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Vaping vs. Smoking Cannabis: What’s The Difference?



This article was originally published on NisonCo and appears here with permission.

Photo of NisonCo pitcher Kelly Ebbert with Dip Devices’ EVRI and pre-rolled RAW cones via the Daily High Club.

To be a leading PR agency for cannabis, hemp, CBD, and Delta-8 THC, you need to know a thing or two about cannabis and its derivatives. We’ve shared several blogs about our cannabis knowledge, from which conferences to keep an eye out for in 2021 to common cannabis misconceptions. For this reason, we want to go into detail about two common consumption methods and answer questions that you may have already thought of but didn’t know who to ask. As you probably know, there are several ways to consume cannabis, including using tinctures, edibles, and more. Two of the most popular methods of using cannabis are smoking and vaping. What are some similarities? What about the differences? Let’s explore.

Regardless of the method, cannabis must be heated to produce psychoactive effects. This is due to the process of decarboxylation, which activates the compounds in the cannabis plant and releases cannabinoid abilities. Decarboxylation can occur instantly when cannabis is smoked or vaporized. However, there are some interesting differences between the two methods of consumption. Here are your questions answered.

What’s up with smoking?

Smoking has long been touted by experienced cannabis users as a fantastic way to consume cannabis. The method used is smoking when cannabis is burned, which, among other things, releases the desired cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. Cannabis and hemp users smoke cannabis in different ways alike. Some consumers buy smokable flowers and roll them into a cigarette / rolling paper or wrap them in a glass or ceramic piece. Others buy cannabis or CBD pre-rolls to test. In addition to flowers, consumers often indulge in hashish and kief.

What about vaping?

Vaping is another popular method of inhaling cannabis use. Vaporizing is administered by heating dried flowers, extracted cannabis plant fluids, or concentrated oils by inhalation. Vaping is newer to the scene than its smoking counterpart, but has attracted a lot of attention for many good reasons. Essentially, vaporizing works by heating the chosen substance below its combustion point. This method allows users to experience psychoactive effects, but with fewer toxins. In addition, because of the lower temperature, more terpenes are typically preserved through evaporation. To vaporize cannabis extracts, concentrates are placed on a nebulizer, which then heats and melts the concentrates, which are then inhaled. Popular vaping options include products like dry herb vaporizers, electric dab straws, and e-liquid vapes.

Let’s talk about the pros and cons

About health:

Vaping has often been viewed as a safer method of consumption. Some studies have shown that vaping releases fewer toxins than smoking, and there is no risk of tar build-up because it is not inhaled. Vaping could also reduce some of the risks associated with smoking, such as: B. the likelihood of skin damage and lower exposure to carcinogens. Smoking cannabis can also cause inflammation and lead to problems such as coughing and increased mucus production, as well as irritation to the respiratory tract. However, there is some evidence that vaping has its problems too. Some consumers have been injured from vaporizer use due to lung injury from e-cigarettes or from the use of vapor products (EVALI). EVALI has been shown to cause side effects such as nausea, cough, chest pain and shortness of breath, with some having serious side effects. Smoking with a filter can curb some of the negative health effects of smoking. Filters reduce the number of harsh toxins, and this can be a helpful option for those looking to smoke.

Heating methods:

Of course, there are more than just differences in health effects between smoking and vaping. Another prime example is that vaporizers are electronic. Unlike traditional smoking methods, vaporizers rely on electricity to operate, which means they must be charged in order to be used. This can cause problems when you are out and about and not near an electrical outlet. Smoking, which existed before electricity, requires nothing but some paper or a piece of glass and an open flame. Both heat sources have their own risks. Open flames can cause problems indoors, just as electrical outlets can cause a short circuit.

What about the cost?

Smoking and vaping are both considered inexpensive; However, this largely depends on what you are addressing. For example, vaping flowers can save money in the long run. This is because you are actually using less of the plant vaporizing the flower than you are smoking it. This in turn can save you money and at the end of the session the flower can be reused and used for things like edibles. However, vaporizers can come with high up-front costs as the technology is quite expensive, especially if you’re looking to get a long-lasting device. On the other hand, vaporizing other materials such as extracts and oils can often be expensive depending on the frequency of use. In addition to buying a vaporizer, you will need to buy extracts or oils, which can cost significantly more than flowers.

