Vaporizing Marijuana: To smoke or not to smoke, that is the question.

PAX with Box

PAX with boxYesterday I made a very important purchase. There comes a day in every girl’s life when she makes the decision that she’s done settling for second best. She wants to know how good it can be and she’s ready to make the investment in something that lasts. I bought a vaporizer, a PAX to be precise. According to the manufacturer’s website this handheld vaporizing system is, “small enough to fit in your pocket, PAX heats, never burns your tobacco, releasing a delicious, satisfying vapor. It’s the world’s most pocketable, premium loose-leaf vaporizer.” This puppy contains state-of-the-art ergonomic stoner technology including adjustable temperature settings, AC charging station and motion sensors that turn on the standby mode when left stationary for too long so you don’t need to worry about burning out the heating element. Wondering how much battery is left? Just shake the device and watch for the indicator light to flash how much juice you have left.

After listening to the clerk talk through four or five different models, ranging from $60 vap pens all the way up to Ploom’s product coming in at a whopping $270 tax included, I decided to drop the big bucks and stick with my gut. Personally, I believe that investing in a higher quality product will pay off in the long run, especially when you know that this product is covered by a 10 year warranty. The PAX vaporizer system comes in a variety of colors; blue, green, black, or purple. I choose to keep it classy with the matte black finish. I wouldn’t recommend this purchase for the occasional marijuana user mainly because of the cost. However, if you are looking for a clean high without having to inhale all the undesirable combusted plant material, PAX is the way to go.

Along with giving detailed cleaning instructions you also get 5 free wipes and cleaners to keep your product so fresh and so clean, clean! There’s a lithium battery so you really only need to charge this little guy for 4-5 hours prior to the first use. Make sure to finely grind your product so can evenly distribute into the reservoir. Remember to not over pack, if you do, this can lead to all sorts of special effects such as vapor pouring out of the bottom or the heating element thoroughly scorching the bud at the bottom while leaving the top still fresh and green as the day it was picked.

If you’ve never used a vaporizer the main thing to remember is that even though you are still absorbing the THC, CBD and other desirable compounds through the lung tissue it is not like smoking pot out of a traditional piece. Vaporizer work by heating up your “high quality tobacco” to somewhere between 180˚f-200˚f. It’s at this magical temperature that the solid cannabinoids (active compounds) sublimate without burning the plant matter which ignites around 230 ˚f. You know how you can’t wait to try the first hit off a freshly packed bowl? For me, it’s the only time I can get an unadulterated taste of the flavor profile without getting ashy overtones. It’s because the “flavor” is in these little things called turpenes all located in the trichom crystal. The proof’s in the pudding, so to speak, and this little guy is sure to give you the relief that you need so you can do without the harmful by-products.

Well, I hope this sheds some light on the topic and hopefully you’ll be reconsidering a healthier and safer way to enjoy pot. Mom would want it that way.

Here’s to your health!

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About NancyBotwin85

I'm a 30 and a native Ohioan. As a cancer survivor and a chronic pain sufferer, I understand how devastating and debilitating these illnesses and conditions can be one someone's life. Most of my writings deal with medicinal marijuana use and I am trying to open anti-pot people's eyes to the healing properties of this plant.
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