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How To Make Your Own Vape Pen Juice

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, October, 13th 2014 by THCFinder
how-to-make-your-own-vape-juiceGreetings, fellow crew members of Spaceship Earth. It’s Aarr Kellz here, coming at you from Spaceship Earth Farms with another installment. It seems like the tipping point has finally arrived, and vaporizer pens have gone viral. Back in 2009, I would attract many onlookers upon busting out my trusty ol’ Ce4 Clearomizer. People wanted to know if it worked, and most of all, how it worked. “You put this juice in the chamber and click this button 5 times…”
Being a soapmaker by trade it is my natural mentality and modus operandi to immediately break down ingredients in any product I enjoy, and attempt to make it for myself. Such was the case with Vape Juice. Below, you will find a recipe and process for making your own amazing, and safe, glycerine based tincture, that works wonderful as a Vape Juice in any of the juice based pens on the market. We are not talking wax or honey oil pens here, even though those are great as well. We are talking “juice” based vaporizer pens or e-cigs.
What is a Vape Pen or E-Cig?:
An electronic cigarette is made up of several pieces. Some models have more, some have less, and there seems to be lots of new ones coming out every week. But the basic components of a Vape Pen or E-Cig are:
the cartridge, the atomizer, and the battery. The cartridge is where you insert your tincture drop by drop. One end attaches to the atomizer, the other end to your lips. The atomizer is the heated element that turns your liquid hash tincture into vapor. The battery is the longer portion of the electronic cigarette. Some of these are manual, while some are automatic. Manual pens require some sort of ignition, like a button push, while  utomatic pens merely require the draw of your breath.
Vaporizer pens are a fairly new technology, and there is a lot of research and study that still needs to be done to determine the long term effects of using them. There are several types of pens available, but they’re all basically the same. However, there are some that are better made than others. A lot of vaporizer pen’s components are manufactured overseas in countries like China. Don’t go thinking you need to avoid foreign parts, because it can’t be helped. What you need to be aware of, is certain vendors, who may be selling you a $5 pen for $80. It’s best to check the manufacturer to be sure of what you are buying. Do your research. My suggestion would be to find a reputable brand, and use one of their licensed vendors. Buying from an unlicensed vendor can get you cheap knock-off vaporizer pens and e-cigs. Some of them may certainly be healthy and functional, but there are many copies that look almost exactly like their legitimate counterparts, only are manufactured with inferior (i.e. dangerous) metals and components. Components which can burn and emit smoke, rather than exclusively producing vapor from your Vape Juice.
What is Vape Juice?
The Vape Juice that we will be making is, in fact, a vegetable glycerin based oral tincture and it will take a few weeks to make it correctly. Great tinctures take good, quality ingredients and time. An oral tincture is a liquid that is usually alcohol or glycerin based and has been infused with herbs. They were originally intended to be taken sublingually, absorbed into the blood stream via an artery located under the tongue, using a dropper. Ingesting cannabis via oral tincture this way avoids the liver and first pass metabolism issue that some folks have when medicating with cannabis based edibles. Oral tinctures have been around for thousands of years. They are very safe and effective if made correctly.
Why make your own Vape Juice?
Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are both used together and independently in many traditional e-cig liquids. I would not recommend ever using non food grade propylene glycol or glycerin. Why? Both propylene glycol and glycerine absorb chemicals from any container that they are stored in. So, in order for it to be labeled food grade, it has to have only been stored in only non-toxic food safe containers since its creation. Non food grade propylene glycol and glycerin are intended for external use only, and should not be vaporized or taken internally. For this Vape Juice recipe, I use only 100% USP-FOOD GRADE VEGTABLE GLYCERINE. In my experimenting I find that it produces a superior amount of vapor compared to propylene glycol. Although, blends of propylene glycol and glycerine are appropriate for nicotine based e-cig liquids and juices.
How to make Vape Juice:
The following process can be used for any herb, including lavender, garlic, mint, milk thistle, tobacco, and many, many more. You can even make different tinctures and blend them together to make your own custom flavored juices based on your needs or ailments. Taking tinctures orally and vaporizing them is an excellent way of effectively getting these herbs into your body. Different herbs, of course, will require different recipes, though the process is for the most part the same. For this recipe we will use the herb cannabis.
First off, if you haven’t yet, take a look at my article “How To Make Dry Ice Hash” and get yourself 3.5 grams of the pure blonde powder. Using a flower tincture is great, but I would really recommend a hash tincture for vape pens, as it’s generally much more concentrated and contains fewer plant waxes and chlorophyll. If you do decide to use flower instead of hash though, then I’d use seven grams of the highest quality bud you can find. Grind it up by hand, about to the consistency of how you would break it up to go into a joint. Avoid a grinder though, if you can, as I find more chlorophyll can be absorbed if the buds are ground up too fine.
Next, you will want to get 2-4 ounces of the highest proof alcohol that you can. We’re talking 180 proof or higher. This is easier in some places than others I realize, so just get the safest, highest proof that you can. Make sure it’s drinkable alcohol though, not isopropyl or rubbing alcohol. If you are unable procure a bottle of high proof grain alcohol then make sure that you at the very least get something that is 100 proof or 50% alcohol.  Preferably vodka, as anything else will affect the flavor. Thirdly, you will need 2-4 ounces of 100% USP-FOOD GRADE VEGTABLE GLYCERINE and 1 sterile canning jar with a lid.
Place the hash or herbs into the canning jar and add alcohol until all of your herbs are covered at least by a ¼ inch and put the lid on and shake well. Sometimes the plant the material absorbs the alcohol and expands like a sponge. It may be necessary to add more alcohol at this point. Now comes an exercise in patience. Put the jar in a dark place away from light and let it sit and soak for 10-14 days, checking on it and shaking up the contents very well at least once a day. After 10-14 days (I usually wait 13 days), strain the hash or plant material away from the alcohol using a cheesecloth. Place the filtered alcohol tincture in a new sterile jar and mix in 3 parts food grade glycerine. Put the lid on and shake well for at least 2 minutes.


