What’s the first thing you think of when it comes to consuming your cannabis?
Joints are a likely contender. Pipes, bongs, and maybe even a bubbler might be included in your list of likely answers.
While these traditional forms of consuming cannabis have been around for centuries, vapes and vaporizers are a relatively new addition to enjoying cannabis.
Of course, any new technology comes with a degree of uncertainty. If you’re anything like us, then you might be wondering whether or not you should make the switch over. With vape pens becoming more widely available, it’s “high-time” to educate yourself about the benefits and differences smoking has over traditional forms of cannabis consumption.
After all, who wants to be left out of a smoke circle just because they don’t know what vaping is all about?
Vaping vs Smoking Cannabis – What’s the Difference?
Vaping and smoking are two fundamentally different chemical processes.
When it comes to smoking, what you’re doing is burning and combusting the plant material to generate cannabis smoke. This smoke, along with the cannabinoids, terpenes, and everything else that’s desirable from cannabis, then enters into our lungs and is dispersed throughout our bodies.
Vaping takes a different approach altogether. Instead of setting the cannabis or cannabis concentrate on fire, vaporizers and vape pens will heat a chamber to heat up the contents contained within until a vapour is produced. This vapour, containing everything desirable from the cannabis plant, can then be inhaled into our lungs and dispersed throughout our bodies.
Vaping and smoking are two different approaches, but they both achieve the same result at the end of the day. That being said, there are a few benefits to vaping that you should know about!
Vapour is Smoke-Free
Burning down a joint with a circle of friends is a time-honoured ritual that isn’t going anywhere soon. However, this rite of passage could prove difficult amongst new initiates.
While many of us seasoned smokers will have iron-lungs capable of handling copious amounts of smoke, new friends that we bring into the fray could enter into an intense fit of coughing that could drive them away from cannabis altogether!
Smoke is smoke – no matter where it comes from. For first time users, the smoke can be extremely irritating to their lungs. We’ve all been there before, so we’re sure that many of us can empathize with the feeling of not being able to breathe and the intense dry coughs that follow soon after.
On the other end, vaporizers generate vapour that’s heated to a much lower temperature than joints, bongs, and pipes are. The vapour generated from vaporizers and vape pens will also have fewer irritants present to bother your friends.
At Peers Cannabis, we believe in being kind to yourself and being great to your peers. If you want your buddies to stick around for the second, third, and fourth sesh, it might be a good idea to start them off with a smoke-free vape pen instead of a joint!
Vapour is Smell-Free
On the go, in a dorm, or around some fussy neighbours? Vaporizers and vape pens are, for the most part, scent-free. No smoke is generated, so you won’t have to worry about a dank presence lingering after you finish a smoke with your friends.
Vapour, unlike smoke, also won’t stick to walls and surfaces the same way smoke from joints, bongs, and pipes tend to do.
Many of us can attest to the cold, blistering Canadian winters that encourage us to do anything but step outside to burn one down. If you want convenience along with your cannabis, a vaporizer is the way to go!
Vapour is Hands Free
The art of rolling is one that’s appreciated by many, but it’s a task that few would enthusiastically take up.
Don’t get us wrong – nothing beats a perfectly rolled joint – it’s getting there that’s the problem. Mastering the art of the roll takes time, equipment, and patience. If you’re out with some friends or on-the-go, you might not have the leisure to sit down, bust out your grinder, papers, and tips, and start rolling away.
For that, nothing is more convenient than a vaporizer.
They’re rechargeable, pocket-sized, and ready to go whenever you are – all without any additional setup or equipment. It’s the perfect solution for the toker on the move, inexperienced rollers, or those who just want convenience and portability in one simple, easy-to-use package.
Are Vaporizers Right For You?
Joints, bongs, and pipes have their place, but vaporizers are perfect for any time and any place. They’re portable, rechargeable, and ready to be used whenever you are, all without leaving a dank scent behind or requiring any additional equipment.
Both seasoned veterans and newcomers to the cannabis scene alike will also appreciate the smoother experience of vapour over combustion and the fact that they won’t be coughing for 10 minutes once they finish vaping.
Peers Cannabis carries a variety of vape cartridges in fun flavours and strains that are perfect for any occasion. Be kind to yourself and be great to your friends – pick up Peers Cannabis today!