Israel, a leading medical cannabis research hub, has rolled out new laws that ease restrictions surrounding medical cannabis possession and consumption. In a move to offer flexibility to its growing pool of 30,000+ registered patients, the Israeli Health Ministry issued a new directive that allows individuals holding a valid permit to use cannabis in public, which is currently in effect.
So far, the only methods of consumption that were approved includes oil and vapor. Although helpful to those who are having a difficult time incorporating medicinal cannabis in their busy lifestyle, the majority of patients still prefer to smoke cannabis, which was not given the green light by officials.
“In smoking, even cannabis, other combustible materials are involved and the results of the burning can harm others,”
said Yuval Landschaft, leader of the Health Ministry’s cannabis division, during an interview with Haaretz.
The lax guidelines specifically target groups that need to partake in the medicinal plant during times of emergency, as well as those who are on a strict periodic dosing schedule. Children suffering from an epilepsy disorder are to directly benefit from the health authority’s timely directive. Under the new regulation, such patients will be able to openly drop cannabis oil in their food or directly in their mouth without scrutiny.
It is important to consider that cannabis derivatives used to treat epilepsy are high in CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, and low in THC, a compound in the plant that is responsible for cerebral stimulation.
Know the Rules
For Israel-based patients who prefer to vape cannabis, there are some additional guidelines that limit the medium’s applications. Vaporizing the herb is prohibited in locations where minors gather, such as schools and other educational institutions. Furthermore, it is still banned in airports. Registered patients are not allowed to vape cannabis in front of people. Professionals who work around heavy machinery or are holding positions in the public transportation sector are also prohibited from vaporizing cannabis in the workplace to ensure the safety of commuters.
Previously, legally consuming cannabis in the country was only encouraged in private establishments – mostly residential homes. Patients were required to list an address where they would store and partake in the plant during the registration process. They were also not allowed to consume it in front of people.
This outdated regulation caused several issues for people who don’t spent a lot of time at the registered address. Additionally, going on vacation or moving to a new home required patients to update their address in the permit.
The Health Ministry’s decision is very timely, as the country recently decriminalized cannabis in March. Under the ruling, individuals caught consuming cannabis without valid permits will be fined $271 (first offense). Punishment intensifies, depending on the number of times one is caught. The fourth offense entails criminal charges.
“This is an important step, but not the end of the road. It sends a message that millions of Israelis who consume marijuana aren’t criminals,” explained MK Tamar Zandberg, chairwoman of the Knesset Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
Contrary to popular belief, the best way to consume cannabis concentrates, such as wax, shatter and oil on-the-go does not include carrying around a bulky dab rig or forcing solid chunks of the gooey stuff in portable wax vape pens. With the latter method, straight up vaping wax (without converting it into a usable liquid first) could be straining your device and robbing you of a high-quality experience!
Converting potent cannabis concentrates into liquid is one of the most straightforward solutions to no-frills vaping. Cannabis enthusiasts who are concerned about the mechanics of vaping concentrates, listen up: vaping, as the term suggests, is best reserved for liquid matter, according to Wax Liquidizer, a company that specializes in turning concentrates to e-liquid. Loading solid wax or shatter into a vaping cartridge is still considered smoking, due to the creation of smoke and its byproducts.
Low-key Concentrates Vaping Solution
Turning cannabis concentrates into a liquid comes with a plethora of benefits. Setting up a dab rig outdoors is extremely tedious and time consuming. It also attracts a lot of unwanted attention from pedestrians and onlookers, which can disrupt your peaceful session. Working with a liquid is very discreet and requires minimal effort to setup – simply load it directly into a vape pen and you’re vaping concentrates on the go. You can even do it while walking!
The clouds created with vaping wax in liquid form are odorless, so you’ll never have to worry about offending nearby strangers. Moreover, liquid concentrates are less strenuous on your vaping device, resulting in a seamless conversion process. For individuals who don’t know how to vape wax properly and are interested in healthy vaping, this allows you to accurately max out your cannabis concentrates at low temperatures with ease.
Tasty and Affordable
Converting cannabis concentrates into vaping liquid does not require expensive equipment or deep technical knowledge. Wax Liquidizer offers an award-winning, “420 Pony Product of the Year” kit that can help you get the job done quickly (only takes seconds to mix). People can choose from an assortment of unique, robust flavors – from Grape Ape and Pineapple Express to Banana OG and Strawberry Cough. For maximum cannabis flavor preservation, the company also sells a non-flavored variant.
Wax Liquidizer products do not contain nicotine, diacetyl and vegetable glycerin. It also works with just about any vape pen available on the market today, without additional tanks, cartridges or other accessories.
Turning concentrates to vape juice is an incredibly cost-effective option for people who consume cannabis on a regular basis. Using Wax Liquidizer with $100 of concentrates you can create roughly $800 of pre-filled cartridges, it doesn’t get any better than that!
To get started in your journey to discreet, flavorful vaping , head over to the Wax Liquidizer website!
If you like microdosing — consuming low dose THC — then pay attention to Lucid Mood’s brand new line of four disposable vape pens and sippers. Rather than deliver a psychedelic THC high, Lucid Mood harnesses the power of aromatic compounds called terpenes to elicit specific mood-based experiences.
With Lucid Mood, you can vape yourself into Bliss, Focus, Relaxation, or Energy, and count on a consistent experience every time. For the purpose of this review, we’ll focus on the Bliss Sipper.
The first blissful thing about Lucid Mood? They’re smaller than almost every other pen out there—about the size of a cigarette. Next, the vapor exhaled has a familiar clove-like scent, easily passed off as a flavored tobacco should you be questioned. I was not when I whipped mine out at a cafe in Philly (I took the pen in my carry-on via airplane, another testament to their discretion).
