NBN Partner Profile: O.penVAPE

Hello NORML supporters!

Have you heard of O.penVAPE?

O.penVAPEFounded in 2012 by six dispensary owners and growers, O.penVAPE produces reliable and easy to use vaporizer pens. Their signature “go.pen” is rechargeable, has seven available color options, and comes with a lifetime warranty. The upgraded “go.pen plus” has a more powerful battery, provides a two-second longer puff than the go.pen, and is also backed by a lifetime warranty.

O.penVAPE also offer accessories like chargers, cartridges, and even apparel on their website! They work with Organa Labs to provide organically extracted cannabis oils for their vape pens. Additionally, O.penVAPE is a founding member of the NORML Business Network and is a financial supporter of NORML’s legalization efforts!

So if you’re looking for a great vaporizer pen for a great price, support the NORML Business Network and consider O.penVAPE!

Check out O.penVAPE products on their website: http://www.openvape.com/.

DISCLOSURE: This post is provided as a service of the NORML Business Network, which works to create mutually beneficial partnerships with marijuana-related businesses that seek to use their enterprise as a positive example of corporate social responsibility. O.penVAPE is a proud member of the NORML Business Network. To learn more about our Network partners, or to become a member, please visit here.

16 thoughts

  1. I don’t vape! I object when states like New York illegalize snoking and force people to vape oils made by megacorporations without giving people the legal opportunity to grow. All adults should have the freedom to smoke not just vape. This article is a shameless plug for a big corporation that wants to take away our freedom to smoke and substtute super expensive delivery systems to make a profit. Such a move seeks to exclude the poor from cannabis use. As for me I demand my right to SMOKE my cannabis! I prefer inexpensive blunts most of all, thank you very much. However joints made with inexpensive Bambu or E-Z wider papers are also accptable. I have no interest in pretending to be a rich anti-tobacco snob who sports a trendy o-vape pen. By the way I also insist on my right to smoke tobacco as well.

  2. I really really do not like to see paid endorsements on this blog. I hope this does not become a trend because this is not good.

  3. Vaping can be done with the bud. I agree that states passing medical marijuana laws that force people to vape the oils legally available only from corporations that are going to grow big and fat thanks to the monopolies the states are creating by limiting the number of licenses. You can’t just grow your own but have to wait for the state to open the stores. Product can’t come in from out of state so if established already in another state they just open up for business in your state, brick and mortar in the state.

    Vaping the bud, no one wants to lug a Volcano around.

    The feds just need to remove cannabis from any kind of schedule altogether.

    DC politicians will never agree which schedule of the CSA cannabis should to be in.

    1. Some politicians want to make a sub-schedule R within schedule I.


    2. The CARERS wants to put cannabis in schedule II.


    3. Marinol (generic Dronabinol) is in schedule III. The DEA moved it from I to II and then to III. It looks like moving cannabis from I to II wouldn’t allow the prescription to be refilled or something like that according to the quote below.

    “On May 13, 1986, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a Final Rule and Statement of Policy authorizing the “Rescheduling of Synthetic Dronabinol in Sesame Oil and Encapsulated in Soft Gelatin Capsules From Schedule I to Schedule II” (DEA 51 FR 17476-78). This permitted medical use of Marinol, albeit with the severe restrictions associated with Schedule II status.[79] For instance, refills of Marinol prescriptions were not permitted. At its 1045th meeting, on April 29, 1991, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, in accordance with article 2, paragraphs 5 and 6, of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, decided that ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol (also referred to as ?9-THC) and its stereochemical variants should be transferred from Schedule I to Schedule II of that Convention.”


    Alcohol and tobacco are excluded from the Controlled Substances Act in the excerpt quoted below.

    “The term “controlled substance” means a drug or other substance, or immediate precursor, included in schedule I, II, III, IV, or V of part B of this subchapter. The term does not include distilled spirits, wine, malt beverages, or tobacco, as those terms are defined or used in subtitle E of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
    —21 U.S.C. § 802(6)[25]”


    The CSA refers to a section in the IRS Code of 1986.

