Beyond the Bong: Alternatives You Didn't Think About
When 'cannabis' or 'marijuana' is mentioned, people often think about a water pipe, AKA a bong. Where some genuinely enjoy using this device to medicate, others aren't as comfortable with the idea. Luckily, there are so many ways to use cannabis medicinally--one of which is vaporizing cannabis.
No smoke, no problem!
What does vaporizing mean? Vaporization involves using a vaporizer to steadily heat cannabis to reach a temperature that is high enough to vaporize off the THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids to be inhaled, while still maintaining a temperature that is too low for harmful toxins to be released because there is no combustion (fire). Essentially, vaporization minimizes the health risks associated with smoking and simultaneously reduces odor since its just vapor and not smoke. Vaporizing flower and concentrates also offers a more flavor-full experience. There is a wide range of vaporizer models (from pen to handheld to desktop) and the options are only expanding as technology improves.
We're going to give a break down of 4 vaporizers that are great alternatives to smoking to help you think 'beyond the bong.'
**All of these vaporizers are available at Positive Energy
1. Magic Flight Box
The Magic Flight Launch Box is a handheld flower (bud) vaporizer. The hand-made wooden box is equipped with a trench (herb chamber), a draw hole, air intake hole, and a port for the battery. The stainless steel mesh screen that sits in the trench is connected to the heating mechanism. When you push the battery into the little port, it heats up the chamber. The lid is attached to the flight box and can be slid open and close. Included in the box is two rechargeable AA batteries and the charging dock as well as a little cleaning brush.
The Magic Flight Launch Box is one of the lightest, simplest, smallest, & quickest flower vapes on the market. Life-time warranty & Heats up in 5 seconds.
Available in Walnut & Maple: $128 (MD tax already included)
2. Vapir Rise
(flower + concentrates)
This desk top vaporizer comes with a great variety of attachments to provide a lot of options for medicating. The cylindrical Vapir Rise provides great control of your experience and is fitted with controls for fan speed, temperature, and power buttons for the fan and unit. Setting the fan higher will speed up the vaping process while a lower speed will slow it down.
The 3 intake methods provided by the Vapir Rise are:
- By the Whip (long tubing attached to inhale from)
- Via the Second Whip (for multiple person use)
- By Balloon (the vapor fills the bag and a patient may open the end to inhale)
All attachments included in box; $265 (MD tax already included)
3. om by airvape
(concentrates + pre-filled cartridges)
The OM by AirVape is a versatile and discreet on-the-go medicating solution for those that love concentrates (wax, shatter, etc.) and pre-filled vape cartridges. The USB charger lets you easily charge your device and it comes with a little dab tool to place your concentrates on its dual quartz atomizer. Twist off the atomizer and twist on your vape cartridge of choice to change cannabis products. This high-performance vaporizer looks more like a keychain to the uneducated eye, and it features two different sized covers in order to conceal whichever type of cartridge you prefer. Five clicks at the bottom of the vaporizer turns it on while two clicks lets you toggle through pre-set voltages. Holding down the button lets you vaporize your favorite waxes and concentrates.
Life-time Warranty & Heats up in 5 seconds.
$97 (MD tax already included)
4. pax 3 - Complete Kit
(flower + concentrates)
Attractive to the eye and easily concealed, Pax 3's sleek exterior is from its highly polished anodized aluminum and fits comfortably in the hand. The complete kit features a half pack lid (great for micro-dosing!), a full-pack lid, and a concentrate lid so you can enjoy all your favorite runny-to-waxy-consistency concentrates.
Watch PAX 3's rapid head up time and temperature from the PAX 3 mobile application on your phone or tablet that links to your vaporizer via bluetooth. Temperatures can be set at the tap and swipe of the screen and pre-set heat settings can be selected from the application as well. These include Boost Mode, Efficiency Mode, Stealth Mode, and Flavor Mode. PAX 3 provides vibrations to let you know when its ready and the color of light on the front notifies you as well. Vibration and color settings can also be adjusted on your PAX 3 app.
Complete Kit Includes: PAX 3 Vaporizer, Maintenance Kit, Charging Cable + Dock, two Mouthpieces, three screens, one Half-pack Oven Lid, one Multi-tool, one Carrying Case, one Concentrate Insert
Available in Rose Gold & Black; $265 (MD tax already included)
Still have questions about the vaporizers above?
Or are you looking for a different type of vaporizer to best suit your needs?
Stop by & see us at Positive Energy
in west ocean city, Maryland!
We have a variety of devices other than the 4 we just covered.
We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have!