The Puffco Peak: The Pinnacle of Dabbing [Review]

A staple in the concentrate consumption scene, Puffco is behind some of the best vaporizers we see today. Being in the industry for only 5 years, Puffco immediately managed to be one of the foremost brands in the concentrate consumption platform. With products like the Puffco Plus and the Puffco Pro 2, this Los Angeles-based vaporizer company quickly gained a strong foothold in the portable vaporizer market, and with their latest offering, they plan to take your portable vaping experience to a whole new level.
The Puffco Peak was unveiled in the previously held International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) sometime around January earlier this year. It was then made available to wax concentrate consumers a few months later. During its release, the Puffco Peak was dubbed as the most advanced vaporizer ever made and was presumed to have cutting-edge features making it the smartest portable dab rig on the market.
First Impressions
With all the hype it was getting, the Puffco Peak swiftly became the talk of the town. Said to have been the future of dabbing, the Peak by Puffco is equipped with some of the most advanced features, the likes of what you’d see and expect from a top-tier rig.
Users found it hard to classify the Peak and later decided that it needed a classification of its own – and e-rig. The Peak brings together the elements of two of the best tools in concentrate consumption (an e-nail and a dab rig) very much like how its founder and CEO, Roger Voladarsky, brought together the “disciplines of design, technology, and engineering,” the principles and the elements that made Puffco the brand they are today. Quickly becoming an icon, the Puffco Peak sports a distinguishable triangular shape, a stable and firm figure, representing reliability and steadfastness, something dabbers are looking for in an e-rig. The Peak also boasts four unique heat settings giving you a wide array of temperature profiles, heats up in as fast as 20 seconds, features haptic feedback, and charges fast with low discharge rate. But what separates the Puffco Peak from the competition is its Intelligent Temperature Calibration (ITC), it’s what makes the Puffco Peak smart. It automatically remembers and adjusts the temperature and calibrates it with that of the ceramic bowl’s which ensures you’re getting the same level of heat – and high.
Could the Peak really be worth all the hype and all the money? It doesn’t come cheap, it’s placed under the $300+ mark making it not only a vaporizer of premium quality but one that sports a premium price tag.  
Getting To Know The Peak
Puffco products are known to uphold the core belief of the company – the virtue of purity. The Peak follows suit and is probably the epitome of this standard having components that are specifically designed and engineered to faithfully preserve the qualities of your select concentrates. The physical components of the Puffco Peak mainly compose of ceramic and medical-grade glass pieces, intended to ensure the preservation and retention of the distinct flavor notes and the unmistakable aroma of cannabis concentrates. The glass pieces are made from hand-blown borosilicate glass giving it high resistance to thermal shock and very low coefficient of thermal expansion, perfect for demanding and intense vaping sessions. The glass attachment also features percolation water filtration, giving you moisture-conditioned hits for draws that are smooth both on the throat and on the lungs.
The Puffco Peak also features high-grade ceramic bowls that are perfect for both low-temp dabs and high-temp hits. The ceramic bowls are designed to evenly heat your concentrates regardless of the Peak’s heat settings. Ceramic is inert by nature, compared to quartz and titanium, ceramic holds heat the longest. Even on high temperatures, the ceramic bowls will gradually heat your favorite concentrates without getting to the point of combustion. Moreover, ceramic is pure and because of its inert properties, will not react chemically to heat and will not change or alter your material in any way. True to its promise, Puffco products like the Peak, delivers the best results and lets you experience and enjoy your concentrates in its purest form.
Both the ceramic bowls and the borosilicate glass attachments can effortlessly be removed for easy cleaning and upkeep.
Using The Peak
Surprisingly, while the Puffco Peak is chock full of features making it sophisticatedly high-tech, it operates and steers like the average vaporizer. It could well be because the underlying technology behind the Puffco Peak basically stems from portable vape pens – Puffco’s bread and butter.
This principle makes the Puffco Peak relatively easy to use. Here’s how.

  1. Make sure that the Puffco Peak is fully charged to get optimum results. Generally, the Puffco Peak charges more or less in two hours and will yield an average of 30 dabs before the battery goes low.
  2. Remove the glass chamber from the base and fill it with water, just enough that the water barely touches the air holes.
  3. Replace the glass attachment and hold the power button on the Puffco Peak to turn the device on.
  4. To toggle between the temperature profiles, simply tap the same button thrice till you get to your desired temperature level.
  5. Check and open the carb cap to expose the ceramic bowls where you’ll be loading your materials.
  6. Using the loading tool, drop desired amount of concentrates onto the ceramic bowls and tap the power button twice to begin heating the concentrates.
  7. Start vaping and enjoy.

