Vaping on the Go - Benefits of Portable Marijuana Vaporizers
Not all vaporizers are compatible with marijuana, unless you are using an oil, wax or concentrate of cannabis. However, there are dry herb vaporizers that you can use for cannabis or blends of actual marijuana. Broadly, there are two types of vaporizers. One is the desktop variant and the other is portable. The latter is usually a sleek handheld device looking very similar to an electronic cigarette. They also resemble pens that we use for writing, which is why portable marijuana vaporizers are also known as vape pens. Before we delve into the benefits of portable marijuana vaporizers, let us quickly touch base with the different types.
Types of Marijuana Vaporizers
Vaporizers come in a myriad of sizes, shapes, colors and with varying features. The heating element varies from one type to another, so does the system through which the vapor is routed to the user. For instance, some models use what is called whip delivery. Such a system has a tube and users need to inhale through it. There are other systems that use forced air. A fan is in place to force the hot air through your dry marijuana or herbal blend that you can take a puff to draw out the vapor. Forced air vaporizers are quite common and they are usually powered by a rechargeable battery. Whip vaporizers are more common among desktop units. Forced air system is more common in portable vaporizer or vape pens.
There are various types of heating elements. Almost all vaporizers use convection current as otherwise the system will burn the marijuana, be it herb, wax, oil or concentrate, albeit all but the herbal blends are less vulnerable to combustion. In portable vaporizers, the heating element is called the atomizer. The atomizer is directly connected to the rechargeable battery. Once turned on, the battery provides the power and the atomizer quickly heats up to pass convection air current through the marijuana, wax, oil or concentrate and then the vapor is routed through a cooling mechanism to produce soothing vapor. The fundamental difference between desktop vaporizer and portable or handheld vaporizer is not just the size or discreetness. Vape pens or portable models actually deliver the vapor to the nozzle and one simply needs to take a puff or inhale the vapor. In many desktop units, one has to drag the air through the whip or nozzle to actually get the vapor generated and routed through the tube.
Benefits of Portable Marijuana Vaporizers
The reason why we discussed the different types of vaporizers, although concisely, is to establish the fact that portable marijuana vaporizers are much easier to use. Since you don’t have to make an effort to generate the vapor or to increase the quantum of vapor being generated, you can simply focus on the mild puffs and inhale as little or as much vapor as you want. While portable marijuana vaporizers definitely assure an experience of vaping on the go, the effort does matter and you would not want the experience to be tiring or demanding in any way. This is an important aspect that often gets drowned under the other benefits of portable marijuana vaporizers.
The most obvious benefit of portable marijuana vaporizers is the fact that you can vape anywhere and anytime. Many states have legalized recreational use of marijuana. It was already legal to use medical marijuana. You cannot carry a desktop unit to a public place. You cannot roll a joint anywhere you want without people turning their heads and expressing strong disapproval. Smoking is anyway not permitted in many public places. There is no such law against vaping, with very rare exceptions in some places. Whether you are using marijuana for pain relief or to manage anxiety, for relaxation or just for fun, you can use portable vaporizers as and when you wish, regardless of where you are.
Portable marijuana vaporizers get started in a jiffy. Most models come with a single button that you can use to turn on the power. The atomizer will immediately heat up and attain the preset temperature and you would start vaping in a few seconds. If you have been vaping and have stopped for a while, then you can resume almost instantaneously with one press of the button. Such convenience is nonexistent with desktop vaporizers. There are some portable vaporizers that come with multiple buttons, hence settings and a display. These too will have the same instant start like the single button models.
Portable marijuana vaporizers run on rechargeable batteries and it is obvious they would run out of juice at some point in time. Most portable vape pens these days are compatible with universal chargers, including the charger you would have in your car. You can of course carry the charger for the specific vape pen but you can always use your car charger and keep vaping on the go. Many modern handheld vaporizers come with a feature that is known as passthrough charging. This feature allows you to continue vaping even when you are recharging the battery. Some models stipulate that the passthrough charge will only be applicable when your battery has at least one tenth of full charge but that is not a hiccup for most users.
While you can vape and recharge on the go, switch cartridges effortlessly and there is no need to deal with the bowls loaded with herbs, there is a significant impact on the actual vaping experience with such handheld portable devices. You would be using oils, waxes or concentrates. These are much more potent than dry herb. You can choose waxes or oils or blends with a certain concentrate of active compounds derived from marijuana, you can choose the potency of cannabis and you can choose your favorite flavor. You would have a much better vaping experience, courtesy the volatile aromatic compounds. You would also have a more profound physical and psychological impact as the concentrates are more potent than dry herb or herbal blends.