If you’ve been consuming medical marijuana for a while now and are keen to try out a new way of ingesting the substance, you may be interested in going down the vaping path.
However, if you’ve heard a lot about vaping recently but haven’t tried this method as yet because you’re daunted by the process and options, now might be the time to get outside of your comfort zone. Vaping has been a growing trend in recent times and is expected to hit a whopping value, in just a few years, of $43 billion.
As a vaping newbie, though, it’s important to research carefully and understand the major ins and outs that mean you can be safe, enjoy the process, and continue to get the benefits of medical marijuana you require. There are numerous factors involved in vaping, especially for beginners, so here’s what to consider today.
Firstly, be clear about what the word ‘vaping’ refers to. Vaping is an action where you inhale vapor. This is done through an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or a vaporizer. The vapor appears thicker than smoke but doesn’t last long in the air. It’s produced from various materials that are compatible with vaping, including dry herbs, e-liquids, and some waxy concentrates. Vaping heats a substance, yet there is no combustion involved.
The majority of users opt for e-liquids when vaping, but it is a personal preference. Different vaporizers are designed to support different materials, and they work in slightly different ways, too. For example, multipurpose vaporizers are the most versatile, as you can switch out their cartridges to suit various materials. On the other hand, other vaporizers are created especially for e-liquids. These have a tank or cartridge built into them. For products designed for use with dry herbs, a heating chamber is the main function.
If you decide to try vaping, it’s always best to start small, with a minimum amount, to see how that affects you. If you haven’t had medical marijuana before, this is even more important. Keep in mind that using a vaporizer can be markedly different than ingesting edible cannabis or smoking it. Also, when you use a product with a tank, if you use up all the product in that tank in one sitting, you could end up consuming much more than you had planned.
The effects of medical marijuana will, of course, also significantly depend on the amounts of active ingredients in the cannabis you use, and whether there is the presence of THC or CBD. Concentrates with THC will typically result in psychoactive effects (i.e. a type of ‘high’), while CBD doesn’t lead to this.
Furthermore, different marijuana products can also have different effects on your body, so research options. Some products are organic and solvent-free and sold as “greener” options, while other companies are focused on tracking plants from seed to sale or, like Trulieve, can even be customized to specific health conditions, to help users find the ideal cannabis therapy for their needs. You should therefore try different materials, brands, and strengths to determine how your body reacts and what works best for your health concerns.
When you’re ready to vape, take your time to select the vaporizer you want to use, too. As you look at products, compare things like features, price, size, and style. Think about whether or not you want a discreet vaporizer, or if it is more helpful to you if it’s quick and easy to assemble and simple to learn to use.
You might require a multifunction product that will allow you to use different sorts of materials in it, especially if you haven’t tried different options before and don’t know what you like. It could also be a bonus for you if a vaporizer is easy to maintain and affordable to keep using.
Considering all these factors should help you make a decision, but if you get stuck, it helps to speak with friends, family members, or other contacts who vape medical marijuana to get advice and recommendations. There are also many reviews and discussions online on social media sites, websites, and forums, which may be of use to you.
No matter which path you go down, remember that vaping (or not) is a personal choice. Do what suits you and what feels right for your body and budget.