As stoners, we love consuming cannabis in a number of different ways. Devices like water bongs and dry pipes have existed for thousands of years, but a new technology has recently gained a lot of popularity - dry herb vaporizers. This post aims to clear up a lot of the confusion around dry herb vaporization while answering questions like - are dry herb vaporizers safe? Continue reading for an honest opinion on dry herb vapes backed by science!
Dry herb (or flower) vaporization explained
Many cannabis consumers around the world have turned to dry herb vaporizers over the past two decades. As an alternative to vaping oil concentrates, dry herb vaporization doesn’t involve burning your flower or inhaling any smoke. Instead, the flower is boiled to produce vapors which you inhale. Medical professionals often refer to the process as “smoking without the smoke.”
What do we know about dry herb vaporization?
The popularity of dry herb vaporization does not come without proper scientific studies. Luckily, we have a plethora of studies on the subject, although many often come from countries outside of the US where cannabis has been regulated for a longer period of time. The Netherlands is an example of one of these countries.
Read through the following studies for an insightful look into the benefits of vaporization compared to traditional smoking methods.
Are dry herb vaporizers safe?
Simply put, yes. Dry herb vaporizers that heat flower using conduction will remove harmful contaminants like carbon monoxide from the vapor. With traditional smoking methods, you inhale these contaminants directly into your lungs. The vapor produced by these devices do not carry the same level of risk as secondhand smoke as they dissipate into the air upon exhaling. Most importantly, it’s much harder to contaminate dry herbs, so the risk of consuming a dangerous element or unknown material in your cannabis is extremely low.
Our goal at OG Trays is to keep you informed about dry herb vaporization so you can make an informed decision for yourself. It may seem difficult to find studies when first researching the topic, but there are many different studies and research papers published today with more information. Use this article as a starting point for your research.
For any medical cannabis users, we recommend sticking to dry herb vaporizers for a safe and secure way to enjoy your flower.