A device used to heat up marijuana buds (around 390-something degrees F) to the point where the material (including the THC, Cbd/cbn, etc.) is a vapor form. Usually, the vapor is held in longer than smoke, somewhere between 15-30 seconds. Also, the vapor is drawn slower than smoke is inhaled, for about the same time as it is held in the lungs.
There are various types of vaporizers, the most efficient being the heat convection types, which pass heat through the material rather than heat it up. Dome vaporizers, which usually consist of a brass bowl and a plastic or glass dome, and a suction tube, are considered by different studies to be less efficient and possibly harmful. Unfortunately, the most efficient vaporizers tend to be the most expensive.
Save your money for a vapie, your lungs beg you.
October 07, 2003