Vaping cannabis is a new trend. In years past, you had to smoke it or perhaps bake it into some “special brownies” if you were particularly determined. With medical and recreational legalization in a growing number of states, new cannabis products are entering the market with each passing day. Marijuana enthusiasts like vaping for many reasons. Some think it is less harsh on the body, and it certainly makes for less stinky smoke breaks. If you’re considering trying vaping for the first time, here’s what you need to know.
What Exactly Is Vaping?
Vaping doesn’t burn cannabis, it simply heats it up high enough to release vapors containing the desirable substances of the herb to inhale and enjoy. There are a wide variety of devices and vaping methods. It’s important to do some online research before choosing the one you want to try.
Positives and Negatives
Some experts suggest that vaping may be better for your health than smoking, although vaping hasn’t been around long enough for researchers to uncover the full truth. Burning marijuana in a pipe or bong creates harmful carcinogens. Vaping it doesn’t release these substances into your body. If you’ve got any lung problems, such as asthma, then you may find a welcome respite in the vape. However, most vape devices are at least partially plastic, meaning you might still be inhaling some harmful stuff when you are vaping. Research devices thoroughly to make sure they are as safe as possible.
It’s All About the Product
There are vape devices that take flowers and others that take oils. The oils can be super-concentrated and powerful versions of weed. You can even get 100 percent THC oil. However, that particular product can lead to unpleasant paranoia during your high. You need CBD and terpenes in addition to THC to have a more pleasant experience.
Those who seek to enjoy vaping should also make sure their oil has been well-tested by a trustworthy laboratory. A good lab will test for things such as pesticides and mildew as well as make sure the oil reflects what is on the label. If you’re going to be inhaling something, you definitely want to know what is in it.
Now that you know the basics, get to vaping!