CANNABIS 101

Looking for some basic help to get you started on your new cannabis journey? Well, look no more! We’ve compiled a crash course on what you need to go from dazed and confused to Cheech and Chong in no time.

CANNABIS

Weed, pot, marijuana, Mary Jane…cannabis is known by many names. But, what is cannabis? Cannabis is a plant that produces flower, or bud, that contains the psychoactive cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in addition to 483 other compounds like CBD, CBG, & CBN.

Sativa - The Head High

A subspecies of cannabis, Cannabis Sativa is a tall and slender plant with long, thin leaves.

When smoked, Cannabis Sativa tends to produce a head high that promotes alertness, creativity, energy, and makes you feel uplifted and euphoric.

Sativa strains are best for daytime use.

Indica - The Body High

Another subspecies of cannabis, Cannabis Indica is a short, bushy plant with short, wide leaves.

When smoked, Cannabis Indica tends to produce a body high that promotes relaxation, rest, munchies, and soothes muscles.

Indica strains are best for nighttime use.

Cannabidiol - CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD), like THC, is one of the many cannabinoids found in cannabis. Unlike THC however, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you high. CBD products are great for those looking to benefit from the wonders of cannabis without experiencing the intoxicating effects.

CANNABIS PRODUCTS

Zkittlez Cannabis Strain Bud Flower

Flower

Also called the “nug” or the “bud”, flower refers the the part of the cannabis plant that you smoke.

3 RAW Cannabis Prerolls

Pre-Roll

Pre-rolls, joints, spliffs, and blunts are all terms for a rolled cannabis cigarette.

 

Orgrow Wax Cannabis Concentrate Dab

Concentrate

The highly potent product made from extracting THC and other chemical compounds from the cannabis plant. Oil, wax, dabs, rosin, resin, and shatter are all different forms of cannabis concentrate.

Smokiez Sour Green Apple Cannabis Edibles

Edible

Edibles are snacks that have been infused with cannabis.

Low Orbit 1g Cannabis Weed Vape Cartridge

Vape Cartridge

Vape cartridges are small devices filled with cannabis concentrate that are used with a vape battery.

 

Tikun Olam CBD Cannabis Tincture

Tincture

Tinctures are cannabis extracts, normally alcohol based, that are taken sublingually or added to recipes.

CONCENTRATES

Rosin

Cannabis Rosin on a Dab ToolWhat is rosin? Rosin is solvent-less extractthat uses heat and pressure to release the oils in the flower that can be smoked.

Distillate

Cannabis distillate close-upWhat is distillate? Distillate is highly refined oil that is run through many purification processes exposing it to heat and a deep vacuum. The result is a sticky honey-like oil. Terpenes are fractionated out separately and can be reintroduced.

THCA Crystalline

Cannabis DiamondsWhat is THCA crystalline? THCA crystalline is a  solid extract that goes through many processes and filters in order to destroy all plant matter. The results are clear crystals that can boast up to 99% THC.

Nug Run

Nug Run Cannabis ConcentrateWhat is nug run? Nug run is hash oil made from whole flower rather than shake and trim.

Live Resin

Live Resin Cannabis ConcentrateWhat is live resin? Live resin is extracted from cannabis that is frozen rather than cured before extracting and results in a higher quality product.

Shatter

Slab of Cannabis Concentrate ShatterWhat is shatter? Shatter refers to the consistency of concentrate that is shelf stable, easy to work with, and breaks like glass when bent.

Wax

Cannabis Concentrate WaxWhat is wax? Wax is a concentrate that is opaque and typically crumbly or peanut-butter like. It’s usually easy to scoop and good for beginners.

Sugar Wax

cannabis terp sugar wax concentrateWhat is sugar wax? Sugar wax is a gritty sand-like oil that is easy to scoop unless it’s packed full of terpenes, then it might be a little soupy.

