How To Choose The Best Convection Vaporizer Without Breaking Your Bank

Vaping technology has single handedly changed the way we consume cannabis, and it’s here to stay. Believe it or not, vaporizers have origins going back to 1963 when a “smokeless tobacco cigarette” patent was first proposed by Herbert Gilbert. Yet, it wasn’t until 2003 when inventor Hon Lik patented the modern electronic cigarette to curb his own smoking addiction that the benefits of the vaporizing really started to take to the masses. 

While vaporizers have been available on the market for roughly 16 years now, many are still confused on how they operate and what the difference is between convection and conduction heating. If you have been asking yourself similar questions, let us break it down for you. Vaporizers heat in three ways: Conduction, convection, and hybrid heating. Conduction heating involves placing cannabis or cannabis concentrates onto a heated surface. Convection heating, on the other hand, involves heating the air that encounters the cannabis or cannabis extract, using either an internal fan or through the process of inhalation. Hybrid vaporizers combine both heating systems. While conduction vaporizers have been available on the market longer, convection vaporizers offer a superior vaporizing experience, boasting cleaner flavor, evenly distributed heat covering more surface area and no combustion which could prove harmful to the lungs. Some might argue, best of all, that it also allows you to use your weed twice.

Unfortunately, convection vaporizers have been notoriously expensive, alienating users new to vaporizing or looking for a bargain—that is, until now.

Welcome to the best convection vaporizer under $100, the Linx Eden

We are Linx Vapor, a SoCal based, health conscious and technology driven vaporizer brand with a mission to expand the boundaries of the market as we know it today. Our cannabis line of vaporizers has landed many top awards by leading industry media such as Forbes, High Times, Gizmodo, Leafly, and Herb.

Over the past few years, our customers have given us some amazing feedback on our award-winning products and it always seems to boil down to the same few things: Flavor, technology and affordability. The result is something we couldn’t wait to share with all of you. Our team is happy to introduce the best convection vaporizer for under $100, the Linx Eden.  We stand by our word, now let us tell you why. 

Inspired by a minimalistic design, the Eden is stripped down to only the essentials, flavor and vapor. The device is packed with the latest technologies to optimize flavor delivery, including a true convection heating system, pure quartz chamber, and dual use capabilities – allowing simultaneous use of both dry herb and concentrates with the included “Lava Plate” concentrate pads. The Linx Eden can truly unlock the flavor of your herb.  

And yes, you read that right, the Eden lets you use your herb twice. How does this work you may ask? The Eden’s convection heating system activates cannabis molecules (THC-A or CBD-A) by a process called decarboxylation. While combustion triggers these molecules, they are destroyed. Convection heating on the other hand not only activates, but preserves them. After vaping, the nice brown leftovers can be then used in a variety of ways, from cannabutter to a food garnishment that will get the job done (and quite well, may we add.) 

At this point, we know what you’re thinking. If all the Eden’s technologies are this advanced and its design is made of only the highest-grade materials, how can we possibly offer it at such a low price? Comparable models can easily cost as high as $200- $300, yet the Eden comes in well under that at $99.99. While we’ve done our homework and opted for the latest vaping technologies and materials that are needed to make a great vaporizer, we had to trade off on features such as variable temperatures or a designer shape. (If those features are more up your alley, click here to learn more about the award winning Linx Gaia) 

Even with such tradeoff, the Eden’s long list of attributes for the price are still unrivaled. Every Linx Eden features four pre-programmed temperature settings and comes complete with an interchangeable silicone sleeve, magnetic mouthpiece cap, cleaning brush, glass mouthpiece, USB charger, filter screens, and medical grade stainless steel.

We have also remained on the forefront of health consciousness, minimizing the use of plastics throughout our entire product line. The Eden is no exception. It uses air instead of silica gel to insulate heat production.  Furthermore, Linx has completely removed the plastic insulation section in the chamber itself. Such design is so unique and novel that it separates us from other mainstream vaporizers. 

