Everything You Need to Know About Vape Pens
Smoking weed is a habit that’s hard to keep discrete. Whether rolling or smoking, the distinct, dank aroma is undeniable, and some of the best strains are sure to induce the occasional coughing fit. For a lot of regular cannabis smokers, vape pens have become a convenient alternative to sparking joints and blunts that help them avoid both the smell and harsh effects on the throat and lungs.
Sound appealing? Are you wondering if you should make the switch from traditional weed smoking to vaping? Here’s everything you need to know in order to choose a vape pen you’ll enjoy, and the right cannabis store online to order from.
What is Vaping?
Using a vape pen to smoke marijuana functions very differently than smoking a joint. While some smokers will use the term “vape pen” interchangeable for pens that smoke both cannabis flower and oils, the two are actually separate products; a pen that smokes flower is a vaporizer, while a true vape pen will operate with cartridges pre-filled with highly concentrated cannabis oil. Terra Tonic’s online cannabis store carries a variety of “vape-related” products to choose from.
Vape pens consist of a reservoir to place oil cartridges, a heating element, a battery, and a mouthpiece where you inhale cannabis vapour. While burning cannabis oils heat it to the point of combustion, thereby releasing harmful substances including carcinogens and tar, vape pens will heat the oils to slightly lower temperatures, which releases a smooth, ultra-potent vapour flooded with cannabinoids and/or terpenes, depending on the exact type of oil.
As a result of not being burned, the resulting cannabis vapour releases much less aroma, or a much more pleasant one – we’ve all gotten a random whiff of fruity flavours in the most unlikely of places at some point, probably due to someone’s vape. Without the chemicals inhaled with traditional smoking, cannabis vapour is also much gentler on the throat and respiratory system.
What Kind of Vape Pens Can I Buy Online?
In terms of content, typically you’ll find vape pens to be smoked with oils or distillates of THC, CBD, or an intentional ratio of the two for medicinal use. THC oils will contain purely psychoactive cannabinoids to facilitate a high, and terpenes for flavour and aroma. CBD oil will provide more therapeutic mind and body effects, without facilitating a high. Cannabis oil with a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD will provide equal parts of both cannabinoids per dose – something that isn’t really possible with traditional smoking. Distillates of each variety will have all plant particles, including terpenes, dissolved by a solvent to leave behind strictly flavourless and scentless cannabinoids.
People who live with mood disorders, for example, like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, will require just a bit of THC to soothe their mind and help with focus without getting too high to function, while CBD is very useful in helping to manage the physical symptoms of mood disorders, like jitters and shaky hands. In order to benefit from a good dose of CBD, you’d have to smoke quite a lot of bud; but you’d also then be exceptionally high with all of the THC you’d be consuming as well, which isn’t really conducive to a productive workday.
When it comes to hardware, modern vape pens can come in varying styles, functions, and power range. You might first want to decide whether you prefer a rechargeable or disposable vape pen. Disposable vape pens come pre-filled and are often draw-activated, meaning you only need to inhale to turn the vape pen on; these pens will usually be sold at a lower price point than rechargeable ones, but depending on your frequency of use, the costs could add up over time making a refillable, rechargeable pen more suited to you.
Rechargeable vape pens are usually turned on with a button or switch to preserve power and will use cartridges that are prefilled with oil. They may carry a heavier price point but will provide years of use with proper care. It’s also become common to find vape pens with adjustable power settings, so you can customize the potency of each toke.
How Do I Choose A Cannabis Strain to Vape?
The type of marijuana strains you prefer to smoke will likely affect your choice of vape pen as well. Vape pens with THC oils are the most versatile and with the most variety, as they include the original terpenes from their plant to provide a flavour profile, scent and high that is very similar to smoking bud of the same strain. The Orange Cookie strain THC vape pen in Terra Tonic’s online marijuana store, for example, will provide similar effects to smoking a joint of the original plant, just a lot more concentrated. If a consistent high or flavour is most important to you, a rechargeable THC oil vape pen is ideal for you.
Why not distillate? As mentioned, distillates are pure cannabinoids; and without its original terpenes, the distillate has been stripped of any flavours, smells, or the exact psychoactive effects of its origin strain. You may notice that some distillate vape pens come in a variety of flavours, like the rechargeable D9 Distillate Pens offered by Terra Tonic; these flavours are added by using extracts from fruits and plants to mimic the flavour and aroma of a strain, but without terpenes, it’s like flavouring a cake with artificial vanilla extract vs pure vanilla bean – it’s not quite the real thing. That said, if you’re preferred strain is an indica, but you really need sativa effects, a distillate vape pen can make that possible.
So while cannabis distillates are great for a heavy-hitting toke of THC, CBD, or an even ratio of both, cannabis oils will provide a more traditionally authentic smoking experience.
Shop Cannabis Oils & Distillates at Terra Tonic!
No matter your vape pen preference, Terra Tonic offers a variety of oil and distillate vape pens to create your perfect high !
Our stunning rose gold THC oil pens come in Pink Cake – an indica-dominant hybrid, and Orange Cookies strain – a sativa-dominant hybrid, both of which provide a truly tasty toke.
If you’re more concerned with potency, our D9 Distillate Vape Pens are available with indica, sativa and hybrid cartridges in a wide range of flavours reminiscent of your favourite strains like Super Lemon Haze, White Widow, Grand Daddy Purple, and more!
We offer fast shipping, and same-day delivery in the GTA, FREE on orders of $150 or more, or $20 flat rate for smaller orders. Our satisfaction guarantee also offers free returns if you’re not completely satisfied with your order – so what are you waiting for? Find out which vape pen is right for you with Terra Tonic!