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Jan 12, 2022

How to Use a Vape Pen, The Right Way

If you’re a regular cannabis consumer, the chances of you coming across a vape pen are quite high. Vaping bud has become one of the most popular ways to enjoy cannabis, with research confirming that 23% of Canadian cannabis consumers use vape devices to achieve certain effects. It’s easy to use, discreet and compact, allowing users to reap the benefits of cannabis without the need to use other bulky, high-maintenance accessories. While all types of cannabis consumption methods might impose health risks due to the smoking aspect, vaping and consuming edibles are presented as less harmful, according research. 

In this post, Seven Point Cannabis will guide you on how to use a vape pen, depending on your desired effects, especially if you’re unsure of some technical terms that are vital in getting its full effects.

Before reading along, visit our store to see which vape products will suit all your needs! 

How to Use the Vape Pen To Maximize its Effects 

Vape pens have been around for quite some time now, thanks to the accessibility brought by cannabis companies specializing in extract and oils. Vape pens offer a certain type of convenience that eliminates the “smoking” factor, as well as the damage it can do to the lungs. 

To explain it further, vaping is the act of inhaling vapor from an electronic or vaping device. It simulates smoking, but without the harmful carcinogens produced by decarboxylation.

But before we discuss how to use vape pens and their importance in the cannabis industry, let’s look at their recent history and beginnings. 

A Short History of Vape Pens

Its origins are loosely credited to Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik, who invented the “first working vaporizer pen” in 2013. His invention came equipped with a battery and a cartridge to contain the concentrate, as well an atomizer. This invention sparked a revolution in the cannabis market, paving the way to a method that elevated the cannabis experience in terms of potency and accessibility.

The first cannabis vape pen entered the American cannabis consciousness in 2017, and in 2019, it was declared legal to use in Canada – a year after recreational use was legalized. These days, cannabis vape cartridges come in many shapes and forms. Most indica, sativa, and hybrid strains in the market are being sold as cartridges to pair with a plethora of devices that cater to all types of cannabis lovers, from the most minimalist to cannasseur-level types of tokers. 

Now that you know where this innovation was brought to life, it’s time to fully understand how to use a vape pen. Here are four things that you need to be aware of, according to our staff!

 A man holding a vape pen, wearing a Seven Point Cannabis sweater

Understand Heat Preferences 

Temperature settings are crucial if you truly want to understand how to use vape pens, whether for concentrates or for flowers. When using a vape device, remember that the heat needs to be adjusted to a degree when the cannabinoids and terpenes convert into vapor. The vapor is inhaled, so the users can start to feel the effects of the strain of choice. 

To learn more about variable voltage settings, you can ask your local budtender for some tips or view this comprehensive guide

Choose the Type of Oil that Affects the Best Voltage Setting 

Choosing the cartridge containing the extract you wish to use plays a huge role in the flavour, intensity, smoothness, and overall buzz. Vaping at low temperatures provides more flavour matched with a milder buzz, hence having the need for more puffs to suit your desire. This setting is best for THC cartridges, live resins, and terpene-rich cartridges.

On the other hand, higher voltages bring in huge vapor plumes without much flavour since the terpenes are more sensitive to heat exposure. Thicker oils like distillates that contain a higher concentration of cannabinoids usually require higher voltage settings to warm in the right way. 

If you’re looking for something to do the job, this stylish wood-finished pen from Vessel is ideal as it has four voltage settings that range from 2.4V to 3.6V.

When learning how to use a vape pen in terms of settings and voltages, here’s a simple breakdown that might help:

SETTING VOLTAGE
Low 2.4 V
Mid 3.2 V
High 4.0 V
Dab 4.0 V

Know Which Device is Best For You 

Devices or batteries are available in two options: one offering different voltage/heat settings, and another that has a single programmed setting. Programmed settings range from 2.2V to 4.0Vs, depending on the type and model. 

To understand how to use a vape pen, you must also need to know its parts. Each part plays a significant role in delivering the experience. A vape device is comprised of:

  • Mouthpiece
  • Tank or cartridge
  • Atomizer
  • Power button/sensor
  • Battery

This Era Vaporizer by PAX is a good place to start, with wide temperature control and precise controls for a personalized experience so you can find the most ideal settings. To understand more about its anatomy so you can quickly learn how to use a vape pen, visit this guide

Pre-rolls and vape devices on display

Start Low and Definitely Slow

If you’re new to the world of oil vaping and wish to know how to use a vape pen safely, it’s a golden rule to not overdo it, no matter how high you think your tolerance is. Always go for the lowest heat setting, regardless of which strain you choose. Remember that the oils that are in the cartridges are extracts, meaning that they are highly potent compared to the regular flower.

Want to Learn More Tips on How to Use a Vape Pen? 

Seven Point Cannabis is here to help! Our knowledgeable staff can explain which vape cartridges and devices suit your preferred benefits and effects so you can adapt these tips when learning how to use a vape pen. Browse through our selection of cannabis cartridges as well as our battery devices that will suit your preference and budget. Our in-house staff will explain the effects you can expect from cartridges, as well as how to operate and use the devices to make them last as long as possible. 

While you’re at it, feel free to browse the rest of our smokeless offerings, such as edibles and capsules as well as topicals that can soothe tired muscles and help you relax after a long day.

If you can’t find something you’re looking for on our website, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more about our offerings.

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