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When most people think about vaping and the best electronic cigarette products, they tend to picture vapers ingesting nicotine-filled clouds of flavorful e-juice – and with good reason. After all, most vapers are using vaping devices as nicotine delivery systems. It should also be noted, however, that former tobacco users are not the only ones who enjoy the safer choice that vaping represents. Many marijuana users also want to enjoy the benefits of their herb without experiencing the carcinogenic effects that smoke inhalation can produce. What many people may not realize is that cannabis users have been vaping the herb for more than half a decade! Now, a bevy of new dry herb vaporizers is now available to help both medical and recreational marijuana users enjoy their herb in a safer way.

Note: We have a new update guide on the best dry herb vaporizers available, it also gives you a helping hand in understanding and operating the units.


Types of Devices

There are three main types of vaporizers from which you can choose: the vaporizer pens, portable vaporizers, and desktop vaporizers. Each has its own relative benefits and drawbacks, and they come in a variety of different price ranges. To determine which option works best for you, you need to ask yourself some basic questions:

  • What price range are you comfortable with? These vaporizers can cost anything from $50 to several hundred dollars, depending on just how advanced you’re willing to be. Many of the best portable devices are found within the $50 to $100 range, with devices that are capable of handling not only dry herbs but various oils and waxes as well.
  • How Does Your Marijuana Arrive? Obviously, if you live in a jurisdiction where the herb is legal for personal consumption, you almost certainly want something that can handle dry herbs. But the THC in marijuana can also come in more concentrated forms such as wax and oil, and a strict dry herb vaporizer may not handle those as well.
  • What’s Your Vaping Routine? Here, you’ll need to primarily identify where it is that your vaping will take place. If you’re at home much of the day, then almost any vaporizer will meet your needs. You won’t need anything too portable, after all, and won’t have to worry about being discrete. If you’re in public, however, then a vape pen or portable device is almost surely a better option.


Why These Devices Matter

Let’s face it; if vaping is better for you than smoking tobacco, then it stands to reason that you’re better off getting your THC in vapor form as well. Neither nicotine nor THC cause cancer or any other diseases. Researchers tend to agree that the carcinogenic properties of tobacco are directly related to the additive chemicals used in the manufacture of cigarettes and the combustion required to deliver the nicotine. Any danger related to smoking marijuana can be likewise attributed to the fact that you are inhaling smoke.

For marijuana users, however, there is another important reason to vape: privacy. Despite recent moves in certain jurisdictions to relax laws related to the use of marijuana, many people have a hard time accepting the use of the herb. That can make traditional marijuana smoking not only an unhealthy option for THC users, but an uncomfortably isolating one as well. Vaping offers a more discrete way for any marijuana user to receive the benefits of the herb.

Alternatively, if you do not want to purchase another vaporizer you have the option to vape CBD oil this is an oil extract of marijuana coming from indusrial hemp. It basically has the same healthy benefits but has the THC or tetrahydrocannabinol removed that produces the “high” effect.


Non-Marijuana Uses

It should also be noted that dry herb vaporizers are not just for marijuana. While that is the main reason for their design, many of these devices can also be used to vaporize other herbs that produce various health effects for the user. For example, passion flower can be vaporized for its sedation effects. Damiana leaf has long been recognized as an aphrodisiac, and it too can be vaporized. Even pure tobacco can be vaporized in its herbal form.


A look at the Best Options

First, it’s important to choose the right juice or herb. CBD is the most popular option these days, we have a list of the best CBD e-liquids for vaping, which should help. With all of that noted, it can be helpful to look at some of the more specific options available to cannabis vapers today. There are a lot of devices out there, and choosing the right one can have a tremendous impact on the quality of your vaping experience.

The V2 Cigs Pro Series 3 Vape Pen


V2 Pro Series 3_1This vape pen is considered one of the best in its class, and with good reason. V2 Cigs is a major electronic cigarette online leader with a huge customer base. The release of this new pen is sure to only enhance that reputation.

