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How to Use a Vaporizer: Tips for Beginners

Since its invention, vaping has become one of the most popular ways for consumers to smoke cannabis. It’s a gentler alternative to the more traditional smoking methods of using bongs, joints, blunts, and so on.

If you’re new to cannabis culture, it’s important to learn how to use a vaporizer before you go out and buy one. You also need to know the difference between vaporizer pens and dry herb vaporizers.

In this guide, we’ll go over how to use each device so that you can choose which one is right for you and jump into the world of vaping THC with confidence.

How to Use a Vaporizer Pen

A vaporizer pen, or just vape for short, is used to smoke THC concentrate. To use this kind of vaporizer, you’ll only need two things: a vaporizer cartridge and a compatible battery.

You can find vape pen batteries anywhere online. 510 thread batteries are the most common kind and are compatible with most THC vape cartridges. If you’re a beginner, use one of these.

You’ll have to buy your cartridge, also called a cart, from a licensed dispensary like AZNaturalSelections. Carts typically come in 1 gram or 1 mL sizes.

Lots of consumers love using a marijuana vaporizer because it’s simple and discrete.

First, screw the cartridge into the battery. Make sure the battery is turned on. Then, simply press the battery’s button and inhale for five to ten seconds.

Yes, it’s that easy.

Some batteries have special settings where you can adjust the THC vaporization temperature. We recommend that beginners start on a lower heat setting. Higher temperatures vaporize more of the THC, which can be overwhelming for people who are new to cannabis.

How to Use a Dry Herb Vaporizer

Dry herb vaporizers are used to vape cannabis flowers rather than concentrate. They work the same way as vape pens, but the process of using them is a little more involved.

To use a dry herb vaporizer, the first thing you need to do is grind your weed. If you’re using a conduction-style vaporizer, grind your herb up super fine. If you’re using a convection-style one, a medium grind works better.

The next step is to pack the bowl of the vaporizer. Use enough flowers to cover the bottom surface area of the bowl, but don’t overpack it. Your bowl should be between 80% and 90% full.

Most dry herb vaporizers will have a temperature control system. Again, if you’re new, start on lower heat settings to avoid inhaling too much THC at once.

Once you’ve adjusted the temperature, press the vape’s button and inhale in a slow and controlled way for five to ten seconds. The vapor will feel lighter and more subtle than traditional cannabis smoke.

After you’re done smoking, clean out the bowl of your vaporizer to keep it fresh.

Using THC Vaporizers

Now you know how to use a vaporizer to consume cannabis. It really is that easy!

Just remember to go slow if you’re new. You can always smoke more later.

If you want to further your cannabis education, check out some of our other articles today.


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