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It’s our favorite time of year, and with good reason. We are industry leaders in the cannabis and concentrates space. So, we’ve been around long enough to know that 4/20 is a holiday worth celebrating.
What is 420 anyway?
Observing 420 is an American tradition that dates back to the mid-twentieth century! Even famed toker and member of the Allman Brother’s Band, Warren Haynes, doesn’t know the genesis of this American anti-holiday. While the true origins of the famed number, date, and time, are up for debate, here’s one account we like the most.
Even though 420 is a holiday typically centered around flower consumption, we believe in being inclusive and future-leaning. Further, with everything that’s happened in the past thirteen months, to say we’d like to take a dab is an understatement.
What’s a PuffCo Peak?
At The Clear, we care about quality. When it comes to consuming our award-winning distillate, the technology is key.
The Elite, Reserve, and 2:1 product lines from The Clear are popularly featured as vape pens and cartridges. But, did you know that we offer our award-winning distillate in syringes? Here’s some information on how to consume distillate from a syringe.
Now, dab rigs come in all shapes and sizes. But, were they created equally? The answer is no. The PuffCo team developed this legendary electronic rig with one thing in mind: sublime experiences with concentrate.
From the PuffCo Website:
This device unlocks the true power of concentrates, providing the clearest expression of the potency, flavor, and effects of the plant they’re derived from. This means you get the most efficient and enjoyable experience, faster and easier than ever before, with no learning curve.
As we walk into the New Year, we wanted to say Thank You to our dedicated supporters, and followers. We’re doing so with The Clear Concentrates Swag Giveaway!
We’ll be accepting entries in many different ways. You can enter here: https://gleam.io/lqPqV/clear-concentrates-swag-giveaway
The contest will be accepting entries beginning 12:00 AM 1/15/2021 and entries will be accepted through 11:59 PM on 1/31/2021. Three lucky winners will be selected 2/1/2021 and contacted 2/2/2021. For a full list of prizes, head here! If you’d like to forego the contest and just grab yourself some awesome Clear Gear, you can find sweatshirts, beanies, and tees on the Clear CBD’s website, here.
With all of these factors at play, there is a chance of occasional battery underperformance.
In these situations, you might experience sluggish performance or battery degradation. This could mean a few things. The product may be being under heated. Alternatively, the battery could drain before the oil tank is completely consumed.
At The Clear, we stand behind our product. Accordingly, we’ll go out of our way to give an honest profile of it.
While we know these batteries are perfect for our cannabis vaping needs, we prefer to showcase them honestly.
If you are to experience a disposable from The Clear with either of these issues, simply return it to your dispensary for replacement.
Consider These Storage Tips to Avoid Lithium Ion Batteries Underperforming:
Avoid Mechanical or Electrical Abuse.
Store preferably in a cool, dry and ventilated area, which is subject to little temperature change.
Avoid storage at high temperatures
Do not place the battery near heating equipment, nor expose to direct sunlight for long periods.
Avoid freezing or leaving outdoors overnight in cold temperatures.
We have some big news for consumers looking for a clean way to vape CBD concentrate! The Clear now offers a cannabidiol-specific line of vape pens. Pens are available in all CBD-permitted states through partnered retailers.
The Clear is America’s best-selling THC concentrate. Subsequently known for our patented science, advanced technology and unparalleled design. Our concentrates are also famous for their efficacy and quality. The Clear is now bringing that singular familiarity with cannabis concentrates to the non-psychoactive space. We’re doing this in cannabis legal states and nationwide, in light of CBD becoming federally legal.
Vaporizable cannabis is our passion and focus, and our mission is to make sure everyone has access to pure, potent cannabis extracts. So making our clean technology available to those who want to benefit from CBD without getting high is the logical next step in carrying out that important mission.
Why Vape CBD Concentrates?
There are so many nuances that go into an effective, enjoyable and safe vaping experience—so you want to go with experts who stand behind the history of their product. In the last five years, The Clear has set the standard for excellence and exploration in the industry with our golden, potent and pure cannabis oil that is available in cartridges, syringes and honey buckets.
When we develop a new product, we make sure it is the best on market, and our vaporizer cartridges are a prime example. Our precision-made CBD cartridges will be familiar to anyone who has tried any of our popular THC products, as it’s important to us that all products bearing The Clear’s iconic badge utilize industry-leading hardware and technology.
We also know that consistency is everything in the cannabis space, whether we’re talking psychoactive or non-psychoactive products. So not only will our customers know exactly how much CBD is in each cartridge—but they will also know that every complete hit on a Clear CBD cartridge will draw exactly 10mg of CBD, every time.
Notes from The Clear
We tell our customer, “know what’s in your cartridge.”
