GrowHealthy “Balance” Distillate: Grape Stomper (1:1 CBD:THC) Review

GrowHealthy receives a lot of hype on the Florida Trees and Florida Medical Trees subreddits for their high-quality distillates, many of which use cannabis-based terpenes. The “cannabis-based terpene” is a term that a lot of people like to throw around here recently, but basically all it means is that the same terpenes (limonene, pinene, etc.) are acquired from extraction of specific strains (rather than other plants/fruits) and reintroduced into the distillate to achieve the same effects as the flower form. I will have to say that I do notice a more “well-rounded” spectrum of effects when using products that have cannabis-based terpenes, so I’m sure there’s some science (similar to the entourage effect?) behind why this is so.

Grape Stomper truly achieves the “balance” namesake; it is probably the most universal and balanced medication I’ve yet to try in the Florida medical cannabis program.

Quick Facts: Grape Stomper Distillate (Hybrid/Ratio)

THC: 43.82%

CBD: 43.88%

Total Cannabinoids: 87.70%

Batch Number: ID36 BALANCE Grape Stomper

Other Ingredients: Cannabis Terpenes

As with my other reviews, I rate this product on three main criteria. Those three scores will be averaged for a final “overall score” and basic description of the product quality.

Taste

This is one of the qualities of GrowHealthy’s distillates that seems to be raved about the most. Just about any patient who has tried both distillates with cannabis terpenes and distillates with food/fruit terpenes will testify that the cannabis terpene distillates taste much more like vaping a bowl of cannabis flower. After trying products with cannabis terpenes from both Trulieve and GrowHealthy, I can confirm that this is true. There’s a certain “fresh”/earthy quality to all of these distillates, and Grape Stomper is no different. The pungent earthy taste is definitely the dominant one by a long shot, with a very subtle secondary taste of berry/fruit. Wouldn’t say the taste is at all “sweet” in any way. Really nothing else to say about the taste of the Grape Stomper distillate – there’s nothing especially good or bad about it.

Taste Rating: 4.00/5.00

Vapor/Product Quality

Grape Stomper distillate comes in the same syringe that all other distillates I’ve tried; however, rather than having the more complex plastic/rubber screw cap, thy used a one piece rubber cap that easily slides off of the tip of the syringe. This made it extremely easy to fill a VFire pod with the distillate.

The distillate itself is about as thick, perhaps a bit thicker, than Truclear. It vaporizes well, leaving the flavor pretty well intact all the way through to the exhale. It seems like everything about this product is at least fairly good quality.

Vapor/Product Quality Rating: 4.00/5.00

Effects

Grape Stomper lives up to its “Balance” name; this is one of the most balanced profile of effects I’ve ever felt from a cannabis product. The high concentration of CBD ensures the effects are never too psychoactive or “speedy”, but there’s enough THC that the user will feel a notable shift in perception. The effects feel clean and energetic, keeping anxiety at bay while aiding in productivity. This Grape Stomper 1:1 distillate really nailed the 1:1 CBD:THC concept and capitalized on the entourage effect (potentiation) of the two almost perfectly. Of the many 1:1 products I’ve tried in Florida’s program, this stands out as the best and most well-rounded scope of effects. I’d recommend the Grape Stomper 1:1 to treat anything from anxiety to pain; seriously, every patient needs to try this product at least once, regardless of the condition they’re treating. As goes with the “balance” theme, this product is great for use at any time of the day from waking and baking to medicating before bed.

Effects Rating: 4.60/5.00

Overall Rating: 4.20/5.00

Overall, I’d say that GrowHealthy’s distillate lived up to my expectations. Grape Stomper and Birds of Paradise have been my first two strains to try, and I thoroughly enjoy both for different reasons. Hopefully, GrowHealthy will expand delivery to the Panhandle to be more often than twice a month, as I definitely see myself ordering more products from them in the future. At this point, I feel safe in agreeing with what I’ve been reading online for months: GrowHealthy has the best distillate in Florida – though I haven’t been able to try distillate from MUV yet, and they tend to receive a lot of positive feedback on their products as well. Grape Stomper really is a standout product that I will order again – in fact, I already have another half gram syringe scheduled for my next delivery in two weeks. I seriously recommend that every patient try it; the effects are that good.

