The growing popularity of weed vapes
The meaning of the word “vape” has slowly began changing, now mostly used when referring to marijuana vape. Today, there is a substantial market for portable vaping devices that can be used for cannabis -- fondly known as weed pens.
With cannabis slowly being decriminalized around the world, people are searching for fun ways to consume it. Vaping has become one of the most popular. In 2014, vape was the word of the year, and the demand for weed vape pens have continued to grow.
There are several top brands out there now, like Vaporizerchief and many others. But this large selection might make it difficult to choose. So before you spend your money on vapes, there are some things you need to know in order to get the right one for you. Read on to find out.
Weed vape pens are portable vaporizers
In general, there are two main types of vaporizers out there:
- Portable vapes and
- Desktop vapes.
They all have the same purpose -- designed to heat marijuana in some form until it starts transmitting THC.
The entire vaping process happens without burning anything. But yet, quality vapor devices can deliver a strong aroma of marijuana. At the same time, users can add a flavor of their own to make it unique, and many users find this to be a benefit.
But while both types of weed vapes perform the same functions, there are some differences:
- Portable vaporizers (or weed pens) are portable -- meaning they’re easy to carry around, which is a benefit. They are designed to be light, compact, and practical.
- Desktop vapes, on the other hand, are much larger and more complex. However, they usually offer a better vaping experience but are limited to one space.
Smoking weed using vape pens is more practical
A vape pen and crushed marijuana
If you hate scraping pipe resin, spending hours cleaning your bong, or continuously having to vacuum ashes and dust around your place, you’ll love vape pens. With these devices, the clean-up is effortless, and you only have to clean the mouthpiece and the chamber. Oil pens can be trickier to clean though, but they’re still much easier to maintain than typical marijuana smoking methods.
Typically, when vaping, no visible smoke or smell comes out (some brands might produce a smell, however). This makes it a great option for those who want to be discreet.
Typical weed pen vapes don’t smell
Vaporizers typically don’t emit any smell while in use. This means you won’t attract any attention or cause discomfort for people around you, making them perfect for public use.
However, even if the vapor doesn’t have on odour, your vaporizer will reek of marijuana after some time. Weed has an aromatic and robust scent. There is no way to avoid this stench of your vaporizer. Still, if you keep your vape pen closed and don’t overheat the weed, the vapor will remain odourless.
Getting a vape pen from the same brand of weed strain is a good idea
Since marijuana is no longer a taboo, companies produce various weed strains and flavors for people to try out. In most cases, these products are similarly packaged so that they can be consumed on different devices.
But if you want to ensure that the flowers, concentrates, or cartridges are all a good fit for your pen, get your marijuana and vape pen from the same brand. The logic is quite simple: Since the products come from the same brand, the chances are that they go really well together. After all, the company tested the pen with its own strains.
There are two types of marijuana vape pens
Before you choose a weed pen, you should know the main types:
These are very affordable and easy to maintain. They can be used with universal cartridges that have oil. There are three types of cartridges based on their material: Glass, metal, and plastic. This pen’s battery is screwed directly into the cartridge.
Concentrate pens have a similar concept, like cartridges. However, in this case, the chamber is filled with cannabis extracts. In case the thickness of the concentrate is too high, you will have to get juice to make it usable. This variation has more parts and coils, which tend to break down and shorten their lifespan.
Knowing how to use your cannabis gear correctly can really boost your experience. It can also ensure you’re practicing safe use, and give you something to boast about when your cannabis expertise is tested.
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