Each day, more and more American states are relaxing their marijuana policy. Because of this, the popularity of cannabis-based products is rising. Among these products, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the clear cut winner.
THC products are available in various forms, such as flowers, capsules, gummies, and vapes. However, among all THC-containing products, a THC pen is miles ahead. It’s because, in the recent past, the trend of vaping has grown very much. Cannabis is the second most commonly used psychotic drug in the USA. And statistics suggest that 1 out of every 20 American vapes. The data also indicates that the use of vape devices has increased by 1800% among youth.
So, let’s see some of the little-known facts about THC vapes. We will also know why these facts matter.
Vaping THC is safer than smoking it:
Traditionally, THC flower was always used for smoking. And upon burning, these flowers produce various types of carcinogens. These carcinogens are cancer-causing chemicals. Besides, human lungs aren’t designed to breathe the byproducts of combustion. Because of this, smoking THC can cause various types of respiratory problems.
On the other hand, vaping doesn’t involve combustion. Instead, vape devices such as THC vape pen work by heating the THC oil using a battery. Because of this crucial difference, some experts believe that vaping THC is safer than smoking THC flowers.
Vaping THC produces a more potent high:
Vaping has the upper hand in delivering THC in the fastest time. Vapes can deliver THC faster to the bloodstream than most other delivery methods. That is because vape oil contains a high THC concentration, producing a more potent high. Another factor contributing to having a stronger high is the higher bioavailability of vaping. In vaping, THC reaches directly to the lungs’ alveoli, and from there, it gets instantly absorbed into the bloodstream.
Because of this fast movement, a negligible amount of THC gets metabolized before reaching the bloodstream. Therefore, it ensures users get a strong effect by consuming a low amount of THC. Research done by MAPS and California NORML has found that 46% of THC gets converted into vapor in vaping. Whereas smoking, this number is around 25 percent.
Products such as THC capsules, oils, and tablets travel long before absorption. So, if you want to get the effects of THC faster, you should choose a vape device.
THC vapes offer a better experience:
On average, the cannabis plant has more than 120 cannabinoids, of which THC is the most abundant. Similarly, in the case of THC vapes, the vape oil contains a diverse range of cannabinoids and terpenes. A full range of cannabinoids and terpenes enhances the therapeutic value of THC vapes. And because of this, vapes can help with PTSD symptoms and insomnia.
For example, terpenes present in THC oil are volatile organic chemicals. These terpenes give a unique flavor to the THC oil. Moreover, terpenes also provide the entourage effect, which means that these compounds produce a more potent effect.
Vaping THC gives a rapid onset of effects for a medium duration:
We know why THC vapes act so fast; interestingly, their effects also last longer than smoking. Generally, the effective duration of THC effects lies in the individual body chemistry, among many other things. For example, people with a high metabolic rate often process THC quickly.
While faster metabolism helps THC show effects pretty fast, the results also don’t last much longer. It is because the THC vapes contain cannabis resins, due to which the high produced by vaping lasts around 1-4 hours.
THC vapes don’t produce a cannabis-like odor:
One of the best things about vaping THC is that it doesn’t smell like cannabis. Because vaping doesn’t involve combustion, the odor, there isn’t much odor involved. A little bit of odor comes due to the heating of the oil. And this smell dissipates almost instantly. Moreover, you can also suppress the residual smell of cannabis from your vaporizer by storing it in smell-proof, odor-resistant cases.
Vapes offer a smoother taste and subtle flavor:
THC vapes are in various flavors, which can please your taste buds. A THC vape oil contains several additives and chemicals, and the flavor is one of them. Moreover, there are two standard techniques for vaping. Depending upon the vape you want to use, these techniques get used.
The first technique is mouth-to-lung inhalation, which works best with smaller vape devices. These smaller vape devices contain high-resistance coils, thus great for concentrated THC. The THC vapor gets sucked like sucking through a coffee straw in the mouth to the lungs. So, a low amount of smoke is produced, which gives the feeling of smoking.
On the other hand, there is a direct to lung method. This method is best for big-sized vape devices having low-resistance coils. So, this type of inhalation works best with low THC. However, this method produces a high quantity of vapor and thus feels like taking a “bong hit.” The direct-to-lung process is considered smooth on the throat.
So, depending on the vape device and oil, you can use the mouth-to-lung or direct lung method.
Vaping a THC device is no big deal; vaping correctly is. However, there are many facts related to vaping that only quite a few people know. Like therapeutic benefits of THC vapes, correct inhalation method, type of vape oil to use, and whatnot. It’s only possible to cover some of these facts in one article, so we will try to cover some more little-known facts next time. Please let us know how many of these facts you knew before reading this article. Till then, stay safe, stay healthy, and keep vaping.