Vapes and cartridges and pens, oh my! There’s an entire world of vaporizers within the culture of cannabis, and we are here to break it down for you in one place. Vapes are one of the most popular methods of cannabis consumption and for many good reasons. Like them or love them, they certainly are not going anywhere soon.
So, what exactly is a vape? Vapes come in many shapes and sizes, but generally, a vape is any device that vaporizes cannabis instead of burning it. The primary difference is seen through the heating element - smoking cannabis brings the flower to the point of combustion to ignition, and can literally burn through more of the flower’s beneficial components. By contrast, when you vape cannabis flower or concentrate at a lower, more precise, and controllable temperature, the heat will activate more cannabinoids and terpenes into a vapor, just below the point of combustion. This range sits around 355 - 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
The first known cannabis vaporizers came from two inventors in the 20th century, the first being Joseph Robinson, who patented a mechanical butane ignition vaporizer in 1927. Later in 1960, scrap metal dealer and Korean War veteran Herbert Gilbert created an invention named the Smokeless. The Smokeless holds a cannabis liquid that is heated by a battery-powered device, thereby forming an inhalable vapor. This mechanical setup is used to this day as the main skeletal makeup for almost all modern vaporizers.
Approaching the world of vapes can feel overwhelming at first, but can be broken down easily into a few categories, the main two being dry vs. wet vapes. Dry herb vaporizers are devices that are intended for cannabis flowers only, and usually contain an “oven” chamber for the dry product to be heated in. Via basic convection and conduction, the flower is able to be burned without combustion, bypassing the potential for harmful components or wasting your product.
Dry vaporizers can be devices as large as Volcanoes, which are tabletop-only, large, relatively heavy, and have multiple settings. Temperature dials are important, as they help to regulate the heating element which activates the flower. Some dry herb vapes can also be small and discreet enough to be handheld and fit inside of your pocket and contain all the same mechanics and temperature settings.
Wet vaporizers are usually referred to as “pens” and are usually a two-part setup, with a reusable vape battery and cartridge attachment containing hash oil, resin, and other distillates. The battery is often able to be charged via USB attachment and can be used basically indefinitely. These vapes are called vape pens because of their sleek, thin style that is aesthetically reminiscent of the writing tool.
While most wet vapes are reusable, there are a few disposable vapes available as well. These cartridge attachments are what contain the distillate or oil being vaporized, and usually hold anywhere from .3g - 1g of liquid THC cannabis product. These cartridges can be bought at dispensaries in states where marijuana is legal either recreationally or medicinally. CBD cartridges are available for purchase in relatively any state if you are over the age of 21, and can be found in some smoke shops or even gas stations.
Vaping your weed, be it a dry flower or liquid concentrate, allows the product to be consumed at much lower temperatures than traditional smoking which can release harmful components into your lungs such as tar and carcinogens. Burning cannabis at a higher temperature through joints or dabs has been known to give many users a sore throat afterward as well. Likewise, it’s been studied that the temperature used during vaporization is low enough to mitigate, if not entirely avoid, the toxins associated with traditional combustion smoking.
You can purchase all vape batteries, pens, accessories, cartridges, and dry flowers at smoke shops, dispensaries, and online vape stores in states where marijuana is both medically and recreationally legal. Purchasing just the batteries, pens, and accessories themselves does not require a medical marijuana card, but does require you to be 21 years or older. Grassdoor has a selection of safe, high-quality, delicious THC cartridges, dry flowers, vape pens, batteries, and other accessories available for purchase and delivery in the state of California. Grassdoor delivers to most of the state the same day, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Orange counties.
In short, no. Due to the recent passing of the POSECCA (Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act) law in late 2021, residential delivery of either nicotine or cannabis vaping products is entirely prohibited. The only exceptions are B2B shipments, as well as shipments to consumers within the borders of Alaska and Hawaii. However, through Grassdoor, you can purchase CBD and THC vape pens and other vape products online to be delivered near you on, the same day with no shipping required.
Depending on how frequently you are puffing on it, the cartridges could last you quite a while. This is also due to the heat of these devices always being under the point of combustion, naturally extending the life of your product by not eating through the majority of your cannabis in one sitting.
Weed vapes are safely used by millions. Regarding dry vapes with cannabis flowers from a dispensary, there are no known concerns. With wet vapes, there have been turbulent times in recent years where unsafe cartridges were being sold from the black market. These cartridges had illicit, unapproved, and untested substances in addition to the cannabis extract, and were dangerous to consume. However, with heightened awareness and legal crackdowns, the amount of unsafe cartridges has greatly decreased. As long as you purchase your cartridge from a reputable dispensary, vaping will be completely safe for you!
You can always rest assured that Grassdoor flower and cartridges are at the safest levels for consumption, as our management diligently sources from local, clean farms and labs for the highest quality product. With same-day delivery, let Grassdoor be your one-stop shop for top-notch vape products in California.
A weed pen or vape pen is a handheld battery-powered device filled with cannabis concentrate, released as vaporized CBD or THC oil. It's a great alternative to smoking cannabis, especially if you want to go smoke-free. Weed pens are discreet by design and can be taken anywhere, making them a practical pick for beginners and pros.
As per federal legalization law, weed pens with less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC can be brought on an airplane. They can be taken with you in carry-on luggage only or in your pocket but not in checked-in baggage for security reasons. Be advised that the FAA regulations prohibit using vape pens and even e-cigarettes during a flight. To be absolutely certain about carrying a vape pen, it's best to check the airline TSA rules for vape pens before traveling within the US and to foreign countries.
Disposable weed pens are just as discreet and effective as rechargeable vaporizers or vape pens. As hit-it-and-quit-it disposable weed pens, users can enjoy their favorite distillate at home or on the move. Disposable weed pens are safe to dispose of once the vape juice runs out. All the components housed within a disposable weed pen are contained in the unit and meant for disposal.