A vaporizer is a device that is used to inhale, for example, cannabis or other herbs.
In contrast to a pipe or joint, the plant material in a vaporizer is not burned but heated. Terpenes and substances such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) are released. Because the focus is not reached, no benzene, toluene or naphthalene is released. Research shows that no substances such as carbon monoxide and tar are released when using a modern vaporizer at low temperatures.
While 60% to 80% of the smoke is lost in the air and through combustion with a joint or water pipe, this can be avoided with a vaporizer, because the vapors can be collected in a reservoir.
The vaporizer is especially popular among medical users, on the one hand because vaping is a less harmful way of using cannabis and on the other hand because the effects are different. The effect of vaping is experienced differently than the effect of joint. Users report that when vaping one becomes more active than stoned, groggy or lazy.