Although there is still a long way to go before cannabis oil-filled vape pens are found in shops, there are still places online where you can buy your vape pen needs. However, because it’s still a bit of a taboo subject, you may feel overwhelmed by what to buy when looking for your first one. Well you’ve come to the right place. Read this guide and fear no more about what to look for.
Battery and temperature settings
Studies into vaping show that the higher you burn your oils, the more carcinogens you may be inhaling. Although there is not enough research to prove this as fact, it’s better to be on the safe side. Low voltage batteries which don’t give so much electricity to the heating element in order to reduce this risk. Being able to adjust the temperature settings on your vape pen is also a good thing as it can lower the risk of being exposed to harmful carcinogens.
Check the consistency of the oil
In an unregulated industry, trying to find an oil with a good consistency can be a bit like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The best kind of consistency that you should be looking for should be an oil which is like honey. You want it smooth and runny, but not so runny that you’ re in danger of it leaking. For cannabis oil, you need to find something which is the consistency of honey, because this means it is more likely to be 100% pure cannabis oil. This is one of the easiest ways to check whether a product is as pure as it claims to be.
Your tongue knows best
Luckily for us, our tongues know how to pick up on chemicals which are bad for us. If it tastes bad then that is your tongue’s way of telling your body that you shouldn’t be consuming it. Although you may be used to the taste of cannabis from a plant, cannabis oil rarely tastes the same. This may throw you off at first but remember that the oil has been refined and changed so that it can be smoked this way. Don’t let the different taste put you off, if it tastes like cannabis you’re used to, it may be because it’s had things added to it – not good things, we might add.
Ultimately, trust your gut
Because the vaping industry is fairly new, and the vape pen industry even newer, there is very little we know about it. Most of the things that you hear are educated guesses and while these are good to base a certain amount of judgment on, you should not trust them absolutely. Remember to trust your guts instincts, and if something inside you tells you that a product isn’t completely legit, then it probably isn’t.