Vape pens are cannabis devices designed much like e-cigarettes, making them generally small, thin and discreet. They can cost as little as $15 or as much as $200 and require maintenance like recharging the battery and refilling the cartridge.
As is the case with all vape pens, there’s a light that indicates when a dosage is complete. Many have a button that must be pushed while inhaling in order to activate the heat source.
Most of the pens that require maintenance are also interchangeable. There are five main parts to a vape pen; in order from bottom to top: battery, button, tank/cartridge, atomizer (heat source), and mouthpiece. The majority of pens made now follow an industry standard known as 510 threading, which allows you to interchange almost any cartridge onto any battery.
If you’re thinking of experimenting with vaping before you buy a potentially expensive pen that you’re unsure how to maintain, let alone if you’ll like it or not, consider disposable vape pens. These pre-loaded devices require no maintenance, cost less, and can be thrown away when empty.
How to Use a Vape Pen
Using your vape pen comes down to 5 simple steps.
1) Make sure your device is fully charged before you try to use it.
2) You should read the owner’s manual and get a good sense of which buttons do what. Traditionally, buttons on vape pens serve three main functions: Powering the device on and off, pressing and holding to take a hit, and then the button that allows you to change the temperature on the device.
3) Put the device together. Usually, this means assembling the mouthpiece, the battery, etc.
4) Load up the vape pen with your cartridge. Almost all cartridges nowadays come pre-packaged and easily screw into the device, which significantly minimizes the assembly time.
Once your pen is fully assembled, fully charged, and you are familiar with the device-buttons, it’s simply time to smoke and enjoy!
Disposable Vape Pens
Disposable vapes are to vape pens what training wheels are to bicycles. They’re available at most dispensaries and cost around $15-20. Coming in a variety of brands and strain specific flavors, disposable vape pens don’t have rechargeable batteries so you don’t have to worry about a dead battery unless all of the extract is also gone—in which case, you’d just throw it away.
With disposable vape pens, there’s often no button required to activate the heat source. Just inhale and wait for the light to indicate a complete dose. So rather than being the dumb friend who tries to inhale without the button, you’ll be the dumb friend who doesn’t inhale at all because you can’t find the button in the first place. It’s okay, we’ve all been there.
Factors to Look for When Buying Disposable Vape Pens
While there are several brands and flavors to choose from, finding the right one(s) can be overwhelming; so we’ve made it easier. Here are a few simple things you can do to optimize your vaping experience.
- Ask how many hits a new pen gets. Each pen should get you no less than 100 hits, upwards of 200. Depending on whether it’s filled with wax or oil, the measurement can vary so make sure to ask how many doses the amount equates to.
- Test the pen before you leave the shop. Even if you have to unpack it and it takes an extra minute of your day, you don’t want to leave the shop with a bad pen. Dispensary refund policies are rare.
- Choose a brand that has your favorite strain(s). Several companies make specific pens derived from popular strains. If Sour Diesel is what you’d normally smoke, you won’t have trouble finding a disposable with SD.
- Do your research. Spend some time on message boards, do google searches, and ask friends and/or family which disposable vape pens they like most.
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