Vaporizers or Marijuana Pipes?
A marijuana vaporizer, is a device designed specifically for smoking marijuana without producing the harmful carcinogens caused from burning matter. It uses a heat source to heat marijuana without burning it, rather vaporizing it.
How Exactly Does It Work?
A vaporizer uses a heating element rather than burning. THC boils at 392 degrees F. Thus if it is heated under 392 F the THC boils and produces a vapor. This is not hot enough for it to burn, so it does not produce the carcinogens and other toxins.
General information on Marijuana Vaporizers
The vaporizer works by heating your substances to the exact temperature the *active* chemicals such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and the cannabinoid’s like CBN will actually vaporizer into a “thin mist”.
This “mist” is the vaporised, active chemicals which are then captured in a small glass chamber ready to be inhaled via the tube whenever you want to.
Our vaporizer is really easy to use; just place some herb onto the small dish and flick your vaporizer “on”. You will see a small red light come on. Wait a little while for it to begin vaporizing. Once you can see the “mist” swirling around in the glass dome you can begin to inhale the vapor. Use the tube supplied and experience a new and pure herbal buzz.
Please read the following article by Canorml.org, benefits of using a vaporizer over traditional smoking methods.
Vaporizer Health Benefits
Despite the controversy surrounding the effects of Cannabis, some of the medical effects cannot be disputed.
First of all the vapor is not as harsh on the throat (though the taste can take some getting used to). Also THC boils at 392 F but burning it is much hotter and the heat of the burning destroys some of the THC (making it less potent).
Not only that but a recent study found that water filtration systems are worse for the lungs than joints! This is because the increase the amount of tars in the smoke per unit of THC (thus one must inhale more tars to get the same amount of THC). This same study found that ONLY VAPORIZERS contain less tar per amount THC than joints!
In quantity, Cannabis smoking can cause the same health problems as tobacco smokers, such as bronchitis, emphysema, and bronchial asthma. It is to be noted, however, that while a habitual tobacco smoker may consume twenty to forty cigarettes (one to two packs) in a day, a habitual marijuana cigarette (joint) smoker consumes far fewer. It should also be noted, however, that marijuana users usually inhale much deeper breaths (hits) and hold them in for much longer in order to absorb as much of the THC in the smoke as possible. Many marijuana users wishing to minimize risks of lung damage instead choose to either eat their dosages or use water pipes or vaporizers, which are known to seriously reduce and perhaps (for vaporizers) eliminate lung damage. Although very limited research has been conducted on the effects of cannabis when consumed orally, it is commonly theorized that its harm is negligible, undoubtedly far less harmful than oral consumption of alcohol.
Inhalation of any sort of smoke is unhealthy. Marijuana smoke (and nearly all other smoke) contains known toxins. Using a water pipe or bong reduces the particulate matter in smoke. Using a vaporizer almost completely eliminates the damage caused to your lungs.
What are the benefits of using a vaporizer?
The benefits of smoking through a vaporizer are potent. There is virtually no smoke due to the low temperatures used and the lack of a flame. The herbs will not give off any harmful carcinogens or other products of combustion. In other words no lung cancer!
* Vaporization, a technique that was pioneered in the 60s, is a process that heats herb to the point where the active constituents are released but nothing is burned (approx. 230-360 F).
* Since vaporization takes place at temperatures below pyrolysis (combustion) twice as many active constituents are delivered to the user than one would get from smoking, according to studies. (Cannabinoids are highly combustible, and many of the delicate resin-producing glandular trichomes are destroyed when smoked.)
* Since vaporization delivers twice as many actives as smoking, it represents significant financial savings!
According to a water pipe and vaporizer study done by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), water tends to absorb THC more readily than it absorbs noxious tars.
Vaporisation, is a technique that was pioneered in the 60s, is a process that heats herb to the point where the active constituents are released but nothing is burned (approx. 230-360 F).
Since vaporisation takes place at temperatures below pyrolysis (combustion) twice as many active constituents are delivered to the user than one would get from smoking, according to studies. (Cannabinoids are highly combustible, and many of the delicate resin-producing glandular trichomes are destroyed when smoked.) There is virtually no smoke due to the low temperatures used and the lack of a flame.
Different Vaporizer Temperatures:
Vaporizer Temperature for Salvia Divinorum
Salvia Divinorum has a vaporization temperature of approx 300 degrees Celsius. The best vaporizers have a maximum temperature of 300 degrees Celsius.
Vaporizer Temperature for Marijuana
Marijuana vaporises best between 140 degrees Celsius up to approx 300 degrees Celsius. The best temperature range is 110 degrees Celsius to 300 degrees Celsius. A different temperature gives you a different effect.
Vaporizer Temperature for Tobacco
Tobacco vaporises between 140 degrees Celsius up to approx 200 degrees Celsius. The best temperature range is 110 degrees Celsius to 300 degrees Celsius.