Isolate

thc cbd cannabis isolate concentrateWhat is cannabis isolate? Isolate is THC concentrated down to its purest form.

RSO (Rick Simpson Oil)

Rick Simpson Oil RSOWhat is RSO? RSO, short for Rick Simpson Oil, is a full plant extract, using all parts of the plant. RSO is made by soaking plant matter in alcohol. Afterward, the plant matter is filtered out. The resulting extract retains a tar-like appearance once the solvents have evaporated. RSO is usually consumed orally.

BHO (Butane Hash Oil)

Cannabis Concentrate BHO ShatterWhat is BHO? BHO, short for Butane Hash Oil, is made by placing plant matter in a closed column, washing butane over it, and then recovering the solvent. The solvent pulls THC, CBD, and the terpenes. This is then poured out into a thin sheet and placed in a vacuum drying oven that removes any remaining solvents.

CO2 Oil

CO2 Cannabis OilWhat is CO2 oil? CO2 oil comes from a supercritical fluid extraction that removes THC and terpenes from raw cannabis. This solvent and pressure are used to extract cannabinoids and terpenes. Using this solvent, the resulting extract is considered by many to be “cleaner” than butane or propane-derived extracts. This method results in a viscous, oily liquid. Moreover, this oil is frequently found in vaporizer pens and cartridges.

Solvent Free

Gooey cannabis extractWhat does solvent-free mean? Solvent-free means that solvents were used but are fully purged out of the concentrate, like with distillate.

Solventless

Live Rosin Cannabis ExtractWhat does solventless mean? Solventless mean that no solvents were used at any time during the extraction, like with rosin, dry sift, bubble hash, or traditional hash.

Decarboxylate

Person Smoking Weed Out Of Bong by WindowWhat does it mean to decarboxylate weed? Decarboxylation is the process of converting the acid form (also called “inactive”) cannabinoids such as THCA to THC and CBDA to CBD. It is an essential part of the process if you wish to consume cannabis orally.

Kief

Kief Cannabis Extract TrichomeWhat is kief? Kief results from the separation trichomes from the marijuana plant. Kief is often referred to as dry sieve hash thanks to the use of screens to facilitate the extraction.

Purging

Flushing Cannabis Plants With WaterWhat is purging? Purging is the process of removing residual solvent from a concentrate.

Carb Cap

dab rig carb cab cannabisWhat is a carb cap? A carb cap is a piece of glass, quartz, ceramic or titanium that is used to trap the air and activate non-vaporized oil when covered over the nail of a dab rig; Carb caps are commonly used for quartz bangers and titanium and ceramic domeless nails.

TERPENES

 What is a terpene? Terpenes, sometimes referred to as “terps”, are aromatic compounds found in plants including cannabis. While only a handful make up a majority of most cannabis terpene profiles, there are over 100 different terpenes found in cannabis plants. Each cannabis strain has a unique terpene profile. As a result, different cannabis strains have different aroma/flavor profiles as well as different unique effects. That’s right, terpenes affect how you get high.

How do terpenes affect your high? Well, terpenes and other cannabinoids help THC absorb into the body more efficiently and promote a longer lasting high. Smoking pure THC with no other cannabinoids  or terpenes present often leads to a short and shallow high. In addition to this, each terpene has it’s own unique effects on the body. To learn more in depth about what each terpene does, keep reading below.

Terpenes 101 | What Are They & What Do They Do?

If you’ve ever taken a look at the label of your weed jar you might’ve noticed some information listed about terpenes. You may even be familiar with some of the more popular ones like limonene, linalool, myrcene, and so on. But, what do these things mean? What even are terpenes? Well, terpenes are the aromatic compounds found in many plants. These aromatic compounds affect the smell (and tangentially the taste) of your bud. 

Terpenes aren’t exclusive to cannabis either. Every terpene on this list can also be found in other plants whether that be flowers, trees, or fruits. Aside from their benefits when smoked in cannabis, terpenes are used in all kinds of commercial products like soaps, bug repellents, perfumes, and more. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the most prominent terpenes found in various strains of cannabis and what each of them is like.

