With over a hundred cannabinoids and terpenes, cannabis is bursting with many useful compounds. The best vaping temperature depends on what kind of hit you are looking for, as these compounds vaporize at various levels of heat.
Properly vaping weed flowers takes lower temperatures than vaping oils and other concentrates. Here is a general guideline to get you started:
Low Temp (163°C – 177°C)
For vaping beginners, consider starting at this temperature range as it gives a smoother hit that is easier on the lungs while still providing decent amounts of CBD and THC. With such a low heating temperature, the flavours of the strain remain perfectly preserved. Potential side effects from taking weed like red eyes, cottonmouth, and paranoia will also be less severe.
You will also get the additional benefits of several cannabis terpenes like D-limonene and beta-myrcene, which vaporizes at 176°C and 168°C, respectively. Many studies show that these plant substances can relieve pain, treat sleep disorders, and relax the muscles.
Mid Temp (177°C – 191°C)
The mid-temperature range is the optimal weed vaping temperature. It provides a more robust vaping experience by releasing more CBD, THC, and other compounds. Many find this range to be euphoric and relaxing, but not so potent that it gives the “couch-lock” effect.
Those who want thicker vapour, faster results, and fuller flavours should also consider trying this temperature range. The warmer vapour might even be more satisfying for experienced users.
High Temp (191°C – 221°C)
The highest temperatures are for those who want a deeply relaxing, almost sleep-inducing high. However, some compounds combust at this range, so expect to get less a bit less flavour. Whether you want an instant recreational high or substantial therapeutic relief, this range might be the best choice.
Many useful cannabis compounds also start to vaporize at this level of heat. For instance, linalool has a boiling point of 198°C, and many studies find that it can relieve stress and anxiety, relax muscles, and reduce convulsions.
For a more balanced experience, you can start with lower temperatures first and reserve this range for last to get that satisfying final hit. Also, make sure to never go above 233°C because the product begins to combust and produce harmful by-products at this temperature.