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What are THC Vape Pens?

What are THC Vape Pens?

THC vape pens are a device used specifically to vaporize THC oils or cannabis concentrates. A vape pen is a handheld device that makes enjoying your favourite THC products easier and more convenient.

A vape pen is also sometimes referred to as a cartridge battery or weed pen. Some types are also known as wax pens. While the use of vaping devices may seem new, it’s far from it. Vaping dates back to Ancient Egypt when the Egyptians used hot stones to create vapours out of heated herbs.


How Vape Pens Work

The most common use of vape pens is with cannabis oil cartridges. These come pre-filled with specially-made, vaporizer-ready liquid. You can pick up all sorts of vape carts, but the most popular are 510-thread compatible carts, which are ready to use with most standard vape batteries.

A vape pen is made up of the following parts:

  • Refillable cartridge or pre-filled cartridge: A refillable cartridge allows you to use your own THC oil or vape material. A pre-filled cart comes already loaded and ready to use.

  • Pen battery: The pen battery is a rechargeable power source that heats your cannabis concentrates.

  • Atomizer: The atomizer is the heating coil that supplies power to the vape pen, which then vaporizes your cannabis.

  • Mouthpiece: The mouthpiece is where you place your mouth when using dab pens.

Vape pens differ from other methods of vaping. THC vape pens are used specifically for vaping THC and CBD. A vape pen battery is also typically sold as a long-lasting device with a rechargeable battery rather than as a disposable item.

However, if you prefer disposable, you can find THC vape pens that are disposable. These are often cheaper versions of a traditional THC vape pen battery, meaning they don’t heat as consistently.


Benefits of Using Vape Pens

There are many benefits of using vape pens over other methods of THC use. Instead of burning cannabis, vape pens vaporize CBD, THC, or other concentrates. One of the biggest benefits of using weed vape pens is the lack of smoke, which many users feel is easier on their lungs.

Vape pens are also far more discreet than joints, bongs, or other smoking methods. Without smoke, there's a whole lot less to smell - try taking your vape pen places you might otherwise feel self conscious smoking, or somewhere where you don't want the smell to linger. 

Using vape pens can also lead to you experiencing the effects of the THC faster. When compared to edibles, vaping offers a much faster high. Smoking a joint or blunt, on the other hand, may actually offer an even faster outcome than both edibles and vaping. Vaping is an equal middle ground that many people prefer.

Another reason that people enjoy using vape pens is that vape juices are available in a variety of flavours. Adding a hint of bubblegum or lemon tart to your day can be a great way to overcome sugar cravings and make your experience that much better. For those who don't enjoy vape flavours, there are also pure, unflavoured varieties available. 


What Can You Put in a Vape Pen?

The most common use of vape pens is with cannabis oils. For the best vaping experience, it‘s best to use a high-quality product. Better quality THC oils often capture the natural terpenes of the flower they're made from for a true-to-flower flavour and experience. Some vape carts even add botanical terpenes to boost your vape's flavour profile, leading to tasty pulls.

If this is your first time using a vape pen, it may be best to start with pre-filled carts that take all the guesswork out of your experience. Try great options from popular Good Supply and Phyto, known to be beginner-friendly!


How to Choose the Best Vape Pen

Choosing the best vape pen will ensure you have a great vaping experience. You can check out vape pens and get a personalized budtender recommendation at your nearest Canna Cabana, or you can shop online. Here are a few things to consider when shopping for the best vape pens:

  • Battery life: Vape pens with a higher milliamp rating have more battery life.

  • Design: You want to choose a vape pen that fits your design preferences. Vape pens and batteries come in all sorts of colours and styles, like Famous Brandz's gorgeous Lit Sticc batteries

  • Charger: You’ll also need a good charger. A lot of vape pen starter kits come with everything you need, including the charger.

  • Budget: Vape pens are available at a wide range of prices.

Similar to vape pens, the PAX 3 is a popular portable and pen-like vaporizer because of its versatile use and faster heat-up times. Other portable vape brands to consider include pens by Boundless Technology and a variety of devices from Arizer.

Just as important as choosing the best vape pen, you’ll also want to choose a high-quality cartridge to use with your new vape pen. The first step to choosing the best cartridge is ensuring that it fits with your current vape pen. The cartridges are typically designed to be compatible with a certain type of vape pen.

New vape carts come out every day in a huge variety of delicious flavours, like tropical fruit, mint, sour citrus, sweet baked goods, bubble tea, specific cannabis strains, and more!

You can also choose between sativa or indica-based cartridges, depending on what kind of high you're looking for. We like to recommend sativa carts for those who like to hit their THC in the morning or on the go, and indica carts for those looking to chill out at home or with their friends. 

Looking to get started? Check out our massive catalog of THC vape carts at Canna Cabana!