According to Herodotus, humans have vaped cannabis for at least 2,500 years. He wrote about how the Scythians used hot stones to help vaporize marijuana seeds, and how they inhaled the vapor and began dancing around wildly. Things are a little more sophisticated in the modern era as there are now countless advanced vaporizers capable of heating your weed to the perfect temperature.
Vaping has become the preferred choice for a significant number of marijuana users. Rather than exposing yourself to potential carcinogens by smoking a joint, you can use a vaporizer instead. As a bonus, you should also experience a more flavorful sensation because you can vaporize your weed at a lower temperature, thus preserving the terpenes.
The Clear is a brand that has trademarked its name and is looking to become a major player in the vaping industry. Today, I am reviewing what the company has to offer.
Who is The Clear?
The Clear is no ordinary vaporizer company. It was founded by a group of scientists and chemists keen to discover cleaner methods of consuming marijuana. After a lengthy process, the team was able to separate and purify marijuana plant material – and then they purified it again! The result is what The Clear calls “a perfect consumption experience.”
The brand also claims that it has created the first distilled cannabis product which is still the “best and purest” weed product available today. As the name of the company suggests, its distillate was odorless and tasteless. However, the team knew that customers want flavors, so the brand now creates all of its flavors and terpenes in-house. They are organic, steam distilled and taken from the marijuana plant and fruit.
The Clear created its first distillate in January 2013 in its California lab. The brand trademarked its name in February 2014, and by the beginning of 2015, demand for its products began to increase significantly. The Clear expanded to six states by June 2015 and in March 2017; it combined its might with that of Batmann Consulting for manufacturing in Colorado, and acquired global licensing.
Review of The Clear Cartridges
According to the brand, The Clear is completely free from solvents and pesticides and is completely organic marijuana. Unlike other companies where each batch is different, The Clear promises that you will have the same experience every time. When it comes to the company’s cartridge range, you have a choice between Classic and Elite cartridges.
The former is the original Clear product line with a potency of 65% THC. Classic oil is mixed with MCT oil. If you want a more intense experience, you can opt for the Elite cartridge which has over 80% THC by volume. There is a total of 17 flavors! For the record, The Clear hand create all of their flavors and terpenes.
I tried the Banana Cream and Blue Raz flavors. These cartridges fit your basic 510 thread vape pen. The brand uses a wick cartridge system. There used to be a problem at the bottom of the cartridge with the metal, but the company has fixed it. The issue was that the part at the bottom was weak and caused oil to leak out.
I can’t be 100% sure, but I believe the Banana Cream flavor is Banana OG. According to The Clear, it is a balance of banana and sweet cream. The Blue Raz is probably Blue Dream, and the brand says it will make you think of lollipops and cotton candy, although personally, I got a hint of raspberries from it. Unlike other e-liquids that can burn the back of the throat, The Clear’s oil allowed for a smooth and pleasant vaping session.
When I held up the oil to get a closer look, it was easy to tell that it had been refined. It has a light brown color and is extremely clear. I used the Classic cartridge and can tell you that I felt extremely good after just five decent hits. If you’re merely looking to enjoy a buzz but remain alert enough to go about your day, 2-3 hits are all you really need. You can get a 0.5-gram Classic cartridge for $27 online.
So far, so good. Alas, I recently read that third-party lab reports have revealed that The Clear’s Classic cartridge has little over 45% THC, WAY below what the brand claims. The Clear says that there are lots of fake products out there and that any test which shows a THC below what it claims is clearly testing a counterfeit cartridge. While I want to believe them, it is a fairly convenient excuse.
What About the Clear’s Other Products?
The Clear also sells Honey Buckets, which contain 1 gram of lab-tested pure distillate. As the distillate is activated, you can eat it, cook with it, dab it, or mix it into lotions. It is an ideal product for anyone who wants to be creative with their use of marijuana concentrate. Once again, there are 17 flavors to choose from, and1-gram costs $70. There should be between 82% and 90% total cannabinoids.
First of all, you should NOT refrigerate the Honey Bucket! Secondly, it is an excellent product for anyone with asthma or allergies because it opens the airways without impacting your sinuses or lungs. Dabbing sessions using this concentrate last longer than with most waxes or shatters. It isn’t easy to open the jar, but once you do, you should experience a major buzz after a couple of dab hits.
The brand says its range of Syringes is essentially the Honey Bucket 2.0. It is another well-refined oil which is activated and versatile. It really is the Honey Bucket in syringe form and may prove to be a little more convenient.
If you want to enjoy healing without getting high, The Clear has you covered with its range of CBD cartridges. They contain 220 mg of CBD and come in seven flavors including Grapevine, Lemon Haze, and Orange Cream. It fits the same 510 thread vape pens as the Classic and Elite cartridges and contains 99.9% CBD. According to the brand, you will get 10mg of CBD every time you complete a full hit.
Where Can I Purchase The Clear’s Products?
Oddly enough, you are unable to buy any items from the official website, although I discovered Honey Buckets and Cartridges for sale on third-party sites. The Clear’s products are sold in hundreds of physical stores across the nation. Click on this link to see if any of them are nearby.
Final Thoughts on The Clear
There are not many marijuana brands on the market that have a history as illustrious as The Clear. They have been featured in a number of major publications and have enjoyed mainly positive publicity. The Clear’s products appear to be a cut above the average; no surprise given the brand’s attention to detail, and their advanced refinement techniques.
The flavors I tried were delicious, and a quick glance at the color of the oil and how clear it looks is enough to show that it is high-quality. The draws from my vape pen were smooth, and the oil worked extremely quickly. Therefore, it was something of a surprise to learn that the THC of The Clear cartridge could be less than what the company claims. I am prepared to give the brand the benefit of the doubt, however, because the oil worked quickly and effectively.
It may be too expensive for some, but overall, The Clear is a reputable brand with an excellent range of products.
The Clear Pros
- The oil in the cartridges is clear and well-refined.
- The cartridges work fast and taste wonderful.
- Nice range of flavors.
- The brand has a long history and is trustworthy.
The Clear Cons
- Its products are rather expensive.
- There are doubts over the THC content of the cartridges.
- You need to visit a physical store to buy the products or find a third-party website.