History of THC Vapes & Cartridges in Canada

Brief History on Electronic Vapes

Long before the times of THC vapes & cartridges, the first concept of portable smoking devices was founded by Herbert A. Gilbert in 1963. His invention was called the smokeless, in reference to his vaporizer battery-powered device which contained liquid tobacco. His hopes were to create a healthier alternative to smoking as well as give users a flavourful experience by adding flavors such as rum and cinnamon to his liquid blend. After showing his designs to numerous companies, all of them rejected his proposal and so his patent never came to fruition.

In 2004, Hon Lik of Golden Dragon Holdings brought electronic vapes to the masses in China and was rapidly gaining popularity as a healthier alternative to smoking. by 2007 vapes were brought to the North American and the rest is history.

How THC Distillate became the leading extract for THC Vapes

Cannabis concentrates have been around for over 1,000 years, found in Asia and the Middle East in the form of Hashish. Since then all sorts of concentrates have appeared such as tinctures, cannabis oils, shatter, htfse and distillate.

THC Distillate, in particular, has become the leading concentrate for making vape pens due to its high potency and odorless/tasteless characteristics. It allows companies to add Terpenes flavors to enhance the taste of the vapor with flavors such as pineapple jam, watermelon or even complex flavors such as strawberry mojito.

THC Vape sales across the world are skyrocketing. In Colorado, Oregon & Washington, the vape market accounts upwards of 86% of all concentrate sales!

Problems with THC Vape devices & Quality Control

Many Canadian Vape Brands create their THC Vape Cartridges without any quality control on distillate oil or vaporizing device. This can lead to harmful chemicals being consumed. In addition, brands dilute their vape cartridges with products such as Vegetable Glycerin, Poly Glycerol & MCT.

These products have been found to create cancer-causing toxins when combusted at high temperatures. The reason they dilute their vapes is that their batteries and cartridges aren’t designed to vape thick liquids. In addition, they significantly reduce their production cost since these dilutants are very cheap.

This has resulted in the market getting flooded with poorly made vape products that contain lower THC content with questionable dilutants. Make sure to always check the legitimacy of your suppliers quality control before purchasing.

The Solution to cleanest vape products

Here at Astro Vapes we have decided to really push the envelope on THC vaporizers by ensuring all our batteries are tested for defects and temperature malfunctions. We also use ceramic coils on our cartridges to ensure users get a clean taste without getting the taste of plastic or metal. In addition, all of our THC Distillate is tested in a lab and produced using advanced chromatography and distillation processes to ensure our products are clean and pesticide free.

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