CBD sales are predicted to almost quadruple over the next four years, from $535 million in 2018 to over $1.9 billion by 2022

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According to CBS News reports analysis that CBD-Related products are raising dramatically year by year, It’s more popular among yong peroples who are seeking for alternatively choose can help pain relievewr as well as an anti-anxiety remedy.

For those readers unfamiliar with CBD, or cannabidiol, it is the non– psychoactive compound in cannabis; unlike THC, CBD will not produce a “high”. Use of CBD, just as vaping does, faces resistance in the form of the “precautionary principle”, wherein opponents of its use demand that it be prohibited until it has been proved safe; of course, prohibiting it ensures that it never will be proved safe, as there would be no compelling reason to research the matter. This unmasks prohibition as the primary objective, with safety concerns serving merely to mask that primary objective.

In spite of this opposition, CBD is currently legal in all but four states, according to CBS, despite a lack of U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval. According to Drake University Clinical Sciences Chair Tim Welty:

“The actual effectiveness [of CBD] from a scientific point of view is really difficult to define because there’s a lack of well-done scientific studies,” Welty said. “Drowsiness is common and then GI complaints. Then there’s the potential concern about damage to the liver.”

How Dr. Welty purports to know this with any degree of certainty, in the absence of studies which he acknowledges, remains a mystery at this time.

Nevertheless, CBD product use and popularity continue to rise. According to New Frontier Data, a data analytics firm, CBD sales are predicted to almost quadruple over the next four years, from $535 million in 2018 to over $1.9 billion by 2022.

“We’ve seen our sales grow tenfold in the last year,” said Rob Rosenheck. He and his wife, Cindy Capobianco, are co-founders of the California-based company Lord Jones.

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Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California 1st Jan 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. — Retail cannabis shops in California opened their doors on Monday for the first time, inaugurating what proponents say will become the world’s largest market for legalized recreational marijuana.

A transaction that remains illegal in many parts of the country seemed almost banal on Monday for the customers at a dispensary in Oakland who picked out their marijuana, showed their driver’s licenses and walked into the brisk morning air with their drugs in a paper bag.

“This is a whole new world opening up,” said Diana Gladden, 48, who bought marijuana for herself and her aging parents. “My mother, a very strict Southern Baptist, now thinks it’s O.K. because it’s legal.”

One customer left with more than $1,000 worth of cannabis in a large grocery bag.

Medical marijuana has been legal in California for more than two decades but the arrival of full legalization in the state is a milestone for the nation’s fast-growing cannabis industry. Pot is now sold legally down the entire length of the West Coast, plus Alaska.

A slow and halting rollout of California’s new cannabis regulations limited the number of shops offering the drug on Monday to just a handful of cities across the state, including Berkeley, Oakland, San Jose and San Diego. But more municipalities, including San Francisco and Los Angeles, are expected to issue licenses soon.

Alex Traverso, a spokesman for California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, said around 100 dispensaries in the state were licensed to sell recreational cannabis on Monday.

Outside the dispensary in Oakland nearly 200 people waited in line before dawn for the 6 a.m. start of sales.

“Happy New Year!” Steve DeAngelo, the executive director of the dispensary, shouted through a bullhorn. “We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time.”

But in a state where marijuana has been widely available for so long, the enthusiasm was relatively muted. Outside a dispensary in neighboring Berkeley only a handful of customers waited in line before sales began.

California is the sixth state to introduce the sale of recreational marijuana, after Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Nevada. Massachusetts and potentially Maine are expected to begin sales this year.

Unlike the other states that have legalized, California has a vast industry producing the drug, much of which is illegally sold across state lines. By one estimate, California produces seven times more marijuana than it consumes.

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In this brave new age of legal medical and recreational marijuana, many people are now choosing cannabis over prescription drugs to treat pain, anxiety and other ailments. Responsible adults are increasingly turning to cannabis as a safer, healthy alternative to alcohol. As cannabis consumerism grows, so does the market for smoking and vaping accessories. Consumers on a quest to find the best vaporizer are often overwhelmed by the sheer number of options.

In order to find the perfect vape for your lifestyle, you should first determine a few important factors about your cannabis use. You know the answer to who (you!), when (whenever you choose to!) and why (they don’t call it the healing herb for nothing!)… which leaves what, where and how.

What are you vaping? Flowers or concentrates? There is a vape pen designed for both, including a few dual-use units.

Where are you vaping? At home or on the go? You may prefer a sturdy desktop model, or perhaps you’d like something that fits neatly in a pocket.

