Vaporizers are devices designed to heat cannabis to a temperature where its active compounds, such as THC and CBD, are released as vapour instead of smoke. Vaporizers come in all kinds of sizes, colours, and price points, from pocket-sized and portable to hefty desktop setups. Vaporizers either use conduction heating (common on lower-priced vaporizer models), convection heating (most often in higher-end models), or in rare cases, a hybrid of both.
Portable vaporizers are ideal for on-the-go use, and are most often small enough to fit in a pocket or purse. Vaporizers of this type include vape batteries, which when paired with a 510 compatible vape cartridge, create a light and portable vape pen.
Most vaporizers are made to work with either concentrates or dry herb, but some are suitable for both. When buying a vaporizer, first check which type of cannabis your vaporizer is suited for.