Vaping Cannabis: Temperatures and Effects
More and more people are vaping cannabis nowadays. If you’re one of the many people that are looking to get into the world of vaping, this article will let you know everything you need to know in order to properly enjoy and make the most out of vaping cannabis. Once you have your hands on a decent device to vape with, you’ll need to learn the various temperatures and benefits that each vaping temp offers.
Good enough vaporizers usually have some sort of system that you can use to control the temperature/battery voltage. This allows consumers to control the effect they get from their cannabis.
The first thing you need to do is grind/shred your cannabis before placing it in your vape. Also, make sure not to go over 230ºC as cannabis starts burning at that temperature. The right temperature range is between 157 and 220ºC. We recommend taking soft but deep drags, which will allow for maximum quality in your vapor – if you take a strong drag it’ll vaporize faster making for less quality. This also helps avoid coughing fits, as the smoother the drag the less intense the feeling.
Cannabis vaporizers essentially heat up your weed until its cannabinoids “boil” and release their vapor. When smoked in a joint, all of these cannabinoids are mixed in with toxic substances in smoke – joints produce 10% cannabinoids compared to 95% from a vaporizer.
Cannabinoid evaporation begins at 157ºC. Depending on the temperature vaped at, you can get more of a mental or physical effect from the same amount of dry cannabis. The ideal temperature from which to extract the most cannabinoids possible with psychoactive effects is around 185ºC, and the ideal vaping temperature oscillates between 180 and 210ºC. Under 190º gives more of a mental high, whereas over gives more of a physical buzz.
- THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol): Optimal temperature 157ºC. This is the most famous, well-known cannabinoid thanks to its pain-relief and relaxing properties as well as euphoric effect.
- CBD (Cannabidiol): Optimal temperature 160-180ºC. This cannabinoid is designed for medicinal uses, and it also reduces paranoid/nervous effects that THC might have.
- CBN (Cannabinol): Optimal temperature 185ºC. CBN is a cannabinoid that is produces when THC is oxidized, which is why it’s found in small quantities in plants that are still living. It’s known for its antioxidant, sedative and antibiotic properties.
- CBC (Cannabicromeno): Optimal temperature 220ºC. This cannabinoid is incredibly similar to CBD and THC, although less-known. Recent studies state that it has antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Delta-8-THC: Optimal temperature 175-178ºC. This cannabinoid is incredibly similar to THC in as far as psychoactive effects. It hasn’t been studied much and is known to prevent vomiting.
- THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarina): Optimal temperature 220ºC. This practically unstudied cannabinoid is found in large quantities in plants, especially those from southeast Asia or south Africa. THCV has been shown to modify THC’s effects, and many doctors have applied THCV studies to diabetic and bulimic patients, as well as those suffering from Alzheimer’s.
Flavonoid and Terpenoid Temperature:
Alongside cannabinoids, cannabis plants have specific flavonoids and terpenoids. Flavonoids are a kind of pigment found in plants known as Vitamin P. Terpenoids and flavonoids are in charge of flavor and aroma in cannabis plants, as well as giving a series of medicinal and therapeutic effects.
Here’s a list of flavonoids and their optimal temperature.
- Beta-sitosterol: optimal temperature 134ºC, anti-inflammatory properties.
- Apigenine: optimal temperature 178ºC, anxiolytic anti-inflammatory and estrogenic properties.
- Cannaflavine A: optimal temperature 182ºC. COX inhibiting properties.
- Quercetine: optimal temperature 250ºC, antioxidant and antiviral properties.
Terpenoids are closely related to terpenes found in plants, which are found in every plant not just cannabis. They cause the aroma of your plants and other plants such as cinnamon, cloves or mint.
Here’s a list of terpenoids and their optimal temperature.
- Beta-cariofileno: optimal temperature 199ºC – anti-inflammatory and antimalarial properties.
- Alfa-terpinol: optimal temperature 156ºC – antioxidant, sedative, antibiotic and antimalarial properties.
- Beta-myrcene: optimal temperature 166-168ºC – pain relief, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Delta-3-carene: optimal temperature 168ºC – anti-inflammatory properties.
- Cineole: optimal temperature 176ºC – increases blood flow to brain, stimulating, antiviral and antibiotic properties.
- D-limoneno: optimal temperature 177ºC – antimutagenic, antidepressant properties and immune system booster.
- P-cymene: optimal temperature 177ºC – antibiotic and anti-thrush properties.
- Linalol: optimal temperature 198ºC – antidepressant, sedative properties and immune system booster.
- Terpinol: optimal temperature 209ºC – antiobiotic and AChE inhibiting properties.
- Borneol: optimal temperature 210ºC – antibiotic properties.
- Alfa-terpineol: optimal temperature 217ºC – sedative, antibiotic, antioxidants and AChE properties.
- Pulgeona: optimal temperature 224ºC – sedative and memory stimulant properties.
Here at growbarato.net we recommend knowing exactly what you’re vaping when using specific temperatures. Try it out for yourself at home, play around with your vape and set it to different temperatures in order to discover each effect and flavors you’d never experienced before.