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Marijuana Vape Pens – Vaping explained

Studies have shown that vaping cannabis is more efficient than smoking it and may be less harmful too since the user isn’t exposed to the harmful byproducts sometimes found in the plant elements during combustion. Understanding temperature and becoming knowledgeable about vape hardware is essential to successful vaping, as it can dramatically affect the vaping experience. Vaping cannabis oil can also save you money over the old fashioned flower smoking method of using cannabis. 

In this article, you’ll learn what hardware is needed to vape, the right temperature to vape at, how long your vape pen and vape cartridge will last, and finally, the general cost of vape products. Let’s dive in!

The hardware you need to vape

The standard vape pen consists of a battery, charging device, and a cartridge filled with cannabis oil. There are a number of different brands with unique shapes, sizes, and features, but the main purpose of each one is to generate enough heat to vaporize the cannabis oil. The cannabis vape pen may have a button to press for operation. Others simply require the user to put the end up to their mouth and the vape pen is activated by the inhalation. The button activated type can be locked and unlocked by clicking the button 5 times quickly to avoid unintended activation while being stored in your pocket or bag. Consider trying a vape battery with an adjustable voltage that has variable heat settings. They have adjustable heat settings allowing you to control your vaping temperature based on your preferences at any given time.

Marijuana Vape Pens Need The Right Temperature

Experts suggest that the most cannabinoids are best vaporized at a temperature between 380℉ and 700℉. This is a big range, so let’s explore what different temperature settings will deliver in terms of effects.

Vape pens set at lower temperatures will retain more flavor, but will result in lower amounts of cannabis oil being vaporized, meaning smaller hits. The flavor and aroma profiles of cannabis are the most easily vaporized and how a much lower volatility temperature compared to THC and CBD which have higher volatility temperatures. This means the flavors and aromas are vaped off first before the actual cannabinoids. Lower temperature settings are typically for maximum flavor with a mild effect from the cannabis.


Higher temperatures will retain less flavor, but will result in large hits and large volumes of vape clouds. At higher temperatures, the flavor and aroma profiles are still experienced, but they disappear rapidly. The cannabinoids like THC and CBD are also vaporized more easily as temperature increases and you will experience a larger dose of active ingredient as the temperature increases.

Most folks find a happy medium or sometimes several preferred temperature settings and stick with those. Experiment with your vape on different temperatures to experience the different effects.

The lifespan of a cannabis vape pen

A vape cartridge comes in two sizes typically, .5 gram or 1 gram. A .5 gram size will typically yield 150 puffs and 300 puffs from a full gram cartridge. A ‘puff’ is generally considered to be about 3-5mg depending on how long you inhale. Disposable cannabis vape pens that include the battery and the cartridge all in once device are available preloaded and an infinite variety of cartridge brands. Strains and flavors are available online or at your local dispensary.

If you’ve gone the cartridge route, your vape is ready for action once the cannabis oil cartridge is screwed onto the top of your charged battery. Press the button, if there is one, put it up to your mouth and inhale. The effects of ingesting cannabis this way are typically immediate and can last for an hour or more, so plan accordingly. Be aware of the laws regarding vaping in your state and region. In California vaping in or around a school or while driving or a passenger of a vehicle will earn you a significant fine.

Cannabis oil cartridges typically retail for between $35 – $50 for a .5 gram size and $50-$75 for a full gram cartridge, depending on the quality of the oil desired. The cannabis vape pen hardware is surprisingly affordable. You will want to look for the universal ‘510 thread’ vape cartridge battery. That is the term used for the universal vape cartridge threading. Battery devices range between $10-$100 depending on how fancy you want to get. Most batteries will have all the functionality you need for around $20.  Also, tap into more vape knowledge by Clicking Here.

Keeping these tips in mind will help you have a fantastic vaping experience. Have more questions about vaping that we haven’t answered in this post? Leave a comment below and we will continue to post about topics you are interested in. Happy vaping!