It is this type of dedication- a constant pursuit of the prefect balance of value, experience and innovation that has put us on the map. The Eden is keeping the momentum going, already taking the title of “Best Dry Herb Vaporizer Under $100” by Medium as well as placing #1 on the Vape Guide’s “Best Dry Herb Vaporizer List Under $100 by The Vape Guide.

We know you’ve got a lot of options to choose from these days, but there’s a reason our Linx fam continues to grow. Try the Eden for yourself and learn more on how we are shaking things up in the vaporizer industry.  This one’s dedicated to all of you!

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Philadelphia University Announces New Cannabis Industry MBA Program

The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia announced last week that it would begin offering a Master of Business Administration degree program focusing on the cannabis industry. The university is currently enrolling students in the Cannabis Industry Option MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business program and will begin conducting classes online in September.

Founded in 1821 as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, the University of the Sciences now offers more than 30 degree programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields.

Andrew Peterson, the executive director of the University of the Sciences Substance Use Disorders Institute, said in a press release that the new degree program will help train business professionals for the quickly growing legal cannabis industry.

“There are many unique aspects to the medical cannabis and hemp industries, and those in this new industry have been testing the waters for the last few years,” Peterson said. “This new program will help to formalize those teachings for those currently in the cannabis industry, entering the field, or interested in other fields associated with the industry.”

Teaching the Business of Cannabis

The new cannabis MBA program at the University of the Sciences, which the university says is the first of its kind in the United States, will be offering coursework that includes education in the business of cannabis, hemp, and dispensary operations. The option includes four elective courses that were created in partnership with the Substance Use Disorders Institute with input from cannabis industry professionals.

Coursework in the program will include Introduction to the Medical Cannabis Industry; Finance and Regulation in the Medical Cannabis Industry; Cannabis Marketing and Sales, and a project-based course where students will work to write a business plan or bring a product to market.

Peterson added that as cannabis legalization continues to spread, the new industry will see new opportunities to integrate with more conventional business sectors.

“As the industry grows, and the potential for medical cannabis to converge with the pharmaceutical industry, a specialization in pharmaceutical and healthcare business will be an asset to those in the cannabis industry,” said Peterson. “A combination of healthcare, pharmaceutical, and cannabis business knowledge and expertise will be incredibly valuable as graduates move forward in their career.”

The University of the Sciences MBA program is the second graduate degree program focusing on the cannabis industry to launch recently. In June, the University of Maryland revealed that it was launching a Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics degree program.

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Cannabis Church Goes High Tech

A new cannabis-inspired multi-sensory experience in Orlando, Florida is blending music, light, live performers, and theatrical effects with a spiritual message about overcoming life’s obstacles. The production, titled “The Reflections Show,” was created by cannabis advocate and technology artist Joseph Andrew.

As the owner and visionary of “The Reflections Show,” Andrew has set out to create an experience that is both uplifting and cathartic. To do this, he combines his message with an audio-visual production that includes elements such as music, live performances, and state-of-the-art lighting effects.

“I saw there was a void in lighting productions at cannabis churches so I wanted to design something from the heart that had a lot of programming behind it so you could really feel the energy of the technology and our message,” says Andrew. “The main goal is to create a fundamental mind shift in the way people think and treat each other by using mega-church technology.”

Joseph Andrew

Addressing the Stigma Around Cannabis

Andrew believes that the experience has the power to change people’s attitudes about marijuana and how it can be incorporated into a healthy and spiritual lifestyle.

“We are breaking the stigmas surrounding cannabis by creating an all-inclusive haven molded by a new generation of conscious minds,” Andrew says about the mission of the Reflections Ministry.Without a plan, the best ideas are only dreams and at Reflections ministry, it becomes a place of opportunity, guidance, and transformation. There is no intrinsic value that can buy the passion we possess deep within, or our beliefs of the power of plant healing alternatives. Thus, we are using state of an art technology, light, and sound to bring spirituality and plant culture together.”

