Most cannabis users smoke it. It’s cheaper and easier for many consumers to roll the flowers into a joint or blunt. You can also pack it in a pipe or bong. While smoking is the traditional way to use the potent plant, it’s not the best option for your health. Vaping cannabis is the new and improved way to “smoke” the flowers. We spoke to Cara Robinson from Vape Elevate to find out why.
Better for Your Lungs
All smoke is bad for your lungs. Cannabis smoke is no different. Many people assume that the flowers are 100% natural and safe. But a 2004 study in the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics found over 100 compounds not related to phytocannabinoids and other plant molecules present in the smoke, including a few polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are carcinogens. The research concludes vaping cannabis is safer.
Smoking burns too many of the plant’s compounds. Cannabis has over 500. Over 100 are terpenes, which are responsible for the intoxicating aromas and unique tastes the flowers produce. Each compound has a different boiling point or combustion. The sweet spot for preserving most cannabinoids and terpenes is 163 to 177 degrees Celsius. Not all vaping devices are created equally. Use a quality portable vape pen that allows you to adjust the temperature.
Let’s be honest. There’s no way to discreetly way of smoking the potent flowers. The smoke travels far and wide, alerting everyone that someone’s using the popular herb. Vaping cannabis produces a small vapor that dissipates quickly. As you may know, the smell from smoking buds lingers for several hours. Choose a vape device if you want to take a few hits in public before heading into a restaurant or enjoying a few hours on the beach. Vaping cannabis is the way to go for staying under everyone’s radar.
As mentioned, smoking cannabis burns up the crucial compounds, forcing you to smoke more to get the desired response. Vaping cannabis allows you to savor more of the plant’s phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other essential nutrients. Of course, if you’re paying more attention to the THC, you’ll be happy with a dry herb vaping device. You can set the exact temperature to ensure a near-perfect conversion of THCa to THC. Studies confirm vaping preserves more of the THC, enhancing the effects.
Skip Smoking Insecticides and Fungicides
Yikes! Yes, sometimes growers use these chemicals to improve crop yield. When you smoke buds, you ingest insecticides, fungicides, and other contaminants. As you may guess, that’s not safe. Choosing to vape flowers takes the flame out of the picture. Vaping heats up the buds without touching them. No smoke, no burnt pesticides, fungicides, or the carcinogens mentioned above.
Cannabis is expensive. If you’re smoking it instead of vaping, you’re throwing away money. Many people find they use fewer flowers with a quality portable vaping device. Save money and buy danker buds to improve your experience even more.