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Puerto Rico, the US protectorate, has just approved the legalization of medical marijuana. Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed an executive order that goes into immediate effect that would permit the use of marijuana as a medical prescription.

The Governor’s office essentially gave the green light to medical marijuana after reviewing research that supports the medical benefits of marijuana that could help relieve pain and symptoms from multiple sclerosis and glaucoma.

Puerto Rico’s Health department has yet to release the report which will outline how the executive order will work. This report could take up to 3 months to be released.

So far, it’s not clear which specific diseases and medical conditions the governor’s executive order for medical marijuana will cover. Also, it is not known if marijuana will be allowed to be grown on Puertorican soil.

The answers to these questions will be addressed and answered in the next few months. It’ll be interesting to find out wjat the extent of this legalization will be and how it will impact Puerto Rico in the future when it comes to recreational legalization.

This is a great step for Puerto Rico and the fight to legalize marijuana. Elsewhere in the Caribbean, Jamaica recently passed a law that (partially) legalized small amounts of marijuana and has largely paved the way for legal medical marijuana.

In Latin America, Uruguay legalized marijuana for recreational purposes just a couple of years ago. Additionally, Argentina allows possession of small amounts for personal use and in private locations. The same type of legislation is in place in other Latin American countries like Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela.

Thousands of lives have been lost and millions of people have been incarcerated because of the absurd war on drugs. It is good to finally find out that countries in the Western Hemisphere are adopting postures that give people more freedom to do whatever it is they want with their bodies.

Governments in Latin America have quickly realized that decriminalizing marijuana is an effective way to combat the war on drugs and local cartels. Unlike the US, Latin America has been able to cut down on policing and costs of imprisoning its population, and instead, has adopted smarter laws.

Puerto Rico now joins the other 23 US states which have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.

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The Palm and the PUFFiT are a couple of the most discreet portable herbal vaporizers on the market. While both units are great for vaporizing on-the-go, each functions very differently. Before investing in one or the either, it’s important know the differences between them so that you’ll end up with the portable vaporizer that’s right for you.

Palm Vaporizer

The appeal of the Palm can pretty much be summed up in a few words: price, portability and simplicity.

The Palm is easily one of the smallest portable vaporizers every created.  True to its name, the Palm fits easily in your hand. However, due to it’s somewhat awkward design, it will feel a little weird in your pocket. With that said, you’d still be hard-pressed to find another portable vaporizer that is easier to conceal than the Palm.

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Price wise, retailing for around $90, the Palm is also one of the most affordable portable units around.

Perhaps the most enticing thing about the Palm is the fact that it’s so simple to use. While many other vaporizers have somewhat steep learning curves, the Palm is very straight forward and user-friendly. It’s operated by simply pressing the battery into the unit, which then activates the heat source. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

PUFFiT Vaporizer

Much like the Palm, the PUFFiT is all about discretion. Designed to look like an inhaler, when you pull it out to use in public, people just think you’re treating your asthma. The big difference withe the PUFFiT is that it’s a bit more high tech than the Palm.

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While the Palm operates at one specific temperature, the PUFFiT features four heat settings, 320°-410°F) selectable by the push of a button. While both units are ultimately going to serve the same purpose, if you’re looking for a little more control over your vaporizing experience, then the PUFFiT is probably going to be more appealing to you.

Considering how much more technologically advanced the PUFFiT is, it’s surprising that it doesn’t cost much more at all. For just under $100, it’s still one of the most economical viable options out there.

Which is Better?

That depends what you’re looking for – but  let’s break down the differences.

Price: While the difference is negligible, the Palm is cheaper. However, if you consider what you’re paying for, the PUFFiT seems like an overall better value.

Portability: The Palm is smaller, but it’s weird shape doesn’t necessarily lend itself to being more portable.

Simplicity: If you’re looking for a no-frills portable vaporizer, the Palm is just that.

Discreetness: Due to the PUFFiT’s unique styling, it’s easier to use in public.

