Nothing divides cannabis lovers like the topic of vaping. For some old-school types, nothing beats the tactile experience of crushing fresh, fragrant flower by hand, then packing a bowl or rolling a handmade joint. Trust us, we get it. But for the rest of us, the introduction of disposable vape pens is a truly exciting and even revolutionary development in the cannabis world.
Compared with smoking cannabis flower, disposable vape pens offer a potent, precise, and highly refined experience. And the fact that these products are designed to be disposed of after use only heightens their convenience and ease of use.
Before we dive deeper into the ins and outs of disposable vape pens, let’s refresh your memory on the topic of vaping and the potential advantages it offers over smoking cannabis flower.
Vaping vs. Smoking: Pros and Cons
Vaping cannabis versus smoking cannabis both deliver the same result, but there are important differences in what we’re actually inhaling when we use either method.
When we smoke cannabis, whether it’s in a simple handheld pipe, a water pipe—what old-timers call a “bong”—or rolled into a joint, we’re inhaling the smoke from dried cannabis flower.
The good news is that smoke produced by burning cannabis is less harmful than that produced by burning tobacco. But be aware: It’s still smoke, and it contains material—including tar and ammonia—that is potentially carcinogenic. You know the phrase “Cough to get off?” That’s because cannabis smoke often promotes a respiratory response, like coughing or sneezing. For some of us, that leads to a feeling of tightness, irritation, or even burning sensations in your airways.
By comparison, when cannabis is vaporized, or “vaped,” it isn’t actually burned. Instead, a disposable vape pen heats a potent cannabis extract to the precise temperature at which its volatile oils are released as a fine mist.
What’s the difference? Some people like to compare it to drinking wine (smoking) to drinking Champagne (vaping). Compared with smoking burning cannabis, the mist from a vape is incredibly gentle, cool, and easy to inhale. For those of us who are sensitive to smoke of any kind, a disposable vape pen is definitely the way to go.
Disposable Vape Pens: Convenient and Discreet
The other big advantage of the disposable vape pen, of course, is its convenience. Because they’re designed to be used a finite number of times, once the cannabis extract is used up, they can simply be discarded in the garbage like any other disposable appliance.
Side note: Many conscious cannabis consumers are concerned that disposing of small electronics is contributing to the global glut of garbage. Trust us, we not only get it, but we agree. While we don’t currently have a recycling option in place, several dedicated cannabis entrepreneurs are working on the problem. Stay tuned to our blog for updates on this important question as they become available.
There’s another side benefit: Because these devices are quite small, they’re discreet. It’s easy to pull over and grab a tiny hit where and when the mood strikes. You can browse our live menu for the latest and greatest disposable vape pens. And if you have any questions about vape pens, our products, or anything else, don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you.