In the summer of 2019, America faced a vaping health crisis. Products purchased on the illicit market contained vitamin E acetate, which caused lung issues in users. In California, not one case was linked to the legal market, all cases came from the illicit market. Since then, there has been a rush towards the legal market for health and safety. However, due to this event and the negative connotations of vaping because of nicotine, people are still weary about buying vape cartridges and pens.
What is Cannabis Vaping?
Vaping cannabis can be done a number of ways, but they all have one thing in common: there’s no combustion involved. You can vape flower or extracts, depending on your preference and device.
When you vape flower, it is heated to the point where the cannabinoids are activated and turn into vapor, which you inhale.
Vape pens, or oil pens, are small and discreet, made up of a battery and a cartridge containing cannabis oil, generally in the form of distillate or live resin. These use a battery to heat the oil which turns into vapor you inhale.
Another vaporizer similar to a pen is a dab pen, which you fill with extract yourself rather than purchasing a pre-filled cartridge.
The main reason people use cannabis vaporizers is because you don’t get the tar and carcinogens released when burning cannabis.
Cannabis vaping devices are designed to heat the products enough to release the cannabinoids, like THC, but not to the point of combustion. This allows you to breathe in the vapor of the cannabinoids and not the toxins that come from burning cannabis.
Another thing people love about vaping is how discreet it is. Many vaporizers are small enough to put in your pocket or bag, and they don’t smell when stored or smoked. This makes them easy for on-the-go and for communities with cannabis restrictions. You can customize your high by vaping, as cannabinoids and terpenes have different boiling points. This means that you can set your pen to different temperatures to get varying results. Here are the boiling points of the popular cannabinoids and terpenes:
|THC: 157˚C // 315˚F||Pinene: 155˚C // 311˚F|
|CBD: 180˚C // 356˚F||Linalool: 198˚C // 388˚F|
|CBC: 220˚C // 428˚F||Myrcene: 168˚C // 334˚F|
|CBN: 185˚C // 365˚F||Limonene: 176˚C // 349˚F|
|CBG: 52˚C // 126˚F||Caryophyllene: 130˚C // 266˚F|
With all of the customizations available for vaping cannabis, we’re not sure why anyone smokes it!