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Best Munchies In Denver? Yep, We Know

Best Munchies In Denver? Yep, We Know

Munchie Recommendations In Denver

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If you’re planning a cannabis holiday, one of the best places to go, undoubtedly, is Denver. There’s a ton of cannabis-friendly lodging options to choose from, as well as entertainment activities to enjoy especially when you’re buzzed.

Just make sure to understand Denver’s city laws when it comes to cannabis consumption whether in hotels, and don’t think you can just light up anywhere in public. You can face serious fines and other legal consequences if you violate the already flexible legal cannabis rules in this stoner’s paradise.

But one of the best things you can do in Denver, is eat! Enjoy your munchies at these fantastic restaurants:

sexy pizza denver

  • Sexy Pizza serves up fantastic pizza (seriously? One of the best munchies foods in the entire planet!) and other provisions – with a cause. A portion of their pizza sales are donated to organizations that promote legalization and safe cannabis use, including the Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), and Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER). Sexy Pizza has three locations: Capitol Hill, Old School Pearl, and Jefferson Park. Sexy Pizza recommendations include their mouthwatering white pizzas (for those of you who aren’t huge fans of the red sauce variety), pesto pizza, and pasta. Vegan cannabis consumers will also have a wide range of options to choose from.

coohills denver

  •  Coohills, owned by Tom Coohill, is a chef and a cannabis enthusiast, so you can expect delicious food that you can enjoy after toking up! Coohills boasts of serving only dishes inspired by contemporary French cuisine made from the freshest local ingredients in a setting that feels like you’re in Europe. The Coohill menu includes homemade bread, fresh seafood, meat and game, cheese selections and much more. The restaurant also has an amazing patio with a breathtaking view of Colorado’s mountains. The menu includes 5, 7, and 10 course tasting menus with wine options available.

The Adagio denver

  • The Adagio is the in-house restaurant of Bud and Breakfast, giving a whole new meaning to happy hour. The Adagio offers tasty cannabis pairings with things like bacon-wrapped chicken bites, hors d’oeuvres, and a wide selection of beer and wine. Guests also have the freedom to consume any cannabis products you want within the vicinity if you’re a guest, so this should definitely on on the top of your list when visiting Denver. They also accommodate dietary restrictions so just let them know. Guests at Bud and Breakfast can also enjoy a communal dining area for a wake and bake experience unlike any other!

snooze denver

  • Snooze is a lively and energetic restaurant serving up the best American breakfast and brunch classics with the goal of changing how consumers wake and bake.  Snooze became so popular that it eventually expanded to Arizona and California. Make sure to smoke some sativa before you head to Snooze so that you can really enjoy the laid back and cozy atmosphere. Popular choices at Snooze include the Drunk’n Monkey French Toast which will leave you drooling – best enjoyed for brunch with a cup of joe. Another reason to visit Snooze is that 1% of sales is donated back to the local community through services and pancakes. They also donate pancakes and help maintain school gardens, and engage in a wide range of volunteer experiences including cleaning up beaches and helping out at food banks. If you’ve got a cause you want them to help out with, just let them know!

illegal petes

  • Illegal Pete’s offers Mexican cuisine so good that it should be illegal! For stoners who love all the sinful but delicious food Mexico’s got to offer, you can have it all at Illegal Pete’s. They’ve got out of this world quesadillas, salads, burritos, nachos, and so much more made from ethically-sourced local ingredients. They also have a wide alcohol selection for those of you who enjoy winding down with some alcohol mixed with your favorite cannabis strain and the munchies. Illegal Pete’s also caters to gluten-free and vegetarian options. Due to demand, Illegal Pete’s also expanded to 8 other locations including Arizona. This is a great place to dine at all time of day – breakfast, lunch, dinner, and post-drink grub is available.

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Published at Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:00:00 +0000

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Medical Marijuana Implementation Bill Signed Into Law by Florida Governor

Medical Marijuana Implementation Bill Signed Into Law by Florida Governor

As promised, Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed into law a bill to implement the legalization of medical marijuana.

The governor’s signature comes after the House amended and passed the bill with a 103 to 9 vote, which was followed by a 29 to 6 vote in the Senate. The new law implements a medical cannabis legalization initiative approved by voters last year (Amendment 2). Controversially, the legislation removes patients’ ability to actually smoke medical marijuana, leaving them to rely on other methods of consumption such as edibles and tinctures.

“Don’t get me wrong: this legislation is FAR from perfect. But it is a major step forward for patient access, and is drastically different and more patient-friendly than either chamber’s original implementing bills”, says Ben Pollara of Florida for Care. Pollara was previously the Campaign Manager for United for Care, the group that successfully placed Amendment 2 on last year’s ballot.

It’s a big moment—but our work must continue as we make sure local ordinances, agencies and other entities don’t put additional road blocks to patient access”, Pollara said following Governor Scott’s signature. “We are also going to work to try and solve some of the remaining deficiencies of the bill, like the ban on smoking, which violates the clear intent of the amendment that was passed.”

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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Published at Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:55:11 +0000

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San Francisco’s Hippest Dispensaries

San Francisco’s Hippest Dispensaries

San Francisco’s Hippest Dispensaries

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San Francisco, home of the cannabis legalization movement, is also home to some of the most unique and hip dispensaries you won’t find anywhere else. The cannabis scene in San Francisco is evolving faster than you can say craft cannabis, but before we say more, you should check these pot shops out yourself and here’s why:

sparc SF

  1. Sparc SF has been given the moniker of being the Apple Store of cannabis dispensaries for one main reason – it’s so high tech! Sparc welcomes cannabis enthusiasts to explore gadgets and other mind-blowing high-tech features such as a computerized menu, talking digital displays, and so much more. The shop was founded back in 2009 and today serves over 400 customers a day, some even willing to shell out as much as $300 for an ounce of really rare cannabis strains. You’ll want to stay longer and explore the features of Sparc thanks to its award-winning interior design, communal tables, and warm lighting. Easily the most famous pot shop in town, it’s no surprise that Sparc has been the recipient of an award by the AIA SF. Sparc also operates as a nonprofit, so it only retains the funds needed for operations; anything more than that goes to various charities in San Francisco as donations.

The Apothecarium

  1. The Apothecarium is one of the most popular yet unique dispensaries in San Francisco. It’s an upscale, posh club that just relocated to a new space spanning 5,000 square feet – definitely is laid out with elegance, class, and plush interiors for discerning cannaseurs. The Apothecarium is decorated with neutral colors and clean, modern design. The long, marble counters invite patients to have a chat with the friendly budtenders. They have a wide range of concentrates, topicals, edibles, and flowers to choose from. They’ve recently relocated to Market Street right next to Whole Food, and its interiors have upgraded as well; giving you the feel of being in a cigar bar or a hotel lobby with velvet couches, sparkling luminescent chandeliers, and even an art gallery perfect for appreciating masterpieces when you’ve reached a higher state of consciousness.

  1. Grass Roots Collective is the first dispensary in the city to have joined a union, and is a non-profit collective.  The people behind Grass Roots firmly believe in the importance of community and learning; and invite everyone to come and attend lectures, demonstrations, and other cannabis-related events sponsored by the shop. Established in 2005, Grass Roots has a lively atmosphere where modern industrial lighting meets warm and cozy wooden furniture, giving you an eclectic vibe unlike other dispensary in San Francisco.

blue room collective san fran

  1. Bloom Room Collective invites cannabis enthusiasts who are crazy about every single aspect of the plant. One can’t help but admire the beautiful flowers on the counter, inviting you to look at them and take in the delicious aroma. Edible lovers will go crazy at the Bloom Room Collective – there are colorful sour gummy belts, chocolate-covered espresso beans, glazed peanuts, and so much more. The Bloom Room Collective also has its own small but intimate vape lounge with 2 Volcano vaporizers just right for a mid-day toke. At Bloom Room, visitors are invited to appreciate not just the medicinal properties of the plant but of botanicals in general – don’t forget to check out the beautiful hanging plants in the foyer before you head out.

