How To Vape: Cannabis 101

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Do you want to learn how to vape cannabis? Wondering what benefits it has? In this post, we’ll teach you all you need to know about vaporizing cannabis, the benefits that come with it.

How to Vape? Guide to Vaporizing Cannabis
Vaping cannabis has become a recent trend. The reasons behind its growing popularity are varied; many choose it over traditional ways of medicating for health reasons, while others for recreation. Some also enjoy vaporizing because it provides a stronger effect than smoking or dabbing.

To better understand how to vape, let’s start by looking at what a vaporizer is and how it works.

What Is a Vaporizer?

A vaporizer is a device used to extract the active compounds of a plant or chemical. Vaporizers can be used to vaporize cannabis flowers and concentrates, tobacco, and other herbs.

Smoking cannabis involves combusting flowers or concentrate and inhaling the smoke that is created through the combustion. Inhaling smoke of any kind causes irreversible damage to various parts of the body. The act of inhaling can also be unpleasant for users, especially if they do not smoke regularly.

Vaporizers offer an alternative to traditional ways of medicating such as smoking/dabbing and aim to minimize the negative side effects associated with inhaling smoke and offer a more pleasant experience.

The Benefits of Vaping Cannabis:

Cannabis patients and recreational users are embracing vape technology, and there’s plenty of reason to get excited about it. Here’s a short list of the biggest benefits of vaporizing cannabis:

You’re Doing Your Body a Favor
Numerous studies have found that inhaling cannabis smoke (from a joint, blunt, bong, pipe, or dab rig) causes respiratory problems much like smoking tobacco.

This is due to various reasons. A 2008 study found that marijuana smoke contains many of the same chemicals as tobacco smoke. The study also found that marijuana smoke contains higher concentrations of some harmful compounds, such as ammonia (up to 20 times more than tobacco) and hydrogen cyanide (up to 5 times more).

A 1988 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine also found that smoking cannabis was related to a 5 fold increase in blood carboxyhemoglobin levels in users, and showed that cannabis smoke contained up to 3 times more tar than tobacco smoke.

The same study also notes that cannabis is smoked in a very different way to tobacco. When smoking cannabis, user tend to take larger puffs, inhale much more deeply, and hold their breath for prolonged periods of time. In turn, they are exposing their lungs and respiratory tract to harmful chemicals for more times.

Other studies have also found smoking cannabis causes respiratory problems such as cough, sputum production, airway inflammation, wheeze, and others. For more information on cannabis smoke and its effect on the respiratory system, click here.

Vaporizing cannabis allows you avoid many of these respiratory issues by limiting your exposure to the chemicals that cause them. Because you’re not actually combusting cannabis in a vaporizer, you’ll find you’re avoiding roughly 95% of the chemicals found in smoke.

You Get A Stronger Dose
A study by California NORML and MAPS found that vaporizers can convert approximately 46% of available THC into vapor, while the average joint converts less than 25% of THC to smoke.

This again comes down to combustion and temperature. Cannabis begins to combust at somewhere between 392 and 446°F, depending on how moist the product is.

Vaporizers can be set to a temperature that maximizes cannabinoid extraction and minimizes the risk of combustion. A joint, on the other hand, offers no control over temperature,and can reach temperatures of over 2000°F. Hence, the smoke consumed through joints, blunts, bongs, pipes, and dab rigs, can consist of up to 88% non-cannabinoids.

You Use Less Cannabis

How to vape?

As we saw above, vaporizers are much more efficient at extracting cannabinoids. In turn, you get a stronger dose and can cut into less of your stash to get the desired effect you’re looking for.

It’s Much More Discreet
A popular reason people choose to vape cannabis rather than smoking is that it is a lot more low key. The vapor released from both convective and conductive vaporizers is not as thick as smoke.

Vaporizing flowers tends to still produce a strong smell, but you won’t find yourself surrounded by a thick cloud. Vape pens charged with oil or wax tend to produce little-to-no smell.

You Notice More Flavors: Many of the delicate terpenes found in cannabis combust at relatively low temperatures. When smoking a joint, blunt, bong, or pipe, many of those terpenes are lost do to combustion.

Vaporizers, on the other hand, produce a much clearer, cleaner, and tasty experience, allowing many of those subtle terpenes to shine through.

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