Photography by Connor Fyfe for Herb
Every consumer, in some way, shape, or form, turns to cannabis for relief. From soothing aches and pains to reducing anxiety, the right amount of herb can do wonders. The tricky part is figuring out what the right amount is.
Too much cannabis can get you stupid stoned or knock you out flat. Too little, however, doesn’t do much of anything, especially not for the everyday user. Finding a happy medium is impossible when you don’t know what’s inside the bud or how much you need. That’s why the company dosist, formerly known as hmbldt, created their line of dose pens.
The Herb team put the dosist Calm pen, designed for relaxation, to the test. We can say with confidence that if it’s precision and consistent relief you’re looking for, the Calm formula is it. To find out if it’s the right vape for you, check out our review on everything from the quality of its design to how it hits.
Calm is dosist’s CBD-rich formula. With its 10:1 CBD-to-THC ratio, the dosist Calm pen, available in 50 and 200 doses, won’t get you stoned, but will chill you out as effectively as firing up a bowl of your best bud. Aside from the famous cannabinoids THC and CBD, the Calm formula consists of calming, beneficial terpenes, including myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, and limonene, making it the ultimate tool for controlling anxiety.
Because it offers therapeutic benefits without an overbearing buzz, we rate the dosist Calm pen an 8/10 for ingredients. If you’re looking to get super high, the Calm pen isn’t for you. However, its low THC content makes it ideal for daytime and nighttime use.
The dosist Calm pen resembles an ordinary e-cig on the outside. It’s not too flashy, the colors are subtle, and it’s petite. But inside, the pen hosts features that enable it to deliver a safe and steady cannabis experience.
It unleashes a single 2.25 mg dose in just three seconds—letting off a slight vibration to signal once you’ve inhaled the right amount—and consists of a medical-grade reservoir to prevent leaks and spoilage. Along with those two features, the Calm pen also comes with airflow control to avoid overinhalation as well as a custom 260mAh lithium-ion battery for consistent heating.
All of these features make the dosist pens much more accurate than your average vape, earning its design a 9/10. For those who want the freedom to puff as much as they wish, Calm might be too limiting with its three-second cut off per hit. But for vapers who prefer to consume just enough cannabis to help them relax and feel at peace, no need to look any further.
If you’re all about blowing enormous clouds and performing vape tricks, the dosist Calm pen isn’t likely to impress. Part of the joy of vaping is seeing all the vapor release into the air, which the Calm doesn’t allow as there’s only a hint of vapor visible upon exhale. For that reason, Herb gives it a 6/10 for how it hits.
Crazy cloud production isn’t everything, though. Flavor is just as important, if not more. Calm by dosist unleashes high-quality, delicious vapor that’s as flavorful as what you get from vapes well known for delivering vapor trails, like the DaVinci IQ, but for fewer bucks.
It’s safe to say that the dosist Calm pen is one of the most elementary vaporizers on the planet. That’s because it’s draw-activated, making inhalation a breeze. After opening up the box, all you have to do is slide out the pen and get to puffing. There is no preparation involved, wait time or charge time, and it doesn’t come with any screens, adjustable temperature settings or multiple mouthpieces. Just the pen and, of course, the goods, pre-filled and ready to go.
As a result, Herb gives the Calm pen a 10/10 score for ease of use. Its straightforwardness makes it suitable for experts and novices alike. Beginners will enjoy having a device they don’t have to study to master, while connoisseurs will like being able to whip it out at their leisure without having a complicated setup to slow them down.
Of course, like most cannabis products, the dosist Calm pen isn’t going to be for everyone. But for someone who is looking for a reliable and effective experience, there is no second guessing with this device. Whether you need the perfect dose of calm before bed or in the middle of the day while you’re heading to work, this particular dose pen will consistently deliver. Plus, it’s petite and discreet so you can always have it on you.
Currently, dosist pens are available in California, with plans to expand into Canada soon. Each pen costs 100 bucks, but dosist will knock five dollars off your next purchase when you send the pen back once the juice runs out. The pen’s plastic shell, case, and all of its electronic components are recyclable, and they’ll even do the recycling for you.
The innovative dosist Calm pen doesn’t do much, but it does just enough—very well—for enthusiasts looking to chill out and enjoy their beloved herb. And for that, the Calm dose pen gets Herb’s stamp of approval.