Benefits of using a dry herb vaporizer

When many people think of cannabis, they automatically think of igniting a joint or a pipe. Many people overlook the option of using a dry herb vaporizer. Dry herb vaporizers are an excellent way to reap the benefits of cannabis without combustion. Using a vaporizer is much kinder to your lungs as well. Vaping seems to reduce the harmful lung effects of smoking.

  1. What are the top reasons to use a cannabis vaporizer?
  3. 1. Discreet and Convenient; Since no combustion occurs, the vapour that is produced causes very little odour. The vapour dissipates fast, so there is no lingering smell, eliminating the worry for odour concerns. Handheld dry herb vaporizers are great for on the go use, and our Gibson Kit comes with everything you’d need to start your vaping journey.
  5. 2. Quick Onset of Effects; Using a dry herb vaporizer is an excellent solution for cannabis consumers looking for fast relief without the inhalation of smoke. The onset from vaping cannabis is rapid and can last from 2-3 hours, depending on the person.
  7. 3. Kind to your lungs; Since there is no combustion occurring, you’re only inhaling the vapour produced from the cannabis. This means you’re avoiding the harmful carcinogens, respiratory irritants and toxins that smoke has. A 2010 study found that former cannabis users who switched to vaping felt an improvement in their breathing function within a month.
  9. 4. Better Taste; Due to the cannabis being slowly heated instead of being scorched by a lighter, we can better taste the terpenes in the dried flower. Terpenes not only smell incredible, but they also produce flavorful vapour that elevates your cannabis experience. You’ll be able to adjust the temperature to activate the terpenes. Read more here.


5. Less Waste & More efficient - When we use a water pipe or joint we are burning the plant material as opposed to gently heating it to release the compounds found in cannabis. Using a dry herb vaporizer is 30% more effective than using a water pipe. Another benefit is the leftover plant material from your vaporizer can be used again! This is called AVB (already vaped cannabis). The plant material is already decarboxylated (activated)and is ready for use in topicals, infused oils and more. Learn more about ABV here.

How do dry herb vaporizers work?

Cannabis vaporizers work by slowly heating the dry flower to where the cannabinoids and terpenes are activated without combustion. Dry herb vaporizers use a conduction or convection heating method. This means the chamber the dry herb is in is either heated or circulates hot air all around the dry flower, allowing it to evenly heat, releasing the valuable compounds for inhalation without combustion. Certain terpenes are released as the temperature rises when you’re vaping. To access these terpenes, you can set your vaporizers to these temperatures as following;

Terpene Temperature


168℃ (334℉)


176℃ (349℉)


155℃ (311℉)


198℃ (388℉)


160℃ (320℉)

What are the drawbacks to using a dry herb vaporizer?

Many users say there are very few drawbacks to using a Vaporizer. Many of the issues stem from learning how to use the device, the maintenance of your device and the initial cost of the device. Dry herb vaporizers need routine cleaning between uses to assure you have a great session with each use. All dry herb vaporizers will build up a sticky resin from the heating of the cannabis. The Gibson kit comes with all the items you’ll need to keep your vaporizer in tiptop shape for optimal cannabis consumption. Check out our retailers to purchase your own kit today.

Luckily for us during this day and age we are able to access many methods of cannabis consumption. If you’re wanting the fast onset of relief without the harmful carcinogens, using a dry herb vaporizer will be for you. This is part one of a two-part series. In our next blog Blifted will help you choose the best cannabis vaporizer for your needs.