Consuming cannabis is more immersive than ever before with more and more choices being introduced into the marketplace. Some partakers prefer the classic, strong smell of flower, while others might prefer to smoke more discreetly. Smoking a vape pen can be a good alternative for any user and appear attractive due to its flashy appearance and overall ease of usage.
Vaping cannabis might have seemed like a bit of a novelty or a luxury at first, but it is now more socially acceptable, leading to an increase in demand for new products. Disposable cannabis vape pens have not only skyrocketed in popularity in Canada since their introduction nearly a decade ago, but their impact on a global scale is significant, as well. When deciding whether to use disposable vape pens, there are both pros and cons.
The Pros of Disposable Vape Pens
The word disposable is very attractive to hear when considering a way to inhale cannabis. For any new marijuana connoisseur or virgin vaper, buying an actual vape device and potentiality a whole kit can be a stressful and confusing task. Purchasing a disposable pen is an easier alternative, as the commitment of sticking with your initial device is no longer a factor. It is a smart option when considering whether to dabble or switch to cannabis vaping.
Rather than purchasing a vape kit and keeping up with its maintenance, purchasing a disposable vape allows you to not have to worry about the longevity of the device. You also do not have to spend a considerable amount of money on the actual kit. This is particularly useful for new cannabis vapers.
When considering a disposable pen, ask your budtender at your local dispensary what they recommend for a more novice toke or the one disposable that will have you forget texting back is something people like. Not to mention, a disposable kit doesn’t need to be charged, so it won’t die on you as the beat is about to drop at your virtual live concert show.
Smoking a disposable vape pen is referred to as the “easier way” to smoke oil due to the fact that that standard equipment for this type of concentrate is not relevant. Typically, in order to smoke an oil-based cannabis product, a torch and rig setup would be needed. This not only can be very costly but also is not a realistic way to smoke oil while on the go. Using a disposable cannabis vape pen will result in the same joy that is experienced after taking a hit from a rig without the extra components.
Another reason why disposable vape pens can be a pro is that they tend to be smaller than a device you would purchase at your dispensary. Simplicity is a key detail in many disposable vape pens. The amount of oil smoked is displayed and often, giving you a constant, consistent amount of vaporized marijuana oil. Ultimately, disposables are typically easier to use, more compact in size, and a streamlined option for smoking cannabis oil.
The Cons of Disposable Cannabis Vape Pens
When considering purchasing either a disposable vape pen or a reusable device, it is smart to consider the environmental factor. Disposable pens often contain glass and oil residue, which is extremely difficult to recycle. All multi-material contraptions containing glass will come to their life’s end at a landfill, furthering the environmental impact. The oil residue found in disposable vape pens will also end up at a landfill due to the contents of the oil. Returning the finished pens to a dispensary is not an option either due to government regulations.
In most cases, almost all cannabis vape cartridges and disposable pens are going to contain the same types of materials, so until a more prominent solution is found to deal with such components, purchasing the vape pen you need based on the situation you are in is going to be the easiest option.
Although disposable vapes are typically cheaper and more convenient, lower-quality disposable pens can pose a health risk due to the way the heating elements are manufactured in these vapes. Due to the potential of poorly made heating properties, over- and underheating are risk factors to consider. Overheating of the pen can result in a release of toxic chemicals into your lungs. Underheating, on the other hand, can cause serious lung and health problems since the cannabis oil is not vaporized properly, exposing yourself to underheated oils. However, this isn’t an issue with higher-quality disposable pens.
Some disposable marijuana vape pens are also notorious for the cheap materials found in the actual battery. The pen can “die” before all the oil has been smoked, leaving you with a sense of helplessness as you hold the once smokable pen in its flaccid and useless form. Batteries in poor-quality disposable vapes also can corrode and can lead to an explosion of the pen without any prior warning. Again, this isn’t a concern with higher-quality disposable vape pens from a reputable manufacturer.
Disposable vs. Non-Disposable Cannabis Vape Pens
In conclusion, buying and smoking a disposable vape pen can be the breeziest and craftiest option, but the impact on the earth’s wellbeing should be considered, as well. While new cannabis users might be more easily attracted to a disposable vape pen, most veteran smokers will likely have an already preferred kit.
If you are visiting a country that has legalized marijuana, it might make more sense to purchase a disposable cannabis vape pen once at your destination to avoid the potential entanglement you might be met with at the airport. It should also be considered that a disposable pen in most cases cannot leave the country it was purchased in. Only buy what you can finish while vacationing or visiting. Ask your dispensary’s budtender how much they suggest you purchase depending on the time you will spend abroad.