Most Awarded eNail Brand Ever Made

We have the best flavored dabs and hugest vapors from our enail products.  Whether you’re a OG dab-head or a modern connoisseur of all the latest high tech, when it comes to dabbing, you don’t mess around with sub par devices or copy cats like mini nail, Bee-Nails, Yodabadaba , or puffing bird.  710 Life & High Five Vape have been smashing it long before those brands even were made.  710 Life has all the awards for excellence, the rest have none.   Enails have changed the game whether we are talking the 710 Life Enail, the original in the game for over 10 years and  counting…. Evolution Portable enail beats even the newest contenders to the portable battery powered enail market and AC powered enail market.  We have heard the community for years and have worked for many years on our finally released 710 Life EVOLUTION eNail

Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

if you’re an orignal OG dabber, you know the industry has changed a lot and is growing faster than ever… Keeping up with all the new tech has never really seemed like a priority for you.  Your methods are tried, tested and true by your standards…. but a lot has changed since the blow torch!   AC Powered eNails like any brand mentioned above has seens its better days…. not because the torch is better… never!  The Evolution Intelligent portable eNail eRig is all the rave.  Now get the cleanest flavors far exceeding ANY AC POWERED ENAIL BRAND OR TORCH.  Clouds as big as a Torch flavor tastier than an AC Powered enail.  Now in the palm of your hand only by 710 Life! The Evolution enail is a game changer, sending all of our competitors back to the drawing board.  A traditional torch/dab rig won’t ever get you the consistency you deserve.  The temp of a hot quartz nail drops fast the moment the heat is removed and large dabs can cause pooling, and reheats have no good flavor, and there is no way of controlling a 3500F torch orther than timing.  With the torch you risk burning  your concentrates, yourself , yoour home or other dangers

Next the 710 Life AC Powered Micro eNail which is the most awarded AC Powered enail ever made.  It has many positive things:  it works all day all night with perfectly dialed temps, it cannot heat as fast as our portable and is not going to work in a power outage, but if you have electricity it works all day great for parties and provides a pretty awesome dabbing experience filled with terps

eNails Bring Dialed in Heating Perfection

We mentioned temprature control so let’s talk about why its so important.  one word and one word only TERPS, that’s where all the flavor is! It’s no secret that a flaming hot dab will work quickly and intensely , so its common for those looking for immmediate relief, but if you’re looking to get the best and most out of your concentrates, lower-temperature dabbing will actually take you higher and tastier.  You’ll preserve your terpenes they way they were meant to be.  The hits are smoother and more comfortable on the  throat.  The higher terpene levels interact with the other components to provide a well balanced feeling with supreme taste.

Designed for the Daily Dabber

If you dab throughout the day your main priority is to get a perfect dab and quickly.  If you got that bomb suace you know quality matters with your extracts and it means the same with your enail brand.  Choose it Well! Our enails are the most awards in the industry and no AC powered brand shows their awards because they don’t have any. 

Now for the Intelligent Portable GAME CHANGING eNail

Thats where the 710 Life Evolution Intelligent Portable eNail eRig comes in. Super fast consistant heat, perfect terpenes, huge vapors.  No longer do you have to worry about any complicated tricky fragile setups.  This setup was made to travel and rip that sauce up.  Removable batteries mean you can stock up and charge several for a long AC free camping trip or rave or club party.

What is dabbing? How to Dab

The world of dabbing can be confusing to the uninitiated. It might seem like insider baseball with all its terms and abbreviations: What’s BHO? Are live resin and live rosin the same? What do eNails have to do with dabbing? And what does HTFSE mean? It’s enough to make your head spin, and you haven’t even dabbed yet. But fear not, our guide to dabbing will go over what dabbing is, how to dab, all the different types of dabs and how they’re made, and more.

What’s the difference between concentrates, extracts, and dabs?

The extraction process begins with trichomes, the resinous glands on the cannabis plant which contain cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, and terpenes—basically, the compounds that make you feel high, and the flavor compounds.  There are several extraction methods (more below) which separate trichomes from cannabis plant material to create a cannabis extract—these can have a texture and consistency like oil, sap, wax, butter, taffy, sauce, and much more.  These extractions are concentrated forms of cannabis, containing only the resin from trichomes and no plant material, and are also called cannabis concentrates. The terms extract and concentrate are interchangeable.  Most concentrates or extracts are consumed through the process of dabbing, which we’ll get into more below as well. Concentrates or extracts consumed through dabbing can also be called dabs.   Some concentrates or extracts are not dabbed, such as kief, RSO, tinctures—which are usually alcohol extractions—and others, so these are not dabs, but they are concentrates or extracts because they remove trichomes from plant material into a concentrated form of cannabis.  This guide will focus on dabs and dabbing.

What is dabbing?

Dabs are concentrated forms of cannabis that come in a variety of textures. They are consumed in a dab rig, e-rig—”electronic rig”—or dab pen. The process of dabbing is extremely hot and flash vaporizes dabs in the range of 400-600°F, whereas combusting or smoking flower happens at around 350°F.  A typical dab rig looks similar to a bong—it has a mouthpiece connected to a chamber with water, except instead of a bowl for flower, a rig has a eNail for dabs. Because of the high temperatures needed to dab, the nail is usually heated with a torch and allowed to cool to the right temperature before dropping in a dab.  Dabs are named for their texture, and their texture is indicative of the process used to create them. There are numerous extraction methods to create a myriad of different dabs.  All dabs are sticky and can be messy to work with, and can be a variety of colors: yellow, amber, brown, and even white.

Benefits of dabbing

Dabbing isn’t for everyone, especially if you’re new to cannabis, but when done safely with clean, tested products, patients and consumers find several advantages to it.

Cannabis flower typically has a potency between 15-25% THC, but concentrates are usually in the 60-90% THC range, which means it doesn’t take much to get profoundly high. A sliver of dab, just one hit, can equal an entire joint or two and will hit you all at once.  Exceeding your personal THC limit may lead to uncomfortable and overwhelmingly intense effects. If you’ve never dabbed before, we recommend you do it in a safe, comfortable place, and it’s also a good idea to have a friend or someone show you how to do it; it’s a bit more complicated than simply lighting up a bowl.   It’s always a good idea to start with a small dab and slowly increase the amount if comfortable to ensure a positive and comfortable experience.

Solvents

It’s important to always get cannabis products that have been lab-tested and approved in a legal market, and this is especially crucial with dabs, as many are made with solvents.  Solvents must be purged out of the final product, and legal markets have strict regulations on the amounts of residual solvents that can be in products before they can be sold.  Dabs that have not been tested and approved could contain trace amounts of solvents and could damage your lungs and body.

Temperatures

Portable eNails and e-nails get to the perfect heated temp for you, sometimes up to 600°F + , so touching one, even accidentally, will not be pleasant, But the ability to have a precision based temerature control allowing eNails to be dialed in to the PERFECT TEMP. Take caution when working with one, and always wait for all pieces to cool down before you even think of touching them. And if you’re concerned about using a torch, try an e-nail or portable e-rig—they still get extremely hot, but they cut out the need for a torch and provide steady, consistent heat.

How are dabs made?

There are numerous ways to create a cannabis extraction, but all extraction processes remove trichomes, which contain valuable cannabinoids and terpenes, from cannabis plant material, into a concentrated form.

