5 things to look for in a vape pen
Vaping, meaning the act of inhaling vaporized solutions through a CBD vape pen, is becoming more and more popular in Canada, especially for CBD products. These pens can be used for liquids, waxes, and herbs that contain CBD, THC, or nicotine.
With such a wide range of options out there, what are the most important things to look for when buying a CBD vape pen in Canada today?
What Makes a Quality Vape Pen?
- Ingredients Make the Experience
The first thing to consider is what you will be using your pen for: What do you like? What are your personal favourites and preferences—liquids, herbs, or wax? CBD, THC, or both? A pen that is specialized for the intended use will provide the most optimal experience.
- The Material Matters
The material is another important thing to keep in mind when buying your vape pen. You will want it to be made out of titanium grade one or two. Titanium is considered to be the safest material, and is the kind that has been tested most.
Avoid titanium alloy as this material has not yet been as widely researched, meaning any potential side effects are still unknown. Teflon, commonly used as a non-stick material on items such as frying pans is another material to avoid.
Teflon has some recorded negative side effects, from minor health issues to more serious such as congenital disabilities.
- Some Like it Hot
The heating method plays a big and important part in the vaping experience, but what kind to use is up to each individual and their personal preference. The three methods used in vape pens are convection, conduction, and induction.
In convection, air is used to get the product to the right temperature, which takes a little longer but reduces the risk for wasted material and combustion. Convection vaping is currently considered the healthier option. Conduction means direct contact, where the product and heat source connect directly to produce the vapor.
This method is faster but somewhat more wasteful. Induction uses magnetic fields to heat the product and is still a relatively rare method but considered the ideal choice, as no product comes in contact with the heat source.
- Go with the Flow
The airflow can be a make-it or break-it point, so being able to adjust the airflow and, therefore, the quality of your vapor is another thing to put on your list of desirable vape pen features.
More air equals more vapor and a “cooler” feeling, where decreased airflow can feel warmer and harsher, as well as a smaller cloud of vapor.
- Don’t Forget the Battery
Last but not least is the battery. You want to buy a pen with a battery that can be charged by USB, that is long-lasting, and that is rechargeable.
This is both the more convenient and environmentally conscious option, and there are several great options for CBD vape pens here in Canada.
Five Things to Consider When Buying a Cbd Vape Pen in Canada
With the steady increase in products available on the MOM-market, choosing a CBD vape pen in Canada can definitely be a challenging and confusing task.
So start off by determining what you will be using your pen for, and do some research to determine what heating method is recommended for your product of choice. Then look for a pen with these features made out of grade one or two titanium, with adjustable airflow and a quality, USB-rechargeable battery.