 

UNDER-100-LOGOVaporizing is getting more and more popular, and companies are releasing new models of vaporizers all the time. It’s hard to know what the difference is between all these new vaporizers, and which ones will perform best. The following lists a few of my favorite portable vaporizes that fall beneath the $100 mark. Hopefully this will help eliminate some of the confusion from your next purchase.

NimbinVap – $59.99

Affectionately dubbed the ‘Swiss Army-Knife’ of vaporizers, the NimbinVap is perhaps the most affordable, functional vaporizers around. It’s biggest draw is its versatility, which allows this unit to be used in the following ways: Pipe Mode, Water Pipe Mode, Bong Mode, Hookah Mode, Joint Holder Mode, Chillum Mode, One Hitter Mode and Vaporizer Mode. Perfect for use on-the-go since it doesn’t rely on electricity.nimbinvap-v4-vaporizer-2

Palm – $89.99

The Palm is one of the smallest portable units on the market and a great value at less than $100. It’s a great vape for beginners looking to test the waters but who don’t want to spend and arm and a leg. It’s very simple to use and heats up quickly. The Palm also comes in a bunch of cool colors, so you’ll be sure to find one that matches your personality. Powered by a small rechargeable battery, this portable herbal vaporizer is ideal for on-the-road sessions.palm2-green

PUFFiT – $99.99

The newest version of the PUFFiT, version 2, has really made some great improvements from the first model. I would call this the most discreet vaporizer on the market today, as it truly looks like a standard inhaler. By utilizing vibrations to notify you the unit has reached the desired temperature, you can leave the PUFFiT in your pocket until the optimal heat setting has been reached, then just simply pull out the vape and take a rip! Everyone will simply think you’re taking your medicine, which in a sense, you are ^_^puffit-v2-unit-with-heat-shield

Today I want to let you guys know about two new palm-sized vaporizers that aren’t actually in the VaporBlunt “Palm” series:

 

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The first one is the Haze Vaporizer and this one is not affiliated with any existing company, at least that we can tell. Haze seems to have come out of nowhere, perhaps the result of someone taking the pulse of the vape industry and deciding to do their own thing. This thing looks really cool; it’s much sexier than the DaVinci or Sonic which both do the walkie-talkie sort of thing. Apparently it can do either wax or herbs. Has anyone tried this doo-dad? I’m curious about how well it actually vapes.

Indica Vaporizer

The other is the brand new Indica Vaporizer, the second in the slowly emerging class of stealthy “lookalike” vaporizers. But unlike the Puffit which resembles an asthma inhaler, the Indica is designed to mimic a Zippo lighter. While some of you are probably looking at this picture going, “how is it stealthy if you’re actively huffing a Zippo lighter? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose?” Well…yeah. I’m asking the very same question. But I’ve tried it at a party and it actually produces pretty smooth, enjoyable vapor. Does anybody out there own one? What do you think about it?

Do either of these palm-sized vapes effectively compete with the Palm Vaporizer 2.0?

Glastonbury Festival

This festival in the middle of Somerset, England is one of the largest music festivals in the world and has seen such acts as Metallica, Radiohead, Johnny Cash, Muse, and David Bowie grace its Pyramid Stage. The festival began back in 1970 on September 19th, the day immediately following the death of Jimi Hendrix. Tickets cost a mere £1 and included free milk from the farm! The show featured a headlining performance by The Kinks.

Pyramid Stage Glastonbury Festival

Nowadays you can see such diverse talent as U2, Jay-Z, Arcade Fire, Dolly Parton, and Skrillex. The tickets have skyrocketed to £220 + a £5 booking fee. Portable vaporizers are a great choice for Glastonbury because the security really doesn’t bother people. They’re one of the most chill security details at any festival I’ve ever been to. You can choose to drive in every day and use day pass, or you can camp on-site. I’ve done both and while I had a great time at a local bed and breakfast in 2009, getting to actually camp at the festival in 2010 was truly an adventure. The Irish folk we met near our campsite were some of the friendliest metal head-hippies I’ve ever met. In fact I didn’t even know metal heads could be hippies til I experienced Glastonbury.

