Just when you think you’ve seen it all, companies like Massachussetts-based CannaKorp disrupt that thought to bring you CannaCloud, the world’s first single-use pod vaporizing system. Some users have crowned the system, the “Keurig of marijuana” which is undoubtedly fitting, considering the company’s team includes not one, not two, but three former Keurig executives.
Anyways, here’s how it works: First, the user inserts the pre-sealed, dose controlled CannaCloud pod or “CPod” the same way one would enter the K-cup in the top of the Keurig, except instead of fresh ground coffee, you have fresh cannabis. Then, the vaporization process begins, which only takes about 60 seconds.
Then, you inhale the vapor through a mouthpiece. It’s as simple as that! Plus, this nifty little system calls for no waste: once you stop inhaling, the cannister blocks the passageway so that no additional vapor is released until you inhale again.
Did we mention that the detachable canister is dishwasher safe, for easy cleaning? Boom!
And just as everyone likes their coffee fresh, those interested in the CannaCloud can expect that same freshness from whichever strains they chose to consume. According to the website, “Pods are pre-ground cannabis flower that are sealed to lock in flavor, aroma and freshness that ensures a great experience every time.”
The pods will be available in a wide variety of strains, according to the company website. Users can pick between sativa, indica, hybrid and CBD-only.
While they haven’t specifically released the types of strains that are available, we can pinpoint a few we’d definitely like to see.
First, some Blue Dream sativa would be an amazing choice for someone looking to jump start their day. The sweet, blueberry aroma is sure to awaken the senses and basically get you ready to take on the world: mountain climbing, sky diving or whatever it is that you’re into.
Alternatively, for people trying to set the mood late night (or hell, midday) we think the CannaCloud should include some Gobbilygoo, an indica strain that will leave your body relaxed, stimulated and soothed, at the same time.
Most importantly, we hope the CPods are available in Pineapple Express (and no it’s not because we loved Seth Rogen and James Franco in the movie). Some good P.E. will give users the best of both worlds: energy and ease; intoxication and relaxation.
Co-founder and CEO of CannaKorp, James Winokur, told CNBC that they wanted to create a product that would “simplify and improve the cannabis consumer experience.” And if you think this product is only for medical marijuana users, think again. Winokur adds, “We really think of it as wellness. People are using cannabis in a range of areas to make themselves feel better.”
So whether you consume for medical or recreational reasons Winokur classifies their product as a “wellness” device so everyone is invited to partake. (And partake on the go?)
The device is set to retail at around $150 and each pod will go for about $6 or $7. Just how the Keurig provides K-cups in different flavors, CannaCloud is no different.
The company has raised over $1.5 million in funding and is getting ready to start manufacturing, with hopes that the Canna Cloud and its pods will be available in states where marijuana is regulated, but legal.
So are you down with the CannaCloud? Let us know in the comments!