Want to learn how to vape weed like a pro?
Smoking weed is the most common way to enjoy cannabis, but there is a better way to inhale – vaping. Vaping and heat-not-burn devices avoid some of the issues related to smoking, such as carcinogens created by combustion.
Additionally, vapes are more efficient. A California NORML study revealed that vaporizers could deliver 46% of the THC in a cannabis sample. A joint of cannabis delivers only around 25% of the THC: the rest is lost to destruction by heat and side-stream smoke.
To vape weed, you must heat the cannabis flower to release the terpenes and cannabinoids as vapor. But before you start vaping, you'll need a few things to get started.
Quality herb: extremely dry or overly moist flower won't give you a great vaping experience. Make sure your flower is properly cured and contains a normal moisture level.
Vaporizer: you will need a vaporizer to vape weed. Vaporizers range from small handheld devices to medical-grade devices that sit on your tabletop.
Grinder: some convection vaporizers let you use full buds, but vaping is best done with ground flower, particularly if you have a conduction vaporizer. Grinding your cannabis will help increase the surface area, allowing for even heating and a better vaping experience.
Accessories: some vaporizers come with cleaning accessories such as brushes, cotton swabs, alcohol, pipe cleaners, and stir tools.
Once you have gathered the required tools to load your vaporizer, follow these steps:
Always take short and slow puffs from your vaporizer. Taking hard, long draws can introduce cold air into the heating section, reducing the temperature inside the device.
After vaping, check the device to examine the weed's color. If what's left looks brown with a touch of green, then it is an Already Vaped Bud (AVB). You can use the AVB for edibles and recipes like cannabutter and brownies.
Now you know how to vape weed. The first device most opt for is the vape pen, which is a vaporizer for cannabis concentrates. Here’s how to use a vape pen:
A vape pen is a cylindrical tool that is roughly the size of a standard ball-point pen. This device often comes with a battery attached to a cartridge, which contains between .3g – 1g of cannabis concentrate or rosin.
Although the parts of a vape pen depend on the model, most vape pens have similar core components. They include:
Please note that vaporizers should not get hot enough to burn your oil or flower. However, some vape pens are more like portable smoking devices than true vaporizers. If the heating element in your vape pen gets hot enough to combust the oil, try to set your device to the low-heat setting to ensure you are vaporizing your oil and not combusting it.
Vape pens are easy and convenient. It is best to store your vape pen upright to avoid unexpected oil leaks from the cartridge.
Note: Skip any stage that involves a button if you're using a draw-fire vape. Instead, just take a draw and the pen will produce vapor. Once you've finished, the vape pen will go off on its own.
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