A bit of history

Despite the current widespread criticism of active plant spraying, it would seem that this practice is rooted in a large number of ancient cultures. Traditionally, vaporization was a way of gathering in ancient cultures. This practice has therefore been recorded in varied geographical spaces and spaced over time. In the past, people gathered around incandescent stones on which seeds and other plants were thrown onto aromatics.
Testimonies of the use of plant spraying for therapeutic use are recorded in China, India, the Middle East, Egypt, America… In short, all over the world. In some cases, the use of these plants was reserved to the Shaman: it was a means of communication with their god.

It was not until much later that spraying became simply a recreational activity. Indeed, in 1970 the first studies for the design of a modern vaporizer appear. Named Tilt, this vaporizer was created in the early 1980s. It was a home vaporizer: rechargeable batteries did not exist at the time!

tilt-vaporizer

Tilt, the firt vaporizer

According to its creator (American company based in Woodstock…), Tilt made it possible to greatly reduce the level of toxin contained in traditionally smoked plants such as tobacco. The principle was similar to the current salon vaporizer. All you had to do was place your grass on a grid on a heating element. A glass pipe was used to suck the steam thus created. The American company in charge of developing this innovation even commissioned a large number of studies to quantify the results of toxin production reduction. Despite more than conclusive results, this model was never commercialized. It was seen as a utensil dedicated to cannabis and this plant was completely illegal in the United States unlike today.

The recent legalization of this plant in several American states and other countries has therefore advanced research and understanding in the field of vaporization.