FAQ: Vaping Cannabis Flower

Updated: Feb 3


“I bought a cannabis flower dry herb vaporizer. What temperature should my vaporizer be set on to achieve my desired effect?”


The best way to find the heat setting that works best for you is to experiment. Please keep in mind that two flower vaporizers set to the same temperature can sometimes produce a different type of vapor.


Additionally, each strain contains different levels of terpenes and cannabinoids, which contribute to their smell, taste, and effects. These organic compounds volatilize at various temperatures and will alter your experience.

Temperature Setting

Effects

Pros

Cons

325-350*F

Please remember: THC has a boiling point of 315*F; you do not want to go much lower than 325*F.

  • ​Light euphoria, calming, invigorating.

  • Intense terpene flavor.

  • Decreased side effects (red eyes, anxiety, paranoia).

  • Best suited for getting chores done or wake and bake.

  • ​Less harsh on throat, less coughing.

  • Vapor is much cooler.

  • Ideal for newcomers and lightweights.

N/A

350-400*F

At this setting, vapor is thicker and warmer; more access to cannabinoids; richer flavor.

  • Relaxing, euphoric, meditative but not sleepy.

  • Flavorful and rich, terpenes plus cannabinoids.

  • More THC gets volatilized.

  • Increased cannabinoid availability.

Noticeably stronger psychoactive effects from THC.

Can experience minor side effects due to stronger psychoactive effects from THC.

400-430*F

This setting is best suited for night-time sessions

Intense effects, strong euphoria, lethargy, “couch-lock”.

  • Maximum THC volatilization.

  • Higher cannabinoid extraction.

  • Activates THCv and humulene (appetite suppressants)

Terpenes will be depleted fast.

Hotter vapor may cause coughing.

Less flavorful.


Cannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis have different boiling points. Each organic compound has its own unique function- so you can check the profile of your strain and decide the perfect temperature for exactly what you’re trying to achieve.


Cannabinoid

Boiling Point

CBG

126*F

THCa

220*F

CBDa

248*F

9THC (Modern Marijuana)

315*F

8THC (Delta 8)

350*F

CBD

356*F

CBN

365*F

THCv

428*F

CBC

428*F


 

Terpene

Boiling Point

A-Pinene

311*F

Caryophyllene

320*F

Myrcene

334*F

Citronellol

437*F

Limonene

349*F

Eucalyptol

349*F

Terpinolene

365*F

Linalool

388*F

Humulene

388*F

Phytol

399*F


 

Tips:



If your herb is too moist, most of the vaporizer heat will be wasted on drying out your flower.

The best temp for dabs and CBD concentrates will typically be higher than for dry herb.


Less heat = better taste. However, if it’s too hot, you’ll be losing valuable terpenes and flavor.


Higher temps = stronger psychoactive effects from THC. Keep it lower than 315*F to decrease psychoactive effects.


Lower temps are better suited for morning and daytime use. Higher temps are more appropriate for evening and late-night sessions.


Don’t throw out your already vaped flower if you are vaping in the lower temperature range- if it’s greenish or light brown, your flower probably still contains valuable cannabinoids. It’s also now decarbed and ready for making tea or edibles.


(Sources: Leafly, Vaping360, Medium/MarijuanaBreak)

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