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.
Please remember: THC has a boiling point of 315*F; you do not want to go much lower than 325*F.
At this setting, vapor is thicker and warmer; more access to cannabinoids; richer flavor.
Noticeably stronger psychoactive effects from THC.
Can experience minor side effects due to stronger psychoactive effects from THC.
This setting is best suited for night-time sessions
Intense effects, strong euphoria, lethargy, “couch-lock”.
Terpenes will be depleted fast.
Hotter vapor may cause coughing.
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.
9THC (Modern Marijuana)
8THC (Delta 8)
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)