Our proven scientific processes make The Clear CBD as clean, pure and consistent as our THC products. We use state-of-the-art equipment for all of our processing. Our labs create the purest CBD concentrate isolate out there, testing at 99.9% CBD. We are proud to use only United States-grown hemp.
The first six palate-pleasing flavors for our CBD vapes are:
Orange Creme, and
All of our flavors are made in-house with steam-distilled, naturally derived plant terpenes.
There are seemingly countless CBD-centric companies out there on the market.However, The Clear has a long standing history and unparalleled experience with this medicinal plant. We even have the loyal customer base to prove it.
The Clear is here to stay. We’ll continue bringing new, top-quality products, like The Clear CBD, to cannabis consumers for decades to come.
Is vaping medical marijuana a viable option for legal patients? Vaporizing and vaping are interchangeable terms. This term refers to the process of heating dried cannabis flower or concentrates to a temperature below the combustion point. Typically, this means roughly 350°F to 440°F. Doing so releases the desired cannabinoids and terpenes. However, harmful tar, carbon monoxide and other byproducts which come with combustion are not created.
Igniting cannabis in a joint or a pipe heats the material and smoke up to a high temperature. This can be harsh on the lungs (hence, the coughing).Vaping heats cannabis oil and flower at much lower temperatures. Thus, releasing the active ingredients into a fine vapor mist.
The effects of vaping cannabis are similar to those of smoking, with similar onset time and duration. Many patients feel vaping is a healthier option for them. Vaping doesn’t ignite the cannabis material, and thus, releases no smoke or carcinogens. That means many potentially harmful respiratory effects from smoking cannabis can be avoided.
Does Vaping Medical Marijuana Have Benefits Compared to Smoking?
Research on vaping health risks has found people who use vaporizers report fewer respiratory problems than those who smoke cannabis. The health benefits of vaping cannabinoids can be especially significant for medical cannabis patients. They often consume more cannabis on a regular basis than casual or recreational users for relief of their symptoms.
Vaping also provides the added benefit of producing a virtually odorless vapor. That means it can be done discreetly and without lingering smells.
MMJ Vape Tech
All vaporizers have a heating source and a delivery system. However, there are numerous styles of vaporizers on the market today. Popular iterations include:
Stationary tabletop models,
Boxy portable vaporizers, and
Many people find pen vapes with pre-filled cartridges of high-quality oil distillates.The Clear makes these. We feel they are the easiest types of vaporizers to use. The Clear product line features the cleanest and purest THC and CBD products on the market. Quality pen vapes are highly effective and discreet. They’re also the easiest for using on the go.
Pre-loaded vape pens also allow for precise dosing, which is particularly important for patients who are new to concentrates. Pen vapes give users the ability to control exactly how much or how little they want to consume, without wasting any oil.
Distillates is a highly pure form of cannabis oil. It offers advantages for medical cannabis patients looking to benefit from cannabinoids without exposing themselves to any impurities.
Many patients prefer vaporizing this type of highly purified oil. Ultimately, because it provides strong, specific cannabinoid and terpene formulations designed to be impactful.
The endocannabinoid system helps cannabis produce therapeutic and psychoactive effects in people. Is this because our bodies are hardwired to consume cannabis? Naturally, cannabinoids are the active chemical compounds in the cannabis plant.
The human endocannabinoid system is a major system that works to help maintain homeostasis within the body. Homeostasis is the body’s natural ability to maintain balance, and the functions necessary for life.
The ECS plays an important role in a number of physiological functions. Subsequently influencing the central and peripheral nervous systems, and peripheral organs.
Evidence states that all vertebrate specieshave an endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids and metabolic enzymes are the three main parts.
The two main cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2 receptors. Mainly, CB1 receptors are in several brain regions. They are also in lower levels throughout the body. These receptors are responsible for mediating the psychoactive effects of THC. CB2 receptors are in immune cells, seen throughout the body.
First on our list: Endocannabinoids. These molecules that bind to and activate the body’s cannabinoid receptors. The body synthesizes endocannabinoids the same way it synthesizes cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Surprisingly, endocannabinoids are occur naturally within the body. The two main endocannabinoids are anandamide and 2-AG.
Broadly, metabolic enzymes maintain & repair all body organs & tissues. Metabolic enzymesin the ECS break down endocannabinoids after their use.
Emerging cannabinoid research is modulating the activity of the ECS. This may present effective therapeutic treatment options for a wide range of diseases and conditions. This includes mood disorders, spasticity, neuropathic pain, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, cancer, glaucoma, osteoporosis and more.
The endocannabinoid system plays such a large role in promoting homeostasis within the body. Thus, cannabinoid-based treatments may hold tremendous promise for certain patients. Cannabis presents an option to those with diseases and conditions that don’t respond well to traditional treatments. Ultimately, a growing number of preclinical studies and clinical trials are underway. They are already uncovering novel therapeutic approaches for such cannabinoid-based treatments.
