• Stephen C.

10 Reasons Vaporizing is Awesome

Updated: Aug 18

Today I want to give you the top ten reasons why you should switch to vaporizing as your primary intake method. I will be contrasting the smoking versus the vaporizing experience, I'm not here to tell you not to smoke as it’s certainly a much-loved method, but let's go over some advantages of vaporizing





1. Efficiency


Vaporizing is the most efficient way to consume your herb, the lower temperatures that are used extracts almost all of the active ingredient. When we're smoking and the high temperatures actually destroy a large part of that active ingredient, which is just a huge waste. A tiny amount of herb (like 0.1 grams) can give you multiple hits or even multiple sessions. A quality vaporizer can cost a lot of money initially but you'll be amazed at the reduction in flower that you'll require





2. Full Spectrum Extraction


The active ingredients in your favourite flowers are very complex and there's a lot of subtlety in each strain that gives you the effects. The high temperatures of smoking destroy many of these compounds giving you more generic (or less nuanced) effects. Vaporizing your material allows you to truly experience each strain as it was intended; from sativas to overwhelmingly powerful indicas you'll feel the effects of each individual strain





3. For your lungs


This should really be the main reason to switch - it is a far healthier way to consume versus smoking. The process of vaporizing is very simple, it's turning the active ingredients in your flower into a warm vapour that you can then inhale. You're simply breathing in warm air that contains mainly active ingredients. There is no combustion taking place whatsoever, you don't have to breathe in hot smoke which can really irritate your lungs after some time. It’s pretty obvious your lungs won't suffer like they will when you smoke, but hey, I'm not a doctor - don't take health advice from some guy on the Internet





4. Taste


I used to think that I can smoke and taste the herb until I tried vaporizing. The heat of smoking destroys so many of the terpenes and it greatly reduces any flavour that you're going to get out of your flower. I can't really pick out the intricacies of one strain from another similar with vaping however between major strains there are major differences and you can really appreciate properly grown and cured product







5. Less Odor


smoking flower stinks but I and I'm sure many of you really like that smell but for some situations it calls for more discretion there's really no great way to hide or eliminate the smell when you're puffing on a big Chalker I'm sure everyone has experienced a sudden unmistakable whiff but you look around and there's no one in sight it's amazing how the smell carries and it's a super identifiable smell as well however with vaporizing the smell of the vapour you're blowing out is a fraction of what smoking produces the snow itself is very different to the most common description is burnt popcorn I think it's a pretty unique smell but popcorn is for sure if you're indoors someone might come in and smell it mid sesh or immediately after but if you're in the outdoors you should be home free





6. Smell on clothes


Remember being in high school and somebody came into class and you immediately knew they were ripped because they absolutely reeked. Smoking herb really sticks to your hands and your clothing, even your hair can retain the smell. Along with a lot of herb users, I like to consume but I don't like to advertise you know maybe will not stick to your clothing in your body at all a breath mint or a piece of gum after and you are free and clear also you can even the air out a room with an open window and a fan in a couple of minutes after a vape session but do not kid yourself there is definitely a smell when you're vaping it's just greatly reduced





7. More effective


We’ve all heard the ‘vaping doesn't get me high’ logic. I completely disagree, vaping will get anybody messed up. Ture, it doesn't feel exactly like smoking and that can throw some people off if that's what they're used to, however, once you've really given it a try with an open mind the effects can knock you into next year. When vaporizing you're getting full spectrum extraction and consuming almost pure active ingredient, you will feel the full potential that the plant has to offer. Then if you're not looking for those intense effects its simple to just reduce your consumption to your desired level.





8. Less Lethargy


‘I can't feel it when I vaporized’, okay this one might carry a little more weight the effects of vaporizing are very different than smoking. When you smoke you get that immediate and powerful cloudiness, the drooping eyelids, the giggles - it's a very noticeable feeling that we're all very familiar with and enjoy. With vaping, however, the effects are much more cerebral, you won't notice that same Stoney dance or couch lock. I can vape all day long then work, go to the gym, interact with people and you wouldn't know that I've been vaping. Whereas, If I’ve been smoking all day long I can guarantee you at some point I'm ordering pizza and potato-ing on the couch.





9. New Shinnies


Now, you remember all that money that you're going to be saving by switching to vaporizing? Well, you're going to be spending a lot of that money on your newly acquired addiction for vaporizer acquisition. Everybody starts with one, and then they want something more portable, one that heats up faster, is more stealthy, more efficient, hits harder or matches their car color. Luckily there has never been a better time to be a vaporizer enthusiast, there are a plethora of amazing vaporizers available - just look at the variety that's out there! There's a real hobby aspect to this as well from researching devices on communities or modifying your vape with third-party accessories for better function. If you're going to give vaporizers a shot don't say I didn't warn you…





10. Actually useful Leftovers


If you smoke a joint you're left with a roach, handy little guys but smell kind of funky. Not really something you want to leave out or carry around with you. After vaping you're left with AVB (Already Vaporized Bud), which can have powerful effects when ingested. AVB has gone through decarboxylation - essentially the flower has gone through a heat treating process making it ready for oral consumption. Not only do you get to vaporize your herb to get the full effects but you can then consume the ABV and get another full round of effects! Don't underestimate the effect of AVB, start small and work your way up. It's easy to consume and you can do it in a number of different ways: something as simple as yogurt or pudding or even make an AVB and peanut butter sandwich but do not skimp on the peanut butter. One of my favorites is to make a milk tea: Heat up a cup of milk then brew your AVB for 5-10 minutes, re-heat and add whatever flavour you want!



I hope this has shown you some clear reasons why vaporizing should be considered, it's efficient tasty as hell and the effects can be off the charts!


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