They include a chamber to hold the cannabis flower or concentrate, a battery and a heating element.
While I’ve traditionally been a fan of smoking cannabis flower, I’ve recently discovered the exciting benefits of vaping. Similar to smoking, vapor highs are felt within fifteen minutes and typically anywhere from forty minutes to two hours. I have gotten into vaping because it’s especially easy and more discreet. I’ve also read that it is a healthier consumption method because it avoids actually burning plant material. This eliminates inhaling carcinogens. The process of vaping involves heating cannabis concentrates or flower to a temperature high enough to turn active cannabinoids and terpenes into vapor. The temperature normally ranges from 180 to 190 degrees and is just below the point of combustion. Conventional smoking burns off mahy of the minor cannabinoids present in the flower. Vaping activates those compounds and provides greater therapeutic potential. There are now vaping devices that include precise temperature controls to make the most out of cannabis and cater to preference. Although I’ve never tried them, I have seen tabletop vaporizers. The advantage is that they feature a dial to regulate temperature and accommodate flower or concentrates. However, I prefer something more compact and portable. Portable vaporizers operate similarly but they can fit into a pocket or purse. They include a chamber to hold the cannabis flower or concentrate, a battery and a heating element. Most portable options allow variable temperature control and are easy to operate by way of a click of a button. The cannabis vapor creates very little smoke and the smell is mild and dissipates quickly. I like that I don’t need to carry around a lighter or worry about rolling papers or an ashtray.