Ever wanted to know what kind of weed you need for vaping? Well, I’ve got some info for you!
In this article, we’ll go over what differentiates smoking from vaporizing, your options for vaping with weed and other plants. We’ll also address how to make your weed last longer.
What’s the Difference Between Smoking and Vaping?
The difference between smoking and vaping is the kind of heat that they require. When you are smoking cannabis or anything else, you use an open flame. Ovens, pipes, bongs, or just a lighter; these all achieve the desired effect by literally burning the weed. This releases a number of toxins and carcinogens into your body in order to achieve that “high”. Because of this, smoking is not considered healthy because there is no way to really know how much damage you are doing to your body.
Vaping–or vaporizing–is an alternative to smoking that uses heat generated by a battery instead of a flame. It takes heat generated from a battery and uses it to heat a plant (or non-plant) extract. When you vape, you are essentially vaporizing the plant. This means no carcinogens or toxins are going into your body, only the active constituents of the plant in their pure form.
I’ve been vaping for several years now and I’ve found that there is a vast difference between smoking and vaping. It’s so easy and convenient to take my vape pen with me wherever I go! Vaping has given me daily access to cannabis when I need it, without any health issues or worries about how much or what kind of weed is affecting my well-being. I also like vaping because I can try out different strains and products without having to smoke.
But it’s not all positive; one of the main drawbacks I’ve found with vaping is that it costs more in the long run compared to smoking. That’s just my opinion, however, and many people will disagree with me on this. It all comes down to your lifestyle and what you are willing to deal with when it comes to weed. If you’re only looking for a way to consume cannabis occasionally, then smoking might be a better option for you than vaporizing. But if you need daily access, then vaping seems like a much better option.
What Are Your Vaping Options?
Now that you know the difference between smoking and vaping, you might want to try it out for yourself. If you are new to vaping, you might be asking yourself what your options are. The thing about vaporizers is that there are many kinds of vapes available on the market. Some methods will work better for specific situations and lifestyles than others. For example, if you’re looking for a portable option that won’t take up much space in your pocket or bag, then there are vape pens made just for that! If you are looking for something higher tech and high-power, then stationary alternatives can work in those situations. Read about the different about portable and desktop vaporizers in our blog!
Here are some of the most common alternatives to smoking and how they work:
If you’re looking for an easy-to-use portable option, then a vape pen might be the best choice. These vaporizers come in all shapes and sizes, and they can be used for vaping weed or other plants. A lot of vape pens use a battery that can be charged for a short period of time for on-the-go vaping. Vaping pens are generally small enough to fit into your pocket, bag or purse without drawing too much attention.
These can be either free-standing or handheld devices that feature a complete heating device on top of a cartridge filled with plant matter. They feature a dual-coil heating system that reaches up to 350° Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to seamlessly vaporize any plant material. Puff pods are a great all-in-one option for vaping weed because they offer convenience and portability. One of the drawbacks of puff pods, however, is that they can be difficult to load with your own buds and cartridges cost around $5 per one-week supply. So, you’ll want to look at some vape pen options if you’re looking into puff pods.
These use either convection or conduction heating methods with no need for wicking or a battery. If you’ve been around the vaporizing scene, you might know about this type of vape, which is called a “desktop”. These devices feature a heating chamber on top and are used for vaporizing dry herbs. The downside to standalone vaporizers is the fact that they can’t be used with waxy materials.
Heat-not-burn (HnB) devices are similar in function to portable vapes because they also feature a heating component inside the device. They’re definitely more convenient than having to load your own cannabis into something like a vape pen, but they still don’t work with waxy materials. Airvape has incredible dry herb vaporizers!
These devices use either a butane cartridge or a cartridge filled with oil instead of propane cartridges. The main difference between this and other vaporizers is that the chemicals are activated by heat, not flame or electricity. On top of that, they don’t use waxy materials like others do because they are activated by heat instead of electricity.
How To Make Your Weed Stay Fresh For Longer
There’s nothing worse than something going stale, so I wanted to include this section on how to make your weed last longer in your stash.
Now, obviously you know the best way to keep your weed fresh is storing it in a cool, dry place away from light and humidity levels. I recommend placing the flowers in plastic bags and storing them in a glass jar to lock in the freshness. Wait to grind your weed when it is time to smoke or vape it.
But let’s be honest, some of us are notoriously bad at keeping our buds fresh. Luckily for you, there are some things you can do to keep your buds as fresh as possible for longer. The key is knowing what to do right after you harvest your weed–and then continuing that process until it’s time for you to use it.
Immediately after harvesting your cannabis, store it in a sealed container with a desiccant pack (or a few silica gel packets) inside.