Running of the Bulls

Pamplona, Spain plays host to this notorious event each year in honor of the fourth full moon of the summer. The tradition of running alongside the bulls began in the early 14th Century as a way for farmers to speed a herd of cattle from the farm to the market for sale.

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Over the years, the practice turned into a competition, with young men racing in front of the bulls and trying to make it to their pens without being overtaken. These events are now held to commemorate the fiesta of Saint Jermin, which is an eight-day festival honoring Saint Jermin, a Spanish priest who was beheaded on 25 September in the year 303 AD.

If you’re going to run we’d recommend leaving your handheld vaporizer with someone on the sidelines or in a balcony. There’s a lot of jostling going on between runners, so you really wouldn’t have much opportunity to take a satisfying hit; not to mention the 2-ton beasts barreling toward you with Adrian Peterson-style ferocity. Yes, I’m going to qualify this one and say that the Palm Vaporizer is best kept in the spectator sections.

Diwali

This is the start of the Hindu New Year, also known as “the festival of lights” thanks to all the fireworks, candelabrum, and luminarium that adorn the streets of cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, and Goa. The festival is meant to symbolize the victory of light over the darkness, hope over despair, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.

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Fireworks on Diwali over Golden Temple of Amritsar (courtesy of OxfordSikhs.com)

One of the traditions of Diwali is to fumigate, renovate, and decorate the home before Diwali night, which coincides with the new moon evening of the Hindu month Kartik. This typically occurs between mid-October and mid-November. On this evening Hindus dress up in their newest clothes and light up diyas inside and outside of the home, and say prayers (puja) to Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity. After prayers, the fireworks start, followed by a family feast featuring mithai, and a family gift exchange, similar to Christmas in Western cultures. As such, Diwali represents a lucrative shopping period for merchants in nations where Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism is widely practiced such as India, Trinidad and Tobago, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Fiji.

I have had the distinct pleasure of attending all three of these events and I really could not pick a favorite! Every step of the way I had the Palm 2.0 and believe me each experience was exhilarating and enchanting in their own way.

Indica Vaporizer

Indica Vaporizer

It is a wonderful day and age we live in and if you are a fan of vaporizers times have never been better.  It seems like new portable vaporizers are being released every day and new models are continually coming out.  The Indica is one of the newer portable vaporizers to be released and is excellent for vaporizing dry herbs.  It features a very large heating chamber that has above average capacity.  The Indica comes with a ton of great accessories as well, not only do you get a beautiful wooden storage case but you also get an insightful instruction manual that breaks down every single aspect of the portable vape.  With your online purchase of the Indica vaporizer you will also get the following:

  • Portable wall charger
  • Vaporizer charging kit
  • Extra vaporizer chamber door
  • 3x mini vape spacers
  • 2x vape picks
  • 4x vaporizer replacement screens
  • Cleaning brush
  • Cleaning kit

Another great vaporizer that was recently released is the Ascent vaporizer.  This unique portable vaporizer not only vaporizers dry herbs but it is also capable of vaporizing your cannabis concentrates.  The Ascent is also one of the customizable portables vapes of 2014, there are a variety of different models to choose from.  The Ascent is best suited for vaporists that put a premium on portability.  It fits easily in most pockets, purses and jackets.  It is lightweight and the glass draw stem retreats inside of the vaporizer so it wont be sticking out while it is in your pocket.  The Ascent vaporizer comes with a completely glass air path and that means you are going to get the most flavorful vapor imaginable.  The digital control system is easy enough to be used by almost anyone and allows you vape at your favorite temperature with ease.

