Vaporizer vs. Smoking
I used to smoke a ridiculous amount of pot. I liked it, obviously, but there were downsides. I had less energy and it was harder to remember things. I would feel groggy and have this heavy feeling in my eyeballs(only way I can think to explain it) the morning after smoking. I have heard that vaporizers are healthier for you, and I’m wondering if vaporizing rather than smoking weed lessens these adverse effects? Any input is much appreciated.
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Spent the earlier teen years of my life smoking weed heavy.. Now I limit to weekends for the same reasons.
Personally Vaperizer is something I’ll never do again.. not that its bad I just don’t like the high.. Its like super duper lazy mode where you sit on the couch and not even your own will can get you up.. almost feel brain dead. No reason to ever be that stoned plus I enjoy the smoking part of the weed experience the most. I don’t even smoke blunts.. just papers or bong tokes
Your hot knife method might be efficient and i can see how you thought it would be similar to vaporizing since you arent directly using open flame, but you might still be burning the bad stuff attached to the carbon that youll see in the smoke. Okay, heres where i go ever so slightly against what i said previously, there is a chance you will see Water vapor since it is released with the other vapor and is not smoke and wont give you lung cancer, however the minute amount of water contained in plant material (especailly partially dried plant material like weed is smoked as) is not going to look anything like steam so its hard to even see at all if you are doing it right and not letting it actually burn. However you MIGHT see it. its hard to distinguish though since straight up burning cannabis smoke is pretty white. Most of the time you cant see it, unless your weed is leafy and supple and isnt dry.
Edit: Ellie, when i vape only on the weekends, that slightly sluggish feeling only lasts partly into the next day, after some excersise i feel pretty clear. just give it a try. Keep a journal of how you feel if necessary.
Also not yet mentioned is the taste of vapor… it tastes so good!
At 360*F you begin to vaporize THC, but are still at a low enough heat to vaporize flavinoids without destroying them. Instead of harsh smoke, you can taste/smell the subtle and delicious differences between strains. Some are like farts, others like cotton candy. All potent when done at the right temperature, finely ground. Like Max said, there’s a lot of technique in it, and one of the most important ones is getting a good grinder that nearly powderizes your herb. More surface area for the heated air to come in contact with. Also stirring your pot after refills to keep it loose.
Vaporizing is the best way to go!
My first experience ever with mary jane was in a volcano vaporizer, and it worked extremely well. I’ve heard that most people don’t get high their first times smoking, but after 20 minutes the first bag had turned all my senses up 400%, and I was melting into the bed. My first 20 highs were on a volcano, and were all the most intense experiences I’ve ever had, comparable to even my DMT trips. I slowly gained function and trained myself to handle the high–but that’s a phase all tokers go through, it’s not vapor specific.
Months went by that I didn’t smoke, then I got a new job and a huge paycheck. The first thing I bought was a volcano, and it’s been my best purchase ever. The bag is super easy to fill up and pass around. The hits are smooth, the high is clear, and it’s more than twice as efficient than burning the ganja. I just celebrated it’s 1 year anniversary and estimated I’ve saved $2700 in weed! The volcano is a top-line equipment at ~$650, but it pays for itself within months of use. 1 ‘bowl’ in the volcano can fill 5 bags of vapor to get someone as high as 2-3 bowls smoked. Every day I get high, and every day I thank the volcano for saving my health and hobby.
I also like my Magic Flight. It’s a small handheld vaporizer that fits in my pocket. It’s equally as impressive as the volcano in that it delivers a smooth, clean high. It lacks the power of the volcano, but makes up for it in portability and style, and is still very efficient.
Vaping is just so easy. It takes the work out of it and I can smoke inside with a air purifier/fan because the vapor’s scent doesn’t linger like smoke does.