Weed Vaporizers – Recreational Herbs

Recreational herbs have surely used since the caveman – refer back to the story about Clyde.  They have been used in religious ceremonies, as mind and consciousness expanders, in treatment of mental disorders, and, today are finally gaining well deserved recognition for their medicinal value in the treatment of a wide range of illnesses and ailments.

However, at the present time, the major use of cannabis is still undoubtedly recreational!

As noted before, historically weed was smoked, and was every bit as harmful to the human body as tobacco.  But, with the advent and availability of the modern weed vaporizer, that problem has gone up in smoke!  Heating the product, rather than burning it, releases the essential oils, and actually delivers more of the desired effect while consuming less herb – obviously, an extra added benefit.

Choices in weed vaporizers and vaporizers for recreational use are unlimited.  The industry has grown to the extent that you can now buy a small one – about the size of a box of matches – that will go anywhere, all the way up to the German-engineered Volcano that just keep getting better and better, introducing more special features with every new model they make.

There are a few things to consider when selecting a weed vaporizer that are not necessarily an issue with the other categories.

  • Ease of Use:  Face it – if you’re messed up, you don’t want to deal with complicated, and you don’t want your friends screwing it up either!
  • Good Warranties:  Just in case it does get broken, you need to have some protection.  Some weed vaporizers require a major investment, and you don’t want to be left holding the short end of the whip!
  • Adjustable Temperature:  You’re trying to avoid all the toxins of smoking by using a weed vaporizer in the first place – and the temperatures you heat the weed to have everything to do with accomplishing your goal.  Toxins start to appear at 392° so you will always want to heat BELOW that.  THC begins to be released at 284° so you always want to be ABOVE that.  Weed, however, reaches its optimum vaporization level at 350°F (177°C), and just like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, that temperature is, “just right!”

RECOMMENDED WEED VAPORIZERS: See our Best Vaporizer Section.

There are probably only one or two out of all of the ones discussed on this website that we would NOT recommend, but there are a couple that might be too much machine or just not that good a vaporizer.   The Aromed was primarily designed for medicinal herbs and is probably more machine than the average toker is interested in.  The others would be the Pocket Vape – VP 600 and the Noble Vapor Easy Use Premium Herbal Vaporizer because of all the reported problems by the people who have used them.