The controversial world of vaping is an ever-growing market and hit an all time high (pun intended) in 2021 with 28% growth from 2020, a pandemic year. Think about THAT.
Why do I like to vape vs smoking a joint? It's simple. Aesthetics and odor. My vape pen is chic and discreet, a personal value as well as a brand value of KellyGreen. It's also pretty, something else I deeply value. I also much prefer the clean taste of the cannabis when it is vaporized vs the harshness of a joint. I know, I know, I am not a purist. And when push comes to shove, I will totally smoke a joint, but it too has to be pretty, uplifting and of course, sharable! (see pretty joints from Pure Beauty and Miss Grass)
But back to pens....here are three of the safest pens on the market which are always in my bag.
Bloom Farms Highlighter Strain specific, this flavorful extract of fresh-frozen flower gives you a taste of the moment of harvest with exquisite terpene brilliance. The purity and clarity of Liquid Diamonds elevates potency without skewing the freshest expression of the plant.
BEBOE Inspired Vape Pen is sparkly yet functional, our light and bright Inspired Vape Pen is intended for early afternoon enjoyment and social gatherings. Our state-of-the-art formulation and hardware boast a socially-dosed 65% THC potency, and designer minor cannabinoid cocktail featuring a whopping 12% CBG and 7% CBD to help keep you grounded. Enjoy a gentle, euphoric, clear-headed high unlike any other — and see the world through Beboe’s rose-tinted glasses.
Lowell Farms Soulventless Vape Pens is a live Rosin, full-spectrum concentrate vape. Inside you'll find the same non-distillate, solventless Live Rosin which has been extracted from our artisan craft cannabis flowers. Full-spectrum. (this is by far the prettiest pen in my bag and a clean, consistent go-to for all of my girlfriends).
A word about solventless products. (sourced from a great article by MÜE) "Every cannabis flower has tiny hairs referred to as trichomes, and these have little crystals on them where the THC and CBD can be found. In the process of creating concentrates, the flower material is filtered out so that just the CBD- and THC-rich extracts remain. These viscous oils are then turned into marijuana concentrate products, and they are much more potent than smoking or consuming the whole flower itself. In fact, a concentrate typically has 20mg more THC per dose than other methods of cannabis consumption.
The process of getting the marijuana concentrates extracted from the biomass material of the plant itself can be done in many different ways. For a long time, using hydrocarbon solvents was the most common way to extract the good stuff from the plant. You may remember discussing solvents in Chemistry class, but for those who aren’t sure or need a refresher, a solvent is something that dissolves something else. In the case of marijuana concentrates, a hydrocarbon solvent dissolves the plant material, leaving only the cannabinoids and terpenes behind.
The most common solvents to do this are ethanol, butane and propane. Because both propane and butane have low boiling points, they can extract the terpenes and THC from the flower without the use of high pressure or high temperatures, both of which will destroy the cannabinoids and the terpenes. Butane and propane extraction methods require extra steps in order to ensure no residual solvents are present, known as purging, risking the loss of volatile terpenes. Ethanol, on the other hand, is more selective when cold, and requires far less purging. Each solvent has its pros and cons, and overall, are an efficient way to get what is desired out of the flower without destroying cannabinoid content in the process. Interestingly, too, cannabis connoisseurs can often taste the difference between the different solvents."
Looking for these online is not easy but if you are in Northern California, I recommend ONA.life for delivery of all things craft cannabis. They stock all three of these gorgeous brands and are a trusted resource for all of us at KellyGreen.