What is the Pulsar APX Vape V3 Dry Herb Vaporizer?
The APX Vape V3 is one of the best, and least expensive dry herb vaporizers available today. This reliable vape is both reliable and functional and is a great choice for newbies and seasoned vapers.
It boasts an improved design and comes with an array of innovative features, some only found in much higher-priced models in its segment.
The cash feature is one of the noteworthy features of the Pulsar APX Vape V3 that makes it stand out from the crowd and allows you to take quick hits of the last of your herb.
The Pulsar APX Vape V3 not only offers excellent performance but is a showstopper with its emblazoned ‘Mrow’ artwork by Courtney Hannen and Psychedelic Series artwork by Amberly Downs.
The Pulsar APX Vape V3 dry herb vaporizer offers five different heat settings to choose from— 374°F – 446°F (190°C-230°C). You can enjoy dense yet flavorful vapor quality, as long you set the temperature to your desired needs.
Size and Design
The Pulsar APX Vape V3 is available in a choice of 8 great colors, and measures a compact 31mm x 23mm x 101mm, making it easy to fit in your pocket.
The front of the APX Vape V3 neatly houses the buttons, which include the power button, cash mode, temperature LED indicators, and a status level LED indicator.
The APX Vape V3 is equipped with a heat resistance mouthpiece, and a metal stir tool that’s tucked away neatly in its base, which you can use to stir and mix your herbs while vaping to ensure even and complete vaporization.
Adding to this, it comes with a larger 0.5-gram ceramic heating chamber that allows you to hold 60 percent more material than its predecessor.
When it comes to battery power, the APX Vape V3 by Pulsar doesn’t disappoint with its robust 1600 mAh battery.
When charged fully, the Pulsar APX Vape V3 dry herb vaporizer can be used for roughly an hour and a half depending on use.
The onsite battery level display indicated the battery power via green, orange, and red APX logos.
When the battery level is really low, the APX logo will flash before the red and green colors three times, before turning the device off.
The Pulsar APX Vape V3 does come with a USB charging cord, but not with a USB AC wall adapter—something you probably already have in your home.
The Pulsar APX Vape V3 features five variable heat settings, which are represented by a unique graphic display.
It returns to the last set temperature by default, which you can change by pressing, and holding down the power button for three seconds, and then selecting the desired temperature.
Speaking of temperatures, the Pulsar APX Vape V3 comes with Cash Mode—a specially tuned temperature setting that allows you to quickly clear or cash a chamber.
This feature is perfect to ensure that the herb loaded in your chamber is spent, or for those times you’re in a hurry!
The Pulsar APX Vape V3 doesn’t come with any special lighting effects, but on a brighter note is fitted with a clear and crisp LED screen, and haptic feedback.
This is yet another area where the Pulsar APX Vape V3 score high and heats up within just 30 seconds.
What’s in the Box?
The Pulsar APX Vape V3 comes with everything you need to get started vaping including:
· APX V3 vape
· USB cable
· Stir tool
· Cleaning brush
Operation and Maintenance
The Pulsar APX Vape V3 offers no-frills operation.
1. Hold the device upright with the power button facing you, and gently pull the mouthpiece towards you until it’s released.
2. Next, it’s recommended that you fill the chamber with ground material about three-quarters full, and use the onsite stir tool to pack the product into the chamber.
3. Once loaded, press the Power button five times to turn the device on (5 clicks to turn the device Off).
4. The Pulsar APX Vape V3 will heat up immediately to reach the desired temperature setting, which is indicated when the LED lights stop pulsing and turn solid.
5. For even heating of the herb, allow the Pulsar APX Vape V3 to heat up for five seconds longer before inhaling.
6. You can adjust the temperature between sessions by pressing and holding the power button for three seconds.
The Pulsar APX Vape V3 is priced at $70, which is a reasonable amount to pay for a device loaded with great features.
Just like anything else, there’s no shortage of cheap dry herb vaporizers, but if you want quality and great vaping performance, the Pulsar APX Vape V3 is worth a second look.
Pulsar APX VOLT V3 Review Summary
The Pulsar APX Vape V3 is a feature-rich dry herb vaporizer that is well-crafted and can be had in an assortment of great colors.
It heats up quickly within 30 seconds and allows you to choose from five pre-programmed temperature settings. Plus, it features a larger 0.5-gram ceramic heating chamber and an all all-new heat-resistant mouthpiece.
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD oil, is a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. It’s also legal in all 50 states with no psychoactive effects.
CBD is one of four main cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Unlike THC, the other most well-known cannabinoid, it is non-psychoactive and will not cause a high.
CBD oil has recently become popular among doctors, scientists, and consumers for its efficacy in treating many health issues.
This article will provide five tips for those who are interested in cooking with CBD oil to help relieve their inflammation or chronic pain.
Use high-quality CBD oil
CBD oil is most effective when it is pure and unadulterated. It should be diluted with a carrier oil such as coconut oil when used in cooking.
Ideally, the product should be lab-tested to ensure that there are no chemicals or toxins present. Lab testing will also confirm the potency of the CBD oil, so you can be sure that your bottle contains exactly the right amount of CBD that you paid for.
CBD oil for cooking should not have any added flavors, scents, or ingredients of any kind as this will affect the taste of your food.