There are a few factors that contribute to a concentrate’s texture, potency, and flavor:

Source material

Most dabs are made with either trim or flower as the starting material. When cannabis plants are harvested, sugar leaves and other plant material is clipped away from buds—this is trim, and a batch of concentrate made with it is called a trim run. When only flower is used to create a batch of concentrates, it’s called a nug run. Nug runs are higher in quality than trim runs because buds have more trichomes.

Cannabis plants can also be cut down and immediately frozen at harvest, and the whole plant put in an extractor that maintains freezing temperatures throughout the process. Using frozen plants gives an extract a “live” label, such as live resin and live rosin. Using frozen plants is cheaper and less labor-intensive for the grower because they don’t have to trim, dry, and cure plants.

Solvent extractions

Dabs are most commonly made by commercial extractors creating in bulk. To do so, cannabis plant material and a solvent, such as butane, propane, etc., is placed in a contained, closed-loop system for several hours, creating a concentrate slurry, in which the solvent strips trichomes from the plant material.  The solvent is then purged from the slurry and the cannabis extraction pulled from the machine. Solvent extractions will often be further refined.  Because butane is primarily used in solvent extractions, these cannabis products are commonly known as BHO, or butane hash oil. Butane, propane, and other common solvents are also called hydrocarbons, so solvent extraction can also be called hydrocarbon extraction.  Common solvent extractions include: shatter, wax, live resin, budder, badder, crumble, sugar, taffy, and many more. They are usually cheaper and easier to make than solventless extractions but are made with chemical solvents.  Decades ago, in the beginning of cannabis extraction, open extractions systems were used, but they are highly flammable, very dangerous, and should never be used anymore. All legal cannabis markets today require solvent extraction be done in a closed-loop system by trained, licensed professionals for safety.

Solventless extractions

Solventless extractions use temperature changes and physical manipulation to separate trichomes from cannabis plant material. For example: Bubble hash is created by placing cannabis plant material in ice water and agitating it, which freezes and breaks off trichomes; dry-sift hash is created by rubbing plant material through a set of screens, collecting the resin or kief, and then pressing it together; rosin is created by pressing cannabis between two heated plates to squeeze out hot oil.  Some solventless extraction methods have been around for thousands of years, and all solventless methods are natural, handmade, and thought to be cleaner because they don’t use chemicals. They are usually more expensive than solvent dabs because they are more labor-intensive, and you can also make them yourself.

Post-extraction cleanup

Once a solventless extraction is created, it’s usually ready to consume. But solvent extractions are usually refined after being purged of solvents and pulled from an extraction machine.  Dewaxing and winterization are refining processes that remove plant lipids, fats, and waxes from an extraction. These are removed to make concentrates less harsh and more flavorful, and to make them look clear, not cloudy.  A concentrate can also be whipped, turning an oily extract into a waxy one. This agitation causes THCA to break away and crystallize and for terpenes to break away from cannabinoids. This process is done to bring out a stronger aroma and flavor in an extract.  Extracts are often put in a vacuum oven to further remove residual solvents in a safe manner.

Types of dabs

Here’s a list of the many dabs on the market and what distinguishes one from another.

Solvent extractions

These are extractions made with a solvent or chemical, such as butane or propane. They are usually cheaper and easy to produce.

Shatter

Shatter is typically gold or amber in color, and is hard and breaks apart like glass. This solvent extract is poured out in sheets and usually put in a vacuum oven to purge out residual solvents.  Making clear, high-quality shatter is difficult—it’s hard to keep it from buttering up and turning opaque. Shatter is potent and is one of the more common cannabis extracts on the market.

Wax

Wax is an umbrella term for many types of dabs that are soft and malleable. If shatter butters up and doesn’t stay clear, it is usually whipped and turned into a wax.  Nuanced forms of wax include budder, batter, sugar, crumble, and more. Wax can be made using a variety of different techniques but is commonly made with butane. Most often dabbed, wax can also be added to bowls, joints, or blunts for added potency.

Taffy/Pull ‘n’ snap

Pull ‘n’ snap is a glossy, flat concentrate with a soft, taffy-like texture. It often looks like shatter but has a more pliable consistency. Similarly to shatter, it is commonly a result of hydrocarbon extracts that are left undisturbed during the purging process.  Pull ‘n’ snap products are appreciated for being relatively easy to work with, but they’re known to become stringy and messy when exposed to warm temperatures. When stored at cooler temperatures, pull ‘n’ snap’s consistency becomes more like shatter.

Budder/Batter/Badder

This type of wax has many names, budder, batter, or badder, and has the consistency of cake batter—thick and gooey, but slightly drippy. It’s often gold or blond in color and is easy to handle.  Sugar, or sugar wax, has a consistency of wet sugar that hasn’t dissolved. It’s semi-crystalline and is slightly looser and wetter than badder.  Sugar was originally created by accident, as other extracts turned into sugar over time with the aid of condensation. It is now made intentionally, and is easy to handle because of its consistency.

Crumble

Crumble is a type wax that is looser and drier than other extracts. Sometimes called “honeycomb,” it breaks apart easily and is usually dark yellow in color. It is usually cheaper than other solvent extracts because it is more difficult to handle.  Crumble is made in a similar manner to shatter except it usually stays in a vacuum oven for longer, drying it out more, and giving it a low risk for mold contamination. Some extractors slightly whip it before heating to encourage it to become a crumble, rather than a shatter.

Live resin

Live resin is made from cannabis plants that are frozen at harvest and kept frozen throughout the extraction process, whereas most other extracts are made with dried plant material. This process retains more terpenes and leads to more fragrant and flavorful dabs.  Live resin is made with solvents and usually has a saucy consistency, making it easy to handle when dabbing and ideal for vape cartridges.

Diamonds

Diamonds are primarily made of one cannabis compound, such as THCA or CBD, and have such a high degree of purity that they form a crystalline solid, like a diamond.  Because they are mainly made of one compound, they are know as isolates, as opposed to full-spectrum extracts, which are comprised of all the cannabinoids and terpenes of a whole plant.  Diamonds are often dabbed with terp sauce because they contain little terpenes of their own and don’t have much flavor.

Sauce

Sauce, or terp sauce, is a goopy solution of cannabinoids and terpenes that is known for being very flavorful. It often contains some diamonds in it and can appear slightly granular. It often goes through winterization to remove fats and lipids, and is usually amber or yellow in color.

Solventless extractions

Solventless dabs are not made with chemicals, but use physical manipulation and temperature changes. They are usually more labor-intensive to make and therefore more expensive, and are considered cleaner.

Rosin

Rosin is a solventless extract made using heat and pressure. Cannabis plant material is placed in a press with two heated plates to extract a hot oil, which is then allowed to cool.  Live rosin is made in the same way but with frozen cannabis plants, making it more flavorful.  Rosin is commonly dabbed but can also come in vape cartridges. It’s considered to be one of the purest types of concentrates because it’s not made with chemicals.

Hash (Dry-sift)

Hash, or hashish, is cannabis resin or kief that is packed or pressed together. Trichomes can be frozen off with dry ice and pressed together, or resin simply collected and rolled into a ball, as with charas. This solventless concentrate is brown in color and more potent than flower.  Hash can be dabbed but is often smoked. It can also be vaporized or prepared in food or drink.