Bisabolol

Main Notes: Floral

Popular Strains: Harle-Tsu | ACDC | Headband

Chamomile Flowers to Represent the Terpene Bisabolol

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Bisabolol is a terpene commonly found in chamomile in addition to cannabis. The fragrance it gives off is weak but pleasantly sweet and floral. Bisabolol is also used in many cosmetics because of its perceived ability to restore skin and help with irritation. In cannabis, Bisabolol provides an additional soothing factor to your smoking experience. Strains you can find with this terpene are Harle-Tsu and ACDC.

Borneol

Main Notes: Mint & Balsam

Popular Strains: Amnesia Haze | Golden Haze | K13 Haze

Thyme to Represent the Terpene Borneol

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Borneol is a terpene that naturally occurs in ginger, rosemary, and thyme in addition to cannabis. Fun fact: The scent of Borneol repels insects and parasites, so strains with this terpene could be a good choice to take camping! Borneol is actually often used in natural insect repellants as well as perfume and cologne. When it comes to your cannabis experience, Borneol provides a minty-fresh smoke and is found in strains like OG Kush and Haze.

Camphene

Main Notes: Musk & Earth

Popular Strains: Ghost OG | Strawberry Banana | Mendicino Purps

Nutmeg to Represent the Terpene Camphene

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Camphene is a terpene that is commonly found in conifers, nutmeg, and bergamot oil as well as certain strains of cannabis. Strains with Camphene tend to soothe muscles and provide relaxing effects when smoked. Strains you can pick up with notable amounts of Camphene are Ghost OG and Mendocino Purps.

Caryophyllene

Main Notes: Spice

Popular Strains: Girl Scout Cookies | Bubba Kush | Gorilla Glue

Cloves to Represent the Terpene Caryophyllene

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One of the most commonly found terpenes in cannabis, Caryophyllene is also found in black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon. As such, you can expect strains with this terpene to give a peppery bite. Caryophyllene is actually a very unique terpene as it’s the only one with the ability to bind and directly activate a cannabinoid receptor, particularly CB2 receptors. As a result, Caryophyllene may help soothe inflammation. Strains you can pick up with higher-than-average concentrations of Caryophyllene are Girl Scout Cookies and Bubba Kush.

Cedrol (Cedrene)

Main Notes: Musk & Woods

Popular Strains: Banana Split | Jet Fuel | Sky Runner

Cedar to Represent the Terpenes Cedrol and Cedrene

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Cedrol and Cedrene are terpenes most commonly found in trees like cedar as well as cannabis. Like Borneol, Cedrol and Cedrene are often used in insect repellants. They can also be found in perfumes, soaps, and cleaning products thanks to their fresh woodsy scent and clarifying properties. If you’re looking for a strain with these terpenes, consider picking up some Banana Split or Jet Fuel.

Citronellol

Main Notes: Rose & Citrus

Popular Strains: Amnesia Haze | Great White Shark | Island Sweet Skunk

Lemongrass to Represent the Terpene Citronellol

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If you’ve ever used a citronella candle to repel mosquitos, then you’re familiar with Citronellol. Citronellol is a terpene most commonly found in roses, geraniums, and lemongrass in addition to cannabis. Due to its pleasant citrusy, floral fragrance, Citronellol is most often used in candles and soaps but may also be found in baked goods and other food products. If you want a great smelling strain with Citronellol, consider picking up Island Sweet Skunk or Amnesia Haze.

Delta 3 Carene

Main Notes: Pine & Rosemary

Popular Strains: AK-47 | Jack Herer | Super Lemon Haze

Rosemary to Represent the Terpene Delta 3 Carene

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Delta 3 Carene is a pungently pine-forward terpene found in plants other than cannabis like rosemary, pine, and cedar trees. Strains with Delta 3 Carene, like Jack Herer and Super Lemon Haze, tend to provide mental clarity and physical relief. It also has a tendency to draw out liquids, making it great for use in the cosmetic industry, but may lead to dry mouth when smoked in cannabis.

