By Michael Jacbos | March 16, 2017 | GotVape.com
Vaporizers have come a long way since their introduction in the 15th century. The first real vaporizer was invented by Irfan Shiekh of the Moguls. Today, we know them as hookahs. Later, the water pipe was invented. The first portable vaporizer was invented by Joseph Robinson in 1927. However, it is Herbert A. Gilbert who provided the design for the modern day e-cigarette in 1960.While hookahs have been used for hashish for centuries, the vaporizer industry has turned to cannabis thanks to the relaxation of marijuana laws and an increase of awareness in the benefits of vaping. They are proving that vape pens, mods, and desktop models are for more than just a hit of nicotine.
Why is there so much popularity for vaporizers in cannabis culture these days? Aren’t the traditional methods of smoking it like joints, bongs, and bowls enough? We have years of study on the effects of tobacco smoke to thank for some users. Some of the damage that comes from smoking tobacco isn’t from the tobacco itself but from the fact that it is burned. Health-conscious cannabis users might choose to stay away from smoking it and instead turn to edibles or oils, but these aren’t as convenient as smoking. Vaping fills the gap. In fact, vaping is said to remove 95% of the smoke that is inhaled.
Vaporizers also have the advantage over traditional smoking methods in that they more effectively convert the plant matter into active cannabinoids. This NORML study effectively showed that when vaporized, 46% of the available THC was released. When compared to a joint, only 25% of the THC was released. This means that you can stretch out your supply, and make the experience cheaper in the long run. Less is more when it comes to vaping cannabis.
The Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence conducted a survey on Facebook, polling 2,910 cannabis users. The results showed that 61% said that they would try vaping at least once. Twelve percent reported that vaping was their preferred method of marijuana consumption. Those who vaped tended to be younger, and reported that vaping tasted better, produced better effects, and created a more satisfying experience.
Vape pens, e-mods, and desktop vaporizers also have another thing going for them: the ability to choose your high. Yes, yes… you can burn hash in a pipe, but burning cannabis oil in a conventional glass pipe isn’t necessarily recommended. With vaporizers, you can choose to burn dry herb, wax, or cannabis oil. Each provides a unique experience.
Even celebrities have taken to endorsing vaporizers. Whoopi Goldberg and famous marijuana flaunter Snoop Dogg have endorsed vaporizer products like Grenco’s G-pen, endorsed by Snoop. Whoopi refers to her pen-style vaporizer as “Sippy” and even penned this article for the pro-cannabis site thecannabist.co. She uses humor and details her real-life struggles with glaucoma and trying to use a desktop vaporizer.
Cost can be a concern when it comes to vaporizers, particularly the desktop models. While some personal vaporizers can cost as little as $20, the more popular desktop models easily cost $250 and can run up to $700. However, this cost is easily made back by the fact that due to the nature of vaporizers, you require less product to get the same feeling versus traditional smoking methods.
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Michael is a marketing and creative content specialist at GotVape.com with primary focus on customer satisfaction. Technology and fitness combined healthy lifestyle obsession are his main talking points
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