With just a few easy steps, even beginners will be able to use the Puffco Peak like a pro. The water filtration effectively cools down the vapors as well as sift any irritants giving out subtle vapors – the kind that doesn’t make you cough.
Final Thoughts
There’s no wonder why the Puffco Peak is seen as the best in its class, it’s really worth every penny. With top-tier features like unique heat settings and smart temperature calibration, the Puffco Peak indeed is the pinnacle of dabbing.

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Locked and Loaded: The Yocan Loaded Vaporizer

Yocan devices have been known as an industry standard for affordable and practical vaporizers that can perform as well as other devices twice its price. With their latest offering, The Yocan Loaded, they introduced new and revolutionary features like an extendable mouthpiece and a new way to remove and replace coils for quick and effortless transition from one vaping style to another. It’s a wax pen vaporizer built with the daily, on-the-go dabber in mind. Whether you’re a casual or a medical consumer, you’re sure to find that the Yocan Loaded is an ideal companion for your daily wax concentrate consumption needs.  
The Loaded Design – What’s New
Like most of Yocan’s products, the Yocan Loaded wax pen vaporizers are simple, minimalistic, and straightforward. A single power button simplifies operation leaving little to no learning curve and using the Loaded comes as natural as breathing.  
Atop the Loaded sits the extendable mouthpiece, one would simply have to turn the mouthpiece counterclockwise to extend the mouthpiece. Extending the mouthpiece provides a slightly longer vapor path and funnels the vapors to allow better cooling which helps remove some of the irritants from the vapor. Not only does the extendable mouthpiece enhance and improve the quality of the vapor, it also helps keep your vaping session clean as it keeps the actual mouthpiece hidden inside keeping it away from dust and dirt. This is perfect for those who keep their devices inside their pockets or in their bags when not in use.
Apart from the retractable mouthpiece, one of the new features from the Yocan Loaded is its atomizer base. The atomizers can be accessed in a chamber with a door-like hatch. Opening the hatch exposes the atomizer; the atomizer is connected to the battery via magnetic links allowing ease of use and quick removal and replacement of atomizers depending on your needs.  
Both features aren’t exactly new to Yocan products, however, the way they were applied and executed opened a whole new experience to vaporizer users, especially the ones who prefer vaping on their feet.
Premium Coils
The Yocan Loaded comes with two premium atomizers both are quartz-based giving the Yocan Loaded the capability to respond immediately and provide on-demand heating without affecting the quality of the material in terms of taste, aroma, and potency. Quartz is inert by nature and it does not react chemically to heat which means it’s one of the safest means of heating your concentrates without getting to the point of combustion.  
The quad coil boasts four quartz rods wrapped in high-quality coils. That means four times the fun, four times the vapor production. If you want to blow huge clouds of vapor that are highly visible and are dense they closely mimic the viscosity of real smoke then the quad coils are your best choice. Not only is it aesthetically appeasing, the heightened temperature level brought by the four coils also increases the intensity of the concentrates. The hotter the coils get, the more potent the vapors are. The vapors may come harsh and a small amount of dab on the quad coils will be enough to put you down for a good amount of time.  
The dual coils, on the other hand, are the perfect balance of flavor and vapor. The output of the quad coils isn’t as visually stunning as the quad coils but they yield better tasting vapors compared to the quads. The two quartz coils create vapors that preserve the flavor profile of your favorite concentrate and minimizes the harshness that you will otherwise experience from the quad coils, the vapor output of the dual coil is smoother and provide subtler upshots – perfect for those seeking mild euphoria.
Overall, both atomizers allow the user to experience the full spectrum of their wax concentrates and the intuitively designed hatch perfectly complements both atomizers.  
Yocan Staples
While the Yocan Loaded features new concepts and design applications, it still retains and embodies what we loved about Yocan products.  
One feature that’s become a Yocan staple, especially for their wax pen vaporizers is the wax container or wax stash located just below the vape pen. Those who like to vape on-the-go will no longer have to worry about carrying excess baggage since the Yocan Loaded allows you to keep an extra stash of concentrates for that much needed reload. What’s the point of having two atomizers if you have too few materials?  
You no longer have to worry about leaving home with just enough wax on you. You can now take on extended sessions and not worry about coming up short on wax. The bottom wax container is also magnetically latched onto the battery and like the atomizers, they can easily be removed and replaced. Yocan brings its design on a whole new level with the Loaded. The wax container’s interior is lined with medical-grade silicone so it’s safe to keep your wax concentrates in there. The container also features a dual compartment design which allows you to store two kinds of concentrates in one small container. This design and engineering are also rooted in the fact that the Loaded can be used with two atomizer coils. If you prefer to use different strains for each atomizer coil, then the wax storage discreetly hidden at the bottom of this wax vape pen is the perfect tool for keeping those waxy and oily substances.  
Another principal feature seen on most Yocan products is the generous battery. The Loaded is outfitted with 1400mAh batteries that’s enough for more than just the usual, casual sessions. The decision to incorporate a larger, more powerful battery is based on the atomizer coils. A 1400mAh battery is the prime choice to power up the Loaded’s quad coils, the larger the atomizer, the more demanding its requirements are.  
Final Thoughts
Overall, the Yocan Loaded is the embodiment of a modern classic. A piece of technology that molds tried and trusted brand staples together with brand new innovations that are designed to help improve the user’s overall experience. Yocan Loaded is available at