Eucalyptol

Main Notes: Mint

Popular Strains: Headband | Super Silver Haze | Ace of Spades

Eucalyptus to Represent the Terpene Eucalyptol

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Eucalyptol, as you may have guessed by the name, is found in eucalyptus and tends to give cannabis strains a minty kick. Eucalyptol is also an ingredient in many brands of mouthwash and cough suppressants because of its fresh minty profile. While Eucalyptol is not an extremely common terpene, it can be found in strains like Headband and Super Silver Haze.

Farnesene

Main Notes: Green Apple

Popular Strains: Cherry Punch | Dutch Haze | White Rhino

Green Apples to Represent the Terpene Farnesene

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While it’s rarely found in large quantities in cannabis, Farnesene can be found in apples, oranges, and turmeric. Strains with Farnesene are quite a treat because, in addition to their rarity, they’re ultimately delicious and tend to exude notes of green apple. Farnesene has even been reported to bring a calm relaxation to the mind and body. If you’re looking for one of the few strains with this terpene, keep your eyes out for some Dutch Haze Treat or White Rhino.

Geraniol

Main Notes: Peach & Rose

Popular Strains: Harlequin | Purple Punch | Strawberry Diesel

Geraniums to Represent the Terpene Geraniol

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Geraniol is a terpene that can be found in rose, lemongrass, and citronella oil as well as cannabis. Fun Fact: Geraniol is produced by the scent glands of honeybees to mark nectar-bearing flowers and locate the entrances to their hives. Strains with Geraniol, like Harlequin and Purple Punch, tend to soothe the body as well as the mind.

Humulene

Main Notes: Earth

Popular Strains: Candyland | Original Glue | White Widow

Hops to Represent the Terpene Humulene

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Humulene is one of the more common terpenes found in cannabis, but it is also found in plants like sage, ginseng, and hops. Strains with large concentrations of Humulene tend to be spicy and herbaceous with an overall earthy smell. Cannabis plants benefit greatly from this terpenes presence as it helps deter pests and prevent fungal infections on the plant. If you want to give some strains with Humulene a whirl, pick up some Candyland or Original Glue.

Limonene

Main Notes: Bitter Citrus

Popular Strains: Berry White | Jack the Ripper | Wedding Cake

Lemons to Represent the Terpene Limonene

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Limonene is one of the most recognizable cannabis terpenes but is also found in things like the peels of citrus fruits such as limes, lemons, and oranges. Due to its citrusy fragrance, Limonene is popularly found in cleaning products and some cosmetics. In cannabis, Limonene is believed to provide a sense of calm and relief when smoked. If you’re looking for some Limonene-dominant strains, try picking up some Berry White or Wedding Cake.

Linalool

Main Notes: Lavender & Citrus

Popular Strains: Do-Si-Dos | OG Shark | Zkittlez

Lavender to Represent the Terpene Linalool

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Another one of the most recognized cannabis terpenes is Linalool, which can be found in things like lavender, cinnamon, and rosewood. Linalool is believed to promote relaxation and calming effects when found in cannabis. It isn’t often that you’ll find Linalool abundantly present in cannabis, but you can find it in strains like Do-Si-Dos and Zkittlez.

Myrcene

Main Notes: Cloves & Citrus

Popular Strains: Grape Ape | Granddaddy Purple | OG Kush

Mangoes to Represent the Terpene Myrcene

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The most common terpene found in cannabis is Myrcene. In fact, Myrcene represents over 20% of the terpene profile in modern commercial cannabis strains on average. Beyond cannabis, Myrcene can also be found in mangoes, hops, and lemongrass. This terpene is believed to promote calming effects and have an overall soothing effect. Strains that you can pick up that contain high levels of Myrcene are Grape Ape and Granddaddy Purple.