Most CBD oils are organic, vegan, and gluten-free. Make sure to check the label if these things are important to you.
Store your CBD oil in a dark glass container, away from heat and light
Keep your oil in a cool place and away from sunlight. It’s important to maintain the integrity of the CBD oil you use for cooking and a cool kitchen cupboard is usually a good solution. This is because heat and light can damage the chemical structure of CBD, making it less effective.
Most CBD is packaged in an oral applicator or dropper, so storing it in your kitchen cabinet where kids can get at it may not be a good idea.
Be mindful of the cooking temperature, since CBD is sensitive to heat.
Low and slow cooking is the key to making CBD oil a part of your diet. CBD binds to fat molecules, such as those found in meat and dairy products, when exposed to heat over 177°F (80°C). This will be hot enough to cook food but not so high that it starts burning or charring the CBD and degrades it quickly.
The best kinds of dishes that can be cooked low and slow with added CBD are meat stews, hearty soups, and slow-simmered sauces.
Start with less CBD oil than you think will be enough, then add more if needed
CBD is usually consumed in oil form orally. It’s recommended that you start with a few drops of CBD oil and then gradually increase over time if needed.
Take note of how much CBD you have added to your recipe in total. You can then divide the total amount by the number of servings that the recipe makes, so you’ll always know exactly how much you are consuming.
Most CBD oil users find it best to divide their daily dose into three equal portions.
Don’t make it up as you go along
There are hundreds of recipes for cooking with CBD oil that can be found online. So don’t try and make up your own recipe without trying a few tried and tested ones first.
CBD-infused foods are relatively new to the market, so it will be some time before there are any CBD cookbooks in your local bookstore.
However, in this age of fast information, you can find almost anything online. Just make sure that the source is reputable before you start cooking with CBD oil based on recipes found on random blogs.
I’ve been trying to review the Pulsar APX VOLT V3 for some time now, but I finally got my hands on one. We’ve already reviewed the Pulsar APX V3 Dry Herb Vape and found it to be a pretty decent little unit.
What is the Pulsar APX VOLT V3?
Pulsar is a leading name in the vaping industry and designs and develops a massive range of products geared towards the modern-day smoker.
The company today boasts a portfolio of over 1000 products, and the APX VOLT V3 is yet another hit additional to the company’s lineup.
The APX VOLT V3 is an improved version of its predecessor and comes with a slew of new, innovative features including variable voltage control, an 1100 mAh battery, and a clear and crisp LED display.
It is billed as one of the smallest vaporizers for wax available today and is designed for use with oil and wax concentrates only.
The APX VOLT V3 is fitted with a pure quartz chamber that evenly distributes heat, coupled with a robust Borosilicate glass mouthpiece.
The vape quality of the APX VOLT V3 is out of this league, especially on its higher voltage settings. The lower settings of the APX VOLT V3 produce good clouds and are great for getting a good feel for the strain you’re vaping.
Given its adjustable temperature control, you can fine-tune your vapor experience according to your needs. Plus, it features a relatively short vapor path that doesn’t make the hit harsh on your lungs.
The Pulsar APX VOLT V3 features a lightweight compact footprint at just 3.5 inches tall, so you can tuck it away neatly in your pocket or bag.
Even though it is topped with a robust Borosilicate glass mouthpiece, it’s a bit fragile, due to which it may require extra attention and care.
The Pulsar APX VOLT V3 showcases a sleek finish, and can be ordered in an assortment of exciting colors including emerald, limited edition melting mushroom, and limited edition Zion lion.
Battery life is another area where the Pulsar APX VOLT V3 scores high. It comes factory-fitted with a large 1100 mAh battery that takes roughly 3 hours to charge the first time, and 1.5 hours for other recharges.
Once fully charged and depending on use, the Pulsar APX VOLT V3 works continuously for approximately 1.5 hours.
Adding to this, the Pulsar APX VOLT V3 features an onsite battery level display that indicates the power level across three different colors—Green (100% to 60%), orange (60% to 20%), and red (20% to 0%).
The APX logo LED will flash 3 times at a low battery level, after which the device turns off automatically.
With four settings to choose from (2.5V / 2.8V / 3.2V / 3.7V), you can rest assured of a perfect vaping session.
You can adjust the settings with the flick of a switch to go from smooth and light yet enhanced flavor to powerful and lung-busting rips.
While I did like the versatility of the Pulsar APX VOLT V3, I was a bit disappointed at the lack of a fully adjustable temperature control to dial in my preferred settings, but it’s still not a deal-breaker.
After turning on the Pulsar APX VOLT V3, you simply press the power button three times to cycle through the preset voltages.
The Pulsar APX VOLT V3 doesn’t feature any lighting effects as other devices in this space but does come with an enhanced LED display.
Most vaporizers heat up in 30 seconds, but the Pulsar APX VOLT V3 wins the gold with its 5 second heating time.
Adding to this, it is equipped with a pure quartz cup coil-less cup chamber that is easy to access and provides you with the best vape flavor.
What’s in the Box?
You get all the essentials to get started with your vaping session in the box:
· Volt V3 battery
· Glass atomizer mouthpiece and cup
· Silicone dab container
· Dabber tool
· USB-C Charger
Operation and Maintenance
The Pulsar APX VOLT V3 is a no-brainer to operate, where you load the atomizer, select your desired voltage, press and hold the power button, or two rapid clicks for handsfree power mode, and inhale once the concentrate melts in 5 seconds.