Bubble hash (aka ice water hash, ice hash)

Not to be confused with dry-sift hash, bubble hash is a solventless extract made with ice water. Cannabis plant material is placed in ice water and agitated, which freezes and then breaks off trichomes. The resulting liquid is then filtered through a series of mesh bags to remove plant matter.  Bubble hash is rated on its quality, or “meltability”—full melt or six star hash is the highest in quality and so named because it fully melts or bubbles away. It can range in color from light blond to dark brown.

 

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Move over cotton candy and hog races because there’s a major new attraction coming to the California State Fair in 2022. Today, officials announced details for a first-ever, state-sanctioned cannabis competition and award event, set to debut next July at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California. Dried, cured cannabis bud entries are due starting November. Nice.

The newly minted CA State Fair Cannabis Competition and Awards will be joining a crowded field. There are longstanding cannabis competitions held in the state, including the Emerald Cup and the High Times Cannabis Cup NorCal. But it stands alone in being the first competition that has the backing of the state in crowning favored flower as the best in California.

It also represents a major new draw for the 166-year-old California State Fair, which has long attracted its weed lovers with amusement park rides and deep-fried munchies. It’s also the crown jewel of the international fair circuit. On display—the best California has to offer when it comes to agriculture, technology, and the Golden State spirit. Adding a cannabis competition should be a boon for cultivators and event organizers alike.

It’s a moment when the state is actually recognizing cannabis as an agricultural powerhouse worthy of its own competition and awards event. The California State Fair is a blueprint for an even bigger cannabis awards landscape, not only for the state but across the nation as well.

“Cal Expo is thrilled to be adding California Cannabis to our list of competitions at the State Fair, which includes our best-in-class wines, cheeses, craft beers, olive oils, and fine arts, among others,” said California Exposition & State Fair Board of Director Jess Durfee. “We look forward to recognizing California’s legal cannabis industry with a science-based and first-of-its-kind event.”

Developed in partnership between the California Exhibition & State Fair and the California-based marketing and events agency Cultivar Brands, the competition will be open to all licensed growers in the state. Submissions will be accepted across three categories, organized by light source—indoor, mixed light, and outdoor—with 77 bronze, silver, gold and double gold medals issued exclusively for cannabis flower but no other product categories.

How do you win it? Have the highest-testing THC, CBD or most terpene-rich bud in the state.

“California is the largest producer of quality cannabis in the world,” says Brian Applegarth, co-CEO of Cultivar Brands. “The California cannabis pioneers represent a story of vision, struggle and sacrifice that has propelled the industry to where it is today. These awards will recognize and celebrate our history, the farmers, as well as our world-class genetics and ongoing innovation.”

How to win the Golden Bear

The coveted Golden Bear trophy for “Best of California” will also be up for grabs, which promises to offer a huge sales and marketing opportunity to whichever cultivator ultimately claims it.

How do you win it? Have the highest-testing THC, CBD or most terpene-rich bud in the state. The state’s premier cannabis and hemp testing labs, SC Labs, will test and score the competition. Each entrant will get a Certificate of Analysis with their lab results, including the PhytoFacts® chemometric reports. “Awards will be given to entrants with the highest concentrations of the qualifying compounds,” organizers state.

© Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times Workers harvesting marijuana in Arizona.
© Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times Workers harvesting marijuana in Arizona. 

Senator Chuck Schumer of New York plans to propose legislation on Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, putting his weight as majority leader behind a growing movement to unwind the decades-old war on drugs.

The draft bill, called the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and begin regulating and taxing it, placing federal rules on a burgeoning industry that has faced years of uncertainty. Though states would still be allowed to set their own marijuana laws, businesses and individuals in states that have legalized its use would be free for the first time to sell and consume it without the risk of federal punishment.

The proposal would also try to make recompense to communities of color and the poor for damage from years of restrictive federal drug policy. It calls for immediately expunging nonviolent marijuana-related arrests and convictions from federal records and would earmark new tax revenue for restorative justice programs intended to lift up communities affected by “the failed federal prohibition of cannabis.”

The bill aims to “finally turn the page on this dark chapter in American history and begin righting these wrongs,” said Senator Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey, who wrote the bill with Mr. Schumer and Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon and the chairman of the Finance Committee.

The legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate, where Republicans are opposed, and it is unlikely to become law in the near future. President Biden has not endorsed it, and some moderate Democrats are likely to balk at the implications of decriminalizing a drug that has been policed and stigmatized for so long.

But in the arc of the public’s rapid reconsideration of marijuana laws, the presentation on Wednesday was a remarkable milestone for legalization proponents. The suggestion that the Senate’s top leader and the chairman of the powerful Finance Committee would sponsor major decriminalization legislation would have been fantastical in the not-too-distant past.

In a speech on April 20, the unofficial holiday for marijuana smokers, Mr. Schumer said he was trying to prod Washington off the sidelines of a debate in which much of the country was already engaged. Public opinion polling suggests that nearly 70 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana. Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical use, and 18 states plus D.C. allow recreational use by adults.

Mr. Schumer has also made no secret that he believes Democrats stand to benefit politically from embracing the legalization push, particularly with young voters.

“Hopefully, the next time this unofficial holiday of 4/20 rolls around, our country will have made progress in addressing the massive overcriminalization of marijuana in a meaningful and comprehensive way,” he said in April.

The senators were expected to detail their plans later Wednesday morning at a news conference at the Capitol.

They are expected to propose empowering the Food and Drug Administration and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau at the Treasury Department to begin regulating the production, distribution and sale of marijuana, removing the Drug Enforcement Administration from its current oversight role. Among other implications, the changes would allow marijuana companies already operating in states where it is legal to gain full access to the United States banking system.

The legislation would gradually institute a federal excise tax like the one on alcohol and tobacco sales, eventually as high as 25 percent for big businesses, allowing the federal government to benefit from sales that came close to $20 billion in 2020. The revenue would then be funneled back to communities most affected by federal drug policy and to fund expanded medical research into cannabis that is currently limited by its status as a controlled substance.

One provision, for instance, would establish a cannabis justice office at the Justice Department to help fund job training, legal aid and help with re-entry after incarceration. Another program would promote loans to small cannabis businesses owned by members of racially or economically marginalized groups to try to ensure that communities that suffered disproportionately under the war on drugs are not left out of the gold rush that has accompanied legalization.

But the bill would aim to make other, more direct attempts to compensate for the impacts of years of aggressive policing. In addition to expunging past arrests and convictions, it would entitle those who are currently serving sentences for nonviolent federal drug crime to a court hearing to reconsider their sentences. And if enacted, the federal government would no longer be able to discriminate against marijuana users seeking federal housing, food or health benefits.

The Democratic-led House passed similar legislation in December, with a handful of Republicans joining to vote in favor. The vote was the first and only time either chamber had endorsed the legalization of cannabis, but the bill died at the end of the last Congress. House leaders plan to pass an updated version in the coming months.

Passage through the Senate is likely to be more tricky. Mr. Schumer would need to assemble 60 votes, meaning he would need the support of at least 10 Republicans. Though libertarian-leaning Republicans have generally supported ending the prohibition of marijuana, party leaders are likely to oppose the Democrats’ plan, particularly with its emphasis on restorative justice and government intervention in the cannabis industry.

But opposition is not limited to Republicans. Mr. Schumer would have to persuade moderate Democrats who are uncomfortable with the implications of decriminalization to support it.

