Vuber Co-Sponsors Denver Annual 420 Rally 2016

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Vuber Technologies (www.vubervaporizers.com), the developers of a premium line of high-quality, innovative personal vaporizers, announced today that it will co-sponsor the 2016 Denver 420 Rally with their associates at EndoCanna. The event takes place April 16, in Civic Center Park in Denver.

 

The 420 Rally is a free state-wide celebration of the culture and legalization of cannabis. Over 100,000 enthusiasts and 250 vendors are expected to converge at the scenic Civic Center Park in Denver to enjoy performances from world-class artists, and raise awareness of critical issues facing Colorado and the nation.

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3 Hilarious “First Time I Got High” Stories

stonedEveryone remembers his or her first time getting stoned, and the first timer stories are always your best. Weed brings out the silliness and heaps of laughter in all of us. Wherever you may have been or whoever you might have been with, your first time getting high story is certainly one for the books.

 

From a compilation of posts from Reddit, Tumblr, and Grass City, these are 10 hilarious and noteworthy stories of getting high for the first time.

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The History of E-Cigarettes

220px-Ruyan_electronic_cigar_first_generationThe earliest e-cigarette can be traced to American Herbert A. Gilbert,[1] who in 1963 patented “a smokeless non-tobacco cigarette” that involved “replacing burning tobacco and paper with heated, moist, flavored air”.This device produced flavored steam without nicotine. The patent was granted in 1965. Gilbert’s invention was ahead of its time.

There were prototypes, but it received little attention and was never commercialized because smoking was still fashionable at that time. Gilbert said in 2013 that today’s electric cigarettes follow the basic design set forth in his original patent.

Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist and inventor who worked as a research pharmacist for a company producing ginseng products, is credited with the invention of the modern e-cigarette. Lik quit smoking after his father, also a heavy smoker, died of lung cancer. In 2001, he thought of using a high frequency, piezoelectric ultrasound-emitting element to vaporize a pressurized jet of liquid containing nicotine. This design creates a smoke-like vapor. Lik said that using resistance heating obtained better results and the difficulty was to scale down the device to a small enough size.Lik’s invention was intended to be an alternative to smoking.

 

Hon Lik registered a patent for the modern e-cigarette design in 2003. The e-cigarette was first introduced to the Chinese domestic market in 2004. Many versions made their way to the U.S., sold mostly over the Internet by small marketing firms. E-cigarettes entered the European market and the US market in 2006 and 2007. The company that Lik worked for, Golden Dragon Holdings, registered an international patent in November 2007. The company changed its name to Ruyan (如烟, literally “Resembling smoking”) later the same month and started exporting its products. Many US and Chinese e-cig makers copied his designs illegally, so Lik has not received much financial reward for his invention (although some US manufacturers have compensated him through out of court settlements). Ruyan later changed its company name to Dragonite International Limited. Most e-cigarettes today use a battery-powered heating element rather than the earlier ultrasonic technology design.

When e-cigarettes entered the international market, some users were dissatisfied with their performance, and the e-cigarette continued to evolve from the first generation three-part device. In 2007 British entrepreneurs Umer and Tariq Sheikh invented the cartomizer. This is a mechanism that integrates the heating coil into the liquid chamber. They launched this new device in the UK in 2008 under their Gamucci brand, and the design is now widely adopted by most “cigalike” brands. Other users tinkered with various parts to produce more satisfactory homemade devices, and the hobby of “modding” was born. The first mod to replace the e-cigarette’s case to accommodate a longer-lasting battery, dubbed the “screwdriver”, was developed by Ted and Matt Rogers in 2008. Other enthusiasts built their own mods to improve functionality or aesthetics. When pictures of mods appeared at online vaping forums many people wanted them, so some mod makers produced more for sale.

The demand for customizable e-cigarettes prompted some manufacturers to produce devices with interchangeable components that could be selected by the user. In 2009, Joyetech developed the eGo series, which offered the power of the screwdriver model and a user-activated switch to a wide market. The clearomizer was invented in 2009. Originating from the cartomizer design, it contained the wicking material, an e-liquid chamber, and an atomizer coil within a single clear component. The clearomizer allows the user to monitor the liquid level in the device.Soon after the clearomizer reached the market, replaceable atomizer coils and variable voltage batteries were introduced. Clearomizers and eGo batteries became the best-selling customizable e-cigarette components in early 2012.

