About STORZ & BICKEL MEDICAL Products
STORZ & BICKEL is a German brand leading the vaporization market in innovation with CRAFTY, MIGHTY, PLENTY, VOLCANO and more. Their product line consists of premium quality vaporizers in all shapes, sizes, colors and varieties. Storz & Bickel became the first vaporizer brand to receive medical approval for a portable medical cannabis vaporizer. Storz & Bickel constantly updates their line of vaporizers with the latest trends and technologies in the industry. We ship Storz & Bickel vaporizers across Canada and the USA. City Vaporizer is proud to be an authorized retailer and distributor for Storz & Bickel.
Storz & Bickel MEDICINAL VAPORIZERS
STORZ & BICKEL MIGHTY MEDIC
The MIGHTY MEDIC is the first medically approved portable medical cannabis vaporizer. It uses a full hot air convection heating combined with additional conduction, ensuring an efficient vaporization from the first draw.
STORZ & BICKEL VOLCANO MEDIC 2
The VOLCANO MEDIC 2 is an advanced development of the VOLCANO MEDIC. It boasts the following advantages over its predecessor:
Inhalation through the Tube Kit or Valve Balloon
Very fast heating process within 1 – 2 minutes
The control panels are integrated in the large display and can be controlled via touch button Like its predecessor, the VOLCANO MEDIC 2 allows the inhalable medical application of liquid cannabinoids dissolved in alcohol and of cannabinoids directly from dried hemp flowers.
Cannabinoids are substances, that are exclusively found in the hemp plant – Cannabis Sativa resp. Cannabis Indica. At present about 80 different cannabinoids are known, although at the current level of knowledge primarily the ∆9-THC (Delta 9 – Tetrahydrocannabinol; international non-proprietary name: dronabinol) and – less important – the non-psychoactive CBD (Cannabidiol) are used for medical purposes. Dronabinol (THC) and hemp flowers (Cannabis flow) are available for sale and prescription in Germany as of March 2017 according to the Narcotics Act (BtmG).
One of the safest medications.
A lethal dose in humans is unknown, therefore cannabis and cannabinoids are considered to be among the safest remedies available. Nevertheless cannabis and cannabinoids cannot be considered as harmless as – depending on dosage – they may be inebriant resp. possibly addictive. The possible addictive effect must be taken into account and a risk-benefit analysis is reasonable (similar to other medications).
Legal situation in your area.
At a certain dosage, dronabinol (THC) and cannabis can have a psychotropic (mind-altering) effect. There is thus a potential for abuse, which governments in nearly all countries of the world counteract with corresponding laws. Use only dronabinol (THC) or medicinal hemp flowers (cannabis flos) prescribed by your physician and purchased from a pharmacy. Otherwise you may be at risk of breaking the law.
In Germany ∆9-THC (dronabinol) is produced by THC-Pharm and Bionorica Ethics in a partly synthetic manner or directly from hemp flowers. The extracted pure substance is used as a formula magistralis for pharmacies in Germany that manufacture capsules or liquids dissolved in neutral oil or alcohol for oral application. The dronabinol dissolved in alcohol is also appropriate for vaporization and subsequent inhalative application.
Use only approved dronabinol (THC) as it is manufactured as a formula magistralis from pharmacies. ∆9-THC (dronabinol) is a colorless, odorless and odor-free substance of honey-like viscosity. The pharmacy produces an alcohol solution according to your physician’s prescription (generally 2.5% THC) for inhalation with the VOLCANO MEDIC.
Dronabinol (THC) dissolved in oil is not suitable for vaporization and is intended for oral administration. If you have questions on the medical use of cannabinoids or cannabis, please contact your physician, pharmacist, or the manufacturers of dronabinol (THC) or medical hemp flowers (Cannabis flos).
INHALATION OF CANNABINOIDS
Cannabinoids vaporize at temperatures over 180°C and form an aerosol with an average droplet size (MMAD) of 0.64 µm (micrometer) that can be inhaled and respired. The droplets are absorbed in the alveoli and enter the bloodstream (systemic absorption). When cannabinoids are inhaled, the onset of the effect takes approx. 1-2 min. and the effects lasts for 2-4 hours. For application, a distinction must be made between the vaporization of dronabinol (THC) dissolved in alcohol and the vaporization of cannabinoids from hemp flowers (cannabis flos). Cannabis extracts and pure cannabinoids – dissolved in alcohol – need a substrate to be vaporized. Therefore a Drip Pad made of stainless steel wire was developed, fitting perfectly into the Filling Chamber.
Vaporizing alcohol solutions.
As the alcoholic fraction is not supposed to be inhaled, a separation is necessary and can be executed easily. The Filling Chamber with the Drip Pad is placed on the Hot Air Generator and air with a temperature up to 100°C is pumped through the Drip Pad. In this temperature range, the cannabinoids do not vaporize, but the alcohol evaporates quickly. After the alcohol has vaporized, which, because of the alcohol’s distinctive odor, can easily be determined by an olfactory test, the ‘AIR’ is turned off and the device is heated to 210°C. The cannabinoids will now be vaporized from the Drip Pad and subsequently be inhaled. Dronabinol has neither odor nor taste and it can be easily vaporized at higher temperatures.