Some people vape. Some smoke. Some do both. But which one is right for you? The following are 3 major differences between the two.
Twenty years ago, smoking was a thing. Fifty years ago, practically everyone on the planet smoked. Today things are different. Smoking cigarettes causes cancer. It doesn’t matter that you’re not smoking nicotine, because the general population lumps them into the same category. So if anyone finds out you smoke, prepare to be judged.
Vaping, on the other hand, is hardly frowned upon. Seems like someone vapes on every corner. For the most part vaping has replaced smoking, and it’s viewed as a normal part of life. If you’re not a total rebel, and can’t handle nasty looks, then vaping is the way to go.
2) Smoking Marijuana is Harder on the Lungs
One of the most notable differences between vaping and smoking marijuana is that there is no burning when you vape. Instead, vaping heats your herbs to release the active chemicals as a vaporized mist that can be inhaled. Since the mist doesn’t burn as it passes through your lungs, you end up getting more high for your money because you inhale more each time.
To smoke marijuana requires combustion. You use a flame to heat a joint and as a result it produces smoke. Depending on the type of cannabis and also the material your cigarette is made from, the smoke can be really hard on your lungs. Those who smoke marijuana still enjoy a good high, but usually they have to go through a few coughing fits to get there.
3) Smoking Marijuana Takes Less Prep Work
On the positive side of smoking, there’s a lot less prep work before you light up. You simply grab your weed, drop a nugget in the paper, roll it and smoke it. It heats up as soon as the flame touches the joint and you start smoking instantly.
Vaping marijuana takes a little more effort. First, you’ll need to grind the cannabis to a fine consistency. Second, it takes a minute for the vaporizer to heat up. Third, you need to clean the vaporizer each time you use it. If you’re not into prep work, then vaping definitely isn’t the right choice and you should stick to old school.
So Which One is Right for You?
If you can tolerate judgment, or never cared what other people thought in the first place, and if you want to get high as fast as possible with the least amount of work, then smoking marijuana is the best choice.
However, if you want to get the most high for your money, don’t want any harsh coughing fits from smoking, and if you don’t mind a little extra prep work and cleanup, then vaping makes more sense.
In the end, each method will get you high and have you feeling good, so try them both and stick with the one you like best.