I recommend that all patients reading this give GrowHealthy at least one try, if nothing else for the 25% new patient discount. I look forward to trying and reviewing more products from them in the future, and more importantly, seeing how they expand as smokable flower becomes legalized and regulated in Florida this year. Keep an eye on these guys!

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Trulieve Truclear Distillate Review: 9lb Hammer (Indica)

Trulieve’s 9lb Hammer Truclear was one of the first Indica products I tried in the Florida medical cannabis program. Until that point I had primarily relied on sativa strains and a few hybrids here and there; depression is the main condition I use cannabis to treat, so sativas tend to work the best for me in that regard. Having my first experience with actual medical indica strains really opened up a whole new world of medicinal cannabis benefits for me; I am one of the patients who does notice a marked difference in sativa, hybrid, and indica strains. The 9lb Hammer Truclear distillate is a good strain for “heavier” relaxation, and in high doses, an excellent sleep aid.

Quick Facts:

9lb Hammer Distillate (Indica) – (extracted from 9lb Hammer (Indica)) – This may currently be one of the only Trulieve distillates that is named for the actual strain it was extracted from. Hooray!

THC: 80.1%

CBD: 0.4%

THCV: 0.0%

CBN: 0.4%

CBG: 3.0%

Total Cannabinoids: 83.9%

Batch Number: FFOBBULK0O000029

Other Ingredients: Terpenes

As with my other reviews, I rate this product on three main criteria. Those three scores will be averaged for a final “overall score” and basic description of the product quality.

Taste

Although I wouldn’t know it until long after my first trying Trulieve’s 9lb Hammer distillate, this stuff gets really close to the taste of vaping actual 9lb Hammer flower. There is definitely that earthy, slightly grape-like taste that is a defining characteristic of the flower; Trulieve did a great job (with food-grade terpenes at that) with accurately emulating the taste of this distillate. As I’ve mentioned in other reviews, there is a notable bitter taste and sensation when consuming any strain of Truclear distillate orally; this can be alleviated by eating your distillate of choice with something slightly sweet or otherwise pleasant in flavor. The distillate may have a slightly sweeter taste when consumed via inhalation in comparison to vaping raw 9lb Hammer flower, but again, it seems to be remarkably close. I like the taste of both the flower and the distillate – very cannabis-esque and enjoyable.

Taste Rating: 3.80/5.00

Vapor Quality

9lb Hammer distillate produces a smooth vapor when used with VFire pods and a Trustik/ALD Amaze VFire battery. The hits can be as small or as big as the user chooses; the taste of the distillate carries over to the vapor fairly efficiently as well, leaving the patient with an enjoyable vaping experience. This strain does not make me cough as much as sativa distillates do, though I suspect the reason for this is the difference in food-grade terpenes between the products. Overall, I think the vapor quality is solid when vaping 9lb Hammer Truclear.