Barbary Coast Dispensary

  1. Barbary Coast Dispensary may share a name with the old red-light district of San Francisco, known for its bloody past, brothels, and saloons. Walk in to the Barbary Coast Dispensary today and it’ll feel like you’re taken back in time with design and ambiance reminiscent of saloons of the 1800’s. Exposed brick, polished wood, and stunning carpets all add to the elegance of this one-of-a-kind dispensary; but it’s offerings are anything BUT old. Unlike other industrial and hipster-style dispensaries, at the Barbary Coast, customers are invited to sit on wooden barstools as you explore the different varieties of herb. They don’t have a vape lounge but they do also have super elegant couches that make you feel like you’re in a set of Boardwalk Empire. While far from high-tech, Barbary Coast has a style all its own- even leather bound menus.

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The Best Portable Vaporizers On The Market For 2017

The Best Portable Vaporizers On The Market For 2017

(Last Updated On: June 19, 2017)

Planning to enjoy cannabis?

A rolling joint is no longer that hype in today’s modern times.

I’ve been there.

And let me tell you something: If you plan on taking your joint outside the house, the best way to do it is by using portable vaporizers.

Unlike the desktop vaporizers, the best portable vaporizers are handy, while some other versions can even be discreet. Some might even be mistaken for a phone, making vaping enjoyable without the unnecessary attention.

But not all portable vaporizers are equal. There are those options that offer better overall experience to its users.

Ultimately, there will be features and categories you’d find more important when choosing the best portable vaporizer.

At Smokazon, we offer some of the best Portable vaporizers that you’ll see in the market today. Since we know that different users have different needs, we’ve come up with a list of the best portable vaporizers for 2017. 

For this list, we divide them into categories, and we grade each vaporizer by multiple different factors such as:

Performance, Quality, Probability, Easy of use, Vapor Quality, Value for money,  and Price.

The categories listed below for the best portable vaporizers are as follows: 

Best Overall Vaporizer, Best Discreet Vaporizer, Best vapor quality vaporizer, Best pocket-sized vaporizer, Best vaporizer in the price range, Best all in one vaporizer, best cheap vaporizer, most user-friendly vaporizer.

You can read an explanation for each category here.

We’ve also included a full review for each vaporizer under the table made by our in-house Vapor experts.

Read on to discover our best portable vaporizer pick for each category! You can either skip to your favorite vape using these table or grab a vape, get comfy and keep scrolling!


Best Overall Portable Vaporizer

Best Features: Above average battery life, Ease of Use, Temperature Settings, Vapor Quality

Mighty Vaporizer – Was $399 Now $349

Mighty Vaporizer - Best vaporizer 2017Made by the same company that made the Volcano, this product doesn’t disappoint. Unlike most portable devices that are considered conduction vaporizers, the Mighty is convection and conduction type portable vaporizer. It is a hybrid vaporizer that brings twice the battery life and capacity than Crafty, its smaller counterpart.

Design

The Mighty vaporizer isn’t built to be discreet.

It’s relatively huge size among the other portable vapes makes it a good candidate for other essential features.

So, why have we chosen the Mighty as the best portable vaporizer in the overall category?

Here’s why.

The Mighty weighs a whopping 230 grams and measures 5.5 inches tall by 3.2 inches wide, with a depth of 1.2 inches. But it is big for really good reasons.

First is the battery life.

It’s difficult to look for a portable vape that lasts up to 90 minutes of continuous vaping time. But the Mighty easily achieves just that.

So, the Mighty is designed to give you continuous sessions between charging cycles. And that’s something very essential for seasoned vapers.

The chamber size of the Mighty can hold around 0.2 grams of dry herb, while it can extend to 0.3 grams if you grind the herb quite fine.

This can give you around 5-6 hits. And because of the size of the Mighty, it was able to accommodate a decent sized battery that can give you a good number of sessions before it gets drained. You can get around 8 sessions from this device.

But of course, if you are the type of enthusiast who is particular about being discreet in public, its size can be a problem.  And coming from the same makers as the Volcano, expect that this product can be quite pricey.

Vaping Experience

Because of its size, the Mighty can bring the heat without the aid of a separate app. Heat up time takes around 1:30 to 2:00 minutes which is quite faster than the Crafty. In contrast to other portable vaporizers, this can be considered a bit slow, since a lot of portable vaporizers can easily heat up at one minute mark. However, you’ll notice that the Mighty can provide much more consistent temperature during draws.

Heat up time takes around 1:30 to 2:00 minutes which is quite faster than the Crafty. In contrast to other portable vaporizers, this can be considered a bit slow, since a lot of portable vaporizers can easily heat up at one minute mark. However, you’ll notice that the Mighty can provide much more consistent temperature during draws.

In contrast to other portable vaporizers, this can be considered a bit slow, since a lot of portable vaporizers can easily heat up at one minute mark. However, you’ll notice that the Mighty can provide much more consistent temperature during draws.

The Mighty vaporizer is also easy to use.

Just load the chamber, turn the unit on and set to your desired temperature.

After reaching its desired temperature, the unit shuts down after 60 seconds when not in use. This may save much battery life but could prove inconvenient for some. To override the auto shut-off feature, just press the button before the 60-second period lapses.

When it comes to vaping experience, the Mighty vaporizer is the sure winner of them all. Vapor density comes at just the right pace, and the flavor is always pure and genuine, as what you expect from your dry herbs. This is a huge factor, plus the longer battery life is what places the Mighty on top of our list as the best vaporizer, overall category.

Battery

The best part of the Mighty Vaporizer is the longest battery life we’ve seen in portable vaporizers: 90 minutes of vaping!

That’s essential if you don’t have the time to recharge your unit or if you just want to stay outdoors longer.

In contrast, the Crafty (Mighty’s smaller counterpart), only has about 45 minutes of battery life.

Other portable vaporizers fair around this range too, or even lower.

So hats off to the Mighty not only for its impressive battery life, but also for its superb vapor quality, performance, consistency, and durability.

It deserves the top spot this year!

Full Mighty Review             Shop Mighty Vaporizer

Best Discreet Portable Vaporizer

Best Features: Incredibly Discreet Design, Ease of Use, Temperature Settings, Vapor Quality

Pax 3 Vaporizer – $274

Pax 3 Vaporizer - Best vaporizer 2017If you loved the PAX 2 vaporizer with its incredible performance, vapor quality and style, the PAX 3 will surely make you one happy vaper.

All all the changes were made possible because the makers of the PAX 3 made sure the user experience is the focal point of such improvements.

First on the list is the functionality, which now supports concentrates with the use of the concentrate oven insert.

Second is the faster heat-up time of 15 seconds. Then comes smartphone app support for greater control of your device.

Here are the details:

Design

The PAX 3 Vaporizer is designed to be efficient and user-friendly for all.

It only takes one press of a button to activate the device.

To avoid accidental activation, the button is located not on the sides (the area always exposed to external contact) but right on top of the device, in the center of the mouthpiece.

To toggle between the 4 pre-set temperatures, just hold the button for 2 seconds to enter temperature control mode, then click the power button one more time to choose the desired heat setting.

When it comes to its appearance, there hasn’t any major revamp on the PAX vapes.

Perhaps it is because they have already perfected the stealth factor, ergonomics and overall design of the device.

The only addition is the LED lights that indicate readings such as the battery level.

Vaping Experience

Despite its small size, the PAX 3 does exceed our expectations when it comes to vapor quality.

The cloud is dense, and the flavors are clean, crisp and pure, without a trace of impurities that might otherwise come from materials found in cheap, low-quality vaping devices.

But what surprised us the most is the minimal draw resistance. Each draw is as easy as puffing a cigarette.

Now we don’t really find this pleasant experience in other vapes. So it’s a thumb up for PAX 3.

The cloud is dense, and the flavors are clean, crisp and pure, without a trace of impurities that might otherwise come from materials found in cheap, low-quality vaping devices. But what surprised us the most is the minimal draw resistance.

