Pros and Cons of Using Dry Herb Vaporizers

Pros and Cons of Using Dry Herb Vaporizers

Posted by FunkyPiece on Feb 8th 2022

The question most smokers ask is if it’s better to smoke or vape cannabis and tobacco when they’re considering purchasing a portable dry herb vaporizer desktop version.

Vapes heat dry herb (as well as concentrates or oils) to a temperature high enough to activate THC or CBD without actually burning the material. So because they don’t burn, they don’t produce toxic components like carcinogens and other cancer-causing chemicals. Hence, vaping is considered to be a safer alternative to smoking for cannabis and tobacco users.

Vaporizers produce vapor not smoke and smoke, by its very nature, is bad for the lungs. Take note, there are also no conclusive studies on the impact of vaping on health particularly for those new to vaping. Overall, vaporizing weed or tobacco is not only more convenient but also safer.

Below are other pros and cons you need to consider before buying a vaporizer. But let’s talk a little about the kinds of vaporizers before all that.

Vaporizers’ Heating Systems
There are two kinds of vaporizers according to their heating systems: conduction vaporizers and convection vaporizers.

Conduction Heating vs Convection Heating
Conduction heating brings your herbs into direct contact with the vape's heating elements, resulting in faster heat-up time but higher chances of burning.

In convection heating, the herb doesn’t come into direct contact with the heat source. Instead, very hot air from the ceramic core part or coil heat source goes through the vape, vaporizing the product in the process. Convection can be expensive but can be worth it for the vapor quality alone.

Also, though it takes longer to fire up with convection, the herbs won't combust and the vapor is consistently flavorful.

When you're shopping for vaporizers, know that while some vaporizers are clearly identified as one or the other, some are marketed as either both and neither conduction or convection.

Pros of Using Dry Herb Vaporizers
Apart from not producing smoke which is harmful to our health, vaporizers offer other benefits. Below are some of the major benefits of vaping.

Discreet
Vapes are discreet. If for whatever reason you don’t want people to find out that you enjoy vaping, with vaporizers, you can keep it on the down low.

If you’re always on the go, you can always pick a dry herb vaporizer pen, for example, which can fit in pockets and small handbags and no one would know.

Vapors also do not leave a smell so if you’re living in a building with such restrictions, it’s one less thing to worry about.

Strong flavors
Burning cannabis or tobacco leaves has a negative impact on its flavor. The smoke can mingle with and overpower the flavor. Vaping, on the other hand, only heats up the herb, so it retains its flavor and you get to experience the full array of terpenes only vaping can provide.

Temperature settings control
Most high-quality vapes include changeable control over heat settings, allowing precise temperature control. This means you can control the temperature at which you heat your herb or concentrate. As a general rule of thumb, vaping at higher temps will produce heavier, thick clouds that put you in a different state of mind. Vaping at lower temps provides a nice, subtle effect while allowing you to enjoy the full aroma and flavor of your cannabis.

Cons of Using Dry Herb Vapes
If you’re on the fence about vaporizers, you’d want to read about the following disadvantages as well, to weigh your options carefully.

Initial cost
The initial cost of getting set up is one disadvantage. Vapes can be very expensive and the expense can easily be 2-3 times that of a glass pipe.

Effects are weaker compared to smoking
Depending on whom you’re going to ask, the high you get from vaping is fairly weaker/less stonier than the high you can get from smoking. Some would describe the high from vaping as a smooth high while others would say the effects they get from smoking are much better.

Need charging
You have to remember to charge the battery. Even if you buy a vaporizer with long battery life, your vaporizer will still need charging regularly.

The Bottomline
The key issue most people have about dry herb vaporizers is their impact on health. Depending on whom you’re talking to vaping is either bad or good, but the bottom line is that it doesn’t produce smoke which is conclusively decided as harmful to health. Vaping is still largely considered today as safer than smoking.

If you want to learn more about vaporizers or how you can obtain one, give us a call at 1.877.420.2420.

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