Why use a Dry Herb Vaporizer?
Dry herb vaporizers have existed for many years but have become increasingly popular due to the legal movement involving the medical marijuana industry. Herbal vaporizers function by heating up the dry material to the point where the active ingredients are released without burning the material. When any plant material is burned, something called combustion occurs and smoke is produced. Many people are now beginning to become aware that when combustion occurs, there are thousands of chemicals that are produced and then inhaled through your lungs. Many of these chemicals include cancerous carcinogens that can be harmful to you.
BENEFITS OF USING HERBAL VAPORIZERS
There are many different types of dry herbs but the two most popular one’s by far are marijuana and tobacco. Using a vaporizer for weed or tobacco as opposed to traditional smoking has multiple advantages including a clear benefit to your health. Every time you light up a joint, pipe, or bong you are directly burning the herbs and causing combustion to occur. As a result, you are inhaling toxic chemicals into your body every time you do this. This is the last thing you want to do be doing, especially if you are a medical marijuana patient that is going to be using the herb as part of a treatment for cancer. Using a dry herb vaporizer instead is going instead to release the active ingredients without burning it, preventing damage to your lungs.
One of the most overlooked benefits of using a dry herb vaporizer is that is going to actually help to conserve your material. There have been studies done that prove using traditional smoking methods will only give you 50-80% of THC while using a vape will produce over 90% of THC. This is obviously a huge difference and means that using a weed vaporizer will help to conserve your medical marijuana stash. Over time, this conservation will help to save you lots of money. It also helps to justify the cost of purchasing an herbal vaporizer as they can be very expensive.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF DRY HERB VAPORIZERS
If you decide that using a vaporizer for dry herbs is the right choice for you, you’ll quickly find there are a few different types to choose from. The most common type is a portable vaporizer, which allows you bring your vape with you just about anywhere you go. Portable dry herb vaporizers come in all different shapes and sizes so you will have plenty of options to choose from including many that are incredibly discreet. If you plan on enjoying your herbs from at home, you should look into choosing a desktop vaporizer. These units are usually much larger in size and often more expensive. However, they are capable of producing better quality vapor and are generally built to last longer. The last type to consider is a dry herb vaporizer pen, usually the least expensive and the lowest quality. A vaporizer pen for dry herb is basically a portable vape that is shaped like a pen and resembles closely to an E-cigarette. It is important to note that these types of units often have a dry herb heating chamber that utilizes a heating coil in order to heat the herbs. Unfortunately this type of heating mechanism actually burns the material rather then vaping it. It is therefore very important that you spend time researching the device to make it functions as a true vaporizer before buying one.
There are few important things to know in regards to using a dry herb vaporizer. One of them is that they are going to produce vapor instead of smoke. While this may seem obvious, many people do not understand the difference. Marijuana vapor dissipates twice as quickly as smoke in addition to being to the smell being only half as strong. Since the vapor is much lighter, it’s not going to be as visible as smoke. It’s going to feel much different then toking from a traditional device such as a bong, especially for first time users. However, it’s important to realize it will be just as potent. You are also either going to need a weed grinder or to finely break up your herbs by hand before inserting them into the device. You cannot simply take a bud and drop it into the vaporizer or else it is going to become clogged and will not function properly.
The most common temperature to vape your dry herbs at is 375 degree Fahrenheit and many devices will have this setting installed. While some dry herb vapes are locked into one temperature, there are others that have multiple temperature settings or even full digital temperature control. The temperature that you decide to vape at is completely up to your personal preference. Running it at a lower setting will produce less vapor and have a purer taste while the higher settings will produce a more potent vapor but not as enjoyable of a taste.