Vapor Quality Rating: 4.00/5.00

Effects

9lb Hammer distillate quickly brings on warm body sensations and, perhaps surprisingly, a strong cerebral high as well. I tend to feel the effects nearly instantaneously when vaping, and they come on strong. The main difference with the effects of the distillate vs. the flower is that the body effects are not quite as strong or noticeable in the distillate. My suspicion of the reason for this is that natural flower has so many hundreds of different cannabinoids and terpenes, some of which we may not even be aware of yet. It’s difficult to accurately emulate something created by nature, and though the effects from the distillate are enjoyable, they just aren’t quite the same as the flower. In low doses, 9lb Hammer distillate really doesn’t feel too different from a sativa distillate like Clementine other than having more noticeable effects on the body, but even those effects are only moderately more noticeable in this distillate. Low doses will relieve minor to moderate aches and pains in the body and help my anxiety; high doses will help me ease into sleep much easier and stay in a deeper sleep longer if I’m having issues with insomnia. If you’re a fan of concentrates, I definitely recommend trying this or any other indica product for evening and nighttime use. It’s great for unwinding after a long day and helping the thought train to slow down to a comfortable speed. Patients looking to relieve pain, insomnia, GI issues, anxiety, lack of appetite, and other similar conditions may find relief from using 9lb Hammer distillate. The effects are warm, relaxing, and enjoyable, and perhaps not best suited for the patient planning to be productive.

Effects Rating: 4.10/5.00

Overall Rating: 3.97/5.00

The Trulieve 9lb Hammer Distillate would best be described as a “good” product; I would definite recommend patients trying this or other strains for late afternoon, evening, and nighttime medication. I find this strain particularly good for soothing my anxiety and relieving minor aches and pains related to exercise. Though I prefer the 9lb Hammer flower to the Truclear distillate form, I still see medical value in both, and find the distillate convenient for on-the-go medicating when used via inhalation.

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Trulieve Truclear Distillate Review: God’s Gift (1:1 CBD:THC)

1:1 CBD:THC products are some of the most versatile forms of medication that the Florida program has to offer; the higher presence of CBD in these formulations results in a less psychoactive experience, traded for potentially more wide-ranging medicinal benefits and definitely less potential for anxiety than the other distillates. I found that the God’s Gift 1:1 Truclear was a great medicine for any time of the day and for almost any ailment. With levels near 40% of both CBD and THC, God’s Gift can relieve your anxiety while simultaneously stimulating appetite and suppressing nausea. The versatility of 1:1 products definitely make them something we recommend trying for any new patient, regardless of what condition(s) they may have been diagnosed with.

Quick Facts:

God’s Gift Distillate (1:1 CBD:THC) – (extracted from Harlequin GDP (Hybrid))

THC: 41.8%

CBD: 38.6%

THCV: 0.5%

CBN: 0.4%

CBG: 1.2%

Total Cannabinoids: 82.5%

Batch Number: FFOBBULNHH000007

Other Ingredients: Terpenes

As with my other reviews, I rate this product on three main criteria. Those three scores will be averaged for a final “overall score” and basic description of the product quality.

Taste

Unlike most all other products, I actually consumed this product orally for the most part. All Truclear distillates have a notable bitterness to them when consumed orally, and God’s Gift was no different. There is definitely a grape taste in this distillate, and a hint of something similar to licorice as well. When I vaped this distillate with my PuffCo pen, the bitterness was replaced with a very subtle sweetness behind the grape and licorice tastes. God’s Gift actually tastes pretty similar to the Grandaddy Purple Truclear; this makes sense considering that GDP is one of the genetic parents of the strain. The taste is “okay”, but I much prefer products with cannabis-derived terpenes. The effects tend to be better, too.

Taste Rating: 3.40/5.00

Vapor Quality

God’s Gift distillate produces a smooth vapor when used with VFire pods and a Trustik/ALD Amaze VFire battery. It worked fairly well with my PuffCo pen, but the vapor was not very thick and consequently did not seem to get me as medicated as other methods of consumption. With the VFire, the vapor is on par with other distillates I’ve used it to vape; it produces as much vapor as you want/are able to draw.