Taste preference

The differences in vaping and smoking can also often boil down to taste preferences. Some vape users swear by it that vaping can improve the taste of terpenes, especially when in bloom, as terpenes are often left intact and well preserved. In addition, some people like to vaporize their products because the scent isn’t as strong and doesn’t “stick” as is often the case with cannabis smoke. Still, some prefer the strong taste of cannabis smoke, as well as the ritual experience that comes with rolling paper or smoking from a bowl.

Are the effects different?

There may be some evidence that vaping might have stronger effects than smoking. After consuming the same dose of THC by vaporizing, users were noticeably more affected. Essentially, vaping has made users feel the high more, which can be positive or negative depending on who wants to partake in it. In addition, vaping flowers or concentrates can have a direct impact on the experience. As cannabis goes through the extraction process, beneficial terpenes can be removed. Terpenes have a massive impact on the effects of cannabis, so cutting terpenes could change the experience. Similarly, smoking cannabis can also have an impact on the amount of terpenes ingested, as smoking can burn off terpenes.

Is pollution an issue?

Whether you vape or smoke, both carry the risk of post-consumer pollution. Smoking papers must be disposed of after use, and some pre-rolls come in non-recyclable packaging. Regarding vaporizing, some argue that vaporizing can reduce pollution. However, this assumes that reusable evaporation methods are used. Some vaporizers are single-use, but recycling is often difficult to find, even for existing programs. There are ways to make smoking and vaping more environmentally friendly! Using glass for smoking or using concentrates can ensure that no materials are wasted after using them. Additionally, when vaping, you can use a reusable vaporizer or vape pen instead of a disposable model.

In addition to product pollution, there is also the potential for harmful substances to enter your body. Cannabis flowers are often sprayed with multiple pesticides to reduce potential damage like powdery mildew, spider mites, heavy metals, and more. Cannabis flowers and concentrates are subject to strict standards in order to pass the inspection, but sometimes large amounts of pesticides can still be present in the plant after purchase. Some extraction methods can remove pesticides, but it often comes down to the level of regulation to ensure you’re not introducing potential toxins into the body, whether you choose to vape or smoke. Either way, opt for products that have been laboratory tested and traced to ensure your product is as clean as possible.

More studies need to be done to fully understand the effects, but to ensure you are as safe as possible, always buy products that you trust and stay away from potentially counterfeit products. Both smoking and vaping cannabis consumption methods come with risks, but each has its benefits. We hope this can help explain some of the nuances between smoking and vaping, but as you search further and gain knowledge, you can make informed decisions about how best to participate.


Kansas farmers struggling to sell hemp for industrial purposes



PRATT – This summer marks the third year Kansans has been growing hemp for industrial purposes.

However, growing the plant’s less sexy cousin, associated with climbing high and some medicinal uses, has proven riskier and more difficult than many farmers originally anticipated.

As a result, the number of licenses issued this year is less than half of what the state saw in 2020.

“There has been some misunderstanding about ease of marketability,” said Braden Hoch, the state director of the industrial hemp program.

More:Will hemp be a boon for farmers? Kansas reports say it’s too early to tell

A farm’s risk is exacerbated by an ever-changing set of state and federal regulations. And now some hemp growers and processors want more help from the government to reduce risk and encourage innovation.

Shining Star Hemp Co. is one of only 11 licensed hemp processors in the state.

Outside the industrial building near Pratt Municipal Airport in south-central Kansas where Shining Star operates are rows of 1,200-pound sacks of industrial hemp stems, grains and flowers.

Inside, workers break open the sacks and toss them onto a large conveyor belt that leads to a cacophony of machines that shake, blow, and sift the biomass into its usable parts.

The company is one of the few successful companies in the state.

“It was a lot of work, lots of phone calls to build relationships and find synergies,” said Jennifer Holmes, who works with Shining Star to develop and market products. “But to be honest, I can say at this point that we are great for our position.”

Complex process that is holding back the hemp industry

Paul McGeary developed Shining Star’s system for converting the hemp crop into something that the industry can use.