Mr. Biden supports decriminalizing marijuana and pulling back the war on drugs, but his views are generally more conservative than many Democrats’ and he has not endorsed Mr. Schumer’s proposal. His White House made headlines this spring for pushing out five staff members over their use of marijuana.

The tradition of treating past cannabis use as a terminable offense leaves the Biden administration out of step with public opinion.

As President Biden presses ahead with his agenda, Republicans are turning more attention to immigration and “cancel culture” — a 21st-century retrofit of the so-called culture wars, which Republicans often use to retain support when their party is out of power in Washington.

But within the White House, the Biden administration has a culture war of its own on its hands. And it’s left many of the president’s political allies scratching their heads.

On Friday, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, confirmed that five staff members had lost their jobs because they used marijuana in the past — even though the administration had previously told incoming staffers that prior use of cannabis wouldn’t immediately disqualify them. A number of other staff members remain employed on a work-from-home basis while their history of marijuana use is evaluated.

It came as a surprise to many proponents of marijuana legalization, which is now more popular than ever before. Mr. Biden has long been relatively conservative when it comes to drug policy, and he has never endorsed full legalization, but his plans for criminal-justice reform include the decriminalization of marijuana and a number of other policies to de-escalate the war on drugs, which is in its 50th year.

Udi Ofer, the director of the justice division at the American Civil Liberties Union, said that punishing White House staff members for past pot use sent a confusing signal. “Americans overwhelmingly support marijuana legalization, yet these types of punitive practices by employers — let alone the White House — perpetuate a failed war on marijuana,” he said in an interview. “Marijuana possession continues to be the No. 1 arrest in America, year after year, and it’s these types of wrongheaded employer policies that perpetuate this.”

Last year, Gallup found that Americans backed marijuana legalization by more than two to one, the highest level of support on record. Sixty-eight percent of the country favored legalization, while just 32 percent were against it.

The level of support was about even between white and nonwhite respondents. Even Republicans were about evenly divided — with 48 percent in favor and 52 percent against — while sentiment among Democrats was overwhelming: More than four in five supported it.

“Arguably, the Biden administration has missed an important opportunity here,” said Eli Lehrer, the president of the conservative-leaning R Street Institute, which supports drug-law reform. “Like any administration, they do need to have consistent policies. And rewriting things willy-nilly is difficult. On the other hand, the tide very clearly is turning in the direction of legalization.”

Social anxiety is something that a lot of people suffer from, whether it be something that you have always had to deal with, or a relatively new issue triggered by things happening in your life. Especially following lockdown and the idea of life returning to normal, many people are particularly anxious about certain social situations as they are not something we are necessarily used to after such a long period of being stuck indoors. Social anxiety is something that can affect everyone. Sometimes, it is caused by a specific event and sometimes it is completely random. Either way, it is not something to be ashamed of. In this article, we are going to look at how using CBD can help you manage your anxiety and get on with your life.

What is Social Anxiety?

Anxiety in all its forms is surprisingly common in the US. Around 30% of adults suffer with an anxiety disorder, which includes social anxiety.  

This type of anxiety is a fear of social situations. It may manifest when you are asked to socialize with friends or attend a business function. It is important to note that social anxiety is more than being shy. People with social anxiety often suffer intense panic attacks in social situations, and the more they fear the panic attacks, the worse it gets.

Why CBD Can Help

Cannabinoids have powerful effects. Research has found that CBD interacts with brain responsible for anxiety and fear. People taking part in a controlled study in 2020 reported improvements in their quality of life after only three weeks of using CBD. Side effects were minimal and less than 1% reported a worsening of their anxiety symptoms.

Using CBD

CBD is a really popular way to combat anxiety, whether it be social, stress induced or even anxiety that stops you from sleeping. CBD is a natural remedy and can be used in many different forms, including:

·        Capsules

·        Oil

·        Sublingual spray

·        Edibles

Check out some of BLNCD’s CBD wellness products to see what kind of products are available and whether they will suit you. How you take the CBD will influence how quickly it affects you, so this is something to bear in mind.

CBD can be a great choice if you have already tried a number of other solutions and don’t quite think they are effective. While anti-anxiety medications can work for many people, some prefer to adopt a more natural approach to treating their social anxiety, which is understandable.

In social situations, having a sublingual CBD spray Is great for relaxing you and stopping you from overthinking, which is bad for escalating your social anxiety.

Anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of, you just need to know how to cope with it in order to get better. Once you have figured out how you can best confront it head on without it ruining too much of your social life, everything will feel almost instantly improved and you will be able to function without feeling limited. 

Today there are many choices, some well advertised some sprung up overnight. With all these choices… how do you know which portable erig enail will be the best for dabbing. Lets start with this 710 Life is the most awarded eNail brand in the cannabis industry and we are proud to bring you our Evolution eNail portable erig bring you portable dabbing perfection in the palm of your hand.

The Evolution enail was created around 4 requirements that had to be met:

  • Low temp terpene flavor expression must taste perfect
  • Large dabs without pooling, capable of small dabs for the beginner or huge dabs for the experienced dabber
  • portable with batteries that can be exchanged instantly for longer vape times
  • no metal, PTFE or inferior carcinogenic materials like ceramic like all the other brands sell you

Your health should be first in your mind, nothing is perfect but precautions in design can limit your exposure to toxic or carcinogenic substances. Do your research…. many of the top brands have been killing us slowly. When you run you dabber across some materials the scrape and scratch the materials microscopically releasing these particles for you to inhale.

 

Size Matters – Dabbing Hits

The Evolution eNail is a small unit capable of the largest dabs of any portable unit yet, no other brand is capable of properly vaporizing as large of a dab as ours, while still retaining the terpenes intact without pooling with leftover unburned oils.

Like Sauce? Like Diamonds? Like shatter? anyway you like your concentrates The Evolution Portable eNail eRig will get you the proper dab with any form of your choicest concentrates bringing the perfect synergy of flavor and effect to bring your experience to excellence.

Experience Matters – Most Awarded eNail brand in the cannabis industry

We design our products with you in mind first. We want to provide the healthiest most outstanding full flavored dabbing experience possible. That has been our day 1 thinking and it continues over a decade later we are still bringing you the best dabbing experience possible.

True Portability Matters

What good is being portable if the batteries cannot be swapped out? Do you want to be the dud at the party? Do you want just a few people to get high with your nice new device or do you want to get the entire party high? Our Evolution batteries can be purchased here

 

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  4. use our quartz domeless or quartz banger with a carbcap here
  5. adjusting the coil to properly fit snug around, read this guide here
  6. set enail to a nice low temp 615-630 (be patient don’t rush wait a few miniutes… like a preheated oven it works nicer when all parts are equal in temp)
  7. add just enough concentrate that you can consume it in one sitting, use the carb cap to reflect heat and constrict the air which will cause more vapor for added fun.
  8. clean using an dry or ISO dipped cotton swab

More information on perfecting your enail dabbing experience

Type of Concentrate being used: consider what type of concentrate you are using. Wax and lighter types concentrate will vaporize faster at lower temps than more stable THCA crystals or Sugar type concentrates will. So depending on the concentrate type the temp can make or break the flavor.

