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What is a marijuana (weed) herbal vaporizer?

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A weed vaporizer or dry herb vapes is an electronic device that heats up cannabis marijuana (either in dry herb or concentrate form) to a temperature to transmit its active ingredients (THC, CBD and other cannabonoids) without any combustion. High-quality devices like the ones from Smokea typically deliver vapor that accentuates the flower’s natural aroma and terpenes.

Vaporizers come in all different shapes and sizes, there are mainly three type of vaporizers: desktop vapes, portable reusable vapes and disposable vape pens.

Desktop vaporizer
A desktop vaporizer is a device that’s meant to stay in one place (not for travel). They’re dependent on a wall outlet, and most allow you to precisely adjust the temperature — an important factor to the vaping equation (more on that later). Some models use a “whip,” a hose-like mouthpiece, or “balloon,” a bag that fills with vapor which you then inhale from — like a Volcano.

Portable vaporizer
If a desktop vape is like a desktop PC, then I guess we can say a portable vaporizer is like a laptop, in terms of being able to take it everywhere you go. Many are essentially e-cigarettes that are modified to vaporize marijuana instead of e-juice. Portable vapes (which are battery-operated) can be slim and sleek like a fancy pen or as big and bulky as a walkie talkie or water bottle.

Disposable vaporizer pen
It is a ready to use vape pen, similar to a disposable e-cigarette, that already has oil version of the cannabis. it also has a precharged inbuilt battery. The device typically will stop working after the oil has been consumed or the battery has died. Typically, we can expect to get ~100-150 short puffs.

How is vaping different from smoking?
Cleaning a bong, scraping resin out of a pipe, or vacuuming ashes is disgusting. With vaporizers, clean-up is minimal and usually limited to the tank/chamber and mouthpiece. However, with oil pens that can get a little messy, too. Like e cigarettes, they produce less harmful chemicals than when combusting your cannabis weed in a bong, pipe or joint.

Ashutosh Jha