“It’s probably about 30 years of banging your head against the wall, mostly,” he said.

McGeary is a contractor for Shining Star. He has worked in the agricultural processing world for most of his life and applied what he learned over decades of sieving wheat and corn to develop this machine for sieving hemp.

He said the complexity of the process is part of what is holding the industry back. It just isn’t the size to cater to manufacturers who would use the fiber.

“We went to these meetings thinking that having £ 30,000 to £ 40,000 on hand was something. But when you get into the industry and they want five wagons a day or a trainload a week, we’re just not prepared for that, ”he said. “And making them wait until we are prepared is the bottleneck of the whole thing.”

More:The demand for hemp fiber is growing as manufacturers consider an untapped market

Hemp has been hyped as something with a wide variety of industrial uses. The stem can be made from paper or biodegradable plastics. The seeds can be processed into food. And the flowers can be pressed to extract oils.

But so far the only market the industry is pushing seems to be for their cannabinoid-rich or CBD oil. And there is already a deluge of CBD on the market.

“We’re not very lucky to sell full-spectrum oil,” said Holmes. “It’s just something that we all have to work through and do the right thing and get into the grain and fiber industry.”

But that’s going to cost millions of dollars in investments in new equipment.

Until this equipment can be designed, built, or purchased, companies interested in making products from hemp fiber are out of luck. A company in Newton wants to make limbs out of hemp. It imports its processed hemp from overseas.

The licenses for hemp cultivation will decrease in 2021

Holmes wants more government aid to offset some of the risk of investing in converting the facility into something useful for industry.

“A lot of people are scared to start because they don’t know if they’re going to fail, so they never start,” she said.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture says its hemp growing licenses have dropped from 218 in 2020 to just 81 this year.

And last year, of the nearly 4,000 hectares that were planted, only 761 were harvested for production.

An eighth of it had to be burned by the state because it contained too much of the psychoactive chemical THC.

“The last two years have really helped individuals stay up to date,” said Hoch. “But producers still determine how hemp can best be grown as a useful crop and incorporated into their crop rotation.”

He said growers and processors need to expand beyond CBD products, but as federal and state regulations for harvesting are constantly changing, finding the right investors to embrace this kind of innovation and development will remain difficult can drive forward.

Brian Grimmett reports on the environment, energy and natural resources for SMBs in Wichita and the Kansas News Service.

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Europe CBD Oil Market Report 2021-2026



According to the latest IMARC Group report entitled “European CBD Oil Market: Industry trends, share, size, growth, opportunities and forecast 2021-2026,“The European CBD oil market will grow at a CAGR of around 23% over the period 2021-2026.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound made from resins, leaves, and flowers of the marijuana or hemp plant. To make CBD oil, cannabidiol is extracted from the cannabis plant and diluted with a carrier oil such as coconut oil. CBD oil is high in amino acids, iron, fiber, zinc, etc. In addition to having a relieving effect on depression, anxiety, insomnia, seizures, etc., the oil is also used to relieve pain, improve heart health, relieve cancer . related symptoms, acne treatment, etc.

Like the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) When the crisis has conquered the world, we continuously monitor changes in the markets and the behavior of consumers in the industry worldwide, and our estimates of the latest market trends and forecasts are made taking into account the effects of this pandemic.

CBD Oil Market Trends in Europe:

The increasing legalization of cannabidiol in several European countries is primarily driving the market for CBD oil. In addition, the increasing prevalence of various neurological and psychiatric disorders is also catalyzing product demand for treating such disorders. Accordingly, CBD oil infused supplements are increasingly being used in cancer treatment to minimize the side effects of chemotherapy such as weight loss, nausea, fatigue, etc. In addition, the advancing pharmaceutical industry and the increasing use of bioactive ingredients in medicines will continue to support product demand. In addition, the increasing use of CBD oil in cosmetics and personal care products is expected to further strengthen the European CBD oil market in the coming years due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.

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European CBD Oil Market 2021-2026 Analysis and Segmentation:

Competitive landscape:

The competitive landscape of the market has been studied in the report with the detailed profiles of the major players operating in the market.

