If you are a cannabis patient looking for a fast and convenient way to use medicinal cannabis, vaporizing or “vaping” cannabis concentrate is an increasingly attractive alternative. It offers plenty of benefits and is generally considered safe when using high quality cartridges with natural cannabis oil. A growing number of patients are taking up vaping of cannabis to help alleviate the symptoms stemming from debilitating health conditions, such as pain, anxiety, and insomnia; but there are a number of factors to take into consideration.
What are the benefits of vaping cannabis?
First, patients need to know that vaping and smoking cannabis concentrates are definitely not the same. Smoking requires burning cannabis flower and inhaling the resulting smoke, while vaping is the process of heating cannabis flower, oil or wax and breathing the resulting vapor. Indeed, the combustion of cannabis when it is smoked can produce several known carcinogens and tar, which in turn can irritate the lungs and lead to chronic bronchitis. Vaporizers were designed to overcome this issue. By heating marijuana at a lower temperature than combustion, vaping produces an inhalable vapor that preserves cannabinoids (the active medical ingredients in cannabis) but without the harmful by-products created by high heat. Check out this video to see a demonstration of the difference vaping can make on your lungs.
Other benefits of vaping include the ability to accurately measure the needed dosage, speed of delivery, ease of use, discretion (no smoke or overpowering smell), cost effectiveness, and taste. Furthermore, vaping can be combined with other delivery methods throughout the day, depending on the condition treated and the patient’s lifestyle, including fresh flower, topicals and edibles. Some methods may be more suitable for different times or situations.
How do I chose the best cannabis concentrate?
Not all cannabis concentrate cartridges are created equal. Low quality cartridges are poorly designed and manufactured using cheap ingredients. Some may burn the cannabis oil, thus resulting in a metallic burning taste, while others may become clogged or not even work at all.
Tropizen is a licensed cultivator and manufacturer that offers patients a superior alternative for patients that prefer vaping as a cannabis delivery method, or simply wish to add some variety and convenience to their treatment. Tropizen cartridges use clean food-grade CO2-extracted cannabis oil, distilled for purity and with 100% natural terpenes, freshly obtained from plants grown the company’s state-of-the-art facilities. Unlike low quality cartridges, which contain a metal coil and cotton wick that can overheat and burn the oil, Tropizen cartridges contain a ceramic coil. Ceramic coil technology delivers the purest vapor flavor with maximum terpene profiles and no burnt taste. Moreover, the cartridge mouthpiece is also made of ceramic, not plastic. Ceramic cartridges are known as the most dependable, high quality cartridges on the market.
Which cannabis strain should I choose?
Tropizen prides itself in developing delicious flavors for its products and our cannabis concentrates are no exception. The new cartridges are initially available in three carefully developed flavors: Sour Tangie, a sweet citrus sativa; Cheesequake, a fruity, cheesy indica; and Island Time, an indica blend perfect for relaxing. Additional flavors that will be available soon include Alchemy, a balanced hybrid with flavors of grapes and honey, and Agent Orange, an energizing sativa.
The new Tropizen vape cartridges contain pure THC, CBD, CBN and CBG along with unique terpene profiles. Generally, a sativa is recommended as a daytime strain, as it will give a more energy when you feel lethargic or depressed. An indica strain is better for helping alleviate insomnia and anxiety, as well as providing a feeling of relaxation. Convenient descriptions on the packaging help describe the benefits of each flavor.
Talk to your doctor or budtender to determine which strain and terpene profile is better suited to your health needs and lifestyle.