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What Are You Smoking? Episode 42: Pax Talks Vaping as a Platform

June 27, 2018
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What Are You Smoking? features Leafly experts Will Hyde and Bailey Rahn, as well as guests from all corners of the cannabis industry reviewing strains, test-firing products, offering up pro tips, and answering your toughest cannabis questions.

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What Are You Smoking?

Episode 42: Pax Talks Vaping as a Platform

In this episode: 

Pax makes some of our favorite vaporizer products, including their flagship oil vape, the Era.

For this week’s show, Will and Emily, Leafly’s Sr. Lifestyle Editor, sat down with Pax’s VP of strategy, JJ O’Brien, to talk about picking partners, the future of proprietary cannabis products, and the pros and cons of managing your cannabis consumption through an app.

Tune in to learn more about what how Pax is adding new features like Session Control to classic products, and what more you can expect from the company going forward.

If you’ve got questions for our hosts, guests you’d like to hear, or have anything else to say about the show, email us at

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Strains & Products on This Episode:

AK-47 Pax Pods by Heylo

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 Cherry Fizz Pax Pods by Blue River

@Regrann from @ktowncollective NOW AVAILABLE: Blue River Terps High Terpene Rosin Sauces…Just look on the box for “Full Flavor” and the new Blue River logo for an award-winning cannabis derived terpene extract pax pod! Available in Blue Zkittlez, Fruit Loops, Huckleberry OG, Maui Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Sunset, Golden State Banana, and Lemon Treee!!! 7382 Melrose Ave / 90046 #PaxEra #PaxLife #ktowncollective #iammelrose #cannabisoil #710 #Cannabis #marijuana #mmjpatient #vape #vapes #paxPod #city #melroseaveLA #medicalmarijuana #Pax #420 #losangeles #hollywood #Wheredoyoupax #iammelrose #blueriverterps #blueriver @blueriverterps @lemontree_831 @moonmadefarms @rollinghillsca @huckleberryogkush @synergycannabisco @verzura2

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Meet Your Show Hosts

Bailey-2048-copy1-240x240Bailey Rahn is an editor at Leafly specializing in cannabis strains and health. When she’s not at Leafly, you’ll likely find her smoking her way up a mountain or playing dress-up with her cats.

10859f1a857586f9ef11419f1635e517Will Hyde is a subject matter expert, strain specialist, and digital producer at Leafly. He spends his free time traveling and exploring creative outlets as a DJ, digital artist, and film producer.

About Our Music:

Music for “What Are You Smoking” is provided by Lusine. “Ticking Hands” is from his album Sensorimotor. “Two Dots” is from A Certain DistanceFor more about Lusine, check out

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  • Kraig

    I own a Pax 3 and also a Pax Era and both are great performing devices. When the Pax Era first came out I bought about 4 pods at a dispensary in central California and really enjoyed them and the performance of the Era. In the last 6 months the Era POD prices started going up and up. The PODs where originally in the $40 range for most at first but now the POD prices are $65. That price might not bother some but for me that gets a bit much especially when I already grow my own and when you can get other pen type cartridges for half that. I’m curious to see where prices are a year from now as the dust starts to settle.