Vaping is short for vaporizing and is a way to inhale cannabis without combusting it. Vaping works by heating the cannabis just enough to vaporize the cannabinoids and terpenes without creating so much heat that the product combusts, burns, and turns to ash. With conventional smoking, combustion happens so fast that a lot of THC, CBD, and terpenes are burned away before they can be enjoyed. Whereas, vaping slows the process down so the cannabis goes further and lasts longer.
Vaping produces only a subtle scent, making it a fast-acting and more discreet way to consume. Some vapes are for dried flower, others for concentrates, and some are dual-use. There may be health risks associated with vaping that are not fully known or understood. Refer to Health Canada
for risks of vaping.