What is the Best Temperatures for Vaping Weed?
Whether you’re the proud owner of a high-tech vaping device that allows you to dial-in a specific temperature for your session or you’re simply attempting to vaporize every possible cannabinoid and terpene in your stash, we’re going to help you answer this question!
Below, you’ll find the exact boiling point for the cannabinoids and terpenes most commonly found in cannabis. In order to make this as simple as possible, we’ve grouped all of the different temperatures into categories: Low, Medium, and High.
Vaping at Low Temperatures
This is where you’ll find the most common cannabinoids that are present in the largest amounts - THCa, and CBDa. If you’re thinking “wait, if I vape at a low temperature, will I only ingest CBDa,” don’t stress - that’s a question we’re asked all the time. The answer, of course, is no. CBDa converts to CBD when exposed to heat. Your hemp flower is made up almost entirely of CBDa, although there will always be a little pre-decarboxylated CBD tucked away.
Vaping at Medium Temperatures
Here’s where things get a little bit hotter. This is also where the cannabinoids found in smaller amounts are vaporized/combusted.
At this temperature level, you’re experiencing the majority of the aromatic terpenes found in cannabis as well.
Vaping at High Temperatures
Wow! It’s hot up here! You’ll notice that there aren’t really even any terpenes in this range. Once you get up to 430-500° F, you’ll begin vaporizing Caryophyllene, Phytol, and Guaiol, but those are very rarely seen in cannabis.
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