Type of material consuming on domeless or banger brand you are using:
consider the size and type of banger you are using. 25 or 30 and clear or opaque. The 30mm will always vaporize more material at a lower temp than the 25 since it has more surface area. However, this can sometimes be too much for some that want a bit less vapor production when dabbing. As for clear vs. opaque bottom. The opaque bottom bangers disperse heat more evenly across their surface, but tend to get dirtier faster due to the nature of the quartz used. The clear bottoms tend to handle dirty material a little better. One is not necessarily better than the other though, most of the choice in respect to clear vs. opaque simply comes down to personal taste. You can pick up a 99.999% pure medical grade quartz here

Fit of the coil tightening is best
: consider the fit of your coil and how good it is. This is beyond critical as the looser the coil to the banger is the harder it is to get those lower temps that we all see people calling out. The banger should fit snug into the coil, but still be able to pull out freely. Refer to the tightening your coil article here.

Type of controller used
: always consider the heat controller you are using. All controllers are not created equal. Some will run a bit higher than others and some will hold more stable. When dealing with your controller just feel it out, it all ends up going back to preference. What temp tastes and feels the best on the controller you use may be higher or lower than somebody else’s just because the controllers are set up different.  if your brand controller jumps huges numbers while you are inhaling your need a better brand, like our 710 Life eNail.

Dab Rig being used: consider the rig you are using and how much drag and air agitation it does. Less agitation and airflow can help increase the flavor and vapor production and also help to lower your temps.

Carb cap you are using: 
consider how restrictive or nonrestrictive the cap you are using is to the airflow. More restriction means lower temps and thicker vapor production (typically).

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What is Silicon Carbide?

Silicon carbide (SiC) is a versatile high-performance ceramic that has a multitude of uses. With applications ranging from grinding tools and car brake disks to combat armor, heating elements and next gen semiconductor electronics. It can be formed into almost any shape, is very light, and extremely durable. In fact, we’re still finding uses for Silicon carbide, especially in the field of high temperature/high voltage electronics and computing devices, and even cladding for nuclear reactors. However, it’s SiC’s exceptional heating properties that make it such a good candidate for dabbing.

Silicon Carbide Dab Inserts

Silicon carbide’s high melting point of 5,130°F, unrivalled thermal conductivity, and its ability to undergo rapid extreme temperature changes without fracturing, all combine to make SiC dab nails an excellent surface for vaporization. Additionally, SiC dab nails wont “Chazz” like fused quartz does, and users report a notable improvement in flavor over titanium or quartz glass nails and bangers.  SiC is also an incredibly hard material. On Mohs scale of mineral hardness, SiC rates at 9 to 9.5. For reference, diamonds – the hardest substance known to man – is a 10, and glass is around 6. This makes Silicon carbide dab nails incredibly durable, and with proper care, they should last a lifetime.

Is Silicon Carbide Toxic?

No. All research points to its safety. SiC is so chemically inert, it barely interacts with any other substance at all. This means it will absolutely not create toxic fumes if you dab off of a Silicon carbide nail. There are however, a number of health hazards associated with Silicon carbide if you happen to work in a factory that manufactures it.  SiC is made using an Acheson Furnace, which produces tiny Silicon carbide crystals that take the form of a powder. This powder is then squashed into a mold using hydraulic pressure, and finally, this shaped piece is fired in a Kiln just like any other ceramic. While Sic isn’t toxic, the process of making it produces a lot of Silicon carbide “whiskers”. These tiny shards of SiC will hang around in the air, and if you come into contact with them, can cause skin, eye, and lung irritation. Breathing in SiC whiskers is what represents the biggest hazard, as these shards will cut the inside of your lungs, causing scar tissue to build up over time, ultimately reducing the ability of your lungs to take in oxygen. This is known as Fibrosis.  But for you as an end user, there’s absolutely no need to worry. That’s because the final Silicon carbide product that you buy has no whiskers, and nor will it produce any when used. Again, you shouldn’t have any need to worry about that except if you’re manufacturing SiC.

Should I Dab With Silicon Carbide?

A Silicon carbide dab nail is safe, performs exceptionally well with regards to heating, and best of all, improves the flavor of your dab. So yes, you should definitely consider one is you are picky and want the very best life has.  Although the difference in flavor is minimal to some others report significant upgrade in terpene recognition and taste widening the terpene profile availability.

 

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Cannabis has been the talk of the town for a very long time as it is becoming a wellness trend in many communities around the world. Often associated with stoners in the past, Cannabis is now being used as a medical treatment for different conditions such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and many more. So, when we talk about Cannabis, we are no longer talking about Cannabis, the drugs for stoners, but Cannabis, the drug for everyone.

If you want to know everything about Cannabis, you have to deeply study the benefits, side effects, legality, and use of CBD and THC, which is exactly what we are going to do in this article. Cannabis is mostly made out of two cannabinoids called cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Our body reacts to both of these cannabinoids in a different way, so let’s look at them.

Getting High: CBD Vs. THC

Despite both of them being cannabinoids that come from Cannabis, they interact with the body in a different way. Due to that, the common high that people normally associate with marijuana is due to THC, while CBD is unlikely to get an individual high due to the fact that it is a non-psychoactive substance. Medical marijuana can be found in two different extracts, one which is CBD dominant that doesn’t make the person high, other which contains THC, which will cause a person to take it to experience the marijuana-associated high.

Benefits: CBD Vs. THC

CBD and THC are mostly taken to treat similar medical conditions. However, there is some variation that can be found between the two. CBD mostly takes to treat:

While THC is used to treat:

Legality: CBD Vs. THC

Now, one thing that you have to understand about Cannabis is that the laws surrounding legality are constantly changing, which is why you have to stay updated. As of now, 33 states in the US have legalized the use of medical marijuana containing even high levels of THC. While in 16 states, all recreational and medical use of Cannabis is totally illegal. Moreover, due to the 2018 Farm Bill Act, CBD oil is still legal in most of these states as long as they maintain the allowed minimum amount of THC. If you want to read more about understanding CBD, you can go over to the linked article and get detailed information about CBD and its products.

Side Effects: CBD Vs. THC

As discussed before, CBD and THC react with the nervous system in a different way, which is why they have different side effects on the body. Where they don’t have any serious effect on the body, you still have to know all the details before you start using any of them.

While THC might have some over the top side effects, they are only temporary and nothing too serious. The side effects might include:

On the other hand, CBD has very mild to no effects on the body, which can mostly be ignored.

As you might have figured out from the side effects, none of the compounds is fatal. However, you have to keep the dosages of both compounds in check. Prolonged exposure to large amounts of THC might cause psychiatric effects; however, there is no evidence to support it. In the end, you should only be using CBD and THC for their medical benefits and ask your doctors if you have any questions.