Each draw is as easy as puffing a cigarette. Now we don’t really find this pleasant experience in other vapes. So it’s a thumb up for PAX 3.

The cloud is dense, and the flavors are clean, crisp and pure, without a trace of impurities that might otherwise come from materials found in cheap, low-quality vaping devices.

But what surprised us the most is the minimal draw resistance. Each draw is as easy as puffing a cigarette. Now we don’t really find this pleasant experience in other vapes. So it’s a thumb up for PAX 3.

Now we don’t really find this pleasant experience in other vapes. So it’s a thumb up for PAX 3.

So it’s a thumb up for PAX 3.

After finishing up all the vaping material, you can really tell that the PAX 3 efficiently distributes heat without the risk of combustion.

The used botanicals come in dark orange to brown, an indication that there isn’t any combustion, which would have produced blackened material.

Again, the PAX 3 has proven its worth when it comes to vaping experience, which is pretty much an essential factor when deciding what vaporizer to buy.

Use with Concentrate

PAX listened! After all the complaints about the predecessors not supporting concentrates, PAX 3 now has such feature.

Just use the concentrate cannister that comes with the kit. Place a small amount of the material on the bottom of the cannister, just right between the air holes, making sure nothing comes in contact with the holes.

So, how does the PAX perform with concentrates? We’d say it did achieve the kind of standard others had to offer, especially vapor quality.

But we must admit there are better devices out there that do a better job with this kind of material.

Well, it’s PAX Labs’s first time to enter into this realm, so improvements could make the future releases perfect in all sense.

Battery

From 3000mAh in the PAX 2 to 3500mAh in the PAX 3, the battery capacity did significantly improve, giving you several more minutes of pleasurable vaping experience.

But the PAX Labs didn’t stop there.

They also improved heat up time to about 10 to 15 seconds. That gives a whole new essence of what a portable vaporizer really means.

What’s even better is the improved sensor with lip-sensing technology and internal accelerometer that know when you’re using the device. So, it’s another win for the PAX 3 this year in terms of several categories.

Full Pax Review             Shop PAX 3 Vaporizer

Best Vapor Qaulity Vaporizer

Best Features: Vapor Quality, Ease of Use, Efficiency

Firefly 2 Vaporizer $329

Firefly 2 Vaporizer - Best vaporizer 2017The Firefly 2 Vaporizer is our top pick for the vapor quality category. No doubt.

Don’t be deceived by its smaller heating chamber capacity or its slim size.

It even boasts an instant heat on demand feature so you could enjoy vaping while on the go.

The new version supports both dry herbs and concentrates, and is the vaporizer you’ll ever need if vapor quality is your top priority.

Design

With the new improved design, the Firefly 2 comes 33% smaller and 55% lighter.

That means improved portability without sacrificing (in fact, features got better!) the performance or vapor quality.

Coming in different colors, the look of the Firefly sets in a more sporty side.

It comes in 2 main parts, the body of the device and the magnetic lid, which can easily snap off to reveal the heating chamber and air path.

The lid has a transparent part to let you see what’s inside the chamber.

So you’d know whether the herbs are already used during the vaping process.

The mouthpiece is removable, which means easy cleaning and maintenance. And the vapor path is made of glass to maintain the purity and quality of the vapor.

But we think the most exciting part of the Firefly 2 is the iPhone-like touch-sensitive feature of the device.

With no buttons, the Firefly offers full control with just touching the contact points of the device.

To turn it on, just touch the either side of the unit.

How cool is that?

Once activated, it only takes about 5 seconds for the glass-sided chamber to heat up and give off that orange glow. So everything about the Firefly 2 speaks technology, ergonomics and superb vaping experience.

Vaping Experience

The Firefly 2 Vaporizer takes your vaping experience to the next level by supporting dry herbs and concentrates this time.

We’re impressed by the consistent vapor quality each time we use this product.

The glass vapor path and the glass-sided chamber perhaps do an excellent job keeping the flavors fresh and pure all the way to your mouth.

If you want higher temperatures than what’s preset in the device, you can always install a smartphone app for that.

The glass vapor path and the glass-sided chamber perhaps do an excellent job keeping the flavors fresh and pure all the way to your mouth. If you want higher temperatures than what’s

If you want higher temperatures than what’s pre-set in the device, you can always install a smartphone app for that.

Battery

While the battery of the Firefly 1 was its setback, the Firefly 2 now has a huge advantage, improving efficiency and battery capacity. This results in almost twice longer vaping time.

It now takes about more puffs before the next charging cycle.

We love fast charging time using a USB charger, taking only about 45 minutes to fully load the juice for your next session. But perhaps the greatest advantage is that the battery can easily be replaced by the user.

And Firefly included two batteries. You can recharge the first one while using the other one using an external charger.

This results in almost twice longer vaping time. It now takes about more puffs before the next charging cycle.

We love fast charging time using a USB charger, taking only about 45 minutes to fully load the juice for your next session.

But perhaps the greatest advantage is that the battery can easily be replaced by the user. And Firefly included two batteries. You can recharge the first one while using the other one using an external charger.

It now takes about more puffs before the next charging cycle.

We love fast charging time using a USB charger, taking only about 45 minutes to fully load the juice for your next session. But perhaps the greatest advantage is that the battery can easily be replaced by the user.

And Firefly included two batteries. You can recharge the first one while using the other one using an external charger.

But perhaps the greatest advantage is that the battery can easily be replaced by the user. And Firefly included two batteries. You can recharge the first one while using the other one using an external charger.

And Firefly included two batteries. You can recharge the first one while using the other one using an external charger.

The improved battery life, plus the added compatibility with herbs, added more value to the Firefly 2. No doubt, this product has made it to our list for 2017!

Best Pocket-Sized Portable Vaporizer

Best Features: Vapor Quality, Discreet Design, Ease of Use

Davinci IQ Vaporizer – $274

Davinci IQ Vaporizer - Best vaporizer 2017Finally, years of hard work paid off with the release of the DaVinci IQ Vaporizer. If you enjoyed the classic DaVinci and the Ascent, there’s no reason not to love the new IQ portable vaporizer. The features look like a reflection of what the vape users have long asked for. So now we present the IQ.

DaVinci IQ Design

The DaVinci IQ was built with portability, quality, and stealth in mind. Gone are the visible mouthpiece and other parts that just serve as a giveaway that makes other portable vapes more noticeable. The resistant anodized aluminum casing gives the IQ a more futuristic look and feel. But the most noticeable design change adopted by DaVinci is the simplistic design that rivals PAX and Firefly vaporizers. The device also comes with 51 dazzling LED lights that serve as the display.

Vaping Experience

The DaVinci IQ may be a conduction vaporizer, but the vapor quality is surprisingly on par with convection vapes. In fact, it’s the best conduction-type performance we’ve experienced. Thanks to the ceramic zirconia vapor path and an efficient heating chamber, vapor quality is one of the best for its kind. The short pathway offers a slightly warmer vapor, but as you get past the warm sensation, you’d appreciate the crisp and true flavors coming from your favorite herbs. For best results, stir the herbs after a few hits to ensure more even heating.

The DaVinci IQ offers precise temperature settings from 250°F to 430°F. A fast heat up time of 20-45 seconds makes the IQ one of the fastest portable vapes to use. Then there’s the Boost mode that shoots the temperature up to its maximum as long as you press and hold the top button. This gives you that extra kick. Once done with the Boost mode, the temperature goes back to your desired set temperature.

Unique Features

One of the most notable features unique only to the DaVinci IQ is the flavor chamber. This piece of the insert is placed in the vapor path just before the vapor reaches your lips. DaVinci claims that placing chunks of your dry herbs inside this chamber enhances the overall vapor flavor. The idea is to heat up the herbs here just a little bit to help give off some aroma, enhancing your vaping experience.