Nerolidol

Main Notes: Floral & Citrus

Popular Strains: Sweet Skunk | Jack Herer | Skywalker OG

Jasmine Flowers to Represent the Terpene Nerolidol

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Nerolidol, while found in cannabis, is also found in plants like ginger, jasmine, and tea tree. It is used in all kinds of things like detergents, and cleansers, and is even used as a flavoring agent. Strains with notable amounts of Nerolidol tend to help you feel at ease and may even make you feel a bit sedated. If you’re looking for some strains with Nerolidol, check out Sweet Skunk or Skywalker OG when you stop by Cinder.

Ocimene

Main Notes: Mint & Woods

Popular Strains:  Golden Goat | Dutch Treat | Space Queen

Parsley to Represent the Terpene Ocimene

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Ocimene is a flavorful terpene that can be found in mint and parsley in addition to cannabis. Ocimene has a beautiful, sweet, earthy, citrusy aroma that is frequently used in perfume. Strains with Ocimene tend to be more uplifting, but very few strains contain it as a dominant terpene. However, if you want to pick up a strain with some Ocimene, consider getting some Golden Goat or Dutch Treat.

Pinene

Main Notes: Pine

Popular Strains: Big Smooth | Blue Dream | Cannatonic

Pine to Represent the Terpene Pinene

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Pinene, as you might guess by the name, is found in pine and other conifers as well as cannabis. It is actually the most common terpene found in the natural world. Some people find it beneficial to combat body aches and uneasy feelings. If you want a strain with a high Pinene content, you should pick up some Big Smooth or Blue Dream. Big Smooth is actually a rare example of a Pinene-dominant strain.

Phytol

Main Notes: Balsam

Popular Strains: Sour Diesel | OG Cheese | OG Kush

Basil to Represent the Terpene Phytol

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Phytol is a terpene found in cannabis that can also be found in green tea, basil, and mint. It is believed to have stress-relieving properties as well as physically soothing effects. If you’re looking for cannabis strains that contain Phytol, you’ll want to pick up some Sour Diesel or OG Cheese.

Sabinene

Main Notes: Pepper

Popular Strains: Mimosa | Red Haze | Northern Lights

Peppercorns to Represent the Terpene Sabinene

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Sabinene is one of the chemical compounds that contribute to the spiciness of black pepper and can also be found in carrot seed oil in addition to its presence in cannabis. Sabinene is one of the rarest types of cannabis terpenes due to its extremely low presence in most strains, but if you’re looking for strains with Sabinene you can pick up some Mimosa or Northern Lights when you come into Cinder.

Terpinolene

Main Notes: Smoke & Woods

Popular Strains: Ghost Train Haze | XJ-13 | Golden Goat

Cumin to Represent the Terpene Terpinolene

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Terpinolene is a terpene found in cannabis that is also found in cumin, parsnip, and sage. Most people note that strains with high amounts of Terpinolene tend to lead to relaxation and an elevated mood. Despite being classified as a minor terpene, it is not uncommon to find cannabis with high concentrations of Terpinolene. Strains that have this terpene in high concentrations are Golden Goat and XJ-13.

Valencene

Main Notes: Sweet Citrus

Popular Strains: Agent Orange | Tangie | Jillybean

Oranges to Represent the Terpene Valencene

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Valencene is another of the lesser-known cannabis terpenes and can also be found in sweet oranges. Like many other terpenes, Valencene is popularly used as an insect repellant. Strains with this terpene tend to have an amazingly sweet orange aroma. If you’re looking for strains that are high in Valencene, consider picking up some Agent Orange or Tangie when you stop by Cinder.

