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The Ultimate Guide to Vaping Cannabis: A Beginners’ Guide

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Vaping cannabis has become a popular alternative to smoking. It offers an alternative way to consume cannabis without the harmful effects of smoking. However, for a beginner, the world of vaping can seem overwhelming. Here is a guide to help beginners get started with vaping cannabis.

What is Vaping?

Vaping is the process of inhaling vapour through an electronic device known as a vaporizer. Vaporizers heat the cannabis to a temperature that is high enough to release the cannabinoids and terpenes but not high enough to burn the plant material.

Why Vape Cannabis?

Vaping cannabis is a healthier alternative to smoking. Smoking cannabis produces harmful toxins and carcinogens that can damage the lungs. Vaping, on the other hand, produces vapour that is cleaner and safer to inhale.

Vaping also offers a more discreet way to consume cannabis. The vapour produced by vaping is less pungent than smoke, making it less likely to attract attention.

Person inhaling vapor from a cannabis vape, demonstrating the correct technique for a satisfying experience

Types of Vaporizers

There are two main types of vaporizers: desktop and portable. Desktop vaporizers are larger and are designed for home use. Portable vaporizers are smaller and can be carried around for on-the-go use. We recommend trying the TOQi device – check it out in-store.

Desktop vaporizers are generally more expensive but offer better vapour quality and more precise temperature control. Portable vaporizers are more affordable and offer more convenience but may not produce the same quality of vapour as desktop vaporizers.

Types of Cannabis Concentrates

Cannabis concentrates are products that are made by extracting the cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant. These concentrates are then used to vape. Here are some of the most common types of cannabis concentrates:

  1. Wax – a sticky, waxy substance that is high in THC
  2. Shatter – a brittle, glass-like substance that is also high in THC
  3. Oil – a liquid concentrate that is easier to vape than wax or shatter
  4. Cartridges – pre-filled oil cartridges that can be attached to a vaporizer

How to Vape Cannabis

Discover the art of vaping cannabis as we guide you through the essential steps, techniques, and tips for a smooth, enjoyable, and efficient experience.

Assorted cannabis concentrates and oils, essential for beginners to understand the different options available for vaping

Things needed:

- Vaporizer: A device designed specifically for vaping cannabis, available in various types such as desktop, portable, or pen-style vaporizers.
- Cannabis: Choose between dry herb (flower) or concentrates (wax, shatter, or oil) depending on your vaporizer's compatibility and your personal preference.
- Grinder: A tool used to break down the cannabis flower into a fine consistency, which is essential for even heating and effective vaporization.
- Cleaning tools: A set of brushes, cotton swabs, and cleaning solution to maintain your vaporizer's performance and hygiene.
- Loading tool: A small scoop or spatula to help you easily transfer cannabis into the heating chamber of your vaporizer.
- Storage containers: Airtight containers to preserve the freshness and potency of your cannabis and to store any leftover material after vaping.
- Rechargeable battery (for portable vaporizers): An extra battery to ensure your vaporizer is always ready for use.
- USB charger or power adapter: Necessary for charging your portable or pen-style vaporizer.
- Optional accessories: Water pipe adapters, glass mouthpieces, or additional screens to enhance your vaping experience and customize your vaporizer.

Steps to to vaping cannabis:

Step 1 : Choose how and what you want to vape
Choose your vaporizer and cannabis concentrate.
Variety of vaporizers and cannabis strains on display, perfect for beginners to explore. Visit The Farmhouse Cannabis Dispensary for more.
Step 2 : Portable or desktop?
If using a portable vaporizer, charge it fully before use
The TOQi vape for the ultimate vaping experience. Buy at The Farmhouse Cannabis Dispensary
Step 3 : Packing the vaporizer
Load the cannabis concentrate into the vaporizer according to the manufacturer's instructions.
how to properly load a vape pen with cannabis concentrate from your Burlington dispensary
Step 4 : Turn it on and setting the temp
Turn on the vaporizer and set it to the desired temperature.
Temperature control settings on a vaporizer, emphasizing the importance of proper temperature for optimal vaping
Step 5 : Waiting...
Wait for the vaporizer to heat up.
Beginner holding a vape pen, smiling and ready to learn about vaping cannabis in Burlington
Step 6 : Inhale
Inhale the vapour slowly and deeply.
Person inhaling vapor from a cannabis vape, demonstrating the correct technique for a satisfying experience
Step 7 : Exhale
Exhale the vapour slowly.
Weed Vapes for sale at the Burlington Dispensary at 666 Appleby Line Rd.

Tips for Beginners

1. Start With Small Doses of Your Material

You can always take more later, but you can’t undo an overly potent dose.

2. Make Sure You Have the Right Temperature Setting

Different materials require different temperature settings to vaporize properly.

3. Check the Battery Life Before Each Session

If the battery is running low, you may not be able to get the full effects of your material.

4. Clean Your Device Regularly

Residue can accumulate and affect the taste and potency of your material.

5. Store Your Material in an Airtight Container

This will help keep it fresh and potent.

6. Be Mindful of the Effects

Don’t drive or operate heavy machinery while under the influence of your vaporizer.


Vaping cannabis can be a great way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis in a more efficient and healthier way. Beginners should learn about the basics of vaping, such as the different types of vapes, the different types of cannabis products that are available, the proper way to use and clean a vape, and the potential risks associated with vaping.

Additionally, understanding the different effects that different strains of cannabis can produce can be beneficial when choosing the right vape and product for the user. With the right knowledge and precautions, vaping cannabis can be an enjoyable and beneficial experience for beginners.

In recent years, CBD oil is becoming increasingly popular as a natural remedy for various ailments. The Farmhouse Cannabis Co. believes that these cannabis-based products are the key to living a healthy and more fulfilling life. 

That’s why we bring you high-quality products, from cannabis concentrates and beverages to extracts and cannabis edibles. We’re not like any other farm dispensary in Burlington. We are a community that believes in the benefits of CBD. Shop now and experience the difference!

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