Roger Volodarsky founded a load-your-own vape pen company because he says he thinks cannabis connoisseurs shouldn’t have to make a compromise when they vape.
In states where marijuana sales are allowed, vape pens sometimes come pre-filled or utilize oil cartridges that contain mixing agents such as polyethylene glycol or coconut oil to help the THC oil vaporize and atomize.
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“There’s the true connoisseur, he wants the best of the plant — nothing else,” says Volodarsky, who founded the New York City-based Puffco, which sells loose-leaf vaporizers.
Volodarsky says the future of vaping may include diluting with cannabis-derived terpenes; but until then, he plans to stick with loading his own.
Volodarsky joins Cannabist editor-in-chief Ricardo Baca on The Cannabist Show to talk pre-fills, his company Puffco and what needs to change in the vape pen market.