Medical marijuana. We call it by many names – weed, cannabis, mary jane, blunt, reefer, etc. But a rose by any other name, is still a rose. While some object to its use, they are mostly the ones who are not informed of vaping weed’s medicinal properties. There’s a reason why more and more places around the world, as well as a number of states, are slowly legalizing its use.
However, the most common delivery system of cannabinoids is by smoking it. Sure weed is healthier than cigarettes, but smoking it still produces the same carbon monoxide that can hurt you, effectively negating any good one gets out of it. Which is why the concept of vaping weed is slowly gaining traction among medical marijuana users.
Just like e-cigs, herbal vaporizers produce vapor and does not combust any material. Combustion creates carbon monoxide, while vaporizing simply produces harmless vapor. There are many medical reports that state the vapor produced by vaporizers is as harmless as breathing air. Thus, heavy marijuana users look to vaporizers as a more healthy alternative to smoking weed.
If you are on the hunt for the perfect herbal vaporizer for vaping weed, there are some factors to consider first. Are you a heavy or light user? Are you planning to take it with you the whole day or are you a strictly-at-home user? Finally, what’s your budget?
Herbal vaporizers tend to be more expensive than their e-liquid counterparts, though there are portable vaporizers that are affordable. If you are a light user who plans to birng the device everywhere, a vaporizer pen is what you need. The most popular type of vaporizer, vape pens give users portability and discreetness, though they do sacrifice battery life for it. Also, vape pens tend to be the weakest performers, especially since most work well only with oils and waxes but not dry content. This is simply a case of physics. You can only cram enough tech inside a small device after all.
For heavier users looking for better performance, portable vaporizers are the next step in the herbal vaporizer heirarchy. A bit more expensive than vape pens, portable vaporizers are vastly superior performers as well, and they have the ability to use dry content or herb, which gives users a much more authentic experience. A bit bulkier than vape pens, portable vaporizers range from simple wooden devices, to top of the line temp controlled units that look like something straight out of a sci-fi flick. Prices can range from as low as $50 to as much as $500. Because of the vast range of products and varying features, portable vaporizers are the most popular type of devices among cannabis users.
Finally, there are desktop vaporizers. These are big, bulky devices that require a power outlet (at least most of them). These are by far the best performing vaporizers in the market, and are reserved for serious users who plan to do some serious vaping at home. The most expensive of vaporizers, the cheapest may be had for as low as $100 while top-shelf devices with all the bells and whistles can cost as much as $800 to $900. Sacrificing portability for performance, desktop vaporizers are used by strict at-home users. However, vapers who have the means often get one for their home, while getting a decent portable vaporizer when out and about.
If you are a medical marijuana user looking for a healthier way to get your fix on, vaping weed is the best way to go about it. There are a number of devices out there in varying shapes, sizes, prices, and functions, and choosing the perfect one for you depends your needs.