Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Vapes
Smoking not really your thing? Say hello to the vape.
You’re about to sit down with your favourite film, or share a meal with friends. To complete the ritual, you just need to start your sesh. Alas, you don’t want a cloud of smoke, but you need a more immediate impact than a softgel or edible can afford you. Whatever to do? The extract vape has arrived to solve this conundrum.
Unlike dried flower, or even dried flower vapes, extract vapourizers are sleeker in design and use an atomizer to instantly heat the cannabis extract in a cartridge, rather than a chamber. In addition, some cannabis extracts are more potent than dried flower, since they are concentrated.
Extract vapes or vape pens, as they are more commonly known, can be sold as a standalone cartridge and paired with a battery, or an all-in-one vape pen. A vape pen consists of a cartridge filled with cannabis extract and a battery.
Some vape pens combine both components into a single unit, while others offer a more customizable experience.
What’s in the extracts, though?
Simply put: cannabis. Extracts let you experience all the charms of dried flower without any of the combustion—all of the same wonder, but less smoke than before.
Extracts are made of resin-based cannabis products like oils or distillates. Legally, they can’t contain nicotine or other added vitamins or minerals, but they can contain THC or CBD, or a combination of both. The limit for THC in vape extracts is 1,000 mg per package
When and where can I get my hands on one?
You will be able to buy extract vapourizers/vape pens anywhere you can legally buy cannabis today.
While the regulations change in October 2019, these new formats likely won’t be available in stores until mid-December 2019 and into Spring 2020. Good things come to those who wait.
The vapes and vape cartridges are limited to 1000 mg THC per package.
The carry limit will still be 30 grams. However, all packaging must contain an equivalency to grams of dried cannabis to determine the proper limit.
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As these vapes involve extracts, they have the potential to be much more potent than dried flower—new consumers should approach with caution.
Health Canada has not yet released specific recommendations for the new vapourizers.
Without getting too scientific, illicit dried cannabis can absorb and hold onto nasty things like banned pesticides and heavy metals.
Regulated cannabis is cultivated by licensed producers and tested rigorously for contaminants to ensure that only the highest quality products are sold to the public.
Illicit cannabis producers cannot guarantee dosage, product safety or facility cleanliness.
You should see familiar symbols on labels for vape products, like the standardized cannabis symbol for products containing a concentration of over 10 μg/g THC.
You’ll see these symbols printed directly on accessories that contain cannabis (like vape cartridges). THC/CBD content will be listed too, along with a Health Canada warning message.