Cannabis Vaporizing - Weed Vaping - Sweedsy Guide Cannabis Vaporizing - Weed Vaping - Sweedsy Guide
Background Image


A gradual legalization of marijuana in the US allows consumers choose a way they want to consume it. Smoking has been known for a long time, but new trends emerge through experimentation and striving for healthier consumption. Vaporizing (or vaping) had become popular during the last decades when people became more responsible towards their well-being. Let’s see how it works and what the benefits of weed vaporizing are.

What is vaporizing?

Vaporizing is one of the options of ingesting medical marijuana. It implies inhalation of cannabis vapor produced by a vaporizer, a device that heats cannabis up to temperature just below the point of combustion.

Through heating, weed vaporizers extract the active therapeutic substances without burning them, as it happens through smoking. Vapor is much more gentle to the throat and lungs and doesn’t produce hard coughing. Vaporizers are efficient in the delivery of cannabinoids while eliminating harmful toxins connected to smoking. Some researchers suggest that vaporizing lowers risk of development of bronchitis, respiratory infections, and cancer.  

Patients who are used to smoke weed can feel nothing when first trying vaporizing. It takes a few minutes for vapor to have an effect, so the main advice here is to wait.

The devices for vaporizing come in different shapes and sizes. You’ll find all the relevant information about vaporizers below.

How does it work?

Science! Vaporizers can be of two types of heating mechanisms. Both of them extract the active ingredients from the plant matter and convert them to vapor. Cannabinoids vaporize around 284°F and combust around 446°F. Vaporizers work in the interval 356°-392°F and reach the optimal point of extracting the therapeutic substance to vapor. At this temperature, THC, and other medically active cannabinoids are freed with a little to none percentage of toxic gasses in comparison to smoke.

Patients can regulate heat and thus control the amount of cannabinoids released in the vapor. Based on heating mechanisms, there are two types of vaporizers:

Conductive Heating Vaporizers

use conduction to heat dried flowers or extracts right onto electronically heated surface made of solid metal. This plate is heated to a vaporization temperature and converts medically active cannabinoids into vapor.

Convective Heating Vaporizers

heat the air with ceramic heating elements. Then, the air moves to the component with a cannabis product, converting the cannabinoids it into vapor without burning the substance.

What is a vaporizer?

Vaporizer is a mechanism for producing of vapor from a cannabis product. It comes in all shapes and sizes.

Table-top vaporizers

Table-top vaporizers

Big, table-top vaporizers that plug into a power source have two types of delivery systems that are called whip-style and bag-style. ‘Whip’ means a tube that connects a vaporizer to a mouthpiece. ‘Bags’ look like balloons and attached to a heating chamber. After heating, vapor fills the balloon with the help of a built-in fan. The table-top vaporizers are often used by flavor enthusiasts and medical patients. They allow ingesting marijuana on the slow tempo and enjoy the natural and rich flavors of cannabis products. The prices may vary depending on functionality. Usually, these pieces are top of the available technology.

Find your vaporizer

Portable Vaporizer

Portable vaporizers

More portable vaporizers are called ‘pens.’ Vaporizing units come in different styles and sizes and are designed for vaping of essential oils or ground flowers.

Portable flower vaporizers are small vaporizers with a chamber for cannabis buds. They are battery-powered and thus suitable for on-the-go usage. Their size limits their functionality. It means many vaporizers work only at fixed temperature that can be too hot or not enough to reach the desired effects. Some of the advanced vaporizers allow you to adjust the heat, but you still can not choose a particular temperature.

Portable oil vaporizers are small vaporizers with a chamber for oil. They are suitable for on-the-go usage and small budgets. Some of them even come with a sealed oil cylinder for a one time use. Other vaporizers can be filled with a cannabis oil of choice. C02 oils put inside hit smoothly and the effects last for a long time. These vaporizers allow a great freedom of choosing the oils, but to get a right consistency of oil can be tricky. Keep in mind that cartridge oils are often diluted with propylene glycol to achieve a particular consistency. Don’t worry about that if you choose what oil to put in your vaporizer.

Find your vaporizer

How to do it?

Vaporizing is a good alternative to smoking. It does not irritate a throat and lowers the respiratory hazard of toxins produced by combustion.

If you have been smoking marijuana, keep in mind that vapor needs some time to hit. Inhale a little and wait. It takes a few minutes to work.

If you have not smoked marijuana before, beware the high concentrations of THC, especially if you choose to vape hash oil. Researchers warn the new users of effects of BHO (butane hash oil) that contains at least 60% THC. For example, the regular weed contains around 15-20% THC. When a novice user inhales BHO vapor, they risk getting the results they are not prepared to. Also, hash oils can contain some unnecessary ingredients, such as lighter fluid or pesticides. Some researchers advocate for vaporizing buds for safety reasons.


Choose a vaporizer

Decide what do you want: be mobile or enjoy high-quality effects?

Prepare your vaporizer

Check out if everything is right and working properly. Pay attention to oils you use in portable vaporizers.


Go small and listen to your body!

Is it safe?

Vaporizing implies heating raw cannabis or oil in a pen-like or plug-in device. The temperature allows freeing the active substance and convert it into in vapor that is safer than smoke and gentler to patient’s respiratory system. It lowers adverse effects of smoking and raises the efficacy of marijuana consumption. There are no large-scale studies to fully support these conclusions, but physicians believe that it is a healthier option for patients.

Vaporizing can be better than smoking, but it still imposes some risks. Dr. Winstock, a founder of the Global Drug Survey, notes that vaporizing doesn’t lower the risks of dependency or other psychological effects. Some patients question ingredients in vaping pens and worry about cheap plastic parts that can release chemicals when heated.

Awareness exists for making BHO at home. It is highly dangerous and can have horrible consequences. Media report of deaths connected with attempts to cook BHO at home. Such preparations require special knowledge. Unless you are a chemist, don’t try it on your own.


The bottom line is that vaporizing is much better than smoking. This phenomenon needs to be studied in-depth but for now, it is a good alternative to the traditional weed smoking.


Enjoy responsibly!

Vaporizing is for you if:

You want a healthy way to consume marijuana 0

You want a better effect 0

You want to be mobile and discreet with your consumption 0