In addition to the flavor chamber, The makers of the DaVinci IQ intend to further set this vaporizer apart by adding the unique IQ Smart Paths. This cutting edge feature is pre-programmed settings that let the chamber heat up at the desired temperature, then gradually increasing by 20 degrees for over 10 minutes. You can set the Smart Paths temperature, though the IQ comes with its own default settings already. Use the Smart Paths app to control this feature using your smartphone.

Battery

The DaVinci IQ vaporizer comes with a replaceable and rechargeable 18650 3500mAh battery. This offers convenience especially if you plan to use the device outdoors and continuously. Just purchase extra batteries and replace used ones for recharging and for that continuous vaping experience. On average, each fully charged battery lasts for 40 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes, depending on the draw and frequency of use. The 2-hour charging time also makes the DaVinci IQ one of the fastest in this feature.

Best Portable Vaporizer Under $150

Best Features: Vapor Quality, Ease of Use, Efficiency, Temperature Settings

G Pen Elite – $149

G Pen Elite - Best vaporizer 2017Grenco Science is one of those brands that made a reputation for making generic portable vaporizers straight from Alibaba.

The G-Pen Elite, on the other hand, is a bit different than other products from Grenco Science.

It is considered by critics as the device that showcased a “monumental leap in technology.”

The G Pen Elite Vaporizer comes as a fresh new product that’s designed push Grenco Science’s status to an even higher level in the vaping world.

In times when vape pens get a bad rap for combusting herbs, vape companies scramble to release new products that offer true vaporization. Thus, came the G Pen Elite.

Design

The G Pen Elite Vaporizer comes in a sleek, slim and lightweight design.

Its relatively small size do not scream superb performance and power. But later, we’ll see how this vape pen is one worthy contender as one of the best buys this year.

Inside the Elite, the 360-degree ceramic element enables rapid heat-up time and equal distribution of heat throughout the entire chamber.

This uniformly vaporizes the herbs and leaves nothing untouched, hence the consistent vapor quality.

The heating element can offer a fully adjustable temperature range from 200 to 428 degrees Fahrenheit.

So, you freely choose the perfect or sweet spot catered to your taste. And with a large chamber that can fill up to .4 to .5 of your dry herbs, expect denser flavors and longer draws.

If there is one drawback of the Elite, it is perhaps the shorter mouthpiece, which renders vapors slightly warmer when reaching your mouth.

But we eventually got the hang of it. One quick workaround is by setting the temp at a lower temperature.

Overall, we consider the black matte finish of the Elite as a winning factor in terms of discreet vaping.

Vaping Experience

The Elite Vaporizer managed to meet our expectations in terms of vapor quality. At lower temperatures, vapor was light, consistent and comfortably warm. It gets a tad harsher as you go higher with the temp, so it’s really up to your preference. You can also be sure that the dry herb material inside the

At lower temperatures, vapor was light, consistent and comfortably warm. It gets a tad harsher as you go higher with the temp, so it’s really up to your preference. You can also be sure that the dry herb material inside the

It gets a tad harsher as you go higher with the temp, so it’s really up to your preference. You can also be sure that the dry herb material inside the

At lower temperatures, vapor was light, consistent and comfortably warm. It gets a tad harsher as you go higher with the temp, so it’s really up to your preference. You can also be sure that the dry herb material inside the

It gets a tad harsher as you go higher with the temp, so it’s really up to your preference. You can also be sure that the dry herb material inside the chamber won’t get burned all throughout. This alone is a winning feature of the Elite.

Battery

The Battery life of the Elite Vaporizer is impressive given its small size. Other vapes its size do not perform well in this aspect. But the G Pen Elite managed to keep this part really well. Charging time isn’t impressive, though, as it takes about 2 to 3 hours go get the device fully charged.

Other vapes its size do not perform well in this aspect. But the G Pen Elite managed to keep this part really well. Charging time isn’t impressive, though, as it takes about 2 to 3 hours go get the device fully charged.

All in all, the Elite vaporizer may be a tad pricier than other portable vapes, but the excellent vapor quality, above average battery life and discreet design makes the Elite worthy to be included in our list.

Grenco Science is one of those brands that made a reputation for making generic portable vaporizers straight from Alibaba.

The G-Pen Elite, on the other hand, is a bit different than other products from Grenco Science. It is considered by critics as the device that showcased a “monumental leap in technology.”

This vaporizer has been designed for flowers. It measures around 3 inches which make the device handy and comfortable to use.

The device can handle around 0.75 grams in its ceramic heating chamber. According to the company, it is a combination of both conduction and convection system.

The device can heat up to 420 degrees Fahrenheit in just half a minute.

The mouthpiece functions as an airflow restrictor. But it was made for a good reason. If not for the air restriction function of the mouthpiece, the vapor would’ve been too hot.

The downside about the G Pen Elite is that it has minimal room for cooling.

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Best Entry Level Portable Vaporizer

Best Features: Moderately Discreet Design, Ease of Use, Temperature Settings, Affordable Price

Kandypens K-Vape Vaporizer – $99

Kandypens K-Vape Vaporizer - Best vaporizer 2017The K-Vape is the first convection-type portable vaporizer released by Kandypens. Not only is the K-Vape a hit because of the zero smoke it promises, but also because it is surprisingly cheap. For less than a hundred dollars, you enjoy features such as three temperature settings, pure vapor, and user-friendly design. These make the K-Vape an ideal buy for beginners who like to enjoy pure vaping pleasure without spending too much.

Not only is the K-Vape a hit because of the zero smoke it promises, but also because it is surprisingly cheap. For less than a hundred dollars, you enjoy features such as three temperature settings, pure vapor, and user-friendly design. These make the K-Vape an ideal buy for beginners who like to enjoy pure vaping pleasure without spending too much.

For less than a hundred dollars, you enjoy features such as three temperature settings, pure vapor, and user-friendly design. These make the K-Vape an ideal buy for beginners who like to enjoy pure vaping pleasure without spending too much.

These make the K-Vape an ideal buy for beginners who like to enjoy pure vaping pleasure without spending too much.

Design

To keep its price low and maintain high quality, the K-Vape sports a sturdy plastic outer body. This also helps keep the device lightweight. The

This also helps keep the device lightweight. The matte black rubber finish adds a more sophisticated look and feels to the device.

The K-Vape comes with a button to switch between the three preset temperatures.

To switch between different heat settings, just press and hold the power button, and a light indicator will display the different colors according to the following temperature:

  • Red (360 degrees Fahrenheit),
  • Green (380 degrees Fahrenheit), and
  • Blue (420 degrees Fahrenheit).

For beginners, you can choose the lowest temperature because it offers milder vapor density. You can slowly go up the options as your tolerance increases.

Vaping Experience

The K-Vape features true convection technology.

That means zero smoke every time you vape with your favorite dry herbs.

Just pack the dry ground material inside the stainless steel heating chamber (maximum of 0.6 grams), and hot air passes over the herbs, releasing pure vapor.

This feature is noteworthy among those who use dry herbs for medical purposes.

The K-Vape Also Sports user-friendly features.

To turn the vaporizer on, just press the power button five times.

Do the same steps if you want to power down the device. This feature prevents the vaporizer from accidentally turning on when not in use.

Battery

The battery life of the k-Vape model comes at an average when compared with other vaporizers.

The 3-minute automatic shut-off feature helps save battery life. And the universal micro USB connection makes charging convenient because you can also plug the charger into your laptop and other devices.

If you want an affordable convection type vaporizer to avoid smoke present in conduction-type vaporizers, the K-Vape is the best way to go.

Best Portable Vaporizer Under $130

Best Features: Good value for money, above-average vapor quality, quick charging time

Boundless CF Vaporizer – $129

Boundless CF Vaporizer - Best vaporizer 2017Boundless Technologies proudly unveils the CF vaporizer, a dry-herb portable vaporizer made to be more portable and more affordable.

Dubbed as the little brother of CFX, the CF sacrifices some features such as a digital display to give way to ease of use and greater portability.

Design

The Boundless CF Vaporizer is, at first glance, a truly well-made device.

A closer look at the rubber finish also gives it a nice matte look, plus a tighter grip in the hands.

