Vaping has become more and more popular amongst smokers all over the world. Many believe that it is not only healthier but easier and cheaper than more traditional methods. This is also perfect for anyone who struggles to roll joints, especially when already lightly toasted. There are a number of reasons to embrace vaping instead of smoking, but there are a few things that beginners should know before they get started. Vaping isn’t risk-free and many vaporisers haven’t yet been as rigorously tested as we would like. Also since vaping is relatively recent we don’t know a whole lot about the long term effects. This article will contain as much information as possible so that you can make up your own mind as to whether or not vaping is for you.
How Does a Vape Work?
A vape uses heat to deliver a cannabis or nicotine vapour to the user rather than smoke. The temperature the weed is heated to is much lower which releases the chemical compounds and terpenes without burning the weed. They work with either concentrates or plants, depending on the type of vaporiser. The concept came from the famous hookah and was updated into a small, portable version.
There are a number of reasons that cannabis users prefer vaping to smoking.
Many medical experts believe that vaping reduces the production of damaging chemicals that are then inhaled. It is thought that carcinogens are reduced when vaping, especially for those who would normally use tobacco to build joints. However, there are still a lot of things we don’t know about vaping. It is also believed that there are harmful aspects of some vaping liquids that could still cause lasting damage down the road.
Carrying around a little pen and just having to press a button is much easier for most than rolling a joint and lighting it. It is especially handy when travelling or going to a social event since all we need to carry is the vape and either the liquid or the dry plant. Most vape pens also reduce the odour of the weed, often completely eliminating it. This makes smoking in public places significantly less stressful and means the pens can be used at home without risking the smell setting into carpets and furniture.
Some strains are bought or grown specifically for their flavour which is often reduced significantly during smoking. Since the weed being vapourised is heated at a much lower temperature the taste of the weed is far clearer in the vapour. In some high tech vapes the temperature can be changed to fit the desired level of flavour.
For anyone who is using cannabis medicinally the vape is a much better option than traditional smoking. Far more of the plant’s THC and CBD is converted into an ingestable compound than when weed is lit on fire. This means users tend to get better therapeutic effects from their cannabis. Many medicinal users also want to avoid the use of tobacco or of aggravating inhalants. Vaping is far smoother and softer than smoking so is better suited to medicinal users.
Due to the reasons above vaping can also improve the potency of cannabis. Since less of the THC goes up in smoke, the same weed can feel stronger when vaporised. This can also help you keep your bud for significantly longer than usual. You can also control the potency and turn down the amount of THC you are ingesting. By reducing the heat you reduce the strength of the vapour being released.
What Beginners Need To Know
Choosing A Vape
Choosing your vaporiser is a vital part of starting to vape. There are so many different types available that it can be a little overwhelming. There are not only different physical styles but a wide variety of tech and a vast price range. For beginners the best bet is to choose something easy to use, relatively inexpensive and durable. Later we can go into the more advanced vapes that offer a wider range of specifications. It is always a good idea to do plenty of research before purchasing a vape as a first timer.
Remember that vaping can be very different to smoking, especially when it comes to potency. Often cannabis put through a vaporiser can be a good deal stronger, so first time vapers need to be careful that they don’t overdo it. It is also possible to choose specific doses when vaping, especially if we are using oils and concentrates. All of these will come in labeled bottles that show the levels of THC and CBD. This means that users can choose based on their needs. If we are using dry plant matter there are some vaporisers that will allow the user to alter the potency level, but that may be better for slightly more advanced vapers.
Selecting which type of material to vape is very important for beginners. As I just stated we can either use dried buds as we usually would, or switch over to oils. Different vapes can use different materials, so make sure the vape matches whatever you plan on putting into it. Always do plenty of research, for long time smokers but first time vapers normal dried cannabis will likely be fine. However, it may be a little strong for those who are new to vaping and smoking in general. This is where the labeled dosages on concentrates come in handy.
It is definitely true that vaping is considered to be healthier than smoking, but we still aren’t completely sure of the long term issues it may cause. As always we suggest that you do plenty of research before moving into vaping and ensure that you find the perfect vape as well as the perfect material for you. Over all vaping is a great way to save money, make life easier, and to get more out of your weed.
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