    “The Internal Revenue Code is the body of law that codifies all federal tax laws, including income, estate, gift, excise, alcohol, tobacco, and employment taxes. These laws constitute title 26 of the U.S. Code (26 U.S.C.A. § 1 et seq. [1986]) and are implemented by the Internal Revenue Service through its Treasury Regulations and Revenue Rulings.”


    “Subtitle E covers alcohol, tobacco, and other excise taxes. Chapter 53 deals with machine guns, destructive devices, and certain other firearms.”


    Barry, please instruct the IRS to add cannabis to the IRS Code of 1986 section E, and elsewhere as necessary, along the lines of alcohol and tobacco at the same time that you remove it completely from any kind of schedule. Barry, that very same directive will have to keep the federal tax on cannabis low enough to compete with the black market. Alcohol and tobacco are taxed at the federal level. Cannabusinesses ought then be allowed to take the standard deductions and be treated as any other legal business.

    The states still have their versions of the CSA, and for most of the states cannabis will be in schedule I of the state’s schedule.

    Forget all these cockamamie ideas of keeping cannabis in any kind of a schedule. There will be gridlock from prohibitionist obstruction. It’s a prohibitionist stalling tactic to have debates on which number, and the country is long past that point. The feds stopped taking new members into the New Investigational Drug Program in 1992 because cannabis was deemed to have no medicinal value. (That’s Poppy Bush! NOT! But get well soon anyway.)


    Geeh, I wonder why they didn’t have the studies and the research into the positive sides of cannabis.

    Hey, prohibitionists, it’s 2015 and you lost. Just about every intellectually honest person knows there is no reason to keep marijuana illegal, no reason to keep it in the CSA schedules.

    When Boehner said he supports bringing sentencing reform to the floor for a vote I sure hope that there will be something in there freeing cannabis from the federal chokehold. It sounded like Barry and John were in some kind of agreement about sentencing reform.

    Imagine the feds are collecting taxes from the legal states, and some of that money gets sent back to the states, you know, some of those dollars are going to non-legal states, prohibitionist states that get more from the federal government than it pays in.

    You prohibitionists have lost. The public is more afraid of so-called synthetic marijuana and not really afraid of real marijuana. You lost. Just legalize!

  4. I just like to get high with the sweet smell of cannabis in the air and enjoy life while my mind expands. O.penVape is cool and hopefully they always use a variety of real cannabis.

  5. Only the rich will be able to afford all these registration and licensing fees as long as patients aren’t allowed to grow their own under medical only legalization in some states in some legislation. Guam for example is going to charge $35,000 for cultivation site registration and then another $1,000 for a cultivation license. That’s just for one year, and renewal fees cost exactly the same. Looks like that means that unless the patient can cough up the big bucks, as if the medical bills aren’t enough in some cases, the rich who can afford that kind of thing and/or their companies are going to grow big and filthy rich on the backs of the little people, the everyman, because the government is limiting how many entities will be approved for registration and cultivation.



    Cronyism! Any kind of legalization, even blatant cronyism of the well-to-do and well-connected folded into legalization, we keep reading and hearing we should vote for, urge our politicians to vote for, any kind of legalization is better than prohibition. It is but only barely better than prohibition.

    Let’s go, Barry! Nobody cares about the international treaty shit of 1961. It’s just in the way. Republicans, just think of how much money you’ll have from legal cannabis to wage war, the CIA style intelligence routes via the cannabis trading routes around the world. Follow the money to make sure they’re not buying weapons and doing things that lead to terrorists turning around and killing us industrialized and westernized countries.

    Law enforcement has real crimes it needs to focus on preventing, thwarting and solving, like domestic terrorism. Leave the cannabis community alone! Legalize now!

  6. W, I agree oils are wack. And also corporations should not be making oils, but rather Wax. And of course people should be able to grow their own.

    However, vaporizing Marijuana Wax is what we should be doing. It hits solid like a blunt, but there is no smoke and no extra material like “oil” to worry about.

  7. Unless you are making regular contributions to NORML then you cannot complain about paid posts. NORML needs money to continue and expand efforts, so if a few paid posts appear on the blog, great.

