There has long been a debate centered around which method of cannabis use was superior: vaping or smoking. While many are rooted in their own preferred method, there are several concrete reasons that would suggest vaping is a far better way to use than smoking.
If you’re new to vape technology, something as simple as picking a cartridge can quickly become overwhelming. From battery choices to potency, terpene flavor profiles to sativas, indicas, and hybrids – there’s a whole world of choices you can enjoy with a click of a button and a deep breath.
Cannabinoid enthusiasts around the country are exploring a new type of high in the form of Delta-8. This lab-synthesized cannabinoid can be extracted from hemp, giving it enough legal leeway to encourage a huge boom in consumer popularity over the past three years. Consumers say Delta-8 provides a milder high than its close cousin, Delta-9 (the cannabis industry’s standard THC).
According to a New York Times feature, Delta-8, “is the fastest growing segment of products derived from hemp (…) with an estimated consumer sales of at least $10 million.
The effects of the cannabis plant have been desired, dissected, demonized, and discussed for centuries. Until recently, cannabis has been seen mostly as a delinquent pastime for unmotivated teens and stoners.
But in the last few years, cannabis, and the cultural associations people have with the plant, have shifted dramatically. As people began to realize that cannabis has a multitude of health benefits - from anxiety relief to pain management, from nausea cessation to alleviating the lifelong trauma associated with post-traumatic stress disorder - cannabis’s value has skyrocketed, leaving behind the stigma its usage once carried.
Marijuana is having quite a moment. As many U.S. states have begun legalizing marijuana and steps are starting to be taken to legalize it federally, there has been a massive shift in how it’s viewed and who uses it.
Consequently, marijuana is becoming a booming legal industry across the country. As a result, marijuana is becoming much easier to find and in various methods of ingestion that were not previously available or at least not nearly as ubiquitously.
But while society has done away with some of the stigmas associated with smoking weed that resulted from anti-drug propaganda, the main health concern remains the same. Smoking anything is unhealthy.
It is hard to deny that the cannabis industry is gaining traction across the United States and abroad. However, as the industry develops, so are the techniques in which cannabis is smoked or ingested.