5 top benefits of vaporizing weed

Emily Gray Brosious

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If you’re not too familiar with vaporizing, it’s a smokeless method for consuming marijuana, or any loose herbs really.

It’s become a popular method among the health conscious and new-tech inclined, but what are the real benefits of shelling out for a vaporizer (good ones don’t come cheap) when a pack of rolling papers costs just a few dollars?

1. Health

This is probably the most obvious, but vaporizers don’t use combustion to deliver cannabinoids. Vaporizing marijuana delivers vapor, not smoke, so it’s easier on your lungs. 

According to The Weed Blog, more than 80 percent of the smoke coming from a joint or bong hit contains no cannabinoid elements, meaning they don’t get you high but do “provide potential health risks.”

2. Save money

Yeah, you’ll have to pay for the vaporizer, but after that you’ll save money because vaporizers deliver much more bang for your buck from there on out.

According to a study conducted by California NORML, vaporizers convert approximately 46 percent of available THC into vapor, whereas the average joint converts less than 25 percent of THC into smoke.

3. Stealth mode

Vaporizers produce very little odor, unlike smoking marijuana. So you can do it without offending others’ sensibilities and also without getting noticed as easily.

4. More flavor

Some people say vaporizing allows users to taste their marijuana more fully than smoking does.

“Likely because I’m not burning the weed to a carcinogen crisp, it just tastes that much cleaner, clearer, and yummier,” says Bustle writer Rachel Krantz.

5. Fewer haters

This isn’t based on any research, but vaporizers just have a certain modern aesthetic. They’re not associated with the same stoner stigmas of yesteryear that follow joints and bongs around.

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