The popularity of vapes among marijuana users is growing every day. This device allows you to make smoking not so harmful to your health and at the same time preserve the effect of relaxation and stress relief. And it doesn't matter what do you prefer, Indica, Sativa or Hybrid.
What is vape with cannabis?
The main advantage of vape is the absence of harmful tar and carcinogens in the smoke, which appears with real cannabis smoking. Thanks to this, the process of consuming marijuana is not so harmful to health.
The smoke emanating from the vape also does not have such a vivid flavor. This makes the process of smoking not so noticeable. The portable evaporator can be put in a pocket, so you have not to worry about transportation. Also, it acts as fast as a real flower.
How do vapes work?
The main task of a vape is to turn a flower or a concentrate of marijuana into smoke. It happens due to heating them to a temperature at which terpenes and cannabinoids become a vapor. During this process, no harmful pitches are released.
Today, three types of vapes are produced: tabletop; portable; vape pen. Let's talk about them in more detail.
Tabletop Vaporizers. Such devices should be installed on a flat, solid surface. All of them are equipped with a heating element, a temperature sensor and a special chamber where the concentrate or grass is laid (the latter option is more preferable). The resulting steam is inhaled during the inhalation process or through a special tube attached to the device.
Portable Vaporizers. The principle of operation of these devices is the same as desktop devices. They consist of a heating element, an accumulator and a chamber for concentrate or a cannabis flower. You can control the temperature by touching just one button. However, such evaporators can not work with all types of raw materials, so make sure that they are suitable for your purposes before purchasing.
Vape Pen. This type of evaporator works with cannabis oils and distillates. The vape pen consists of a cartridge and battery and externally, indeed, resembles a pen. In this case, there are many design options that will suit any user.
About the cartridge
The evaporator cartridge includes a heating element, a mouthpiece and a chamber for oil or distillate. Choosing a cartridge, know in advance about the type of content to understand what will be the effect after inhalation. A removable battery provides the optimum evaporating temperature of the distillate. Weed oil, when heated, loses its aromatic and taste properties, so it can be enriched with additional flavors and new shades.
Raw Vape Cartridges. Absolutely all cartridges contain cannabinoids, but not terpenes. Terpenes are organic compounds that are responsible for the aroma of the plant. Raw Vape cartridges do not have them, raw materials are pure cannabis distillate.
Strain-specific and natural terpene cartridges. Distillation leads to the fact that marijuana oil becomes a viscous liquid without odor and taste. In this regard, before consumption, it is enriched with terpenes. Cartridges created in this way are called stamping. They are covered with vinyl and retain the taste and aroma of the plant from which the oil was obtained. Sometimes other natural terpenes are added to the cartridge, which gives the product a taste and smell of sweets or fruits. These terpenes can also change the viscosity and color of the distillate in the cartridge.
Cutting Agents. Some vaporizer cartridges have cutting tools similar to those which are used in electronic cigarettes to change the intensity of the vapor cloud and the taste of the cartridge.