    Also, I enjoy vaping wax as well as smoking flower. Vaping is more convenient for on the go and for at work use. Also, a vape pen and some oils/wax are much easier to take on a trip than a skunky bag.

    As for O.penVAPE, their Go.Pen was the first pen I purchased. I used it everyday and it was great. It has 3 pieces – battery, atomizer, and mouthpiece. For the price of the pen and replacement atomizers this pen is a great value. It works quite well too for how small it is. I bought it on vacation in Denver, but local headshops don’t sell the atomizers (At least 6 months ago when i last checked). Not a big deal since they are on their site or amazon.

    I ended up losing it in the snow, so I had to get a new pen. I bought a Dr. Dabber and a Atmos Raw. In spring after the snow melted, I found my Go.Pen laying in the grass. The pen held a charge while being lost in snow for 2 months and sitting through the thaw.

    I now use the Dr. Dabber daily, however I plan to use the pen if I need to conceal it as it is very small and can be easily hidden.

    Thanks NORML and keep up the good work!

  8. Donald Trump has soared to the top of the popularity polls. Part of that has to do with immigration reform. His characterization of illegal Mexicans as being drug smugglers, among other things he mentioned, is something a significant part of the public is concerned about. I’m not buying that a majority of illegals are that, but it’s looking like cannabis will have to be legalized federally first so that the underground incomes dries up and they self-deport, as I’ve heard many a time, gotten many an earful about from people who think like Trump. Then they want the U.S.-Mexico border secured the full length, and since there will be space freed up in prisons after Obama’s prison/sentencing reform and legalization, that’s for the problem/criminal illegals who commit actual crimes other than entering the country illegally or staying here illegally for whom there is supposed to be a pathway to a legal guest worker program and/or legal citizenship.

    It’s unclear to me what Trump’s big picture is. I have great respect for the man because of the wealth he’s accumulated, but I’m not so sure he’ll be able to maintain his composure when necessary and will make Chris Christie look like his kid brother.

  9. Well….I also used to smoke instead of vap….why would you want to take in ‘burning’ anything? So much safer to vap or eat or cook with. If there’s anything detrimental with grass it’s actually smoking it….it’s not the weed, it’s the paper burning….not good…..

  10. I also dislike seeng paid advertisements on here. But since it’s here, I’ll re-ask a question Russ Belvile (@radicalruss) posed to @Norml, which is: does the Norml Business Network accept applications from businesses that piss test?

    [Editor’s note: Yes, NORML accepts applications, but does not necessarily approve them, from businesses that perform drug testing as it provides the organization the opportunity to educate a business on why they should have a ‘for cause’ policy, not pre-employment or random drug testing policies.]

  11. Jeez, NORML, you put one vaping commercial on a NORML blog and people go ape-$#!+ over it like you’re vape-only or something.
    Its a healthy alternative without a provocative smell. No one here is saying we should implement vape-only laws.

    With that said, Oracle, don’t worry about Trump. He’s nothing but an offensive, old, laundry machine; lots of noise, but very little cleaning; and instead of cleaning your clothes, he cleans dirty cash. Clearly he has thrown whatever is on his head in this washer of his a few too many times. He’s playing to lose to gain the campaign money. His offensive statements are motivating the latino vote and veterans to get out and vote so we’ll see how that turns out for us in the marijuana movement for 2016. My prediction is California legalizes and flips the courts on their @$$. %€£* Trump.

  12. I checked out the O.penVAPES, and they all require essential oil, so you can’t pack in some bud fresh from the grinder and vape that. Any efficient pens like that?

    Trump’s poll numbers just keep going up. I am hoping that Calfornia legalization does just what you say, Julian.