With regards to maintenance, you can easily remove the glass mouthpiece, soak it into a container of isopropyl alcohol for an hour, remove and wipe it, rinse in cold water, and dry with a soft hand towel.
Given that the heating chamber of the Pulsar APX VOLT V3 uses a coil-less heating pad, you don’t have to worry about touching exposed heating coils.
To clean the Pulsar APX VOLT V3 chamber, turn the unit off, let the device cool, and wipe the inside of the chamber with isopropyl alcohol.
The APX VOLT V3 rings with a $70 dollar price tag, which seems inexpensive for its rich set of features, some only seen in much higher priced models in its segment.
Of course, there are myriad cheaper options out there, but if you want a no-frill vaping device that delivers great performance and durability, you really can’t go wrong with the APX VOLT V3.
Pulsar APX VOLT V3 Review Summary
The APX VOLT V3 is by no means the best vaporizer available, but if you’re looking for smooth hits, great battery life, quick heating time, and an LED display, it’s hard to beat.
It comes with everything you need to get started, so all you need is your favorite wax strain for a flavorful vaping session.
To top things off, the APX VOLT V3 is backed by a 1-year warranty against any manufacturer defects.
For anyone who has ever grown or catered to the needs of cannabis plants will understand the true meaning of a healthy yield. In particular, a yield that helps them taste the fruit of hard work. Though sometimes, the naivety of growers leads to a bad growing season.
As a result, a major group of cannabis growers either end up giving up the profession altogether or seek the expert advice of professional cultivators to address lingering issues. And amidst all this, there’s one thing our fellow cannabis enthusiasts learn – the art of keeping the plants healthy. More importantly, something that all novice growers look for – how to keep a cannabis plant healthy? Read on to find out more.
Stressors on Cannabis Plants
Just like humans, plants also go through stress. And the stress-causing factors are largely environmental or physical. They come in the form of water, high or low pH, excessive nutrients, age, irregular light cycles, environment, and insects. Being aware of all these factors is extremely crucial.
While some of them in moderation will lead to a good yield, anything excess or low can cause the plant health to deteriorate. This is to say that plants do not like to be surprised. A normal and familiar day is what they seek. As soon as your cannabis plant experiences a change, they deter from the path of health to deterioration.
So, it is extremely crucial to understand the potential of stress factors. Here’s a list of factors plants will witness during the development stage:
This type of stress occurs when you add an excessive or imbalanced amount of nutrients to the plant. Being able to understand what nutritional value means for your plant will always help you stay one step ahead.
The pH value will determine the plants’ ability to absorb water and other nutrients. If the pH value is really high or extremely low, the roots will automatically lock out the minerals your plant needs to grow.
The stomata cease to close when you are either watering your plants excessively or simply not keeping them hydrated enough. It is extremely essential to water your plants in a consistent manner.
The chances of external damages are unavoidable, but you can prune your crop carefully to ensure the branches stay intact. As for a broken branch, immediate repair is the key to avoid any further problems.
Be it a disease caused by biotic stress or insects attacking your crops frequently. Both the stress factors will cause your plant to suffer. So, you have to understand what type of insects attack which part of the plant. You have to constantly check for patterns.
For instance, some insects feed on the leaves while others feed on the stalk. Once you recognize the type of disease and insects killing your plants, it will be easier for you to start the treatment plan.
For indoor plants, pretty much everything is under your control. The only exception, in this case, is outdoor plants which require extra care because of environmental factors.
Use High-Quality Water
The quality of water you use to maintain the health of your plant determines the strength of your yield. So, take some time to figure out the source of water.
In other words, look for contaminants that are most likely hindering the growth of your yield. For instance, lead, mercury, microbiological contaminants, harsh minerals such as nitrates, and pesticides.
In order to do the same, get a water quality report, identify the contaminants in your water, and then identify the best water chemistry for your plants. To put things into perspective, here’s a brief explanation.
Plants are not good with water containing high levels of magnesium and calcium. This form of water is termed hard water. The same goes for water that you receive through municipal outlets. The only difference being that municipal water mainly consists of chloramine. Another ingredient that will most likely kill your cannabis plant.
As a general rule, any form of water will contain some or the other contaminating chemical. To ensure your crops get the best form of water, include a filter. Filtration agents such as reverse osmosis, water softeners, and carbon sediments will allow your plants to absorb what’s needed.
To put things into perspective, here’s a detailed explanation of how each filter works:
Carbon or Sediment Filters
These filters are essential for water that contains high levels of chloramine. A carbon filter will effectively block chlorine and other large sediments while keeping the PPM count in check. Not only this, but these filters also help reduce water waste to a great extent.
Reverse Osmosis Filters
An RO filter will remove 96% of the contaminants and help produce water free of chemicals, dirt, and several other contaminants. The only problem with this filter is its capability to produce wastewater as a byproduct. In other words, you might need to add pre-filters like the one mentioned above to increase its effectiveness.
You can use this as a pre-filter for water purification. All you have to do is place it before the RO filter to replace sodium chloride with calcium and magnesium.