Joseph Andrew

High Tech Production

Augmenting the sensory experience with massage chairs and 3D glasses, the audience is treated to an artistic mix of intelligent lighting effects, video projection, transcendent music, and live performers including DJs, dancers, and acrobats. Further drama and excitement are built through the use of analog theatrical effects including fog, foam, bubbles, and confetti, adding to the production value. Each show ends with a message of inspiration and personal growth from Andrew for those in attendance to contemplate.

To create the show, Andrew controls the lighting and other effects with advanced software and  high-tech lighting consoles.

“It takes hundreds of hours to execute the programming for a single song,” says

Andrew, “I’ve spent thousands of hours over the years just refining how it all interphases and comes together.”

Joseph Andrew

Ministry Plans to Support Local Community

Andrew already has ideas for the expansion of the Reflections ministry and is seeking sponsors and investors to help fuel its growth. Plans for the future include the construction of a cafe featuring plant-based comfort foods from Jaya Bressack. The venue will also be available to rent for seminars, weddings, video production, and other private events.

Andrew’s ministry also plans to support the local community by hosting fundraisers, food drives, and counseling services. A donation of 5 percent of the revenue raised will be donated to the advocacy group the Marijuana Policy Project to support its work fighting for the reform of cannabis laws.

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The Creator

Joseph Andrew is not your average tech-head. From a young age, he showed an uncanny aptitude for repairing electronics and seemed to naturally understand computer software and technology, while gravitating towards ambient lighting and electronic music. It wasn’t until later in life he discovered the ability to affect the energy in his environment using lighting and music which he would eventually master and choreography down to the millisecond.

Joseph Andrew

Inspiration from Cannabis

Through his formative years, Joseph was able to connect with his creative side using cannabis, which he feels has been bestowed to us by a higher power. Cannabis provided him the strength needed to get through the hard times and realize his life’s purpose by creating something meant for everyone to enjoy. His favorite strains include Blue Dream, Juicy Fruit, AC/DC, Granddaddy Purple, Durbin Poison, Jack Herer, and White Widow.

Joseph Andrew

Opportunities

With either your ROI investment, a pledge, or sponsorship, Reflections will be given the opportunity to do more than grow, it will blast off into a new dimension of entertainment on par with many of today’s leading productions. But one thing that sets this show apart from any others is its heart and soul, and its message of hope that inspires healing and transcendence. Without a doubt, this is an amazing opportunity for anyone to be involved with, a production that owns its potential to be ‘the next big thing’. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

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Jobs

Growing a movement like Reflections will create many wellpaying Jobs in our community.

Videographers, Editors, Audio Engineers, Camera Operators, Lighting Technicians, & front of house personal to name a few.

Reasons to get involved

  1. Reflections consist of over eight years of relentless research and development with 500K in investments.
  2. Years of sweat equity, huge sacrifices, passion for our project and the message it delivers that makes the audience part of the show.
  3. 5% of all donations will go directly to MPP (Marijuana Policy Project) in their efforts to continue changing the laws of prohibition. Also, we want to give back to the community in ways to enrich others and help them on their journey to enlightenment.
  4. We have already test marketed our show to over 300 people, many lives have been changed while also bringing the hope & unity that many are seeking.
  5. Reflections will help to break the stigma on Cannabis allowing more people to indulge in a safer, more educated & responsible way.

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The Future

In addition to being a place for finding inspiration, Reflections will open its doors to aerial yoga/meditation, weddings, private parties, filming and photography, musical events/bands, seminars.  There will be a plant-based café run by Jaya Bressack, who has over 15 years cooking experience with a specialty in plant-based comfort food. Also, With an advanced menu for special events.

Continuing to develop as it breaks through its Beta phase, Reflections will expand into a full-blown production with the addition of more lights, a larger theater, more performers and surround sound.

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El cannabis y la salud mental: trastorno bipolar.

Los expertos en salud mental advierten que el cannabis puede no ser un tratamiento adecuado para el trastorno bipolar.