Conclusion

While this list may seem abundant, there are about 400 known terpenes in cannabis, so you can understand why we didn’t include every last one of them. In fact, only a handful of these 400 terpenes have had enough research done to understand their effects. So, while we didn’t list all 400 terpenes here today, these terpenes are the ones you’re going to hear about most when it comes to cannabis. You may not even hear about half of these terpenes most of the time due to their rare abundance. If you want to know what to commit to memory, the most common cannabis terpenes are Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool, Caryophyllene, and Humulene. So, if you want to impress your fellow stoners, or just have some handy information about terpenes, come back and reference this article!


Products listed are available at Cinder locations: Cinder North, 6010 N Division St, Spokane, Wa 99208; Cinder Downtown, 927 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201; and Cinder Valley, 1421 N Mullen Rd B, Spokane Valley, Wa 99206

This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Which is to say, cannabis can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Therefore, do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. Furthermore, there may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. To sum up, keep out of the reach of children.

CINDER BATTERY FAQ

VAPE CART FAQ

How long does a cartridge last?

On average, a ½ gram cartridge will last 10 days or ~200 puffs. How long it actually lasts depends on the user.

How does cost of hash oil compare to flower?

It is quite economical, but the answer again varies by usage. It really depends on how often you use it. Many members prefer using the hash oil because it is more discreet and easy to use.

Can I refill a cartridge?

It can be done, but not recommended. The cartridges are intended for use until the hash oil is consumed. We do have members that refill their cartridges with our syringes and have had success. Please note that if you elect to refill a cartridge, you will void the guarantee.

Will elevation or heat affect my cartridge?

Yes. Be sure to keep your cartridge out of direct sunlight, do not leave in your car on warm days. Also we have found major changes in elevation will affect the cartridge. There is a rubber stopper under the tip, this can be removed when traveling by car, just be sure to keep the cartridge in a fully upright position or the oil will leak out, keep the stopper in a safe place and restore it properly before using it again.

My cartridge is leaking, what should I do?

Immediately remove the cartridge from the battery, then clean the connection with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol. Place the faulty cartridge back into original package and contact us.

Why does the oil change color?

It is normal for the oil to darken as it is repeatedly heated and cooled. Just like a joint that is lit multiple times, the color and the taste will change over time. Our cartridges are best consumed within a 30 day period once ignited.

Return Policy

If the cartridge has a manufacturers error then we will exchange the faulty cartridge if it is more than 3/4 full with the original packaging and receipt with in 10 days of purchase. Cartridges can only be returned to the Cinder location that they were originally purchased at. Please call any Cinder location for trouble shooting over the phone, or bring in your cartridge within 10 days of purchase and we would love to help you.

 

VAPE CARTRIDGE & BATTERY CARE

 

Cartridges roughly “go bad” around 2 years from the manufacture date. They will not “go bad”, however they may lose their efficacy over time. Below are some helpful tips to try if your vape cart is not working properly or stops working.

  • Charge your battery: Before using a new cartridge, you’ll want to make sure your battery is adequately charged. Attach your battery to the charger and wait until the indicator light shows that it’s fully charged.
  • Attach the cartridge: Remove all packaging and attach the cartridge by screwing it onto the battery. Make sure the unit is snuggly and properly connected. If you have a magnetic battery drop it in the battery.
  • Activate the battery: Some batteries turn on automatically, while others require 5 taps of the button to activate. Batteries usually have a light that turns on when the button is pressed, letting you know that the unit is turned on.
  • Press and inhale: Hold down the button on your battery while inhaling softly through the mouthpiece of the cartridge. You should see the battery light up and begin to feel vapor entering your lungs. You’ll also see amounts of vapor when exhaling, which lets you know the unit is working properly. 
  • Keep your unit clean: The threading on your cartridge and battery must be clean to ensure a firm connection when attached. Carefully using a q-tip with rubbing alcohol is the best way to clean these small parts. It’s important to avoid water exposure, which can damage your battery and also doesn’t work well for cleaning cannabis resin.
  • Don’t overheat: If the unit stops working, it might be too hot. Prolonged activation of the battery can cause it to shut down. An overheated unit can also damage the cannabis oil inside the unit. 
  • Understand your battery: Knowing the features of your battery will help get the best results and troubleshoot when necessary. Most batteries will blink when they need to be recharged or they’ve become overheated. If your battery is blinking or its light changes color, the device is communicating something to you about its current condition.
  • Store properly: For best results, cartridges should be stored away from bright light and extreme temperatures. Reapplying any caps or containers that came with the cartridge is recommended. Be sure to store your cartridge upright to avoid any leaking or uneven distribution of oil. Keep in mind that cartridges can sometimes work effectively for months after purchase, but performance will be strongest if used within a few weeks of purchase. When using an older cartridge, try warming it for a few minutes before use to loosen up the cannabis oil.

