Medical Cannabis Accessories That Will Make Your Life Easier

Now that you have been a medical cannabis patient for some time and you have figured out which delivery methods work best for you, it may be time to purchase cannabis accessories. They will save you time, money and give you peace of mind. In this article, I describe in detail the features of the Ardent Decarboxylator, the Magic Butter 2 machine and 2 Arizer vaporizers.

Jesse Glanden, Director of Patient Outreach at Bloom Medicinals Maryland, was gracious enough to spend time explaining to me how these accessories work. He shared some tips on how he uses them.

Ardent Nova Decarboxylator

As they say “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.” The woman who invented this machine decided she needed a better way to decarboxylate her flower than using her oven.

It has 4 parts:

  1. Inner container seal
  2. Isolated inner container
  3. Thermal layer, sensors and insulator
  4. Printed circuit board (PCB)

It is very simple to use, requires no grinding and decarboxylates up to 14 grams of flower. You just plug it in, fill it with cannabis, push the button and it will automatically turn off when the decarboxylation process is complete. It allows you to get the most medicinal benefits out of your medicine and it takes the guess work out of the process. You no longer need to worry that you heated it for too long or not long enough. There is no odor until you open it. You can use it to decarboxylate oil.

Here is what many satisfied customers have said:

  • Efficiently activates the flower which increases the potency
  • Saves you money
  • Smoother smoke
  • Consistent results
  • Set It and Forget It
  • Simple to use and clean
  • Very little smell so it is discreet for those living in apartments or condos
  • Turns itself off when it is done

Magic Butter 2

Jesse has used both the Magic Butter 1 and 2. He said that the Magic Butter 2 is much better than the original device.

Features:

  • Butter Cycle
  • Oil Cycle
  • Tincture Cycle
  • Temperature Controls
  • Timing Controls
  • Decarboxylation

Parts:

  1. Appliance Head and Handle
  2. Stainless Steel Pitcher with Plastic Handle
  3. Heater Element and Thermostat
  4. Overflow Sensor stops ingredients from boiling
  5. Temperature Buttons: with default at 160°F and increments of 30° to 250°F
  6. Timer Buttons: Butter/1 hr, Oil/2 hrs, Tincture/4 hrs & 8 hrs and Clean

To Strain or Not To Strain

It comes with a green “LoveGlove” which protects your hand when straining the pulp from your mixture through the PurifyFilter. It is up to you whether or not you want to strain it. Jesse does not and he adds the pulp to his oils and tinctures.

Standard Butter Recipe

  1. 7-14 grams of decarboxylated cannabis per cup of liquid/240ml
  2. 1 tbsp/15ml lecithin per cup of liquid
  3. 2-5 cups/475-1180ml unsalted, softened warm butter; clarified if possible

Do not use water or margarine
Do not pre-grind cannabis
Min capacity 2 cups – Max capacity 5 cups

  • Place ingredients in MB machine
  • Press 160°F Temperature Button and 2 Hr/Butter Button
  • When the red button turns to green, the process is complete. Unplug the machine, remove the head and use the green LoveGlove to strain the contents through the PurifyFilter into trays, molds or other storage containers.

Jesse’s Recommendations:

Recipe for Sleep Aid Capsules

  1. 2 cups Coconut Oil
  2. 1 tbsp Lecithin for every cup liquid
  3. 7-28 grams of decarbed Cannabis, depending on your preference

Heat for 8 hours, pour into capsules when cooled.

Standard Recipe for Tinctures

  1. 2-5 cups of Everclear Grain Alcohol or Vegetable Glycerin
  2. 7-28 grams of decarbed Cannabis, depending on your preference
  • Place ingredients in MB machine
  • Press 160°F Temperature Button and 4 Hr/Tincture or 8/Hr Tincture Button
  • Strain if desired

Please note that increasing the cook time and the temperature will increase the potency.

Arizer Air 2 Portable Vaporizer

It consists of a glass stem and the temperature controlled cylinder with the following accessories:

  1. 70mm Glass Stem and 70mm Tipped Glass Stem
  2. 2 Silicone Stem Caps
  3. 4 Screens
  4. Rechargeable Battery
  5. USB Charger/Power Adaptor
  6. Stainless Steel Stirring Tool
  7. Carrying Case
  8. Owner’s Manual

There are several upgraded features which make the Air 2 much better than the original Air. They include:

  • Full Temperature Spectrum
  • Temperature Display and More Controls
  • Upgraded Battery
  • Better Air Flow
  • Micro USB

This is a very simple device. You grind up your cannabis and pack it in the glass stem. You place the stem inside the cylinder which heats your cannabis without touching the temperature cylinder. It has temperature controls which will affect the flavor, potency, intensity and the amount of vapor it produces.

It uses both convection and conduction heating.

  • Exceptional Vapor Quality
  • Outstanding Taste
  • Cooler Temperatures Make It Easier To Draw

The battery lasts for about 3 hours. Although it has a lifetime warranty, this device lasts about 2-3 years and will stop working due to the battery.

Arizer Extreme Q Desktop Vaporizer

A desktop vaporizer that uses both the Whip System and Balloons, it has many user friendly parts and controls that make it easy to use and clean. It even includes an Aromatherapy feature.

Additional Features:

  • Custom Settings
  • Digital Temperature Controls
  • Quick Warm-Up Time
  • Ceramic Heating Element
  • Adjustable Auto Shut-Off Time
  • Blue LED Light
  • 3-Speed Fan
  • Remote Control

Parts:

  • 2 Glass Cyclone Bowls
  • 2 Glass Whip Mouthpieces
  • Glass Mini-Whip
  • 3’ Silicone Whip
  • 2 Balloons with Frosted Glass Mouthpieces
  • Glass Aromatherapy Dish
  • Glass Stirring Tool
  • Spare Flat and Dome Screens
  • Power Adapter

Consumers appreciate the dual Whip/Balloon options and its many easy to use features.

All 4 of these products are available for purchase at Bloom Medicinals Maryland.

Sources:
magicalbutter.com
arizer.com
ardentcannabis.com