Describe the different features of common vape pens, the pros and cons of each, and how to choose the best vape pen for yourself.
So you’re thinking about getting a vape pen and wanting to know where to start? We’ve got you covered. There are a lot of ways you can consume cannabis, and vape pens are a very easy and discreet way to medicate. They come in a lot of different shapes and sizes. Some of them are reusable, and others are disposable. Then there’s the different cartridges, and all the types of oils and concentrates available. It can seem like a lot at first.
However, understanding vape pens is pretty simple, so we’re going to focus on that There are lots of other vape devices out there we could talk about, like the volcano vaporizer, or any of the handheld units, but the vape pens are often some of the most common found in dispensaries.
First to talk about is the use it and loose it disposable vape pens. These are meant for one time use, where you consume it until there’s no product left, and you can then trash or recycle the pen. These can last hours to days depending on how much you consume at a time. Disposable vape pens come all in one piece.
Rechargeable vape pens usually come in just two pieces. The battery and the cartridge. The battery is the main piece you inhale from, that also houses the heating element. Most rechargeable vape pens come with a universal USB charging cord, or similar charging mechanism. The cartridge screws on and off of the battery unit, connecting to the heating element.
There are different size cartridges, and most dispensaries will carry all the standard sizes. If you already have a vape pen you’re using, but don’t know what size cartridge you need for a refill, bring your battery in with you and a Patient Care Associate will look at it to confirm the right size you need.
In choosing the best disposable vape pen, it’s mostly up to your preference in the specific dosage available in the product, or the particular strain used to make the product. Since it’s disposable, you won’t be able to switch it out with any other product like you can with a reusable one.
When it comes to reusable vape pens, the choice then comes down to preference in how they operate. Most of them have button systems that turn the device on and off, and ignite the heating element when the button is held. Some of them just work by simply inhaling from the device. These types will usually have a light that will stay lit until one dose has been administered. Some include settings where you can change the temperature of the heating element by pressing the power button a certain amount of times.
In the end, choosing the right vape pen comes down to finding what you like. Maybe you’ll like the power of temperature control, or the ease of simply inhaling. Either way, our Patient Care Associates at Terrabis will do our best to match you with the perfect vape pen.