19th October 2023
The New Medical Cannabis Vape on the block. The Venty by Storz and Bickel
Is it worth the hype or the price tag? We jump in from a patients perspective comparing it to other devices including PAX, The Mighty, Dynavap and The Volcano Vaporiser!
Vaping technology has come a long way over the past five years, with a myriad of devices hitting the market to cater to the diverse needs of consumers.
Today, we explore the revolutionary Venty dry herb vape that has just been announced by Storz and Bickel this week. This new vape stands out in the medical cannabis realm boasting some impressive specs that as a medical cannabis patients would greatly impove my usage for multiple reasons. However, is the hefty price tag justified? We jump in and compare the Venty to some of our all time favourites and give you our low down on this exciting new piece of kit!
This article will delve into the features, benefits, and unique attributes of this vape, providing a comprehensive guide for potential medical cannabis users.
Table of Content
- Understanding The Venty
- Key Features
- Top Tips For Dry Herb Vaporisers
- Venty: A Medical Cannabis Game-Changer
- Facts About UK Medical Cannabis
- Venty: A Comparison to other popular dry herb vaporisers
- Pros and Cons of the Venty Dry Herb Vape
Understanding the Venty
The Venty dry herb vape is a product of Storz & Bickel, a renowned name in the vaping industry. Known for its high-end and medically certified vaporizers, the company has been at the forefront of innovation, ensuring users get the best vaping experience. So when they release a new vape and make the kinds of claims they have, you know it's time to pay attention.
The Venty's price at almost £400 positions it in the realms of the Volcano their ever famous desktop device. However as a handheld/ portable device it's closest competitor in the line up is the Mighty Plus which can be picked up for around £310. As a Mighty user myself I got excited that this device may come in at a competitive price when it was first teased, so to say I was a little surprised when I saw the RRP was an understatement!
However, as I have jumped into the ins and outs of it, there is more to this device than it first seems. Importantly it enables processes that will suit medical cannabis patients with more chronic conditions in a much better manner than the Mighty/ Crafty or Pax devices out there.
Key features of the Venty
Swift Heating Time
The device takes a mere 20 seconds to heat up, making it the fastest device in the Storz & Bickel portfolio.
When at home the heat up time isn't neccesarily a big issue for vapes. It's comfortable enough to get ready and turn it on whilst you grab a drink or get yourself setup. However when you are traveling, or out and about at work etc this is a different story. Particularly this time of year when it's getting cold out there!
I for one have issues with muscle pain in my back which gets exacerbated in the cold. So if having to venture outside to use my dry herb vaporiser then every second counts. This heat up time will shave a minute off of my current wait time in these situations, and for others like me i'm sure you agree this will be a god send!
The Venty is the first vaporiser of its kind to feature an adjustable airflow, with a maximum capacity of 20 litres/minute. For me, it can get a little much towards the end of a dosage at 210c, and unfortunately coughing can cause me some severe headaches. So being able to get this kind of control over airflow will be a huge difference for me personally. Here's a little more from Storz and Bickel themselves:
"The VENTY features an adjustable airflow, enabling you to find your own sweet spot. At the maximum stage, the VENTY's airflow amounts to an impressive 20 liters/ minute! This is the highest airflow we have ever featured in an S&B portable vaporizer. Furthermore, the VENTY includes a flowmeter, which measures the negative pressure of your inhalation and dynamically adjusts the heating to match your draw. This means that you will get excellent and consistent results no matter the intensity of your inhalation. Be prepared to be blown away by the unrestricted and free flow of cool, tasty vapor!"
Precise Temp Control
The device allows for precise temperature adjustment from 40°C to 210°C making it ideal for all medical cannabis products. With the temp topping out at 210 it makes me wonder whether we can expect a medical version of this in the UK market with a VAT exemption for medical patients! I'll be sure to ask our contacts to see if there's any info on this coming....
USB-C Charging and Supercharge Function
The Venty supports USB-C charging, and with its Supercharge function, it can reach an 80% charge in just 40 minutes.
Not only this but it is powered with two high powered batteries which can get up to ten sessions out of a full charge!
