There has been, and still continues to be, a mass attack on vaping. There has been mass reporting of severe illnesses, and even deaths that have mysteriously been linked to vaping, in an obvious attempt to scare, and discourage people from vaping. This is the latest information from NBC news, and the CDC (Center for Disease Control).
“The CDC has confirmed 805 cases nationwide, and NBC News has confirmed that hundreds more are under investigation in a total of 47 states.
Interviews with 514 patients reviewed by the CDC revealed some similarities among the cases, but not enough to link any single product, substance or vape brand to the illnesses.
According to the CDC’s findings:
• 77 percent used THC products
• 57 percent used nicotine products
• 36 percent used only THC products
• 16 percent used only nicotine products.
That 16 percent reported vaping only nicotine means investigators cannot say for sure that THC products are behind the illnesses. However, they say some patients may be hesitant to admit using illicit drugs like THC, especially if they live in states where marijuana is illegal.
A closer analysis of 86 patients in Illinois and Wisconsin showed that 87 percent vaped THC. Almost all of those vapes were packaged, pre-filled cartridges that people got from friends, family members or drug dealers.
Meanwhile, the vast majority of those who reported vaping nicotine said they purchased those products from commercial vendors.”
You can tell by the way that the verbiage is being framed, that the mass media is planting the seed, and pointing to THC as the culprit, in an obvious attempt to maintain a public skepticism about marijuana. Let’s explore this on a deeper level.
WHO EXACTLY IS COMING FOR VAPING?
At VM3, we like to concentrate and deal with facts, not conjecture, but facts. In the history of life, there has almost been nothing as dangerous as cigarettes. Throughout the same said history, you have never seen a coordinated attack, or blitz on the cancer stick like you see the federal government going after vaping. Let’s be clear, our government, like just about everything else, holds in reverence the almighty dollar above everything. Our government does put profit over people, this is a proven fact this is not an opinion. Who makes more money and spends more money with lobbyist and Government officials than the tobacco industry? Absolutely no one.
The tobacco industry as described by Wikipedia;
“The tobacco industry comprises those persons and companies engaged in the growth, preparation for sale, shipment, advertisement, and distribution of tobacco and tobacco-related products. It is a global industry; tobacco can grow in any warm, moist environment, which means it can be farmed on all continents except Antarctica.
Tobacco, one of the most widely used addictive substances in the world, is a plant native to the Americas and historically one of the half-dozen most important crops grown by American farmers. More specifically, tobacco refers to any of various plants of the genus Nicotiana (especially N. tabacum) native to tropical America and widely cultivated for their leaves, which are dried and processed chiefly for smoking in pipes, cigarettes, and cigars; it is also cut to form chewing tobacco or ground to make snuff or dipping tobacco, as well as other less common preparations. From 1617 to 1793 tobacco was the most valuable staple export from the English American mainland colonies and the United States. Until the 1960s, the United States not only grew but also manufactured and exported more tobacco than any other country.”
WHAT DID VAPING EVER DO TO TOBACCO?
The tobacco industry was surely not excited to see vaping come to the forefront, and this industry has been severely financially impacted by the popularity and rise in vaping. Let’s take a look at some excerpts from Mad Money. In an article published on April 23, 2018 (The complete article https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/23/cramer-vaping-is-killing-the-cigarette-industry-and-it-may-get-worse.html ) . The headline reads;
Cramer: Vaping is disseminating the cigarette industry, and it could get even worse. Last week, CNBC’s Jim Cramer watched the long-standing tobacco sector get obliterated as Wall Street sentiment on the space turned starkly negative.
Shares of key tobacco stocks dropped drastically on a combination of an Altria downgrade from Citigroup analyst Adam Spielman and a weak earnings report from Philip Morris International.
“We saw the market’s sudden recognition that the cigarette industry seems to be in serious trouble, disrupted by the rise of vaping,” the “Mad Money” host said on Monday.
“Over the course of three short days, the tobacco stocks were bent, they were spindled and they were mutilated by the realization that electronic cigarettes have become a serious threat to the old-school cigarette makers,” he continued.
The cigarette industry used to be fairly predictable, Spielman wrote in his Altria takedown to “neutral” from “buy.” Until recently, cigarette volumes would consistently fall 3 to 4 percent from year to year. In response, tobacco companies would raise cigarette prices.
But the explosion of vaping has raised grave concerns about the fate of tobacco makers like Marlboro parent Altria and Philip Morris International, which owns the international rights to Altria’s brands, despite lingering questions about the health risks of vaping.
