Vaping cannabis may seem easy, but it's not. As a beginner it is important that you know the answers to a number of important questions before you start vaping cannabis. Is it possible to vaporize weed in your vaporizer? What's the best way to put the weed in and how do I clean my device? Is there such a thing as vaporizer weed? In this article we tell you all about vaping and compile a top 5 of weed vaporizers!

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Why vaping cannabis?

A weed vaporizer has many advantages. For starters, you don't need much equipment to vape cannabis. A vaporizer and your favourite weed is enough. You don't need any more rolling papers, tips, tobacco, a lighter or any other supplies. And did you know that vaporizing weed is for the connoisseurs? The taste of weed shows up better in a vaporizer. Vaping cannabis is done without tobacco and you can play with the taste and effect of your weed through the temperature settings. In weed there are all kinds of flavours such as terpenes and active substances such as cannabinoids (THC for example). Each substance has a different boiling point. So you can choose which substances to inhale and which not. Read more about the vaporizer temperature later. 

Is vaping cannabis good for your health?

Besides practical benefits for stoners, there are also people who use a weed vaporizer for their health. Does that mean that vaping is healthy? No, we wouldn't say so. But in any case it is much better for you than smoking a joint or a bong hit for example. This is because burning weed releases all kinds of toxic substances such as tar, benzene and carbon monoxide. Because a weed vaporizer doesn't burn your green leaf, but vaporizes it, you don't have to worry about this. Especially when you vaporize the weed at a low temperature (around 160 °C), you inhale very few harmful substances. Vaping cannabis is therefore not necessarily healthy, but it is healthier than smoking weed.

For medicinal users, we recommend the use of a convection vaporizer. Want to know more? Read the blog about Conduction vs. Convection Vaporizers.

Is vaping cannabis good for your health? At least it’s healthier than smoking.

Tips for Vaping Cannabis

Are you going to vaporize weed in a vaporizer? Then we would like to give you some tips. These are the most important things to remember. Keep these in mind. Then you'll use your weed vaporizer in the right way and you won't encounter any unpleasant surprises. 

Can I vaporize weed with my vaporizer?

Not all vaporizers are suitable for dry herbs such as weed. Concentrate vaporizers, vape pens and so-called E-rigs (electric dab bongs) are not suitable for dry herbs such as weed. Do you want to vape with a vaporizer? Then look for a dry herb vaporizer. Many vaporizers can vaporize both weed and concentrates. Check the specifications of the vaporizer to see if you can vaporize weed with it.

Vaping Cannabis VS. Smoking: it is not the same

Are you going to buy a weed vaporizer? Please remember that vaping is different from smoking. Both the effect and taste are different. Because you don't use tobacco and the weed doesn't burn, you get stoned or high differently than when smoking a joint. Not to mention the experience. If you're used to huge clouds of smoke from a joint, you may be surprised when you take a hit from a vaporizer for the first time. Are you going to buy a vaporizer for the first time? Then be sure to check out this blog.

Small pieces of vaporizer weed

It is best to crumble the weed before putting it into your vaporizer. So make small chunks of your weed, for example with a grinder. But beware: you don't want the weed to be too fine. With an average grinder a few turns is more than enough. There is even a special vaporizer grinderr that crumbles your weed into the perfect consistency. You can also use your hands. Remove small pieces from the buds before you put it in your vaporizer.

Don’t overload it!

A very common mistake is to fill up the vaporizer to the point that nothing more can be added. This is not good for vaping cannabis. Fill the herb chamber of your weed vaporizer, but don't press down on anything! You want enough air to flow through the weed. This way the vaporizer works best. A compact package of weed, does not allow for air to pass through it.

Take long, slow puffs when vaping cannabis

Take slow, long puffs from your weed vaporizer. Do not inhale as hard as you do with a joint, cigarette or cigar. That is not the intention. Use little force and keep inhaling for 5 to 10 seconds. Then you blow out slowly.

Clean your weed vaporizer immediately!

If you often vaporize weed, your vaporizer gets dirty faster. The longer you postpone cleaning, the worse it gets. When weed residue stays in for a long time, it becomes more difficult to get it out. That's why we recommend to everyone: enjoyed vaping? Remove the used weed directly from your vaporizer and take a brush or an alcohol swab through it. These are often provided with your vaporizer. If they run out, we have a huge range of vaporizer accessories which we'll deliver to you at super speed.

A weed vaporizer.

Which Vaporizer Weed?

One type of weed is not the same as another, but in a vaporizer you can use any type of weed. As long as it is dry. Moist weed in your vaporizer is not a good idea. You don't want to get an electrical device wet. Besides, damp weed doesn't taste very good either. It's not called a dry herb vaporizer for nothing. But to clear up a myth: there's no such thing as vaporizer weed. Just pick a weed you like and look at the effect the strain has. This is the only way to choose your favourite vaporizer weed.

Weed Vaporizer Temperature

As we said earlier, you can play with the taste and effect of your weed. This is because weed contains a cocktail of hundreds, if not a few thousand substances. The most well-known are the cannabinoids THC and CBD, but you will also find, for example, CBG, CBC, CBN and THCV in your bag of weed. These determine the effect of the weed. Then there are flavonoids and terpenes. These determine the smell and taste of your weed. A fun fact: terpenes also influence the effect of cannabinoids. This has to do with the entourage-effect.

