Vaping is big business right now. Now that cannabis is legal in many states of the US – and decriminalized in others – the industry is regulated like any other, ensuring quality products for those who enjoy cannabis, CBD and e-liquids. Vaping is attractive because it offers more variety than smoking weed and is also safer, but for newbies the sheer variety of vape devices and accessories available can be confusing.
We are here to talk about one of the most popular devices, the dab pen. What is a dab pen, are they easy to use and where can you buy one? Let’s see.
What is a Dab Pen?
If you are considering becoming a vaper then a sharpening, also called waxpen is a good starting point. These devices are so named because they are usually the same size and shape as a pen. The dab pen consists of a shell that contains the parts necessary to produce the vapor cloud you inhale.
A small but powerful battery is used to heat an element known as a coil or sometimes an atomizer. Wax extract of cannabis or CBD is placed in a compartment – often detachable from the device for ease of use and cleaning – and this is heated by the coil. Most appliances use a ceramic coil for efficient heating.
When the cannabis wax has reached the right temperature, it will vaporize, creating the cloud you breathe in to enjoy your hit. Note, we are talking about wax. While some dab pens allow you to vaporize dry weed cannabis, most are specific to wax extract. This is because the two strains of cannabis vaporize at different temperatures. If you’re prepared to vape dry herbs, we recommend checking out our advice on devices for such use.
A dab pen is therefore a small and discreet vape device in the form of a pen, designed for vaping wax products. How do you use it? That’s our next topic.
Using a Dab Pen
A dab pen is a popular choice among newcomers to vaping, as well as experienced users. These compact evaporators are inexpensive to purchase and designed to be easy to use. Whether you plan to vape CBD or cannabis wax, there will be a model you like, so how do you use a dab pen?
Most dab pens these days come with a battery that can be adjusted for voltage. For example, the basic models will have four temperature settings. More advanced examples can be adjusted in one degree increments for absolute accuracy. What does adjusting the temperature do?
Cannabis wax evaporates between certain temperatures. The specific effect of the temperature is to produce a softer or softer hit preferred by the individual user. Simply put, you can adjust the temperature to give you the vape you value most, rather than having to take what’s offered to you. This ability to adapt to personal taste is a major draw of the dab pen.
The heating element is activated by pressing a button a certain number of times – five is common, while other combinations on some models allow for adjustments in other areas. Once activated, the heating routine lasts for a few seconds, after which an LED indicates that the dab pen is ready to use. With some you simply place between the lips and pull to vaporize, with others you press a button. Either way, it’s surprisingly easy and a very effective way to enjoy marijuana.
Buy a Dab Pen
We strongly recommend that you visit a reputable online vape shop for advice and help buying your dab pen, especially if you’re new to vaping. The choice is huge and they are happy to help you with all your questions and advise you on a dab pen that suits you and fits your budget.