What are terpenes? Maybe you’ve heard the term mentioned before. Allow us to explain, and let you know why are they important.
Terpenes are the chemical calling cards of the natural world.
They are the volatile organic molecules secreted by flowers that shout “visit me!” to bees buzzing in your garden. Terpenes are the carriers of the perfect fragrance you catch when hiking through a pine forest. They are also the carriers of that concentrated scent you inhale when the budtender whips the lid off a container of cannabis at a dispensary. When herbalists tout the power of aromatherapy through “essential oils” from herbs and plants, they’re talking terpenes.
If there were such a thing as smell-o-vision, terpenes would be its A-list stars.
Terpenes scintillate for a good reason. Many creatures navigate the world with their noses. So, smell—along with its close cousin, taste—unite the memory and learning centers of the brain. Even nasally challenged humans associate particular aromas with happy or comforting experiences. I.e., that cinnamon thing mom had going for the holidays. However, terpenes can serve as warning signs. The stink in stinkbugs is their terpene reminder to stay away.
Many terpenes are sticky and odorous to protect the plant that secretes them.
Hence, the ubiquitous funky fragrance of cannabis sativa.
Upwards of 100 different terpenes have been identified in cannabis, and this aromatic advance guard can help you distinguish between various strains and their effects.
For instance, the terpene myrcene, which smells musky or earthy, is associated with a sedative effect. Myrcene-heavy indica strains make you collapse in-da-couch.
The citrusy scents of a limonene terpene in a strain, on the other hand, signals an opportunity to brighten your mood. Strains that contain the aptly named pinene are said to boost alertness and memory. Peppery caryophyllales often waft from CBD-heavy strains than can help ease a variety of ailments.
Let terpenes be your guideposts along the cannabis trail. They can help you follow your nose to your preferred destination. This graphic from strain database Leafly associates the major terpene fragrances with their therapeutic and psychotropic effects (below).
There’s dozens more scents and sensibilities to explore. Just like a honeybee seeking out its favorite terpene-laden flower, you can sidestep confusing strain names. Learn to select cannabis by associating the effect you’re after with the fragrance of the associated terpene.
Smelling What We’re Stepping In
Cannabis terpenes are not just another pretty or putrid smell. The psychoactive properties of THC, anti-inflammatory qualities of CBD get all the credit for the potency of pot. However, there is more emerging evidence for the “entourage effect.” This theory yields which terpenes enable, enhance or moderate the high—and the health effects—of cannabis.
The landmark study Taming THC was published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. It details how various terpenes can limit the downsides of cannabis. Subsequently, also amp the benefits. So, if you’re not making terpenes part of your cannabis experience, you’re probably missing out on important information about brain and body benefits.
Which strains work best for you? There’s only one sure way to find out! See if they pass your sniff test.
If you love The Clear, odds are, it’s because of our flavors. Let’s talk terpenes…and other magical molecules that plants produce.
We’ve already shared with you the secrets behind The Clear™s cultivation and extraction techniques, yielding the purest concentrate on the market. But, what happens once we’ve made our ultra-clean, golden extract? How does our obsession with quality impact the array of luscious flavors our discerning customers seek out?
To bring our true-to-life flavors into The Clear, we use naturally-derived terpenes and flavonoids. Our advanced vape hardware then elevates taste to the next level.
Bring Out the Funk, and the Fruity Flavors Too
Terpenes are what give cannabis strains their singular flavors and fragrances. They can be found throughout the plant kingdom. Terpenes are immediately identifiable scents and flavors found in tart lemons, icy mint, savory thyme, spicy pepper and many more herbs, spices and fruits.
Flavonoids give fruits and vegetables their bright colors. Both types of compounds have been shown to have health benefits.
So far, scientists have discovered more than 200 terpenes and over 20 flavonoids in cannabis plants alone. Broadly ranging from classic skunky scents to sweet, fruity notes.
Many other companies inject synthetic terpenes into their extracts. However, our award-winning flavors come from natural plant sources, not a factory. Just as our extraction process distills our oil to its purest form, our terpene and flavonoid extraction process also draws out the best, most concentrated form of natural flavor.
As a result, the delectable flavors are true to the strains and fruits they are drawn from. Everyone’s taste buds are different, so we’ve created a dozen fruit flavors to please every palate, as well as five special flavors that pay tribute to some of the most popular cannabis strains around.
Our award-winning concentrate array starts with the cannabis flavor line. Running the gamut from sweet-and-piney XJ-13, to pungently sour, salty and sweet OG, peppery Golden Goat, the citrus-minded Lemon Haze (also available in Clear™ CBD) and the terpene-free neutral Lobster Butter.
