Vaping is a convenient, discreet way for users to consume marijuana, which is appealing to many patients and customers. Many vape pens are designed to fit in small places, such as pockets and purses, and the vapor that’s emitted is often odorless. Since many people also vape tobacco products, using a vape pen to consume marijuana is not easily detectable.
Smoking marijuana in its traditional flower form burns carcinogens, and causes users to get smoke in their lungs. As people become more aware and cautious of the negative health effects of smoking and ingesting carcinogens, THC vaping and other alternative forms of smoking, such as dabbing concentrates, are growing in popularity.
Users can vape different forms of marijuana concentrates, such as wax, shatter, live resin and hash oil, or in some cases, dried flower. When using a portable vape pen, users place a small amount of marijuana inside the pen. Different pens operate slightly differently depending on whether they are designed to vape marijuana in the form of concentrates, oil cartridges or dried flower. Once the cannabis product is inserted into the vape pen, the cap is replaced and the user pushes a button to heat a coil. Then, the vaporized cannabis is smoked, or “vaped,” from the pen’s mouthpiece.
Some vape pens use thinning elements like propylene glycol or coconut oil, while others do not.
Lightshade carries many types of vape pens, including ones that are designed for concentrates, oil cartridges and dried flower, and ones with and without thinning agents, such as propylene glycol and coconut oil. We also carry a variety of indica, sativa and hybrid strain hash oil cartridges. Lightshade’s vape products for both medical and recreational customers vary among locations, and inventory fluctuates.