3chi Jack Herer Delta8 Vape – Review

Prohibition has robbed humanity and society from the many benefits of the Cannabis Sativa L plant. In the past several years we have seen almost seismic shifts in policy and regulation including full recreational legalization and medical marijuana programs. With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, however, legalized hemp has exploded in popularity which provided many benefits including CBD and exploring additional cannabinoids.

One of these new cannabinoids of focus is delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol. Delta-8 THC, or D8 for short, is an THC isomer that is very similar, but not exactly like it’s cousin delta-9(delta-9 is the majority of THC found in cannabis that gives us the high). Leafly has a breakdown of some of the differences between D8 and D9. CBD has recently been removed from the controlled substances schedule list while delta-9 remains firmly at schedule 1. What is interesting is that delta-8, derived from hemp, falls into some interesting legal loopholes regarding its status. This site provides a breakdown of the why, however the TL;DR is that D8 coming from USDA compliant hemp is legal while D8 coming from marijauna would not be.

With all this coming together, I became aware of some D8 vape carts and began investigating. The first vendor I found was 3chi. After reviewing their lab reports, emailing them with several questions, and checking with the actual lab, I decided it was a safe avenue to pursue and ordered my first cart. I did end up ordering from a third party seller and received one of their older formulations with only 80% D8-THC instead of what they have listed now of 90% D8.

The .5mL cart requires a vape pen, which I also purchased along with this order. I kept myself completely sober for the first try of D8, including limiting my intake of CBD to only my morning oil. I waited for the kids to go to bed then took my first hit.

My first hit was a long draw which lasted 3-4 seconds. I didn’t change any settings on the pen, I believe it was at the max voltage of 4V. The intake was rather smooth and the exhaled vapor had a strong Limonene flavor, as expected by the 11.2mg/g in the cart according to the lab results.

The effects began to take hold within 10 minutes. 20 minutes in and I was feeling the full sensation of delta-8. It was way more of a body feeling with much less of an anxious head-rush that can be accompanied with delta-9. I felt very euphoric going into the hour mark and also experienced being lost in thoughts, and some time distortion effects as well. The D8 also produced a rhythmic pulsing throughout my body, starting at my core and going to my extremities, much like the waves of the ocean. It was very steady and very calming.

After about an hour I started to develop the munchies, but nothing overpowering like I have experienced with full delta-9 cannabis. I also noticed no dry mouth sensation, which I thought was curious. I also noticed my mood was uplifted and relaxed, however, I was not full on laughing like what would happen with delta-9 cannabis.

Overall, for a legal product, these delta-8 carts are amazing. The price-point is attractive since it takes so little for it to work. Since this is our current only legal option in NY, and I found the effects to be very pleasant, I foresee myself continuing to use delta-8 carts.

As a reminder, be sure to always verify the COA with any CBD/hemp product to ensure you are getting a safe product.

CVault Storage – Review

With the growing collection of hemp I have amassed, properly storing it started to become a concern. Even though I kept the hemp in the original packaging, I noticed that it was starting to dry out a bit and taking up a lot of space in my stash box. So I started to research my options.

The most economical option available would be mason jars. While I did have a large selection of them left over from when the wife and I did canning, I didn’t want something completely clear just so that if one of my children happen upon one they wouldn’t immediately see what was in it. When I went to buy some hemp from Upstate Hemp Co, I noticed they had some CVault storage containers for sale and recommended them since they used CVaults to cure their hemp. I went to Freshstor’s website and placed and order for a couple CVaults.

I ended up with two smalls, which each hold roughly 14g of cannabis and 1 medium which should hold 28g of cannabis. Each CVault comes with a boveda humidity pack to keep the cannabis as fresh as possible.

I packed the CVaults with my hemp. I filled 1 small with my C5, another small with a full 14g of Deschutes, and the medium with the variety of other hemp I had laying around. I labeled each hemp strain and stored it in a plastic bag to keep them separated inside the CVault.

I waited a bit to post this review to give the CVaults time to do their thing. Having stored my hemp in them for several weeks now, the hemp has stayed exceptionally fresh. They are also smell proof. The humidity pack also rehydrated some hemp that had dried out a bit.

Overall I’m happy with the purchase. For a far more budget-friendly option one can just get several mason jars and the Boveda packs separately.

Healthy Rips Fury EDGE Dry Herb Vape – Review

For a few months, I had been using an APX Pulsar dry herb vape as an alternative to smoking. Overall I was never really impressed with it and I didn’t feel as if it was performing as a dry herb vape should. The effects were never very pronounced and it never produced a decent vape cloud until the temp was set to the max of 425F.

After doing a bit of research, I discovered that this brand is not a very good one and generally not recommended. With that in mind, I started looking for a new dry herb vape and eventually decided on the Healthy Rips Fury EDGE.

While there are a number of excellent dry herb vapes in this price range($120-$200), the EDGE had quite a few features that I found beneficial:

  • Hybrid oven offering convection heating
  • 2300 mAh battery(double that of the Pulsar)
  • Multiple mouthpiece accessories
    • Water Pipe attachment
    • Bent glass
  • Stainless steel chamber
  • Full glass airway(when using adapters)
  • Precise temperature control
  • Compact size
  • Pre-fillable dosing capsules

I also checked the Vaporents subreddit for their recommendation and reviews. After a quick search for the Edge the decision was made. I placed an order and surprisingly it arrived only 2 days later!

Inside the box was the EDGE and a number of accessories to take care of the unit.

After opening the box I followed the manufacturer instructions of charging the unit and running it for a full cycle to burn off any residue.

My first session with the EDGE was using some Deschutes flower from Upstate Hemp Co. Following the instructions, I placed the ground flower in loosely and filled the chamber roughly 3/4 of the way. I set the vape temp to 386F and started the session.

I was completely blown away on the first pull. It was incredibly easy to draw from the device and the vapor was very smooth. A decent vapor cloud was produced and I continued taking several hits for the remainder of the session. The one downside to this device is that each session is timed for 5 minutes regardless of vapor being drawn or not.

The effects of the Deschutes flower were very pronounced and noticeable within the first several minutes. The EDGE also provided a consistent flavor experience of the flower for the duration. The flower itself lasted about 1.5 sessions before being completely browned, the flavor profile changing roughly half way through the second session.

Overall this was a major upgrade. From the flavor to the consistent flow of smooth vapor, the EDGE opened up a whole new dimension to enjoying cannabis flower.