Selling for just under $60, this versatile device offers just about everything a vaper could want. It can handle concentrated THC, oils, and dry herb quite handily, which can be great for medical marijuana patients whose doctors provide them THC in a form other than herbs. As with many vaping devices, this one is at its best when it is atomizing oil concentrates – producing uniform clouds of vapor minus the usual dry hits that accompany prolonged use. Obviously, oil atomization usually makes dry hits a real danger, since the thickness of the oil can clog up the device and make it work at less than optimal levels.

Unlike many pens, the Pro Series actually handles dry herb in an effective and efficient manner. It does not burn the herbs, and instead atomizes them without any missteps. That alone puts this device head and shoulders above most of its rivals.

VaporFi Atom Dry Herb Vaporizer Kit

VaporFi AtomThis device is not only attractive from an aesthetic standpoint, but is just as enticing when it comes to performance. It comes with a powerful battery that can easily handle any dry herbs you throw at it. The design includes a superior heating chamber that is easy to fill, making it one of those products you can use with almost no learning curve whatsoever. It typically runs for about $200, but can sometimes be found for half that price when it is on sale. Keep in mind, though, that this powerful herb atomizer is just for dry herbs.


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V2Pro Series 7 Vaporizer

V2 Pro Series 7_1Where portable vaporizers are concerned, it is difficult to beat the V2Pro Series 7 Vaporizer. Like the Pro series vape pen detailed above, this device handily deals with not only dry herbs, but oils and wax as well. That makes it a great choice for medical THC users. This is a more advanced setup, worthy of its more than $160 price tag. Its powerful 1800mah battery and 2.4 ml holding tank make it a great option for anyone who wants to have hours of vaping enjoyment with little by way of hassle or interruption.

For vapers who appreciate those huge clouds of vapor and good flavor retention, the V2Pro Series 7 is ideal –, especially for a portable unit. And when we say portable, we mean truly easy to take with you wherever you go! This is a relatively tiny device with remarkable power, and all of the components have that solid feel that inspires the confidence you need to feel comfortable taking it with you on the go.

The PAX 2 Vaporizer V2

PAX 2 Vaporizer_1While we’re talking “small” it might be a good time to bring up the PAX 2. This device is so tiny that you can fit several of them in the palm of your hand! But don’t let its tiny size fool you; you get a ton of features and high performance from the $278 you’ll have to spend to get your hands on this unit. The PAX comes with four temperature settings, USB charging, a deep heating oven, lip sensor technology, cleaning solution, and a 10-year warranty. Yes, there is a relatively large initial outlay, but that cost is more than made up for by the many features and product guarantee.


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The Volcano

Volcano Vaporizer_1Now we come to the desktop vaporizer everyone loves: The Volcano. Yes, it is shaped like a volcano. And yes, it produces clouds worthy of that moniker! This desktop unit is definitely not designed with portability in mind, but it is also definitely something that every serious dry herb vaper should want in his or her home. It’s a gorgeous piece of technology that produces one of the best dry herb vaping experiences you can find anywhere.

At first glance, you might wonder how you’ll ever get the hang of using it. After all, it looks like something that would be right at home on the set of a science fiction movie. Surprisingly, however, this is one of the easiest desktop vaporizers you’ll ever encounter, with almost no learning curve at all.

It is pricey, though, and will cost you at least $300 (some can cost almost $500, so count yourself fortunate to find a cheaper model). For that price, you get the most amazing vaporizer available today, all the status that comes with owning it, and unbeatable clouds of perfectly atomized vapor. How can you possibly beat that?


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Dry herb vaping has come a long way in the last seven years, and herb users have more option than ever before. Since many of these devices are more costly than the average electronic cigarette product, however, it is always recommended that you thoroughly research any potential purchase prior to buying.


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Nicholas King
Nicholas King

Hi! I’m Nicholas King, the founder, and Chief Editor at SmokeTastic. As an ex-smoker and now vaping enthusiast for over 13 years myself, I understand the transition between smoking and vaping. My aim is to share useful information about all the different vape and e-cig products on the market, self-help tips, and detailed reviews.

I hope you find something on SmokeTastic that helps you with your decision process.

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