One of the issues that has some people asking for more regulations when it comes to vaping is the fact that a small group of people are using vaporizers to consume marijuana/THC, as opposed to nicotine. Not surprisingly, the issue isn’t really being touted as a health concern, but a concern that when someone is vaping marijuana and not smoking it, it’s harder to catch them. Opponents are suggesting that electronic cigarettes will be used as a cover for marijuana, which is obviously illegal in the majority of the United States. Of course there are health concerns thrown in for good measure to make it look like this is all about health. In order to help avoid e cigarettes being lumped in with illegal products in the face of society and pending legislation it is important for the community at large to understand the differences between vaping e juice and vaping marijuana. The are separate practices which should not be confused for one another.
The general consensus is that the best temperature zone to vape marijuana is between 240-370 degrees Fahrenheit. The best temperature for nicotine is between 257-302 degrees Fahrenheit. If you go any lower, you are going to release more aroma and less of the components that you are seeking to take in. While the temperatures are relatively close in terms of reaching the optimal level of heat, there is a notable difference. In other words, if someone does try to vape marijuana from an e-cigarette, they aren’t going to get the full effect that they are looking for because e-cigarettes are optimized for vaping nicotine. It is important to point out that these are in fact completely different devices from the beginning.
Vape pens are vapor products that look like e-cigs, but aren’t. They are used for vaping marijuana. Different versions of these devices allow marijuana users to vaporize dried herbs or a THC infused wax. Anyone who is truly worried about marijuana use, and feels that they need to involve electronic cigarettes, is best advised to learn the signs of marijuana and accept that the product itself, and its effects fail to equate to using an electronic cigarette or traditional personal vaporizer.
Signs of Marijuana Use
Knowing how to differentiate those vaping marijuana and those vaping e cig juice will put you on the right path understanding the fundamental differences in the two activities.
*Marijuana proponents use vape pens, otherwise known as the “G Pen”.
*When vaping in public marijuana users often try to hide use of vape pen.
*An aroma of marijuana will waft through the air when someone is partaking in the (largely) illegal version of vaping. It’s hard to mistake the smell of marijuana for “Traditional Tobacco” or “Cherry Jubilee”.
*For a quick rundown on the signs of marijuana use check out this overview from the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
While we are not here to condone, encourage, or otherwise address the use of marijuana, we aren’t here to judge it either. Many states are in the process of changing their marijuana laws, and to be honest marijuana might just be legal in your state soon, if it isn’t already. E cigarette users are sure to be mistaken for marijuana users, and vice versa, in the very near future. It is important to highlight the differences between the substances, their effects and the overall lifestyle that is associated with each.