When it comes to consuming cannabis, there are many different methods of ingestion. The most popular is smoking the flower, but edibles and vaping are getting more popular these days. There many different types of vapes available nowadays, including CO2 vapes, live resin, distillate and disposable vapes. Here is more information about the different types of vapes on the market today.
Benefits of vaping
Vaping is similar to smoking in that it involves inhaling cannabinoids into your lungs, but there is a key difference: with vaping, you’re not actually inhaling smoke. This gives vaping some benefits over smoking as an ingestion method for cannabis.
Vaping is so named because you’re inhaling vapor, not smoke. Vapor is less harmful on your lungs than smoke, and therefore is considered a healthier alternative to smoking. Since you’re not inhaling smoke, you’re not exhaling it, either. What comes out is the same thing that goes in—that is, vapor. This is also healthier for anyone in the immediate surrounding area, as it does not create secondhand smoke.
Vaping also has the added benefit of being more discreet than smoking. While marijuana smoke is easily identifiable and lingers for several minutes, vapor has little smell and dissipates much faster.
Types of vapes
There are four main types of vapes: CO2 vapes, live resin, distillate and disposable vapes. CO2, live resin and distillate types are sold as individual cartridges that can be used in your own reusable vaping battery. Disposable vapes are sold as all-in-one units with the cannabis oil built in, and are not refillable.
Live resin preserves the terpenes that give flavor to the cannabis. It is made by freezing the flower at an incredibly low temperature immediately after it’s cut, giving the cannabinoids a high concentration when extracted.
Distillates are similar but are typically higher concentration than live resins, sometimes reaching over 90 percent THC concentrate. This involves using solvents to extract THC, and does not generally preserve the flavorful terpenes in the process.
Benefits of CO2 vapes
CO2 vapes combine the benefits of these two processes to provide a “best of both worlds” option for vaping. The process both preserves terpenes, like live resin, and creates an incredibly potent extract, like distillate. CO2 concentrates are available as oil, shatter and bud, though it’s most often found in pre-filled vape cartridges.
This process turns CO2 from a gas into a liquid by keeping it at a very low temperature. It is then used to extract cannabinoids from the flower, including THC, terpenes and trichomes. The CO2 is then removed from the concentrated material and can then be reused for another extraction.
The result is a completely safe concentrate that provides a flavorful, powerful vaping experience. The concentrates produced are clean, and the process is less wasteful since the CO2 can be reused for more extracts.
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