Vaping Weed: Are You Less Likely To Be Caught?
Vaping is one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. E-cigarette culture has helped vaporizers go mainstream, making vaping devices more accessible to cannabis users. Vaping weed is both portable and discrete. This raises an important question: does vaping cannabis make a user less likely to be caught?
Is it true?
The smell of vapes is a familiar scent of any city street. You may have noticed massive plumes of white, clear smoke vape users exhale. Vapes do not smell like cigarettes, so people do not care much about vapor as they would have been if somebody smoked tobacco.
Many people smoke e-cigarettes in public. In the United States, a 2014 CDC survey found that more than nine million Americans used vapes on a regular basis. All these people have given cannabis users the perfect cover. Vaping weed is less odorous, so cannabis users can just blend in with the e-cigarettes users.
Most cannabis consumers are used to tricks to disguise and diffuse the smell of combustion. But vape brings the game to a new level, relieving the user from the inconvenience of masking smell.
Some weed vaporizers can handle dried flower, but the smells of these will uncover that someone is not using e-cigarettes. However, vaporizers that burn concentrates and oils are virtually indistinguishable from e-cigs. Any dispensary of the retail store offers CBD and THC oils with the same flavors as e-cigs.
The bottom line
Vaping weed means a user is inhaling water vapor and extracted cannabinoids. People in the vicinity will smell the flavor of concentrate, but they will not notice the signature scent of a combusted flower. This also makes using a vape less harmful than smoking joints.
The untrained eye is unlikely to spot the difference between a weed vaporizer and a typical e-cig vape. All of this definitely will make a user less likely to get caught.
(Sweedsy in no way encourages illegal activity and would like to remind its readers that marijuana usage continues to be an offense under Federal Law, regardless of state marijuana laws. To learn more, click here.)