For first-timers, vaping can be the ideal way to consume cannabis and is perceived as one of the safest ways to get high. With edibles, it takes some time for the effect to kick in, increasing the risk of overdose.
There is, however, one downside to vaping: the steep learning curve. If you’re looking to pick up your first vaporizer, here’s a mini-guide to getting the most out of your high:
Choosing Your Vaporizer
There is a wide range of cannabis vaporizers available to you, but these are the three most common options:
To make the most out of your cannabis, the table-top vape is your best bet. A quality vaporizer delivers the best flavours. On the other hand, choosing a cheaper vaporizer might create a burnt and roasted taste. It pays to know your terpenes and cannabinoids, as these require varying temperatures to vaporize correctly and so you can reap their medical benefits and unique effects.
Dry Herb/Flower Vaporizer
Dry herb vaporizers are portable devices that take the dry bud and heat it up. This method creates an effect that’s similar to actually smoking the flower, and it also doesn’t affect the taste. Keep in mind that it releases vapors without the carbonization. It alters the way the chemicals are being released, which may also change the length and type of effect usually associated with the bud you’re smoking.
Pen vaporizers are the most popular of the lot because they’re discreet, low-cost, and easy-to-use. The sleek design is perfect for on-the-go users who want to experience strong effects. Vape pens usually use concentrates, oils or dry herbs. Some models allow the use of all three.
Some users use stronger oil for their vaporizers for an experience that’s similar to dabbing or smoking actual herb.
If you’re down and ready for your first cannabis vaping experience, here are a few tips to remember:
Find or create a comfortable space
Don’t smoke in public. Even after the legalization of cannabis in Canada, certain areas still follow laws against smoking in public places. You don’t want to be on edge and constantly worried about breaking any law, or it will only bring you down.
Instead, search for a chill, quiet nook or make one at home. Bring a couple of friends who have been smoking or vaping for some time. They should help ease your first-time jitters and help create a more enjoyable experience for you.
Prepare for the munchies
The munchies are real, so you want to plan your vape session around a meal time. You’re likely to crave sweets, chips and fast food, but you want a balanced meal made of healthy ingredients, instead of junk food.
Choose your strain
Choose your high: if you want a cerebral high that creates crystal-clear mind clarity and boosts creativity, go for a Sativa. If you want a body high that helps with relaxation and ease you into sleep, choose an Indica. There are also hybrid strains that create a balanced high. Ask the WBUD team about the best strain or vaporizer for the kind of smoking experience you want to achieve.
Mind your dose
One or two puffs is enough for a first timer to feel the effects of cannabis. Give it about 20 minutes for the effects to creep in. If you still feel nothing, take another puff or two.
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