Updated on September 20th, 2020
Choosing the Right Strain vs. Choosing the Right Temperature
It’s probably clear by now that vaping isn’t for the faint of heart. A perfect, customized experience requires in-depth knowledge about compounds and boiling points.
But frankly, there’s an easier way to find the right balance. While vaping at different temperatures will affect the strength and nuances of your high, the biggest driver in this regard is the strain.
Every strain exhibits its own unique behaviors – even if they’re minor. Some hit hard, even at low temperatures, while others require a lot of heat for a satisfying high. Others take effect quickly, but some are delayed (“creeper weed”).
Then, of course, we have the uplifting/sedating effects of different strains. While boiling certain terpenes and cannabinoids may add specific effects, the dry herb’s overall nature is what dictates your experience. This is where the whole “Indica/Sativa” categorization comes from (although it’s actually not scientifically valid).
In the end, if you vape a strain that’s known to be primarily sedating or uplifting, then you’ll experience those effects accordingly. The temperature will have minimal impact.
The only instance in which temperature should really matter is if individuals use cannabis for treating a specific medical condition. In this case, choosing a strain with the right terpenes and cannabinoid levels is important, but, so is, vaporizing it at the correct temperature to harness these compounds.
You can use this information to choose the best CBD oil for cancer pain treatment, for example. Ideally, it holds as much as possible components that fight cancer, such as CBG, CBC, B-Caryophyllene, Mycrene, etc.