Vape THC – The New Craze in Town
Cannabis has been consumed across the world in a variety of forms, the latest being the vaporised version. Being very easy to use, discreet to handle and considered by many to be a relatively healthier option than tobacco, this new vaporised version of cannabis is finding widespread acceptance very fast. One of the reasons for this rising popularity of vaporised cannabis is that it is available in lots of flavours to suit different pallets.
A study conducted in the United States in 2018 confirms that after alcohol, marijuana is the second most consumed psychotropic drug. It was also revealed that more than 11.8 million young adults had consumed marijuana in some form or the other that year.
All about Vaporiser
Vaporiser is a device that converts a concentrate into vapour form which can be easily inhaled. Cannabis flowers or the concentrate when heated inside the vaporiser chamber produces vapours which are inhaled by the user to obtain the desired effect. One advantage of the vaporiser is that it does not burn the concentrate or the cannabis flowers which prevents the formation of carcinogenic compounds, tar or other harmful gases. The electronic components inside the vaporisers ensure that the temperature is maintained just right so that the concentrate does not burn but releases its vapours. The entire activity is smokeless which allows the user to continue in a discreet manner.
To suit different needs, these vaporisers are available in a variety of forms like table-top versions, mobile vaporisers or even in the form of a Vape pen. They are even made of plastic or metal and come in a variety of colours to match user preference. A vaporiser is a self-powered device with an in-built battery unit. The vaporiser is smart enough to get activated only when it senses that the user has sucked air through the mouthpiece. It then activates the heating element which releases vapours from the concentrate that get mixed with the air which is inhaled by the user. This process of heating the concentrate and release of vapour is almost instantaneous and the user can inhale the vapours in the first breath itself.
About Vape THC
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary constituent of cannabis which makes it a psychotropic substance. Vape THC is the modern avatar of THC specifically meant for users who do not wish to consume cannabis in its tradition form. Also called as juice, Vape THC is very easy to handle and convenient to consume. Often found in a liquid form, this juice consists of ingredients like cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes, all of which are extracted from fresh marijuana flowers. The process of extracting these ingredients from marijuana is quite complex and generally involves the use of carbon dioxide or alcohol as solvents. This complex process leads to the creation of a highly concentrated liquid which can easily be converted to vapour when heated at a particular temperature. The Vape pen’s heating chamber is capable of achieving this temperature almost instantaneously.
THC quantum in Vape
THC is a well-known psychoactive substance. It is the presence of THC that gives the high associated with cannabis. Usually the dry buds of cannabis contain about 20% THC. However, when these buds are processed and Vape juice is made out of it, then the concentration level of THC can be increased to as high as 90%. Thus Vape THC offers far higher concentration of THC than ordinary cannabis. Moreover, Vape THC is devoid of any inconvenience like handling issues, smoke or ash that are normally associated with cannabis. Also, as there is no burning involved, no smoke is produced. This eliminates the possibility of inhaling tar and any other carcinogens.
Highlights of Vape THC
There are a lot of advantages associated with Vape THC when compared with ordinary cannabis. Some of the important ones are:
- Smokeless: Since there is no burning, no smoke is created.
- Different flavours: Unlike its conventional form, a variety of flavours can be added to Vape THC to suit different tastes.
- Discreet: Being smokeless, Vape THC can be consumed very discreetly without anyone getting disturbed from it.
- Very effective: Being highly concentrated, very small amount of Vape THC is needed to achieve the same effect that too in a very small duration of time.
- Convenient: Unlike a conventional cigarette, Vape pens are very convenient to carry, recharge and refill. They also do not any create mess like ash.
While the US FDA has approved the usage of THC based medicines in certain cases of cancers and other diseases, the jury is still out on allowing its use in other diseases as well as under normal circumstances. This is primarily due to the abysmally low amount of research being currently undertaken on these substances. Lower research has led to a very low level of understanding about these substances, its benefits and effects over the body. On the contrary, it has led to the rise of a lot of ill-conceived notions about such substances. While research has increased in the recent past, a lot of ground still remains to be covered. But the fact remains that due to the variety of flavours and convenience offered, Vape THC continues to show a very strong growth across the world. It is this convenience that is making Vape THC the recreational substance of choice for millions worldwide.