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Why a Dry Herb Vaporizer is Better Than Smoking Joints

Joints are an iconic way to use flower, making their mark on pop culture through the decades in TV shows, movies, and songs. But are they really the best choice in our modern age? Dry herb vapes offer unique advantages over joints that can make toking on your favorite strain a lot more enjoyable. Let’s compare joints and dry herb vaporizers to see why a vape is the right choice for you.


Why You Shouldn’t Smoke Joints

While joints remain popular among consumers, they are a bit old-fashioned. This translates to a list of drawbacks that range from annoying to downright unhealthy. Here are a few reasons why it is best to avoid smoking joints.

The heat at which the flower in a joint burns is much higher than the ideal temperatures for heating the cannabinoids and terpenes in your favorite strains. That means that when you smoke a joint, you are burning away much of your flower’s potency and flavor.

Smoking flower also creates an unpleasant burnt smell that can stick to your clothes and hair and linger around long after you are finished smoking. This smell can be a dead giveaway that you are using flower and makes it difficult to be discreet.

Finally, the smoke you inhale from a joint is loaded with harmful byproducts from the burnt paper and plant material. These byproducts include known carcinogens and can negatively impact your health in a number of ways, so it is best to avoid them entirely.


Benefits of Using a Dry Herb Vaporizer

When compared to joints, dry herb vapes offer benefits that include superior flavor, smoother hits that are easier on your body, and stronger overall experiences, all while conserving your product! Let’s take a closer look at what you gain by choosing a dry herb vaporizer.

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Faster/Stronger Effects

Flower consumers report experiencing faster, stronger effects when using a dry herb vaporizer vs smoking or consuming edibles. Due to its smaller particle size and ability to enter more quickly into the bloodstream, vapor makes it easier for your body to absorb the active ingredients, resulting in a more intense and immediate effect compared to smoking. Vapor also contains a higher concentration of the active ingredients in flower and fewer harmful byproducts compared to smoke, so it can be more efficient in delivering desired effects.

On the other hand, the heat needed to burn flower and produce smoke is much higher than the vaporization point of numerous key parts of the plant, including its cannabinoids. When combusted (burned) instead of vaporized, some of the plant’s most important active ingredient is burned off entirely and not ingested as part of the smoke inhaled, lowering the strength of your hits.

Better Flavor

Just as combustion burns off cannabinoids, it also burns off the terpenes from your flower. Terpenes are the plant molecules responsible for your flowers’ smell, flavor, and some argue, even its effects. Using a dry herb vape instead of smoking your flower preserves these terpenes, giving you a richer, more flavorful hit every time.

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Saves Money and Product

When rolling your own joints, it’s common to use a significant amount of product to get a tightly packed joint that will smoke properly. However, using a dry herb vaporizer is a more efficient and effective way to get you on the right level. Unlike joints or pre-rolls, vaporizers use technology to release cannabinoids and terpenes without burning your flower. This means you can use a much smaller amount of flower, typically one-tenth or less of what you’d need to roll a joint, and still achieve the same blissful end result. Why waste your favorite buds by burning them when you can get to where you need to be with much less product using a vaporizer?

Easier Dose Control

With joints, it is extremely difficult to control or know how much or how little you are consuming. Even if you carefully measure how much flower you use, you will be burning off a good percentage of the cannabinoids instead of inhaling it.

Since joints are typically smoked all at once, precision dosing is made nearly impossible, even when you know the potency of the flower inside. It is also impractical to light and extinguish a joint several times to enjoy a few hits, due to the unavoidable burnt taste that will occur. There is also increased potential for lung cancer and chronic bronchitis caused by re-lighting previously burnt and extinguished combustibles.

More Discreet

Even as legalization continues to spread, there is still a negative stigma that lies heavy in the air around using the herb. For that reason, many consumers prefer more discreet methods of consumption, including vaporizers. A dry herb vape allows you to be less obvious when consuming because there is no tell-tale smoke or burnt flower smell, just a cloud of vapor. Vapes of all kinds are commonplace in society these days, and most people won’t look twice when you use a dry herb vape.

Better Portability

Joints are indeed small and easy to carry, but unless you have a joint holder, you risk it breaking in your pocket, rendering the joint useless. Handheld vapes are more durable while still incredibly portable, fitting easily into a pocket, purse, or tote for use anytime.

More Convenient

Dry herb vapes are much easier to use, both at home and while on the go. Many vapes can be prefilled before intended use and popped into a pocket for later, and unlike a joint, you can end your session whenever you want and pick it up later. You don’t need to worry about keeping a lighter handy, either. Most modern dry vapes made for flower use USB-C charging cables, the same type of cable as your other new electronics.

Getting Started with a Dry Herb Vaporizer

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If you are ready to start using a dry herb vape, you can’t do better than the Calent from AUXO. The Calent was specifically designed for even heating and maximum vapor. With other vaporizers, uneven heating of your flower means some of it will be burnt, while some is left un-vaporized. The Calent’s conduction and infrared dual-heating technology guarantees even vaporization, so there are fewer wasted cannabinoids and no burnt product. In fact, the Calent delivers 25% more cannabinoids than its competitor products. 

With its precise temperature control, you can dial in your ideal heat setting by using one of its four preset temperatures. While its dual-heating technology evenly heats your flower, the Calent’s rotatable zirconia mouthpiece and airflow window help cool your vapor for a smooth and easy hit. The unit’s metal and zirconia construction also help preserve every strain’s unique flavor profile, even after heavy use.

Sleek, state-of-the-art, and app compatible, this dry herb vape optimizes your vaping experience with its cutting-edge features. That’s why we believe the Calent is the best dry herb vape on the market. But don’t take our word for it. Check out these reviews.

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