And how are you vaping? Do you prefer the convection or conduction method of heating your bud?

Think all the way back to Chem 101 in high school. Remember learning about convection versus conduction? No? Ok, here’s a quick refresher:

Convection is the movement caused within a fluid by the tendency of hotter, and therefore less dense, material to rise, which consequently results in transfer of heat.

Conduction is the process by which heat or electricity is directly transmitted through a substance when there is a difference of temperature between adjoining regions, without movement of the material.

In less technical terms, convection relies on liquid or gas to move the heat (think: steam), while conduction describes a motionless transfer of heat (think: metal against metal).

The convection method is preferred by many for vaping flowers, since it doesn’t combust the material. A convection unit evenly heats each mouthful of vapor as you pull, so every hit should be flavorful and potent. Convection is the way to go to preserve both terpenes (the pungent oils that give cannabis its flavor) and your stash—a small amount of bud can go a long way with this heating method.

In a conduction vaporizer, the heat source is in direct contact with your botanicals. This means that it heats up faster. It also means that the material in contact with the heating element will get hotter than the rest—like cooking in a cast-iron pan on the stove. Giving your herb or oil a stir between pulls will help.

Conduction vaporizers were first on the market. They are often less expensive and can be more user friendly. Convection vaporizers are more efficient and produce better vapor quality.

Choosing between the two methods is a little easier if you think of it in terms of experience. If you’re just starting out, you might want to choose a less expensive, easy-to-use conduction vaporizer. If you consider yourself a “cannasseur,” perhaps your more sophisticated palate will dictate choosing a convection vape.

There you have it: conduction versus convection. It’s an important consideration for enjoying your herb or oil, as well as for your wallet.

What mAH, Amps, Watts, Volts, and Ohms Mean for your Vape

What mAH, Amps, Watts, Volts, and Ohms Mean for your Vape:

In case you slept through your high school science classes, here is a quick refresher on electrical terms:

mAH: means milli ampere hour, it is the measure of the energy storage capability of the battery. For example, if the battery you have is rated at 1000mAH, it would than be capable of delivering 1000mA for 1 hour. Or if you also had a 2000mAH then it could deliver 2000mA for 1 hour, which means it has twice as much energy capacity as the 1000mAH battery. So greater capacity means your device will be able to run a given load for a longer length of time. It’s like if you had two cars, one had a 6.5-gallon tank and the other a 10-gallon tank. Both cars will be able to deliver the same performance while driving, the only difference being that the car with the 10 gallon tank would be able to drive for a longer period of time.

Amps (Amperage): volume of electricity or a measure of the amount of electric charge passing a point in an electric circuit per unit time (flow rate in a device).

Volts (Voltage): is the pressure of electricity or given two points in a space (ex: your device), called A and B, voltage is the difference of electric potentials between those two points.

Watts: is the amount of electricity used by a power-consuming device. One watt is basically the rate which work is done when one amp of current flows through an electrical potential difference of one volt. (Watts = volts x amps)

Ohms: is a measurement of electrical resistance or how easily electricity is able to travel through a device. For example if you tried to force 1000 gallons of water through a thin garden hose in a given amount of time, it would require more force (pressure) than if it were to flow through a larger hose. In electrical terms, if you try to force 1500 watts of power through a thin wire, you will need more volts and amps to get it through. For that thin hose, with all of that water, it will certainly burst. For that wire, it will simply melt.

If you are a newbie to the ecigarette scene you might be wondering what ohms are or even as an experienced vaper you might still run into some confusion on the topic.  Below we will try to provide you with some easy to understand points on what ohms actually mean and how it applies to your vape.

In the simplest of terms, ohm is a measurement of electrical resistance or how easily electricity is able to travel through a device. It is usually represented with the symbol Ω.

When it comes to ohms and e-cigarettes, what we are really concerned with is the amount of heat that the coil is generating to vaporize the e-liquid.  There are two things that determine how hot the coil in your device gets. Those two things are battery voltage and the ohm rating of the parts of your device. Higher voltage and lower resistance creates more heat for the vaporization. This heat will affect your e-liquid’s flavor, vapor production, and throat hit. Understanding ohms, you will be able to fine tune the vapor production and flavor that best matches the battery and coils that you are using.

Below is a comparison of two cartomizers, let us say that they come from the same company.  The first cartomizer is low resistance graded at 1-1.5 ohms and the second cartomizer is graded at 2.2-2.8 ohms.