If the Ascent is not the vaporizer you are looking for another powerful portable vape that continues to gain popularity is the Pinnacle Pro vaporizer.  The Pinnacle Pro comes equipped with multiple heat settings, a new and improved heating chambers.  The small and compact design allows users to travel from place to place with their vaporizer and medical marijuana without needing to worry about medicating.  If water filtration is a must for you the Pinnacle Pro makes even more sense, just make sure to go with the DLX because it comes with the Hydrotube.  The Hydrotube is a glass attachment that fits to the top of the Pinnacle Pro and really enhances the flavor the vapor while cooling it at the same time.

 

People have been questioning the viability of the vaporizer industry.  I recently received a letter from one of the editors over at the LA Weekly telling me that it was time to get out of the vaporizer niche and move on greener pastures.  I was shocked, what the writer failed to realize is that marijuana is only getting more and more popular.  As more states begin to pass legislation that allows patients access to their marijuana vaporizers will continue to be a large part of the medical community.  I received another letter a few days later arguing the other side:

Vaporizer are not going anywhere anytime soon.  They have proven to be very beneficial for people looking for an alternative to smoking.  I recently convinced a few of my friends to make the switch to vaping and they have thanks multiple times for it.  Me and business associates believe that vaporizers have only begun to gain widespread acceptance and that in the coming years sales of vaporizers will quadruple.  Not only is vaping marijuana healthier but it is also a whole lot of fun.  I recently purchased an Herbalizer vaporizer and could not believe how fast vaporizer technology is already developing.  Long gone are the days of low quality, poorly functioning vapes.

2014 is the year of the vaporizer and the Herbalizer shows why.  It is capable of heating up faster than a Porsche can do 0-60.  The heating element is powerful enough to illuminate and entire room (not that it does).  The balloon bags can satisfy hoards eager patients needing to get access to their medicine.  If you don’t like the balloon bag system you can switch to the whip system and draw directly from the hose.  This is a great way to vaporize if you are by yourself or just a couple other people.  You can relax sit back and vape at your own leisure, this is part of the reason why I think vaporizers are becoming more popular.  – Joey Logano

After getting back in touch with the write from the LA Weekly and trying to explain things more reasonably she seemed to come around but would completely admit that she was wrong.  I think it is funny that people are still doubting the lasting power of the vaporizer.  5 years ago no one even knew what a vaporizer was, now you have rapper like Snoop Dogg creating their own line of vapes.

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Recently we have been flooded with email from people asking “What is a portable herbal vape?”, now that vaporizers are becoming more popular more people are starting to ask questions. There are some many different types of vaporizers that it can get confusing, especially when they all serve different purposes. A vaporizer like the Vaporite Ruby is designed for use cannabis concentrates also known as wax. A vaporizer like the Silver Surfer was designed for use with dry herbs that have been put through a grinder. Other vaporizers like the Pinnacle Pro or Ascent are capable of doing both. But if you break down the vaporizers I just listed you will notice something else, the Vaporite Ruby is a pen vaporizer, the Silver Surfer is a desktop vaporizer and the Ascent and Pinnacle Pro are portable vaporizers. So not only do they vape different materials but they are also in different classes.

Today we are going to focus just on portable herbal vaporizers. These type of vapes have grown in popularity at a tremendous pace thanks to the new laws that are allowing people to medicate more freely. Not only is the legalization of marijuana leading to an increase in vaporization but the health benefits associated with vaping are really starting to peak peoples interest.  Vaporizers like the VapirRise are great for people that medicate in the privacy of their home but some patients need the ability to vaporize outside of the house and portable herbal vapes have helped fill that void for millions of people.  Here are some of the most popular portable herbal vaporizers.

  • Ascent Vaporizer
  • Arizer Solo Vaporizer
  • Pinnacle Pro Vaporizer
  • Magic Flight Launch Box
  • PUFFiT X
  • Indica Vaporizer
  • Iolite Wispr (Butane vaporizer)
  • VaporBlunt 2.0
  • Elevape Smart Vaporizer
  • Palm Vaporizer
  • Vapir NO2
  • DaVinci Vaporizer
  • Palm Vaporizer

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There are lots of great places to vape your weed but some are definitely more fun than others. Today we are going to look at some of our favorite places get our vape on.