Vapor Quality Rating: 4.00/5.00

Effects

God’s Gift Truclear is one of the most versatile products that I’ve yet to try in Florida’s medical cannabis program. For me, I used it to treat anything from nausea to muscle spasms to anxiety and depression; I seriously recommend every patient trying out at least one 1:1 CBD:THC product if not the God’s Gift distillate. As we continue to learn about the hundreds of cannabinoids and how they work individually and together, we find that some of the most medically useful products involve this “entourage effect” of multiple cannabinoids being used at the same time. The higher concentration of CBD in God’s Gift gives it added versatility and seems to help it have more “soothing” medical properties. Patients needed the strong effects of THC for conditions like depression, insomnia, and other similar illnesses may find that THC-dominant products like the Clementine distillate or Jack Herer distillate vape cartridge work better for managing their symptoms. God’s Gift may be a good choice for patients who are prone to anxiety and/or panic attacks from using high concentrations of THC as the CBD works to reduce the amount of psychoactive effects the THC is able to induce.

When I used God’s Gift (both orally and through inhalation), the effects were very mellow and relaxing. There was a prominent sensation of relaxation throughout the body, almost a warmth, and thoughts seemed to ease into a slow and steady pace so as not to overwhelm my mind as some strong sativa concentrates have done before. Any nausea or abdominal discomfort I had gradually faded away as a stronger appetite faded in. While this strain was not the best I’ve used to treat my depression, it was definitely one of the better products for treating anxiety and racing thoughts. Again, the benefits of God’s Gift are far-reaching and well-rounded.

TLDR: Every patient needs to give a 1:1 product a try at some point, whether it be this product or another one.

Effects Rating: 4.60/5.00

Overall Rating: 4.00/5.00

The Trulieve God’s Gift Distillate would best be described as a “medically versatile and useful” product; the higher amounts of CBD in combination with high concentrations of THC (both near 40%) really opens up a broad spectrum of medicinal benefits.. The one major way I think it could be improved would be to use cannabis-derived terpenes. Trulieve – if you’re reading this, I really believe you’d see a good return on switching Truclear over to a cannabis-derived Terpene product. If at all possible, labeling the strain as the strain it’s actually extracted from (We’d love Harlequin GDP Truclear!) would result in an even better image and trustworthiness.

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ALD Amaze VFire Vaporizer & VFire Pods Review

The ALD Amaze VFire vaporizer and its VFire pods have been our chosen method of vaping distillates since joining the program last year. The ALD Amaze VFire is basically the exact same vaporizer/battery as both the Cora and TruStik batteries. We prefer the VFire because the pods are a little bit more efficient with distillates than the Cora pods – the Cora pods tend to leave a little bit more left over that has to either be extracted from the pod (syringe?) or left unclaimed and pretty much wasted.

Functionality/Efficiency 

The ALD Amaze VFire battery is extremely easy to use. The pods are locked in with magnetic force; in nearly a year of using this battery and pod, I have never have an issue with the pods falling out in my pocket (this was one of my initial concerns when I learned of the magnetic system). 5 successive clicks of the power/vape button will turn the battery on and another 5 successive clicks after that will turn it off when you’re ready. To vape your oil of choice, you simply hold down the power button and draw from the mouthpiece. The VFire pods consistently have pretty good airflow and only tend to clog after the second fill. Most reddit users we’ve polled agree that 2 fills is the reasonable maximum for the VFire pods.

Loading the empty pods with your oil of choice is very simple and can be done in just a few minutes; we detail the exact steps to this process in an earlier article you can find here. The pods create clouds as big as you choose them to be – you can take up to a 10-second pull before the auto-shutoff feature will temporarily shut off the battery. This can be overridden by tapping the button, as with most batteries that functions this way, but we are not fans of doing this.

Overall, both the battery and pods function just as intended and even a little better than that. Very efficient and easy to use.

Functionality/Efficiency Rating: 4.00/5.00

Battery Life

We are quite simply extremely impressed with how long this battery lasts. I can go for at least four or five days without having to charge the VFire; this is with moderate use of up to four or five sessions per day, as flower is my preferred form of medication.

For heavy users, we would guess this battery lasts for at least a couple of days before having to be charged again. After having this thing for nearly a year, it’s still incredibly reliable.