Scientists believe cannabis could help prevent and treat coronavirus

They have high hopes for a coronavirus breakthrough.  A team of Canadian scientists believes it has found strong strains of cannabis that could help prevent or treat coronavirus infections, according to interviews and a study.  Researchers from the University of Lethbridge said a study in April showed at least 13 cannabis plants were high in CBD that appeared to affect the ACE2 pathways that the bug uses to access the body.  “We were totally stunned at first, and then we were really happy,” one of the researchers, Olga Kovalchuk, told CTV News.  The results, printed in online journal Preprints, indicated hemp extracts high in CBD may help block proteins that provide a “gateway” for COVID-19 to enter host cells.  Kovalchuk’s husband, Igor, suggested cannabis could reduce the virus’ entry points by up to 70 percent. “Therefore, you have more chance to fight it,” he told CTV.  “Our work could have a huge influence — there aren’t many drugs that have the potential of reducing infection by 70 to 80 percent,” he told the Calgary Herald.  While they stressed that more research was needed, the study gave hope that the cannabis, if proven to modulate the enzyme, “may prove a plausible strategy for decreasing disease susceptibility” as well as “become a useful and safe addition to the treatment of COVID-19 as an adjunct therapy.”  Cannabis could even be used to “develop easy-to-use preventative treatments in the form of mouthwash and throat gargle products,” the study suggested, with a “potential to decrease viral entry” through the mouth. “The key thing is not that any cannabis you would pick up at the store will do the trick,” Olga told CTV, with the study suggesting just a handful of more than 800 varieties of sativa seemed to help.  All were high in anti-inflammatory CBD — but low in THC, the part that produces the cannabis high.  The study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, was carried out in partnership with Pathway Rx, a cannabis therapy research company, and Swysh Inc., a cannabinoid-based research company.  The researchers are seeking funding to continue their efforts to support scientific initiatives to address COVID-19.  “While our most effective extracts require further large-scale validation, our study is crucial for the future analysis of the effects of medical cannabis on COVID-19,” the research said.  “Given the current dire and rapidly evolving epidemiological situation, every possible therapeutic opportunity and avenue must be considered.”

How to Get the Right Dosage for Vaping CBD

 

About CBD

CBD is among the many extracts that come from a cannabis plant, which is gaining popularity for its analgesic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety benefits.

However, one of the most distressing concerns that CBD users often grapple with is finding the right CBD dosage. But is there any such thing as an ideal CBD dose? Read on to find out.

Is There An Ideal CBD Dosage?

Right off the bat, let’s state that there’s no universal CBD dosage, which is both good and bad news. The bad news is that there being no standard dosage, finding the right dose for you isn’t a walk in the park.

The good news is that you don’t have to worry about the risks of addiction and dependency. According to this 2018 report, it’s impossible to overdose on medical marijuana. And since legal CBD is derived from hemp, it simply implies that you cannot overdose on CBD either.

Factors to Consider When Finding the Right CBD Dosage for You

The following are some of the factors to consider when deciding on the ideal CBD dose.

1.   Method of Delivery

Though our focus is on vaping, there are a few other ways users can introduce CBD into their systems.

These include;

Each of these modes of consumption comes with its own degree of bioavailability. Bioavailability refers to the amount of CBD content that gets absorbed into the bloodstream, and vaping boasts the highest bioavailability.

Higher bioavailability implies that you’ll require lower CBD doses to achieve maximum effects. In terms of bioavailability, a CBD vape juice contains between 40 – 50 % compared to tinctures that come with 20 – 30% bioavailability.

For instance, if you vape 20 mg of CBD, your body only utilizes between 8 and 10 mg of the substance.

2.   The Strength

The strength of CBD refers to the concentration of cannabidiol in a product. Now, this is a crucial area that most vapers often skimp on. The mere fact that a vape oil has CBD as one of its ingredients isn’t enough reason to purchase the product. Instead, you must go the extra mile and uncover how much CBD is in the product.

To do that, you must first acquaint yourself with some of the relevant terms that will enable you to determine the strength of CBD in an e-juice.

Some of these terms include;

Another thing to remember is that the concentration of CBD in a product is usually measured in milligrams. Most users often confuse CBD strength with the dosage. The latter implies the amount of CBD you should have per serving.

For instance, a 30 milliliters bottle of a CBD-based product could contain 1200 mg of CBD concentration, with 2 ml as the recommended serving. This means that each 2 ml serving contains about 80 mg of CBD.

The strength of CBD can also be viewed in terms of its quality. A product might contain a higher concentration of CBD but also feature certain impurities that affect how your body processes the inhaled vapor.

3.   Your Body Weight

This is a no-brainer. Heavier people require higher CBD dosages than lighter people. A person lighter than 130 pounds can use 11 mg of CBD or less for mild effects, and up to 17 mg for extreme effects. On the other hand, a user heavier than 230 pounds will require a minimum of 23 for mild effects and up to 45 for extreme effects.

Bodyweight also goes hand in hand with body chemistry, and experiments conducted by the King’s College London might help to put this into perspective.

Naturally, a person with a higher concentration or enhanced activity of endogenous cannabinoids may require lower doses to enjoy the benefits of CBD. On the flip side, if your immune system is generally compromised and your endogenous cannabinoids have to work overtime in restoring your normal body homeostasis, you’ll require a few more puffs of CBD.

4.   Reason for Use

This is yet another critical consideration when determining the right CBD dose. There are different reasons why you would vape CBD, including for pain relief, treating anxiety, reducing inflammation, etc.

The convention is that the milder the condition, the lower the CBD dose you should vape. If you are suffering from social anxiety, you might do well with 40 – 300 mg. The recommended dosage for epilepsy is between 200 and 300 mg of CBD, while people with sleep disorders can experiment with 40 – 160 mg.

5.   Quality of the Vape Device Used

Yes, you may not have seen this coming, but using poor quality vaporizers adversely affect your vaping experience.

To experiment with optimal CBD dosage, insist on a vape pen that comes with higher wattage. Also, regularly clean and examine the unit to ensure all the components are functioning as they should.

So, How Do I Find My Ideal CBD Dosage?

As there’s no standard dose, the convention is to begin small and work your way up till you reach the sweet spot. Also, remember that while there’s no overdose, you might still experience some side effects, especially if you are an erratic vaper.

Alcohol and Cannabis Ventures: Top 5 Legal Considerations

Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed a surge in the popularity of cannabis products. This, in part, is thanks to the growing list of studies that continue to highlight the numerous medicinal properties of the plant. Most of these studies have had a ripple effect across several countries around the world. Most notably, various authorities have relaxed their punitive regulations on the cultivation, sale, and use of cannabis products.

If you’re a trader who has been toying with the idea of starting an alcohol and cannabis venture, now is the time to take a leap into the lucrative industry. But remember, alcohol and cannabis ventures fall under business categories classified as high-risk. Therefore, it’s prudent that you carry out your due diligence instead of simply wading headlong into the industry.

In this post, we shall discuss some of the top legal considerations to keep in mind before starting an alcohol and cannabis venture.

 

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1.  Cannabis Remains Illegal Under Federal Law

Up to 33 states in the US, as well as the District of Columbia, have legalized the use of cannabis for medical use. However, the substance is still classified as a Schedule 1 Drug at the federal level, and is, therefore, illegal. So, if you’re thinking of starting an alcohol and cannabis venture, there are certain facts that you must keep in mind.

First, federal officers might still raid your business, confiscate your assets, oreven bring lawsuits against you. While there’s a general trend among most states to legalize cannabis, the federal government appears to be working in the opposite direction. A case in point is what happened just four days after California started issuing its cannabis state licenses. The former Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, released a memo which rescinded all the previously released memos that guided the states on how to formulate cannabis laws within their jurisdictions.

What makes the prospect for cannabis and alcohol ventures even gloomier is that only recently, the President and Attorney General called for the death penalty for convicted drug dealers. Whether this will actually happen is doubtful.