From Storz and Bickel:
"Get ready to witness the unmatched power of the VENTY. Equipped with two 18650 li-ion batteries and boasting a maximum power usage of 130 W @ 16 Amps, the VENTY stands as a true powerhouse, offering unparalleled performance and endurance."
Bluetooth Connectivity and Web App Control
Users can connect their devices via Bluetooth and control their Venty through a dedicated Web App.
This has a variety of pros and cons. It enables you to change the brightness of the screen, which is a great help for those who get glares off of their glasses in low light, or simply don't want to be a beacon of light when out and about.
Furthermore, the precise control over your pre set temp stages is great! We all have our own traditions with stepping up temps, and now you can set them to be readily available at a touch of a button. The device comes with an integrated Boost & Superboost Temperature feature for added convenience!
Beyond this, those medical cannabis patients with visual impairments may be able to use their device on the web app/ mobile app with assistive technology to get better control and general access using their own specialist VI software. Great stuff in my opinion!
Combine this list of great features with the fact that the device is UL-certified and comes with a 2-year warranty, extendable to 3 years upon registration and you have a pretty rock solid device!
4 Tips for dry herb vaporisers
Whether you have a Venty, Mighty, Pax or DynaVap, maintenance is essential to keep on top of the functionality and safety of your device.
Making sure you have cleaned all of the excess oils and AVB using cleaning products like isopropyl alochol can prolong the life of your device, whilst also ensuring you're not inhaling any nasties along with your medication!
Different Strains, Different Temps
Most medical cannabis patients will use their dry herb vaporisers in increasing temps per dose. As an example you may start at 180C, then after a few minutes proceed to 195C before landing on 210C until all the vapour has gone.
This is a pretty solid routine for most cases, however if you are looking into different strain profiles for their terpene profiles, you may want to experiment with a different starting temp to see how it reacts. Starting as low as 170C can make a diference in some of the 'brighter' terpene profiles like some of our favourite lemon strains
Empty after every use
When you have finished your dosage it can be tempting to put the device down, back in your bag or in a cupboard and empty it once it's cooled down.
The problem with this is that once the oils have cooled, they become rock hard! So it can be difficult to clean out afterwards and will lead to a build up that can permenantly mark you chamber. A quick brush down of your chamber when still hot makes swift work and saves you cleaning as often!
Don't get caught short!
Even with the latest and greatest vaporiser, with regular use, the battery life will suffer.
I'm currently healthily into year 3 with my daily Mighty it has last incredibly well and never let me down. However where as I may have got 6-8 sessions out of a battery, I now only get 3-4.
Despite this, the vape works brilliantly still, and thats why i'm personally a fan of Storz and Bickel as the build quality is unmatched and they simply last. The thing is with battery life, this can easily be extended when out and about using the right kind of power bank. So don't get caught short, or waste money upgrading early when you can have all day battery life for as little as £40!
Check out what I use HERE.
Venty: A Medical Cannabis Game-Changer
The Venty dry herb vaporiser looks to be a game-changer in the medical cannabis space. It's not just about vaping; it's about providing a solution tailored for medical cannabis patients who struggle with prolonged usage outdoors, or with the throat hit on other devices with hotter/ more restrictive air flow.
Optimal for Dry Herbs - The Venty is designed to be used with dry herb such as prescribed cannabis flower, making it an ideal choice for medical cannabis patients. Whether you're prescribed LA Kush Cake, High Silver, or Powdered Donuts strain, this device ensures you get the most out of these strains with precise temperature control to make the most of their terpene profiles.
Unprecedented Airflow Control - One of the standout features of the Venty is its adjustable airflow. This feature allows users to customise their vaping experience, ensuring they can enjoy their prescribed cannabis flower at their own pace and comfort level. For me the Mighty has always been slightly on the lower side for me, and when compared to the desktop volcano it's clear what a difference air flow makes to the whole experience.
I suffer from hayfever, so during certain times of year I can find it somewhat irritating on my chest, which can make it harder to vape at times. So having more control on the airflow to cool this down will make a huge difference for users such as myself. For a quick comparison the Venty has roughly double the airflow of the mighty at 20L, where as the Volcano at 30L. So it shows what a huge leap this is in the right direction when this is a hand held device!
