Discussion in 'Vaporization Discussion' started by Roger D, Sep 22, 2012.
Welcome and enjoy the forum. I think you actually do more then I do hmmmmm.
Thanks for the welcome!
I maintained .25-5g of combustion on an average day during the first couple years of daily cannabis consumption, usually just during evening/night after I finished things for the day but since obtaining my MFLB in March and Arizer in May (along with getting my degree in May), I've started vaporizing all day so my consumption has went up quite a bit. Easy accessibility of the vaporizers plus having more free time is a tough combination to combat
Your last sentence seems to be the story of my life! Lol. Fortunately I have a career that allows me ample stretches of free time
^^^^^ I should really start doing this, I've considered it but I'm too cheap to buy a scale. I'm sure my consumption would decrease of I tracked everything because I'd be more aware of how much I was using. Let's see those spreadsheets!
It helped me getting a better and long lasting medication from the same amounts. It was useful for my search about warm water solutions to prevent condensation.
I'm glad I started this and the topic
Would be awesome if you try. Requires discipline to weight every time tho
You can get a good electronic scale pretty cheap these days This one (1000 x 0.1 g) is $8.29. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/American-Weig...=1358797897&sr=1-12&keywords=electronic scale
I have seen them cheaper on ebay, but I got mine from Amazon.
For keeping track of individual doses, you really would want a .01g not .1g scale.
Luckily the same manufacturer makes a more-precise scale for a whopping $2 more
American Weigh Signature Series
Although with a scale that cheap, wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't 100% calibrated correctly. (With a 50g weight you would be able to personally calibrate it and make sure it is working right)
$30 .01g scale that comes with a calibration weight
^^^ I've been looking at those on Amazon. American weigh .01 accuracy, no weight. I wouldn't get a scale with .1 accuracy since I'll be weighing oil and small amounts. $10 give or take, great reviews, most say its calibrated almost perfect when they get it. I'll probably get one, its about time. I've just been buying too much lately, every time I say no more new things for me, I buy something else.
It never ends
I have the 1000 x 0.1 because I never thought I would be weighing out individual hits, lol. It's a good scale; I have a 50g calibration weight from an old lab set a friend gave me, and it was spot on. The only thing I don't like about it is that it has an automatic shutoff that turns the doggone thing off too soon.
I've been measuring since I started vaping.
.1 will almost pack an elbow of the whip on my Extreme Q.
.15 takes a little pushing to get in.
You should be able to rack up a couple pulls on .1.
I like to just enjoy my vapor so I pack about .2-.4 per bowl to get that thick tasty vapor with a bite. I'd say I go throuh about 1 gram to 3 grams a day. This is usually because I dump bowls after two or 3 hits. I can also get medicated on .05 if I really HAD to, but would never choose too. The hits are simply to diluted/weak for me. I also prefer less inhales on the waterpipe. I know it's not technically as efficient because of wasted vapor but quite frankly I don't care, it's still twice as efficient as smoking.
I have been making an excel sheet with my consumption. Since i don't have a scale, i asked someone who has one to weigh a full contact lenses case full of ABV. I know it is not exactly accurate but i can infer a lot from my usage this way.
ABV weight of a full lenses case is 1g exactly. According to Fred, who has done a great study on weight loss of ABV compared to fresh and the results varied between 25 to 30% difference.
So i assumed the weight of the fresh herb would be 1,3g.
Since 01-06-2012, about half year after i started vaping for the first time, until now 8 months later, this is what i have found in my usage:
- Estimated Total Weight (g): 22,1g
- Daily Weight Average (g): 0,092g
- Maximum Daily Average (g): June - 0,26g
- Minimum Daily Average (g): July/September/November/January - 0,04g
- Monthly Average (g): 2,76 g
- Average Daily Cost (€, at 8€/g): 0,74€
- Maximum Daily Average (€): June - 2,08€
- Minimum Daily Average (€): July/September/November/January -0,35€
- Monthly Average (€): 22,1€
Notes to some potential outliers: June was particularly wastefull compared to all the others with 2x-6x the amount i vaped in the other months. OTOH, i saved a bit on summer months due to supply constraints i was forced to ration it a bit.