From what this chart shows, the differences between the two are quite obvious. But you may still be asking yourself what ohm rating cartomizer or atomizer is best for you. We can’t just give you a number to start on, as we have said before in past blog posts your vape experience is as distinctive as you are. And this is quite true because of the many differences in cloud production, heat, throat hit, and flavor intensity that each person prefers. The main point being is you will want to get the lowest ohm rating that will not result in too many harsh and dry hits. This magic number, which you will discover through your own experimentation, will give you the best vapor clouds and the best flavor for the device that you are using.

While you are searching for your vaper sweet spot, here is a handy chart to keep you in the safe zone of your vaping experience.

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Study Indicates Weed Vaporizer Usage Poses Less Risk for Toxin Exposure

Weed Vaporizer Study Indicates Less Risk for Toxin Exposure

If you’re a medicinal or recreational marijuana user, you’ve likely heard by now that many doctors are recommending that patients use a vaporizer for weed in order to get the benefits of marijuana rather than smoking it. Portable vaporizers and desktop vaporizers are touted as being safer than smoking weed, and there is one study in particular that serves as the basis for this belief. Read on to learn more about it.

A Historic Study

In 2004, Chemic Labs conducted a scientific study on the effects of weed vaporizers versus the effects of smoking marijuana. The study was done on behalf of the California NORML and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and was published in the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics. The Marijuana Policy Project paid for the study, which is now widely quoted by public health experts and physicians who advocate the use of a weed vaporizer such as a desktop or portable vaporizers.

How the Study Was Done

The team at Chemic Labs took a single strain of marijuana and put it through two different processes. Half of it was placed in a Volcano desktop vaporizer, and the other half was burned like a joint. The scientists captured the vapor from the Volcano vaporizer and the smoke and tested it with a tool called a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer to see what compounds were present in it.

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What the Study Revealed

As reported in the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, the Chemic Labs study found that:

  • Marijuana smoke was 12% active cannabinoids and 88% other materials. There were 111 other substances found in the smoke, and at least six of them were harmful compounds called polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon or PAHs.
  • Marijuana vapor was 95% active cannabinoids and 5% other materials. Only three other substances were found in the smoke. One was a compound that is similar to a cannabinoid, while another was a harmless aromatic compound. The remaining compound was a PAH.

What Conclusions Can Be Drawn

Based on their analysis, the Chemic Labs team concluded that only a very small fraction of vapor contains toxins, making it safer for users than smoke. In addition, the scientists suggest that the much smaller number of irritants in vapor reduces the risk of respiratory side effects. There is also evidence to suggest that vapor is more beneficial for medicinal use because it provides more of the active compounds found in cannabis than smoke. To see more about Marijuana and Lung Health.

More Work to Be Done

The Chemic Labs study lays a solid foundation to support the use of the Volcano marijuana vaporizer to limit toxin exposure, but there is still more work to be done to prove that vaping is always a better alternative to smoking. Studies need to be done with other types of vaporizers like vaporizer pens and portable weed vaporizer models. As more states move to legalize pot for medicinal and recreational use, we can expect more studies to be done regarding the benefits of marijuana vaporizer

Henruitech (Patent) High-Tech Home-Use ROSIN Machine.

 

Henruitech (Patent) Very smart home-use machine.

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1. Full Touch OLED Screen can setting Temperature Range 90-140 C/ Pressures 25-45pa /Times 15-30 S, its high-end device similar to home electric element in market.
2. It comes with automatically electric grinder inner, It can working in easily way.
3. Both two sides with extra layer can keep rooms for raw materials/dab tools/ silicone pads etc , make once device with mufti-functional one.
4. Very safe working way in whole part like Charger with AC To DC Outlet transformer, Control Panel set with over charger /short circuit protection.
5. Device equipped with silent motor, it can control pressures in proper way. Keep guaranteed it meet satisfy conversion ration.

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How to Use it?

1.Extra Tools like Pads /Dab Tools in Device. Wrap 0.2-0.5 gram packets of hash or flower in parchment/baking paper. Press down together so the paper is tight around the bud/hash.
2. Set your machine to required degrees Celsius /Pressures/times, Press the button make machine get start to operations, just waiting once it finished. (It will remind you with sound)

Remember that temperature is a factor – the lower the temp, the tastier the extract!

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What you need to know about vaporizers

Vaporizing, as it applies to medical marijuana, is the process of heating dried cannabis to a temperature just below its combustion point of 392°F. Although vaporizers have been around for some time now, it is only in the last five to ten years that the good way of vaporization have become widely known.

