How Does Vaporizing Cannabis Differ from Smoking It?

You now know that vaporizing marijuana involves heating it up without combustion. This means you enjoy the plant without setting it on fire. In contrast, when you light up a joint, it burns the weed because the maximum temperature can reach an astonishing 1,093 degrees Celsius! Remember, cannabinoids begin to vaporize at just 190 degrees (THC); far below the temperature reached when smoking weed. 

The biggest difference between vaporization and combustion is how clean the vaping feels. When you vape, you inhale the cannabinoids and terpenes and get a better sense of a cannabis strain’s aroma and taste. A 2007 study authored by Donald I. Abrams of UCSF and published in the journal Neurology, for example, found that vaporizing weed just below the combustion temperature caused very little exposure to the toxic chemicals created by combustion. Moreover, there was no reduction in the high. 

While smoking weed is still a wonderful experience, it produces over 100 chemicals not released by vaporization and several of them are potentially carcinogenic. When you light a joint, you can expect it to heat the cannabis to a temperature of over 1,000 degrees; not all of the compounds released during combustion are good, and it produces as much tar as a tobacco cigarette. As you can imagine, this is bad news for the respiratory system and lungs. 

Vaping uses less cannabis for the same high! When you chose to vape you’re choosing a healthier and less expensive form of cannabis consumption.