Jul 30, 2007
On this week's extra-special feature length episode of
the Web's Favourite Cannabis Podcast, the Dopefiend conducts
the FIRST EVER in-depth investigation into the new
Volcano DIGIT digital vaporizer. The Dopefiend is joined by Michael
Schwartz from Storz and Bickel, the machine's manufacturers, to
discuss the new model, its features and the thinking behind its
creation, and also gets answers to a stack of listener questions
about both Volcano models, including why it's so expensive and
whether there will ever be a cheaper version or a portable version,
the aim to have it recognized as a medical grade machine, how
vaporizers may save Amsterdam's coffeeshops in the face of the
smoking ban, the importance for medical users of a more consistent
and accurate temperature control, how the temperature control
compares to other digital vaporizers, the aluminium alloy heating
element and whether it's safe, some questions on vapor-leakage from
the bags, how to tell when the weed is out-vaped, the new
Easy-Valve system, how to combat dry or sore throats caused by
vaporizing, how long it's safe to leave the Volcano switched on,
and whether that elusive pocket-sized vaporizer will ever come.
Then, the Dopefiend relocates to the VaporLounge to be joined by
The Toker and Max Freakout for an in-depth trial and comparison of
the Volcano Classic and the Volcano DIGIT, comparing fan speed,
noise level, ease of use of both valve systems, density of vapor
from both units, and the consistency of both temperature controls,
as well as some discussion on the Swiss Cannabis scene. Finally, in
the Cannabis News this week, why Washington is determined to keep
on bullying medical marijuana states into submission, a factless
study on Cannabis Psychosis out of Zurich, the news that the UK
government is launching its biggest ever public consultation on
drugs, and the sad demise of Dallas's biggest ever Cannabis
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UPDATE: The fan on the Volcano Classic was upgraded to the same model as on the Volcano DIGIT at the end of 2006. Newer Volcano Classic units therefore have the same higher-performance fan as the Volcano DIGIT.
The day after we recorded this podcast, we re-ran the heat-up time comparison, and this time the Volcano DIGIT came out on top, reaching 184 degrees a couple of seconds before the Volcano Classic.
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