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All About Vaporizers

All About Vaporizers

Welcome to vaporizing—a modern and smoke-free way of consuming cannabis! With vaping technology improving every year, vapes now come in more shapes, sizes, and styles than ever before.  From pre-filled carts and batteries to premium, app-controlled e-rigs, there have never been more options to enjoy cool, flavourful cannabis vapor.

Let’s look at the basics of vaporizing, a few standout products, and how to choose one for yourself!


What makes a vaporizer different?

Unlike smoking which combusts ground weed or concentrate, vaporizers gently heat your cannabis at a lower temperature. This lower heat releases the active compounds in cannabis, such as THC and CBD, without causing the cannabis to burn and produce smoke. When you use a vaporizer you aren’t ‘smoking’ – you’re vaping! – which can provide a smoother inhalation overall.

Vape users also enjoy the efficiency of vaping; where traditional smoking accessories like joints or bongs can produce significant smoke that feels substantial to the user, vaping can extract more cannabinoids without burning them away. Very efficient!

All about vaporizers

The three main types of vaporizers

Dry herb vaporizers

These vapes are designed for vaporizing ground cannabis flower, with heating chambers that can be adjusted for different temperatures to dial in the flavour profile. Smokers can enjoy the full spectrum of terpenes in the taste of the vapor, brightening flavours that are harder to detect when smoking. If you’re looking for a dry herb vape, try the popular PAX 3 for on-the-go use, or the Storz & Bickel Volcano tabletop vaporizer for longer sessions.


Concentrate vaporizers

Concentrate vaporizers are specifically for vaporizing terpy concentrates like live resin or shatter. These vaporizers have specialized heating chambers that can accommodate gooey, melty concentrates which would gum up a herb vaporizer, providing some of the most potent, flavourful vapor available. Well-known concentrate vaporizers include the Puffco Proxy and Yocan Amor!


Dual-use vaporizers

Some vaporizers are built to consume both dry herb and concentrates! Although this might seem like a no-brainer, there can often be a few extra components that need to be adjusted for switching between the two. For a convenient dual use vape, check out the Xvape Aria!

Desktop vaporizers

Choosing between portable and desktop vapes

Vape pens and portable vaporizers

Using a portable vaporizer provides a more discreet option for on-the-go sessions. If you’re going to use your vaporizer on the go, pens and handheld models are the best choice; these compact devices are inconspicuous and minimize odor, without sacrificing the potency or flavour of your flower and concentrates. They’re also ideal for indoor sessions when the cold winter months bring smokers inside.

Many portable vapes have variable temperature settings, which let you customize the flavour and consistency of the inhale. Portable vapes tend to produce light, airy vapor to inhale, maintaining the natural flavors and characteristics of the strain. They are powered by rechargable batteries, and are simple to keep clean and maintain. Sleek, slender “pens” are popular for their pocket size, however larger box vaporizers tend to have more battery life, heat quicker, and are harder to drop and break.

For convenient and low cost vaping, twist a pre-filled 510 cartridge onto a rechargeable 510 battery and go! Canna Cabana has the lowest prices on both, guaranteed.


Desktop vaporizers

Desktop vaporizers sacrifice portability for superior power, allowing for prolonged sessions in the comfort of your home. If you’re planning on a big session with friends, passing around a Storz & Bickel Volcano bag is your best bet.

With larger heating chambers and precise temperature controls, desktop models are more efficient at vaporizing the terpenes and cannabinoids in your bud, delivering a more potent and flavorful vapor without waste. Many can be plugged directly to power, minimizing the odds that you’ll be out of juice for the session. Overall, these products cater to cannabis enthusiasts who expect to vape regularly at home, with a reliable device that heats quickly and is always ready to go. They are more expensive than smaller pens or portables, but are a worthwhile investment for experienced vapers, especially for enjoying big clouds indoors during the winter months.


The future of vaporizers

Body: Since the early 2000s, vaporizer technology has improved to support smoother vaporization, bigger clouds, longer battery life, faster heating, and modern conveniences like temperature control available through phone apps.

Check out some of our favourite brands blazing vape trails this year, like Puffco, Focus V, and Yocan. Today's vapes do more for less – and you’ll find the largest variety of vaporizers at Canna Cabana for the lowest price, guaranteed.