What Is Cannabis Vaping And How Does It Work?

You’ve heard the terms before, vaping thc, THC vapor or smoke vape pen. But maybe you don’t fully understand just how it works. Using a vape marijuana pen or other type of portable vaporizing device is simple once you understand just how they work.

Is vaping cannabis safe?

Before we get into whether or not vaping is safe it’s important that you know just how vaping works. Vaping marijuana involves inhaling heated oil through a vaporizing device. This is also referred to as a vaporizer. Vaping marijuana through a vaporizer will produce vapor from dried bud.

The truth is nobody really knows much about it. Some people think vaping is safer than smoking because there isn’t any smoke being inhaled into the lungs. The truth is that there isn’t much known about the negative health effects. 

There have been some studies done that suggest vaping THC oil could be potentially harmful to the health of your lungs. This is due to the severe effects that comes with inhaling vitamin E acetate, which is an additive chemical that is found in most vaping products that contain THC.


What do I need to vape?

Understanding how to vape will improve your experience if it’s the first time you will be using this method. Vaping feels significantly different from smoking. It will feel differently on your throat, and you may have a more intense high the first time. 

When you start vaping for the first time you should start off taking small hits until you know how it feels on your throat and how it affects you. 

You can purchase a vape kit from your local dispensary. Most vape kits will have everything that you need to get started. And they also have the ability to change the thickness of the vapor that they produce. So don’t be afraid to change the settings until you’ve found a vapor concentration that’s comfortable for you.

The best thing to do is talk with your local budtender about the different concentrations of VG, vegetable glycerin, and PG, propylene glycol. These two things will affect you differently. You might want to try a few different kinds to find the ones that you enjoy the most.


What’s the difference between smoking and vaping cannabis?

While both vaping and smoking involve inhaling, there are some differences between the two. Vaping involves heating a cannabis-based oil with a device and smoking involves smoking cannabis flower in a rolled joint or other type of smoking device.

Does vaping get you high

No matter what you call them, vapes, vaporizers, vape pens, or weed pens will allow you to inhale cannabis vapor which is very similar to smoking through a bong. You inhale the smoke and you get high. The vapor high kicks in fairly quickly, usually within 15 minutes and it can last anywhere from 40 minutes up to two hours.


Benefits of vaping weed

There are many benefits of vaping cannabis – it’s easy, discreet, and may even be a healthier method over traditional smoking methods. And these are just a few of the reasons why some people prefer to vape marijuana. 

Provides a milder smell, and it also provides a consistent dosage which are additional benefits of vaping weed.

Types of weed vaporizers

You’ll find a variety of weed vaporizers to choose from, and they each come with their own set of pros and cons. Some of the most common are vape pens, tabletop vaporizers, and portable vaporizers.

Vape pens

Vape pens, weed pens, and hash oil pens are all the same name for a cannabis vape that is specifically designed to vaporize cannabis distillates and oils. This pen device is a compact design that gets its name because it closely resembles a traditional pen. This is probably the most common type of vaporizer because of its compact design and ability to easily conceal in your pocket.

Reusable vape pens have a battery and a cartridge. When the cartridge is empty you’ll replace it with a new one. You can also replace vape batteries, and they come with a variety of features such as with buttons or no buttons, in a cylindrical shape or rectangular one, some have a limited while others have a long battery life with the ability to recharge, and so on. 

All vape cartridges contain a mouthpiece, chamber, and heating element. The heating element is activated by the vape battery when you inhale from the mouthpiece. The chamber of the vape cartridge is filled with oil or distillate and will heat up and turn to vapors which contain concentrated amounts of cannabinoids and terpenes.

You can also purchase single use disposable vape pens as well which contain the same elements as a reusable weed pen.

Tabletop vaporizers

Tabletop vaporizers will not be something you take out with you. This features a stationary temperature control unit that needs a solid surface to sit on which is why it’s called a tabletop vaporizer. It comes in many varieties, but they will all have these four main features:

  1. A temperature dial that will regulate the temperature
  2. A healing element that heats up the flower or concentrates
  3. A heating chamber which is where you’ll put the flower or concentrates
  4. A mouthpiece attachment

How the tabletop vaporizer collects the vapor is often different. Some of them will use a bag to collect the vapor, while others use a long tube that is attached to the heating chamber. The long tube allows the vapor to move directly from the heating chamber to the person using the vaporizer. 

E-nail dab rings or electric nail vaporizers are also considered to be tabletop vaporizers because they function similarly. This device lets you vaporize concentrates or flower using an electric nail.

Portable vaporizers

Portable vaporizers are small, and discreet vaporizers that can go wherever you go. They operate similarly to tabletop vaporizers except they are more portable. Portable vaporizers have a chamber to hold the cannabis flower or concentrate, a heating element, and a battery. And also have variable temperature control devices that are operated with the click of a button or turn of a small dial. When the battery is activated the vaporizer starts to heat the element and vaporizes the flower or concentrate contained within the chamber and sends it into the mouthpiece for inhalation. However, portable vaporizers will not have the same degree of heating precision as a tabletop model. But they are easy and discreet to use and don’t create a potent aroma. 

Depending on the specific portable vaporizer depends on the type of concentrate that can be used: badder, budder, and shatter, or flower. This is something that you’ll need to take into consideration when you purchase a portable vaporizer. You’ll also need to distinguish between portable dry herb vaporizers, wax vaporizers, and hybrids. Dry herb vapes and wax vapes are designed to function with certain types of cannabis products, while hybrid vaporizers allow you to have the best of both worlds so you can consume both flower and wax concentrates.

Long term effects of weed pens

It is said that long-term use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping products, will significantly impair the function of the body’s blood vessels. This increases your risk for cardiovascular disease.

Best temperature to vape weed

There are a variety of good temperatures to enjoy your cannabis. But the optimal temperature as a cannabis connoisseur and the best temp to vape cannabis, is going to be at around 356°F(180°C). You can discuss with your budtender at Verts Dispensary about the best temp to vape weed and which vaporizer will allow you to reach that specific temperature.You’ll also want to discuss the differences and benefits between vape cartridge vs flower.

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