    I wonder if Trump’s numbers would go up if he made some kind of brash or crass statement that the federal government needs to remove cannabis from the CSA and piss on the UN. I mean, US Senate hasn’t even ratified the treaty with Iran but yet the UN Security Council has, and the US has a seat on it. Trump, running as a Republican, is, just like the other Republicans,criticizing the Obama administration (John Kerry)for negotiating such a bad deal with Iran. Obama’s administration isn’t really different from any previous administration when it comes to kowtowing to the international community, i.e. doing the bidding of the US WWII allies who have a seat on the Security Council. If Republicans really don’t kowtow and want to ignore or nullify or renegotiate the Iran treaty and don’t ratify it, I see no good reason why the Congress doesn’t do the same for cannabis prohibition. Just undo/un-ratify or ignore the treaties and change US law and policy to do things right. Perhaps permanent UN & US nuclear inspectors permanently in Iran and US military bases in Iran without having to have a war first, or whatever the Republicans finally hash out. Scott Walker is talking war with Iran on his inauguration day. More war, and the government isn’t even properly funding the VA so that current veterans have really really good care, and the chicken hawk warmongering Republicans want more war which unfortunately inevitably will create even more veterans in need of VA services. I don’t know what Trump’s financial plan is to pay for what absolutely needs to be done, and I don’t know if he has the ballz to take on prohibition. I mean, the federal prohibitionists (and their international UN puppetmasters) are still hindering research into the positives of cannabis for medical purposes and are the major obstacle in the way of adult recreational use of a plant that is safer than tobacco or alcoholic beverages. Cannabis has its risks, which vary as to how it is administered, but nevertheless lower than tobacco or alcohol.

    The facts have been irrelevant for far too long.

    Legalize cannabis now!

  13. I have to speak in regards to the legality, illegality of cannabis/hemp.
    I believe it should be MY RIGHT as a HUMAN BEING to grow cannabis/hemp in my vegetable garden for nutritional, medicinal, and a multitude of other beneficial uses. I have no desire to sell it or reap a profit from it. My only desire is to care for myself in a natural healthy way. Logic tells me if there is a plant, herb, vegetable, or flower that I can grow and harvest myself to eat, drink as a tea, press into an oil, smoke or rub on my skin that is beneficial to Me or others,It should be legal for Me or anyone else to do so. Why would anyone one choose synthetic anything. I don’t eat synthetic vegetables, I grow my own pesticide free herbicide free vegetables. I only drink raw milk and yes I make my own butter and cheese from time to time.I do not go to the doctor unless it is an absolute emergency. I’ll be 50 this year and I have watched the effects of Cannabis Prohibition and the toll it has taken.The time is NOW. There is no logical reason why it can’t be or shouldn’t be done. It is really as simple as making a National Annoucement, from this day forward Cannabis will be legal to grow,consume and or give to an adult.Take the money out of it and black market issue is done. If some one wants to profit from it then require a permit and charge taxes and fee’s and follow strict organic standard to keep it SAFE.It is insane that depending on which state one resides in the (USA) a person can go in a shop, cafe or medical dispensary and purchase Cannabis, yet that same person can travel one state over and have it on their person and they go to jail or if one is growing it for personal use it’s still considered manufactoring.( That’s stupid by definition: one does not manufactor a plant.) How about personal choice, or treating illness where traditional medicine has “FAILED” Maybe you just like to make smoothies with it Does this sound like logic? Only in America…Hmmmm I say If you don’t like it don’t use it. It’s called being responsible for ones self. Stop looking at profit margins and make it legal.

  14. Thanks for the reply, re: businesses that drug test. Yes, it’s definitely a great opportunity to educate businesses that actual impairment testing over examining the quality of a workers’ urine is the right and morale way to go. Just don’t give ’em any free passes! Open Vape certainly learned their lesson that cannabis consumers will not stand for that BS anymore.

  15. Good luck to O.penVAPE, I am sure their products are worth the price (if one can afford it). But taking to heart @Oracle’s report that they don’t offer a device for vaporizing straight natural sifted dried budflower, I am concerned at the less than truthful summary on vaporization from the California Blue Ribbon Commission:

    The most common product is dried cannabis flower intended for smoking, which comes with the associated health risks of smoking in general. Policymakers should also anticipate “vaping,” whereby a concentrated extract of cannabis is vaporized and inhaled.”

    The Commission does not seem to know, or want anyone to know, that there are many vaporizers on the market that do use dried budflower– or that you can make a flexdrawtube one-hitter from $1.29 worth of parts found lying around in your garage.

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