One of the most popular ways to consume cannabis is by vaping it using a cannabis oil vape pen. However, there are other methods to consume cannabis vape juice, including table-top vapes and even dry-herb vaporizers. Vaping is one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis among marijuana users and it’s increasingly becoming one of the most popular cannabis consumption methods.

There are many factors to consider before vaping. The point here is that various cannabinoids and terpenes – all with their own specific effects and medical benefits – require different temperatures to vaporize properly. In other words, when you vape cannabis, you need to consider the vaporization method, the cannabis strain and which cannabinoids you want to inhale.

What Do You Want to Vape?

Firstly, before choosing one or another vaping method, you need to decide what you want to vape. There are two cannabinoids living in the spotlight: THC and CBD. THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid with pain-relief and relaxing properties. On the other hand, CBD isn’t psychoactive and it’s very popular as a treatment for anxiety and epilepsy. In addition, it has been studied for its possible use as a substitute for opiates.

However, we shouldn’t forget that there are many other cannabinoids that are very useful and with amazing potential properties. For instance, CBG, often dubbed as the next CBD, is the precursor form for THC and CBD. It’s more difficult to obtain, but this unique property imbues CBG with tremendous therapeutic potential, making it a subject of great interest to both the scientific community and cannabis consumers.

Why is it important to know the cannabinoid you want to vape before vaping? Because each cannabinoid has a different boiling point. Nonetheless, there are many theories about the exact boiling point of THC or CBD (it depends on the atmospheric pressure and other factors). Furthermore, terpenes have also “ideal” boiling points. If you want to know more about cannabinoids and boiling points, this article from the hightimes.com explains it in detail.

Cannabis Vape Juice or Dry Herb?

Next step, you have to decide whether you want to vape cannabis oil or dry herb. These two methods offer similar effects. However, some vapers claim that a cannabis oil vape pen provides more of a psychoactive effect than dry herb vaporizers. Nevertheless, this depends more on the oil and its THC concentration than if it’s dry herb or cannabis vape juice.

What’s Vaping Dry Herb?

A dry herb vaporizer heats cannabis buds that have been previously ground.
A dry herb vaporizer heats cannabis buds that have been previously ground.

Some vapers prefer dry herb vaping over cannabis oils because the buds are not processed. On the other hand, e-liquids with pre-filled pods means that somebody has done the whole process for you: decarboxylation, removing chlorophyll (not always necessary), adding flavors, etc. In other words, you don’t know exactly what the cannabis oil contains. That is to say, dry herb is more natural, and it hasn’t been processed, just the drying process of the buds that generally takes between 10 to 15 days.

Vaping Cannabis with a Cannabis Oil Vape Pen

Imoto Fatty Cartridge and Solar Battery. The Fatty cartridges are available in its refillable version and as a disposable version.
Imoto Fatty Cartridge and Solar Battery. The Fatty cartridges are available in its refillable version and as a disposable version.

This type of vaporizers is very popular as they are portable, easy to use and convenient. It basically consists of a battery and a cartridge or tank. There are both prefilled pods and also refillable ones. A prefilled pod is very convenient if you’re looking for simplicity and you don’t want to get involved in the process of preparing the cannabis oil. In addition, a cannabis oil vape pen is more convenient if you want a portable vaping device.

A cannabis oil vape pen is designed to vape cannabis oils that are obtained using in the process some type of solvent such as butane, propane, ethanol or CO2. Obviously, the solvent is separated from the solution by different means. For example, it could be evaporated, or a water distiller is used in the process.

Ceramic coils are ideal for vaping cannabis as they are perfect for more viscous liquids. In addition, ceramic coils don’t alter the flavor of the e-juice. The third generation of vape cartridges are made of Pyrex glass and ceramic coils. Moreover, these cartridges are very durable (ceramic coils last much longer than cotton ones).

Another advantage of cannabis oil vape pens and cartridges are how easy it is to use them. You just need to fill the cartridge if it’s a refillable one or just connect it to your device and vape it if it’s a prefilled disposable pod.

Conclusion: Cannabis Oil Vape Pen vs Dry Herb

There are many methods to vape cannabis. There are dry herb vaping systems and cannabis oil vapes. There’s no better method than the other as it depends more on your personal preferences.  

Dry herb vaporizers have the advantages that you always know what you’re vaping. In other words, you can feel and “touch” the plant material. On the other hand, a cannabis vape juice has been processed, which means that you need to be sure that you’re vaping a top-quality cannabis vape juice. Nonetheless, it’s more convenient, especially if you vape prefilled cannabis cartridges.