For almost a decade now, the German manufacturer Storz & Bickel has been producing what many believe to be the world's finest desktop vaporizer, the Volcano. Well now, their medicinal arm, Vapormed are selling a version which is approved here in Canada both medically and by health insurance companies, which means that many medicinal patients will be able to claim back the cost under their health insurance schemes.
The Volcano Medic, as this approved version is known, works in essentially the same way as the original Volcano Digit. Once the device has reached your set temperature, you place your cannabis (either dried or concentrate) inside the heating chamber which then sits on top of the Volcano Medic itself. You then simply attach your balloon to the top of the chamber and turn on the fan inside the Volcano Medic to fill it with vapor.
Once the bag is full you simply turn off the air, remove the bag from the top of the chamber and insert the mouthpiece and then finally remove the chamber from the top of the Volcano Medic so that any remaining goodness in the cannabis is not cooked out of it by sitting on top of the heating element. You now have a full bag of healthily vaporizer cannabinoids which you can use without having to worry about absorbing any harmful chemicals created by combustion.
There are several ways in which the Volcano Medic differs crucially from the normal Volcano Digit vaporizer. The first change was made in order to comply with DIN EN 60601 which is a requirement for electronic medical devices and this meant some changes to the electronic operation of the Volcano Medic including extra isolation to some of the circuits. They have also built in a 'check valve' to the mouthpiece/valve assembly which is basically a non-return valve that stops users from exhaling into the bag and this means that there is much less chance of contamination of the inside of the bag. This makes the Volcano Medic ideal for people who want to be able to share bags with others without any worries.
Included in the kit you get your Volcano Medic heater, 5 x Medic Valve balloons with mouthpieces, 3 x lip pieces, 1 x filling chamber, 1 x filling chamber ring, 1 x Normal screen set, 1 x liquid/concentrate pad set, 1 x Volcano Medic air filter set, 1 x herb grinder, 1 x cleaning brush and an instruction manual.