Tips to Picking a Medical Marijuana Vaporizer

Medical Marijuana has many beneficial properties,health benefits and has proven to be an alternative medical treatment that can help many individuals with chronic conditions that had lost hope and felt that they would never be able to live a normal life or be without chronic pain. In the last decade the use of Medical Marijuana has increased substantially and now well over half the states in the US now allow people to use medical marijuana in some form. You might be surprised to learn that Canada was the first nation to legalize medical use back in 2001. Even athletes have found many benefits from the use of Medical Marijuana.

There are many ways to use Medical Marijuana and each state or country has it own rules and regulations. One popular way and is vaping it with a vaporizer which is popular with many individual since it goes into the body quickly and work fast on pain. One of the advantages of using a vaporizer is that you won’t have to experience any of the drawbacks of inhaling smoke and many states in the US do not allow smoking of Medical Marijuana. The effects are the same, providing the therapeutic benefits without any of the potential problems.

Vaporizing is a great way to enjoy all of the medicinal benefits of marijuana, and it’s much better on your lungs compared to smoking.

There are many benefits to vaporizing medical marijuana, and it can be used for countless ailments.

Some of the benefits of medical marijuana include:

  • Helps with anxiety
  • Slows/stops cancer cells from spreading
  • Treats glaucoma
  • Controls epileptic seizures
  • Effective for pain


There are many more benefits of marijuana worth mentioning however this article would be much to long if we covered them all. In this article we’re going to cover how you pick a medical marijuana vaporizer.

With many brands in the market, it may feel like a daunting task to choose the perfect vaporizer, and that is why you need some ideas that can guide you to choose from the many vaporizers on sale. Comparing vaporizers is more like comparing electronics as you will find yourself talking about things like warranty and battery life.

Here are some of the things you should consider when searching for a vaporizer.

Portable vs Desktop

Your first decision is to choose between a portable and desktop vaporizer. If you only need a vaporizer that you can use on the go, then this might not be a difficult decision to make. Portable vaporizers are good when portability is a primary factor and can be used both at home and outside. However, there is some limitation on the functionality you can get with a portable vaporizer if compared to the desktop version.

Portable vaporizers come with small chambers and their battery life is shorter, so if the capacity of the vaporizer is your consideration, you would do better with a desktop vaporizer. With a portable vaporizer, you need to recharge regularly, since they run off rechargeable batteries. One of the most popular portable vaporizers with medical users is the Firefly 2. According to reviews, the Firefly 2 vaporizer delivers exceptional vapor quality compared to other models, and it also has a very long battery life.

A desktop vaporizer will come as the best choice if longevity and capacity to serve more is a factor. If you intend of vaporizing in the comfort of your own home, a desktop will likely better serve you.

Desktops tend to have better vapor quality, and they never have to be recharged which is very convenient.

Hands down the most popular vaporizer among medical marijuana users is the Volcano by Storz & Bickel. It’s quite expensive but delivers very high quality vapor, which makes it a worthy investment for many.

Heating method

Vaporizers heat the juice in two methods namely convention and conduction. In conduction, heat is transferred through direct contact while in convection heat is transferred through air particles. Convection is the most preferred option as it is superior because the material does not touch the heating element, but the downside is that it is more expensive.

Many vaporizers use conduction heating, so this is what you are likely to come across when you buy a portable or desktop vaporizer. One of the biggest challenges of vaporizers that use conduction is that there is a risk they will combust the material, which basically becomes a challenge as you will not get to enjoy the vapor you require. There also the risk of uneven heating, which forces you to periodically shake or stir the material.

Temperature control

Marijuana vaporizes at temperatures between 180°C and 200°C. There are vaporizers that come with a temperature control feature that allows you to adjust temperature. Others do the adjustment automatically to give you a smooth vaping experience.

Vaporizers that include temperature control usually come with an adjustable knob, a range of presets, or a digital display from which you can set the temperatures you want the marijuana to vaporize. Many people prefer the digital display because it allows them to precisely set operating temperature. These three options ensure the vaporizer works at a consistent temperature all the time.

Automatic vaporizers that set temperatures as you vape determine the required temperatures based on your speed of inhalation. With these, you will need to learn how to inhale to ensure consistent temperature. Temperature control is important as it helps you to target specific ingredients and determine when they are released.

Power source

Power source is another factor you should consider when looking for a vaporizer. This is usually important for portable vaporizers. You can use desktop vaporizers with wall adapters, which are consistent across brands.

Portable vaporizers rely on different types of power source. Most of them use a rechargeable battery, but there are those that rely on butane, which might pose a challenge when it comes to recharging. It could be impossible to compare battery quality until you use a vaporizer, so this is somehow challenging to determine. You may consult people you know to see what their experience was with certain vaporizers. If the vaporizer comes with an internal battery, check to ensure it is secured by a warranty in case the battery fails and has to be replaced.


Lastly, you may also need to consider the kinds of accessories you require to run the vaporizer. Virtually all vaporizers need some upkeep, which could include recharging or cleaning, so check to ensure that you are given the accessories you need when you buy a vaporizer.

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