2.  State and Local Licensing Is Mandatory for All Alcohol and Cannabis Ventures

You probably already know that you require a state-issued license to make, distribute, or sell alcohol products. The same applies to cannabis. The state of California has always been a trailblazer when it comes to issues pertaining to cannabis legalization. And in 2018, California began issuing licenses for both medical and recreational use of cannabis strains like shatter, weed budder etc. That made it possible to cultivate, manufacture, test, and distribute cannabis products.

Of course, the licenses are issued in line with the guidelines enshrined in the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). You might want to acquaint yourself with the finer details of MAUCRSA to avoid any unpleasant surprises that may arise in the course of your business.

Also, you should remember that while the law permits alcohol vendors to also possess cannabis licenses, you cannot run the two businesses under the same premises. In fact, industry regulators are currently toying with the idea of prohibiting alcohol vendors from also acquiring cannabis license.

 

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3.  The Thin Line Between Medical and Recreational Cannabis

Medical cannabis refers to cannabis products that are prescribed for the treatment of certain medical conditions. Recreational cannabis, also known as adult-use cannabis, involves the production or use of cannabis for recreational purposes. Any trader who wishes to venture into alcohol and cannabis businesses must understand these primary differences. That’s because legality varies depending on the intended use of a cannabis product.

It’s relatively easy to walk into a Canada marijuana dispensary and order medical marijuana, provided you have a valid marijuana card. On the other hand, purchasing cannabis for recreational use requires you to meet  more preconditions.

In the US, medical cannabis is legal in 33 states, including Washington D.C, while recreational cannabis is legal in 10 states and Washington D.C. Now, here’s where the line between medical and recreational cannabis gets blurrier. As an alcohol and cannabis vendor, it will be difficult to prove to the authorities that you deal in medical cannabis, which enjoys wider legalization status.

4.  Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment Works In Favor of Cannabis and Alcohol Vendors

As we’ve mentioned above, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum that rescinded previous memoranda that were considered friendlier towards cannabis cultivation, distribution, and sale at the state levels. The Jeff Sessions memorandum came as a massive blow to alcohol and cannabis industry stakeholders. It especially targeted The Cole Memorandum which was issued by the Barack Obama administration in 2013, asking prosecutors not to target cannabis and alcohol traders.

But even in the face of Sessions’s memo, the cannabis and alcohol industry is still somewhat protected. That’s thanks to a hands-off culture among most legal enforcement officers, particularly prosecutors. There’s also a congressional measure in place, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, which still offers a significant amount of protection to cannabis traders.

According to the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, no federal funds shall be used to fund lawsuits brought against state-compliant cannabis businesses. It’s important to remember that directives by the federal government are still overriding in nature. However, initiatives such as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment offer a glimmer of hope to an otherwise bleak situation.

5.  You’re Likely to Pay Higher Taxes

Cannabis is federally illegal, and you may be wondering where that leaves your business in terms of taxation. According to the Internal Revenue Service’s Section 280E, cannabis companies are prohibited from deducting ordinary business expenses out of their tax bills. What this means is that cannabis ventures pay higher taxes compared to federally-legal businesses.

The federal government will demand that you pay taxes depending on your gross as opposed to net income. In addition to these burdensome federal taxation policies, cannabis and alcohol ventures must also abide by the taxation plans in their respective states. In Washington, for example, the law requires cannabis businesses to pay 37% tax on all their sales.

To understand your tax obligations as an alcohol and cannabis businessperson, your best bet is to acquaint yourself with both the federal as well as the state taxation policies.

 

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The alcohol and cannabis industry remains the most heavily-regulated ones. That’s why you’re encouraged to familiarize yourself with all the legal requirements in your jurisdiction before starting any of these ventures. And if you feel lost in all the legalese, you might consider hiring a lawyer.

 

 

HEMP THE NEW SOURCE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

 

Industrial hemp, or homegrown cannabis, has properties that make it a source for producing biodiesel. There were worldwide push towards the use of sustainable energy sources to scale back the credence of harmful fossil fuels. This move has led to raising the amount of research into energy sources, and hemp has shown the potential to be one. Hemp has been used for years for food, medicine, textiles, paper, and other purposes around the world. Within the coming years, there is an honest chance that is powering up homes and vehicles.

 

How hemp is converted into fuel

 

Hemp biodiesel is formed using the oil extracted from crushed hemp seeds during a process referred to as transesterification. From a study, 97 percent of hemp oil was converted into bio diesel, which may be a higher rate of conversion than any biodiesel on the exchange. The hemp biodiesel also passed all lab tests. It even showed properties that suggest they are often used at a lower temp than any biodiesel. With more research and connection between different stakeholders within the global energy industry, it is not hard to see our planet where hemp biodiesel is going to be used everywhere by vehicle owners and homeowners trying to find a more sustainable source of energy. If all goes well, we will be ready to find a gasoline station where we will buy hemp biodiesel, albeit we are stranded within the middle of nowhere. It is safely transportable, so are often included during a car’s emergency kit.

 

 

Why hemp makes a perfect biofuel

 

Almost every sort of plant is often converted into biofuel, but what makes hemp a category above the remainder is its ability to grow in infertile soils. The present major biodiesel plants include food crops like olives, peanuts, soybeans, and rapeseed, all of which require fertile grounds to grow. Using these plants as biofuel means people would need to sacrifice fertile land for fuel production as against food production, which makes it unsustainable.

 

Hemp, on the other hand, can grow in an infertile area, leaving the high-quality land for crops. Hemp also requires less energy, water, and compost, making it one of the plants to grow. Hemp is additionally immune to drought, pests, and erosion, which suggests it can survive in most parts of the planet. The energy yield of hemp for biofuel creation is similar or superior to most energy crops, which strengthens its competitive position against maize, sugar beets, and other plants for solid biofuel production. With its high biomass yield and its ability to suit easily into existing crop rotations, hemp is predicted to enrich and exceed the different energy crops.

 

Although promising research shows the vast potential of hemp as an energy crop, it is up to governments and major stakeholders within the energy industry to try to do what must be done to make sure that folks can drive hemp-powered cars and sleep in hemp-powered homes within the near future.

 

Bio Energy

 

Bio Energy is the fastest-growing source of renewable energy. Farming energy crops on the arable ground can decrease yoke on depleting fossil resources, and it can mitigate global climate change.

 

However, some biofuel crops have adverse environmental effects: they use an excessive amount of water, displace people, and make more emissions than they save. This has led to a requirement for high-yielding energy crops with low environmental impact. Industrial hemp is claimed to be just that.

 

Enthusiasts are promoting the utilization of commercial hemp for producing bio energy for an extended time now. With its high biomass yield and its propriety to suit existing crop rotations, hemp could not only complement but exceed other energy crops.

 

Hemp originates from western Asia and India and from there spread around the globe. For hundreds of years, fibers were wont to make ropes, cloth, and paper, while cannabis seeds were used for protein-rich food and feed. Interest in hemp declined when other threads replaced hemp.

 

Abuse of the plant as a drug led to the ban of its farming by the United Nations in 1961. When the ban was revoked within the 1990s within the E.U., Canada, and later in Australia, used hemp emerged again.

 

The car industry’s interest in light fiber promoted its use. For such modern use, modern varieties with remote content of psychoactive compounds are grown. However, industrial hemp cultivation remains prohibited in some advanced countries like Norway and, therefore, the USA.

 

The energy use of commercial hemp is minimal today. There are few countries during which hemp has been commercialized as an energy crop. Sweden is one and features a small commercial production of hemp briquettes. Hemp briquettes are costlier than wood base but sell evenly well on regional markets.

