FAQ - Alchemy by Dark Heart

While there are a lot of vaporizer pens on the market Alchemy by Dark Heart was the first pen that provides additional plant terpenes to enhance the therapeutic benefits of cannabis.

Our Alchemists know all about cannabis and the benefits of each of the botanical extracts to create the perfect blends for all of your experiences.

Alchemy is provided in a consistent 30% or 70% THC level so you get the same expected experience every time.

Please reference our website for links and info on each of the botanical blends.

Experience Alchemy

Alchemy has two strengths to meet your needs;  30% THC and 70% THC.

The cannabis oil is extracted using a super-critical CO2 process for our 30% blend and a distillate process for our 70% blend. Our extractors use the highest quality equipment. Many of the botanical extracts are derived from a steam distilled extraction.

Alchemy by Dark Heart is built on the trusted network of California cannabis growers.  Since 2007 Dark Heart Nursery has provided premium plants to farmers who grow and develop the flower and oils created in many of the cannabis products you find today.  Alchemy oil is provided by our large network of farmers who provide consistent, high quality, safe and clean cannabis extraction methods.   This network provides the expertise for cannabis oil extraction and we test for pesticides, mold and potency to ensure the highest quality of oil for Alchemy.

Step 1: Remove the clear, rubber cover from the bottom of your oil cartridge.

Step 2: Remove the battery wand (sold separately) from the package. Position the threaded portion of the oil cartridge onto the battery wand and screw together.

Step 3: Simply inhale. No buttons to push or dials to adjust.

About the battery wand: Your battery wand is long lasting, but if the lights at the bottom twinkle when you first inhale, it’s time to recharge!

About the charger: Need to recharge? Locate the USB charger in the packaging. Unscrew the cartridge from the battery wand and screw the wand into the charger. Then just plug the charger and connected wand into any USB port. When the lights on the charger turn green, you’re good to go. 

Battery: For optimal use, please use our 3.7-volt batteries with our cartridge, to prevent overheating and possible burning of oil. We recommend a “sipping” method to prevent fluctuation of heating as well. The battery is made for frequent use using lithium ion; much like a cell phone battery.  To prevent deterioration avoid overcharging or completely depleting the battery. Start recharging if you notice a decline in vapor. The green light will indicate when it is fully charged.  Disconnecting the cartridge after use does prevent the battery from slowly draining.

Assembly: Avoid overtightening when connecting the cartridge or charger. Turn until resistance is felt, but no more than a quarter turn past that point. Contacts should be cleaned with a dry cloth whenever possible.

Storage: When not in use, store at room temperature, preferably in lint and dust free location or case.

Cartridge:  The cartridge should be disposed of after the oil is depleted.  Do not refill the cartridge, it is not meant to be repeatedly used and may have coil deterioration which can clog the cartridge making it unusable.

We support a full exchange policy and ask that our dispensary locations honor this policy.  Consumers can bring the battery or partially or full cartridge back to their purchasing location and receive an exchange.

Our oil is tested with CW Labs. Samples are screened twice during the production process. Once we get the material and again with the final blends. Our quality assurance regiment includes microbiological, pesticide, and residual solvent analysis, as well as cannabinoid and terpene profiling.
Studies have shown that the specific characteristics of individual strains are the result of an entourage effect between the cannabinoid and terpene molecules found naturally in the cannabis plant. The energetic properties of a Sour Diesel or the sedative properties of a Purple Kush are the result of terpenes such as Limonene and Beta-Myrcene. These same terpenes can be found, in different concentrations, among all plants in the natural world. During extraction processes, terpenes are depleted leaving a relatively terpene-free raw oil. This allows us to start with a blank canvas where we add our customized blend of terpenes found in other botanical sources, such as Peppermint and Chamomile, allowing a consistent terpene profile for each of our blends.
Botanical extracts have been used for consumption and as inhalants for centuries in the field of aromatherapy and herbal medicine. We focus on botanicals that are safely extracted and complement the cannabis for the optimal therapeutic benefits. Vaporizing (steam creation based on a low heat source) of these particulates make it safer and easier for consumption and has been utilized effectively for therapeutic benefits for centuries by many cultures.
We are exploring some of our options around the CBD supply chain.

We list all of the primary botanical constituents of each of the blends on the box.

Only on the low potency cartridges. In order to create Alchemy’s uniquely consistent potency with every low potency experience we use pharmaceutical grade Polyethylene Glycol; also known as, PEG 400 as a carrier oil. PEG allows us to consistently achieve our target potency.  Of all of the carrier oils available on the market, PEG has undergone the most scientific safety testing, and proven itself to be safest for human consumption. In fact, PEG is so safe it has earned the FDA’s recognition as a product that is “Generally Regarded as Safe”, which is one of the highest designations available. (See White Paper)

The oil color change is perfectly normal. This does not mean that the oil is going bad, but rather that the botanical oils that are infused with the cannabis oil are being exposed to heat. They tend to change color as they are introduced to heat over and over again. This is nothing to be concerned about, just something that natural botanical oils do. The taste should not be affected by the color change. Ways to prevent oil color change is to “sip” on your vape pen rather than taking long, drawn out hits. This minimal exposure to heat not only prolongs the life of your oil but your battery as well.