Tantalizing fruit flavors:
The list goes on! (* = also featured in our Clear CBD lineup):
Juicy Potent Pineapple*
Ripe, sweet Blueberry*
Tangy, sweet Lime Sorbet and Lemon Lime*
Bright, rich Orange Cream*
Juicy, soda-inspired Grapevine
Super-ripe and deep Strawberry*
Balanced, smooth Banana Cream, and
Complex and satisfying Strawberry Banana.
Please get in touch with your local dispensary for flavor availability.
The Clear’s Stellar, Straightforward Flavor Vape Tech
When it comes time to consume, our vaporizer again exemplifies our desire to be straightforward and transparent, while implementing the most advanced technology. Our vape hardware is precision-made from medical-grade stainless steel, ceramic and glass. That’s it. No fibers, glues or chemicals.
We go to great lengths to ensure quality. When our customers pick up a Clear vape, they can tell right away that they’re getting the best experience on the market. It’s a smooth experience with consistent, flavorful and supremely effective results.
Purchasing manager for a dispensary? Contact us at email@example.com. Dispensary owner or larger scale operator looking to bring The Clear to your state? Contact us here.
CBD Science continues to be furthered. It’s tempting to think of cannabidiol as an herbal panacea. Further, it’s being touted as a potential treatment for several common ailments. This includes, asthma, obesity, drug addiction, acne, Alzheimer’s, migraines, PTSD and insomnia, just to name a few.
Scientific research into CBD’s healthful properties has largely been stifled in the United States. Until recently, that is. As such, much of the evidence is:
Historical, i.e., “Napoleon’s troops probably used it!”
Anecdotal, i.e., “My aunt swears by it!” Or,
Based on lab studies of animals. The rat was unavailable for comment.
Accordingly, CBD Science is coming to fruition. In June 2018, a decision was made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Consequently this approves a cannabis-derived drug called Epidiolex. It treats certain forms of epilepsy. This is a positive sign that barriers to cannabis research may continue to be lifted.
Consider, 30 states plus the District of Columbia have approved some form of medical cannabis. The need for answers and more CBD science research is obvious.
Weknow that cannabidiol is a key component in the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis. Claims exist stating CBD topicals can help with dandruff, athlete’s foot and everything in between.
A growing body of research suggests exploring the anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-cancer, anti-you-name-it properties of CBD. There are few definitive results yet. However, there are hundreds of CBD products trying to answer people’s urgent health needs. This has a way of putting public demand ahead of the research curve.
How might it help you? Here are just a few of the applications that show promise.
CBD Science and Convulsive Disorders
First, the medical journal Epilepsianotes cannabis being used to treat epilepsy for centuries. As research continues, patients are using CBD to limit or eliminate seizures. Consequently, this has been seen in numerous reports, most famously CNN’s docu-series Weed.
CBD Research and Cancer
Secondly, some of the strongest support for medical applications of cannabis comes from cancer research.InThe National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s2017 review, 10,000 scientific abstracts gained consideration. In summary, cannabinoids are helping cancer patients deal with pain, general wasting and the nausea and vomiting that come with chemotherapy. This is according to the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Other studies suggest CBD and other cannabinoids may also play a role in limiting tumor growth.
Academic CBD and Acne
Third, a study in The Journal of Clinical Investigationcitespositive notes about CBD and acne. They claim its effectiveness in corralling over productive sebaceous glands, and limiting the inflammation that causes “acne vulgaris.”
CBD Potential and Anxiety
In a review published in the Neurotherapeutics journal,researchers said there is “considerable potential” for CBD as a balm. This would be for a wide range of anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive behaviors and panic disorders.
CBD Science and Addiction
Surprisingly, another Neurotherapeutics study makes the case for using CBD to limit “drug-seeking behaviors.”
This is ironic. How many times have you heard the term “gateway drug” as it relates to cannabis? It is now being thought of as an “exit drug.”
CBD and Smoking Cessation
An Addictive Behavior study showed that tapping a CBD inhaler decreased the number of cigarettes users smoked by 40 percent.
CBD and Pain
The Journal of Experimental Medicinereported that CBD therapy soothed both chronic inflammatory and neurophathic (nerve) pain. It’s important to note it was a rat study. Incidentally, rats have feelings, too.
CBD Science quirk
The Entourage Effect enhances the effects of cannabis. If you want the whole effect, you may need the whole plant.
In conclusion, based on current and future findings, there may be a wave of CBD-related therapies coming soon. Given the limits of current CBD science, you’ll have to be your own research scientist and lab rat. However, it beats waiting for the next issue of Neurotherapeutics to hit your mailbox.