Vaporizing or Vaping is a technique used to administer marijuana, without the harmful smoke, by heating your marijuana to a temperature where the psychoactive ingredients are evaporated and turned into “vapors” you inhale. These vapors don’t contain smoke, nor the harmful particles that come along with inhaling smoke, making it a safe way to administer your medical marijuana without the respritory concerns associated with smoking it.
When marijuana is burned, we are actually inhaling the smoke to get “high” (or medicated) because that smoke contains the heated, psycoactive compounds that we want. THC, CBD, CBN, these cannabinoids are released and become active with heat. The temperature to activate those compounds (and other cannabinoids in medical marijuana) is actually lower than the temperature required to combust the marijuana, making smoking marijuana completely unneccisary.
Since a vaporizer heats the marijuana to just below combustion, you can receive all of the medical benifits that are unlocked by heating it, without actually burning the marijuana and releasing unhealthy carcinogens you don’t want.
Smoking marijuana has been proven to be much safer than cigarettes, but smoking of any kind is still going to have a negative effect on your lungs. Just try running around the block after a fat bong rip. The solution to this problem is the marijuana vaporizer. A vaporizer works by gently heating up the weed rather than burning it. When marijuana is burned there is a lot of waste and toxins that come from burning the buds. A vaporizer heats it just enough to release the thc in the form of a completely safe vapor. There are dozens of different styles and variations of the weed vaporizer that range in price from cheap to very expensive.
The best vaporizer on the market for dry herb is the Volcano. This is the latest in vaporizer technology and it provides the biggest hits for your money. The volcano uses convectional heating to warm the marijuana to the perfect temperature. This means that hot air is passed over the herb to heat it rather than a direct heating element. The traditional vaporizer that has been used since the 1970’s used a metal plate to heat the marijuana. This direct heating can create the same problems associated with burning the marijuana with a flame. The volcano uses air to release all of the active chemicals in the weed and leave the waste behind. A digital readout on the front of the device indicates the exact temperature, so you can get perfect vapor every time. Another great feature of the Volcano is that it uses a stored vapor delivery method. A large bag is used to collect and store the vapor until you are ready to smoke it. Then you just detach the bag and take whatever size hit you desire. Depending on the bowl size you can easily get 15 to 20 hits off of a single bag. The only downside to this marijuana vaporizer is the price. The Volcano can retail for as much as $800 dollars. But for one of the purest and most powerful ways to smoke weed it is worth every penny. Purchase a Volcano vaporizer.
In recent years companies have also started making CBD ejuice for vaporizers commonly used in the ecigarette market. There are two different types of vapes you should be aware of. There is a vape pen which is shaped like a pen and mimics smoking a cigarette or join most closely. The next type is called a mod box, this is a box shaped device which usually has a lot more settings than a standard vape pen. These devices allow you to select the wattage, temperature and coil resistance so you can get a very precise vape. If you are interested in purchasing a box mod, we recommend checking out this guide on the best vape box in 2017 to choose one that is within your price range. The reason we suggest using a mod that has temperature control is that if you get a dry herb tank you can heat the herb to your desired temperature and avoid burning the weed. The best thing about using a mod box as a vaporizer is that if you are also a cigarette smoker you can get tobacco ejuice (which is the liquid that goes in the vape tank) or any other flavor and get your nicotine hit too. If you are looking for high quality ejuice we recommend check out Vape Wild, you can usually find a vape wild coupon that can get you 10% off or some free bottles of ejuice. We are big fans of their flavor called smurf cake which is like a flavor party in your mouth.
On the other end of the price spectrum is another amazing example of weed technology, the firefly portable vaporizer. The firefly Portable Vaporizer is the James Bond of vaporizers. It heats your weed via convection ensuring that you get only the thc from the weed without worrying about destroying the cannabinoids. This mod is expensive and generally out of most peoples price point, but if you are willing to spend $300 on a vaporizer then you can’t go wrong. It’s true that you get what you pay for and the firefly is really top of the line!