Vaporizer or vape is a device used to vaporize substances for inhalation without burning. They have many types of extraction chambers that are made either from glass or metal, but in general come in three categories: Standard, Portable and Forced Air Vaporizer. Burning cannabis creates smoke that is harmful and does damage to your lungs and respiratory system. Here we will focus on explaining how to put weed in a vape and save money while enjoying the “flavor notes” more.
Why smoke weed in a vape ?
Burning cannabis or hashish creates toxic by-products which are the prime cause of lung cancer and many respiratory disorders. Combusted smoke consists of 85% Non-cannabinoids while gases from a vaporizer is 95% Cannabinoids.
Also burning destroys 30% of THC in cannabis making it a less efficient form of consumption, meaning you will save money using a vape.
Conventional wisdom says that holding in the smoke increases the effect of weed, but in reality holding smoke allows more tar and noxious chemicals to be absorbed by your lungs. While only a small shallow puff allows absorption of 95% of THC in the plant in the first few seconds.
Vaping allows you to inhale a cleaner mixture, without all that burned by-products and introduces you to a whole new world of tastes, you can even apply some flavours and make things interesting.
So using a vape will help your lungs, save you money and open your taste buds to new flavours of weed all that in a longer more efficient session.
Types of Vaporizers
Standard Vaporizers, also referred to as “Box Vaporizers” or “Whip-Style” Vaporizers, typically utilize a ceramic heating element and require the user to inhale through the tubing. This inhalation creates a convection current, pulling hot air over the herbs, allowing the user to maintain maximum control over the vaporizing process. Many standard vaporizers employ what is known as “hands-free” design, which means that the herb container at the end of the wand rests independently on the heating element without the need for the user to keep his or her hand close to the heating element in order to ensure heating of the herbs.
Portable Vaporizers, or “handheld vaporizers”, are exactly that – portable. These compact and lightweight vaporizers are designed for vapor enthusiasts on the go. Portable vaporizers can be used almost anywhere and are very simple to operate. They typically employ an internal rechargeable battery, an external “push-in” battery or a refillable butane chamber with click-activation.
Pen-Style Vaporizers represent the new wave of vaporizers. They are a type of handheld vaporizer which is growing in popularity due to their aesthetic simplicity and similarity to a common “e-cigarette”. Vaporizer pens are optimal for enjoying e-liquids, essential oils, and concentrates. Vaporizer pens are much more subtle and discreet than their larger portable counterparts; they generate vapor by heating material inside one of the following containers:
Atomizer is a chamber containing a small heating coil that creates convection current, vaporizing the active ingredients in the oil or herb cartridge.
Cartomizer is a combination of a cartridge and atomizer. In this setup, a conduction current occurs because the material is in direct contact with the heating coil