How to properly vape weed

Smoking weed is the most common way to enjoy cannabis, but there’s a better way to inhale cannabis – vaporizing. Vaping and heat-not-burn devices avoid some of the problems associated with smoking, such as: B. Carcinogens produced by combustion.

Also, vaporizers are more efficient. A California NORML study found that vaporizers can deliver 46% of the THC in a cannabis sample. A joint of cannabis only provides about 25% of the THC. The rest is lost to destruction from heat and sidestream smoke.

To vape weed, you need to heat the cannabis flower to release the terpenes and cannabinoids as a vapor. But you need a few things to get started.

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  • High Quality Herb: Extremely dry or too wet buds will not give you a great vaping experience. Make sure your flower is properly cured and has normal moisture levels.
  • Vaporizer: You need a vaporizer to vaporize weed. Vaporizers range from small portable devices to medical devices that sit on your desk.
  • Grinder: Some convection vapes will allow you to use full bud, but vaping is best done with ground bud, especially if you have a conduction vape. Grinding your cannabis helps increase the surface area, allowing for even heating and a better vaping experience.
  • Accessories: Some vaporizers come with cleaning accessories such as brushes, cotton swabs, alcohol, pipe cleaners, and stirring tools.

Once you’ve gathered the necessary tools to load your vaporizer, follow these steps:

  1. Charge or plug in your vaporizer
  2. Place your weed in the oven of your vaporizer.
  3. Use your finger or a tool to remove excess grass from the top to make the surface relatively flat. Do not fill the vaporizer with too much weed. allow airflow.
  4. Turn on the device. A useful rule of thumb is to set the unit at around 356-410°F. But once you get used to using the device, choose your preferred temperature.
  5. When the cannabis starts to heat up, inhale it.

Always take short, slow puffs from your vaporizer. Strong, long draws can draw cold air into the heating area and lower the temperature inside the device.

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After vaping, check the device to examine the color of the weed. If what’s left looks brown with a hint of green, then it’s already vaped bud (AVB). You can use the AVB for edibles and recipes like cannabutter and brownies.

Now you know how to vape weed. The first device most people opt for is the vape pen, a cannabis concentrate vaporizer.

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How to use a vape pen

A vape pen is a cylindrical tool roughly the size of a standard ballpoint pen. This device often comes with a battery attached to a cartridge containing between 0.3g and 1g of cannabis concentrate or rosin.

Although the parts of a vape pen depend on the model, most vape pens have similar core components. They include:

  • vape battery – The battery makes vaping possible. Some batteries come with a button that allows the user to change heat settings or turn the pen on and off.
  • Vape cartridge – The cartridge is attached to the vape battery. You will also see your desired vape substance and an atomizer inside the vape cartridge.
  • mouthpiece – You inhale the vapor through the mouthpiece.

How to use it:

  1. First turn on the vape pen by touching the power button 5 times. Once it lights up, you have successfully turned it on.
  2. Click and hold the power button to transmit power to the atomizer.
  3. The atomizer heats the oil almost instantly and creates vapor. Breathe in slowly and gently, taking small puffs. Some vape pens can get too hot if you inhale heavily.

Please note that vaporizers should not get hot enough to burn your oil or bud. However, some vape pens are more like portable smoking devices than actual vaporizers. If the heating element in your vape pen gets hot enough to burn the oil, try setting your device to the low heat setting to ensure you’re vaporizing your oil and not burning it.

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Vape pens are simple and convenient. It is best to store your vape pen upright to avoid unexpected oil leakage from the cartridge.

note: Skip all stages that involve a button when using a draw-fire vape. Instead, just take a puff and the pen will produce vapor. Once done, the vape pen will turn itself off.

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Sam Anderson is Content Director at Jointly, a cannabis wellness company powered by a proprietary data platform to help people reach their full potential. The company was founded on the premise that purposeful cannabis use is the key to a better you. This article originally appeared on Jointly and has been republished with permission.

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