But the mostly plastic body may give it a rather cheaper feel, but the sturdy built ensures the CF will stay durable and functional for a relatively long time.

Although the CF does not have a screen display, it sports a series of LEDs near the button to indicate current temperature.

The CF has the following 5 preset temperature settings: 355°F / 370°F / 385°F / 400°F / 415°F.

What’s good about the CF is the interesting combination of convection and conduction type of heating. This means you still enjoy pure vaporization and fast heat-up time (20 seconds).

When it comes to discreet design, the CF vaporizer comes at a fairly average to large size, measuring only 4″ x 2.4″ x 1.2″.

But its heating chamber, with a capacity of only 0.3 grams, still gives off that impressive vapor quality that’s really comparable to top vapes in the market.

Vaping Experience

The Boundless CF Vaporizer gives off identical vaporizer with that of the CFX vape.

It’s perhaps the internal workings haven’t changed, and only the more superficial features such as the screen display were sacrificed to make the CF more affordable and more discreet.

The vapor we experienced with the CF is also superb. At the lowest temperatures, the flavors were thin, and as you go higher, the denser flavor comes a bit harsher. But then again,

It’s perhaps the internal workings haven’t changed, and only the more superficial features such as the screen display were sacrificed to make the CF more affordable and more discreet.

The vapor we experienced with the CF is also superb. At the lowest temperatures, the flavors were thin, and as you go higher, the denser flavor comes a bit harsher. But then again, the vaping experience can always be subjective.

Battery

Battery life of the CF vaporizer isn’t as impressive as the CFX’s.

The smaller size results in shorter battery life. But still, holds enough juice to last several minutes of continuous vaping sessions. But what’s good about the CF is the fast charging time of just around 30-45 minutes.

The smaller size results in shorter battery life. But still, holds enough juice to last several minutes of continuous vaping sessions.

But what’s good about the CF is the fast charging time of just around 30-45 minutes.

Of course, for a good-quality true vaporizer that’’s less than $130, we can’t complain. And we’d say with the vapor quality and ease of use, the CF Vaporizer is worth the buy.

Best Cheap Portable Vaporizer

Best Features: Ease of Use, Simplicity,Price

Magic Flight Launch Box Vaporizer – $119

Magic Flight Launch Box Vaporizer - Best vaporizer 2017The Magic Flight Launch Box Vaporizer has become a ubiquitous portable vaping device because of its utter simplicity and affordable price (though it still costs more than a hundred dollars thanks to its genuine wooden built and finish). So the MFLB made it to our list of best vapes.

Here’s a quick rundown on the details.

Design

“Love is that which enables choice. Always stronger than fear. Always choose on the basis of love.”

That’s the mantra beautifully engraved on each Magic Flight Launch Box. And so beautiful is this portable vape that you’d love this too the longer you use it.

The MFLB isn’t like any portable vaporizer out there. It has no power buttons, no temperature controls, and no LED displays.

It’s a simple wooden box, covered by the acrylic glass lid on top that easily slides open or close as you fill or replace the dry herbs.

Without the bells and whistles, the MFLB guarantees that the vapor you inhale is pure, not otherwise contaminated by plastics, heavy metals or any foreign materials commonly present in cheap vapes.

And with a dimension of only 2.5 by 1.25 by 0.9 inches, this device is also one of the most lightweight portable vapes in the market.

The glass stem serves as the mouthpiece, which cools the vapor is it travels along the pathway. So all in all, the design is basic, simple yet efficient and, for many users, cool to look at.

Vaping Experience

With the MFLB, you activate the heating element by inserting the battery into the slot on the side of the device.

Yes, it’s as simple as that, but it takes a steeper learning curve of pulling the battery out and putting it in again to get to that ideal amount and density of flavors from the dry herbs.

As we mentioned, vapor quality is superb given that the only thing present inside the chamber is the metal heating element and the connection to the battery, and that’s it.

Battery Life

Battery life of the MFLB is not that impressive. It only takes very few draws before the battery runs out.

So, it makes sense that the MFLB is designed with removable batteries so you can carry extras, especially when using the device outdoors for longer periods.

If you’re satisfied with just a few draws per session, then this should not be a problem.

The MFLB wins in terms of simplicity and its low price point. Without the bells and whistles of electronics, LEDs, and screens, the MFLB guarantees a longer lifespan, hence making it worthy for its affordable price.

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Best All-in-One Portable Vaporizer

Best Features: unique functionality, ease of use, vapor quality, All in one (Wax, oil dry herb)

Haze Dual V3 Vaporizer – $249

Haze Dual V3 Vaporizer - Best vaporizer 2017When it comes to all-in-one functionality, the Haze Dual V3 Vaporizer is a portable vape like no other.

So, we placed this on top in this category.

Priced at more than $250, this isn’t something for the budget vaper, but the functionalities and the overall performance still make it a worthy pick.

Design

What makes the Haze Dual V3 vaporizer unique is the dual heating chambers inside the device, hence the name.

You can use one for dry herbs and the other, for your concentrates.

Both ovens are made of stainless steel. And you can even choose the convection screen, conduction screen, the dry herb can and concentrate can for your Botanicals.

Technically, you can vaporizer herbs by conduction or convection. How more flexible could that get?

When it comes to the build quality, the Haze Dual V3 vape is one thing to reckon with.

Everything — from the body to the chamber to the battery compartment — securely designs that guarantees to work well for you for a long time.

The mouthpiece is hidden inside a unit compartment, which you can open every time you use the device.

Each oven can handle about 0.3 to 0.4 of your material. But we recommend not to overpack it to allow proper circulation while vaping.

The Haze Dual V3 vape also comes with stainless steel and glass stems. So let your preference dictate which one to choose. For cooler vapors, we recommend the glass stem.

Vaping Experience

The Haze Dual V3 Vaporizer has a fairly improved vapor quality compared to its predecessors.

Overall, we love the vapor quality of the Haze, but there is still room for improvements when it comes to using concentrates.

But hey, your experience might be a tad different than ours. And we say, for a price range that’s above $200, you can’t go wrong with the Haze.

Battery

The Have V3 kit already comes with two rechargeables, removable and user-replaceable 18650 2600mAh batteries.

A charging dock also comes in handy to charge the spare one as you use the other one. Each full charge can give you about 5-7 sessions, depending on the length and frequency of draws.

Is the Haze worth it for its price range?

The functionality alone screams yes!

Most User Friendly Portable Vaporizer

Best Features: ease of use, vapor quality, performance

Alfa Vaporizer – was $199 now $99

Alfa Vaporizer - Best vaporizer 2017The Alfa portable vaporizer by Goboof is one surprising newcomer in the vaping world.

The company behind it wasn’t even popular, to begin with. But when the Alfa surprised us with its ease of use and superb vapor quality, we were just blown away.

So here are the details of the Alfa and why we vouched for it to be one of the most popular this year.

Design

No power buttons.

No unnecessary fancy features.

That’s what Alfa is all about.

All it has for the controls is the dial, which lets you change the temperature as you like.

The Alfa is also one of the smallest vaporizers we’ve reviewed.

The parts are much simple to identify. The top section has the removable silicone mouthpiece, and the bottom part has an attached lid that opens for you to access the herb chamber.

On the outside, the Alfa has a sturdy build. And it too doesn’t feel cheap to the touch.

The slightly matte black finish, with its simple contours, makes the device one of the most discreet vaporizers to use.

Inside the Alfa, the herb chamber actually houses a heating pin in the middle of the oven.

This ensures that even the middle portion of your dry ground materials is exposed to heat. This is probably the reason why the vapor quality produced by the Alfa is impressive.

Vapor Quality

As we’ve mentioned, the vapor quality of the Alfa is remarkably superb, given the product’s status as a newcomer in the market.

Don’t expect it to be Volcano-like or Mighty-like though.

However, for its price range, the Alfa is an excellent choice.

Flavors are potent enough but not strong. And the vapor is warm enough but not too harsh.

