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Reading time - 8 minutes - December 16, 2022
The method of inhaling dry herbs, such as cannabis, has been commonplace for thousands of years. In fact, evidence shows that humans were ‘smoking’ various plants as early as 5,000 BC (that’s over 7,000 years ago!). But it is only in the last couple of decades that we have been able to experience the benefits of various plants and dry herbs without the associated risks that come from burning plant material. This is possible thanks to the invention of dry herb vaporizers.
The term ‘dry herbs’ can refer to many different plants, such as mint, oregano, and many more. However, in the context of vaporising, the term is largely used to refer to cannabis. Cannabis has been the number one most popular recreational drug on the planet for decades, but it is important to remember that millions of people also benefit from the medicinal potential of this ancient plant. Of course, for people who are conscious of their health, the traditional inhalation method of smoking is far from ideal. This is why dry herb vaporizers have become the new device of choice for wellness and medicinal cannabis consumers alike.
The benefits that a high-quality dry herb vaporizer can bring are impressive, to say the least. So, with that said, let’s take a look at some of the key benefits of opting for one of these innovative devices.
Medical cannabis is becoming increasingly available throughout the world for the treatment of various illnesses and conditions. Furthermore, an ever-growing number of people are embracing the potential of the cannabis plant for their everyday wellness goals. Understandably, however, doctors and medical professionals warn against the dangers of smoking cannabis. As such, dry herb vaporizers, such as the Nectar V2 Vaporizer, have become the recommended method of administration for cannabis inhalation.
Smoking presents dangers to your throat and lungs in two key ways. Firstly, the smoke produced when burning plant matter produced harmful carcinogens and other toxic chemicals that can lead to the development of cancer and other illnesses. Secondly, the intense heat caused by burning herb and the paper it is wrapped in (these temperatures can reach up to 900°C!) can cause irritation and damage to the lining of the throat and lungs.
The good news is, both of these are completely avoidable. Using a dry herb vaporizer allows you to release the desirable compounds from your cannabis without burning the plant and producing harmful chemicals. Furthermore, vaporising dry herb requires much lower temperatures – so low, in fact, that in many cases, the vapour produced by a dry herb vaporizer feels cool on inhalation!
The boiling point of THC – one of the most popular and well-known od cannabinoids – is around 157°C. Similarly, CBD comes to its boiling points at between 160-180°C. That’s why we have set the maximum temperature on our dry herb vaporizers to 240°C, giving you plenty of leeway to produce a potent, cannabinoid-rich vapour, without the risk of releasing harmful or irritable chemicals.
As we mentioned above, vaporising cannabis makes for a smoother, less irritable vapour that doesn’t irritate your lungs and throat. But there are more benefits to heating cannabis at lower temperatures.
As the burning temperature increases when cannabis is smoked, this causes the destruction of many naturally-occurring cannabis compounds, such as terpenes. Terpenes are versatile compounds that contribute to the scent and flavour of many plants, from fruits to flowers – and cannabis is no exception. Maintaining lower temperatures with a dry herb vaporizer preserves these compounds, making for a more well-rounded flavour and an authentic cannabis experience.
Vaporising cannabis using a dry herb vaporizer allows you to accurately control the dose of each vaping session. With a little research and working out, you can even begin to prioritise the utilisation of particular cannabinoids and set the vaporisation temperature accordingly. (Check out our blog ‘What is the Best Temperature to Vape Weed’ for more information). Furthermore, the gentle heating of your dry herb means that your product will last for much longer than with traditional smoking. This gives you a much more efficient administration, and saves you money in the long run!
Discretion is a major consideration for both recreational and medicinal cannabis users. We are all aware of the continued stigma around cannabis – even for patients for whom it has life-changing benefits. As a result, discretion has become key – and it must be said – smoking a joint is far from discrete. Thankfully, dry herb vaporizers offer an effective alternative. You can take your vaporizer with you on the go without fear. The lower burning temperatures also mean that the risk of recognisable cannabis smells is much lower, giving you peace of mind.
Medical and wellness-centric cannabis use is only becoming more popular. As a result, there is a growing proportion of the population who are on the lookout for healthier, and more effective alternatives to traditional inhalation methods – and dry herb vaporizers are, without a doubt, the ideal solution. Check out our range of high-quality dry herb vaporizers today and start enjoying a smoother, more authentic cannabis experience today.
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