Proper cannabis use has noticeable health. In fact, nearly all of the health issues and problems associated with potentially harmful smoke (including carcinogens, tar, etc.) can be avoided if the herb is only heated to the point where the desired cannabinoids (typically found in the resin of the flower), are released without igniting/destroying the material. This is precisely what a vaporizer does.

Accordingly, a variety of devices have flooded the market. In fact, today there are numerous products to help facilitate this process including Pen Vaporizers, Portable vaporizer and Stationary vaporizers.Despite the wide selection, all vaporizers consist of a Heating source and a delivery system. Here we will explore each of the different types of vaporizers, heating sources, delivery systems, and look at which are the preferred choices for patients approaching vaporizing from a health/wellness perspective.

Pen Vaporizers

Pen vaporizers (or “vape pens”) are essentially small vaporizers shaped like a pen or e-cig. They are typically discrete, easy to use, and much cheaper than more robust portable vaporizers or stationary vaporizers — and for good reason. Vape pens almost always utilize conduction heating (as opposed to the preferred convection heating method), making it important that you understand how to operate it to ensure your product does not get overheated or even burned. There are a large number of vape pens on the market currently.

Portable Vaporizers

Portable vaporizers are growing in popularity as vape technology continues to develop/enhance. If you want to vape in many different locations or travel a lot, perhaps a portable vaporizer is for you. Slightly larger than a pen vape, a portable vaporizer is any vape that can be taken on the go. Convenience is key with these vaporizers and they can easily pack up and go with you wherever you want to go. The majority of portable vapes are rechargeable but there are also butane and flame options.

Desktop / Stationary Vaporizers

Desktop vaporizers (or “stationary vaporizers”) are generally “stay at home” vaporizers that typically need to be plugged in. Although these vaporizers aren’t portable, desktop vapes generally deliver much higher quality vapor through a convection heating source and offer many more features. For instance, you can only get balloon attachments for stationary vaporizers. Also, stationary vapes sometimes allow for group vape sessions as opposed to solo-vape sessions. They typically come equipped with larger bowls and more robust heating systems that make vaporizing herbs a relaxing and fulfilling experience.

What about after August 8, 2016?

As of August 8, 2016, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will consider vapor products to be “tobacco products” under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (the Tobacco Control Act). What does this mean for vaping and the development of new reduced harm products in the United States going forward?

The bad news is that August 8th of this year marks the beginning of a two-year countdown to FDA prohibition of 99.9%+ of vapor products on the market. If we do not succeed in changing the FDA’s arbitrary predicate date of February 15, 2007, the vapor industry will shrink to almost nothing beginning August 8, 2018.

Even so, there is reason for optimism — advocates are actively working daily to convince Congress and/or the courts that the 2007 predicate date cannot be allowed to stand.

Under almost any outcome of these efforts, regulation of vapor products will occur. In order for your favorite manufacturer, distributor, retailer, etc. to keep their doors open until August of 2018 (and hopefully far beyond), there are a number of rules and regulations that they must follow. These rules are coming into effect in a staggered fashion over the next two to three years. This article seeks to provide a brief overview of what is required of those in the industry beginning on August 8, 2016 (but does not outline other equally important deadlines that follow August 8th).

Take Action to Stop the FDA’s Vaping Ban at August8th.org!

Caution: The following is not legal advice. You should consult with your trade association and/or lawyer for compliance guidance.

 

What is covered under the FDA’s rule?

According to the FDA, pretty much everything and anything related to vaping is either a tobacco product, or a part or component to a tobacco product, and thus subject to regulation by the agency. As Jacob Meyer explained recently at National Review, the FDA has even taken the position that nicotine-free and synthetic (i.e., non-tobacco) nicotine products could also be tobacco products. The agency’s contention comes despite the Tobacco Control Act specifying that its applicability is limited to products “made or derived from tobacco,” as well as components or parts of such products.

Unpacking the FDA’s hyper-bureaucratic responses to letters and questions in webinars can be tough, but it appears that the FDA’s position is that such products could be considered “tobacco” because e-liquids containing synthetic nicotine could be “intended or expected” to be used with a tobacco product (i.e., either with tobacco-derived nicotine or in a vapor product device that can also use tobacco-derived nicotine). This also appears to represent their current position on nicotine-free products.

Ultimately, what is actually covered by the regulations will be decided by a combination of factors, including court cases and an examination of the FDA’s enforcement priorities as time passes. As Jacob Sullum notes at Reason, manufacturers of synthetic nicotine are already gearing up to test the FDA’s authority. Others will likely follow. Nonetheless, challenging a federal agency is expensive and has bankrupted countless companies in the past. As such, only those companies who are truly prepared and funded to fight (and fight intelligently) should consider fighting the FDA.


