Can you smoke vaped weed?
Whether you can smoke vaped cannabis is a question we are asked time and time again. The short answer is: yes, you can. Because the remains from a vaporizer still contain enough cannabinoids to have a noticeable effect. But you shouldn’t expect outstanding flavours. It looks better if you turn the remnants into something edible.
Do you still smoke or do you already vape? More and more people are discovering the benefits of vaporizers. With this form of consumption, you only inhale a few harmful substances, which makes it better for your health. What’s more, the quantity of active substance you receive can be precisely regulated, and that’s a major benefit, especially for medicinal consumers or people who consume cannabis during the day.
Counting the internal values
Once it has been consumed, vaped cannabis usually ends up in the bin, but does vaped equal consumed? No, it doesn’t! Admittedly, the brown remains coming out of a vaporizer don’t look like much, but they’re thoroughly activated and are still pretty potent. However, there’s no single answer to the question of what quantity of cannabinoids they contain. Estimates range from 20 to 30%. It’s worth using a grinder, as this not only improves the vaping experience, but also ensures that more usable remains are left behind. The optimum vaping temperature is between 180 and 190 degrees Celsius.
Can You Smoke Weed and Feel High the Next Day?
Smoking vaped weed
Most cannabis lovers agree: smoking vaped weed in a joint, a bong or a pipe does little to excite your taste buds. So why do some people still do it? That’s simple: they want to get the maximum out of their product. Because some of the cannabinoids still remain after vaping, vaped marijuana will still make you high. It’s a bit like still having money left in your bank account after you’ve already spent it. Another potential benefit is less obvious. After vaping, cannabis doesn’t just lose its flavour, but also its typical odour. If you enjoy smoking in public, it is therefore possible to indulge your passion without drawing attention to yourself. Have you ever thought about growing your own cannabis? All you need to do this is a few pots, seeds, light and water. Growing cannabis is fun, saves heaps of money, and in most cases is safer than going to a dealer.
From the vaporizer to your stomach
Cooking and baking with cannabis is currently a popular thing to do. The plant has to be heated first before you can enjoy the pharmacological effects. In this context, we talk about decarboxylation or activation, and this is something that a vaporizer is able to do particularly gently. Because the crumbs of weed are fully activated following a vaping session, they can in principle be consumed immediately. In its pure form, it wouldn’t taste very nice, but incorporated in muesli or cannabutter it looks a lot better. As with other edibles, please be careful. The effect is difficult to estimate, and only arrives much later than for smoking or vaping. Novices who are interested in cooking and baking with cannabis are well advised to use weed that’s already been vaped. Finally, less THC also means less risk in terms of paranoia or panic attacks.
There is potential in vaped weed. It is fully activated and still contains some of the cannabinoids. It can, in theory, be smoked. The typical cannabis smell is barely noticeable anymore, but unfortunately the taste leaves a lot to be desired. It tastes better in edibles.
Vaping, Smoking, or Eating Marijuana
The safety and long-term health effects of using e-cigarettes or other vaping products still aren’t well known. In September 2019, federal and state health authorities began investigating an outbreak of a severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes and other vaping products . We’re closely monitoring the situation and will update our content as soon as more information is available.
Over the past decade, marijuana laws have continued to change across the United States.
What was once vilified as a potentially dangerous “gateway drug” is now being recognized by many states (33 plus Washington, D.C., to be exact) as having medicinal properties that can help manage a range of health conditions, from anxiety and cancer to chronic pain and more.
Marijuana is now also recreationally legal in 11 of those 33 states. (Note that marijuana is still classified as illegal by the U.S. federal government.)
In states where marijuana is legal, it’s being sold mostly in three different ways:
- to be smoked
- to be eaten
- to be vaped
If you live in a state where marijuana is legal, you might be wondering how best to consume it, especially in light of recent federal investigations into the safety of vaping .
Here’s what we know.
For decades, health experts warned the public about the dangers of inhaling tobacco smoke from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes.
For marijuana, some research suggests some compounds in it, known as cannabinoids, may have a few benefits.
One of the more well-known cannabinoids is called CBD. For this reason, some people believe smoking marijuana is less dangerous than smoking tobacco.
Cannabinoids, such as CBD, are different from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical in marijuana that gets a person “high.”
What about smoking?
Inhaling smoke of any kind — whether it’s cannabinoid-containing weed or tobacco or another substance — is bad for lung health, according to the American Lung Association.
Most marijuana users hold smoke in their lungs longer than tobacco smokers, putting them at greater risk for exposure to tar — which is harmful to the lungs.
Some negative health effects associated with chronic weed smoking include:
- air pockets between the lungs and lungs and chest wall
- chronic bronchitis
- excessive mucus production
- possible increased risk of infection in immunocompromised people, such as those with HIV
- possible increased risk of lower respiratory tract infections
- weakened immune system
What about vaping?
Vaping marijuana involves inhaling heated oil through a vaporizing device, often referred to as an e-cigarette. Vaping marijuana can also refer to using a vaporizer, such as a Volcano , to produce vapor from dried plant material.
Some people believe vaping is safer than smoking because it doesn’t involve inhaling smoke. But the reality is, when it comes to vaping marijuana, there’s much less known about the negative health effects.
The most recent research suggests vaping THC oil could be quite harmful to lung health. The greatest concern at the moment is the severe effects of inhaling vitamin E acetate. This additive chemical has been found in many vaping products that contain THC.
As of Dec. 27, 2019, nearly 2,561 cases of lung injury (EVALI) caused by inhalation of vitamin E acetate, or “popcorn lung,” have been reported in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) and have led to 55 deaths during that time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) .
Some of the people affected by vaping illnesses include children.
The CDC recommends people avoid using e-cigarettes and vaping products, particularly those containing THC oil, because they’re likely to contain vitamin E acetate.
Early research shows vaping liquids and oils — even once — can harm your lungs. Because vaping is new and hasn’t been well studied, there could be harmful effects of vaping that aren’t yet known.
Some states with legal marijuana are proactively warning marijuana users that vaping liquids has been known to cause severe lung injuries and death.
To stay up to date on the latest vaping-related illness news, check the CDC website for regular updates.
Smoking uses dried plant parts or concentrates
There are several ways to smoke marijuana:
- One way is to roll dried parts of the flower into a joint using cigarette paper.
- Some people mix their marijuana with tobacco, so it’s a bit less potent (this is called a spliff).
- Some people use bongs or pipes to smoke.
- Sometimes people smoke more potent forms of marijuana than the flower, called concentrates. These include hash and kief.
Vaping uses concentrated extracts or ground dry herb
When people vape, they consume concentrated marijuana. It seems to be a much more potent delivery system than smoking. In other words, you’ll get more high from vaping than from smoking.
Vaping can be more intense
Researchers have determined that the effects of vaping marijuana are much stronger than smoking.
In one study , researchers found that first-time and infrequent marijuana users were more likely to experience adverse reactions from the enhanced delivery of THC caused by vaping when compared to smoking.
Both take effect fast
Both smoking and vaping have an almost immediate effect on the body. Their effects peak within 10 to 15 minutes.
Most experts recommend starting vaping or smoking very slowly, taking in a small amount at first and waiting 20 to 30 minutes before having more.
A note about marijuana strains
There are many strains of marijuana, each having slightly different effects on the body. Sativa strains are thought to be more stimulating. Others, called indica, are more relaxing. It’s worth noting marijuana strains can affect people quite differently. Just because a certain strain has purported properties doesn’t mean you’ll get those exact effects.
If you’re trying to untangle the sticky subject of marijuana today, let’s look at what’s known about vaping versus smoking weed.