What are cannabis vapes and how do you use them?
People who consume cannabis are taking interest in cannabis vaporization to consume it in discreet and traditional manners. There are a number of devices to be used for both flowers and concentrates. One of the major advantages of vaping cannabis is that it is the best alternate of smoking flower
What are vaporizers?
Weed flowers and concentrates are to be heated at the temperature that turns the active compounds into vapors. Vaporization is healthier as compared to smoking. Vaporization devices are made to heat cannabis below the point of combustion that ranges from 180 to 190 degree. Cannabis by products are activated, potentially bolstering health benefits for medical marijuana patients.
There are number of methods to vaporize cannabis. Tabletop vaporizers, portable vaporizers and vape pens are three of the major methods.
These are static temperature control units and they need solid surface to put on. They come in variety but every tabletop vaporizer has these basic four features:
1. A temperature dial to regulate the temperature
2. A healing element that heats the flower or concentrates
3. A heating chamber where you put the flower or concentrates
4. A mouthpiece attachment
In few tabletop vaporizers, a bag is attached to collect the vapor. Which is detached before inhalation. Few comes with a long tube which is attached to the chamber of heating and it lets the vapor directly go to the person using the vaporizer from heating chamber. If you would be able to learn how to use one tabletop vaporizer, it would be easier for you to use others as well.
These are small in size and they operate in almost same way as tabletop vaporiser does. Portable vaporiser is consisting on a chamber which holds cannabis flowers and concentrates, a battery and a heating element. They also contain variable temperature control devices which
can be operated with just a click of a button. The battery gets activated by this procedure which then heats the element and vaporises the flower and the concentrates which are in heating chamber.
They can be used to consume number of concentrates like badder, budder and shatter and in some case flowers also. Before buy a portable vaporiser, you need to decide the ways you want to consume cannabis. You should be able to differentiate between dry herb vaporiser, hybrids and wax vaporiser. Everyone of them does a specific job.
There are also known as hash oil pens. These vaporisers are especially designed to vaporise cannabis distillates and oils. The name “pen” is given to them because of their design which is similar to a tradition pen. Battery and cartridge are the parts of vape pens.
Vape batteries come in a variety of styles – button or buttonless, cylindrical or rectangular, large or small – there is a shape and style to fit many personal preferences. One of the most popular weed pen batteries is the 510 thread, which is compatible with a large portion of pre- filled vape cartridges on the medical and adult-use concentrate market.
Pen vaporiser cartridge has a mouthpiece, chamber and a heating element. This heating element gets activated when it is connected with vape battery. The chamber of it is filled with oil or distillate. You need to look for the battery capacity while buying one.
What is a dab pen?
Dab pens are used to consume dabs and dab is an undefined dose of concentrate. They are also famous as wax pens and they are made of same component as a vape pen: a battery and a heating chamber. Smokers can consume number of concentrates like wax, badder, budder and shatter with it.
How much is a vape pen?
The quality of the vape pen device and what is included in it, defines the answer to the question. Number of options are available in the market. You can buy a vape pen starter kit and disposable pens. Disposable vape pen comes with a preloaded cartridge of cannabis oil. Price of it depends on the area from where you are buying it.
What is in a vape cartridge?
It is necessary to know what type of oil is contained within the cartridge, how its flavoured and
what cutting agents are bring used before buying one. This will help you to define your vaping experience. All vape cartridges are pre-filled with cannabis distillate. During the procedure of distillate, the oil is stripped of al flavour compounds. At this point, it can be left in its raw form (flavourless/tasteless), it can be mixed with terpenes for extra flavour, or with some form of glycol (PG, VG, PEG) to give the vapour extra mouthfeel (thin versus thick, smooth versus chalky, dry
Raw vape cartridge:
Not every cartridge contains terpenes but they all contain cannabinoids. Terpenes are organic compounds and the plant gets its aroma and flavor due to them. Raw cartridges do not contain any cutting agents, just pure cannabis distillate is included.
Strain specific and natural terpene cartridge:
because natural plant terpenes are being removed during distillation process and we get odourless, flavourless and
In distillate-filled cartridges, the reintroduction of terpenes is very common
viscous liquid. Such cartridges are famous as strain-specific vape cartridges. Cannabis derived terpenes is used in them to retain the same flavour and scent which oil has. It is also common to
fill the cartridge with exotic flavours like candies and fruits.
These terpenes can also change the viscosity and colour of the distillate in the cartridge.
Few of the THC juices has cutting agents in them. These cutting agents are pretty much the same as used in e-cigarettes. People add cutting agents to enhance vape cloud production. polyethylene glycol (PEG), propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) are the common cutting agents.
polyethylene glycol has a number of commercial, medical and industrial uses and it is used in vape liquid as cutting agent to balance the product and to improve the vapour production. propylene glycol gets blended with solvent to use in food, hygiene, industrial and lab applications. It is also used in hash oil. vegetable glycerin is being used in food, pharmaceutical, bath and body, e-cigarette industry as preservative.
These cutting agents are safe for human beings. But there are still questions on what happens when someone inhales these cutting agents. More research is still needed to know the effects of inhaling them