El trastorno bipolar, con la misma probabilidad de afectar a hombres y mujeres, hace que el estado de ánimo, la energía y la claridad mental de una persona varíen enormemente. Tal fluctuación lleva a la persona a experimentar olas de manía y depresión. La mayoría de los pacientes experimentan la aparición del trastorno bipolar alrededor de los 25 años, aunque los adolescentes y los niños pueden desarrollar el trastorno bipolar en menor proporción que los adultos. En total, el 2,6% de la población de EE. UU. Tiene trastorno bipolar.

Existen cuatro tipos de trastorno bipolar, con síntomas que van desde sentirse increíblemente positivo y energizado, hasta deprimido y sin energía. Dependiendo del tipo de bipolar que tenga una persona, los síntomas pueden incluir un aumento de la actividad, problemas para dormir, agitación, pensamiento rápido, patrones de habla rápidos y comportamientos de riesgo. Otros pueden sentirse con poca energía, incapaces de encontrar la felicidad, incapaces de concentrarse, experimentando una pérdida de apetito y posiblemente considerar la autolesión.

Melissa Vitale dirige una empresa de publicidad de cannabis con sede en Nueva York. Después de luchar con sus emociones durante toda su vida, finalmente se le diagnosticó un trastorno bipolar. “Mi estado de ánimo incontrolable a menudo me hacía sentir como si estuviera en la cima del mundo. Yo era la niña más feliz y más útil. Cuando mi estado de ánimo cambió, sin embargo, sentí una pared de emoción que me impedía ver con claridad. Estaría hirviendo de ira y queriendo golpear, patear, golpear o insultar a cualquiera que no me estuviera diciendo que todo estaba bien “.

A los doce años, empezó a autolesionarse, lo que la hizo sospechar que tenía un trastorno bipolar. 

Con millones de personas solo en Estados Unidos que tratan el trastorno bipolar, tanto los pacientes como los médicos siempre están buscando el tratamiento adecuado que pueda ayudar. Algunos recurren a la marihuana para darse un capricho. A menudo, esto se hace por medios ilegales: el trastorno bipolar no es una condición de calificación común para los programas de cannabis medicinal de los estados. A pesar de esto, una parte de las personas que viven con el trastorno bipolar insiste en incluir el cannabis en su tratamiento.

Algunos estudios sugieren que este no es un método viable. Un estudio de junio de 2017 de la Universidad de Washington sobre los efectos de la marihuana en la salud mental descubrió que “el consumo de marihuana y los trastornos por consumo de cannabis son notablemente más frecuentes entre las personas con trastornos del espectro bipolar en comparación con la población general y las personas con alguna enfermedad mental”.

El análisis observó informes que afirmaban lo contrario, su estudio encontró varias asociaciones adversas. Las cuales mencionan:

“Con respecto a los trastornos del espectro bipolar, el uso de la marihuana se asocia con un empeoramiento de los episodios afectivos, síntomas psicóticos, ciclos rápidos, intentos de suicidio, disminución de la remisión a largo plazo, un funcionamiento global más deficiente y una mayor discapacidad. “Los pacientes bipolares que dejan de usar marihuana durante un episodio maníaco / mixto tienen resultados clínicos y funcionales similares a los que nunca lo hacen, mientras que el uso continuo se asocia con un mayor riesgo de recurrencia y un funcionamiento más deficiente”.

El Dr. Paul Song es una autoridad en cannabis medicinal, además de formar parte de la junta nacional de Physicians for Health. Señaló estudios adicionales que sugieren que el consumo de cannabis no se recomienda para personas con trastorno bipolar.

“La investigación ha encontrado que los pacientes con trastorno bipolar que consumen cannabis han aumentado los episodios maníacos y depresivos, los resultados son más deficientes del tratamiento y el cumplimiento, y presentan su primer episodio maníaco a una edad más temprana”, dijo en una respuesta escrita, que también incluyó el estudio vinculado. Aquí.

A pesar de las sugerencias de algunos de los médicos, muchas personas han recurrido al cannabis de todos modos. En algunos casos, las personas comenzaron a consumir cannabis para tratar los síntomas que no descubrirían que eran trastornos bipolares hasta mucho más tarde. En otros, los pacientes recurrieron al cannabis como una opción médica cuando fueron diagnosticados.

