The Blurry Line Between Vapes and Herbal Vapes
Everyone has seen the former smokers vaping away on their electronic cigarettes. They are the new generation of nicotine addicts that you either love or hate. But even if you are not a tobacco smoker, you may be interested to know that vaping is not just for tobacco smokers anymore.
It’s true, vaping has less harmful toxins than smoking. Vapers are learning that you don’t have to smoke to get your fix, and in the last few years, marijuana smokers are also learning the many benefits of vaporizing their herbs. The advancements of the small yet powerful e-cigs opened the door to vaping greens with precision and portability, making the lines between e-cigs and herbal vapes a blurry line that most cannot even see.
While the average person cannot tell the difference between a nicotine vaporizer and an herbal vaporizer, there are many differences inside the two devices when you look closely.
E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that vaporize a liquid, often called e-liquid. This e-liquid has just a few ingredients that usually include nicotine, flavoring, and a base such as vegetable glycol. Vapers can choose different hardware components to get different results. The main advantage of using e-liquid (besides the lack of tar and smoke) is that it is easy to use and doesn’t cost as much as smoking.
There are literally thousands of different styles, sizes, and component combinations available for e-cigs. Their flexibility is the real reason e-cigs are so popular and have been adapted by so many smokers.
Herbal vaporizersáare right behind their nicotine counterparts in terms of technology. Both e-cigs and portable herbal vaporizers look similar to each other and both consist of a battery and some type of atomizer to heat their contents up. They are almost identical except for the atomizer styles. This is the blurry line.
The different forms of marijuana
Loose Leaf– the most basic and easiest way to vaporize your Mary-Jane. Simply add your herb to a dry vaporizer after it has “warmed-up” and enjoy.
Wax– Often called “Ear Wax” or “Wax” this is made by extracting THC from marijuana using heat and other processes. It is solid and looks and acts like a wax, hence the name.
Crumble– Simular to wax in the extraction method, crumble is soft and crumbly. Often breaking up if you squeeze it, it resembles some types of hash.
Shatter– brittle sheets of concentrated THC that resemble hard candy. Shatter is broken up into smaller pieces that can be vaporized.
Oil– TCH oil is popular because it is in a liquid form. Its thickness does require a special atomizer to vaporize efficiently.
There is no need to explain to this crowd the benefits of medical marijuana. Smoking marijuana has been the preferredámethod of delivery for thousands of years. Vaporizing vs smoking is the big question with today’s users.
There are many scientific studies on the health benefits of vaporizing vs smoking marijuana. By vaping it, users are able to get the feeling they desire without the negative health effects of the smoke and tar.
The ability to control the temperature precisely is a huge advantage as different buds have different humidity levels. If you have ever tried to smoke herb before it has cured, you know that it takes more fire to burn it. Using a temp adjustable herbal vape, you are able to turn the heat up or down so it doesn’t burn, yet you still get the effects.
The vapor emitted from the exhale is almost odorless. I have vaped THC oils in bars, casinos, and friend’s homes without anyone noticing a smell.
Back in the day, you had to find a bush or a private area to use marijuana outdoors, and using a Volcanoávaporizer in public was out of the question. With e-cig users everywhere it is now easier and more convenient than ever to partake in plain sight without attracting attention. If you use it like an e-cig you will likely not be spotted or even noticed, depending on the herbal vaporizer you use.
You may choose to use a desktop vaporizer instead of the portable ones. These offer the convenience of a constant and reliable AC power supply from the wall. There is no need to charge them, just plug them in and enjoy. Desktop vaporizers are bigger and are usually more expensive than the portable vaporizers.
How to get started
First, decide on the form of marijuana you would like to vaporize. After that, all you need to do is find a quality device that will work best for your needs. Reading vape reviews can be a great resource as herbal vapes are not cheap and you probably only want to buy it once. As a general rule, the bigger herbal vapes last longer between charges but are less pocket-friendly. The opposite is that smaller devices will not last as long and are only good for a few tokes before they run out of power. Choose a device that fits within your usage and lifestyle and you won’t be disappointed.