Where to Start Your Cannabis Journey: From Planning to Portable Vaporizers

Each person has unique thoughts on what a great experience is when it comes to cannabis. Our goal is to help you find yours.

Before we get to the likes of portable vaporizers and other consumption methods, let’s start from the beginning. We're going to explore what makes a great cannabis experience. With that in mind, we have developed a series of questions referred to as the 5 W’s. These are intended to help you consider your goals so you can achieve them for an enjoyable, intentional cannabis experience.

Why Are You Consuming Cannabis? Decide What Effects You're Looking for from Your Cannabis.

Think about your intention and that will guide your experience. It is important to consider why you want to enjoy cannabis. Having this clear understanding will help ensure that you are open to experiencing the benefits you want.

Being mindful can help you plan and stick to that plan, resisting other thoughts or distractions that can interfere. This kind of focus can lead you to identify your desired effects. That way you can repeat them or refine them to enhance your experience.

With thoughtful intentions, you can better enjoy your cannabis experience in a customized way you find most desirable.

Who Will Be Joining You? Determine How Much Cannabis You Might Need.

Cannabis can be a social exercise or an individual one. So the company you choose to take part with has a very large influence over your experience. This should be a strong consideration relative to your intentions.

As a solitary activity, consuming cannabis can lead to introspection and healing. But it’s important to identify your intent, as noted above, to avoid habitual use.

Although it’s not required, when choosing to consume cannabis in a social setting, it’s ideal to all have a similar intent. This is suggested whether you are in a group, with your partner, or with a close friend. It can provide a shared mutual experience that may be more enjoyable to you and the other participants if you all share the same common goal.

Where Will You Be Consuming Cannabis? Ensure Your Surroundings Are Comfortable and Safe.

Be cognizant of your physical surroundings. That, along with your identified intention, will help lead you to the greatest benefits that cannabis has to offer. Ensuring your surroundings are appropriate for your safety and comfort allows you to focus on the experience at hand.

Your location also needs consideration when deciding on the appropriate cannabis consumption method. Some may not be comfortable smoking indoors. But they may feel differently about a cannabis vaporizer due to its reduced odour by comparison. We’ll have more about cannabis vaporizers later.

When Must You Be Somewhere Else? Planning Your Time Will Reduce Stress and Limit Surprises.

The best way to ensure that you have a great cannabis experience is by planning. Relieving your stress and panic that can result from surprises allows you to simply enjoy the experience. For example, if you need to be clear-headed in 3 hours, edibles would be a poor choice because the effects can last quite a long time.

The importance of responsible cannabis enjoyment cannot be overstated. A big part of that responsible use is in ensuring that others around you are also safe. So an odour-resistant and lockable cannabis storage box is vital for keeping your kit private and protected. More importantly, storing and locking all your cannabis accessories away is critical. You want to keep it away from small hands and paws, which can bring tremendous peace of mind and adds to your tranquility.

Having a complete set of all supplies ready helps you to concentrate on the experience without interruption. As well, keeping your supplies clean and well-maintained is important. It ensures great hygiene and that you get the best possible flavour every time.

What Cannabis Consumption Method Will You Choose? Select the Appropriate Way to Consume Based on the Discussion Above.

Your responses to the other 4 W’s will help guide you toward your ideal cannabis consumption methods.

With advanced planning, you know when you need to be sober so you can move on to your responsibilities. By considering this you can choose an appropriate consumption method. For example, if you would like fast-acting effects that last 1 - 3 hours, a cannabis vaporizer or smoking would be good choices.

Your ‘Why’ helps to give you the experience you want. It leads you to the effects you’re looking for from your cannabis. For example, you may choose to eat your cannabis for long-lasting effects.

Who joins you in this experience may dictate your method of choice. If you have a group, you may want a tabletop vaporizer that is better suited to sharing.

Ensuring that your surroundings are appropriate for your consumption method is quite beneficial. You can ease anxiety and enhance your experience. Where you are consuming may lead you to choose a low-odour option such as a portable vaporizer. These are easy to use and maintain, and they come in a variety of brand name choices so you can find the one that suits you.


Vaporizing Eating Smoking

Smell During Consumption

Light earthy smell

Little to none


Smell After Consumption

Very light earthy smell


Lingers and noticeable

Remaining After Consumption

Decarbed Cannabis



How long until effects start

0 - 15 Minutes

15 Minutes - 2 Hours

0 - 15 Minutes

Length of effects

1 - 3 Hours

4 - 6 Hours

1 - 3 Hours