What you should know before you purchase a portable vaporizer

A portable vaporizer is a device that is used to heat up herbs to the point where the active components are released and a vapor is produced. Many people choose to use these gadgets because the cannabis used is not combusted and, therefore, no smoke is produced.  Furthermore, since the product is not burned, the vapor that is generated does not contain any toxic particles including tar, naphthalene, and toluene benzene.  Therefore, inhaling vapor is much less hazardous to the user’s health.


There are two main types of herbal vaporizers, those that use conduction to heat up the product and those that use convection to do so.  Vaporizers that use conduction are designed so that the heating element touches the marijuana in order to heat it up.  Devices that use convection separate the heating element from the herb and instead use a fan to blow hot air onto the product in order to heat it up.


Besides being able to take your vaporizer almost anywhere, another advantage of using a marijuana vaporizer is that the smell that it emits is considerably decreased.  This is especially true if you use concentrates because they do not leave a residue and therefore, produces fewer vapors.  In addition, no residue mans that the device will not smell when it is not being used.  Another trick you can use to try and hide the smell is to vape at a lower temperature.


Depending upon the model that you choose, a portable vaporizer can be a large upfront investment.  However, it will save you money over time because it uses less product to achieve the same high.  Since vaporizers do not burn the product the way a joint does, you will find yourself using up to 40% fewer herbs.  Furthermore, you can use herbs that you vaped with to cook with once you are done and all the THC has been released so that none of it goes to waste.

Another positive attribute to using an herbal vaporizer is the fact that, if you are using cannabis for medical purposes, you can more accurately control the dosage because you have control not only over how much product you use, but also over the temperature you vape at, as well as the concentration of the oil or wax being used.  Furthermore, vaporizers allow you to add flavors as desired.  They come in the form of an eLiquid that can be mixed with your weed. The range of flavors is vast and includes bakery, dessert, several different drinks,  as well as floral, food, fruit, mint and tobacco.


As with any new product or experience, it is best to read the directions and ask questions so that you learn how to use it correctly.  Failure to do so can result in having to replace the heating element more often.  It can also result in you inadvertently burning the cannabis because you used a temperature that was too high, or left the heating element on for too long.