Smoking vs Vaporizing: What to Expect

What can you expect when transitioning from smoking to vaping? In this blog post, we dive into the nuances of vaping flower so you can have a better understanding of what you’re inhaling.

Smoking is arguably the most common way to consume cannabis, and due to how quick and effective this method of consumption is, it is no surprise that it’s a crowd favorite. But while convenient, research has shown that smoking has a fair amount of risks when it comes to enjoying marijuana. Because of this, vaporizing is rapidly growing in popularity as a potentially safer alternative for consumers to reap the benefits of cannabis. So, what can you expect when transitioning from smoking to vaping? Today we’ll dive into the nuances of vaping so you can have a better understanding of what you’re inhaling.

What is Vaporizing?

Vaporizing is the process of heating up the cannabis flower without actually burning it, meaning the user inhales water vapor rather than smoke. The heat used in vaporizers turns marijuana’s active ingredients (resin glands, cannabinoids, terpenes, and more) into a light mist that typically is thought to be gentler than smoke. Many prefer vaping over smoking because the end result is vapor that’s free of the combusted plant material and carcinogens found in smoke.

Vaporizers are intended for inhalation without the damaging results experienced from combustion. Many consumers experience lung irritation due to irritants and carcinogens found in smoke. According to a study from The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, research found that switching from smoking to vaping eliminated the presence of toxins like tar and carbon monoxide known to cause harm to the lungs. A study published in Substance Abuse also confirmed that vaping is a better harm-reducing option for ingesting cannabis than smoking.

Vaping marijuana has also been known to produce a more clear high. Subjects reported that consuming the same amount of cannabis via vaping produced more potent effects compared to those of smoking. Consumers also enjoyed a better taste and no smoke smell, and described enjoying needing only short puffs rather than deep breaths when smoking. 

With vaping, cannabis users can also customize their cannabis experience by adjusting their vaporization temperature. Changes in vaping temperature determine how strongly the consumer will feel psychoactive effects, and even influences varying scents and tastes (terpenes) found in the flower.

What to Look For

We at In The Flow believe vaping is one of the best ways to consume marijuana flower. Finding a great quality vaporizer with adjustable temperature controls is highly recommended for a customizable cannabis experience. Additionally, a great vape will use stainless steel, titanium, or ceramic ovens and heating elements and glass vapor pathways.

It’s Not Just About The Method

The quality of what you’re putting into your vaporizer matters as much as the device itself. We advise you to avoid buying pre-filled cartridges that have harmful additives in them. Instead, we encourage you to browse our strain selection to find the best flower for your vaporizer! Boutique cannabis from In The Flow is carefully cultivated so every consumer may have an elevated experience and Find Their Flow.

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