Once all the filters are in place. And you are ready to use high-quality water for your plants, check the temperature and oxygen levels. Because dissolved oxygen will affect the overall health of your crops. The DO will also determine root growth, nutrient intake, and growth of bad bacteria. This is why it is crucial to either use cold water or maintain the temperature at 72 degrees Fahrenheit with a DO percentage between 5-8%.
Add Nutrients as per Requirement
Every cannabis yield goes through different stages of growth. The first being vegetative followed by flowering and the full development phase. You might be wondering what these stages have to do with the nutritional value.
Well, if you pay attention closely, you will realize that with every stage the nutrient requirements also change. For example, your cannabis plants will absorb increased amounts of nitrogen in the early stages. On the other hand, they will relatively use a higher concentration of phosphorus during the flowering stage and fewer amounts of nitrogen. This is why it is vital to focus on the nutrition formulae you purchase from the market.
In addition to this, you need to understand the efficacy of minerals. Simply put, not all minerals are identified as important for the growth and development of the plant as the ones mentioned below.
All these nutrients make up 90% of the plant. In particular, oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen in the form of water and air. The other nutrients are added to the plant in the form of minerals. You can commonly find these in concentrated liquids and solid salt-based powders. You just have to add these sources of minerals in a correct ratio to your crops.
If you’re not confident about the ratio, follow Liebig’s Law of the Minimum. The law states that the growth of a plant is not determined by the resources you have but by the scarcity of resources used in a balanced proportion. This is essentially a calculative way to say “the more the merrier is not always good.” Just like a balanced diet for humans, plants too require a properly maintained minerals diet.
Focus on Transpiration Before Irrigation
For those who do not understand the concept of transpiration before irrigation, here’s what you need to learn. Often people come up with questions: how many times do I need to water my plants in a day, or how much water should I give to my cannabis crop? Well, the answer is not easy but somewhere related to the process of transpiration. How? Let’s find out!
You see, during nighttime, transpiration stops. In contrast, the stomata beneath the leaves open for transpiration in the morning. This literally means that you have to stop watering your plants during the night. Also, it’s a bad idea to water your plants early in the morning. Instead, you must wait for an hour or more for the plants to begin the process of transpiration. And this is the exact point of time to water your cannabis crop.
For more details on how to water your cannabis plants, here’s are some easy tips:
To determine the point of hydration, pick the container holding the plant frequently. For example, weigh your plant when it is dry, when some of the water has evaporated, and when the plant is fully saturated. This way, you will understand how much water you need in order to maintain optimum levels of hydration on a regular basis.
If you are regularly adding nutrition to your crop, you will check two things. One, the ratio of nutrition (as discussed above), and two, the percentage of nutrition drained out with water. Frequent runoffs say about 10-20%, will keep the plant’s toxicity levels in check. However, without sufficient water drainage, the salts in the nutrients will build up and cause the plant health to deteriorate. Similarly, if you are not adding nutrients, you will be required to check the number of runoffs. The less the nutrients, the fewer the runoffs will be.
Touch the soil medium to water your plants again. In other words, the top 2.54 inches of the soil should be completely dry before you begin watering your plants again.
For advanced cultivation techniques, use water measuring meters. These digital sensors will allow you to log data and build an efficient plant watering routine.
Adjust the pH value according to the requirement of the plant. Do not let your crop flourish in a less acidic environment. Unlike the human body, cannabis plants need to grow in a slightly acidic habitat. So, it’s recommended to keep the soil pH value between 6.0-6.8 and 5.5-6.5 for hydroponics.
Also, take note of how you feed your plant. After all, the solutions and water you use determine the pH concentration too. And in order to do the same effectively, check the pH value of water and other mineral solutions using litmus paper or a pH meter.
If your plant does not meet the recommended ratio, adjust it with the help of acids available in nearby nurseries. It is most likely that even after applying extra cautionary measures, you will most likely get confused. But the best part is that there is no exact no for pH values. You just have to keep the ratio in mind and monitor it as frequently as you can. If you do the same, your plant will become capable of uptaking the correct amount of minerals.
Rest assured, when it comes to concentration levels, it is always wise to check pH first, as most mineral solutions will have different values – from highly acidic, to low, and moderate. Once you determine the right pH you will allow your plant to absorb maximum amounts of nutrients and water.
However, as soon as the pH levels skyrocket or fall below the required level, the roots will lock the minerals from uptaking anything. And you don’t want that to happen at any cost. So, don’t think of it as a herculean task, simply use a pH meter, measure the value as per requirement. And then go ahead and add whatever you need into the soil.
It’s crucial to notice the changes your cannabis crops go through. Be it something as little as light absorption or water retention. All these factors, whether big or small, will help you monitor the health of your plant. Not only this, but it will be easier for you to identify the problems related to cannabis cultivation before the entire crop goes bad. As for those who are growing cannabis for medical purposes, get a medical marijuana card in Oklahoma or your respective state. And grow increased limits while keeping all the above-mentioned points in mind.
Delta-8 is a cannabinoid compound that has gained popularity due to its resemblance to delta-9 THC, the primary component in hemp that causes pleasure, relaxation, calming, symptomatic alleviation, and other effects. The majority of cannabis cultivars contain significant levels of THC.