Aurora Cannabis, Diamond CBD Inc., ENDOCA, APHRIA Inc., ConnOils LLC, Elixinol Global Limited, Emblem CANNABIS, NuLeaf Naturals, LLC, CBD Ultra Limited and The Original Alternative Limited.

The report has segmented the market by region, disc type, material type and end-user.

Distribution according to source:

  • Marijuana based
  • Based on hemp

breakup from Product Type:

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  • food and drinks
  • personal hygiene
  • Health care
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Other

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Distribution by country:

  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe

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If you need specific information that is not currently included in the scope of the report, we can provide it to you as part of the customization.

When you need the latest primary and secondary data (2021-2026) with cost module, business strategy, sales channel, etc. Click Request Free Sample Report, the published report will be emailed to you in PDF format within 24-48 hours of receipt in full payment.

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CBDistillery™ Sets Aside Thousands Of Products To Advance The Efficacy of Hemp-Derived Wellness Products



DENVER, June 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – CBDistillery ™, one of the country’s leading CBD brands, is partnering with Releaf App ™, the top-rated application for individuals to track, learn from, and improve their use of cannabis and CBD Learn more about customers’ reported on the use and effectiveness of CBDstillery ™ products. CBDistillery ™ aims to be the leading educational resource and “one-stop shop” for consumers interested in hemp-derived CBD, CBG and CBN products. To provide educational resources and personalized data insights to their customers, CBDistillery ™, in partnership with Releaf App ™, is giving away thousands of free CBD products to people who sign up for private studies called Pathfinder Missions ™.

CBDistillery ™ plans to announce up to eight unique Pathfinder Missions ™ in 2021 using Releaf App ™ technologies, which are mobile and web-based applications used by brands to collect data on the usage and performance of Collect cannabis and CBD products. The first CBDistillery ™ PathFinder Mission ™ is available to eligible participants on. ready to register March 23. Participants will answer a series of questions twice a week for 60 consecutive days to measure their dosage and overall experience with CBDistillery ™ products.

Eligible participants will receive two free CBDistillery ™ products – a 1000 mg CBD isolate oil and a 1000 mg broad-spectrum CBD oil. During the first 30 days of the PathFinder Mission ™, individuals will answer questions about their use and experience with the isolate-based product. They will then switch the product they use and answer questions from the past 30 days about their use and experience with the Broad Spectrum product. All individuals who complete the PathFinder Mission ™ will receive an exclusive offer from CBDistillery ™.

CBDistillery ™ and Releaf App ™ are currently enrolling individuals upon first arrival, up to 500 eligible participants. Click here or visit to learn more, sign up, and determine your eligibility.

“At Balanced Health Botanicals, we invest in improving the effectiveness of hemp-derived wellness products through dynamic, research-based partnerships. In doing so, we empower and equip consumers with validated and objective data on CBD, CBG and CBN products that will help “The brand wins trust and loyalty in a very competitive industry,” says Tony Schwartz, Director of Associated and Strategic Partnerships. “We are excited to be working with the Releaf App team as it has uniquely established itself as a lean research service provider with exceptional customer service. The opportunity to work with Releaf App as a technology and data provider to identify groundbreaking insights is exciting for everyone at the table. “

“CBD brands often struggle to gather real-time, data-driven product insights from their customers. We are excited to help Balanced Health Botanicals collect meaningful data to fulfill their commitment to advancing customer education and improving product innovation. ”Says Keenan Keeling, CEO of MoreBetter Ltd, the company behind the Releaf App.

About CBD Distillery ™
CBDistillery ™ was founded in 2016 with the belief that everyone deserves access to high quality, effective and affordable CBD products. As part of this vision, the brand has over 2 million people in The United States and continues to invest in products with the aim of helping people regain control of their health and wellbeing.

Via the Releaf app
MoreBetter (dba Releaf App) is a software-as-a-service provider and contract research organization that provides data insights and is powered by patent-pending technology that gathers real-world evidence-based results from cannabis and hemp users to businesses , Medical professionals, researchers, government organizations and related stakeholders in the cannabis supply chain. MoreBetter uses the information gathered in the Releaf app to provide data-driven insights into seed-to-outcome trends that inform industry best practices and improve the consumer experience.

SOURCE Balanced Health Botanicals

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