Using a Vaporizer with Sativa vs Indica Strains
Portable vaporizers have become an increasingly dominant product in the cannabis niche and a growing trend among cannabis users. The technology used to manufacture and that makes up the devices has evolved by leaps and bounds, making them now one of the most popular ways to consume your favourite cannabis strain. While many handheld vaporizers are designed to handle both indica strains and sativa strains, it is important to understand what works best for you when deciding which type of vaporizer and coinciding strains will fit your needs.
Both indica and sativa strains offer a different range of effects and each can be used in a variety of ways. Indica strains are better known for their sedative-like qualities that invoke fatigue and deep relaxation – as the saying goes ‘in-da-couch’. Sativa strains on the other hand tend to provide thought provoking, uplifting effects with an increase in energy that stimulates the mind. When choosing a portable vaporizer, it is important to consider both types of cannabis strains as one of these may be more suited than the other depending on whether you’re looking for an energizing or calming experience. An alternative is to find a hybrid strain that sits somewhere in the middle of these two strains. Some portable vaporizers such as the Crafty+, PAX, and DaVinci can be used to vape dry herb at a very precise temperature, allowing you to extract the most from your plant material.
Sativa often contains higher concentrations of THC than indica strains. As such, using a portable vaporizer with a lower temperature setting and one with convection heating such as the Crafty+ will allow for optimized extraction of the terpenes that are found within sativa without destroying the THC in the vaporization process. For those looking for more smooth hitting and tasteful vaping experiences that optimize the psychoactive effects from their vaping session, utilizing lower temperature settings with a convection vaporizer specifically geared towards sativas strains such as the Crafty or even devices from Arizer will be their best bet.
On the flip side, Indica strains of cannabis are known for offering body relaxation, and milder psychoactive effects when compared to Sativa strains. Because Indica strains tend to include a slight less percentage of THC the temperature setting can be set to a higher level without eliminating the terpenes quite as much as it would when vaporizing Sativa strains. With that said, both Sativa and Indica should not be over heated, over heating will burn off the terpenes and make the overall affect of your session more harsh and less effective.
When it comes to cannabis consumption, today’s market offers a wide range of innovative portable vaping devices. But not all vaporizers are built the same, so it’s crucial to choose one that fits the material and strain you will be using in order to get the ideal vaping experience. Before making a purchase, think about what kind of cannabis strain you prefer to use and pick a device that can provide a temperature range that allows for low heat and slower extraction of the terpenes in the cannabis flower.