When you want to medicate immediately, there’s a less harmful (better) way to consume cannabis, rather than smoking it. Vaping dry herb is a way to:
When you use a dry vaporizer, hot air is drawn over your flower to essentially melt the trichomes — the gooey resins that contain THC, CBD and other medicinal cannabinoids. This creates a vapor that allows you to really taste the terpenes in your cannabis, and even control, through the vaping temperature, which terpenes you want to activate and taste. In this way, dry vaping gives you more control over your cannabis experience.
You’ll want to grind your flower first. This way you’ll expose more of the trichomes than if you’re vaping a tight bud.
We recommend using a high-quality dry-herb vaporizer, made of quality materials. There are smaller vaporizers, like the pocket-sized DaVinci MIQRO, below, that are well-suited for personal use. For home use, we love the unique Cloudious9, which has a unique water-filtration system and fun LED lights and delivers a bong-like experience. The highly intelligent DaVinci IQ is also a favorite.
Check out our list below:
There’s nothing like the Hydrology9. From the borosilicate glass mouthpiece to the spacecraft-grade aluminum body and food-grade porcelain chamber, it is designed top to bottom in support of an exceptional vaping experience.
The Hydrology9 is the dry-herb vaporizer Elon Musk would bring with him to Mars. The anodized aluminum body is space-age special, yet it’s completely functional, durable and practical.
Filtering smoke through water is not new, but we don’t know of anyone else doing this with vapor. You get all the advantages of a bong, without the worry of spilling stinky water. There’s also a mechanism that allows you to stir the herb you’ve placed in the heating chamber, a thoughtful feature that allows you to extend each session.
Lights flash in six colors as the Hydrology9 heats up, which takes less than a minute. Green light go. You can also set it to lava lamp or party mode.
Priced at $199, the Hydrology9 comes with a charging cable and AC adapter and accessories including two brushes and a packing tool, so it’s easy to keep it clean and ready to go when you want.
Nice price on a powerhouse portable. Patent-pending dual-layer technology combines the vapor consistency of convection with the space and energy efficiency of conduction heating to bring you the best of both worlds:
Six adjustable temperatures ranging from 356F to 428F
Patent-pending retractable herb-loading shovel
Rapid vapor cooling chamber
The DaVinci IQ is a sleek, discreet wonder. The brushed aluminum conduction device fits nicely in your pocket or palm with just the right amount of heft, and gives you precise control over your vaping experience. It’s compact and easy to operate and keep clean.
The IQ’s ceramic zirconia air path delivers a clean draw that lets you really taste your cannabis.
The IQ enables you to customize your temperature settings to control the flavor of your cannabis. Set your preferred temp and enjoy – it’s simple and smart.
You can use your phone to turn on your IQ and dial in your exact vaping temperature.
Priced at $229, the IQ comes with accessories including two mouthpieces, the lithium-ion battery, charging cord, brush and packing tool.
Want to learn more about dry vaping? Listen to our podcast with John Bailey of DaVinci Vaporizer.
Pocket-sized powerhouse ideal for personal vaping
The AirVape X uses a combination of conduction and convection technology to achieve the optimal vaping temperature in just 20 seconds. Thin and mighty, with a shirt-pocket form factor and smell-proof, water-proof housing.
Magnetic base, ceramic mouthpiece and chamber
Rapid vapor cooling chamber
Fast heating, elegant and thin