Battery Life Rating: 4.30/5.00

Durability

For a vaporizer that costs less than $25, this thing is more than worth what you pay for it. That being said, it is not the most durable piece of equipment. The metal seems to be of a lower quality, and particularly around the edges where the pods are loaded/clipped in, I could see the metal bending if exposed to force like being stepped on. With a little care, however, the VFire battery holds up very well. The pods are fairly good quality as well; they seem to be some sort of plastic/synthetic material that does not very easily break if dropped. You get what you pay for and a little bit extra with this product – $25 is a steal for a system that will get you started with vaping oils and distillates very quickly and easily. Our vendor of choice (LighterUSA) ships this for free and has a very quick turnaround. Not a bad investment for a product that we can all but guarantee you will be satisfied with. 

Durability Rating: 3.50/5.00

Overall Rating: 3.93/5.00

The ALD Amaze VFire Battery and Vfire Pods are very good products. If they could be made with a slightly more durable metal (with a very small increase in cost, maybe to $25?), they would be a great product. We highly recommend the VFire battery and pods for vaping your oils/distillates of choice; we’ve been more than satisfied with this product and its performance over the last year.

Best place to Buy?

The VFire battery and pods have been hard for me to find in my local vape shops, so I use LighterUSA. They have several coupons and discounts for repeat customers, and offer free shipping on most products; the shipping is really quick too – I received my products within two days.

VFire Starter KitThis used to include one free VFire pod, but the model of the vaporizer was recently changed to include a more efficient and universal micro-usb charger, so the pods have to be bought separately now. The vaporizer is still $23, which we think is a steal. You can buy the starter kit here.

VFire Replacement PodsThese are the pods you will need to actually vape your oil of choice. LighterUSA discounts bulk purchases of these pods, as indicated on the product page you can find here.

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Trulieve CO2 Vape Cart Review: Green Crack (Sativa)

After hearing about the Green Crack sativa strain for so long, I finally decided to cave in and try another CO2 Vape Cart from Trulieve. I don’t buy these carts regularly because of the $55 for price tag; when you’re only getting 400mg for that price, it’s hard not to just get an 850mg syringe of Truclear and fill up a VFire pod myself for a total of less than $65. I also had my doubts about the taste of this product after trying the Sunset Sherbert CO2 vape cart; fortunately, this product tasted much better, and the effects have been very nice.

Quick Facts

Strain: Green Crack (Sativa)

THC: 82.2%

CBD: 0.4%

Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBBULPLE000003

Extracted from: Jack Herer (Again, I really don’t understand the need to label the product as another strain. If Green Crack has a lower yield, adjust to that.)

Taste:

Trulieve’s C02 vape cart products are all made with natural cannabis-derived terpenes, so I expected the taste of them to be much better than their earlier vape carts, which are cut with MCT oil and food-grade terpenes. As I mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the Sunset Sherbert vape cart had me a little bit skeptical of how well Trulieve was going to be able to implement the cannabis-derived terpenes. Sunset Sherbert had a very earthy taste (to be blunt, it tastes like fresh soil), which can be accurate for some strains; however, the implementation in that particular product did not result in the most appealing taste.

I was pleased to find that the Green Crack CO2 cart had a completely different taste. It’s very fresh and “clean” tasting, moderately sweet, with the slightest hint of an herbal/earthy taste. Overall, it’s very pleasing, and I could see it becoming an issue for patients to dose more than usual with this product for that reason. Leafly mentions the three main tastes as “earthy, citrus, and sweet”. I would have to say that sweet was the primary tase of those three, citrus is not really present at all (at least for me), and the earthy taste was very subtle.

Taste Rating: 4.00/5.00

Vapor and Product Quality

The Trulieve CO2 carts are all CCell carts with the small rubber bands of various colors to denote which strain or ratio the cart is. Airflow is exceptionally good with these carts and possibly the best in the program that I’ve yet tried. The carts may look like they aren’t full; my Trulieve always has a package insert in my bag when I buy these carts that states the appearance of any lack of product is due to the efficient absorption of the CCell carts. These carts already seem to burn pretty fast due to how well the air flows, so I’m a little cautious about fully believing this, but online research seems to indicate this is true.

