I have a late stage adenocarcinoma and am undergoing chemotherapy. Cannabis has been the single best medicine for my side effects - bar none.
- Especially the pain from surgery (not to mention the DVT my chemo gave me two weeks ago) as well as the nausea from chemo. The 5-year odds of my survival jump from around 40% to close to 80% based on my ability to finish all six months of this course of chemotherapy. - But only about half of the people who start, can finish without stopping short or reducing the dosage (reducing odds of survival) - This chemo attacks peripheral nerves and causes permanent and painful damage to nerves in the fingers and toes - BUT - We just discovered that (according to the NIH) cannabis significantly protects against this neuropathy by blocking its access to those nerves with THC and CBD - this is a huge deal.
My throat is also effected by chemo and it is often too painful to smoke (or even vape on my worst days) and edibles just don’t work as well - I’d been coughing and choking my way through as best I could.
Fast forward to this glorious piece of art and tech: I can dab away to my heart’s content without coughing, which is a life saver - literally.
As for this particular device (as opposed to another rig). On the recommendation of my local dispensary, I started dabbing with a utilian 722 I’d been using to vape herb. It works well enough but is still too hot for my throat. This cools it right down - somehow even better than a bong would even though it’s a fraction of the size. It also, somehow, makes the flavors pop like nothing I’ve tried - enjoying every tasty terpene like a glass of wine that develop, bouquet and finish with each draw. It’s really remarkable how amazing my extracts taste with this device.
I dab cold to hot with my live resin in the bowl before I turn it on and simply start toking the second I double tap the button to heat it up. What follows is the single most amazing flavor experience I’ve ever had with cannabis that develops into a blast of thc at the end to help me feel like a normal person again for a little while (as well as to protect my peripheral nerves against the chemo) - for everyone else - pleasantly baked. I don’t even cough! (and I often cough just from taking a deep breath of air - so this is a big statement). In fact, my throat feels so great afterward - that it even helps me drink water (that normally hurts to swallow / going down). I know, bummer of a story, but this thing is giving it a happy ending...
I can - because of this device - have access to the medicine that is going to make it possible to survive my full course of chemo and have good chance at a much longer life with my wife two young kids. Not to mention, enjoy some amazing flavors and get nicely stoney.
As for the feel of the device, it has a nice feel in the hand and feels solid well built look and feel. Parts that join together fit perfectly and it looks like art on my shelf with that cool, twisty recirculator.
There is no way for me to properly describe how important this device has become to myself and my family. I fully intend on buying several other rigs from Dabtech, as I’ve not been so positively effected by a product or the service of those who’ve crafted it in my life. They could wrap up a turd place it in a box, and charge 300 bucks for it, and I’d happily buy it - such is my love for this company and it’s people.
Which, finally brings me to customer service: my unit arrived with damage from the infamous Philly USPS which caused the recirculator to crack. I emailed support and they immediately sent me out another one with absolutely zero hassle. - Good people who stand behind their product and their customers.
You might not be in my shoes. You might just want to try something new or to enjoy some tasty extracts with your buddies. No matter what. If you enjoy cannabis and would like to enhance your experience of it regardless of whether it’s for pleasure or medicine. You cannot possibly go wrong with this device.
Buy it. Buy stuff from this company. Their product is as good or better than anything you are going to find out there - and they are good people who whole heartedly believe in their product. The love for their craft is plainly evident in their design, construction and even their packaging. Get it. It’s worth every penny.
Note: I’d recommend also getting their somewhat sturdier v2 recirculator. It’s not as pretty as the one that comes with the unit - but as beautiful as it is, it is also somewhat delicate and it wouldn’t take much of a fall for it to break or crack. The v2 is a bit sturdier. Both recirculators seem to provide the same quality of cooling and - I think -are roughly the same weight. (if the original is a little more fun to look at - like those twisty straws they give to kids at family restaurants). It comes with a nice silicone base to help it stay balanced on a table while you load it, clean it, display it, etc....