The Major Benefits to Vaping Oil Over Smoking Combustible Cannabis
To say cannabis is evolving would be an understatement. Between Canada legalizing recreational use and the progress made in other countries, advancements are well underway in all areas of the plant. At IONIC, we are thrilled to have been right here during the wave of consumption technology that continues to evolve today.
The classic days of smoking joints, spliffs and other forms of combustible flower are iconic fixtures that should never be forgotten. While the community may still embrace these classic methods, it is acceptable to welcome change. Cannabis consumption and extraction technology now offer cleaner, more flavorful and potentially safer methods of enjoying one’s cannabis.
That is why Ionic is thrilled to serve as a leader in safe, curated, CO2-based extracted concentrates with just the right amount of terpenes to satisfy the endocannabinoid system without any oversaturation. When considering what to purchase, remember these four key points about vaping cannabis.
Less Smoke to Inhale
Let’s get things clear right away: smoking cannabis is far from smoking cigarettes. Though additional evidence is needed for a conclusive answer, studies often place cannabis as a low to non-threat for cancer. A 2014 study of the adverse health effects of cannabis use found that “Although the possibility of a positive association between marijuana smoking and cancer cannot be ruled out, the evidence suggests that the risk is lower with marijuana than with tobacco.”
That said, smoke inhalation is something humans are not advised to consume, regardless of the source. With vaping, consumers face significantly less exposure to smoke; 95% less according to some reports, including the United Kingdom’s federal government. It should be noted that their stance applies to tobacco. However, that may expand to vaping cannabis as well if the laws should change.
The true problem is not the smoke itself. In fact, smoke is merely a symptom. The true problem presented with smoking is one that dab consumers often run into as well: combustion. This high-temperature chemical reaction is what gives smokers some of the more familiar, harsh effects that come with their experience: head rush, runny eyes, and coughing fits. These common happenings are not actually part of the cannabis experience. Instead, they are necessary additions due to combustion — and do not need to be part of anyone’s experience as technology advances.
A Discrete Cannabis Consumption Option
Scores of cannabis consumers know what ‘loud’ means. While the meaning may alter a bit from person to person, it represents one clear difference between smoking and vaping. Smoking marijuana is almost always going to get the attention of everyone in the nearby vicinity. Some of the more potent strains, especially dank, skunky strains, even make it difficult to transport without smell proof packaging.
That is simply not a problem with vaping. Aside from a brief, natural smell, vapes leave little to no sign that one was just in use. Whether using cannabis oil or flower, vapes eliminate the smell while making you appear less overt in the process. While old school vape models made it clear what one was doing, new models make on the go consumption as inconspicuous as it ever has been. Meanwhile, smoking a joint may start off looking like a cigarette, but a few plumes of smoke make it almost as obvious as the aromas as to what’s going on.
Enjoy the Flavors of Each Efficient Hit
Often, cannabis flower loses its flavor. Be it with overly heated flames torching the terpenes or a smoking device not being properly cleaned, a myriad of factors can upend the flavor of a strain. While you could go through all the steps it takes to ensure your GSC tastes like delicious cookies, a vaporizer presents a much more efficient and enjoyable solution.
Vaping cannabis allows consumers to experience exactly what the strain’s aromatic and flavor profile offers up, including the subtle notes in more layered strains. This flavorful hit is insured with each use. Whereas smoking from a rig may begin on the same plane, but once the green is burnt, the flavor is sure to be altered to some degree. Another benefit of vaping that goes unsaid is the retention of your product. When consumers hit their vape, only the oil consumed is used. That isn’t the case with flower, where the flavor and materials lost from the flame can be rather significant. Speaking of which, not all concentrates are created equal. Ionic uses viscous distillate which doesn’t rely on more liquid to cut its product. Doing so ensures that the potency of the oil remains so you won’t need to use as much product.
A Cost-Effective Choice For Cannabis
Vaping saves consumers money, plain and simple. While this may not seem like the case with its upfront investment, consider the long-term; it won’t be all that far away depending on your level of consumption. As we’ve pointed out already, vaping saves your product. Think of smoking flower as a bag of chips: delicious and amazing, but you paid for a lot of air to enjoy it. On the other hand, vaping is a piece of fruit: you consume everything you pay for — except for peels — but you get the point.
After the initial investment, cartridges are less expensive than most dispensaries or delivery services. Furthermore, the concentrated oil runs at a THC potency from the high 60s to 99% whereas flower tends to range from 12.5% to 25% at its peak. Simply put, most consumers will need their pen less than when they would smoking flower. Thus, getting more out of their product while using less.
Pick a Proper Vape for a Consistently Incredible Experience
All said, we still have a fondness for combustible flower and see why people will still choose it from time to time. But, consumers deserve the best possible experience and, simply put, that doesn’t come from smoking flower anymore. With safe, reliable vaporizing options, consumers get to enjoy all natural, additive-free concentrated oil. This method provides users with the aroma, flavors and enhanced effects of the strain that smoking cannot match.
When vaping, be sure to use products made from nontoxic metals, cartridges and properly sourced oil. Ionic emphasizes product safety and only uses c-cell technology and ceramic on its line. This eliminates any risks that may come from plastics or toxic metal. Then, just be sure to clean your pieces from time to time with alcohol for the ideal experience.
And be sure to contact us with any questions. We know a great company if you need a recommendation!