House of Shambala Overview:
House of Shambala is a purely Canadian company that produces cannabis concentrates and elixirs. They are located in the GTA and their main product is a powerful vape cartridge. This cartridge came from 30 years of experience with resin products and it shows in a well-built, enjoyable vape pen containing some of the purest concentrates.
Accessing House of Shambala:
The House of Shambala vape pen is now available in Canna Connoisseurs dispensaries. If you are unable to make it to Canna Connoisseurs, the cartridge can be purchased by contacting House of Shambala dirrectly through their e-mail or website.
House of Shambala Pricing & Selection:
The vape cartridges are available for $70 – $80 each and $10 for a battery, standard threading. Each cartridge contains a 1mL chamber that holds around 1.5 grams of concentrate, depending on the density. The concentrates used are extracted through a close-loop butane system. After extracting, House of Shambala melts the concentrate and uses a vacuum oven to degas it. Then they use very precise equipment to decarboxylate the resin, to ensure they don’t burn or damage it.
House of Shambala also makes their decarboxylated resin available for purchase, before it goes into the vape cartridges. This is used by chiefs/edible producers because the oil is already extracted and ready to ingest. All they need to do is add the concentrate to whatever food they are preparing. Patients can also purchase this oil to do their own cooking with, or to smoke/vape. House of Shambala also makes their extraction service available incase you have some cannabis you would liked processed and/or decarboxylated.
Unique to House of Shambala:
House of Shambala does a few unique things to set themselves apart from their competition. First, the oil that they extract is heated very precisely to convert THCA (non-psychoactive) into THC, it’s psychoactive form. This is the process of decarboxylation and means you can eat the oil straight, you don’t need to burn/vaporize it for effects. The second unique thing that sets House of Shambala apart is their vape cartridge. The cartridge was designed for pure extracts, not diluted solutions. It uses two ceramic heaters to vaporize the oil, and sends the vapor down the center of the cartridge, heating the surrounding oil. By heating the surrounding oil, it liquefies and is free to flow down and refill the heating chamber. Other pen manufactures will add glycerin, terpenes, or other products to ensure their concentrate is in a liquid form to work in the pen. Other pens often use a wick system that requires fluid oils. As a result, the concentrate and vapor are no longer as pure or potent. House of Shambala has found a great work around for this issue in their uniquely designed cartridge.
House of Shambala sends a sample of pure, decarboxylated oil to a lab to have it properly tested, to show it’s purity each time. Surprisingly some of the results came back with a total composition of cannabinoids over 100% (95.5% THC, 21.10% CBD, 1.20% CBN = 117.8%). This didn’t make sense, and was resubmitted for testing and came back with the same results. An exact reason for this is not yet known. We have contacted the lab, and will update if/when we get a response.
House of Shambala also sells their decarboxylated oil to individual patients and edible manufactures. They will also extract and decarboxylate your cannabis if you would like them to. This is unique to only a few extract companies. The vape pen also automatically stops the heating process after it’s been on for 10 seconds straight and contains approximately 500 puffs. House of Shambala also has a CBD pen in development, coming soon.
“We have the strongest cleanest products on the market.” – House of Shambala
House of Shambala Vape Pen Taste:
I was pleasantly surprised when I tried my first hit after hearing it was decarboxylated. I’ve tried reclaim before and really disliked the flavor, but that wasn’t my experience with House of Shambala. This pen has a floral flavor, with earthy notes and a small gassy taste at the end. This was a lot more pleasant than the other decarboxylated oils I have tried previously. House of Shambala also provided a sample of their oil to try on an oilrig to access the flavor. This is something they were suggesting to attendees at the Karma Cup as well, sample the flavor before making a purchase. I brought my sample home, and on the ceramic nail at low temp., I got some great earthy and floral flavours with no gassy taste.
I really enjoy the taste of the cartridge, I find 80% of the vape pens on the market have a noticeable glycerin taste that I do not enjoy. It often makes me questions the healthiness of what I’m inhaling. With House of Shambala you can be assured nothing has been added to the concentrate and it is reflecting in the clean cannabis flavour.
House of Shambala Vape Pen Effects:
The House of Shambala vape pen is really strong for a vape pen. Most vape pen manufacturers dilute their concentrate in one way or another to allow it to flow in the cartridge. This results in a lower THC content and therefor it lacks in effects. House of Shambala pens are always pure, no additives, making them really strong. I look for strong vape pens, because pens are often used for discretion. There’s no point needing to take 20 hits to get your desired medication, it’s great to be able to take a few hits and be set.
I was really happy with my vape pen from House of Shambala! The effects are nice and strong, with a large cartridge that will last weeks. I uses this product daily now, it taste great and is super discrete. If you want a strong, clean tasting pen, I recommend contacting House of Shambala to purchase one from them.