The legalization of cannabis in many states in the USA – and with more having decriminalized its use – has put the spotlight firmly on the previously ‘evil weed’. Many people now use cannabis for both medicinal and recreational purposes safe in the knowledge they are doing no wrong.
The growth of the industry has also inspired a wealth of new products and accessories, with the emphasis being firmly on vaping devices. Safer by far than smoking marijuana, vaping is fast becoming the method of choice. With affordable vaping devices available in many forms we have taken a look at the dab pen, to see if these devices are worth you considering one.
What is a Dab Pen?
A concentrate dab pen is a device that allows you to vape cannabis safely and conveniently. They are so named as they resemble a pen – long, thin and tubular – and there are many models to choose from. The dab pen is perhaps the simplest device for vaping cannabis and other substances.
Dab pens are favoured by many users because they are smaller than some other types of vaping device and are simple to use. You may find dab pens with more adjustments than others, but usually they are simple fill up and go devices.
Let’s have a closer look at how a dab pen works and what makes them so popular.
How Does a Dab Pen Work?
Like all vaping devices a dab pen works by vaporizing the substance you are enjoying. This is as opposed to lighting it and drawing in smoke. The benefit is that it is the smoke and the carcinogens in smoke that damages the lungs, whereas with this method you are inhaling vapor.
A dab pen consists of the pen itself, within which there will be a chamber to put your cannabis concentrate or other substance. Also included will be a tiny yet powerful battery, and a device known as an atomizer. The battery powers the atomizer which heats to a temperature whereby it will vaporize the cannabis. This is then inhaled by you.
The process is fast – it’s usually instigated by pressing a button a few times or in some models simply by taking a draw – and does not involve anything other than we have described. It is by far the simplest way of getting a cannabis hit. If you’re new to vaping it’s easy to get confused by the many different devices, so let’s clear up one such problem.
Is a Dab Pen a Wax Pen?
Dab pens and wax pens are easy to mix up. The simple thing to remember is that a wax pen is designed specifically for vaping wax products. Wax pens operate at a higher temperature than dab pens in order to atomize the wax, which is a highly concentrated substance and will not vaporize properly in a dab pen.
You can use wax in one, but it is not the most efficient way of taking it. Before we sum things up, we strongly recommend that you ensure cannabis is legal in your state as there remain many where it is not.
Should I Buy a Dab Pen?
The future of the cannabis industry is an assured one now that it is becoming an accepted product in the USA, and for simplicity’s sake, it is probably worth you investing the small amount a dab pen costs even if you have more sophisticated vape mods. Easy to use, compact and convenient, these are the best route into vaping for beginners, too, and are certainly worth it in terms of enjoying your cannabis when you want.