When most people hear the word “vaporisation,” images of vape pens and cartridges pop into their heads. However, a dry herb veporizer contains a chamber specifically designed to hold crushed plant material. Instead of burning the plant material, a vaporizer heats it to the right temperature, releasing the oils as a vapour.

Dry marijuana vaporised in a vaporizer ensures that the patient only inhales the medicinally useful cannabinoids that are appropriate for their condition. Patients can vape cannabis at temperatures that are optimum for the activation of terpenes and cannabinoids by modifying the vaporizer’s temperature settings.


Convection-based devices tend to yield superior results. They move the hot air about the room so that all of the plants get the same amount of heat. This produces high-quality vapour and ensures that all of the plant material is extracted from the chamber at roughly the same rate. Thus, these tools tend to make better use of the plant matter.


In a conduction heating system, the part of the device that actually heats the plant is the one that is closest to the plant itself. Since heat travels from the source to the object being heated, the cannabis closest to the source will be heated first and at a greater degree. This makes it more challenging to produce continuous doses and necessitates frequent mixing of the chamber.

Different from dry herb vaporizers, oil vaporizers use pens and cartridges.

To help you understand the differences between dry herb vaporizers and electronic vapes that use oils (commonly known as vape juice or e-liquid), I’ll briefly cover the latter.

To what extent may one legally smoke or vape cannabis

When the dab rig professionals approves a flower product, consumers can vape it and doctors can prescribe it. The TGA website makes it very clear that the flower items are meant to be inhaled. Accordingly, it is not appropriate to consume medicinal cannabis products by smoking them in a joint, water pipe (bong), pipe, or any other non-vaporizing method. Only vaporizers are purpose-built for inhalation of vapour, not just any old device.

However, research suggests that persons who exclusively use cannabis do not face considerably elevated odds of acquiring irreversible lung disease. Smoking cannabis alone is not associated with an increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or lung cancer, as far as I am aware.