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What are the Top Cannabis Strains for Pain?

Many people use medical or recreational cannabis to remedy pain. Marijuana is definitely a great choice but it’s also a very diverse drug. The properties of the bud will decide how effective it will be for relieving your pain. Most importantly, whether it’s an “indica” or “sativa” strain will serve as a telling factor of what you can expect.
Let’s evaluate the top indica & sativa strains for pain relief…

Indica Strains for Pain Relief

Indica is often joked as being “in da couch” because it gives a full body high that essentially shuts off your brain’s ability to send pain signals. For the most severe cases, indica weed is the way to go — many medicinal users religiously stick by indica for its strong pain relief effects.
Some top-rated indica cannabis strains include:

  • Blue Cheese
  • Critical Mass
  • Granddaddy Purple
  • Hash Plant
  • Hindu Kush
  • Master Kush
  • Northern Lights
  • Purple Kush
  • Sensi Star

Notice a recurring theme in that list?
“Kush” is included in many of the names. If you’re new to marijuana, you might believe people use this term loosely — as if it’s a codeword in the streets like “green” or “herb”. The truth is, kush is always either an indica or indica-dominant hybrid strain.
Therefore, most users seeking pain relief results will find happy results from one of the kush strains. The other strains on that list are also very effective choices for pain relief. Many of these strains have very high THC levels as well, such as Purple Kush which measures in at 17 to 27 percent.

Sativa Strains for Pain Relief

The problem with sativa strains is that they provide more of a head high than a body one. The result is more relief to head-related pains such as chronic headaches or migraines. However, general pain relief in the body does occur when using sativa strains. Further, if you medicate through a vaporizer — even if it’s sativa, the pain relief impact will be long-lasting.
Even so, users seeking pain relief symptoms are highly recommended to focus their medicating experience on indica-based strains. If you wish to avoid the “energy dragging effects” that sometimes happen, go ahead and use an indica-dominant strain instead. That said, if your pain symptoms are minor — and supposing you like the head high effect — a sativa or sativa-dominant hybrid strain would be a solid choice.
Some top-rated sativa cannabis strains include:

  • AK-47
  • Amnesia Haze
  • Green Crack
  • Hawaiian Snow
  • Jack Herer
  • Laughing Buddha
  • Sour Diesel
  • Strawberry Cough

If you do go the sativa route, try microdosing first. Some users find that a high THC sativa strain can cause pain relief without any cloudiness when taken at lower levels.
One more note — if you go for a hybrid strain, remember there are two types: indica-dominant and sativa-dominant. For pain relief purposes, an indica-dominant will typically provide superior results. If you still find the body effect to be too much, the sativa-dominant alternative will at least keep some of the major pain relief benefits due to the partial indica content.

Final Verdict

Both medical and recreational marijuana heals pain in such a fashion that prescription painkillers are no longer required. Being dependent on a natural, herbal remedy like cannabis is a game-changer.
The opiate addiction epidemic our world is facing right now is well-known. You don’t want to become another statistic — but if you keep smoking a strain that doesn’t effectively provide pain relief, it’s possible you’ll give up on a weed as your painkiller and look for something else.
Don’t be afraid to explore the strains out there before you decide what works.
Use coupons and watch for marijuana deals and promotions to do a small bulk order on different strains. Research them beforehand and keep track of their effects on you, while noting their measurements, so you can figure out what strains relieve your pain the most.
A great tip: Find a few marijuana strains that work for you. Keep switching between them every so often so your body doesn’t fully adapt to the effects. The changeup will keep the pain relief symptoms working strong instead of weakening over time.
This post is meant to help users find and understand general information on cannabis strains for pain. Please get professional advice from your doctor before using any cannabis strain.