What goes into effect on August 8, 2016?

No new products

In order for a vapor product to be able to be sold after August 8, 2016, it must be commercially marketed as of that date (see prior FDA guidance on the subject). This means that after August 8, manufacturers are not only prohibited from releasing new flavors, devices, coils, etc., but they also may not make virtually any modifications to existing products. It is critical that manufacturers (including single shop retailer-manufacturers) understand that any variation of the nicotine level, bottle size, flavor amount, ingredient type, etc. in a current product (i.e., one being marketed on August 8, 2016) will result in a “new” product that will be illegal to sell without preapproval from the FDA.

While the FDA can attempt to stop innovation in the U.S., it will be unable to stop it from happening throughout the world and on the gray and black markets. Even if the predicate date is modernized, continuing to innovate products intended for the legal U.S. nicotine market will be extremely burdensome and expensive.


No sales to those under 18

This is already the law in 48 states, but the FDA regulation adds a new requirement — anyone appearing under the age of 27 must present photo identification.


Age verification for online sales

In both the final rule and in webinars, the FDA has announced its intention to conduct youth access checks on not just brick-and-mortar retailers, but also online retailers. It is critical that retailers only sell online if they have integrated into their website an adequate age verification platform. (Simply clicking a box is not acceptable.)


No modification of products

Traditionally, vape shop employees have educated new customers about proper care and usage of a device by physically assisting the customer with setting up their device or actively troubleshooting problems. This includes tasks like connecting a tank to a battery, screwing in a coil, filling a tank with e-liquid, etc. Some vape shops also offer to rebuild coils across a variety of devices to the individual specification of the user.

In the FDA’s view, these acts can no longer be performed by retailers — with very limited possible exceptions — because they constitute “manufacturing.” Retailers can continue to educate consumers on how to use the products, but it appears that employees cannot physically manipulate any product that is being sold.


No free samples

Another integral part of the vape shop experience — especially for smokers looking for a product to switch to — is trying out different flavors and nicotine levels. Starting August 8, 2016, this will no longer be allowed unless the customer is charged a fee. This rule applies even if the environment is age-restricted. Additionally, FDA appears to believe that even free sampling of zero-nicotine products is not allowed.

In FDA webinars, the agency has stated that so long as a sample is “not free,” it is not prohibited by the Tobacco Control Act. However, as with all FDA guidance, their words are nonbinding and subject to change. Our opinion is that charging a per-visit sampling fee of $1 (including sales tax, if applicable) and assigning a SKU to the fee is reasonable and is likely to stand up to scrutiny.

In talking to customers, stores should use this opportunity to make them aware of the fight against these regulations. We also strongly encourage stores to unite behind the cause, and donate post-tax revenues from the sampling fee to groups like CASAA who are actively fighting for your consumers.

Prohibition on modified risk (i.e., truthful) claims

After August 8, 2016, the label, labeling, or advertising of vapor products may not “explicitly or implicitly” inform customers of the following true facts (courtesy of Dr. Michael Siegel):

  • that the primary purpose of electronic cigarettes is to provide a safer alternative to smoking;
  • that electronic cigarettes do not contain any tobacco, and are therefore a tobacco product only in a legal/regulatory sense;
  • that electronic cigarettes contain much lower levels of tobacco-specific nitrosamines and many other carcinogens than tobacco cigarettes;
  • that electronic cigarette use is much safer than smoking.


Miscellaneous: Adulteration, misbranding, vending machines

Provisions regarding the cleanliness of products and accuracy of labeling and advertising go into effect on August 8, 2016. Additionally, vapor products may be only be sold through vending machines in establishments where no one under the age of 18 is allowed to enter at any time.

What about after August 8, 2016?

In order to keep selling products until August 2018, you must comply with numerous provisions that have different effective dates, including registration for manufacturers and importers, ingredient submissions, warning labels, and other requirements. The next deadline of massive importance is December 31, 2016, which is when manufacturers (including importers) must register their manufacturing establishment(s) and individual products with the FDA if they wish to continue selling them past that date. There is no fee associated with filing these registrations, but it can be time consuming. (For more on future deadlines, see this timeline.)

The next two years will be tumultuous and full of surprises. Don’t give up the fight for fair and equitable treatment of these harm reduction products.  Educate yourself, educate others, and take action.