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The Pros and Cons of Vaping THC, CBD, and Other Cannabinoids

Published: April 25, 2023

The world of cannabis vaping is dynamic and exciting. With so many vaping products now available at dispensaries, it can be difficult to discern which option may be best for you. In this article, we will dive into vaping THC, vaping CBD oil benefits, and include facts about vaping and provide an overview of vaping devices.

Vaping is a popular way to consume cannabis for many reasons, including portability, convenience, discreetness, and delivery of a more precise dosage of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the active psychoactive compound that gives weed its high. 

What Is Vaping?

Vaping is when a device called a vaporizer heats cannabis concentrates by conduction or convection to a temperature that releases active compounds, THC and CBD (cannabidiol), which are inhaled. Vaping cannabis concentrates is substantially more potent than smoking flower. Unlike other forms of THC, the vapors produce an instant “high” effect, which kicks in when inhaled and lasts up to 24 hours.  

Vaping THC and CBD is cost-effective and requires less equipment than smoking weed. Vape pens and vape cartridges are everywhere, and they come in just as many strains as regular cannabis flower. Vaping devices include small pods, vape pens, dab rigs, and disposable vapes.

Vaping THC

If you’re looking for a way to ingest THC inconspicuously that will cause a faster high, then investing in a vaporizer to smoke THC is a terrific option. Vaping is an easy, nearly smoke-free alternative that delivers the desired THC. 

The most important thing to remember about vaping THC is that it’s much stronger in this form, and its interaction with the brain’s receptors causes almost immediate effects that last longer than smoking. Vaping THC levels range from 50-80%, while flower is roughly 15-30% THC. THC is not only the best-known cannabinoid but also the most sought-after due to its ability to produce euphoric effects.

Traditional smoking can be intrusive, harsh by nature, and usually unwelcome in households and public areas, making it a challenge to spark up whenever you please. Compact, easy-to-store THC vape pens and cartridges make it simple to vape on the go. The right device makes vaping THC more comfortable since the user can control the temperature, choose different flavors, and dose usage depending on personal preferences.

Vaping CBD

CBD is the second most prevalent active ingredient in marijuana and is wildly popular for its medicinal properties. CBD is linked to various health issues supported by previous and ongoing research for its ability to help relieve chronic pain symptoms. Studies have also shown that CBD may reduce anxiety, help relieve insomnia symptoms, reduce inflammation, and effectively reduce seizures associated with epilepsy

CBD is derived from the hemp plant and does not cause a “high” on its own, making it the best choice for folks who utilize weed specifically for health reasons. Vaping CBD makes the beneficial properties available immediately since the vapor is directly absorbed into the system with little to no delay. To compare vaping absorption time with other forms of ingesting CBD, edibles can take anywhere between half an hour to 90 minutes to take effect, making vaping CBD a more efficient, easier way to consume CBD at a moment’s notice. 

Vaping Vs. Smoking

The main drawback of vaping is that it can cause lung damage simply because inhaling anything can irritate the upper respiratory system. However, vaping is still less harmful to the lungs than traditional methods of smoking cannabis, so this is a double-edged sword. Smoking cannabis is harsher than vaping, but neither method is without risks. 

Another downside to vaping is that some manufacturers use chemicals when extracting the active ingredients needed to create cannabis concentrates, making these vape products impure. Solvents are also highly flammable chemicals used during extraction that researchers believe cause adverse effects in certain vape products.

Unlike traditional smoking, the vaporized smoke does not have the strong scent of a joint or bowl, creating a less noticeable smell. Vaping devices are typically small, easily hidden from sight, and simple to store. Vaping may provide a more robust flavor, has a more socially-acceptable smell that doesn’t stick to clothes and walls like other types of smoke, and is generally more acceptable indoors. 

For a deeper dive into the pros and cons of vaping THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids, check out this recent blog post by the Doobie research team

Considerations for Vaping THC

Like other forms of cannabinoids, vaping may help with anxiety, pain management, and sleep control for some people. Affecting the dopamine in your brain may help people feel calmer and more relaxed. Additionally, the high from vaping is typically shorter than other forms of THC, so less inhalation is needed for a longer-lasting high. 

Vaping has many pros but also cons. Depending on your needs, it may or may not be a good fit for you. If you are new to cannabis or have a low tolerance to THC, vaping cannabis may be too intense. Most manufacturers recommend starting with a three-second inhalation, waiting 15 minutes, then reassessing. As with all cannabis products containing THC, it’s best to start slowly and take it easy until you have thoroughly tested your new products in a safe environment like home. 

Doobie’s Vape Shop

If you’re interested in vaping, check out Doobie’s Vape Shop for a vast selection of premium THC-infused vapes available for delivery near you! The Doobie testing team has done their research and curated a long list of cartridges, disposables, live resin pens, and pods recommended for your convenience and enjoyment in the privacy and comfort of a private residence.


This Grapes and Cream Cured Resin Cartridge by O.pen captures the subtleties of premium cannabis-derived terpenes from the hottest strains. This award-winning cartridge provides potency at a value. This Indica is 86.09% THC, so it’s best for chilling on the couch and inducing sleep with higher use.

Disposable Vapes

Fernway’s eMango Traveler Pocket Vape is an awesome disposable with an impressive Hybrid blend of 85.15% – 88.69% THC, also perfect for purses. These vapes start with custom hardware, then add tasty terpenes and high-purity distilled cannabis oil for an exceptional vape cartridge with its own battery. This one is great for the busy, on-the-go cannabis consumer. 

Plus, Fernway vapes are recyclable! When you’re finished with your Traveler, visit their Store Locator to find the closest recycling location, then simply drop the vape in the Fernway Dropbox, and the company takes care of the rest.

Live Resin Carts

This fruity treat from Happy Day Labs is a flowery, sweet Indica with 77.2% THC. With less use, the Raspberry Rays Live Resin Cartridge can be used in small quantities for daytime use, with heavier use causing a sedation effect and helping with relaxation. 

One of the best things about this product line is that it’s created from fresh-frozen whole flower to preserve terpenes and cannabinoids for great smelling and tasting resin carts that consistently deliver the expected effects. 


This Jack Herer Live Rosin Pod delivers a whopping 87.15% THC in a self-contained vaporizer device from PAD. This legendary Sativa brings Northern Lights #5,  Haze, and Shiva Skunk together for a delightfully composed high. 

Try Vaping Weed Today with Doobie

If you’re interested in beginning to use THC, CBD, and/or other cannabinoids, it’s essential to do your research to determine the best option. Every vaping product produces its effects, so it’s vital that you understand what they do so you can find your next favorite product. It can take a little bit of time to figure out what is best for you and your needs, and that’s why Doobie is here to help with a great selection of options to discover.

If you are new to vaping THC or CBD, having questions is normal. Doobie Concierge can answer your questions and guide you through choosing the right products based on your unique needs. The Doobie experts can even place your order for you! Give them a ring at 1-888-8 DOOBIE or chat with them online. 

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