Beginner's Vaping Guide

When a person decides they would like to start using a cannabis vape, a little bit of research can go a long way for a first-time user. For this article, our team has done the hard work for you by compiling a list of common beginner mistakes, along with ways to avoid them.

 

Vaping Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

  1. Buying a low-quality battery: One of the first mistakes a new user can make when it comes to vaping is buying a low-quality battery. While low prices may be tempting, you may not be guaranteed quality, which is a must for a safe vaping experience. Even when looking at disposable cannabis pens, make sure you do not skimp on the price. Saving for a high-quality battery from a reputable source will ensure that you get a safe and reliable device.
  1. Low-priced extracts: Just as low-quality vape batteries should be avoided, so should low-priced extracts. Products offered at substantially low prices may seem like a great way to save, but quality is important when it comes to the concetrates in the cartidges you use. One way to check the quality is to check the Certificate of Analysis, COA, of your product. The COA will give the lab test results for the extract you have bought. Products with no COA should be avoided to prevent potential exposure to harmful chemicals or additives.
  1. Making your own extracts or concentrates: It may seem appealing, and possibly cost effective, to make your own extracts or concentrates. However, extracting trichomes from the cannabis plant and making concentrates is no easy job and can be hazardous to do at home. We think this is a task best left to the experts.
  1. Using metal vape cartridges: Traditionally, cannabis vape cartridges have been made with metal components. This has raised concern in recent years as testing of metal cartridges has shown results of metal leaching into the concentrates of the cartridge. The concern for users' health has the vape hardware industry looking for alternative materials, such as ceramics, to be used in their cartridges. However, not all ceramics are made equal; low quality ceramic cartridges are prone to micro fractures that break off into the concentrate waiting to be inhaled. For those searching for high quality cartridges, we suggest looking for those made with Ziroconia ceramics.

Zirco Ceramic Cartridge

  1. Improper storing of vape battery and cartridge: Another common mistake beginners make is not storing their battery and cartridge properly. For short term storage, it's not necessary to detach the cartridge from the battery; but users should make sure the battery is properly turned off to prevent the device from turning on in a pocket or purse. For long term storage, it is best to store your battery and device separately. Some companies even sell specific cases to hold and protect the battery and cartridge for longer periods of time.
  1. Being too serious: While stepping into the world of cannabis vapes may seem like serious business, it's not that deep. Vaping is meant to be a fun experience and an additional way to enjoy the plant we all love!

Endnote

There are several factors to be aware of when you are beginning the journey into the world of cannabis vapes. However, as long as you look for quality products and take care of your devices, the transition should be as smooth as a hit from a ceramic vape.