I recently published a review of the E-Clipse Dry Herb Vaporizer (awesome device and big thanks to NYVapeShop.com for sending that over for review!). Unfortunately, I had to take the video down since YouTube is now shutting down channels with weed reviews, but I just recently got it up on Vimeo if you want to watch it!
That was actually my first weed-related vape review I’ve ever done and I have to say it was actually a lot of fun doing something totally different. I might do more if I’m given the opportunity.
But this leads to the main topic I wanted to discuss.
So there has always seemed to be this strange hatred of cannabis use within the vape community, which I never really understood. I didn’t get any hate for my video though. Everyone was very positive about it. But the dislike of weed is something I’ve seen a lot around YouTube and forums.
The animosity towards it seems to be going away, but it still exists in some places. Look at e-cigarette-forum.com for example. One of their rules forbids talk of illicit drug use. They include marijuana use in their definition of illicit drug use. That seems so, I don’t know, like a rule created by someone who is old and out of touch. The stereotypical old guy yelling at kids to stay off his lawn.
I think a lot of this type of thinking might have a lot to do with the cultures and laws of different states. Some areas of the U.S. and even around the world, have governments and health organizations still telling people that marijuana is a dangerous drug that leads to hard drug use, kinda like what’s happening with vaping, right? That all started with the Reefer Madness anti-marijuana propaganda in the 1930’s. Nearly 90 years later, it’s finally starting to change. But we’ve been hearing this stuff for generations. It’s ingrained in the minds of a lot of people. 90 years of data has shown us that there are no serious negative health effects of marijuana use and that it’s not a gateway drug.
I live in one of the first two states that legalized marijuana use. It was legalized for medical use in 2000 and then recreational use in 2012. It’s been legal here for so long that people don’t even bat an eye anymore. It’s just like alcohol, you can’t just walk around and smoke and you can’t get high and drive, but it’s not uncommon to see people doing it in places. So maybe I just don’t understand the hatred towards marijuana use because it’s so common. Denver actually has more marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks and McDonalds combined.
And what’s funny about me sticking up for weed so much is that I don’t even really use it. I think I smoked weed once in all of last year and maybe once the year before. I have nothing against it, I just prefer to drink. 😉
But anyway, these dry herb vaporizers don’t have to be used with weed. You can actually use them for any dry herb.
And like one of my subscribers, Darrel, mentioned in the comments section of my original review, it’s actually a lot like the new “heat not burn” products, but with a lot more customizability. You can vape tobacco if you want, which is cool because you can get different blends and you use clean tobacco, not cigarette tobacco.
You can also use it to vape herbs for different medicinal effects. For example, you can vape basil for gas relief, chamomile for headaches, lavender for calmness, and rosemary for respiratory issues. There are a ton more, those are just some examples.
It’s just like how people use essential oils in diffusers. And with dry herb vapes like the E-Clipse, you can adjust the temperature to your preference. There are articles online that can help you figure all of that out. I was actually thinking about doing some videos on vaping some of these different herbs. I thought it could be fun and useful for some people.
So yeah, let me know what you think about all of this!