appropriate for particular conditions.

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