The similarities between the 2 cannabinoids are seen in their respective chemical compositions as well as their titles.
Delta-8 can have comparable effects to normal delta-9 THC, although it is considerably less powerful. THC comes in two unique forms that are available commercially: delta-8 and delta-9.
The legitimacy of Delta-8 is unknown at this time. The best quality of Delta-8 can be derived from hemp indica plants. However, to the 2018 farm bill, cannabis may now be cultivated and extracted lawfully throughout the United States, rendering Delta-8 permissible in states where delta-9 THC is illegal—at least in certain cases.
Almost all delta-8 THC on the marketplace currently is produced from cannabis Sativa CBD, making it, in principle, within a constitutionally lawful chain of origination.
Consumers in states where THC is prohibited want CBD products, yet delta-8 could be lawful in their area, although being less powerful than ordinary THC. To fulfill these increasing demands, several cannabidiol tools are scaling up Delta-8 extraction and exporting it throughout the United States.
Is Processing Delta-8 Cheap Or Expensive?
Delta-8 is derived primarily from hemp and cannabis Indica plants, both of which are nearly legal to cultivate in many parts of the world, including the United States.
CBD is often taken from hemp and processed into an isolate, which is then synthesised into Delta-8. As a result, delta-8 necessitates more processing, i.e. more time, to get the highest quality. As a result, Delta-8 processing is more expensive than producing ordinary CBD products, but the huge demand for it more than compensates for this.
How is Delta-8 different from conventional THC?
Delta-8 will feel substantially milder than conventional THC to most people, especially those who are already consuming some other CBD or THC supplements or who are smoking pot. If you are a newcomer to the THC world, Delta-8 may have a strong effect on you, depending on your body chemistry and dosage quantity.
So, you must be thinking about the potency of Delta-8 against standard THC and CBD products. To give you a rough idea, most manufacturers, who are making quality THC products, fill their Delta-8 gummies at a strength twice that of conventional THC products.
Delta-8 gummies are available as 25mg gummies, which means that half of one is 12.5mg, and a full gummy is 25mg, but their THC counterparts contain half of that.So you can be certain to have more euphoria, calmness, and relief after consuming quality Delta-8.
What are the potential advantages of Delta-8?
Many health problems, such as depression, chronic fatigue, and irregular eating habits, can be helped with Delta-8 consumption. If you’re taking medicine for any of these conditions, talk to a qualified physician before taking Delta-8 supplements.
Sadly, scientists do not yet have sufficient information regarding Delta-8 THC to prove that the advantages exceed the dangers, as studies and research on the subject is still limited. Some of the common advantages or benefits of Delta-8 (that has been observed or conducted by studies) are as follows –
Delta-8 may also aid in the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, according to certain studies. Delta-8, thus, helps in enhancing memory, cognition, and emotional excitement, which are all controlled by acetylcholine.
Delta-8’s influence on appetite control was observed by numerous experts and scholars. They came to the conclusion of the study by stating that even low doses of delta-8 induced an increase in food consumption by an individual.
Delta 8, like the other active components, helps the central nervous system manage potassium and calcium. This can aid in the improvement of brain function and while it also offers relief against several mental disorders.
Delta-8 has been found to be rich in antiemetic properties. Antiemetic drugs are conventional medications that are often used to address the side effects of opioid painkillers, anesthesia, and chemotherapy.
Delta-8 may help you get rid of pain-causing inflammation in your body. Furthermore, it has an impact on one’s mental impression of pain. As a result, Delta-8 may be highly beneficial for swelling inside the body, muscle spasms, and arthritis.
What are the effects of Delta-8?
Delta-8 users describe several of the identical properties like THC, including moderate euphoria, happiness, elevating sensations, and alleviation from various symptoms including pain, even though the molecule is considerably less powerful. Delta-8 can also aid in the treatment of insomnia.
THC-like negative effects include dry throat, eye irritation, cravings, short-term loss of memory, restlessness, and nervousness. It is essential to highlight that delta-8 has not been thoroughly investigated, and further study on its implications on mental and physical health is required.
Is consuming Delta-8 legal?
Hemp containing less than 0.3 percent delta-9 THC was authorized in the 2018 Farm Bill. That implies there are regulatory loopholes for goods having larger concentrations of delta-8 THC, as provided that they are derived from hemp with less than 0.3 percent delta-9 THC by weight basis.
Delta-8 THC, on the other hand, does not present in high concentrations in cannabis plants. That is, delta-8 is mostly produced by synthesizing CBD or delta-9 THC into delta-8 THC, which is prohibited.
Furthermore, the selling of goods possessing both delta-8 and delta-9 THC is legally prohibited under various state legislation. Furthermore, since delta-8 is artificially produced and poorly controlled, there has been an upsurge in complaints to poison control centers regarding its toxicity.
Since delta-8 THC is said to be considerably less powerful than delta-9 THC, further study is required to properly comprehend the compound’s possible negative consequences.
In general, there isn’t a clear-cut answer because it’ll depend on how many times you’ve used it and how frequent you’ve been smoking.
Typically, marijuana can be detected in body fluids ranging from one to thirty days after the last use. However, for individuals who smoke daily, it can be detected several months after their previous use.