Rapid Heating for Quick Relief - The Venty's swift heat-up time is a godsend for those seeking fast relief from their symptoms. This feature ensures that users don't have to wait long to start experiencing the benefits of their prescribed cannabis. Whether this is due to a sudden flare up, anxiety attack or simply because you don't want to hang around longer than you need to out in the rain/ cold, this make a huge difference.
Venty and UK Medical Cannabis Clinics - Given its unique features, the Venty dry herb vape will not doubt be a popular choice among UK medical cannabis patients. As such I would like to hope that it will be offered with a VAT exemption through clinics to help with costs. Even though this device boasts a great range of features really dialing in the dry herb vaping experience, there is no escaping the cost of this device being a significant investment! If you want to find out more about Medical Cannabis in the UK, check out our FAQ HERE.
Venty: The Perfect Companion for Prescription Cannabis Flower - The Venty dry herb vape is more than just a device; it's a companion for those relying on prescription cannabis flower for symptom relief. Its rapid heating time and adjustable airflow make it ideal for medical use, ensuring patients can adjust their consumption based on their comfort and needs. If you really want to dial in flavour and tune your experience to the strains specific strain profiles, then this really is the ultimate portable device to do so!
We have something new this time round! On my CBPM journey there have been two types of products types i've used, Oils and Flower (FLOS). So this is the first step outside of these formats with these Adven THC Pastilles. It's a great thing to see that more options like this are becoming available as it's popular method of ease of consumption. This is usually due to improved taste, and consistency of dosing without having to do any measuring. Having said that, with a hefty price point (even with a recent price drop) these won't be for everyone, particularly with those with higher tolerances.
Legal medical cannabis has emerged as a promising option for individuals seeking alternative treatments for various conditions. In 2018, the UK legalised medical cannabis under specific circumstances that can be verified by clinicians. This groundbreaking change has opened doors for patients who have not found relief through 'traditional' treatments and want to try an alternative that may be better suited to their needs. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the key aspects of legal medical cannabis in the UK, including its definition, efficacy, legality, concerns, quality, how to apply to see if you are eligible and more.
Wel gadewch i ni ddweud na chefais fy siomi gan lefel y cadw terpene wrth i mi gael trwyn yn llawn ar unwaith, ond nid o'r naws yr oeddwn yn ei ddisgwyl. Roedd bron fel mwstard cryf / rhuddygl poeth ar y dechrau a oedd, trwof fi, yn bêl gromlin. Fodd bynnag, ar ôl eu torri i fyny a chael yr awyr yn cyfnewid fanila dymunol ond cynnil dod drwyddo â mintys o mor gyfarwydd. Byddai'n dda gennyf pe baent yn llawn dop o'r tonau hyn gan fy mod yn siŵr eu bod unwaith yn yr ystafell dyfu yn Natural History yng Nghanada, ond o ystyried mai arlliwiau'r arolygiad cychwynnol yw'r rhain rwy'n hapus. Nid yw mathau eraill o Adven byth yn gwneud argraff ar hyn yn dda oddi ar yr ystlum.
Wel yn gyntaf bydd llawer ohonoch yn gwybod bod newid wedi bod yn ddiweddar gyda'r gyfres Adven/Cura yn symud i ffwrdd o'r hen botiau plastig ac i'r pecynnau ffoil mylar newydd. Yn bersonol, rwy'n gefnogwr o'r newid hwn gan ei fod yn ymddangos ei fod wedi gwneud newid mawr i'r cadwraeth terpene yn gyffredinol ac mae'n haws storio'r rhain mewn bag. Wedi dweud hynny, mae'n golygu y gellir gwasgu'r nygs os nad ydych yn ofalus. Nid yn gymaint o broblem i mi, ond yn werth ei nodi i eraill a allai ddod o hyd i hyn yn broblem. Gyda hynny mewn golwg, cefais fy synnu o gael fy nharo â phroffil terpene mor lân wrth agor y canatonig. Y tonau cychwynnol gydag arogl basil minty a ddilynwyd gan naws sitrws / ffrwythau melys. Proffil gwirioneddol adfywiol nad oeddwn yn ei ddisgwyl. Er bod y nygs yn gymharol rhydd o ran ffurfiant, roedd eu maint yn weddus ac yn wahanol i lawer o ganabis meddygol, nid oedd yn asgwrn sych! Mae'n ymddangos fel gwelliant braf o ran halltu a chadwraeth terpene sy'n gam enfawr i'r cyfeiriad cywir. Felly gobeithio y gwelwn ni fwy o hyn gyda'r straeniau eraill rydyn ni wedi dod i ddibynnu arnyn nhw wrth i ni fynd ati.
