From potheads of yore who are looking to update their traditional cannabis delivery methods to new stoners wanting to step up their game from combustible flower, consider using a vaporizer!
BOTTOM LINE: YOU NEED HEAT
Cannabis needs to go through the decarboxylation in order to activate the powers of THC. Decarboxylation is the process that converts the THCA molecules found in cannabis to THC by administering heat through combustion or vaporization. It removes certain compounds from the THCA so that it can bind to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain.
“Heat removes a carboxylic acid group from THCA, and the molecule decarboxylates into THC. As a smaller cannabinoid, THC is able to bind to CB1 receptors throughout the human body, producing intoxication.” – Weedmaps
Between smoking and vaporizing our cannabis, we highly prefer vaporization and let me tell you why.
1. MINIMIZED HEALTH RISKS
Science has well proven that smoke kills the lungs. Unfortunately, if you bring a flame to your weed, you are introducing just that into your body. Using a vaporizer is different because it will effectively heat the weed “to a temperature that is high enough to extract THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids. The temperatures are too low for the potentially harmful toxins that are released during combustion. Essentially, vaporization minimizes the health risks associated with smoking.” – Leafly
2. COST EFFECTIVENESS
You can cycle cannabis flower through a vaporizer multiple times. The dry leftovers can also be utilized to infuse edibles or be eaten as is. If finances are a big concern, or you’re in a legal state where cannabis taxation is on the excessive side and you want to minimize your costs, vaping is most definitely a route to consider!
3. BETTER TASTE & SMELL
Combusted flower has this universal burnt carbon-y smell and taste. Using a vaporizer discreetly promotes access all of the wonderfully distinct cannabis flavors and aroma profiles. Want to know about all the different notes that cannabis can have? Check out this nifty guide from the weed bible that is Leafly!
What does one use to vaporize their dry herb? We have 3 different products that we use interchangeably! Check them out in this post here!