Cannabis 101: Intro To Vaping Cannabis

Cannabis 101: Intro To Vaping Cannabis

It’s no secret that cannabis is available for consumption in a myriad of ways for users young and old to enjoy. Cannabis no longer needs to be solely consumed by smoking means, as various vaporizers have sprung up on the market. Cannabis can release the same effects and THC compounds when the proper amount of heat is added to the concentrate or flower. Though there is still science lacking on the subject, vaping is less harmful to the user’s health.

With new forms of consumption come innovations on concentrating THC in purer ways such as distillates. Distillates are hash oil processed with CO2, which gets you the highest concentration of cannabinoids, but produces a clear, flavorless product. Next comes the different types of cartridges to put the distillates in to, and which ones work best with which batteries.

Finally, there is the flavor of the distillate that can either be retained in the concentrating of the cannabis, or can be added back in. The idea that enhancing a terpene-profile of a distillate, or adding it back in after can offer an even further discreet smoking experience is controversial to some and arguable.

More Adults Are Vaping Than Smoking Over Age 35!

It’s also easier, in general, to go buy a pre-packaged product for those over 35, because they no longer have the “homie hook-up” of past lore in the black market ages of cannabis. 

No way of visibly telling if you are consuming cannabis on the street while on your lunch away from the office? No way of your coworkers knowing…unless you want to offer them a toke? Not hacking and noticeably damaging your lungs? 

What’s In The Cartridge?

Mainly Distillate

As mentioned in the intro, largely all cannabis concentrates used in popular vaporizers are distillates. To dive even deeper—a mature cannabis plant is scientifically known to contain hundreds of identifiable cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Each of these are responsible for playing a role in interacting with our endocannabinoid systems.

In order to distill all the compounds into their purest form, additional layers of refinement will take place. This process is known as “fractional” or “short path distillation,” but it is known to produce single compound oils that can reach upwards of 99% purity. In this form, the oil is clear, and flavorless.

The ability we have now with cannabis legislation to apply widely-known scientific techniques to break down cannabinoids and terpenes into their individual compound solutions is allowing further innovation. This innovation comes from the precision of various formulas and the allowance of processors to individualize concentrates with crazy accuracy. If your customer is looking for the finest, and the stoniest—distillates are the ticket.

 

Propylene Glycol

The oil in all oil cartridges is frequently mixed with thinning agents to better perform for any battery on which it’s placed. The real facts here though, are that some agents potentially produce harmful carbonyl compounds when put under heat. Carbonyls are cancer-causing chemicals that are known to be linked to low birth weight and spontaneous miscarriages.

 

Formaldehyde is a known product of propylene glycol. But, there’s no research as of yet to prove the link of cannabis oil and thinning agents as there is for e-cigarettes. Most of the scare your customer may project is from statistics relating to propylene glycol damage in e-cigs. A 2015 study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed hidden formaldehyde in the aerosols of e-cigarettes.

 

Different Vape=Different Smoke

Some companies such as CCell, and Vuber, offer more of a range of products that are readily adaptable to their battery or cartridges. The next question after that is the strength of the battery in relation to the coil being used in the cartridge. A good rule of thumb is that wicked cartridges are not a very solid choice. Sure, the price can be affordable, but the smoke will not be the quality you’d want, especially at the last bits of oil you smoke.

Non-runny, quality oil will be in ceramic cartridges that have noticeable circular openings around the bottom of the cartridge showing multiple entries for the oil to moisten the cotton surrounding the coil. Pre-filled cartridges only come in one half, or full gram increments.

When you think of a major leader in the vaporizer industry in both pre-filled cartridges, dry-flower pens, or concentrates it’s Vuber. This is a readily available brand to any of your clientele, experienced or not. They offer convenient kits for your stoner-on-the-go and have reasonably priced disposable and rechargeable vape pens for pre-fills. This is their “Atlas Kit” for wax and shatter concentrates.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.