Are you looking for an alternative to the harsh, hack-inducing smoke produced by your joints, blunts, bongs, and Thai sticks? Try a THC vape pen instead.
In this article, we’ll tell you why many consider vaping to be a “safer” option than smoking. Then we’ll show you 15 of the best THC vape pens on the market to get you started. First, though, let’s discuss what vaping is and what it isn’t.
Vaping vs. Smoking
The product that eventually became known as the THC vape pen was first produced as an electronic cigarette to help tobacco smokers quit. It wasn’t long, though, before canny cannabis consumers recognized that these little devices could be used with marijuana as well.
And when they started modifying their electronic cigarettes to handle THC liquid, wax, and bud, they saw that the process of vaporizing was a great addition to the process of smoking joints or blunts.
Vaporizing is better than smoking because vaporizing reduces the temperature at which cannabinoids change from solid or liquid into gas.
This reduction in temperature preserves many of the active ingredients in marijuana—the stuff that gets you high and makes you feel good—that would otherwise have been destroyed when the cannabis was burned.
Think of it this way: a flame is pretty much only one temperature. It’s hot enough to burn your bud and turn it into smoke, which, for marijuana occurs at around 450℉.
But—and here’s the kicker—cannabinoids can be changed into a gas at much lower temperatures (around 284℉). All that extra heat is just destroying a large portion of the cannabinoids you’re trying to get into your system.
That’s where the THC vape pens come in. They operate at much lower temperatures than your common, everyday flame. Rather than producing smoke (through burning), they produce vapor (through vaporization).
As a result, you get more “bang for your buck” — or perhaps “cannabinoids for your cash” — because the THC, CBD, CBG, CBN, and others don’t get burned away.
And this occurs in a sleek and indiscreet package that doesn’t require bulky bongs or a plethora of extra tools. All you need is a THC vape pen and your favorite liquid, wax, or bud.
But which vaporizer should you choose? Here are the 15 best THC vape pens to help you decide.
The Best THC Vape Pens
The Dr. Dabber Aurora doesn’t have a lot of flash. It’s sleek, matte-black finish is very indiscreet and low key. But what it lacks in looks, it more than makes up for in features.
The Aurora includes multiple atomizers — the component that vaporizes your cannabis — including dual ceramic rods and a ceramic heater. You can change these components out based on the differences in the liquid, wax, or bud you’re going to use.