Are you looking for an alternative way to take in cannabis? Then consider vaping. There are many benefits to vaping marijuana but due to its relatively new technology, not many users fully understand the concept. From what it is, how to do it, and whether or not it’s safe, we get down to business below to help you better understand all-things vaping.
What is Vaping?
Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol (aka vapor) produced by an e-cigarette, vape pen, or vaporizer. When heated, weed’s active ingredients create an aerosol which is then released into the air as a fine mist. Since the cannabis is being heated rather than burned, smoke is not created.
How Do I Start Vaping?
If you’re new to the world of vaping, try your hand at a vape pen. Vape pens are portable, discreet, and easy to use. Here’s how to use them.
Do your research as there are many different types of pens to choose from. You can pick vape pens designed for use with flowers, oil, wax, shatter, and more. Simply purchase the vape pen that supports your favorite cannabis product.
Once you’ve chosen your pen, set it up and charge it up. From there, load the tank. There are pre-filled cartridges that are simple to use as they are attached to the battery. But if you’re are trying to load your own product, you can apply the cannabis directly onto the atomizer or surrounding wick — be sure to check your vape pen instruction manual for directions as devices may vary.
Now that you’re all loaded up, it’s time to toke! With most vape pens, all you have to do is inhale and the pen will automatically heat up. There are some pens however that require users to push a button, so be sure to follow your device’s instructions.
Is Vaping Safe?
Long story short, the research is unclear. While people who do vape perceive it to be far safer than smoking (burning of the weed), there are still unknowns when it comes to potential toxins derived from vaping.
Research has shown that vaping produces fewer carcinogenic compounds than smoking — which produces harmful toxins like tar and ammonia. But there are factors to consider: any type of smoke or vape contains gases and particulates. These contaminants can potentially irritate the lung and cause respiratory problems like asthma and bronchitis.
The Benefits of Vaping
Even though there’s still more research to conduct, many medical patients are turning to vaping as an alternative to smoking as it feels easier on their lungs. Other users claim that vaping delivers a more clear-headed high.
But the most obvious advantages of vaping can be found in its discretion. There’s no smoke when it comes to vaping meaning there’s no smoke smell and associated bad taste. Vape pens are also pocket-sized so you can take this device with you wherever you go. All you have to do is pull the pen out, inhale, and stash away for later. Vaping is an easy, efficient, and discreet way to get high.