Jeff Allen es un paciente de Cannabis de 27 años de Ontario, Canadá. Fue diagnosticado con trastorno bipolar hace nueve años y comenzó a consumir cannabis dos años después, a la edad de 20 años. El intérprete de teatro musical dijo que sus síntomas eran tan graves que no podía interactuar en público durante casi dos años.

En una respuesta escrita, Allen dijo que el cannabis le salvó la vida y cambió su mundo. “Durante los extremos, alto o bajo, es como si mi cerebro fuera un automóvil y el acelerador se empujara al piso. Después de la medicación, es como si ese pedal se cayera del suelo y volviera a poner mi cerebro por debajo del límite de velocidad “.

Vitale se encontró luchando a principios de sus veinte años antes de buscar ayuda por sugerencia de su entonces novio. Incluso entonces, la confirmación de su condición no fue bien recibida. “Fue un camino largo y difícil llegar allí, pero una vez que lo hice a los 22 años, detesté de inmediato el diagnóstico bipolar, olvidando que me había diagnosticado correctamente una década antes. Mi médico, en el día de mi diagnóstico, me dijo que me había automedicado con cannabis durante toda la universidad “.

Ella dijo que su regreso a casa del médico estaba lleno de ira, pero eso cambiaría después de fumar antes de irse a casa para la clase. Ella ya no estaba enojada. “En 10 minutos y en un cuenco lleno, mi estado de ánimo había terminado en 180. Sabía que los médicos y Melissa de 12 años tenían razón: yo era bipolar”.

El defensor del cannabis y paciente Mickey Nulf comenzó a usar cannabis a los 11 años, pero no fue diagnosticado con trastorno bipolar hasta aproximadamente 13 años después. Dicho esto, el joven de 29 años ahora siente que sabía algo sobre sí mismo mucho antes del diagnóstico. “Siento que incluso cuando era tan joven, estaba usando cannabis para ayudar con algo, pero no lo entendía del todo”.

Nulf explicó que durante muchos años, su uso sería un conjunto con medicamentos farmacéuticos prescritos. Sin embargo, él escogería ir solo con cannabis en torno a su diagnóstico.

“He elegido seguir consumiendo cannabis porque las píldoras siempre han sido reparaciones temporales o adormecimiento de la vida donde el cannabis me ha permitido experimentar la vida”. Por primera vez. Estoy más feliz en general. Mis saltos no son tan bajos, y mis subidas no son tan temibles. Soy capaz de regular y disfrutar de lo que me rodea en lugar de dejar que el mundo me pase por alto “.

Olivia Alexander, dueña de un negocio de cannabis, es otra de las que renuncia a los medicamentos. Lo hizo usando CBD.

El fundador de los productos Kush Queen CBD pasó siete años combinando productos farmacéuticos para tratar su trastorno bipolar. Ella dijo que este ciclo dejó su sistema inmunológico disparado. Eventualmente, comenzaría a usar 100 mg de CBD por vía oral cada día. Ella escribió cómo el CDB juega un papel importante en su plan de cuidado. “No fue tan simple como verter CBD en él, pero con la combinación de terapia, dieta, ejercicio y CBD oral / tópico, pude dejar la medicación”.

Mientras Alexander y Nulf decidieron no usar ningún producto farmacéutico, otros optaron por mantener ambos en su plan de tratamiento. Alexander explicó: “Es importante para mí tener en cuenta que, en mi experiencia, dejar los medicamentos no es la mejor opción para todos. He visto a miembros de la familia beneficiarse de el CDB en combinación con medicamentos recetados, supervisados ​​por un médico “.

Ella agregó: “La salud mental no es una talla para todos y tampoco lo es el CDB; sin embargo, funcionó para mí y cambió mi vida en el proceso “.