International tobacco companies dismissed e-cigarettes as a fad at first. However, recognizing the development of a potential new market sector that could render traditional tobacco products obsolete, they began to produce and market their own brands of e-cigarettes and acquire existing e-cigarette companies. blu eCigs, a prominent US e-cigarette manufacturer, was acquired by Lorillard Inc. in 2012. British American Tobacco was the first tobacco business to sell e-cigarettes in the UK. They launched Vype in 2013, while Imperial Tobacco‘s Fontem Ventures acquired the intellectual property owned by Hon Lik through Dragonite International Limited for $US 75 million in 2013 and launched Puritane in partnership with Boots UK. On 1 October 2013 Lorillard Inc. acquired another e-cigarette company, this time the UK based company SKYCIG. SKY was rebranded as blu. On 3 February 2014, Altria Group, Inc. acquired popular electronic cigarette brand Green Smoke for $110 million. The deal was finalized in April 2014 for $110 million with $20 million in incentive payments. Altria also markets its own e-cigarette, the MarkTen, while Reynolds American has entered the sector with its Vuse product.  Philip Morris, the world’s largest tobacco firm, purchased UK’s Nicocigs in June 2014. On 30 April 2015, Japan Tobacco bought the US Logic e-cigarette brand. Japan Tobacco also bought the UK E-Lites brand in June 2014. On 15 July 2014, Lorillard sold blu to Imperial Tobacco as part of a deal for $7.1 billion.

Regarding the cannabis market for vaporizers, one company, Vuber Technologies, has emerged as a leading brand, and is the top selling vape company in the State of Washington. The company recently announced plans to expand to other legal cannabis states, including Colorado, Oregon and California, where market experts predict that it will quickly jump to the head of the line due to its unique design, premium quality, and aggressive pricing.

For more information, visit: www.vubervaporizers.com 

California’s War on Vaping

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It is the age of the vape. On our streets and in (some) of our buildings, people of all ages are pulling on propylene-glycol-powered tubes, and in Washington, clouds of vapor are replacing the proverbial smoke-filled room.

Last month, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-San Diego), a 39-year-old ex-military man, vaped on the floor of the House during a debate over banning e-cigarettes on planes.

He lost his rhetorical point, and e-cigs were added to the list of banned devices on flights. Shortly thereafter, the e-cig vote appeared: Signs boldly proclaiming “I Vape I Vote” appeared at Donald Trump rallies in Texas. A few weeks later, on Feb. 24, Hunter became the first House member to endorse Trump.

Clouds of soon-to-be illicit vapor could very well fill any venue Trump visits in California between now and the June primary. Following the lead of lawmakers in San Francisco — which classified e-cigarettes as tobacco products in 2014, effectively banning them in many public places — state legislators approved a ban of nicotine vaporizers at work, school, and public places (all places where, under the state Smoke Free Act, tobacco is already verboten).

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign the new restrictions, authored by state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) into law. When he does, the only way to legally access e-cigarettes before the age of 21 will be to join the military (there’s an exemption for active duty armed forces personnel).

For most of us, tobacco has rightly been seen as a menace to public health all our lives. (Or, at least, cigarettes have been. Most commercial cigarettes don’t contain tobacco leaf, but rather shredded paper sprayed with tobacco oil and hundreds of chemicals — a product called “reconstituted tobacco,” according to reporting from PBS.) But is vaporized nicotine really as bad?

Federal public health watchdogs at the Food and Drug Administration still aren’t sure, noting that e-cigarettes have yet to be fully studied. (The FDA may soon regulate all e-cigarettes, but for now it deals only with e-cigarettes that deliver a therapeutic benefit, according to the agency.) Still, lawmakers are pushing forward, touting recent findings by the California Department of Health that e-cigarette vapor contains 10 known toxins as well as the fact that vapor flavors like bubblegum appeal to youth.

This could also have an impact on California marijuana users. Leno’s bill includes a clause that reads, “This act does not affect any laws or regulations regarding medical cannabis.” In the past, Leno’s staffers have told SF Weekly this is proof-positive the e-cig bills won’t touch cannabis. However, as Dale Gieringer, the executive director of the California chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws points out, there are no laws or regulations regarding the vaping of medical cannabis, save for a few local ordinances. (And at least under San Francisco city law, smoking anything —including marijuana — is officially banned in public parks).

“It’s really hard to distinguish cannabis and nicotine e-cigs, so I expect that both will now be equally ostracized in politically correct, eco-sensitive localities in California,” Gieringer says.