Phantom OG - Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, October, 13th 2014 by THCFinder





Phantom OG - Indica

The Phantom OG strain great for patients dealing with anxiety, PTSD, or insomnia, and is great for night time use. Covered in trichomes, Phantom OG has a very piney, lemon scent and taste as well, and brings full body relaxation.


Infant Dies After Being Removed From Cannabis Smoking Biological Parents

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, October, 13th 2014 by THCFinder
infant-diesWarning; This story is extremely upsetting and may trigger extreme emotions, especially since the situation that this tragedy occured in could've been prevented many times. Please prepare yourself.
Colorado is the last place that you would expect a child to be taken from biological parental care because of marijuana use. But unfortunately, due to the negativity associated with cannabis and people's utter ignorance, it does happen. As in the case of baby Angel Lane, an eleven month old that was taken from her parents after her parents were found to be arguing and her father admitted to smoking cannabis. According to recent statistics and studies released, homes that involve cannabis users are actually less likely to be homes with domestic violence problems. Angel being removed should have been the last step in the process and only if the child was in actual harm (she wasn't).
The foster mother, 20 year old Sydney Danielle White, is married to the brother of Angel's mother. While the child was in her care and papers were being processed for White to adopt the child, White reportedly shook the baby girl when she wouldn't stop crying. After gripping her by the throat and dropping the small child, White only stopped when her biological 2 year old came in to the room and begged her to stop. White put the infant in her crib and left her alone. When someone tried to wake the baby, she wouldn't respond and stopped moving on the entire right side of her body. Angel was taken to St. Mary's Hospital on the 16th of September and then air lifted to Denver Children's Hospital. After being taken off life support, this little baby left this world on September 17th, 2014.
Angel was taken from her biological parents after Theodore Place, the father, admitted to human services that he smoked marijuana. The parents were allegedly fighting and this admittance to using the plant was enough for human services to intervene in the family's life and take the infant away, giving her to a too young foster mother (According to Colorado law, a foster parent must be over the age of 21 to legally foster a child and White, 20, obviously didn't meet that requirement). During the separation from their daughter, the Place's assumed that their daughter was safe, especially since White is married to a family member.
But the home that Angel went to wasn't screened properly, as you can clearly see, even though the biological parents were under the impression that the home had been looked over by human services. Tierra, Angel's mother, said that her brother checked in with her every day about Angel and the brother said that the baby was developing in a healthy manner. Tierra's statement to a local news station is heartbreaking, saying "This is like losing her twice. I don't know how someone could possibly do that to a baby... Inside I know she is walking with god."


Mars OG - Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, October, 10th 2014 by THCFinder


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Mars OG - Indica

Mars OG is an indica-dominant hybrid. A cross between OG and Mars, the flavor is a blend of earthy and musky. The effects are relaxing, sometimes to a point of couch lock. Best for nighttime use, and it works great for insomnia and pain.


Marijuana Cause Of NASCAR Death?

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, October, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
nascar-death-blaming-marijuanaWhen you think of cannabis, you don't exactly think of people losing all common sense and doing something completely and utterly irrational. Sure, sometimes people freak out and call the cops. But that's not the worst thing in the world. What is pretty bad is the NASCAR incident that happened on August 9th, involving 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. and internationally known racer Tony Stewart.
When Stewart's car bumped in to Ward's during a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York, Ward was hurled in to the wall but remained unhurt. He then emerged from his car and walked down the still live race track (the caution had been thrown out), waving his arms in an apparent attempt to confront the driver that had just sent him tumbling in to the wall. Ward was then struck by the rear tire of Stewart's car and was thrown in to the air. He died of blunt force trauma from the incident.
When the case finally went to trial, the grand jury decided to not indict Stewart and the county attorney revealed a shocking piece of information that of course, will negatively effect the cannabis community because someone will obviously take it the wrong way. R. Michael Tantillo released the bit of information that Ward was apparently high on cannabis when he died. Tantillo said that Ward was high enough "to impair judgment".
Now as stated above, one doesn't exactly get stoned and walk down a live racetrack. No matter how high you are, the probability of this happening is very slim. Not only that but a stoned NASCAR driver obviously wouldn't be toking before an important race if he wasn't experienced in the world of high driving. Those cars cost millions of dollars and the sponsorships are worth just as much. Though Ward may have been stoned at his time of death, it's much more likely that the reason he got out of his car to confront Stewart was one of saving face, plus a surge of pure adrenaline/testosterone.


Happy Friday! What are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, October, 10th 2014 by THCFinder




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