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The 12 Best Weed Vaporizers to Buy in 2020

Give up the smoke with a vape that’s packing some serious (but subtle) tech.

Vaping weed doesn’t reek. There’s no smoke to tear up your throat. And unless you make a spectacle of it, dubbing yourself that guy, it’s subtle. Those who vape their cannabis often do so because the dosage is easier to control—chalk that up to the wonders of technology—and the effects feel less jolting than more traditional means of getting high. (Although, folks who don’t regularly partake might find vaping to be more intense than smoking, according to one study.) To be fair, you do lose that transformative experience of coughing your esophagus out over a poorly wrapped joint or getting so high off of one rip from a communal bong that the stars fall to Earth and the moon waves hello. Hey, sacrifices must be made.

Vapes make dry herb or concentrate hot enough to activate the THC that sets you sailing, but not so hot the cannabis combusts into smoke, defeating the entire purpose of vaping. To broadly summarize the tech in the least boring way possible, there are two kinds of vape heating systems used to extract high-making chemicals and flavor from cannabis: one that uses conduction heating and one that uses convection heating.

Conduction puts your weed in direct contact with the vape’s heating element—like its coils—often getting you a faster heat time. However, if your product is too close to the heating element for too long, it’ll burn. (Simply shifting it around in the vape’s chamber is an easy fix.) Convection vapes tend to be more finicky and more expensive, but oftentimes are worth it for the vapor alone, especially if you prefer using dry herb. With these, the weed product doesn’t come into direct contact with the heating element. Instead, very hot air from the heating element circulates through the vape with every pull, indirectly vaporizing the product. On one hand, your product won’t combust, and the vapor is more even and flavorful. On the other, convection vapes can take longer to fire up, so patience is a virtue. These days, vapes can stick to one type of heating system or the other, but many market themselves as neither or both.

If you’re here, reading these words, then you’re likely already sold on vaping weed in one of its forms. But we’d be negligent to not quickly run through the science of weed vaping. Going the smoke-free route with a vaporizer is considered “likely less harmful than smoking” marijuana, because smoke itself is bad for your lungs. You know, the whole Joe Camel thing. The CDC has linked lung illness and some deaths to vape products with THC—remember the vape outcry of 2019?—but the big asterisk is that the THC products to blame were for the most part acquired from bootleg, black market sources. The lesson here is don’t be an idiot about where you get your concentrate. And because, annoyingly, marijuana is still illegal under federal law, hard-hitting research about vaping it remains scarce in these early days of legalization.

Speaking of legalization, getting high continues to be something of a political act, not just in terms of fighting for legality, but in terms of fighting for social justice in the cannabis industry. Even as it booms, the industry is rife with inequality, serving the well-funded startups and venture capitalists more than it does the grassroots efforts that made cannabis legit. Buy a real nice vape for yourself, then make the effort to purchase product from dispensaries and companies that fight for incarcerated people locked up for nonviolent drug offenses, invest in the BIPOC communities that are being boxed out of the industry, or fund political initiatives to end the so-called war on drugs, which has long given police an excuse to target people of color.

We know you just want to vape, but vape smartly. Here are a dozen of the best—and best-looking—weed vaporizers you can get right now. Pair one with quality flower or concentrate (or both) and get to it.

Here are the best (and best looking) weed vaporizers and marijuana vapes you can buy online right now, and everything you need to know about vaping cannabis before you do.

Can u put weed in a hookah pen

Note: The following information has been provided for educational purposes only. Please consult your local laws before attempting any of the projects described below.

Some of the most frequently asked questions we hear are:

  • Can you put marijuana in an electronic cigarette (e-cig)?
  • Can an electronic cigarette vaporize marijuana?
  • Can I use my electronic cigarette with concentrates, waxes, and oils?

The answer is yes, yes, and yes. This guide will explain how you can use electronic cigarette components with dry herbs, concentrates, and THC e-liquids to create a personal vaporizer that will allow you to medicate on the go without breaking the bank.