Let us always remember who the enemy of this industry is. The tobacco industry has constantly and historically spent ungodly amounts of money on lobbyists and all other things political, In an effort to stay legal, prominent, and relative. We find it quite strange that the media, which is controlled by the powers that be, would point out, at the end of this and many other articles/reports, that the tobacco makers are concerned about the explosion of vaping, despite lingering questions about the health risks of vaping? The tobacco industry is directly responsible for millions of deaths behind the documented, but denied by them, dangers of there products. Smoking ciggerets causes cancer, point-blank period. This is a fact that has been well-known for decades, but miraculously is not even mentioned in this article.
WHAT ARE THE TRUE DANGERS OF VAPING?
E-cigarettes work by heating substances, most often liquid nicotine, but also marijuana flowers or compounds suspended in oils, into aerosol’s that can be inhaled. Although still hotly debated, this process is clearly healthier than traditional smoking, because burning substances such as tobacco or marijuana, with a direct fire in cigarette form, creates byproducts that can harm the lungs and overall health.
It is obvious and safe to assume, that the processing of THC, rather than THC itself, is the cause of many of the recent issues that we are seeing across the country. To produce the liquid that goes into a vape pen, THC is suspended in an oil solution that often also includes chemicals to alter the flavor or consistency of the mixture, which the end-user, then heats up and inhales. It is completely obvious that the compound THC can clearly cause no harm, but the additives and the oil that is put along with the THC is highly susceptible to contamination and there is no regulation on these additives. One of the most popular substances added is Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), which is just downright foolish, but this substance has been found in just about every case of sickness or death. Vitamin E is naturally found in certain foods, canola oil, olive oil, and almonds. The oil derived from the vitamin known as vitamin E acetate is commonly available as a nutritional supplement and is used in topical skin treatments. It clearly does not cause harm when ingested as a vitamin supplement or applied to the skin. Sounds harmless right? The vitamins molecular structure is clearly hazardous when inhaled, it’s oil-like properties, which, when inhaled coats your lungs, are clearly associated with the kinds of respiratory symptoms that just about all of these patients have reported; cough, shortness of breath and chest pain.
IS THC DANGEROUS?
The simple answer to this question is absolutely not. THC is a cannabinoid (a cannabinoid as defined by Wikipedia, is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoids receptors, also known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. Ligands (A molecule that binds to another (usually larger) molecule) for these receptor proteins include the endocannabinoids produced naturally in the body by animals; phytocannabinoids, found in cannabis; and synthetic cannabinoids, manufactured artificially. The most notable cannabinoids is the phytocannabinoids tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. THC is basically made for your body, so clearly this is not a harmful compound. THC is simply a psychoactive, it simply stimulates or activates specific psychological responses, mostly euphoria; “I’m high.” It is labeled a psychoactive, because it has a direct effect on the mind, and the mind surely has a direct effect on the body, so the effect can be both psychological and physiological. Have you ever heard the term, “a runner’s high?” Avid runners will receive a high, which is actually triggered from their (ECS), well THC triggers some of those same cannabinoids and produces a high. This is the very basic and simple watered-down version of THC, but once again in direct answer to the question is THC dangerous? Absolutely not, so it is safe to say that THC is clearly not a danger in vaping.
IS THERE A SAFE WAY TO VAPE?
We at VM3 are all about nature, natural and no chemicals. So is there a safe way to vape? absolutely there is. One way is full proof, and the other involves some trust of others. Let us cover the latter first.
Only use cartridges from people that you know and trust, or only get cartridges from reputable tested companies. Never take cartridges from people that you don’t personally know, because you don’t know if they are filled with vitamin E, or what other dangerous substances may have been injected into the cartridges along with the harmless THC. This is very dangerous, but if you stick with the individuals who you are confident in and the reputable tested companies. You should have no problem with vaping.
THERE’S NO NEED TO FEAR, DRY HERB VAPES ARE HERE!
Last but not least, and what we at VM3 believe is the only way to Vape, and is 100% full proof. You cannot go wrong with a dry herb vape. There are no additives. There are no things to watch and or looked out for, it is simply your beautifully broken down flower burned naturally in a dry vape. The biggest reason to use a dry herbal vaporizer is that you’ll be able to eliminate your exposure to potentially harmful toxins. Other smoking devices rely on combustion but a dry herb vape heats up your dry herb, until terpenes and cannabinoids turn into a gas, which you can then inhale. This does not just eliminate the toxins that can be created through combustion, but it also reduces the throat irritation that can be caused by other forms of smoking. At VM3, We believe a dry herb vaporizer offers much richer flavor then you get with any other devices. This point may not be important to everyone, but to true herb connoisseurs who want to experience the flavor of whatever strand they have decided to use, there simply is nothing better.
