What are Disposable Vape Pens?
Disposable vape pens are by far the most discreet way to medicate when out and about. The process of vaping involves heating either the dried flower or concentrates to a temperature that turns the chemical compounds (cannabinoids and terpenes) into vapour.
Cannabis vaporization is a healthier alternative to smoking cannabis because the user is not exposed to harmful carcinogens. Vaping occurs at temperatures that do not allow the dried flower or cannabis concentrate to combust. When compared to smoking, vaping cannabis increases the number of chemical compounds that are activated, potentially bolstering health benefits for medicinal marijuana patients.
A 2007 study found that while vaporization increased the amount of cannabis consumed, it also decreased respiratory symptoms in regular cannabis users who smoke. They concluded that the vaporization temperature was “cool enough to avoid the smoke and toxins associated with combustion.”
What’s In A Disposable Vape Pen?
Not all vape pens and vape carts are created equal. When choosing a vape pen, it’s essential to know what it’s made of. This includes the base, what or how it’s flavoured, and whether or not any cutting agents have been used to alter the final product.
Vape pens are filled with either CBD or THC distillate that has been explicitly extracted for optimal vaporization. During the initial extraction process, the cannabis distillate is stripped of its flavour and smell. From here the distillate can either be left in it’s “raw” flavourless form, mixed with terpenes to provide a flavour profile, or even combined with some kind of glycol (PG, VG, PEG) to give the vapour extra feeling when inhaled.