 

Hemp on Large-scale energy use

 

Biogas production from hemp could compete from maize, commonly in cold climate regions like northern Europe and Canada. Ethanol production is feasible from the entire hemp plant, and biodiesel is often produced from the oil pressed from hemp seeds. Biodiesel from hemp seed oil has been shown to overall have a way lower impact than fossil diesel.

 

Indeed, the environmental benefits of hemp are praised highly, since hemp cultivation requires minimal amounts of pesticide. Since the plant shades the bottom quickly after sowing, they will outgrow weeds, a trait unusual especially for organic farmers. Still, a weed-free seedbed is required. Moreover, without nitrogen fertilization, hemp will not grow as vigorously as is usually suggested.

 

Agricultural Practice to Grow Hemp

Being an annual crop, hemp functions all right in crop rotations. Here it is going to function as an opportunity crop, reducing the occurrence of pests, particularly in cereal production. Farmers curious about farming energy crops are often hesitant about tying fields into the assembly of perennial energy crops like the willow. Thanks to the high self-tolerance of hemp, cultivation over two to 3 years within the same area does not cause significant biomass yield losses.

 

Small-scale production of briquettes from hemp has also proven feasible.

 

Before creating energy from the deposits, it is surely more environmentally friendly to use fibers, oils, or other compounds of hemp. Even energy within the fiber products is often used when the products become waste.

 

Recycling plant nutrients, like in biogas residue, can lower greenhouse emissions from crop production.

 

Sustainable energy production

 

Sustainable energy production is not easy, and a variety of crops is going to be needed. Industrial hemp isn’t the last word energy crop. Still, if grown on good soil with conventional fertilization, hemp can undoubtedly be an environmentally sound crop for bio energy production and other industrial uses also.

 

Growing cannabis is simpler than many other plants. The plant is efficient, bred to enhance quality, yield, stress tolerance, and decreased cost per ton. Furthermore, hemp overgrows while also requiring less energy and fertilizer and does not need chemicals after planting. It can even help the farm by cutting the disease cycle of other crops.

 

Cannabis seeds, often dropped, have the plant’s oils, which will become fuel. Researchers found hemp to provide viable qualities for producing diesel. Hemp biodiesel produced had a 97 percent conversion ability.

 

 

 

Natalie Gray is a Biochemical Engineer. She works in the Research and Development team that focuses on the design and construction of unit processes. She is a recreational marijuana supporter and her love for organic chemistry brought her to medical cannabis. She grows her own flowers, working on different projects and study everything above and under cannabis roots.

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Guide to Using Essential Oils with Your Vape Pen

 

Do you use essential oils? Are you looking for an easy and discreet way to use it when you are out? Until a few years ago, the sole method of getting the benefits of essential oils was either rubbing it on your body or diffusing it. While they are certainly beneficial, you cannot reap its advantages when you are on the go. The latest trend in the vaping industry is using a portable vape pen to diffuse essential oils for you. A diffuser stick is a vape pen that allows you to use essential oils and get instant benefits and feel better. If you are planning to use your favorite essential oils with a vape pen, here is all you must know about it.

 

 

What is a vape?

A vape is an electronic device that allows you to smoke herbs or concentrates. Ideally, a vape consists of a battery, coil, and a tank that holds the material you wish to smoke. With the help of the battery and coil, the device heats the concentrate to a specific temperature to produce vapor. You can inhale the vapor produced by the award-winning 710 life enail to enjoy the benefits. You can vape e-juice containing nicotine, cannabis, or even essential oils.

 

What are essential oils?

While you might have been using essential oils in one form or the other, but do you know what they are? Essential oils, extracted from plants, are concentrated liquids containing volatile aroma compounds. They get their name from the fact that the oils contain the ‘essence’ of the aroma of different plants. The oils are essential because they have the essence of plants that can have many health benefits. The plants go through the distillation process to extract the essential oil. Some manufacturers can also use resin tapping, wax embedding, expression, or solvent extraction to get the essential oils.

Essential oils offer a myriad of benefits. You can find the oils in various cosmetic and skincare products, perfumes, house cleaning supplies, scents, and even in food and drinks as a flavor. Many people diffuse essential oils at home to make their surroundings smell pleasant. Aromatherapy is an alternative treatment that uses the aromatic compounds of essential oils to heal you. It can help alleviate pain, stress, nausea, and many other health issues.

 

Can you vape essential oils?

Let’s cut the chase and give you the answer that you have been looking for. Yes, you can vape essential oils. The vaporizer can heat the oil to a temperature where the oil starts producing vapor, and the aromatic compounds become activated. Upon inhaling the vapor, you also inhale the aromatic compounds which offer instant effects.

 

How can you do it?

Amid the plenty of vaping devices available on the market, there are specific devices known as ‘diffuser sticks’ that allow you to vape oils. If you already have a vaporizer that allows you to use concentrates, you can use it for vaping essential oils as well.

Once you have the device ready, the next important thing to consider is the essential oil you are going to vape. It is best to invest in pure high-grade essential oil to ensure that you get the best benefits. Substandard oils will have impurities that can make the oil unsafe for inhaling. You can pick an oil that suits your needs, or you can even get custom oils. Since all the essential oils have a different boiling point, it is vital to pick the right one as per the temperature your device uses. Picking any random oil for vaping without the knowledge about its boiling point can lead to burning the oil and reducing aromatic compounds.

Now that you have determined the right device and suitable essential oil, let’s get started. Since you are going to vape essential oil for the first time, it is best to start slow. Pick an essential oil that you have used before, take a few drops of it and inhale small puffs. It will help your body to get accustomed to the essential oil and then you can decide if you need to change the dosage or your inhaling patterns.

If you use vapes regularly, you might get the temptation to take long drags and fill your lungs with the vapor. But, what you might not know is that it can do more harm than good. Essential oils have plenty of positive effects on your body that come with their distinct aroma, but your body takes a longer time to open up to the scents. When it comes to inhaling the oils with aroma, it is best to take smaller drags slowly, to give your body the time to awaken the senses.

 

Are there any benefits?

Vaping essential oils have plenty of health benefits. While being a healthier alternative to nicotine vaping, essential oils can help you quit smoking or nicotine altogether. It helps make a holistic lifestyle change to get fit. Besides that, vaporizing is the fastest way to get the effects of aromatic compounds present in the oil. When you inhale the vapor containing aroma, it goes straight into your lungs. The bloodstream carries the molecules to the other parts of the body and provides you with its benefits.

Inhaling the essential oils can offer disinfection of the respiratory tract and decongestion. It also reaches the brain and provides relief from psychological ailments as well. The essential oils can help with blood pressure, stress, anxiety, memory, breathing, and even hormonal balance. You can make the most of the benefits of essential oils with the help of a vape pen.

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Final Thoughts

The therapeutic properties of essential oils can restore the natural balance of your body and mind and keep you healthy. While vaping essential oils is relatively new, it’s benefits are making it the latest trend of the vaping industry. From lavender to sandalwood, from clove to peppermint, you can pick any essential oil that suits your needs and start vaping. Just make sure you have a suitable vape and don’t overheat it to enjoy the magical experience. But if you prefer smoking the herbs directly, you can opt for a genius pipe to smoke when you are on the go.