He also points out another motivation behind the rush to define e-cigarettes as tobacco: money. Tobacco taxes once generated as much as $650 million in annual state tax revenue. Now, the tax generates less than $350 million a year, a victim of anti-smoking laws’ success. Classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco products means they will be taxed like tobacco products, keeping this fund — which goes to preschool programs as well as health initiatives — alive.

This is, on its face, irrational. An e-cigarette is not tobacco oil mixed with chemicals sprayed onto paper, no more than a cartridge of cannabis oil high in CBD is a cigarette. And yet all three are now tied with the same red tape.

In August, a landmark report found e-cigarettes to be 95 percent less harmful than cigarettes — and also found no evidence that e-cigarettes lead children or nonsmokers to start puffing on Marlboro Reds after a few pulls on the vape. That would upend much of the reason behind the new push to regulate e-cigarettes — but that study was conducted by Public Health England, and despite ringing endorsements from public health officials and cancer researchers urging smokers to start vaping, it does not appear to have much traction among American lawmakers.

“Unfortunately,” Gieringer adds, “our own nanny-state health officials are no more honest about e-cigs than they are about marijuana.”

It’s unpopular and foolish to defend tobacco. But it’s also dishonest to say an e-cigarette is the exact same thing as a cigarette. And most unfortunately, it’s this kind of tax-minded rush to judgment that fuels Trump supporters’ mistrust of government. If you catch a whiff of bubblegum at a Trump victory party, you know who to blame.

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Terp Juice: Marijuana’s Most Potent Concentrate

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Terp juice might just be the most potent cannabis product out there. Its potency doesn’t necessarily come from its THC percentage, but from the high quantities of terpenes and phytocannabinoids found in this rich concentrate.

A true gem in the marijuana world, this is one dabable that you won’t want to miss. 

Have you ever wondered why different cannabis strains have different tastes and aromas? Some are skunky and pungent while others are sweet and floral. The culprits behind these differences are flavor molecules known as terpenes. Terpenes are plant-based compounds found in sappy resins. Each marijuana strain has its own distinct terpenoid profile.

“Terp juice” is an extremely potent cannabis concentrate containing high levels of terpenes. In fact, terp juice can contain up to 60% more flavor molecules than your standard shatter or wax. For the cannaisseurs out there, the terpene-rich resin packs a flavorful punch. A well-done terp juice is one of the most flavor-intense marijuana products out there, really highlighting the distinct aromatic differences between strains.

Terp juice is made via standard butane hash oil (BHO) extraction methods, but it uses material that has either been freshly cut or flash frozen. Terpenes and cannabinoids begin to degrade immediately after the plant is harvested. Going straight from garden to extraction machine allows you to take advantage of the high terpene content found in fresh flower before it begins to break down and disappear. Similarly, quickly freezing your flower right after cutting it also preserves some of the terpene quality.

As we become more educated about the marijuana plant, the importance of terpenes becomes increasingly apparent. We often associate cannabinoids with having specific effects on our bodies, but terpenes also influence our body chemistry and have medical value. When combined with cannabinoids like THC and CBD, terpenes can amplify the cannabis plant’s medicinal properties. Here are few popular examples:

Not only does terp juice contain high amounts of THC, but its rich terpene content makes it one of the most potent marijuana products on the market. There’s no doubt that it will give you a strong, solid high. But, the sheer density and variety of plant volatiles (plant molecules) present in terp juice make it one of the highest quality marijuana extracts out there. If you’re lucky enough to stumble upon it in a dispensary, it’s definitely worth a splurge.

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The Origins Of Dabbing

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Hashish is the earliest form of cannabis extracts and is a concentrated medicinal tar substance often black, brown, and sometimes green in color pulled from the female plants leaves.

This process has existed for centuries first being believed to have originated in Eastern Asia then spreading to India, Nepal, The Himalayas, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Morocco as far back as 100 A.D.

Hashish along with cannabis itself has long been a huge part of the American counter-culture but that is fastly changing with new forms of extraction appearing over the years including BHO solvents, CO2 extractions, including waxes, and shatter dabs.

Today the growth and popularity of the medical and recreational use of the plant have opened up new avenues of study on how the medicine can be extracted. This is a lucrative business and now extracts have become some of the healthiest and purest forms of cannabis use.

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Can a Marijuana Diet Help You Lose Weight?

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Contrary to popular beliefs that marijuana can enhance an individual’s appetite, a new study revealed that weed/ cannabinoids plays an important role in a person’s digestion. Though the “Marijuana Diet” sound’s enticing, it does not however provide positive results without a proper diet.

