Ever since recreational cannabis was legalized, I’ve been shopping at the nearby dispensary.
- I’ve tried the different consumption methods to determine what works best for me.
There are definite advantages and drawbacks to each one. I like the quick onset of effects and the process of smoking. It’s very relaxing. However, there is work and mess involved. It takes time to roll a joint. I’m not good at it, which means a joint rolled too loose or tight. It burns too fast or too slow or maybe needs to be relit repeatedly. Even pre-rolls create odor and ash. I’ve found that vapes provide a similar experience with none of the frustration. I can buy a disposable vape pen that requires nothing more than a battery. I can choose refillable cartridges that can be used over and over. Because vapes have become so popular in recent years, they are produced by the most well-recognized brands and available in a wide variety of styles, strains, flavors and potency. Every dispensary carries a selection of indica, sativa, hybrid and CBD vapes. The better vape devices allow the consumer to regulate dosage and temperature. All it takes is the push of a button to take a hit. Unlike flower, a vape doesn’t require a combustion process. It simply heats the cannabis oil to the point of vaporization, keeping the valuable cannabinoids and terpenes intact. The result is a boost of flavor and potency. I don’t need to consume as much to enjoy the same level of effects. Plus, there’s no concern over ashes, smoke and odors. Vapes are far more discreet.