The Many, Many Benefits of Vaporizing Weed…

By Drake Equation •  Updated: 04/29/19 •  6 min read

If you’re a regular pot smoker and you’re still using tobacco and papers, maybe it’s time you got with the times and started vaporizing weed – it’s healthier, cleaner, and you get more from you bud…


#1) The Most Obvious Benefit – It’s WAY Healthier Than Smoking

Honking on tobacco, or burning stuff and inhaling it, is terrible for your health. Smoking kills millions of people every year. For this reason, you want to avoid it at all costs.

And this is where vaporizers come in.

Rather than burning the weed, a vaporizer uses heat to vaporize the materials which, in turn, releases all of its fun components (THC and CBD) as a vapor which you inhale.

This avoids exposure to the following carcinogens: Benzene, Naphthalene, and Toluene. Needless to say, you don’t want any of these things in your lungs or body, and swapping your joints for a vaporizer is one sure way to do this.

This is why vaporizers are the safest way to use cannabis right now.

#2) You Only Get “The Good Stuff” (AKA: The Active Components of The Plant)

Because of the nature of how vaporizers work, you’re only ever getting the active ingredients from your weed. It doesn’t just burn everything and hope for the best. No. Instead, it only vaporizes the stuff you want: THC and CBD.

This leads to a clearer, cleaner high. But it doesn’t stop there. You can also use the temperature adjustments to bring out different flavors and active components…

#3) You Can Change The Temperature Settings To Access Different Compounds In Your Cannabis

Most vaporizers feature temperature control and you can use these feature to access different compounds inside your weed. This ability is brilliant, as you simply cannot do with papers or a bong.

For instance, if you want a straight-up THC blast, you would use a higher setting (400ºF+). Want something more mellow? Keep it nice and low (below 300ºF), as this will access the CBD content more and give you a more mellow high.

#4) You Don’t Waste ANY of Your Cannabis

When you burn cannabis, you’re effectively destroying everything in one fell swoop. It also kicks the crap out of your lungs, throat, and mouth. Plus, burning marijuana produces over 111 air-born toxins and compounds, which is definitely bad.

With a vaporizer, you’re literally only activating the components inside the weed that are useful to you – mostly THC and CBD. The rest is just left over as a husk in your vaporizer’s oven. Pro Tip: you can use your vaporized materials to make space cakes.

Vaporizing weed is more efficient than smoking it, it requires 30-40% less weed to generate the same effect, and it is 100% healthier as you’re not exposed to any toxic chemicals or compounds. Just good ol’ Mary Jane in all her awesomeness.

#5) Experience Your Herb’s Many, Many Terpenes

Did you know that your weed as all kinds of flavors locked away inside it? Most go completely unnoticed, however, because when you burn cannabis it all disappears inside the combustion reaction.

With a vaporizer, you can unlock all these different flavors (known as terpenes) by adjusting your temperature settings. You have plenty of wriggle room too with temperatures (see point #3) as well, so not only will you notice new flavors but you’ll also change the way it affects you.

#6) Zero Exposure To Nicotine

Plenty of people use tobacco inside their joints. They do this to conserve their supplies of cannabis and also because not everyone can handle a blunt first thing on a Tuesday morning.

Unless you’re buying very expensive tobacco that has been treated to remove the nicotine, you’re going to be ingesting a fair amount of nicotine – and this is not great, especially if you don’t smoke normally, as it will get you hooked.

When you use a vaporizer, you’re ONLY vaping the cannabis. There’s no tobacco and no nicotine. It’s just you and Mary Jane, hanging out as nature intended.

How To Find A Great Vaporizer

Finding the perfect vaporizer for your needs can be tricky. In the past 18 months, I’ve used a TON of vaporizers. Some were good, others excellent, and some were utterly rubbish. My current favorites are listed inside VapeBeat’s Guide To The Best Portable Vaporizer Mods.

Or, you can see the top picks for portable vaporizers from that post in the handy table below:

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craft vaporizer

Crafty Vaporizer 

(The Absolute Best In The Biz)

100%

  • Best-In-Class Cloud Production
  • Insane Flavor 
  • Excellent Design 
  • Simple To Use 
  • As Good As A Desktop Vaporizer
  • Unrivaled Performance

best vaporizer mod

DaVinci IQ

(Best For Battery Life)

100%

  • Outstanding Design
  • Removable Battery
  • Great Vapor Production
  • Intense Flavor
  • Simple To Use
  • Fast Heat-Up Time (30-40 seconds)
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PAX 3 

(Best For Heat-Up Time)

98%

  • Ultra-Portable Design
  • RAPID Heat-Up (20 Seconds)
  • Great Phone App For Control
  • Wireless Charging
  • Excellent, Smooth Vapor
  • Great Flavor Production
  • (View Pictures)

Arizer Solo II Vaporizer

Arizer Solo II Vaporizer

(Best Value For Money)

98%

  • Sleek, Unique Design
  • 30 Second Heat-Up
  • Excellent Battery Life
  • Simple To Use LED Display

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FireFly 2

(Best Instant Hits)

90%

  • Beautiful Design
  • Runs Dry Herbs & Concentrates
  • Excellent Vapor Production
  • Simple To Setup
  • Fast-Charging Battery
  • Phone App Support
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Desktop or Portable Vaporizer?

You also have desktop vaporizers to consider. These are mains-connected devices that are designed to be used solely inside your home. They’re not portable and they are VERY potent, delivering enormous amounts of vapor.

Right now, these best desktop vaporizers are listed inside our Guide To 2019’s #1 Tabletop Vaporizers. Again, I’ve included a table below that highlights our current top picks for desktop vaporizers.

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Volcano Vaporizer 

(#1 For Performance)

best desktop vaporizer

  • Easy To Use 
  • Immense Flavor & Vapor Production
  • Heats-up In Seconds
  • Easy To Clean
  • All Parts Can Be Swapped/Repaired
  • Mains-Powered
  • The #1 For Overall Performance & Vapor Quality

100%

Arizer Extreme Q

(Best Hybrid System)

best tabletop vaporizer

  • It’s A LOT Cheaper Than The Volcano
  • You Want Forced Air & Whip Capabilities
  • It Delivers Superb Quality Vapor
  • Great Overall Design, Very Modern

100%

PLENTY Vaporizer

(Most Portable)

desktop vaporizer

  • It’s Smaller Than Volcano & Arizer Extreme Q
  • It Produces INSANE Amounts of Vapor
  • It’s Super-Simple To Use
  • You Get A Three-Year Warranty

100%

What I Use For Vaporizing Weed

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The EPIC DaVinci IQ – My #1 Portable Weed Vaporizer

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Personally, I use the Volcano Vaporizer and the DaVinci IQ. I love the DaVinci IQ’s design and functionality. It literally does everything I want from a portable vaporizer and it runs on removable 18650 batteries, which is awesome!

The Volcano Vaporizer is insanely good too; it is also monumentally expensive at around $600.

It is the best desktop vaporizer in the world and it will last you for the rest of your life but, again, it is very pricey.

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The Arizer Extreme Q – The #1 Best Volcano Vaporizer Alternative (It’s $370 Cheaper!)

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A solid, cheaper alternative would be the Arizer Extreme Q desktop vaporizer; it’s around $370 cheaper and it works just as good. It even does whip-style vaping as well as balloon-style vaping, whereas the Volcano only does balloon vaping.

If you’re strapped or on a budget, I would 100% go with the Arizer Extreme Q. It’s a freakin’ brilliant desktop vaporizer that packs in a ton of power and functionality for a ridiculously low price tag.

Drake Equation

Co-founder and Editor of VapeBeat. I make the words.
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