A Brief Guide to Weed Vape Pens & How They Revolutionized How You Can Get High
Post-legalization California is a magical place. Since recreational cannabis was made a-ok by the State, the industry has been inundated with new and exciting ways to get high. While the likes of edibles and cannabis-infused beverages are steadily rising in popularity, it’s the reliable vape pen that’s really revolutionized how you can enjoy the many benefits of weed.
For the cannacurious, cannabis vape pens are a perfect introductory method of consumption. But even if you’re a seasoned stoner who’s been hesitant about moving away from joints and bongs, there’s plenty to get excited about.
How do weed vapes work?
Cannabis vape pens work by heating cannabis oil to just below the point of combustion; this then emits vapor packed with cannabinoids and terpenes that are found in the oil.
There are also similar devices called vaporizers, like some Pax products, that heat cannabis flower and other concentrates instead of oil. But for this article, we’ll be focusing on the oil-heating variety.
What’s so good about cannabis vapes?
Here’s a few reasons as to why weed pens are the device of choice for so many Americans:
– They are sleek and portable—it’s just like carrying a pen around in your pocket (who’d have guessed that, huh?).
– You’ll feel the effects pretty quickly. Most likely within the first 15 minutes—much easier to plan your day than when waiting hours for an edible to drop.
– Cannabis pens are much more discreet than traditional consumption methods. Bored at your family reunion but don’t want to risk lighting a joint? A few vape hits will have you laughing at all your uncle’s risqué jokes and no one will be any wiser.
– They’re also ridiculously easy to use. It differs across products, but at most you’ll just need to hit a button or two and wait a couple of seconds before being able to inhale and enjoy.
What else do you need to know about weed vape pens?
You can get your vape fix in either single use or reusable varieties. Reusable refers to the battery and body of the pen—the part you eagerly clutch onto, basically.
Vape pens are generally charged via USB, with a USB-C or mini-USB port either integrated into the pen body, or as part of a docking station of sorts.
What’s not reusable is the cartridge. This holds the cannabis oil and is purchased separately. The most common pre-filled vape carts fit the 510 thread battery—but always check with your budtender to ensure you’re getting the right cartridge for your vape battery.
When it comes to vape cartridges, is there a lot of choice?
While flower still dominates the shelves of most dispensaries, there is still a large—and growing—number of carts available. Whether you want to kick back and chill with an indica-dominant strain or ramp up your creativity with a sativa, there are plenty of brands vying for your custom.
If you’re in the Long Beach area, LB Green Room is the place to brush up on your cannabis knowledge and get some tailored recommendations from our experienced budtenders. Get yourself down, we’d love to meet you!