10 PORTABLE DRY HERB VAPES THAT WE THINK ARE GREAT
Let’s start by introducing to some and fully explaining to others, convection and conduction vaporizers, these are the two most popular heating styles in vaping. This may seem like a nothing situation to a newbie, but to many weed conisuers, this debate is as big as Biggie vs Tupac. They both are ways to effectively and efficiently heat up our most precious flower, but the oven style has a massive effect on the vaping experience. Conduction has been around in vaping much longer than conduction, so some old heads don’t even want to talk about anything else. Just as stubborn as the old heads can be, the newbies can be just as vigilant with the new style of convection. We think that both styles are great because we love anything that contributes to the pleasure of perfectly partaking in the ingestion of marijuana.
You’ve seen A convection oven and how it heats up let’s say a chicken, they use heated air or steam to warm up the meat. When the chicken comes out, it is evenly cooked and you won’t see any burnt pieces since the meat didn’t come in direct contact with the heating source. Well, that’s exactly how a convection vape works, it uses the same concept of transferring heat through moving fluids like steam. Your herbs and oils never touch any heating source directly, and you end up with evenly heated bud. You will have to deal with a few extras because you do have a few extra moving parts. The marijuana or the oil are in a separate chamber away from the heating coils because there has to be some room for the heated fluids to move and surround the chamber that holds the liquids or the flower.
Conduction, “Straight no chaser.” there is no in-between to transfer heat, it’s all about direct contact between the vape and the torch. If you’ve ever touched a cast-iron skillet handle that is sitting on an open flame, then you should understand the effects of direct heat, this is how conduction works. If you hold the handle too long, you will get burned. So in conduction vapes, this means that the bud or the e-liquids are in direct contact with the heating mechanisms or coils. So unlike convection vapes, you’re dealing with just about no moving or extra parts, so the process is less, or more streamlined. For most old school vapers, this is the only way to fly. We believe that the muscle memory of lighting a joint or a blunt has a lot to do with it as well. So now let’s take a look at some of our favorite vaporizers
DYNA VAPE Omni Vape Titanium – conduction vape, The cap clicks when it reaches the desired temperature to vape at, and it clicks again when ready to be reheated. The taste is incredible and the output is fantastic we consider this a must-have. 15-second draw.
Healthy Rips Fury 2 – convection and conduction the vapor is excellent and it has glass accessories, quick heat up and no torch needed, It has a session timer. Very portable water pipe adapter, produces vapor fast
Flowermate V5 Nano – conduction vape nice look to it, glass stem, micro USB for charging, many different colors available, convection and conduction.Very portable. You can change from Fahrenheit to celsius. Aluminum body.
Xvape starry – full conduction vape, very portable, great price great machine, also has a session timer, magnetic mouthpiece, full temperature control. switches between Fahrenheit and Celsius, can use with a water pipe with an adapter.
Boundless cf Vape- combo vape, holds a nice amount of flower, 5 temperature settings, very good on the bong as well, 3-year warranty, great vape for sharing.
Xvape Fog – 80% convection, 20% conduction, excellent vapor, heat setting options, Quick heat up, one-button control, metal mouthpiece, well constructed, USB charging (You can use while charging) also works with a water pipe (has a water pipe adapter),
Pax 3 – This is unanimously our favorite (portable) vape. Full conduction, Very portable, very nice bowl, great heat speed, very stealthy, One button operation. It comes with a 10-year warranty. It has water pipe options. Great Battery life, has a great app.
Davinci IQ – conduction, micro USB for charging, customizable, water peace adapter, comes loaded with extras, has a flavor chamber, Great battery life (And you can use while charging) 10-year warranty
Sticky Brick Jr – Portable butane powered (conduction) vape, very flexible bowl meaning a little or a lot, requires very little maintenance, on-demand vape. Very unique packaging (almost not portable) beautiful tasty glass stems. Integrated toothpick (If you know you know) handcrafted.
Ghost MV1 – one button operating system, very good flavor, unique design, very simple to use.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET YOUR VAPE ON!!!
The Marijuana nation has worked extremely hard just to gain the ground that we have been blessed with over these last few years to a decade. We do not need any false hype spreading about any health issues from mother nature’s product THC. Frankly, we don’t want to hear anything about anything that has to do with our fabulous flower being diminished in any capacity. Just like everything that we push here at VM3 natural is always the best way and always the safest way. Now follow one of our links and grab yourself or someone else a dry herb vaporizer. You will experience your flower on a whole new level, and your mind can be at ease because it’s actually the healthiest way to partake. Happy Vaping!!!