 

The Stoners Cookbook revealed the details on how the diet works. It was mention that “The Marijuana Diet” handbook is something most pot smokers can invest on, wherein they gave tips on how the diet works.

Most of the details that were pointed out by the book are making the right food choices, and how to incorporate smoking weed to give you a better digestion and a healthier body. In addition to Stoner Cookbook’s report, not only does weed touch your physical being, but it works on the individual’s emotional and psychological aspect as well.

Marijuana effectively relieves stress, which eliminates the possibility of stress and binge eating. In regards to pot’s effect on one’s diet on the other hand, according to Jezebel’s report, researchers from University of Nebraska, the Harvard School of Public Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center revealed that stoners, in general, have “smaller waist and higher levels of good cholesterol” compared to their non-smoking peers.

The researchers’ study which was published in The Atlanic came into conclusion that:

“Current marijuana users had significantly smaller waist circumference than participants who had never used marijuana, even after adjusting for factors like age, sex, tobacco and alcohol use, and physical activity levels. They also had higher levels of HDL (“good cholesterol”). The most significant differences between those who smoked marijuana and those who never or no longer did was that current smokers’ insulin levels were reduced by 16 percent and their insulin resistance (a condition in which the body has trouble absorbing glucose from the bloodstream) was reduced by 17 percent.”

It is also important to add that marijuana does, in fact, increase your metabolism. To tell you the truth, a lot of cannabis consumers will light up before heading to the gym. In The Marijuana Diet, you will find over 100 testimonials from people who have lost 20 to 100 pounds and attribute their success to smoking marijuana. Now that’s impressive.

Perhaps The Marijuana Diet seems too good to be true. Nevertheless, the author of the diet states that following the daily fitness regimens, eating healthy, and of course, smoking marijuana will help you to achieve your best physically and emotionally fit self.

 

 

 

 

Vuber Technologies Award Winning Vaporizers Coming to California

Company’s line of trend-setting vapes coming to the Golden State

CaliforniaVuber Technologies (www.vubervaporizers.com), the developers of a line of high-quality and innovative personal vaporizers, announced today that it will be selling its popular devices in California. The company is currently the number one market leader in the state of Washington.

Vuber Technologies Founder and President, Brandon Gallagher, said that the company’s devices are perfect for California. “We strive to deliver the best-designed vaporizers on the market, that offer portability, reliability and value,” Gallagher stated. “We build-in world-class technology and advanced features, for those that want a premium vaping experience.”

The company is currently accepting inquires from dispensaries and smoke-shops that want to carry the Vuber line of vaporizers. The company will be limiting the number of retail shops and collectives that carry the brand in order to maintain their exclusivity and quality control.

“The Vuber brand stands for quality, consistency, exclusivity and enjoyment,” Gallagher said. “Accordingly, our goal is to have our products sold in stores that share our vision: To provide premium products along with unsurpassed customer service.”

The first smoke shops, retail stores and collectives to carry the Vuber line of vaporizers will receive preferential partnership status, pricing allowances, and other premier perks. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the company now and request a retail or distributorship agreement.

Vuber Technologies plans on having its products available in prime locations throughout California by April 20 (420), in conjunction with the company’s planned major marketing initiative that will promote the product line and drive traffic to retail locations.

For information on Vuber Technologies, visit: www.vubervaporizers.com, or call: (206) 582-2899.

Dispensaries and Smoke Shops: Find out how to increase sales with Vuber Vaporizers by sending an email to: sales@vubervaporizers.com

About Vuber Technologies:

Vuber Technologies is a leading manufacturer of premium quality vaporizers. They offer a full line of products to meet a wide range of personal tastes and styles.

A proud supporter of the cannabis industry, Vuber Techologies is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Women Grow, and the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce (4C).

Connect:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vubervape
Twitter: @Vubervape

What is a Vaporizer?

vaporizerA vaporizer is a device used to release the active ingredients of plant material or to release the therapeutic compounds. A healthier alternative to smoking, vaporizers heat the material at a much lower temperature when compared to smoking, so that the active compounds contained in the plant material produce an aromatic vapor instead of smoke.

Rather than burning the plant material, which can produce numerous harmful by-products, this vapor contains virtually zero particulate matter and significantly reduced noxious gases. By avoiding combustion (smoke), the user is able to achieve the same desired effects without the harmful side-effects of smoking.

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