We give credit to this device for sporting an additional rod at the center to help evenly distribute the heat in your dry herbs.

Battery

With the Alfa vaporizer, you can get more than 30 minutes of vaping sessions.

Surprising?

Yes, given the compact size of this portable device. Perhaps the only drawback with the battery is the longer charging time required–up to 3.5 hours.

To solve this slight setback, the Alfa does support pass-through charging, which means you can enjoy vaping your dry herbs even while the device is plugged in.

Best Portable Design Vaporizer

Best Features:  Design, ease of use, vapor quality, performance

Arizer Air Vaporizer – was $229 now $164

The Arizer Air is the latest portable vaporizer released by Canadian based company Arizer. Made to comfortably sit alongside its larger counterpart, the Solo, the Arizer Air comes with more simplified features and designs without sacrificing vapor quality and performance.

Design

 The Air is designed as the more compact counterpart of the Solo. It addresses some of the issues users encountered with the Solo. For one, the Air, when fitted with the glass mouthpiece, comes significantly smaller and more lightweight. So, the device fits perfectly in your pocket, which means enhanced portability.

 The Air sports a ceramic heating element to produce pure vapors from your dry herbs. Pair that with the glass vapor path and those flavors are guaranteed pure all throughout its journey from the chamber to the mouthpiece. Inside the chamber, you can pack up to 0.25 grams of dry materials. Although the Arizer Air comes with preset temperatures, it now offers just five, down from the seven setting the Solo has. But the range still gives you enough choices: 180C/356F (Blue), 190C/374F (White), 200C/392F (Green), 205C/401F (Orange), 210C/410F (Red).

When it comes to discreet vaping, the Air isn’t really the best contender. The glass stem (albeit shorter than the Solo), is already a giveaway. Portable vapes like the PAX 3 and the DaVinci IQ are the clear winners in this department. But if you are after performance and more serious vaping sessions, the Arizer Air is still a very good choice.

Vaping Experience

The Arizer Air is designed for serious vapers who prefer denser and more pronounced flavors from dry herbs. We’ve noticed that the AIR’s minimum temperature is a tad higher than the Solo’s. So don’t expect to start off with much more gentle vapors. But in fairness, the lowest setting is still comfortable enough. Only when you extend your vaping session for several minutes will you notice a bit of a harshness when choosing higher settings. Overall, vapor quality with the Arizer Air is above average. Given its price tag, it should be performing well in this aspect. And it does meet our expectations.

Battery

If there’s one big improvement from the Solo placed in the Arizer Air, it’s how the rechargeable battery is designed to be removable and replaceable. This means you can always purchase extra batteries for continuous vaping sessions. One major setback though is that the Air still uses a proprietary charger instead of the more widely compatible micro USB chargers. To counter this, pass-through charging is possible with the Air, in that you can still enjoy vaping even if the device is still in charge.

So, at $164, does the Arizer live up to its promises and slightly hefty price tag? In terms of durability, it does stand out, as we’ve had users having them for more than a year now without having any issues.

As far as reliability, the Arizer Air is a big winner. In terms of vapor purity, it comes at above average. And lastly, battery life can be a non-issue if you purchase extra batteries to keep your sessions going. Is it worth the price? You bet it is.

When it comes to vapor purity, the Arizer air is above average.

And lastly, battery life can be a non-issue if you purchase extra batteries to keep your sessions going. Is it worth the price? You bet it is.

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Here’s how we picked the best vaporizer for each category:

Best Overall Portable Vaporizer  – a vaporizer deserves this crown when it achieves a perfect balance of the most sought-after features in a portable vape: vapor quality, performance, efficiency, battery life and stealth. Achieving all these qualities isn’t easy, so the one that gets this title really deserves to be in this spot.

Best Vapor Quality Vaporizer – The purest vapor, the most inert components inside the chamber and pathway, and the most comfortable vapor temperature are the factors we consider when choosing the best vape with the best vapor quality.

Best Vaporizer According to Price Range – Portable vaporizers come in different shapes, sizes, features, and price range. For the budget vapers who are willing to shell out within specific price ranges, we’ve recommended the best ones to you.

Best Pocket-Sized Portable Vaporizer – This vaporizer isn’t necessarily the smallest, but it is one of such category, without compromising vapor quality, performance, battery life, and durability.

Best All-in-One Portable Vaporizer – While most portable vapes are designed to support one or two types of vaping materials only, there is always that product that stands out because of its versatility. How convenient it would be if such portable vape supports all kinds of dry herbs, oils, and waxes? Thus this category.

Best Discreet Portable Vaporizer – The vaporizer in this category must not have the most obvious components be easily visible. These giveaways sacrifice stealth, and many users just don’t want to flaunt their devices. The simplest designs or those that mimic mundane, everyday objects win in this category.

Best Cheap Portable Vaporizer – Of course, we choose the best one with one of the lowest yet most reasonable price tag without sacrificing the other essentials such as vapor quality and performance.

Best Entry Level Portable Vaporizer – Beginners usually make their first purchase on a budget. Of course, testing the waters doesn’t have to be expensive. Thus, you can buy a portable vape that may be inexpensive but still delivers satisfactory performance all the time.

Most User-Friendly Portable Vaporizer – The vaporizer in this category performs best with the least effort. A vaporizer doesn’t have to include complicated rocket science just to give you the best vaping experience. The simplest yet easy-to-understand features are the winning factors.

Besides individually recognizing the top vaporizers according to their best qualities, we’ve also rounded up the best choices according to their price range. That means more options for you. Here are our top picks.

BEST VAPORIZER UNDER $100

K-Vape Vaporizer – $99

While vaporizer pens of the same price range still come with exposed coils and oftentimes burn your herbs, the K-Vape might just be the answer if you’re in for true vapors and better vaping experience.

The K-Vape vaporizer by Kandypens does not only offer true combustion of your dry herbs, but it also features three preset temperature settings.

The K-Vape is ideal for beginners and budget connoisseurs who like to keep things as affordable as possible without sacrificing performance and quality.

Puffco Vaporizer$99

No glues, exposed metals, heating coils and unnecessary parts.

The Puffco+ vaporizer is built to be a no-fuss vape that comes with advanced features not seen in regular vape pens.

Talk about three temperature settings, an all-ceramic oven and a coil-free chamber that are all integrated into one reliable device. You can never go wrong using your favorite oils and waxes with the Puffco+, no less.

Best Vaporizers: 101-$150 Price Range

CF Vaporizer -$129

This is another portable vaporizer to watch out for because of features you’d surely need, whether you’re a beginner or a serious vaper.

The CF vaporizer by Boundless comes with 5 preset temperature settings, a large capacity chamber, 80w hybrid convection/conduction heat and a fairly efficient battery.

All these essentials you’d find in a scaled-down version of the CFX, but still, maintains that vapor quality that makes the Boundless products popular these days.

Vapium Summit Vaporizer -$149

This portable vaporizer for dry herbs impresses us because of its heavy-duty features.

Built to perform well even outdoors, the Vapium summit boasts 8 temperature settings, LED display, fast heat-up time and a textured Thermoplastic Urethane Grip for Secured Handling.

So if you love to travel and want to enjoy your favorite dry herbs anywhere, the Vapium Summit vaporizer is the way to go.

Magic Flight Launch Box Vaporizer -$119

The Magic Flight Launch Box vaporizer is perhaps the simplest portable vape you could find.

With no power buttons, the MFLB requires you to insert the battery every time you vape with your dry herbs.

The wooden finish gives it a lighter body, and the transparent acrylic lid allows you to check on your material inside the chamber.

What more could we say about this vape? Try this and you’d be surprised b the beauty of this vape and the awesome vapor quality.

Best  Vaporizers:  $151-$200 Price Range

Pax 2 Vaporizer – $274

Everybody loves the PAX 2 vaporizer.

The design alone makes it one of the most discreet portable vapes.

The awesome vapor quality, minimal draw resistance, and durability that make the PAX 2 an all-time vaporizer.

