How to Use a Vape Battery

Vape batteries are rechargeable electronic devices that power vape cartridges. The vape cartridges we sell are pre-filled with cannabis oil and have a mouthpiece that you will inhale through. You will need both the battery and cartridge to vaporize the cannabis oil. The combination of the vape battery and cartridge is commonly referred to as a vape pen because they are the same size and shape as a pen. There are several different types of vapes that can be used to vaporize cannabis, but the vape battery and cartridge is the easiest.

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How to Use a Grinder

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If you’d like to use raw cannabis flower, you will need to break it down so you can load a bowl or vaporizer or roll a joint. A cannabis grinder makes it easy to break down flower for any of these uses. Grinders are typically stainless steel, cylindrical in shape, and made up of four pieces with three different working parts. Some grinders are made of different materials and some are only two or three pieces.

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Methods of Inhalation

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One of the most popular methods of consuming cannabis is through inhalation of dried flower. Inhalation is the fastest-acting method of administration and provides a significant quantity of terpenes, which are associated with unique and nuanced flavors and effects. There are several methods of inhaling cannabis flower, but all require some mechanism that can heat the product.

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Types of Tinctures

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Tinctures absorb through the tissue under your tongue, which allows them to begin taking effect more quickly than edible cannabis products. Tinctures can work well for patients who want to micro-dose or start from a small dose and build up. They may also work for patients that do not get relief with other methods of consumption. We have 8 types of tinctures to choose from, each with a different mixture of cannabinoids and potential therapeutic benefits.

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Types of Concentrates

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There are several variations of concentrates which are created by various methods of extraction and refinement processes. Each type has its own unique consistency, texture, and flavor profile. Here is more information about the types of cannabis concentrates that we offer at Prime ATC. If you want to see what products we have available, or if you want to place an order, check out our menu.

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What are Landrace Cultivars?

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Every day, breeders are creating new cultivars (a.k.a. “strains”) of cannabis. However, some cultivars have been around for many years. “Landrace” is the term used to describe cannabis cultivars that originated in specific regions. Most of the cannabis cultivars we are familiar with today are hybrids developed from the original landrace cultivars, but not all. For example, our Panama Red is different from other cultivars because it is an “old school” landrace.

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Terpenes in Cannabis

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Why is it that cannabis can sometimes smell like a garden of flowers and other times it smells like a skunk or diesel fuel? The answer is terpenes. Terpenes are naturally occurring aromatic compounds produced by plants that are responsible for the plants’ aroma.

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Alpha-Bisabolol

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Alpha-bisabolol, also known as bisabolol, is a terpene that you will find in some strains of cannabis flower. Besides cannabis, it is found in German chamomile. Chamomile tea smells strongly of alpha-bisabolol because the flowers have high concentrations of it. Alpha-bisabolol has a floral and sweet aroma that makes it a great fragrance and flavoring agent. This terpene is used commercially in many skin care products for its wound healing and skin absorption properties. In cannabis, alpha-bisabolol adds a subtle floral note to some strains. It is common to find it present in concentrates and vape cartridges even if it isn’t detected in the cannabis flower because of its large molecular size and high vaporization point. To see what products we have available that contain this terpene, check out our menu.

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Alpha-Humulene

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Alpha-humulene is a terpene produced by the cannabis plant that is found in some of our flower strains. This terpene is also commonly referred to as just humulene. Another scientific name for this terpene is alpha-caryophyllene because its molecular structure is closely related to beta-caryophyllene. When humulene and caryophyllene are used together, it is believed to be an effective remedy for inflammation. Humulene on its own has been found to help with cancer, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, and pain. The aroma of humulene is earthy, woody, and herbal, and it is known for giving beer its “hoppy” smell. Alpha-humulene is found in a variety of plants and is an important part of their aroma and therapeutic benefits.

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Beta-Caryophyllene

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Beta-caryophyllene, also known as caryophyllene or BCP, is a common terpene found in many strains of cannabis. It is associated with the pungent spicy aroma of freshly cracked black pepper. This terpene is unique because its large size and molecular structure allows it to act like a cannabinoid and bind to the CB2 cannabinoid receptors. When beta-caryophyllene binds to the receptors in your endocannabinoid system, it affects the inflammatory response which contributes to the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis. Scientific studies done on beta-caryophyllene find that it may also help with pain, alcohol dependency, cancer, anxiety, depression, and aging. When CBD and caryophyllene are used together, it may enhance the therapeutic effects. Beta-caryophyllene is an important component of therapeutic cannabis and other plants with medicinal uses.

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