BATTERY TIPS

  • Charge your battery in 30 minute to 1 hour intervals to avoid overcharging.

  • Do not let your battery die completely.

  • Use the charger and/or cable that came packaged with your vape pen. Different units sometimes run on higher voltages, and too much of a charge could cause your pen to overheat or even explode.

  • Do not use your battery when it is low, this can lead to shorts, battery death, or other defects.

  • The most common voltage range found on 510 thread batteries is 3.3v – 4.8v. In general, most slim vape pens will be in the lower 3.3v range

  • mAh means milliamp hour and is a unit that measures (electric) power over time. A higher number means that the battery can store more energy. Most standard pens are a 500 mA

THE LAW

Cannabis Leaf on a Gavel Base Next to a Gavel 

Initiative 502 legalized cannabis use for adults, however, there are still a number of restrictions. It is important for you to be aware of the following laws:

Age Limit – Only adults age 21 and older can purchase and possess cannabis.

Purchase Limits – Adults age 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis (flower), 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces in liquid form, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

Buying and Selling – Cannabis can only be sold and purchased at state-licensed retail stores. A valid photo ID is required, and no one under 21 is allowed on the retail premises. Many retail cannabis stores only accept cash (Cinder is one of them).

Public Use – It is illegal to consume cannabis in view of the public.

Driving – It is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis. Having more than 5 nano-grams of active THC per milliliter of blood will result in significant legal penalties.

Travel – It is illegal to take cannabis outside of Washington. Doing so will result in significant legal penalties.

Source: https://lcb.wa.gov/mj-education/know-the-law

ENTOURAGE EFFECT

The entourage effect exemplifies the combined effects of the various cannabinoids and terpenes found in a particular cannabis strain.

A good example of a literal entourage is a baseball team. The team travels and works together, but each player has their own special set of skills. The effectiveness of a team depends on how skilled each player is at their particular position. A baseball team can have the best pitcher in the world, but if the other positions aren’t covered, you have a losing team.

The same is true of cannabis strains. Although each cannabinoid and each terpene has its own particular effects, the combination of these can produce an overall effect which is far greater than the sum of its parts. You can have a strain which is high in THC, but without the other active compounds, its effects are actually very limited

CINDER CARES

Cinder cares is a testing program designed by the Purchasing Team at Cinder to maintain accountability and transparency about the cannabis products on our shelves with our customers.

Every month we purchase samples from our inventory and send them to a trusted lab for evaluation. When samples come back matching the label, we celebrate! When samples return disputing their label, we problem solve with the producer.

Often in the agricultural industry, the issues are unknown to producers or can be resolved as simply as applying a new, more detailed, label. If we find that we cannot fix the problem, the product will no longer be on Cinder shelves. We had many questions, and very few answers could be provided. It became time to go discover a solution.

Cinder believes in transparency. As a customer, you should have access to easy-to-obtain and straightforward information regarding the products. Due to a lack of state regulations regarding pesticide usage and product testing, we have decided to take it into our own hands to protect our customers and ensure accurate information is shared.

We truly value the relationship of Cannabis in our lives and promise to do our best to provide safe marijuana for you every time you purchase.