The 4 preset temperature settings allow you to choose your sweet spot that easily. And the high-capacity battery means you vape for longer hours than usual. Get yours now!

G Pen Elite Vaporizer – $149

Despite its compact design, the G Pen Elite boasts precise temperature control, a large-capacity heating chamber and LED display as a status indicator.

The black finish and the smooth contours make the G Pen Elite a very discreet vaporizer, yet it packs great performance and promises consistent vapor quality from your dry herbs.

DaVinci Ascent Vaporizer– $199

The DaVinci Ascent Vaporizer has become popular because of its unique features.

For one, this portable vaporizer supports all types of vaping materials.

Yes. Whatever you have–oils, waxes, herbs–you can be sure the Ascent does an excellent job vaporizing these botanicals for you.

The Ascent also has a Glass on Glass Vapor pathway, ensuring superb vapor quality each and every time.

You just can’t go wrong with the Ascent.

Best  Vaporizers: $201-$250 Price Range

Arizer Air Vaporizer -$229

In times when vaping on a single battery charge isn’t enough, the Arizer Air takes your experience to a new level with the removable 18650 battery.

This means you can vape on and on as long as you have extra batteries to use.

But the winning factor of the Arizer isn’t just this feature. Of course, vapor quality from this Canadian-made device is always superb, each and every time.

Haze Dual V3 Vaporizer – $249

It’s the dual oven that makes the Haze V3 a very popular vaporizer today.

You won’t have to keep swapping dry-herb and concentrate cannisters every time you want to switch between the two vaping materials.

You can use each chamber for your favorite botanicals, as easy as that.

The Haze V3 portable vaporizer also has 4 temperature settings to help you find your sweet spot so easily.

Best  Vaporizers: $270 and up

PAX 3 Vaporizer– $274

From the outside, the PAX 3 may not look sharply different from its predecessor, the PAX 2.

But inside are awesome improvements that exceed your expectations.

The PAX 3 now supports both dry herbs and concentrates. Plus, the larger battery capacity lengthens your already superb vaping experience. Fast heat-up time is also notable in the PAX 3.

All these improvements are definitely worth the price!

Crafty Vaporizer – Was $339 Now $279

If you love the vapor quality from the Volcano vaporizer but wants to experience portability of rechargeable vaporizers, the Crafty is definitely for you.

The same company, Storz and Bickel, now gives you the Crafty. The efficient heating element guarantees excellent vapor quality from your dry herbs.

Plus, the smartphone app allows you to take full control of the Crafty to take your vaping experience to the next level.

Mighty Vaporizer – Was $399 Now $349

The Mighty Vaporizer by Storz and Bickel is dubbed as the Crafty’s big brother.

Unlike the Crafty though, the larger Mighty sports a display screen and precise temperature controls without the need to install a smartphone app.

But perhaps the biggest difference is the longer battery life (up to 90 minutes of continuous vaping).

This means the Mighty is our big winner int terms of battery capacity, compared to most of the portable vapes in the market.


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18 Grams For 18 Years?

18 Grams For 18 Years?

18 grams for 18 years? 

18 grams for 18 years

For us cannabis smokers (especially those living in prohibition regions), smoking weed comes with a little risk. No, you’re not going to die from smoking weed, but you might end up in prison. Well, you could die if you smoke and get caught in the Philippines, but that’s another story. 

Today we’re focusing on the story of Gary Howard, a poor stoner who got busted in 2014 with 18 grams of weed. Louisiana, known as the prison capitol of the world, decided to give Mr. Howard an 18-year sentence without the possibility of parole.

In other words, they are willing to spend over $400,000 USD to keep this man in jail for having less than an ounce of cannabis on him. 

Why the Harsh Sentence?

There’s a couple of elements to factor in.

  1. The 18 grams was in 5 baggies
  2. There was a gun involved
  3. Louisiana is backwards as hell

The first thing we need to consider is the fact that Howard had 18 grams of weed in 5 baggies. Now for any serious stoner, 18 grams is nothing really. That’s our month supply or for some; 2 weeks. However, the Louisiana courts didn’t think so. They believed that because there were 5 bags, he wanted to sell it.

An expert, who came in defense of Howard said that it could have been for personal use and it’s highly likely that he actually purchased the weed like that.

The gun, I believe was one of the factors that pushed this ludicrous sentence. The gun was found in his apartment and this was probably one of the major reasons why the courts went so aggressively with the sentencing. Now, it’s important to note that Howard didn’t wield the gun, but rather it was just “found”.

Finally, Louisiana is backwards as hell. They have some of the worst cannabis laws on the books and for them, getting rid of “stoners” seems to be a higher priority than stopping rape or murder or any real crime. This is the reason why they are considered the “prison capitol of the world” mainly due to the fact that they have the highest incarceration rates in the world per capita. (Fun stuff)

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How is this making society safer?

It isn’t! That’s all you need to know. The mere fact that the state believes that incarcerating a non-violent ‘offender’ for 18 years will make the world safer is ludicrous. In fact, one could argue that this sentencing is doing the exact opposite.

$400,000 more or less is the total cost it will take to keep Howard behind bars. This is $400,000 that could have been used to keep a murderer behind bars or even to get some more cops on the streets to stop real crime from occurring.

 I have spoken a great deal in the past about how Prohibition actually makes society more dangerous and drugs more accessible. When you incarcerate non-violent offenders, you waste resources on keeping dangerous individuals off the streets. Additionally, in an uncontrolled environment, there are no regulations to keep drug dealers from selling to kids.

In other words, the actions portrayed by the Louisiana courts did a disservice to society by locking up a man who simply wanted to smoke a few bowls. Hell, even if he was going to “distribute” the weed to his friends, it wouldn’t justify the sentencing.

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The Problem with Drug Laws

Drug Laws do not benefit society. After 80 years of prohibition, we should have learned this lesson by now. We know for a fact that regardless whether drugs are legal or illegal, people will continue to consume them. This is just human nature. You tell us we can’t do something, and what do you know, we’re doing it.

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Drug Laws place a financial strain on the justice system and takes away resources from real crimes such as stopping human trafficking, murder, rape, robberies and so forth. Think about it this way, every stoner behind bars is a real criminal walking free.

It’s about high time we publicly shame people for abiding by these outdated laws. For instance, both the Judge and the Prosecutor in the case of Howard should be shamed. They should be called out on their heinous sentencing. Fortunately, this story has caught on and people are writing about it, including me.

Why? Because the world needs to know that there are outdated laws that are ruining not only the lives of the individuals caught in the crossfire, but the rest of society as well. It’s important that we raise our voices in unison to reprimand these actions and to hold the government accountable.

Unless we band together and showcase our public contempt with the current states of our laws, sentences like this will only continue to occur and non-violent people will continue to take up space that should be reserved for the violent.

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Vermont Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization Compromise Bill

Vermont Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization Compromise Bill

Vermont’s full Senate approved a bill today that would legalize marijuana, and addresses concerns Governor Phil Scott expressed when he vetoed a similar bill in May.

Legislation that would make marijuana legal for those 21 and older in Vermont was approved by the Senate on Wednesday, the first day of a two-day veto session. House Bill 511 reflects a compromise between legislative leaders and Governor Scott, who vetoed a similar bill in late May. It will now go the House, where passage by a three-quarters vote will put it to the desk of Governor Scott who plans to sign it into law.

The law approved by the Senate would make it legal for those 21 and older to possess and use up to an ounce of cannabis beginning July 2018. It would also be legal to grow up to two mature, nd four immature cannabis plants. In addition, a study commission would be created to develop legislation to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use. According to the Marijuana Policy Project, the amended bill “would extend the time allotted by S. 22 for the commission to submit its report, add additional agency directors and the defender general to the commission, and increase penalties for dispensing marijuana to minors or exposing them to marijuana smoke in cars.”

“Vermont is poised to make history by becoming the first state in which the legislature and governor end the disastrous policy of marijuana prohibition. Just over a year from now, adults will have the same freedoms to grow and possess cannabis that our neighbors in Maine and Massachusetts enjoy,” said Matt Simon, New England political director for the Marijuana Policy Project. “The question is no longer ‘if’ Vermont will stop penalizing adult cannabis consumers, but ‘when’.”

