Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Product Spotlight: Cloud V Platinum Tommy Chong Edition Vaporizer



VaporNation is excited to announce that the new collaboration between Cloud V and Tommy Chong is now available - the Cloud V Platinum Tommy Chong Edition Vaporizer!

Tommy Chong, one of the most recognizable names in the marijuana culture, has teamed up with Cloud V, one of the biggest names in vaporizer technology, to bring you a special edition version of their popular Platinum series wax vaporizer.

As one of the most celebrated activists and proponents of marijuana throughout the decades, when it comes to herb, when Tommy Chong talks - people listen. After years of smoking, Tommy has finally joined the vaporizer movement and wants others to recognize the health benefits of vaporizing.

Aside from featuring the Tommy Chong logo along the smooth, matted black exterior, the Platinum also features a high quality ceramic 'tornado' atomizer with SNAP locking technology and 40% improved heating capacity than most other wax pens.

If you're in the market for a new wax pen, be sure to check out the only vaporizer endorsed by Tommy Chong himself, the Cloud V Platinum Tommy Chong Edition.


Take Advantage of Memorial Day Savings!


We hope that everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!

To show our appreciation of our customers continued support, we're currently offering 20% most products with special Memorial Day promo code "MEM15". We hope that you'll take advantage of these great savings. This sale won't last forever, so if you're currently looking to purchase a new vaporizer or accessories, there's no better time than now! Check out what's new at VaporNation.com.

**Promo codes are not valid on Volcano, Ascent, Indica, VapeXhale or Herbalizer products, and cannot be used in conjunction with customer rewards points.**

New DEA Chief Will Not Focus Efforts on Marijuana

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In the wake of marijuana reform and legalization throughout the country, it appears as though Washington is finally starting to realize that targeting marijuana in their unsuccessful "war on drugs" is doing more harm than good.

The new chief of the DEA, former FBI administrator Chuck Rosenberg, wants to "improve the DEA's procedures on classifying, declassifying and reclassifying drugs," instead of going after users and sellers of marijuana, who in most instances are non-violent, first-time offenders.

As states like Washington and Colorado continue to post impressive numbers, such as revenue from marijuana sales going to much needed areas like Education and schools, and drops in crime rates across the board, it's becoming increasingly difficult for opponents of marijuana reform to make any sort of case.

It's expected the DEA will move forward on reclassifying marijuana from Schedule 1, something that seemed like it would never happen under former DEA chief Michele Leonhart, who's longstanding views on marijuana were widely viewed as out of touch with the views of the rest of the country. Leonhart was forced to resign last month due to claims of corruption and various scandal accusations.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Product Spotlight: Flytlab H2FLO Vaporizer


VaporNation is proud to announce that we'll soon be carrying the full line of vaporizers from one of the newest and most innovative manufacturers around, Flytlab. 

The H2FLO is truly one of the most unique portable herbal vaporizers ever. Included with the H2FLO are multiple attachments which can be used separately or combined to allow four distinctly different modes of operation.

In 'Compact Mode', just insert the mouthpiece and vape directly. For stronger vapor and air flow, attach the Vapor Chamber and Flow Control valve. For 'Cool Mode,' attach the Water Chamber to add the element of water filtration to your vaporizing sessions. Lastly, for 'Ultimate Mode,' combine the Vapor Chamber, Flow Control and Water Chamber to obtain the true H2FLO experience.






Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bill Nye The Science Guy Now Streaming on Netflix


If you're looking to brush-up on science and immerse yourself in childhood nostalgia, you're in luck. Thirty-one episodes of Bill Nye The Science Guy are now streaming on Netflix.

There was no better feeling in school then walking into science class and seeing the TV cart in the front of the room. That meant your teacher was probably too hungover from the night before to teach the lesson plan, which in turn means your class got to watch Bill Nye The Science Guy.

I sat down last night with my Crafty and watched a few episodes. A few things came to mind. First, the production value is really good for 1993. Second, people dressed like complete assholes in 1993. Lastly, the material that Bill covers isn't just for kids. It's presented in such a way that transcends age barriers and is actually very informative.

