People have been smoking marijuana for centuries. Regular smokers know the dirt, stink and health damages. Vaporizing provides the same physical and mental effects as smoking marijuana, including a lot more flavor and taste, but without the harmful smoke toxins.
Vaporizing is a soothing way to enjoy the psychoactive effects of cannabis without the burning and harsh effects when smoking. Your body and lungs won’t ever want to go back to smoking joints, pipes or bongs again. Smoking is harmful because burning herb causes combustion, releasing smoke and cancer-causing carcinogens that damage your mouth, throat and lungs. Vaporizers heat herb just below burn temperatures, releasing THC and other medically active cannabinoids with few or none of the carcinogenic tars and noxious gases in smoke.
Vaporizers heat herb below burn temperature, releasing THC and other medically active cannabinoids with few or none of the carcinogenic tars and noxious gases found in smoke. Vaporizing is subtle — vapor hardly smells, there are no dirty ashes to clean-up or spill on the floor and vapor quickly disappears into the air, producing only a hint of flavor in your mouth and good vibes all around.
Turn on vaporizer and set temperature. Grind your herb. Load your vaporizer’s chamber with freshly ground cannabis. Inhale and enjoy the vapors slowly inhaled through a tube or bag.
Warm-up the heating element. Patience is a virtue, so wait until it’s hot and ready.
Grid to a semi-fine consistency. Most vapes work better with fine grinds—more surfaces are exposed to warm air—so take a few extra seconds to find a nice consistency.
Here we’re testing Da Buddha vaporizer and using the wand to inhale or “suck up” the ground weed.
Using steady breaths to draw the warm vapor into your mouth and lungs. Most vapes use either plastic or glass tubes (called a whip) or a bag (like the Volcano). Don’t be distracted, find focus and be attentive.
|stinks like smoke||faint smell|
|bad taste of burning ash||mild flavor of earthy herbs and spices|
|messy: burn marks, ashes and stains everywhere||clean: vaporized herb is dried brown and easy to discard|
1. Ready for Grinding:
Notice the color, lush green and fresh looking, not too wet or dry; this will grind nicely.
2. Freshly Ground:
A medium-fine grind. Most vaporizers are more efficient with finer grinds, so a few extra grinds help.
3. After 5 Hits in the Vaporizer:
These first hits are the strongest and most flavorful. By now the herb looks light brown with some faint green. Some people stop here.
4. Already Been Vaped (ABV) After 12 Hits:
Done. The brown monotone color looks depleted, the herb is dry and crispy to the touch.
5. Fully Cached After 20+ Hits:
Feeling desparate? Turn up the heat and draw the final few burnt hits. The herb color is dark brown — it’s fully toasted, and so are you.
Vapor analysis found 36–61% THC, an efficiency that compares to marijuana cigarettes. Vapor consisted overwhelmingly of cannabinoids, with trace amounts of three other compounds. Combusted smoke contained 111 other compounds. Results indicate that vaporization can deliver therapeutic doses of cannabinoids with a drastic reduction in smoke compounds.Cannabis Vaporizer Combines Efficient Delivery of THC with Effective Suppression of Pyrolytic Compounds Link
These reports and official sources offer researched and objective information about the health benefits of vaporizing.
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