Vaping Flower Vs Concentrate

One of the most common ways to consume cannabis is through vaping. Since vaping has become so popular, there are so many cannabis products that you can vape now, such as oils, concentrates, and flowers. There are some people who would prefer cannabis flowers, while others would prefer cannabis concentrates. There are also some people who can’t choose between these two cannabis products. 

In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss about cannabis concentrates and cannabis flowers, how they work, how to vape them, and when their effects kick in, and how long they last. With the help of our blog, you can choose which one of these two cannabis products is suitable for you.  

What Are Cannabis Flowers & How Do You Vape Them?

These flowers aren’t the type of flowers that you might be thinking about. These flowers don’t have big petals like ordinary flowers. Instead, they’re the dried buds of the cannabis plants, that can be smoked. There are many ways that you can smoke cannabis flowers, such as through joints, blunts, bongs, and even vapes. Yes, you’ve heard it right, you can vape cannabis flowers. 

You might be surprised but it’s not that difficult to vape cannabis flowers. All you need to do is thoroughly grind the dried flowers into a powdery form and add it to your vape. After that, you just need to push the button and puff away. The effects of vaping flowers are also much more relaxing than that of vaping concentrates. 

There is a type of vape that is used specifically for vaping dry cannabis flowers. It is called a dry herb vaporizer. A dry herb vaporizer, also known as a flower vaporizer can help make your experience with vaping flowers much smoother, and it allows you to control the amount that you add to the vaping device so that you don’t go past your tolerance levels, which is perfect for beginners. 

As compared to smoking cannabis flowers, vaping cannabis flowers, is much better because when you smoke cannabis flowers, the cannabinoids present in the flowers are degraded through combustion, whereas when you vape cannabis flowers, the cannabinoids present in the flowers are extracted through combustion.

What Are Cannabis Concentrates & How Do They Work?

Cannabis concentrates are a bit more different than cannabis flowers. A cannabis concentrate, also known as a cannabis extract, is a type of E-liquid that contains a high concentration of cannabis and any cannabinoid of your choice such as THC or CBD, which you can vape. 

Most vapes are designed for vaping cannabis concentrates. The concentrate is present inside of a cartridge, and this cartridge is either attached to the vaping device, or it comes separately and must be fixed onto the vaping device. Compared to vaping cannabis flowers, the process of vaping cannabis concentrates is much more easy and simple.

When you press the button of the vape, the battery activates the atomizer of the vape, which helps heat up the cannabis concentrate present in the tank/chamber of the vape. Once the cannabis concentrate is heated up completely to a specific temperature, the concentrate will be converted into vapors that you can inhale through the mouthpiece which is attached to the vape, and enjoy the effects that the cannabis concentrate provides you with. 

Vaping Flower Vs Concentrate

When it comes to vaping cannabis concentrates, it’s important that you start small and take it slow. So in order to make sure that you don’t overwhelm yourself or your senses, then take it slow and easy. However, there are also some cannabinoids that don’t have strong effects, such as CBD. 

When Do Effects Of Concentrates Kick In & How Long Do They Last?

The amount of time that cannabis concentrates take to kick in and last, depends on many factors, such as what type of cannabinoid or cannabinoids are present in the concentrate, and what type of vaping device. For example;

Most cannabis concentrates contain high amounts of THC. THC also referred to as Delta 9 is a cannabinoid that makes you feel high when you consume cannabis/marijuana. It takes at least 5-10 minutes for the effects of this cannabis concentrate to kick in and they last for 4-5 hours depending on how much of the concentrate you vape as well as how much THC it contains. 

The quality and type of vaping device that you use to vape cannabis concentrates, also matter. Some vaping devices can take too much time to heat up the concentrate and convert it into vapors, because of which the effects can take longer to kick in and last. While other vaping devices don’t allow you to take big hits or puffs which doesn’t allow you to fully enjoy the effects of the cannabis concentrate. 

When Do Effects Of Cannabis Flowers Kick in & How Long Do They Last?

Similar to cannabis concentrates, the amount of time it takes for the effects of cannabis flowers to kick in and last can depend on some factors. Such as what type of vaping device you use, and how well you grind the flowers to their powder. For example;

When it comes to vaping cannabis flowers, using regular vapes can not only badly affect your experience with its effects but also cause the effects to take longer to kick in and not last long enough. This is because these regular vapes are designed to vaporize concentrates not flowers, even if you thoroughly grind the flowers, they won’t be able to generate vapors that well. That’s why it’s been encouraged that you use vaping devices that are specifically designed for vaporizing cannabis flowers. These vaping devices are called dry herb vaporizers. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Is The Cost Of Cannabis Flower?

The cost of cannabis flowers is $15 per gram depending on where you purchase them from.

  • What Is The Shelf Life Of Concentrates?

The shelf life of cannabis concentrates is six months to a whole year depending on how well you store them. 

  • How Much Do Concentrates Cost?

The cost of cannabis concentrates can go up to $100-$200 per gram depending on where you purchase them from. 

  • What Is The Shelf Life Of Cannabis Flowers?

The shelf life of cannabis flowers is up to 18 months if you store them properly. 

  • Can You Find Cannabis Concentrates Online?

You can find cannabis concentrates in retail stores, and online stores depending on the state that you live in. 

The Final Verdict – Are Concentrates Stronger Than Flowers?

The effects that you experience after vaping cannabis concentrates are much stronger than the effects you would experience after vaping cannabis flowers. This is because cannabis concentrates contain pure extracted cannabinoids that can create strong psychoactive effects which means that their potency is also much higher. 

Although cannabis flowers contain cannabinoids, they either get removed when you vape them or you only manage to feel a small percentage of their effects. Depending on your tolerance levels you can choose which one of these two is suitable for you.