We all enjoyed watching Bill Nye instead of having to listen to our teacher blab on about god knows what, but now, as twenty-something, it's cool to be able to appreciate the show in a whole new way. So do yourself a favor - go home, fire up your favorite vaporizer and take a science refresher course with everyone's favorite scientist, Bill Nye The Science Guy.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Munchies Corner: Why Do Sandwiches Taste Better When Someone Else Makes Them?


When people ask me why I barely cook and eat-out a majority of the time, I tell them it's because even I make the same exact dish with the all the same ingredients, it won't taste as good as if it's prepared by someone else. Until today, I never knew why.

According to an article in the Food and Drink issue of NY Times magazine, psychologist Daniel Kahneman tells us it's all about anticipation.

Basically, when you make a sandwich for yourself, your exposing yourself to each component for as long as it takes you to make the sandwich. Over this period of time, you have a lot of time to anticipate what all those ingredients are going to taste like together. You're essentially building it up in your head, and even if it meets your expectations, it won't be as satisfying as if someone else prepared it for you.

Inversely, if someone were to hand you a sandwich they made with the exact same ingredients, because you had no time to put the ingredients "on a pedestal", your brains reaction will be more immediate, thus resulting in a more satisfying overall experience. Dr. Kahneman goes on to explain:

“When you make your own sandwich, you anticipate its taste as you’re working on it. And when you think of a particular food for a while, you become less hungry for it later. It’s a kind of specific satiation, just as most people find room for dessert when they couldn’t have another bite of their steak. The sandwich that another person prepares is not ‘preconsumed’ in the same way.”

If you think about it - it really does make a lot of sense. If you've been craving Flamin' Hot Cheetos all day, you'll most likely be more satisfied with just a few. However, if all of a sudden a bag of magically appears in front of you (after a nice, long vape session) before you've had a chance to anticipate munching on your favorite fiery snack, chances are you'll enjoy them more and for longer.

At Carnegie Mellon University, researchers decided to run some tests to get try to get to the bottom of this. What they found was that the more you visualize eating a food, the less likely you'll end up eating that food later when you have the chance. Also, the people who did end up eating the food they imagined eating over the course of the day ended up eating less of that specific food than others who imagined eating a different food.

It's an interesting concept, to say the least. However, it's probably safe to say that after some time with your favorite vaporizer, how your sandwich gets made is irrelevant - it's going to taste good either way.

 


Friday, May 8, 2015

Product Spotlight: G-Pro Herbal Vaporizer - Black Scale Edition


If You're Going to Vape - Vape in Style


Grenco Science is proud to unveil the newest edition to the newest edition to the G-Pro family: The G-Pro Herbal - Black Scale Edition. Grenco Science and Black Scale have joined forces to creat the Blvck X Science Collection - featuring a specially designed Black Scale G-Pro Vaporizer. This true convection (zero combustion), 3 temperature setting G-Pro is presented in stunning leather trim and a collectible box, which includes a Blvck G Card and Blvck Tray.

Pioneers in streetwear, dark imagery and high fashion - Black Scale continues to push the limits of attitude and design. Since its inception in San Francisco, Black Scale quickly expanded to flagship positions in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai and Paris. Black Scale is homegrown in California much like Grenco Science, thus - a match made in vaporization heaven.

BLVCK X SCIENCE


Durable in design and aesthetically sophisticated, the G-Pro's internal structure is comprised of a heavy duty, stainless steel heating chamber that releases the active ingredients in your favorite botanicals without any harmful byproducts. The Black Scale Edition features the same high quality performance you've come to expect from Grenco Science products with unique styling that's sure to turn some heads. If you're going to vape - vape in style.