My go to spot that I vape at least once every week is the beach, it is one of the most relaxing and beautiful places to sit down and rejuvenate. I even go to the beach on rainy days because usually it is pretty empty and I get the whole place to myself. Listening to seagulls squawk and watching the fish jump up and down is an amazing way to spend a Sunday and get ready for the next week. Just be careful not to drop your vaporizer in the water and lose it, I have almost done that a few times. You also need to clean your vape thoroughly after because it is easy to get sand in the crevices and that can spell trouble if it is not addressed immediately.

An unusual place to vape that is a ton of fun is the Go-Kart track.  Just make sure there are no kids around make sure to drive responsibly.  Getting a few friends together and racing around the track is fun experience you will never forget.  You can also keep track of lap times if you are at a nicer track and bet your weed on who will get the best time.  Usually they have a smoking section you can vape in and they usually have a food court too so you can grab a hot dog in between races.  The Palm vaporizer is perfect for the track because you can just pop it back in your pocket and jump in the Go-Kart without having to worry about losing it or leaving it on the table and have it get stolen.

The bowling alley is another wonderful place to vape and have fun.  If you are having a slow week and want to mix things up just grind up some weed, charge your Palm and hit lanes.  I recommend trying a few different sizes of balls, some people like the smaller lighter balls but I usually prefer the larger heftier balls especially after I have been vaping.  A lot of bowling alleys have smoking sections but if they don’t you can just pop outside really fast to take some puffs from your Palm portable weed vaporizer.  As always it is important to remember to properly grind your weed before vaping.  It makes a huge difference and really enhance your vaporizer experience.

 

There are few different vaporizers that come close to the Palm in terms of portability and today we are going to talk about 5 of them.

Puffit X:  This is great portable weed vaporizer that is small and compact just like the Palm.  It is modeled after an inhaler which makes it great for vaping out in public spaces.  The new Puffit X also features an internal fan that makes it even easier to take huge rips, it also helps to vaporize the weed more evenly.  If you are big on portability and vaping discreetly than this is a great alternative to the Palm vaporizer.

MFLB:  Almost everyone by now has heard something about the Magic Flight Launch Box.  It is a trusty little wooden vaporizer that is very similar to the Palm in terms of operation.  You can get the MFLB in a variety of different colors and it also comes with one the best warranties out there.  Another great thing about the MFLB is that they offer a ton of different attachments like a water pipe or power adapter plug-in.

Indica:  One of the newer vaporizers to hit market and challenge the Palm vaporizer is the Indica.  Similar to the Puffit it is very discreet and was modeled to look like a Zippo lighter.  It has an extremely fast heat-up and delivers high quality vapor.  Although it is much more expensive than the Palm everyone that I have talked to seems to like it.  Another great thing about the Indica is that when it is just laying around no one will know that it is a weed vape because it just looks like a large lighter.

Elevape:  This is one of the coolest new vaporizer to come out in a long time.  It is by far the most expensive vaporizer out if the group but you get what you pay for.  It is automatically activated when you begin to draw and boasts a micro-processor that regulates the the air flow.  The high quality will last for years the warranty they offer will cover the Elevape for life.  If you are looking for a great vaporizer that was built here in the USA the Elevape is the vaporizer for you.  Just make sure you can afford it so you dont break the bank or experience the stick shock reported by other people that have reviewed it.

VaporBlunt:  A great reliable vaporizer that has been around the block a few times is the VaporBlunt.  They just released the new 2.0 model so if you are shopping around make sure you are getting the latest model.  It comes with a cleaning brush, oil chamber, glass mouthpiece, cleaning tool, bamboo stick, flavored mouthpiece, replacement mouthpiece, vaporizer charger, instruction manual and a stand to storage when you are not vaping.  I really like this vaporizer but still the Palm is better so if you are looking at both an on the fence I would recommend staying with the Palm.