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Vaping 101 for Beginners

Vaping has become the preferred way to enjoy dry herbs and botanical extracts for many consumers, and for those who have long been vaping, the process can seem simple. However, for those new to vaping, getting started with the basics of vaping can be confusing.

If you are unsure where to start, we offer our Vaping 101 for beginners page to help you kick start your vaping journey. Here our vape experts give you all of the information you need to know about vaping, including topics like how vaping works, whether vaping is safe, how to vape correctly, how to choose the right vape for you, vape CBD 101, and more.

What is Vaping?

Vaping is a common consumption technique that involves inhaling and exhaling botanical-filled clouds of vapor. The CBD oil or other vape product turns into vapor due to the fact that it is instantly heated to a very high temperature. CBD users often prefer vaping CBD oil because the active compounds within CBD oil hit the system almost instantaneously. As a point of comparison, CBD edibles often take at least half an hour before entering the user’s bloodstream. What’s more, vaping also offers a very discreet and portable way to enjoy CBD oil.

How Can I Learn How to Vape? What Do I Need to Know?

Learning how to vape is relatively simple– all it takes is a vaporizer and your botanical material of choice. Whether you are new to vaping or have been vaping for years, our vaping 101 for beginners guide will help make sure you have an ideal vaping experience every time.

The vape products and vaping advice featured in Medical Marijuana, Inc. posts are specifically for people looking to support their health with legal natural botanicals such as CBD vape oil and are not created with nicotine or tobacco users in mind. If you are looking for information on how to vape nicotine or tobacco products, please disregard these articles and find information on those products elsewhere.

The Vaping Basics

There are a lot of articles about vaping out there, so it can often be tricky to find useful information amidst all of the noise. Our vape CBD 101 provides you with all you need to know about how to get started vaping, even if you’re brand new to it. The articles below offer a great selection of high-level information, providing new users with a baseline of knowledge before they get started. More advanced users may find the basics of vaping CBD 101 a bit elementary, but the information below is a great jumping-off point.

In these articles, you will learn about what vaping is, how to start vaping, whether vaping is safe, and the benefits of vaping. If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of vaping CBD oil but are unsure how to begin, our collection of vaping 101 for beginners articles are a great place to start.

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Cannabis 101: How to Amplify Your Flower with a Dry Herb Vaporizer

Do you love handling fresh cannabis flower (but secretly yearn for the clean, smooth experience of using a vaporizer)? A new crop of portable, efficient and discreet dry herb vape pens and tabletop herb vaporizers is delivering the best of both worlds. If you’re an aficionado of top-shelf buds, this is one experience you’ve got to try!

Cannabis Basics: What’s a Vaporizer?

Vaporizing is a relatively new science, especially considering that smoking cannabis has a history of at least a couple of thousand years! Whether they’re convenient vape pens or more elaborate tabletop models, all vaporizers work on the same principle: By applying very precise heat to either a cannabis extract or—in the case of a dry herb vape pen or herb vaporizer—to cannabis flower. This allows the cannabis to release its potent oils into an inhalable mist rather than into smoke.

What’s the advantage? Don’t they both deliver the cannabinoids and terpenes we want? The short answer is “yes,” but there are significant differences. For one thing, vaporizing flower is easier on our lungs and airways because it doesn’t actually burn the cannabis, but merely heats it to the point at which its volatile oils release as a fine and gentle mist.

That’s a big deal. While smoking cannabis is objectively safer than smoking, say, tobacco, that’s not to say that it’s completely risk-free. Any time we inhale combusted plant matter, we’re introducing potential irritants into our lungs.

Vaping Dry Herb: Flower, Amplified

What about the sensory experience? That’s a major question for those who love the experience of breaking apart and crumbling fresh, fragrant buds with their fingertips. Here’s our take.

Whether you use a standard vape pen—which vaporizes potent cannabis concentrate—or a dry herb vape pen or vaporizer, the cannabis it actually delivers to our lungs is the same cooling, gentle mist.

For those used to smoking cannabis flower, it’s definitely a change of pace and intensity. Unless you take an unreasonably massive hit from a vaporizer, you generally won’t cough and belch mouthfuls of smoke. For some, that’s a downside; for others it’s what we call “progress.” No shine on either; they’re just two sides of the same coin.

But while some roasters claim the mist from a vaporizer isn’t potent or flavorful enough, we respectfully disagree. In our experience, vaporized cannabis exhibits just as many (or more) of the characteristic, strain-specific flavors and aromas of smoked cannabis, but without the harsh and potentially bitter smoke produced by combusting plant matter. Again, where you fall on this question is largely a matter of taste. They’re all good in our book.

Herb Vaporizers: Play With Your Plants

And if you love playing with your plants, the good news is that—unlike standard vape pens—dry herb vaporizers give you plenty of opportunities to interact with your buds: Breaking those beautiful green nugs into aromatic little chunks, feeling their sweet and sticky resin on your fingertips, and all the other joys of premium cannabis. In fact, dry herb vaporizers work best with finely ground flower, so you’ll have even more of an opportunity to get up close and personal with your cannabis.

If you can’t tell, we’re pretty psyched about vaporizers. But whichever direction your personal taste runs, there’s a great chance we’ve got what you’re looking for. Stop by our Sherman Oaks dispensary sometime and chat us up about vaporizing your flower, dry herb vape pens, or anything else in the world of cannabis!

Do you love handling fresh cannabis flower but yearn for the clean vape experience? Portable, efficient dry herb vaporizers deliver the best of both worlds.