Rolling a joint or packing a pipe are the cannabis equivalents of treating the sick with leeches, or starting a car with a crank, compared to the latest generation of vaporizers hitting the market.
Price ceilings and technological limits seem non-existent as a new, sophisticated generation of cannabis users ditch plastic bongs filled with blackened, foul-smelling water for sleek pens that don’t look out of place in the breast pocket of a well-tailored suit.
For the uninitiated, vaporizers work by heating flower or concentrate to the point where cannabinoids can be extracted through inhaled vapour. Most users find it far less harsh on their lungs than cannabis smoke.
For the most part, the challenge for manufacturers has been shrinking high-quality heating elements into a small package while achieving