The vapor on this product always makes me cough. Every time. It doesn’t matter if I take a one second drag or if I inhale for five seconds – I am going to go into a coughing fit. This is strange for me because I generally have a good tolerance to cannabis products and rarely cough; perhaps some of the terpenes in Green Crack are causing this. I don’t necessarily find coughing to be a bad thing, though, as it seems I am always more efficiently medicated afterward vs. not coughing at all.

Vapor/Product Quaity Rating: 3.90/5.00

Effects:

I’m very pleased with the effects I’ve been getting from the Green Crack CO2 cart. This strain induces a very controlled, almost calm, focus. I find that I am able to organize and categorize my thoughts very well after medicating, leading me to believe that this product would be really good for patients looking for alternative treatment for ADD and ADHD. Green Crack does not necessarily give me a significant amount of euphoria, but it does leave me feeling generally calm and at ease, which is not what I would expect based off of the strain name. I honestly don’t know why this strain is called Green Crack, unless the flower brings on different effects; Jack Herer and Sour Diesel both have given me much more racy effects than Green Crack. The only sativa in the program that I’ve found to be an even more mellow sativa would be Colombian Gold.

The focus and productivity this strain brings is outstanding, though. I primarily vape Clementine Truclear during the day to help with my depression, anxiety, and occasional ADD symptoms; after trying this Green Crack vape cart, I may have a close contender for my main daytime medication in the near future. The only superiority that I would say I find in Clementine is its euphoric qualities seem to be more notable and better for treating depression. The effects from the Green Crack CO2 vape cart are definitely top tier.

Effects Rating: 4.40/5.00

Overall Rating: 4.10/5.00

The Green Crack CO2 Vape Cart from Trulieve is a product that I would best describe as “exceptionally good”. The one thing that would make this product even better would be a price reduction down to $40 or $45; I am really hoping that victories in court trials on the unconstitutionality of the current Florida medical cannabis law will drive prices across the state downward in 2019. Other than that, I’d definitely recommend giving this product a try.

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Florida Medical Cannabis: Ultimate Guide to Vaping Distillate with V-Fire Pods

Why vape distillates?

Simply put, distillates are some of the most cost-effective medications in the program. Since I’m most familiar with them, I will use Trulieve for an example: Their 600mg THC vape carts cost $77, but one gram of Truclear (averaging around 850mg THC) costs $60. Even after buying the pods to fill up with distillate (which are linked below in the “helpful links” section), you spend around $60-$65 for 850mg THC (and no MCT oil) vs. $77 for 600mg THC in a cart that has been cut with MCT oil. As we can see, this difference can quickly add up to significant savings over a period of weeks and months. Most cannabis patients on Reddit prefer filling up VFire pods, which are the same exact pods that Trulieve uses for their Trupod product, with various distillates from the program. The VFire pods work with both the TruStik and ALD Amaze VFire batteries (which are the same battery with different branding); the ALD Amaze starter kit is $23 and comes with a free empty pod vs. spending $35 for a TruStik. The advantage to the TruStik is that Trulieve will replace it for free if its damaged or defective, so the pros and cons of the various devices will need to be weighed out. It can be said for certain that VFire pods are a great product: they’re easy to fill, create quality vapor, and are fairly inexpensive.

How to fill a pod with Distillate

This process can seem somewhat intimidating for a patient that has never done it before. The idea of making a mess and losing product can make the process seem more complicated than it is. I can attest that it is very simple; it takes me less than 5 minutes and my first time attempting a fill was a success. The key to remember is that the edge of the distillate syringe (after you pop off the little plastic/rubber screw stopper) fits down into the pod perfectly and allows for an easy fill.

