8 Things to Know Before Using Cannabis Vapes

There are many different types of vapes to choose from. Check out these eight things that you should know and consider before using cannabis vapes.

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Research shows that around 50% of Americans have tried marijuana at least once and approximately one in six use the substance regularly. Have you been curious about trying it yourself?

Whether you’re brand-new to this space or a bonafide cannabis enthusiast, it’s important to know how to use marijuana safely and effectively. This is especially true when you consider how many different ways you can consume it, from edibles and tinctures to capsules and powders.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at another way: cannabis vapes!

Vape pens are convenient, easy to use, and great for getting high on the go. While it might seem as simple as pressing the button and taking a hit, there are steps you can take to maximize your vaping experience. Let’s dive into eight things you should know before getting started. 

1. Understand the Type

There are many different types of vapes on the market. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Vape pens
  • Disposable vapes
  • Box mods
  • Pod systems

Incorporating a tank, battery, and atomizer, vape pens are among the most popular picks. If you go this route, be sure to invest in a high-quality pen that will last, and read the manual to ensure you use it properly. There will be specific steps to follow to use the device, from filling and priming it to changing the coils.

If you want a more convenient option, go for a disposable vape.

These don’t require any maintenance and you never need to charge them. Once your battery or bottle of e-liquid runs out, you’ll just dispose of the entire device. Our Eureka Berry Vape Disposable 1000mg is an example of a disposable. 

Box mods are a little more complex, designed for the advanced user who wants a more elevated, customized vaping experience. The battery is larger than on a pen or pod, and they allow users to control certain settings, such as:

  • Temperature
  • Wattage
  • Airflow

If you’re looking for a sleek and discrete way to vape, a pre-filled or open, refillable pod might be your preference. These are smaller in size and have a lower vapor output, and you can switch out the pods when empty.

2. Check the Strain

When deciding between a few different vape options, pay attention to the label. Here, you’ll find important information such as the strain of cannabis that the vape contains. 

The three different cannabis strains include:

  • Sativa
  • Indica
  • Hybrid

While variations exist, Sativa is generally known to have an energizing effect, while Indica is more relaxing. If you need a little motivation to jumpstart your day, make sure you’re vaping a Sativa strain. On the other hand, an Indica strain is more appropriate if you’re vaping to relax before bed.

3. Know the Terpenes

Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds that are found in plants and some animals. They’re responsible for the different aromas, flavors, and colors of each cannabis strain and may work synergetically with cannabinoids and other plant compounds to create psychoactive effects. 

Without terpenes, vaping cannabis would be a relatively plain experience. These are the compounds that make one strain smell or taste differently than others. The vape package you purchase should list the terpenes that the substance contains. 

Take our Black Cherry Gelato Live Resin Disposable, for instance. The primary terpene in this Indica-dominant strain is pinene, which gives the substance its telltale pine forest aroma.  

4. Gauge Your Power Needs

If you use a vape mod to enjoy your cannabis products, think about how much power you’ll need. Beginning vapers may only require up to 80W or so. More experienced, direct lung vapers might want a larger production (around 100W to 200W).

Ultimately, remember that vaping is meant to enhance your cannabis usage and not detract from it. Many people find it easier to stick with the basic wattage mode. 

5. Choose Your Flavor

From fruity tones to minty, menthol options and everything in between, there’s no shortage of flavors to choose from when vaping cannabis. In addition to the strain’s natural terpenes, most manufacturers also enhance the taste by adding their own unique mix-ins.

Think about the kinds of flavors you’re naturally drawn to in your everyday life, and use those to help guide your purchasing decision. The notes of fresh-baked honey cookies and diesel in our Blotter Biscotti Liquid Live Resin Vape Cartridge are sure to appeal to anyone with a sweet tooth!

6. Test for Feel

It might seem like a small detail, but you need a vape that fits well in your hand and feels good to use. If it’s too bulky or cumbersome to operate, you’re unlikely to use it too often. As you shop around, pay attention to elements such as:

  • Weight
  • Shape
  • Button placement
  • Screen layout

If you’re buying a vape online, try to see these details as clearly as possible before making a purchase. If you’re shopping in-store, ask to try out a few different devices first.

7. Keep It Short

Most vapers prefer to take short, gentle puffs rather than long drags when using their vape. You only need to hold it for about one to two seconds each time. 

This gives the coil the chance to properly vaporize the e-liquid, which enhances the flavor and improves your experience. At the same time, keeping it short and sweet also prevents the coil from overheating or burning. 

8. Make a Budget

Once you try a few different vaping products, you may be tempted to buy them all! This is why it’s important to set (and stick to) a budget.

You can find affordable, high-quality vape mods and disposable vapes for less than $100, while mid-range options will be closer to $200. If you invest in high-tech mods or more advanced gear, you can expect to spend even more. 

Shop Our Selection of Cannabis Vapes Today

These are a few best practices to keep in mind as you enjoy your cannabis vapes! With the right approach, this can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, especially if you take the time to choose a product that meets your needs. 

At Sacred Bloom, we’re committed to delivering premium-quality cannabis products you can trust. From flowers and pre-rolls to vapes, edibles, tinctures, and more, we’ve got it all. Shop our full collection today and use the menu options on the left to filter your results by category!

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