Benefits Of Vaping Cannabis
Vaping has changed the way people experience cannabis. In fact, there are so many benefits of smoking weed with a vaporizer that more people have been converting over the years. Keep in mind that all of these points are based on the benefits of using quality, lab-tested oil from a licensed dispensary. When avoiding vape oil from the black market, like users in other countries with little to no issues of lung disease, you can ensure a safe vaping experience.
According to a 2015 study of 2,910 cannabis users (aged 18-90), 61% reported that they’ve used a vaporizer before. Out of this group, 37% reported vaping in the past month and 12% said that they preferred vaping over other methods of cannabis consumption. The study also found that those who vaped said vaping cannabis is “healthier, better tasting, produced better effects, and is more satisfying”.
It’s clear that consumers are more than willing to test out this modern smoking method, but why are people sticking with cannabis vapes long term? Here’s a little insight into the benefits of vaping and why cannabis vape pens are becoming so popular.
How do Cannabis Vape Pens Work?
Vape pens work by heating up vape oil or THC oil just enough to turn it into vapor. There is no combustion (the process of burning something) so the device will never produce smoke like other methods of cannabis consumption. Once you inhale the vapor, the THC is absorbed into the blood while you exhale the rest.
Smoking marijuana with a vaporizer versus inhaling smoke from other methods can be extremely beneficial. Here’s why….
1. Vaping can reduce inhalation of carcinogens
Carcinogens; many of us know them in relation to smoking cigarettes. They’re those cancer-causing toxins like ammonia and tar that creep into the lungs when inhaling cigarette smoke. Unfortunately for consumers, the combustion of cannabis can produce a few nasty toxins of its own.
Vaping cannabis may significantly reduce the chance of inhaling carcinogens. This 2007 study compared test subjects who smoked cannabis against those who vaped it. They found that blood levels of harmful carbon monoxide were significantly lower in those who vaped. A 2010 study found that former cannabis smokers felt improvement in breathing after just one month switching to a vape. Switching to a vape pen and ditching the harmful toxins from combustion in your joint, bong, or bowl may be a great choice.
2. Lack of smell
Since vape pens don’t require combustion to get things going, you won’t experience that familiar scent associated with cannabis. While the terpenes (compounds in cannabis that give off a strong odor) can enhance the smoking experience, consumers often want to be discreet. Vape pen odor is minimal and will disappear in minutes, so you can keep your consumption hidden.
3. Better Taste
Smoking cannabis isn’t just about the high; the taste is important too! Those lovely little terpenes not only smell good, but they taste great too. When smoking cannabis via combustion, the temperature can get so high that it destroys the terpenes. Since vapor is produced at a lower heat level than smoke, the terpenes can stay intact, adding a burst of flavor to your inhale. A quality vape pen will come with settings so you can adjust the heat to an optimum level to express these terps.
4. It can make cannabis more effective
If you could make your high better and stronger, would you? With vaping, you can do just that. According to a study done by MAPS and California NORML, researchers found that vaping could convert 46% of THC in cannabis to vapor, while a typical cannabis joint could only convert about 25% of THC.
Between lighting a joint and passing it around to your friends, a large percentage of active cannabis compounds vanish with the smoke. You’re losing precious THC and terpenes every time you set your bud on fire. Vaping, on the other hand, uses much lower temperatures which preserves more THC for you to enjoy.
5. The ability to take smaller puffs
This may not appeal to the more seasoned cannabis consumers, but new users may certainly benefit from taking smaller puffs. It can be difficult to gauge how big of an inhale you take from a joint, bong, or bowl. And sometimes, that inhale is just too much, too soon for those new to smoking. A modern vape pen will typically offer different settings so you can control how much you get with each inhale.
6. Vape pens are more convenient
Vape pens get their name because of their resemblance to a pen. They’re a similar length and width, making them super convenient to travel with. You can throw your vape in your purse or in your back pocket before heading out. It’s odorless when not in use so you won’t have to worry about unwanted cannabis odor. Since the vape oil fits right into the pen, you won’t have to worry about a bunch of moving parts in order to medicate. You’ll no longer have to carry around a bowl, grinder, or stash jar. Can’t find a makeshift rolling tray or your lighter? These are issues you just won’t have when you use a vape.
7. Vaping can save you money
Buying a designer vape pen can be an investment, but it’s seriously worth it. Smoking cannabis can be extremely wasteful as you’re often burning off more than you realize. Plus, passing it around to friends can cause even more loss to your stash. Worst of all, you’re wasting money every time you let that joint burn a little too long. Vaping can actually save you money because the vapor is only produced when you draw on your pen. The days of burning through your cannabis (and your cash) are over.
There are plenty of benefits to smoking weed with a vaporizer over other methods. From being more convenient and saving you money to more controlled dosing, it’s no wonder vaping has become so popular. If you’re armed with a quality vape pen and safe oil from a licensed dispensary, vaping can be much more enjoyable than smoking cannabis the old-school way.
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