Crafted in Colorado by a team of Boulder-based scientists, each pen comes with a mild one-to-one THC to CBD ratio formulated to ease consumers into a subtle high, which is then guided by the pen’s powerhouse pack of terpenes. The non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD, is known to buffer the psychoactive effects of THC, and no matter how many times I puffed, I never felt more than slightly high.
The trick to Lucid Mood is to sip. The shorter the puff, the more concentrated the sweet, clove flavor and the smoother the pull.
Like most intoxicants, effects depend on your surroundings. I tried Bliss to calm me down as I was stressed over a deadline. Bad move—I rely on stress in those situations, and had to work twice as hard to finish. However, sipping on Bliss right after work? It was just as effective as a beer. Bliss-ing before a massage? Yes, oh dear god, yes. Using bliss vapor while banging out monotonous paperwork? I merrily typed along with quite a stupid grin on my face. But the true test? Getting Blissed throughout Thanksgiving dinner. It was the first time I could stomach being in a room with Trump supporters! Could Bliss be what gets us through the next four years? I’ll be keeping mine handy.
Every time I go to a party or family gathering, I like to bring along a joint when I don’t plan on drinking. This plan occasionally backfires for several reasons: first, friends bring their kids along and I can’t smoke at all; second (and perhaps worst of all) the smell tends to attract immediate “friends” that hoover my jays and then go on their merry way. Now that summer is just around the corner, I decided it was high time I invested in something a little more discreet. After trying a handful of pre-loaded vape pens, it’s become clear that when it comes to flavor and effect, nothing beats LivWell’s disposable Indica Blueberry Stealth Stick. It’s smooth and sweet, but the smell is discreet!
After taking my first hit off the Indica Blueberry Stealth Stick, the first thing that struck me was the flavor. Unlike some other pens I have tried, the terpene-infused hash oil in LivWell’s brand does an excellent job of matching the sweet and subtle taste of blueberries. The pre-loaded cartridge is filled with 400mg of very strong indica hash oil (activated THC), and after a few hits the calm and relaxing effects are in full swing. This pen is potent, but it comes on slowly and left me feeling happy, calm and relaxed…but not necessarily sleepy. The Indica Blueberry Stealth Stick is great to smoke before bed, but it won’t induce sleepiness by default like some other strains I have tried.
As far as smell goes, the Indica Blueberry Stealth Stick is aptly named. When exhaling, the vapor tastes and smells faintly of blueberry, but has no discernible cannabis aroma to arouse suspicion or envy. This would also be the perfect purchase for visitors to the Mile High City because it is disposable.
The Stealth Stick, which comes in a Sativa Grapefruit version as well, costs up to $30 after tax, but is a great investment. There are about 80-150 hits per pen depending on tolerance, and I was able to make mine last more than a week.
I picked up my Indica Blueberry Stealth Stick from the incredibly friendly and well-informed staff at LivWell’s Pearl Street location in Denver. Next time you’re looking for a high-quality disposable vape pen (or just need a better way to sneak a smoke), try the Stealth Stick, available at all LivWell locations.
A dab rig and a crockpot had a baby, and it’s disrupting the world of cannabis concentrate vaporization.
The Vapor Brothers, inventors of the very first functionally successful box and whip vaporizer for cannabis flowers, have launched a new product for cannabis concentrates — the VB2. Just as the VB1 revolutionized vaping flowers, the VB2 is changing the game for patients and recreational consumers of cannabis concentrates.
The story behind the development of the VB2 multi-converter is heart warming. Inspired by a friend who was paralyzed and suffered from such constant, chronic pain that she had to smoke, vape and eat cannabis all day or otherwise take handfuls of pharmaceutical medications that produced debilitating side effects, inventor Linus Vapor thought there must be a more efficient way to deliver cannabinoid therapy.
Thus the VB2 was born to deliver the maximum amount of concentrated medicine in one hit from a vaporizer, arguably the healthiest method of cannabis consumption.
Drop dabs of your favorite concentrates like bubble hash, butane hash oil (BHO), rosin, or live resin into the hole in the top of the VB2, and it will land on a 1,000 degree ceramic surface that quickly transforms the concentrate into vapor for rapid inhalation.
The ceramic surface, which experts say are best for maintaining the integrity of the cannabis product’s terpene profile and therefore taste, is the perfect size and position for taking both large and small draws.
The glass top keeps the vapor contained, allowing for smooth hits of solid, thick vapor, and the ceramic surface cleans itself with every use. The VB2 is also optimized with an auto-off control so that you don’t have to worry about it remaining hot if you forget to turn it off before you leave the house or go to sleep.
The VB2 has a multi-use design, making it ideal for both medicinal and recreational consumers. If you don’t want to use the hose (also known as a whip), you may connect your VB2 directly to your percolator for an all-glass air-path like the image below.
While a super warranty is built into the cost of the VB2, consumers may also choose to add a lifetime replacement warranty. The built-in warranty already includes free fixes of any defects, and if you have to send your VB2 back for any reason, they will update the vaporizer at no extra cost.
What impressed me most about Vapor Brothers, other than the exceptional quality of it’s products, is how dedicated they are to customer satisfaction. This is a company that cares more than it sells, so I can absolutely recommend the VB2 and any other Vapor Brothers products with complete confidence.
Another positive aspect about ordering Vapor Brothers products is that they are willing and able to accommodate special requests for an extra cost, so don’t be afraid to ask for a customization like the one below.
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