Busting Cannabis Myths: What Exactly is Vaping and Is It Right for You?

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When you think of consuming cannabis, you likely picture someone smoking a joint or hitting a bong. You might even picture someone taking a big, delicious bite of a special brownie. But there’s a newer consumption method that’s taking the cannabis community by storm: vaping. But what is vaping?

In this blog, we’ll be busting cannabis myths about vaping so you can decide if it suits your lifestyle.

What is ‘Vaping’?

Vaping, short for vaporizing, is another way to inhale cannabis. When you smoke, you apply a flame to your cannabis flower, which causes the flower to combust and release cannabinoids like THC and CBD. Then, you inhale the smoke, and the compounds enter your bloodstream through your lungs.

When you vape, there’s no combustion involved. Instead, external heat is applied until the compounds are released into a vapor, which you then inhale.

Types of Cannabis Vaporizers

There are two main types of vaporizers: dry herb vaporizers (for flower) and concentrate vaporizers. This gives you a lot of options when it comes to choosing products and vaporizers. Both concentrate and flower vaporizers can come in different forms:

  • Tabletop Vaporizers: Tabletop vaporizers are larger vaporizers that, as you’d imagine, sit on your table. They are usually more powerful than portable options and can be compatible with flower or concentrates.
  • Portable Vaporizers: You can bring these devices with you anywhere you go. They’re useful for vaping either flower or concentrates, but some of the fancy ones allow you to do both.
  • Vape Pens: Vape pens are exclusive to concentrates and are the smallest option available for vaporizers. They are slim, easy to carry, and easy to use.

Benefits of Vaping

With all of the options out there when it comes to cannabis consumption, you might be wondering, why choose vaping? Here are some of the key benefits of vaping:

  • Less Heat, Less Harsh: Because you’re inhaling vapor rather than smoke, it’s a little bit nicer on your lungs. You’re also inhaling less toxins and CO2 associated with smoking, which is especially beneficial for those who are concerned about lung health.
  • More Discreet: Vapor has less of an odor than smoke. If you’re trying to keep your sesh on the down low, vaping instead of smoking will help keep the smell to a minimum.
  • Quick Onset: If you don’t want to smoke but you want a fast onset of effects, then vaping should be your go-to.
  • Better Taste: Smoking can torch some of the terpenes that enhance the flavor profile and potential effects of cannabis, but vaping keeps them intact. Vaping lets you experience everything your favorite strain has to offer.
  • Less is More: If you’re vaping concentrates, they are generally much more potent than flower. That means you can take fewer hits of your vape to get the same effects that you would with flower.

Is Vaping for You?

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We don’t recommend jumping right into vaping. Instead, take some time to consider some important factors that help you decide if vaping is right for you. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • What effects are you looking for?: If you’re looking for effects with a quick onset and shorter duration, then vaping is for you. If you want longer-lasting effects that you don’t mind waiting for, you should consider edibles instead.
  • What is your tolerance level?: Concentrates are more potent than flower, creating much stronger effects. If you’re new to cannabis, you might want to try vaping flower instead of concentrates. However, as with any cannabis product, Start Low and Go Slow. You can always take more to increase the intensity, but if you do too much at once, you might have some overwhelming side effects.
  • What is your lifestyle?: Vaping can fit many lifestyles, whether you’re on the go or like to consume cannabis at home. This question will guide which type of vaporizer would be best for you.
  • What is your body telling you?: If you decide to try vaping, make sure to keep a journal of what strain and dose you consumed and how it made you feel. This way, you can hone in on what works best for you.

While these are all questions to ask yourself, know that you’re not alone. First, always consult with a healthcare professional before adding cannabis to your wellness routine. Then, when you visit the dispensary, make sure to ask the staff any questions you have. They are trained to help you find the right product for you so you can unlock the potential that cannabis holds.

BestBüds Dispensary: Your Cannabis Wellness Companions

Ready to start your vaping journey? At BestBüds recreational cannabis dispensary, we want to be your guides. Visit us today to explore a curated selection of top-quality vaping products and accessories.


We offer a welcoming environment to discover the perfect vape for your needs, no matter your experience with cannabis. Let’s elevate your life together!


*The contents of this blog are intended for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*

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