It’s not difficult to learn how to use a vape pen, especially since there are online videos out there that instruct every part of the process. Here we’ll explore how to get started and best practices for the best cannabis vaping experience.

Getting Started Vaping Cannabis

When you’re getting started, it’s very important to get your cannabis products from a licensed dispensary. There you’ll have the support you need to find a cannabis vape pen that satisfies your personal needs and is guaranteed to be lab-tested for quality and formula accuracy.

  • Only purchase cannabis products from a licensed dispensary

What You’ll Need

A cannabis vape pen consists of a 510 battery (atomizer) and a cartridge filled with cannabis concentrate. The battery and cartridge fit together to resemble a pen shape. Batteries generally come with a USB charger.

  • A 510 battery with temperature control (fits most cartridges/not pods)
  • A cannabis concentrate cartridge

Choose a high-quality concentrate that’s been extracted using a CO2 process. A live resin or full-spectrum product will provide large terpene profiles and an authentic cannabis experience.

disposable vape penWhat About a Disposable?

There’s also a large selection of disposable vape pens on the market. They are self-contained and offer the user approximately 150-200 puffs per unit. The disposable vape will hold a charge until the device is empty and then it can usually be recycled in a bin at the local dispensary.

  • Disposable vapes are convenient and self-contained

How to Use a Vape Pen – First, Charge Your Battery

You’ve got your cannabis vape cartridge and your battery and you’re ready to go. First, charge your battery. Once it’s charged, remove the protective rubber cap from your vape cartridge and attach it to the threaded end of your battery. If you have a battery with a button, push it five times to turn your device on.

  • Pushing the button 5 times turns the battery on and off and pushing it 3 times changes the temperature on many models.

Ready to Vape

Once you know how to use a vape pen, and your setup is turned on, you are ready to vape. Vaping has a quick uptake and the body absorbs up to 33% of the cannabinoids from the cannabis plant with this method. It sends cannabinoids into the bloodstream moments after inhaling. Therefore, prepare yourself for your cannabis experience. Don’t drive and it’s a good idea to keep a bottle of CBD oil on hand to bring you back if you get too high.

Remove the rubber cap from the top of the mouthpiece on your vape cartridge before you take your maiden voyage.

  • Adjust the temperature – thicker viscosity usually requires more heat
  • Put mouthpiece up to mouth – push the button if there is one –  inhale
  • Hold in vapor for a beat or two – then exhale

You’ll probably want to find a couch or get creative depending on your cannabis. The effect will last a while and it shouldn’t cause coughing or lung irritation, so if that happens stop vaping. 

  • Avoid sharing someone else’s vape pen, it could lead to illness if the product isn’t lab-tested and compliant

These cannabis vape pen pointers will make it easier to have a positive cannabis vape pen experience. The big takeaway is to know where your cannabis extract comes from and that it’s lab-tested and compliant. Our cannabis experts at Haven can assist you with all of your cannabis vaping needs. They can also introduce you to different types of batteries and pod systems if you want to take it to the next level.

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