How long will weed be detectable for drug tests
Drug tests commonly measure the metabolites in your body because they stay in your system long after the effects of weed have worn off. These metabolites are by-products of marijuana and are the primary indicator of drug use in the workplace.
The Mayo Clinic Proceedings have published their estimated time that weed can be detected in the urine based on the frequency of weed use:
Infrequent Users (up to three times per week) – Three Days
Modest Users – (four times per week) – Five to Seven Days
Daily Users – Ten to Fifteen Days
Chronic Users – (multiple times per day) – Over Thirty Days
Metabolites stay in the fatty lipids of your body, otherwise known as fat-soluble. This means those with a higher BMI will hold onto these metabolites for longer. Urine is by far the most common form of marijuana drug testing.
With blood tests, marijuana is typically detected at a much rapid rate. Within seconds of inhalation, weed can be identified in the bloodstream. It’s then distributed throughout the tissues. For infrequent users, it can be detected in the bloodstream for one or two days, while chronic users can be identified for over a month.
Marijuana can also be detected in saliva. In the case of infrequent users, it will only be detected from one to three days after use. And for heavy users, it can be discovered for up to twenty-nine days. Weed can only be detected if a person has smoked or ingested marijuana.
Marijuana can enter hair follicles near your scale through tiny blood vessels. These traces can be identified for as long as ninety days.
What factors affect how long Cannabis stays in your body
A myriad of factors plays a role in how long weed will stay in your system. Significant factors such as body mass index (BMI), gender, and age affect how your body will process and metabolize the drug. The more healthy habits you have, such as drinking water, eating clean, and exercising, the better chance you’ll have of your body metabolizing the weed.
Another critical factor is how frequently you smoke weed and how much dosage you take. The more frequent and higher the dose, the longer it will take to leave your system. Weeds with higher THC and marijuana that have been ingested tend to stick around longer as well.
Getting marijuana out of your system can be a stressful process, especially if you’re under close time constraints. There are a few remedies to help flush the weed out of your system faster through weed detox kits. This usually occurs by diluting your urine and adding natural herbal supplements such as vitamin B-12 and creatine to mask this dilution.
And of course natural detox works such as exercising, avoiding high fat and sodium foods, drinking lots of water, tea and lemon juice. The best way to help you pass your drug test is to immediately stop smoking marijuana once you are informed of the testing.
Spain’s weed culture is thriving. Cannabis clubs are everywhere in the larger cities like Barcelona and Madrid. Like the Netherlands, Spain is another country in Europe with pretty relaxed laws around weed use. Weed is legal to consume in Spain, however, there are a few caveats to the law you need to know about.
Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this article at the time of reading. We take no responsibility for any inaccurate information.
Spain Weed Laws
At a national level, weed is illegal to consume, cultivate or sell in Spain. It has however been decriminalized, opening up a lot of legal grey areas. Spain has a right to privacy law, which basically means some laws don’t have jurisdiction within the privacy and comfort of your home. The right to privacy law, along with the decriminalization means you more or less have legal weed in Spain. Lighting up in public however will not be tolerated and can still land you in trouble. The same goes for selling weed.
Due to the privacy laws, Spanish residents can grow cannabis plants at home, provided that they are not in public view. There’s also no set limit on the number of plants you can grow, however legally it must be deemed for personal use.
Although selling weed in Spain remains illegal, there are some legal loopholes that get around it. Cannabis Clubs are those loopholes.
In Spain, cannabis clubs are somewhat similar to coffeeshops in Amsterdam, however they operate in completely different ways. Coffeeshops are available to the entire adult public including tourists, are often advertised and can sell cannabis. Cannabis clubs on the other hand are only available to adult citizens of Spain, are not allowed to advertise, and can’t sell cannabis directly.
They are literally a club, and as such require membership. Some clubs even go as far as only granting membership if you know someone already in the club. You can smoke weed at them as they operate on private property. Cannabis clubs distribute weed to their members “for free”. In exchange for this members will contribute money to the club, to cover the costs of growing the weed and other costs associated.
Leaving cannabis clubs with weed on you is not encouraged, as this is still technically illegal. This also applies to anyone carrying weed with them in public. This reason lead to Catalonia amending its laws.
Legal Weed In Barcelona
Barcelona is a huge tourist hot spot for legal weed in Spain. This is mainly due to two factors. The first is that Barcelona is the capital city of Spain’s most recognized autonomous region, Catalonia. The second is that apart from Madrid, the nation’s capital, Barcelona is the only other city to have that true big city feeling. Because of these two reasons, Barcelona attracts a lot of tourism naturally.
Catalonia is currently the only region within Spain to have fully legalized recreational weed. The driving force behind this was a petition that gathered approximately 68,000 signatures from residents. This meant the Catalan government legally had to address the petition. At the time a lot of residents were caught possessing marijuana after leaving cannabis clubs, which still remained illegal. This prompted the public petition, which in turn lead to the amendments of the law. A large majority of the Catalan ministers supported the amendments, with 118 out of 127 ministers voting in favor.
These changes brought with it fairly tight regulations, as the Catalan government didn’t want Barcelona to turn into a new Amsterdam. Cannabis clubs can only operate as a club, not as a for-profit business. There’s also a 15 day waiting period between joining a club and accessing cannabis.