La conclusión es estar seguro de hablar con los profesionales médicos antes de tomar cualquier decisión. Algunos pueden tener dificultades para encontrar respuestas a través de sus médicos, gracias en gran parte a las regulaciones vigentes de los EE.UU. Este problema puede hacer que una persona no pruebe el cannabis como tratamiento. O bien, podrían terminar intentándolo de una manera poco legal.

“Lo que hago no está sancionado por el estado en el que vivo”, dice Vitale. “Compro todo mi cannabis ilegalmente, pero la forma en que lo consumo no es criminal. Me salvó la vida y me dio la capacidad de ser un ser humano normal “.

Si bien eso puede sonar bien, Vitale también enfatizó que esto no siempre será así. Ella lo llama “una hermosa alegoría para la vida”.

“Hay algunos días en que mi estado de ánimo, no importa lo que haga, se deprimirá. Como a veces, no importa cuánto planifiques, la vida te arroja una mierda a la vez. A veces tienes que atravesar el infierno, pero siempre, siempre mejorará “.

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Thai Lawmakers Reportedly Pushing for Medical Marijuana Research

In Thailand, there is a long cultural tradition of using cannabis for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. Like many of its neighboring countries in Southeast Asia, however, Thailand has historically imposed harsh anti-drug laws that strongly penalize cannabis cultivation and use. But late last year, the nation of nearly 70 million people became the first in the region to legalize medical cannabis. And now, Thai lawmakers are pushing to develop policies aimed at creating a robust medical cannabis industry.

In a policy document released July 21 ahead of a key national assembly debate set for Thursday, Thai leaders call for accelerating research and developing technologies to bring marijuana, hemp and other medicinal herbs into the country’s medical industry. The policy document also sets out the unique goal of enabling all Thai citizens to grow and sell cannabis for medical purposes.

Thai Lawmakers Propose Policies to Jumpstart Medical Marijuana Industry

In March 2019, Thailand held its first election since the 2014 military coup d’état that installed coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minster. Following the controversial March elections, Prayuth held on to power to head up Thailand’s civilian government with a ruling coalition of 19 parties. One of the largest parties of that coalition, the Bhumjaithai Party, made developing Thailand’s medical cannabis industry a central part of its agenda. And since the election, the party has been demanding policy action from Thai lawmakers and the prime minister.

One of the leading voices pushing to make medical marijuana a part of the government’s agenda is Bhumjaithai party leader Anutin Charnvirakul. Charnvirakul serves as deputy prime minster and health minister. And in statements to Thai media, Charnvirakul has called for changes to the banned drugs list and new rules to make it easier for hospitals to prescribe drugs containing CBD and THC.

The health minister has also called for highly permissive cultivation laws that would permit all Thais to grow and produce medical cannabis to make money. All of those demands are part of a policy document Reuters obtained Sunday. “The study and technological development of marijuana, hemp and other medicinal herbs should be sped up for the medical industry to create economic opportunity and income for the people,” the policy document said.

Policy Shift Could Position Thailand as Major Regional Cannabis Supplier

Support for a legal medical marijuana industry is widespread across Thailand and backed by the ruling military government. Late last year, the military-appointed National Legislative Assembly approved medical marijuana legalization with a vote of 166 to 0 (13 abstaining). After the vote, the lawmaker in charge of drafting the medical marijuana bill called its passage “a New Year’s gift from the National Legislative Assembly to the government and the Thai people.”

Indeed, economic analysts predict a medical marijuana industry in Thailand could be a gift to the whole region. According to Bloomberg, the forecast for the legal cannabis market in Asia is expected to grow to $8.5 billion over the next five years. Those projections are prompting some in Prime Minister Prayuth’s coalition to push for full recreational legalization. It’s a move that has the support of deputy prime minister and health minister Charnvirakul, whose positions in government make it easy for him to change regulations and laws surrounding cannabis cultivation and patient access.

The Thai government is also taking steps to prevent its nascent industry from being overtaken by international cannabis conglomerates. Sopon Mekthon, who heads Thailand’s medical cannabis research efforts with the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, said “we want to be a leader in marijuana. And we have traditional Thai medicine knowledge that’s over 300 years old.”

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