Differences Between Smoking and Vaping Cannabis

Those new to smoking cannabis might think that vaping and smoking weed will produce the same results but that’s not the case. Making sure you know the difference between the two is important before you consume cannabis in either way.  

Pros and Cons of Smoking

Smoking dried cannabis flower tends to have a cheaper up-front cost. This includes the costs for both the dried cannabis flower and the required apparatus. Packing and rolling a joint or blunt is also simple and may prove to be meditative for some. On the other hand, smoking weed, when compared to vaping, produces a strong and distinct odour. There is also a difference in experience between different strains and one may find themselves having trouble getting that perfect high. Another con is the lingering cannabis smoke, which is both difficult to hide and remove.  

Pros and Cons of Vaping

One major benefit of vaping is the lack of cannabis smoke odour. Vaping is discrete and mobile. There are no lighters or matches required and you can simply press a button for a quick puff. Vapes are also created to have a more pronounced flavour profile when compared to smoking flower. There are also cons to vaping and one is pricing. Depending on your vaping apparatus, it can be a hefty initial investment. There is some maintenance involved if you want to keep your vaping tools for a long time. Vapes also need to be charged periodically which proves to be an issue if you don’t have a charger handy.  

In Conclusion 

There are pros and cons to both methods of consuming cannabis. The better method tends to depend on each individual and situation. While the traditional method of smoking cannabis buds is tried and true, vaping cannabis is on the rise. The best way to find out what is best for you is to try them both! Hit up your local cannabis dispensary and buy some dried cannabis flower and a vape kit and enjoy!