Option 1: Using Marijuana in an Electronic Cigarette

What You’ll Need:

  • An electronic cigarette battery with eGo threading (such as the eGo-Twist or Vision Spinner)
  • A dry herb cartridge

If you’d like to smoke dry herbs, then all you need is an eGo-compatible e-cigarette battery and a dry herb cartridge. For best results, we recommend using a variable voltage battery so that you can fine-tune the temperature to your liking. Please note that all vape pen herb cartridges will combust your herb, not vaporize it. A dry herb cartridge attachment will allow you to turn your e-cigarette into an electric pipe (or e-blunt) with ease.

Pros:

  • Work with dry herbs
  • Easiest “smoke on the go” solution

Cons:

  • Since it combusts the herb, it will not be as discreet or stealthy as a vaporizer

Option 2: Using Oils, Waxes, and Other THC Concentrates in an Electronic Cigarette

What You’ll Need:

  • An electronic cigarette battery with eGo threading (such as the eGo-Twist or Vision Spinner) or 510 threading
  • An eGo oil cartridge, 510 oil cartridge, or glass globe attachment

If you prefer to vape hash oil, wax, budder, shatter, BHO, full-melts, or any other form of THC concentrate, then you’ll need to complement your e-cigarette battery with a concentrate cartridge or glass globe attachment. Depending on your preferences, there are a few different ways to build an e-cigarette setup that will allow you to vape concentrates:

  • I want something stealthy: Buy a 510 thread e-cigarette battery and a V2 oil cartridge, or buy our Micro Vape Kit which includes both. This setup is the most discreet way to enjoy concentrates on the go.
  • I want maximum capacity: Buy a variable voltage eGo e-cigarette battery and a Mega V2 oil cartridge. The Mega V2 holds over 1 gram of concentrates, making this one of the heaviest hitting concentrate pen setups on the market today.
  • I want to see my clouds: Buy a variable voltage eGo e-cigarette battery and a Glass Globe. This is a great choice for people who are used to dabbing using an oil rig and would like to see the clouds they’re creating.

Pros:

  • Best combination of power and portability — big hits in a small package
  • Vaping concentrates produces less smell than burning herbs, so it’s more discreet

Cons:

  • Requires access to THC concentrates

Option 3: Using THC E-Liquids and Cannabis Tinctures in an Electronic Cigarette

What You’ll Need:

  • An electronic cigarette battery with eGo threading (such as the eGo-Twist or Vision Spinner)
  • A dual coil tincture tank
  • Tincture liquid blend (if you’re making it yourself)

THC E-Liquids (also known as tinctures) combine the flavor and convenience of e-liquids with the potency and portability of concentrates. If you’re a medical marijuana patient in California, you can buy pre-filled tincture cartridges from our partners, or you can make your own tinctures using the instructions here (disclaimer: we have not independently verified the instructions here; follow at your own risk).

Pros:

  • Because vaping tinctures does not produce much smell, this method provides for maximum stealth and discretion
  • You can create your own custom flavor blends

Cons:

  • Less potent than pure concentrate cartridges
  • May require some DIY effort

Option 4: Using Pre-Filled Medicated Cartridges in an Electronic Cigarette

What You’ll Need:

  • A medical marijuana prescription in the state of California
  • An electronic cigarette battery with eGo threading (such as the eGo-Twist or Vision Spinner)
  • A pre-filled medicated cartridge

If you’re a medical marijuana patient in California and you’re not interested in going the do-it-yourself route, you can purchase pre-filled medicated cartridges from one of our partners. This is the easiest way to vaporize concentrates and tinctures using your existing e-cigarette setup.

Pros:

  • Easiest way to vape concentrates and tinctures
  • Pre-filled cartridges are available in a variety of strains and flavors

Cons:

  • Only available to medical marijuana patients

Got a question about any of the options listed above? Email us and we’d be happy to help you build a setup that works for you.

A complete how-to guide for building your own vape pen and smoking/vaporizing marijuana using an electronic cigarette. Use your e-cigarette with concentrates.