A Beginner’s Guide to Vaping Marijuana

guide to vaping marijuana

The past decade has seen an incredible increase in the appetite for #vaping. But despite the undeniable benefits of vaping #marijuana, there are still too many who continue to smoke.

There have been a number of studies done on the benefits of marijuana vaporization versus traditional smoking. Vaping marijuana is actually quite easy and this article will run you through the process. Here’s a guide to vaping marijuana.

What is Vaping?

Vaping is simply the name given to the transformation of a substance into a vapor instead of a smoke.

The difference between a vapor and a combustion(smoking) is that a vapor is released at lower temperatures.

The significance of this is that most beneficial chemicals are released at these lower temperatures.

At higher temperatures, the denser and more harmful toxins are emitted from combustion in the form of smoke.


A vaporizer is an inhalation device that turns the substance into a vapor instead of a smoke.

Vaporizing is a mixture of the active compounds released when the organic plant matter is heated.

Each essential oil in the plant has a temperature point of which it forms a vapor. The molecules change from oil/liquid to gas.

When vaporizing the carbon does not burn as the temperature is too low. On the other hand, smoke is a by-produce of combustion.

Combustion turns the entire plant into carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. This forms smoke and the essential oils combine with tar and other harmful chemicals.

These harmful chemicals are then ingested into the lungs and eventually manifest as a disease.

On top of this, most of the essential oils are destroyed. In the same way overlooking food causes the digestive enzymes and other beneficial components of the food to be dissolved, combustion overheats the organic matter.

And this is why vaping initially started. It gives a cleaner, purer and more organic high from your marijuana.

It is a better way to inhale marijuana and is a very straightforward process, as outlined below.

Vaping for Beginners

The process of vaporization is very straightforward. With marijuana legalization on the rise it may be a good idea to look into vaping.  The guide to vaporization can be divided into 3 steps

Purchase a good quality vaporizer. Around $30 should suffice for a medium quality vaporizer. They are more or less once off purchases and there is no need to cheap out on your health.

Purchase plant materials, in this instance tobacco and marijuana. Put materials into the the vaporizer.

Click the button on the vaporizer and inhale. The vapor is gently released and a different high is gained as opposed to more conventional methods of smoking marijuana.

There is no issue in relation to using the ‘technology’, as simple as it is. Just be careful to charge up the device prior to leaving home, or else you may be stuck with a vaporizer that has no energy.

There are a number of different brands and type of vaporizers. While this can be quite confusing it is best to just go with a trusted brand that is well recognized.

Usually a vaporizer will heat up marijuana to around 200 degrees Celsius.

There are two main methods through which vaporizers work, via conduction and convection.

Both methods work and each has their advantages and disadvantages.

Convection is viewed as better by many but it is not a game-changer in terms of which vaporizer to purchase.

Both change the plant matter to a vapor instead of a smoke.

There are also a number of different ways to vape, including desktop, pen and modified kits.

These are all beneficial and each has their advantages and disadvantages depending on what you are looking for.

When starting off, it is probably best and easiest to begin with a simple vaporizer pen which you can carry with you on the go.

If you like to vape then look at modified kits and hybrids.

The Benefits of Vaporizing

There are many medicinal benefits associated with vaporization when compared to smoking.

This is because the method of combustion used in smoking is very bad for health.

This form of combustion results in the release of harmful chemicals. It is the release of these toxins that have led to many deaths and illness in terms of smoking cigarettes.

It is scientifically proven that vaping marijuana is better than combustion (smoking).

The main reason for this is that the higher temperatures are harmful to the health.

There are other non-health related benefits of vaping. Vaping is seen as more socially acceptable than smoking.

And there are huge advertising campaigns showing how cool it is to vape as opposed to smoke.

An additional benefit is that the odor is much less strong from vaping compared to smoking.

This is helpful if you have family members who do not smoke and want to keep the house odor free.

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons to start vaping is the cost.

The price of cigarettes is reaching extortionate levels in some regions.

Vaping also has been scientifically proven to extract more of the beneficial compounds from the substance compared to combustion.


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Guide to Vaporizing – Conclusion

There is actually very little difficulty in terms of vaping marijuana. It is much simpler and easier than the traditional method.

The traditional way of rolling tobacco into a joint is actually much messier and more difficult in comparison. 

It just takes a shift in thinking and to simply get more familiar with vaporizing.

I hope you enjoyed this simple guide to vaporizing.

It could well be that once you start vaping you never look back. Vaping is cleaner, healthier and more discreet than smoking.

In ten years, classical combustion smoking could be looked down upon as a medieval practice.


Brief Summary/Abstract

This article provides a Guide to Vaporizing and outlines the differences between combustion and vaping. It also provides the health benefits of vaping versus smoking.

About the Author:  John Levy is a cannabis enthusiast and a professional blogger covering the latest topics related to cannabis and products. Currently, he is associated with Pot Valet – a leading company to provide pot delivery service. John has extensive experience to write about marijuana and related topics. Follow his company on PotValet.comGoogle Plus and Twitter and Facebook.