Another huge driver for cannabis culture in Barcelona is Spannabis, a huge cannabis conference. The first was held in 2002 and has been held every year since. The conference has everything from legal clinics to provide clarity around the region’s laws, to numerous entertainers, growers, breeders, doctors and more. It’s a great opportunity to learn about all aspects of the cannabis industry. For anyone interested in joining the emerging market it’s also a great networking opportunity.
Other Hot Spots For Tourists
Apart from Barcelona, you can find cannabis clubs and people openly smoking weed in most of the major cities. Madrid the nations capital is full of cannabis clubs, as is Valencia, the third largest city. In the South of the country Seville, Málaga and Granada are all fairly cannabis friendly cities. In the North, Bilbao and San Sebastian are great places to visit and are also fairly tolerant towards citizens and tourists smoking cannabis. The party island of Ibiza is also very tolerant towards cannabis (amongst other things).
Speaking of islands, the Canary Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Morocco is a must-visit. Apart from being very cannabis-friendly, these islands are the perfect mix between a tropical paradise fused together with Spanish culture. The largest island of Tenerife attracts around 4.9 million tourists per year, which is enormous when you consider that there are less than a million people that live there. Because of the large volume of tourists that visit the island each year, weed laws are very relaxed. Cannabis clubs aren’t hidden from the public eye nearly as much as they are on the mainland of Spain. Consuming in public is still illegal though, so although it’s easy to forget about that when visiting the tropical island, always keep that in mind.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the weed laws in the rest of Europe, have a read of our full list of all European countries.
Shitty Weed in Madrid
If you want to actually know what you’re consuming, sticking to flower might be your best bet. The very first scientific study conducted analyzing cannabis resin found most samples contained traces of human poo. A huge 88.3% of hashish samples tested were deemed unsuitable for consumption. The amount of E. coli (bacteria in feces) found was 500 times greater than both the European limit for fruit and tea, and the limit for weed in the United States.
This is a very alarming level, particularly given this is the first study conducted on cannabis resin. The study also found roughly 10% of samples tested contained a mold that can trigger infections in people with weak immune systems. It’s important to note however that the sample size was only 90 for this study, and was only conducted in Madrid.
Update: As of June 2021, cannabis is legal for private, recreational use in Mexico.
It looks like Mexico will soon become the next country to legalize recreational marijuana, sandwiching the United States between the two largest countries in the world to fully legalize cannabis. What does this mean for Mexico, the United States, and the global cannabis movement?
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North America Leading World Drug Reform
Mexico legalizing recreational marijuana would make it the fourth country in the world to do so at a federal level. Uruguay, Canada and Luxembourg are the first three countries to do so (or for Luxembourg’s case, will be). Other countries such as Spain, Australia and the United States have some states and regions that have legalized, however at a federal level recreational cannabis use still remains illegal.
North America is home to approximately 590 million people, accounting for a bit over 7.5% of the world’s population. Currently of those 590 million people, 130 million live in areas with legal recreational marijuana. 37.5 million of those people in Canada, and 92.5 million in the United States. Mexico legalizing marijuana would more than double the number of people living in legal areas to 262 million.
This would bring the percentage of North American citizens who live in areas with legal recreational cannabis to a whopping 44%. This figure dwarfs the values of Europe and South America who both sit around 1%.
Geographical Pressure for the US
With the US set to be surrounded by countries with legal weed, pressure will only be increasing for the country to legalize at a federal level. What this increased pressure results in however will largely be unknown until the 2020 presidential election is complete.
Texas remains the only US state that borders Mexico to not have legal marijuana of some form. New Mexico and Arizona both have legal medical cannabis, and California has legal medical and recreational cannabis. Currently Texas remains the most geographically West state on the mainland US to not be bordering a state or country with legal recreational marijuana. Of course this doesn’t really mean anything, but is an interesting geographical comparison. Mexico legalizing would mean South Dakota would then become the most Western state.
Mexico’s Changing Marijuana Laws
Recently Mexico has been making strides in their marijuana reforms. In June 2017, the country legalized medical marijuana.
Last year, for the fifth time, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition on marijuana was unconstitutional. This ruling was significant, as five similar rulings from the Supreme Court mean that a new standard is set within the country. Although setting a new standard, this is not yet legally binding. The Supreme Court set a deadline of October 24 2019 to lawmakers, to legalize marijuana. On October 18, 2019, Mexico’s congress revealed their legalization bill. The main points are as follows:
Buying and possessing cannabis would be legal for people 18 years or older
The “Cannabis Institute” would provide the regulation to this new industry
Products infused with cannabis (beverages, edibles etc) would only be legally available to medical marijuana patients
Consuming marijuana can only be done on private property
Strict packaging regulation would be in place to deter minors from consuming cannabis
Preference would be given to small and local businesses for licensing
Mexico’s Missed Marijuana Deadline
The Supreme Court’s initial deadline of October 24 2019 was not met. One of the biggest reasons for this is thought to be big businesses potentially missing out on this new market. With licensing deals being heavily preferenced to local growers, suppliers, and retailers, Mexican lawmakers were aiming to keep as much money from this new industry within their country.
The benefits of this are obvious, however this would also come with a few downsides. Scalability could see huge hurdles to overcome, as smaller businesses could fail to keep up with demand, fueling the black market further.
