In the beginning, I strictly shopped for dried cannabis flower, however although the dispensary carries a wide variety of options, I wasn’t interestedâ€¦ I appreciate smoking.
I appreciate the rapid onset of effects and the flavor, however there are some negatives to rolling a joint.
It wastes quite a bit of the flower, requires specialized gear and creates a mess. I was willing to buy pre-rolls because of the convenience and affordability, then however, there was still the concern of requiring an ashtray and lighter. The aroma and smoke drew unwanted attention. A budtender at the dispensary finally convinced me to try cannabis vapes. I was surprised by the superior flavor and potency. The budtender explained that a vape eliminates the combustion process. The cannabis oil is only heated to the point of creating vapor, leaving the terpenes and cannabinoids intact. The terpenes are responsible for flavor and aroma. The cannabinoids are the reason for the effects, but because of this, vapes supply a more beneficial experience; Plus, the vapes use a battery and are operated with the push of a button. They don’t create smoke, ash or aromas. The better options allow me to control the temperature and the amount I inhale. This is truly helpful for dosing. There are both disposable and refillable cartridges that are so compact, they fit truly into my pocket. I care about that smoking a vape is discreet. The dispensary carries a wide variety of indicas, sativas and hybrids in all potency levels. I can even purchase CBD vapes. I still sometimes smoke a joint on the weekends however properly opt for the convenience of a vape pen.