People consume medicinal cannabis using various methods. Some people may prefer smoking cannabis through a bong or even a rolling paper. While these methods are inexpensive, they are not beneficial for your health, in most cases. Since smoke is harmful to the lungs, it may lead to lung damage rather than alleviating your illness. Another method of consuming cannabis is through edibles/tinctures. However, if you are looking for instant relief, it is not the best method because consuming cannabis this way takes some time to take effect.
The other method of consuming it is through a vaporizer. Vaporizers or Vapes are available in various sizes – ones that are for homes to ones that easily fit in your pocket. While many people are aware of vaping, they often do not consider the quality of the vape and the vaporizer before purchasing it.
People who use medical cannabis often focus on the quality of the flower and the concentration of cannabis extract. Apart from the herbs, the quality of the vapor depends on the vaporizer chamber, coil, airway, and mouthpiece. If you choose to vape, you must also consider the vape that you purchase.
With the rise in vaping, there has also been a rise in poor-quality and illegal vapes and products, as well as other hazards. Using substandard vapes, you may inhale dangerous substances, which cause more harm than good. So when purchasing a vape, buy from licensed and regulated companies.
Choosing the right vaporizer
Here are a few things you should consider when purchasing a vape (vaporizer):
The basic structure of the vape includes a battery that powers the coil and the cartridge that contains the cannabis product (oil). The cartridge is disposable; once you use it, you can replace it with a new one. The best thing about using a good-quality vape is that you can control the settings, including the amount of cannabis you want to consume and the temperature.
Type of vaporizer: Dry herb vaporizer or Oil vape pens
Vape pens are a preference because of portability. Dry herb vaporizers, as well as vape pens, are available as vape pens. Both types of devices are battery-powered or plug-ins. However, this is where the similarities end. Here are the differences between the two:
- The dry herb vaporizer uses the cannabis flower, while the oil vape pen uses oil and wax/concentrates.
- The dry herb vaporizer requires more heat to vaporize the flower, but the same is not the case for the oil vaporizer.
- You will grind the cannabis flower before loading it into the dry herb vaporizer. You can use the oil vaporizer as-is.
- After using the dry herb vaporizer, you need to clean it. Inmost cases you don’t have to do a full deep clean the oil vaporizer.
- You need to put ground herbs in a chamber, but the oil vape uses a cartridge pre-filled with CBD or other cannabinoid extract.
If you are a beginner switching over to vape pens, in most cases using a dry herb vaporizer is potentially better for you. These are actually relatively easy to find. V2 Cigs has several options for dry herb vaporizers, as well as several other premium brand names. Using a cartridge-based vape pen requires some getting-used-to. If you use a herb vaporizer, you also need to use a grinder. Care and maintenance are essential for a herb vaporizer.
Conduction or convection heating
When it comes to the heating method, there are two types: conduction and convection. The conduction method involves a coil that heats the herbs. The herb sits on the heating coil that may burn the herb (in some cases). If you use medicinal cannabis, you should avoid using conduction extreme heating in a vape because you inhale smoke instead of the flavor. However, some conduction vapes have a glass screen that prevents the contact of herbs with the coil (so that it doesn’t burn).
On the other hand, convection heating involves heating the air surrounding the herbs, which eventually heats the herb itself. Such vapes heat the water below the herb, creating steam. The steam then heats the herbs. You can set the temperature with such devices. Each type of herb or oil will require a different temperature setting for the best results.
One thing to keep in mind is that most convection heating vapes are not portable. These are desktop devices.
Several factors affect the quality of the vape. The temperature of the vape affects the quality. Apart from this, the air path of the vape must be clear so that you get the right “hit” from the flavor. Likewise, the number of herbs you pack into the vape also affects the flavor.
Many types of vapes available in the market, but choosing one from many is a difficult task. Keep these points in mind to buy a vape that best suits your requirements.
Be safe and enjoy.
Post sponsored and written by V2 UK