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Everything You Need To Know About Vape Pens

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

In Pennsylvania, there are many ways for patients to consume cannabis. However, it is prohibited for patients to smoke marijuana, so dry bud and flower are not sold in dispensaries. Because of this, Pennsylvania dispensaries sell tinctures, capsules and vapes.

What is vaping?

Vaping is the process of heating marijuana to a temperature that transforms the active ingredients into vapor. This can be done with a vape pen, which takes its name from the compact design of an everyday pen. The vape pen typically consists of a battery and a cartridge that can be filled with medical marijuana. The battery is used to turn the device on and heat up the medical marijuana at a low temperature so that it can be vaporized as it is inhaled into the body.

What can be vaped?

Since dry bud and flower are not sold in Pennsylvania dispensaries, vapes have concentrates of THC and CBD blends.

Is it better for you?

Vaping has become popular in recent years because it is often a healthier alternative to smoking medical marijuana. This is because the vapors do not release carcinogens or tar into the body, as it is combusted at a very low temperature.

Is it discreet?

Vapes are great for patients who want discreet access to their medication. Vape pens are small and easily fit into a pocket or purse when a patient is on the go. Also since medical marijuana is vaporized in the pen, the smell is less potent than smoking dry flower.

Is it hard to use?

Many patients prefer vaping to smoking, as it is often easier for beginners. It can be easier to inhale and the pen itself makes it easier to consume. All you need to do is make sure it is charged.

What are the long-term effects?

While more research needs to be conducted on the long-term effects of vaping, current studies show that the vaporization temperature is “cool enough to avoid the smoke and toxins associated with combustion.” This was a positive result for self-reporting patients who were experiencing respiratory issues due to smoking cigarettes and cannabis.

Let us know some of your favorite vape pens below in the comments!


If you are a Pennsylvania resident suffering from a medical condition you think may benefit cannabis, you're likely eligible for medical marijuana treatment.

To learn more about the medical marijuana process or schedule an appointment, give us a call today at (855) 607-5458 or book your evaluation online.


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