Facts About UK Medical Cannabis
A wide range of strains are available with an ever increasing selection. Although there have been initial supply chain issues and complaints about terpene preservation, things continue to improve across all clinics and pharmacies!
Medical cannabis has been legal in the UK since 2018 but is still widely unknown.
There is a wealth of information on our website and others about first hand experience to help you on your Medical Cannabis journey, as well as forums such as reddit. Always check multiple sources and contact clincis directly for any more info!
Venty: A Comparison to other popular dry herb vaporisers
Let's be honest, it's no help just fan boying over a product from a reputable brand and a price tag that demands top quality. Clearly we should be able to expect it to be a great device at this price point, but how does it really sit when compared to todays popular offerings?
From being a medical cannabis patient, and experience in our own high street store we know what it takes to have a decent quality dry herb vape that is going to do the job.
I would say that these days custom DYNAVAP setups alongside a Mighty or PAX seem to be amongst the most popular daily drivers for the medical patients we talk to. These all have their own ups and downs in terms of quality, price and over all experience.
The PAX is a great middle weight dry herb vape with a price tag that is more manageable for most without cheaping out and going for a less reputable brand. These devices are great and fit comfortably in most pockets and bags! This is certainly a big advantage over the Venty which is a large device!
The Dynavap is a beast for those heavy hitting fast sessions so will undoutably compete with the Venty in this department, however not having to mess around with a seperate heat source is certainly a major plus in the Ventys arsenal!
Lastly the Mighty/ Crafty, these two kick ass and so they should for their respective price points! Tried and tested over time and just as popular now as when they first came out. The Venty certainly directly competes with these, but with the price point being over £100 more in many cases, it is a hard price difference to justify.
No matter which way you look at it, all the devices mentioned here are amazing and deliver top quality results in their own ways. Which is what has made me realise where the Venty actually sits in this industry.
The Venty is an investment, and as such it is for the dry herb vaporiser user who value the added value here. If you are needing heavier hits, more regular dosing, or cooler flow on the go, then that extra £100 is a no brainer IF you can afford it, but for many it simply won't be worth the compromise when you can pick up a Mighty and Crafty just as easly.
Pros and Cons of the Venty Dry Herb Vape
Like any product, the Venty dry herb vape comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
Fast Heat-up Time: Allows for immediate use and quick relief.
Adjustable Airflow: Enables customisation based on user comfort and needs.
High-Quality Build: Ensures durability and long-term use and backed by an extensive warranty!
Price: The Venty is a high-end device, and its price reflects this. It might not be affordable for all users.
Size: Some users might find the device too large for their liking or less discreet compared to other models.
Shape: For some users, a thinner profile will be easier to grip. So it's worth considering the shape of your dry herb vape when investing this much!
The Venty dry herb vape is undeniably a game-changer in the medical cannabis world considering it's intense feature set in a portable package. Its unique features, coupled with its efficiency, make it a worthwhile investment for any medical cannabis patient IF it is within their budget. Sadly this will certainly be reserved for those with deeper pockets for now, but with possible VAT exemption it may help a little.
With the Venty, consuming your prescribed cannabis flower will become a seamless, enjoyable experience.
In the end, the Venty isn't just a vaporiser; it's a tool designed to enhance the quality of life for medical cannabis patients by looking deeper into how feature sets effects them day to day. Whether you're new to medical cannabis or a seasoned user, the Venty is a device worth considering for an unparalleled vaping experience.
For more information on the Venty dry herb vape, visit Storz & Bickel.
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