Walk into any dispensary and you will find an entire section devoted to vaporizers and prepackaged cartridges. The vape market grew by almost 50% from 2017 – 2018 and it continues to grow. As a cannabis user you’re probably wondering what the hype is about and why you should switch to a vape rather than smoking the traditional joint? It turns out that vaping is actually much more powerful and you can get a better high. Here’s a look at some of the reasons you might consider switching.
Let’s be real for a minute, cannabis stinks and the smell will stick to your clothes, furniture, car or wherever you smoke regularly. While recreational use may be legal in your state there are still plenty of places where cannabis use is frowned upon, like at work or a job interview. Vaping allows you to still get the pleasure of cannabis use without letting the entire world know. It’s discrete there is little or no smell and you won’t attract any unwanted attention.
Easier on Your Throat and Lungs
Most cannabis users that made the switch from smoking to vaping noticed a huge difference when it comes how they feel. There is no more chronic coughing, no wheezing, and no hacking up phlegm. Smoking a joint can hurt your throat and your lungs, most cannabis users just accepted it as a short term inconvenience to get the feeling you wanted. Scientific research done in the UK has shown vaping to be less harmful than smoking. Vaping is done at a lower temperature with much less hot smoke going into your body making it easier on your throat and lungs, which leads to the next reason you might want to switch.
Burns More Efficiently and Gives a Better High
A little goes a long way in a vape pen. With a vape you are only burning what you want to smoke, it is not smoldering in an ashtray and you can use far less. When you smoke a joint the cannabis burns at over 400C and you inhale all of the chemicals that come with combustion. The active components in cannabis, CBD and THC are released at lower temperatures 180C and 157C respectively. You can get the effects without the burning sensation. Most users who have made the switch credit vaping with giving them a cleaner high and one that lasts longer.
Because of cannabis being illegal for so long there has been very little research done into how best to use it and the effect of vaping versus smoking. Most of the research is anecdotal, so give vaping a try for yourself. You may just find you prefer it.