1.) Remove the mouthpiece, rubber stopper, and metal screen: The first part of the process of filling the pod will be to get the mouthpiece off. VFire pods have 3 parts that comprise their mouthpiece, which are easy to identify due to them being made of 3 different materials. I have also taken a photo that shows all the separate parts and made it the featured image of this post for your convenience. You will have the plastic mouthpiece itself, which is the part you actually hold to your lips when inhaling vapor. The other two parts are the rubber stopper and the metal screen. If you were loading these 3 parts back into an empty pod, the metal screen goes first, then the rubber stopper, and then the plastic mouthpiece is clicked into place.

Most VFire pods I’ve gotten from LighterUSA are shipped with the plastic mouthpieces already taken off, leaving only the rubber stopper and metal screens to remove. Both are pretty easy to get out. If you need to remove the mouthpiece, it just pops out of place, and will take a little bit of force to work it out of the tiny grooves it latches into. For the rubber stopper, I will pinch one of the edges with my fingernails and pull it until I’ve worked it out of the pod; it’s not very hard to do. The metal screen has holes in it that a bobby pin or something similar will easily help you pull out. Once all three of these pieces are removed, you will be left with an empty pod that is ready to fill.

2.) Remove the plastic/rubber screw cap from the Distillate syringe

Most all distillates like Truclear have recently added these little rubber stoppers to the end of their syringes, but these can actually be popped off pretty easily as long as you do not push out any of the distillate before attempting to do so. The distillate acts like glue when it tries, and will bind the cap to it and make it really hard to force off. Do not pry too hard as the nose of the syringe can and will break, creating a mess and possibly an injury if the sharp broken edges cut your finger like they did mine.

If you remove this cap first thing, it should be fairly easy to pull right off. Once this is done, the nose of the syringe will fit down into the pod perfectly.

3.) Heat your distillate

Distillates are thick by nature, making it somewhat difficult to push them through for filling the pods. To make the distillate more of a liquid consistency, it needs to be heated. In my opinion, the easiest way to do this is to use a hairdryer with medium heat on the syringe for about 20-30 seconds (be careful handling the syringe; it will be hot). This makes the distillate very easy to push out. Other methods of heating distillate involve putting the syringe in a plastic bag and letting it soak in warm water, but I prefer keeping things dry and clean.

4.) Put the nose of the syringe into the pod and fill it up

Once all the above steps have been completed, carefully insert the nose of the syringe into the empty VFire pod and push it in. The distillate should flow out freely; fill up the pod until it reaches the level where the metal screen and rubber stopper will be. You will most likely have a small amount of distillate left in the syringe; I typically use this for edibles or for refilling the pod later.

5.) Put the pod back together

Now it’s time to do the reverse of what we did earlier. Put the metal screen in first. The rubber stopper will be next – the side with the larger two outer holes and smaller middle hole needs to be facing upward so the plastic mouthpiece can fit down into it. Finally, push the plastic mouthpiece in until it clicks into place. That’s it – you’re done, and ready to put the VFire pod into a battery to vape!

How many times can I use a VFire Pod?

The general consensus on Reddit is that a single pod is good for 2 total fills, with 3 being the absolute max before the taste and vapor quality both begin to suffer. Patients have noted that the taste begins to take on a “burnt plastic” quality around the end of the second fill. Some patients have claimed to have used a single pod as many as 15 times, but also stated that the taste was terrible after the third fill.

In general, each VFire pod can be expected to retain excellent vapor quality and taste for 2 fills.

Enjoy. This is the only method I use to vaporize my cannabis distillates and has been for many months after I tried it at the suggestion of fellow patients on Reddit. This is the generally accepted best and most affordable method to vaporize cannabis distillates in the Florida medical marijuana program.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me through any of the methods listed on this site’s contact page. As always, I hope this article has been helpful, and thank you for taking the time to read it.

Be sure to bookmark this page as an easy reference for filling pods in the future!