Vaporizing Overview

What is Vaping?

Vaporizing, or “Vaping” cannabis is the act of heating the product (flower or concentrate) to a temperature high enough to release the desired cannabinoids without reaching combustion, which releases undesired carcinogens and toxins. Varying temperatures can provide different effects

Temperature Variations and Their Therapeutic Uses

Cannabinoid Activation / Temperature Theraputic Effects Psychoactive? Interaction w/ other cannabinoids Found outside of cannabis? Precursor
2 D9 THC Delta9 – tetrahydrocannabinol 315 ℉ Analgesic, anti-emetic, anti-spasmodic, appetite stimulant, anti-proliferative, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective Yes THCV, CBD THCA
3 D8 THC Delta8 – tetrahydrocannabinol 349 ℉ Anti-anxiety, anti-emetic Yes THC THCA, D9 THC
4 CBD Cannabidiol 338 ℉ Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-diabetic, anti-emetic, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ischemic, anti-proliferative, anti-psoratic, anti-psychotic, anti-spasmodic, anxiolitic, bone stimulant, immunosuppressive, intestinal anti-prokinetic, neuroprotective No THC Hemp CBDA
5 CBG Cannabigerol 126 ℉ Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, bone stimulant, analgesic, anti-fungal No CBGA
6 CBC Cannabichromene 428 ℉ Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, bone stimulant, anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, anti-insomnia No CBCA
7 CBN Cannabinol Oxidation of THC, 365 ℉ Analgesic, anti-insomnia, anti-spasmodic, anti-anxiety, anti-emetic Yes THC
THCA, D9 and D8 THC
8 THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin 428 ℉ Anoretic, anti-epileptic, bone stimulant Yes THC THCVA
9 CBDV Cannabidivarin 864 ℉ Anti-convulsive, bone stimulant No CBDVA
10 CBGV Cannabigerivarin Anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant No THC CBGVA
11 CBCV Cannabichromevarin CBCVA
12 CBE Cannabielsoin 406 ℉ Yes CBDA, CBDVA
13 CBL Cannabicyclol 747 ℉ No CBC
14 CBT Cannabitriol
15 CBDL Cannabinodiol Yes
Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid
anti-inflammatory, antiprofilerative, antispasmodic THC D9
17 CBDA Cannabidiolic Acid
19 Abbreviation Terpene Activation Temp. Theraputic Effects Aromatics Potential Medical Value
20 PNE a-Pinene 311 F Alertness, memory retention, counteracts some THC effects Pine Asthma, pain, ulcers, anxiety, cancer
21 MYR Myrcene 332 F sedating, couchlock, relaxing Cardamom, cloves, musky, earthy, herbal insomnia, pain, inflammation
22 LME Limonene 348 F elevated mood, stress relief Citrus anxiety, depression, inflammation, pain, cancer
23 CYE caryophyllene 266 F stress relief Pepper, spicy, woody, cloves pain, anxiety, depression, ulcers
24 LNL Linalool 388 F mood enhancement, sedation Floral anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, inflammation, neurodegeneration
25 HUM Humulene 222 F Hops, woody, earthy anti-inflammatory
26 OCM Ocimene 122 F sweet, herbal, woody anti-viral, anti-fungal, antiseptic, decongestant, antibacterial
27 TPE terpinolene 366 F sedating Piney, floral, herbal antioxidant, sedative, antibacterial, antifungal, anticancer

What Kind of Vaporizers are There?

Many people think that a “vape pen” with a cartridge is the only way to vaporize cannabis. There are actually different ways to vaporize cannabis flower and concentrates.

Concentrates can be consumed through vaporization by heating a titanium or quarts nail for “dabbing” as well as a number of handheld devices that are meant for concentrates. Flower vaporizers are twice as useful because you can save the vaporized flower to incorporate in to edibles.

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