Many people today opt for vape pens as an alternative to smoking flower. Compact and stylish, these are essentially rechargeable, battery-powered vaporizers that work with pre-filled glass cartridges of concentrate to deliver results.
Using a gradual increase in heat, the vape pen or battery extracts THC, CBD and other cannabinoids from the concentrates inside the cartridge. Like smoking, vaping allows for a quick onset of effects. It’s important to know that concentrates are much more potent than flower, though, so you’ll need fewer inhalations with a vape than you would with a pipe or pre-roll.
Many of the reasons vape pens and cartridges (a.k.a. carts) have spiked in popularity are the same as those that cause any other piece of tech to become trendy: they’re efficient, easy to use and stylish. We highlight these benefits more below.
They’re easy to use. Most vape pens are about the size of a normal pen. Most of these batteries can be charged with a USB and charging block, just like your phone. Plus, the majority of cartridges and pens are 510 threads, so they’re practically universal.
They’re stylish. Because of their compact design, portability and discreteness, your vape pen can pretty much go anywhere you do (so long as it’s legal to smoke there, of course). They can fit easily in your pocket or handbag, and the batteries come in all sorts of colors and finishes, so you can practically have one to go with every mood!
They’re efficient. Because vape pens work with pre-filled cartridges of THC/CBD concentrate, they’re much stronger than flower. This means that you can take many fewer breaths from the pen than you would from a joint or pre-roll and experience the same effects. Compared to joints, vape pens also produce much less smoke and emit barely any scent.