Be wise, vaporize! An introduction on verbal vaporizers and their health benefits by Nicola
Few years ago a friend from Vancouver came to visit me here in Cape Town.When we got home he unpacked his bags and told me "I have a present for you…". In my head I was already thinking "Huumm some yummy maple sirup!".He handed me a smallish box and inside I found something that looked like an 'ancient' Motorola cellphone.My first reaction was "What the heck! I have an iPhone, why would I need a chunky phone like this one?" and he said "Dude, that's a VAPORIZER!"
This is how and when how my vaporizers' love affair began.
I had not a clue of what a vaporizer was or how it worked: after doing some researches I was very surprised to find out that vapes (short for vaporizer) have been around for over 15 years.
So, what is a vaporizer? In a nutshell a vaporizer is a healthier alternative to enjoy the pleasures of consuming weed.
Yes, I do smoke weed fairly regularly and after 20 years of inhaling smoke containing carcinogenic elements such as tars, carbon monoxide and heavy particulate matter, I've developed something that could be described as a scratchy throat. If you are a tobacco or weed smoker, you know what I'm talking about. That cannot be good, right?
If you do a quick Google search you'll find that persistent cannabis consumption over prolonged periods could cause epithetial injury of the trachea and major bronchi, airway injury, lung inflammation, impaired pulmonary defense against infection, as well as impairing learning capabilities, psychomotor performances and a bunch more.
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Judge Eberhard Bertelsmann yesterday granted an order in the North Gauteng High Court, staying the criminal trial of Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke pending the outcome their constitutional challenge against sections of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act dealing with dagga.
In the winter of 1975, Erich Rautenbach’s life took a serious turn for the worse when he was bust for selling weed by gun-toting undercover cops. He’d been selling the dope to raise money to leave South Africa in a bid to escape his army call-up and resist having to shoot people in the name of apartheid. But instead he found himself in the infamous John Vorster Square, at the mercy of drug squad policemen who seemed convinced that he was part of some notorious drug ring.
This wild memoir recreates the Cape Town of the 1960s and ’70s, where Erich hung out with people from District Six and the Bo-Kaap and jammed with fellow musicians at The Office on Long Street. He describes his travels around the country, to Durban, Johannesburg, the Zulu village where he bought Durban Poison, and all the places in between, and recounts his experiences at John Vorster Square, The Fort and Sterkfontein Sanatorium, where events quickly spiraled out of control.
Written in an electric and hilarious style, The Unexploded Boer is destined to become a cult classic.