Simon continued; “There is no good reason for the House to delay passage of this modest and sensible legislation.. Now that Gov. Scott has agreed with the House and Senate that marijuana should be legal for adult use, House Republicans should follow the governor’s lead and vote to advance this compromise. Failing to waive the rules will only mean the marijuana regulatory commission has less time to do its important work.”

Fifty-seven percent of Vermont voters support allowing adults 21 and older to possess and grow limited amounts of marijuana, according to a statewide survey of 755 registered voters conducted in March by Public Policy Polling. Only 39% are opposed.

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Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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Published at Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:32:25 +0000

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Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Announces First Meeting

Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Announces First Meeting

Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Announces First Meeting

Some six months after Michigan’s new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act took effect, the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board created by that Act today announced its first meeting.

On Monday, June 26, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., the Board will meet in the first floor auditorium in the State’s G. Mennen Williams Building, the building that houses the State’s Attorney General’s office. (The Williams Building is located at 525 West Ottawa in Lansing.)

The agenda released by the Board announces that this will be the Board’s organizational meeting. As required by the State’s Open Meetings Act, there will also be an opportunity for public comment.

The members of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Board were appointed by Gov. Snyder last month. Chaired by former Michigan House Speaker Rick Johnson, the Board also consists of Donald Bailey, Nichole Cover, David LaMontaine, and Vivian Pickard.

For more information on the activities of Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Board and the State’s creation of a new regulatory framework for medical marijuana, check back with the Cannabis Law Blog.

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Published at Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

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Sessions: Softened approach to drug enforcement led to surge in drug abuse and violent crime

Sessions: Softened approach to drug enforcement led to surge in drug abuse and violent crime

Drug trafficking is an inherently violent business. If you want to collect a drug debt, you can’t, and don’t, file a lawsuit in court. You collect it by the barrel of a gun. For the approximately 52,000 Americans who died of a drug overdose in 2015, drug trafficking was a deadly business.

Yet in 2013, subject to limited exceptions, the Justice Department ordered federal prosecutors not to include in charging documents the amount of drugs being dealt when the actual amount was large enough to trigger a mandatory minimum sentence. Prosecutors were required to leave out objective facts in order to achieve sentences lighter than required by law. This was billed as an effort to curb mass incarceration of low-level offenders, but in reality it covered offenders apprehended with large quantities of dangerous drugs. The result was that federal drug prosecutions went down dramatically – from 2011 to 2016, federal prosecutions fell by 23 percent. Meanwhile, the average sentence length for a convicted federal drug offender decreased 18 percent from 2009 to 2016.

Before that policy change, the violent crime rate in the United States had fallen steadily for two decades, reaching half of what it was in 1991. Within one year after the Justice Department softened its approach to drug offenders, the trend of decreasing violent crime reversed. In 2015, the United States suffered the largest single-year increase in the overall violent crime rate since 1991.

And while defenders of the 2013 policy change point out that crime rates remain low compared with where they were 30 years ago, they neglect to recognize a disturbing trend that could reverse decades of progress: Violent crime is rising across the country. According to data from the FBI, there were more than 15,000 murders in the United States in 2015, representing a single-year increase of nearly 11 percent across the country. That was the largest increase since 1971.

The increase in murders continued in 2016. Preliminary data from the first half of 2016 shows that large cities in the United States suffered an average increase in murders of nearly 22 percent compared with the same period from a year earlier.

As U.S. attorney general, I have a duty to protect all Americans and fulfill the president’s promise to make America safe again. Last month, after weeks of study and discussion with a host of criminal-justice participants, I issued a memorandum to all federal prosecutors regarding charging and sentencing policy that once again authorizes prosecutors to charge offenses as Congress intended. This two-page guidance instructs prosecutors to apply the laws on the books to the facts of the case in most cases, and allows them to exercise discretion where a strict application of the law would result in an injustice. Instead of barring prosecutors from faithfully enforcing the law, this policy empowers trusted professionals to apply the law fairly and exercise discretion when appropriate. That is the way good law enforcement has always worked.

Defenders of the status quo perpetuate the false story that federal prisons are filled with low-level, nonviolent drug offenders. The truth is less than 3 percent of federal offenders sentenced to imprisonment in 2016 were convicted of simple possession, and in most of those cases the defendants were drug dealers who accepted plea bargains in return for reduced sentences.

Federal drug offenders include major drug traffickers, gang members, importers, manufacturers and international drug cartel members. To be subject to a five-year mandatory sentence, a criminal would have to be arrested with 100 grams or more of heroin with the intent to distribute it – that is 1,000 doses of heroin.

The truth is that while the federal government softened its approach to drug enforcement, drug abuse and violent crime surged. The availability of dangerous drugs is up, the price has dropped and the purity is at dangerously high levels. Overdose deaths from opioids have nearly tripled since 2002. Overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids rose an astonishing 73 percent in 2015.

My fear is that this surge in violent crime is not a “blip,” but the start of a dangerous new trend – one that puts at risk the hard-won gains that have made our country a safer place.

Some skeptics prefer to sit on the sidelines and criticize federal efforts to combat crime. But it’s not our privileged communities that suffer the most from crime and violence. Minority communities are disproportionately impacted by violent drug trafficking. Poor neighborhoods are too often ignored in these conversations. Regardless of wealth or race, every American has the right to demand a safe neighborhood. Those of us who are responsible for promoting public safety cannot sit back while any American communities are ravaged by crime and violence.

There are those who are concerned about the fate of drug traffickers, but the law demands I protect the lives of victims that are ruined by drug trafficking and violent crime infecting their communities. Our new, time-tested policy empowers police and prosecutors to save lives.

Sessions is U.S. attorney general

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Published at Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:21:35 +0000

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The Lowdown on Nevada’s New Marijuana Laws

The Lowdown on Nevada’s New Marijuana Laws

Nevada is nearing the expected July 1st start date for it’s newly passed recreational/adult-use marijuana program and regulations.  Seemingly, cannabis advocates and consumers walked away from this year’s legislative session with more ups than downs, despite the social cannabis consumption bill not passing.

A recent article from RJG goes over many of the new regulations, including taxes, edibles, DUIs, and previous convictions.

Starting in July, all marijuana — both medical and recreational — will be taxed 15 percent at cultivation, and only recreational marijuana will be sold with a 10 percent sales tax.

Medical marijuana currently is taxed 2 percent at cultivation, 2 percent at production and 2 percent at sale.

“What’s important Is that you’re creating that delta between medical and recreational costs – it’s keeping the cost down for medical,” Sen. Julia Ratti, D-Sparks, who sponsored the tax bill.

Revenue collected from the cultivation will be funneled toward schools, and revenue from recreational marijuana sales tax will go towards the state’s rainy day fund.

“This is a brand new industry, we really don’t know (how much it will bring in),” Ratti said. “To have no services dependent on this money, I think it’s really fiscally responsible.”

This method of taxing is different from how Measure 91 rolled out in Oregon, where the taxes from ALL cannabis businesses are pooled together and then split between the various agencies/departments that the funds are allotted to.

In terms of how the new recreational/adult-use program will affect the already existing medical marijuana program in Nevada, legislators and advocates certainly seem to have considered medical patients in the new regulations.  Medical marijuana patient cards used to cost about $100 for a year.  They will cost about half that because background checks no longer are required, and cards will be good for 2 years.  The Nevada Department of Public Health will continue to issue the medical cards.

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Published at Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:54:34 +0000

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10 Scary Facts About Synthetic Cannabis

10 Scary Facts About Synthetic Cannabis

Tha DoggFather and my Mother-in-Law

First person account of taking mother-in-law to get her medicinal marijuana prescription, only to be faced with the most notorious stoner of all time. Snoop, a California resident, is a proud holder of what he calls “a platinum medical marijuana card”

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Published at Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:00:00 +0000

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