On November 1, 2019 the Supreme Court of Mexico granted Mexico’s Senate a six month extension for legalization. The new deadline for legalization is April 30 2020. This granted extension was “one time only” as highlighted by the courts. Given it’s a deadline, this new date is the absolute latest that lawmaker’s have to legalize marijuana in Mexico. Of course legalization could happen earlier than this, however current signs point to legalization before 2020 being very unlikely.
Billion Dollar Industry
Recently Mexico has undergone huge economic growth and rejuvenation. Although peaking in 2014, Mexico’s GDP has increased from 900 USD billion to 1223 USD billion over the last decade. Their life expectancy has almost caught up to the US, with the average citizen living 76.1 years compared to the United States 80 years in 2017. This is a huge increase compared to 1960, where Mexico’s life expectancy of 57 was 12.7 years behind the United States.
Mexico still remains a developing country however, so the legal cannabis industry could provide extra tax revenue which could be used within the health, education and transport sectors. An estimate by The Motley Fool predicted Mexico to have the world’s fourth largest cannabis market by 2024.
United States – $30.1 billion USD
Canada – $5.18 billion USD
Germany – $1.35 billion USD
Mexico – $1.02 billion USD
United Kingdom – $547 million USD
Mexico Will Have Legal Marijuana
Adult use marijuana in Mexico is a matter of when, not if. The United States being fully surrounded by legal cannabis is a matter of when, not if. The Lone Star State of Texas sharing a border with legal cannabis is a matter of when, not if.
Algeria is the largest country in Africa, with the vast Sahara desert covering over 80% of the land. Population-wise, Algeria is the 9th most populous country in Africa, with most of its population living along the coastline, close to Spain and its half legal weed society.
Although Algeria’s population is largely Muslim, support for a more relaxed cannabis environment within the country is definitely present, although still a slim minority.
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Algeria’s Place in Africa
Algeria has the highest human development index out of all African nations that are part of the mainland continent. Only Mauritius and Seychelles, two small island nations beat out Algeria. The human development index measures life expectancy, education, and per capita incomes. The higher the score, the more developed the country is considered, at least for this specific equation anyway.
Algeria had a score of 0.748 based on 2019 data, the most recent data at the time of publishing. This puts the country higher than Fiji but lower than Moldova.
Weed Laws in Algeria
In Algeria, the legal status of weed is the same as most of the world – illegal. According to Seniseeds.com, six months in prison might happen for anyone using or just possessing cannabis in Algeria. Unsurprisingly, growing, selling, trafficking, and gifting cannabis and cannabis products is also illegal. Large-scale trafficking can result in up to 20 years behind bars.
Algeria borders Morocco, the world’s largest exporter of hash. This has been a contributing factor to a recent crackdown on trafficking within the country. CBD and CBD products are also illegal in Algeria.
What’s Next for Weed in Algeria?
Algeria is a very unlikely contender to legalize weed anytime soon. Although still unlikely, the most feasible path to legalization would likely be pressure from its neighboring countries.
Out of all of Algeria’s neighbors, Morocco is looking the most likely to legalize weed in the future (although these chances are slim too). Last year in 2020 Morocco voted yes to reschedule cannabis in a United Nations vote, making it and South Africa the only yes votes within Africa.
Algeria, who also voted on the rescheduling, voted no.
Thanks to Cuba recently opening up to the rest of the world, and in particular the US, travel to the Caribbean nation has been on the rise. But while the words Cuban and cigar frequent together, Cuban and cannabis do not. That’s because weed is illegal in Cuba. Although the legal status of weed in Cuba matches 98% of the rest of the world, there are a few key differences in how it’s viewed, and potential punishments.
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Weed Laws Of Cuba
So Cuba still has the death penalty for possessing, cultivating, and trafficking drugs. That includes weed. Even though Cuba has recently opened up to the rest of the world, that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.
Cuba has one of the lowest homicide rates amongst Latin American countries. Its leaders largely believe this to be because of their tough-on-drugs stance. While some countries like Canada and Australia have legalized/partially legalized and maintain very low homicide rates, other countries see a huge influx of violence caused by drug-related crime.
Medical Marijuana In Cuba
If there’s one thing Cuba has going for itself, it’s healthcare. The communist nation has some genuinely great healthcare on a global standard. That’s not my opinion though, that’s the opinion of Ban Ki-Moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations. While its healthcare system is the envy of many nations, it still lacks any cannabis-based medicines, including CBD.
If you have a medical marijuana prescription and are traveling to Cuba, don’t assume this will mean you’ll avoid any trouble. Weed in all its forms is illegal in Cuba. Your prescription likely won’t mean anything to the local authorities, so because of this, don’t bring medical marijuana to Cuba.
Weed Tourism In Cuba
So if you haven’t been reading closely yet, let me make it clear that Cuba is not known for its weed tourism. Herb has reported that $20 will only buy you a gram of weed. But not just any weed, brick weed filled with stems and seeds. Smoking brick weed while risking the death penalty doesn’t seem like a risk worth taking.
While a lot of other Caribbean nations are warming to the idea of legalization, Cuba is not one of them. Instead of seeking out cannabis on your holiday, switch this out for Cuban cigars or rum. The legal status of weed in Cuba doesn’t look set to change anytime soon.