Vaping 101

Liz Filmer
31 Oct 2023

Vaporizing, or vaping, cannabis is a smokeless procedure that involves heating dry cannabis flower or concentrate without burning it. Vape pens are best known for their ease of use and portability and because they present an opportunity for more uniform dosing than other methods of inhaling cannabis. 

What is Vaping, and is it Safe?

Vaping heats cannabis flower or concentrate without burning. The heat casts the active ingredients into a vapour that is then discharged into the air in a fine mist created by your vaporizer device of choice. While examination of cannabis vaporizing is limited, studies have demonstrated that vaping produces fewer carcinogenic mixtures than smoking because the cannabis is not combusted. 

What are Vaporizers?

Vaporizers — AKA vape pens — are used as a convenient way to heat cannabis for inhalation. Vaping devices heat your dry cannabis flower or oil concentrate to a temperature that is below that of combustion, between 180 to 200°C. The heat unleashes the active compounds from the cannabis, turning them into a vapour ready to be inhaled. 

What are the Types of Weed Vaporizers

Cannabis vaporizers come in many shapes and sizes and at many prices, including portable or table-top varieties. There are also different types of vaporizers available for cannabis flowers or concentrates. Picking the right vaporizer for you will mean considering what kind of product you intend to consume and whether or not you will need your vape on the go.

Buying a Cannabis Vaporizer

Choosing a vaporizer is a matter of personal preference; however, several factors can help you compare the pros and cons of differing products. One significant difference to think about is whether the chosen product has "proprietary cartridge technology" or if it simply features a typical 510-threaded battery. Other options are the type of oil you intend to use and whether you want a reusable or disposable cartridge.
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