Aug 172012
 August 17, 2012

Smoking marijuanaSmoking Vs. Vaporizing Cannabis

Depending on one’s experience within the realm of cannabis consumption, some may never have heard of vaporizing.

Vaporizing is a common technique for consuming marijuana, while at the same time negating many irritating respiratory toxins that exists within the grown marijuana flower and are released when smoked. Conversely, vaporizing allows one to get at all of the psychoactive ingredients available within that specific strain of marijuana , minus the combustion that ordinarily takes place during consumption.

The basic design of the average marijuana vaporizer is to allow marijuana smokers to inhale the many active Cannabinoids, while at the same time avoiding any of the harmful elements that may exist on that specific flower… although invisible to the naked eye.

While most don’t know it … There is a vast difference in the quality of smoke that one receives when they vaporize versus igniting their plant matter. When one smokes a joint, or hits their bong approximately 88% of the combusted smoke gases contain non-cannabinoid elements, most of which do not get you high and provide potential health risks.

Conversely when one uses a marijuana vaporizer the smoke/gases that they are inhaling consists of approximately 95% cannabinoids, otherwise known as the psychoactive ingredients that both calm the mind and soothe the body.

To check out an excellent handheld vaporizer, click this link here.

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  • Skeet313

    Just bought a crafty recently and it is amazing. The only concern I have is about the smell. If I vape outside, walking down a street, how noticeable would the smell be? Also how about if I vape in my small apartment with windows closed (as people who live above sometimes have theirs open)?

    • Susan Price

      Not very. I did it the first time this morning, in the house, with others around and there was virtually NO smoke and no smell. Only what is in your mouth was high taste. Was brilliant! Give it a go.

    • John

      Smell shouldn’t be a problem at all the smell isn’t as distinct and I know people that blow blunts in their apartment

  • Dee

    Hello people, i started to think about buying vape, any recomendations? Another question is.. does the vape change the taste of the the herb in compare with smoking? Sorry to all grammar nazis for my bad english

    • jesus

      Depends on what you need, portable i would take the crafty or mighty. Desktop the vulcano. Taste changes, just like this article states. You loose all of the combustion particles but the vapor sure tastes like weed, but a bit more ‘pure’

    • Savage Acee

      I use a vape from isweed. google them

    • John

      Volcano if you’re looking to invest (598$ ) but 3 year warranty, really respected company, you’ll save that much in herb in no time. Taste is incomparable you don’t even get a taste when combusting compared too vaporizing

    • Brandi

      Vaping doesnt change the taste, smoking does. Speaking from my experience, when I first started vaping, I passively noticed the difference in taste, especially when I first packed my pax 2… then, as I continued to exclusively vape everyday, after a few weeks I smoked a blunt with a friend and almost gagged! I was convinced she was smoking dirt while I was used to top!notch green. So I insisted on rolling another blunt with my own–and it tasted just as gross!!! I realized the taste of the burning plant was what I couldn’t stomach anymore. I no longer smoke at all since I can’t take the taste. This after over 15 years of daily smoking…

  • gary

    So why have I spent three weeks, three hundred bucks and five grams of herb to get my pax 2 to do anything. At best I can get the eq. of three or four draws out of a full bowl (.33 gram) using all heat settings. Everybody raves about this thing. Doesn’t work for me. I think the whole vape thing could be a conspiracy after my experience with Ploom. “Your not supposed to see anything, you’re not supposed to feel anything that’s why it’s healthier for you!” Yeah sure. Don’t fall for it.

    • Александр

      Sell it to me, man, I am feel anything)

    • Clinton Schultz

      Vaporizers work. I use a cheap version called CloudV. Works fine. Gets me super high.

    • TJ

      Vapes are a whole different experience. If you are using a dry herb vape and expecting the same cloud and lung irritation as a smoking that is the issue. Trust me, vapes work and you really need to get used to the lack of visual and coughing cues telling you its working. The first time I used a real vape I thought the same thing. Until I realized I vaped way too much and I was spinning and drooling on myself. Also the stone is a lot different. You don’t get so lazy because you weren’t sitting there for 30 minutes replacing your oxygen with Carbon monoxide and Carbon dioxide.

      • John

        I second this

      • Jim Magdelania

        yea… no…. i’m sitting here with my volcano bag, blowing clouds. i even cough a bunch too when i’ve been hitting it a lot.

        • Avery

          What temperatures do you use?

          • Jim Magdelania

            legal user who suffers from constant never ending pain.
            i use about .3 of a gram every time. i get 4 bags out of it at the following temps, the second two bags are usually good enough for the second session[depending on the weed]
            370, 385, 400, 420

    • Chris

      Try atmos. They have an awesome portable vaporizer. Has 5 settings and it’s great. Gets me right early in the am as I walk to get the bus to go to work. If I hit it too many times I get really high which I tend to not like sometimes. You can find them for maybe 100 if your lucky. Groupon has one which is similar to the one I got.

    • John

      All of the portables I’ve seen are trash thb although storz and bickel have some that actually seem to work although I’ve never used just seen reviews I have the volcano digital from them and love it first time I used it didn’t really feel high but every time since been nothing but enjoyable

    • Brandi

      whooooaaaaa!!! I LOVE my pax 2… and I see plenty vapor! Maybe you’re not hitting it right? Try softly inhaling like you’re softly breathing in… don’t hit it hard like a blunt but instead real soft. then, when you exhale, do it real slow and soft. you should see plenty vapor (not smoke so it will dissipate really quick and wont smell so loud). Good luck!

  • Lee

    The fire fly 👌✌️

  • Wolfita

    So does 1g of vaped herb get you more stoned than 1g of smoked herb?

    • John


    • Jim Magdelania

      hell yea!!! i use a quarter of a gram in my volcano. that fills up 4 bags. i only use 2 bags a session. you do the math.

    • Dog McDong

      exactly what i wanted to know XD

  • John

    I got the volcano digital about a month ago and I got to say if you’re smoking you’re doing it wrong. Don’t have to use nearly as much, taste way better it’s a pretty significant different and worth the investment if you daily

  • Kathy

    I have a maybe silly question.. I just bought a vaporizer, a Zeus thunder, I still see smoke when I exhale, I think it’s smoke, is it smoke?

    • inquiring mind

      Your vape is set too high.Do research online. You’ll find that ALL MAJOR Cannabinoid-aphobes “boil off” between 338 & 385 degrees Fahrenheit. Any hotter than that, and you’re starting to burn your herb, and inhaling DAMAGING gases, including CO, benzene, etc. Vapor is that…. VAPOR!! KEEP THE FAITH!!

  • anon94823

    and how exactly did you put together that garbage list of top vapes, hm?

    • Gordon

      That’s a good list.

  • Creative Criticism 🏆

    Is G pen pro any different?

    • King Pen Vapes

      It is good in the sense that you can change the temperature but it can give off a plastic taste when you vape from it.

      • Creative Criticism 🏆

        yeah i got that n leaves you with bad breath..

        • King Pen Vapes

          Anytime you vaporize or smoke, it will leave you with bad breath.

          • Creative Criticism 🏆

            didnt know that… hmm nice to know now,… thank u man!! u rock