Back to reality. You can set a vaporizer to different temperatures. Some vaporizers have temperature settings. For example 160, 180, 200 and 220 degrees Celsius. Other vaporizers can be set to one degree and then there are vaporizers with a fixed temperature setting. Whatever type of vaporizer you have, the temperature determines the taste and effect of your weed. We'd like to give you three examples of temperatures and their effects:

  • 160 °C gives a mild high. This temperature provides increased focus, mild relaxation and a smile on your face. The three main substances absorbed in the vapour are THC, Pine and Caryophyllene.

  • 175 °C gives a powerful high and also a light stoned effect. This temperature is recommended if you want to get slightly high, but not completely stoned. Besides the substances mentioned earlier, the three most important substances absorbed in the vapour are Delta-8-THC, myrcene and CBD. This high lasts longer than at 160°C.
  • 205 °C or higher gives a strong stoned effect. Want to vape pure weed to get stoned? Then just pop it straight up to 205°C. This effect is closest to a joint. Nice and lazy, heavy eyes, deep thoughts and a food kick incoming!

Our tip for stoners: gradually increase the temperature while vaporizing the weed. Build up from 160 °C to 220 °C, for example. This way the weed in your vaporizer lasts longer and you get nice and stoned. Would you like to read it all over again or find out more about the different vaporizer temperatures? Read this blog.

Vaping cannabis at 195 °C.

The Best Weed Vaporizer - Our Top 5

To save you the trouble, we have already listed the best weed vaporizers. With these models you can be sure you're getting a good weed vaporizer. We've looked at practical advantages, the best taste for weed and of course value for money. Want to buy a weed vaporizer? Take your pick from our top 5!

#1 Zeus Arc GT

The Zeus Arc GT is a portable vaporizer that is only suitable for weed and dry herbs. An absolute master if you only want to vaporize weed. It is the dry herb vape with GoldSink Technology. This means that various parts are coated with 24-carat gold leaf. Gold is an excellent conductor of heat and air, but it does not rust. And that is something you can tell! When it comes to taste, according to experts there simply is no better weed vaporizer. In contrast to many other vaporizers, you blow out huge clouds of vapor with this one. It's super easy to control and comes with all kinds of handy accessories. The Zeus Arc GT is our number one choice!

Zeus Arc GT Vaporizer.

#2 Storz & Bickel Vaporizers

On a shared second place we have all vaporizers by Storz & Bickel. Ask a vaporizer expert for the best models and there's bound to be one from this German quality brand. Take the Mighty Vaporizer for example. This vaporizer has a double battery so it lasts extra long. When it comes to design and user-friendliness, you won't find a better one. Then there is the Volcano Vaporizer. This is not a portable model, but one for the kitchen table. A large, powerful unit that has been awarded several times as the best vaporizer in the world. The Volcano often belongs to the furniture in medicinal research. A masterpiece with many possibilities. Take a look at the product pages to find out what these vaporizers can do. 

A nice extra: all Storz & Bickel's can be used as a weed vaporizer, but they are also suitable for hash, dabs and concentrates. A nice bonus!

#3 Utillian 722

The Utillian 722 is a convection vaporizer that is perfectly suited for weed. Are you a medicinal user? Then this vaporizer is an excellent choice. But it's also suitable for stoners. With the Utillian 722 vaporizer you can easily switch between four temperature settings. Do you want to get the most out of your weed and get stoned? Then you can use the special boost mode which provides an enormous amount of vapour in one go. Besides weed, you can also vaporize dabs and hash. Together with the wide mouthpiece, large herb chamber, amazing airflow and strong battery, this is a top quality weed vaporizer. That is why it is number #3 on our website. 

Utillian 722 Vaporizer.

#4 Boundless CFX

Do you want a weed vaporizer with an excellent price-quality ratio? Then go for the Boundless CFX vaporizer. This vaporizer has many features that you normally only see in the more expensive models. The Boundless CFX has a ceramic herb chamber that holds up to 0,6 grams of weed (a relatively large amount). Ceramic is the crème de la crème when it comes to materials. This makes for an exceptionally good weed flavour. The powerful battery of the Boundless CFX allows it to reach the desired temperature very quickly and you can do up to 15 sessions with a fully charged battery. Besides weed, you can also vaporize hash and dabs with it and with the clear LCD screen you can control everything easily. A great vaporizer for a great price? Choose our number #4.

Boundless CFX vaporizer.

#5 FocusVape Pro S

The FocusVape Pro S is the entry-level model among the weed vaporizers. For less than 100 euros you get a very good vaporizer with a number of unique features. Perfect for getting to know vaporizing weed. The FocusVape Pro S has a ceramic herb chamber just like the Boundless CFX. You can adjust the temperature to the exact degree and to make the taste even better, you can adjust the airflow. By turning the ring at the top of the vaporizer more or less open, you can regulate the amount of air supply and therefore the taste and intensity of your vapour. Another great advantage of the FocusVape Pro S is that it has an exchangeable battery. Buy an extra one and charge both before you leave.Then you can vape for twice as long. The budget vaporizer for weed is our number #5.

Vaping Hash

Now that you know all about weed in the vaporizer, it might also be nice to learn more about the hash vaporizer. Spoiler: not all vaporizers allow you to vaporize hash and there are many things you need to keep in mind. Interesting? Read our blog about vaping hash and check out the hash vaporizer top 5.