Dry Herb vs Oils
First, a quick word on dry herb versus oil vaporizers. Oils are concentrates and therefore contain more of the active ingredients that alleviate symptoms than dry herbs. Also, no matter which method you choose, dry herbs are going to have that “Hey, I’m smoking pot” smell. While vaporizing diminishes this odor somewhat, it will still be present. With oils, you can choose the aromas you wish to emit – eau de cannabis or something else altogether.
Another consideration is that dry herbs can take their time in taking effect. Oils can come on faster and stronger. Depending on your needs, both can have their advantages and disadvantages. If you want quicker, more immediate pain relief, then an oil might be best for you. If you’d rather to be eased into your relief or your high, then you might want to stick with dry herbs.
We’re going to stick to oil vaporizers for our shopping guide this time around.
Some proponents say that desktop models are the best for the medicinal use of cannabis. However, desktop models that allow for the use of concentrates can be pricey and difficult to use, especially for beginners.
Vapir Rise – $249.99
This model allows you to choose from vaping from balloons or whips, and all the parts you need for both are already included. Allowing for both temperature and fan speed control, the Vapir Rise provides for a fully customizable vaping experience. All of the components can be a little confusing for a beginner, but this eases with practiced use.
However, be advised that many cannabis oils may require a higher temperature than this unit allows.
Extreme Q Vaporizer – $299
Whether you want to vape dry herb, oils, or waxes, this desktop model has you covered. An easy-to-use display and digital temperature reading lets you know how hot the model is and a remote control lets you change settings from a distance. The unit can also double as a diffuser for aromatherapy purposes – or to cover the smell of a recent smoke session if you’re having unexpected company.
Cloud Vaporizer – $69.99
From the manufacturers of the original Cloud V, this is one of the most compact vaporizers on the market. Best used with concentrated oils, this model can serve other purposes. A bonus is the number of color choices this one comes in – sure to appeal to any personal style.
Exxus Maxx Concentrate Vaporizer by Exxus Vape – $84.99
The perfect starter kit for newbies, the Exxus Maxx Concentrate Vaporizer by Exxus Vape can vape wax and oil based concentrates. Even experienced vapers who want a light, easily transported device will be happy with this pen.
Though color choices are a bit monochromatic – you get 3 choices of black – the Limited Edition Gravity Pen by Kandy Pens is designed specifically for vaping concentrates. The Vape Critic named this the best vape pen of 2018 because of its ability to produce mega clouds and a generous dose of flavor.
One of the newest hand-held devices to be released, the Exxus GO Concentrate Vaporizer by Exxus Vape has a distinct appearance. Be aware that the Exxus GO Concentrate Vaporizer is designed only for waxes and essential oils. The pen is scent-free, a bonus if you do not want to smell like a smoker.
There you have it. A comprehensive list of some of the top-rated oil vaporizers on the market.
Depending on your needs – desktop or portable – and whether or not you will make use of being able to vaporize a multitude of substances, there’s a vaporizer on this list for you. There’s also probably one on this list for someone that needs that unique gift.
No matter which one you choose, any of these models will offer a quality THC oil vaping experience.