I sleep to release my body tensions (spasms and neck/shoulder/back tension) and go to sleep.
It was really hard for me to find a dosage that would put me to sleep with the Solo. 3-4 stems maybe.
And it still wouldn't get the job done.
With the vriptech I just need 3-4 hits of around .2 during "my evening" and it's sleepy time for me
So around 0.6-0.8g/per day mostly in the evening or afternoons (cuz I never wake up before noon, I get to see the sunset and the sunrise )
Interesting, you're not the first person i've heard say that. A buddy that I sold a Solo to said it didn't get him as medicated as his Extreme (he uses bags). I can only attribute it to airflow?
0.5g - 0.6g
When friends come - double that.
I find it hard to believe... owning both...SOLO >>>> EQ in all... more so, 0.15 solo >= 0.2EQ
A third of a gram per sesh.
I used to go through about 5-7 grams a week when I vaped daily. Now I am down to 2 grams a week buy having some self control and vaping mostly on the weekends/off days.
^^^^^ That's awesome Piff...that's what i'm striving for...heck even 5-7g/week would be awesome. Sadly, i'm an extremist...and it's all or nothing for me at this time, and right now it's nothing.
I am oddly noticing some strange pleasure in the deprivation though, so I think I MAY be able to have some self control and program the brain a little better. ALL I wanna do is be able to enjoy this plant without ever having withdrawal symptoms, but i'm not sure how much that is...i'm guessing no more than a few times/week.
I bought a quarter ounce a month ago and I'm still going on it. I usually go through 1.75 grams a week and I have to be so conservative to keep my consumption that low. 1.4 grams per week the past month! With a minimum of 1 session per day, going up to 4 or 5 at the most. I made QWISO out of 3/4 of the 7 grams and kept the other teenth to vape or smoke the occasional one-hitter. I used to go through 3.5 grams in a week, and I could have definitely consumed more. My financial and living situations don't allow me any more.
I find that I'm more energetic and generally in a better mood when I consume less, but when I go without my anxiety skyrockets and I start looking for other things to relieve the stress. Waiting until later in the day for that first session works wonders, I usually don't want to toke until later if I do that... sometimes I don't even get the urge to smoke for the entire day. When I vape first thing in the morning I know that its going to fuck my whole day up, but I do it anyways. It just gets me off balance and I feel like I need to toke for the rest of the day and I'm usually more sleepy and unproductive. I've started vaping before or after dinner and before I go to sleep; I obviously vape more on the weekends though.
I usually just adjust my consumption in accordance with my tolerance, my body tells me how much to use. Around 1.75 grams a week is the perfect balance for me because I can dab or vape at least twice a day and still not gain much of a tolerance.
You have to exercise some self-control (really hard for me) and find what amount you can consume before you start to feel the ill effects of over consumption, especially if you aren't controlling any symptoms such as nausea or pain.
Great post z9! Especially your last statement...gonna keep that one close. I'm definitely noticing the effects of overconsumption, I hate being dependant...i've lost 15 lbs in 5 days and eating just doesn't interest me at all. I know it will pass, but fuck it's a bitch. Moderation FTW.
If one gram did not cost me 18-20 euros then I would vape much more than 0.5-0.6 per day...
Hmm, this write tells me my idea has proven results. Thanks!! I have a medical condition that needs help and steriod shots didn't work. Never beinh a pot smoker, I knew a vaporizer was a must. I got myself a PAX vaporizer. I have a lot of medications so I needed something small, easy and effective. Not knowing what dosing I could tolerate I left the temp on medium and taking 1 hit 4 times a day. My theory chimes with this write. I don't need to feel euphoria for the medication to get into my blood stream/system. My body will know it's there. All I need to do is give it a chance to build in my system and see if it is helping or same. If same, I can go to 2. I'm trying to calm spastic neuropathy.
I use 3.5 grams weekly with my Volcano.. so thats half oz per month for myself. I'm curious switching to the Cloud if it will have any impact on the amount for me.
I believe the Cloud is much tastier with low or highly packed bowls compared to the Volcano and it extracts efficiently with both volumes. The Volcano asks for a big bowl for it to be as pleasurefull, maybe it will help you save. Or you'll end up using more since its so much better, not a rare ocasion in the Cloud thread.
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