Click Here to check out the G-Pro Black Scale Edition on VaporNation.com

Monday, May 4, 2015

E-Juice Flavors of the Month: May



If you're like us, than you're pretty picky about which e-juices you fill up your tank with. Even if you start slow by just adding a few drops to see how it tastes, if you end up not liking the flavor, you have to go through the annoying process of emptying and washing out your clearomizer. I always find myself being able to slightly detect the remnants of ghosts of e-juice past in these cases. If only there was a way for me to know which juices didn't taste god-awful before I put them in my tank. 

With that in mind, I'm happy to present the May edition of our newest blog series: E-Juice Flavors of the Month. With any luck, you'll be able to use this guide to avoid the increasingly common cringe-worthy juices on the market today.

NICQUID MAUI (PINEAPPLE X MANGO)

If and trip to the islands and endless amounts of tropical, fruity drinks sounds like your idea of a good time, than we recommend filling your e-juice tank with Maui - a delicious combination of ripe pineapple and sweet mango that gives you feelings of a permanent vacation with every puff. 

While fruit flavored e-juices can leave you with an overwhelming sense of sweetness, NicQuid has managed to perfectly balance this flavorful escape into an e-juice that will make you want to put your sunglasses and sandals on. All NicQuid e-juice flavors are available in 10ml bottles with nicotine levels ranging from 0mg-24mg.


LUSH ORANGE BANG BANG (ORANGE X VANILLA)

Remember your days as a youth, and those scorching summer days where it was to hot to literally do anything except sit around in the air conditioning and eat creamsicles? If only you could get away with that today - well now you can. I mean, you might have to squeeze some work in there somewhere, but at least now you can enjoy that creamy tangy twist without the calories. 

Orange Bang Bang from e-juice manufacturer Lush wants you to experience those care-free days of summer all over again. If you couldn't get enough of those frozen treats-on-a-stick when you were younger, you'll love the grown-up equivalent you can squeeze into your e-juice tank and vape away. All of Lush's delectable e-juice flavors are available in 15ml bottles an with nicotine levels ranging from 0mg-24mg.




Friday, May 1, 2015

2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Bernie Sanders Pro-Marijuana

There's no doubt that marijuana reform will be a hot-button issue in the 2016 presidential race. It's not just a topic that's resonating with young people or liberals anymore either. Even the staunchest of conservatives are finding it hard to argue with the overwhelmingly positive numbers seen from legalization in states like Colorado and Washington. 

While we expect most candidates to support marijuana reform, one has been heralded as the biggest proponent of the movement since announcing his candidacy earlier this week, 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Bernie Sanders.


Sanders' pro-marijuana track record goes all the way back to 1998, when he voted no on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. He followed that up by voting no in 2001 on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. That same year, Sanders voted to legalize medical marijuana nationwide. More recently, he voted to exclude industrial hemp from being regulated under the same laws as medical marijuana.

"I have real concerns about implications of the ware on drugs. We have been engaged in it for decades now with a huge cost and the destruction of a whole lot of lives of people who were never involved in any violent activities."

His home state of Vermont recently passed a bill that would legalize possession, use and sale of recreations marijuana for those 21 and older. However, even considering his pro-reform stance, Sanders admits he has some concerns about legalizing marijuana for recreations use on the federal level, but does condone it for medical use.

Another issue that Sanders feels strongly about is Americas 'war on drugs'. In a recent interview with Time, Sanders stated that the war on drugs has primarily put non-violent offenders behind bars, without focusing on the greater problems, such as the epidemic of heroin use.

Sanders has already succeeded in rallying support from a wide spectrum of supporters. It's safe to say more mainstream candidates, such as Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, won't be able to write-off Sanders as a 'fringe' candidate.



Monday, April 27, 2015

April Additions: Best New Products


This past month has been a busy one here at VaporNation, and we're not just talking about our big 4/20 sale. We've also added some of the latest vaporizers and accessories, keeping with our commitment to provide you with the newest in vaporizing technology from the most reputable names in the industry. The following are some of our favorite additions from April, and be sure to stay current and check back to see what new vaporizers we've added to our growing selection of top quality products.