When you’re new to shopping for a vaporizer because you’ve heard about the benefits and want to see for yourself, no one could blame you for being a bit confused with some products listed as a ‘portable herbal vaporizer’. Seriously, are they cannabis vaporizers or some sort of aromatic herbal vaporizers to make a home smell lovely? Depending where you’re from, herb or flowers might be a strange term to refer to pot or mary jane, kush, or mary jane. Geography has a huge impact on what words people use to describe certain things so don’t sweat it if ‘herbals’ is new to you for referring to the cannabis sativa plant.

Dry Herb Only!

One important thing to keep in mind when you do see a device described as a portable herbal vaporizer is that this generally indicates it can only vape dry herb and no concentrates. ‘Herbal’ obviously connotes dry herb and that just means that particular device can only handle the actual cannabis bud plant matter, and no butane hash oils or anything of the sort. It’s all a matter of preference, and if you have never tried concentrates you might be interested in keeping the option open to yourself. The benefit of concentrates is that you get way more bang for your buck, especially when vaping it. While the most potent strains of cannabis in the world weigh in at about 20-28% THC content, concentrates of varying forms can range from 60-90% THC by mass. A tiny dot of the stuff could potentially get your head rocking the way a whole fat nug of premium herb might do for you.

Is It Worth It?

Like a lot of things, good quality can sometimes be difficult to find. There are a lot of cheap, China based manufacturers selling all kinds of cheap vape pens that are simply unreliable. If seriously looking to invest in one of these cool portable herbal vaporizers available on the market today, try to stick with big respected and established brands like Pax or Arizer. Well designed and well made vapes are most definitely worth switching over from smoking for the health benefits alone.