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Weed Vaporizer vs. Smoking Pipe: Which Should You Buy?

If you are considering a new way to smoke, a weed vaporizer might tempt you more than a smoking pipe. Click here to learn the differences.

Are you a new or experienced dry herb user looking for advice? There are so many ways to get high that it can be hard to choose what’s best for you.

Do you want edibles for an intense and long-lasting high? Should you choose a classic smoking pipe to get your daily dose of THC? What about selecting a dry herb vapouriser for a cleaner hit?

The options are overwhelming. Luckily, this guide is here to point you in the right direction. You will learn all about the differences between smoking dry herb and vaping dry herb and how that impacts your body and your high.

Smoking Pipe

The classic method of ingesting dry herb is filling up a pipe and smoking it. Some stoners love smoking herb because it hits hard right away with an intense high. Others prefer smoking because of the ritual of grinding, packing a bowl, and lighting up.

Smoking herb means directly lighting the dry bud on fire and inhaling the smoke produced.

While smoking pipes are a popular choice, there are other smoking methods to choose from. Many smokers prefer using a water pipe. Because they’re filled with water, inhaling the smoke feels smoother and cleaner than a dry pipe.

 Dry Herb Vape

Vaping is another great way to get high. Instead of inhaling smoke from the burning herb, you inhale a vapour.

That’s because vapes don’t heat up nearly as hot as your lighter might. Instead, vapes use conduction and convection to gently heat the herb. This allows the THC to enter your body as you inhale the vapour.

There are many different kinds of vaporizers. You can opt for a dab pen, which turns herb concentrates like waxes and extracts into vapour for your consumption. In this article, we’ll primarily discuss dry herb vaporizers. These are the vapes that turn the dry flower into vapour.

Pros and Cons

Now that you know the difference between a smoking pipe and a dry herb vapouriser, it’s time to examine the pros and cons of each. Both smoking and vaping come with some costs and benefits, and you must understand them all before choosing which one is right for you.


If you’re looking for a more intense high while using less herb, you should opt for a herb vaporizer. One John Hopkins study took this idea to the test: does smoking dry herb or vaping it get you higher?

Participants of the study were past dry herb users but hadn’t consumed any in the past thirty days. Each participant came into the research centre for six separate day-long sessions. There, they received a dose of THC of 0, 10, or 25 milligrammes by either smoking or vaping it, depending on the day.

Neither the participants nor the researchers knew which dosage anyone received on a given day.

The results show that vaping produced more psychoactive components and more side effects like paranoia and dry mouth than smoking dry herb at the same dosage. The participants each filled out a Drug Effect Questionnaire during each session to rate how high they are on a scale from 1 to 100.

Those who vaped the 25 milligrammes of THC reported an average of 77.5 rating of the drug’s overall strength. On the other hand, smoking the exact same dose of THC achieved an average rating of 66.4.

That being said, many regular smokers stand by the potency of their high. Many argue that vaping dry herb just isn’t the same and doesn’t produce the same desired effects.

Lung Health

The biggest risk of smoking dry herb is the damage it can do to your lungs. While inhaling herb smoke is much less harmful than smoking a cigarette, it isn’t completely safe.

Inhaling smoke of any kind introduces tar and other carcinogens to your lungs. Luckily, science has yet to link smoking dry herb with the cause of cancer. But, smoking can hurt your lungs in other ways. Daily smokers are at risk of developing chronic bronchitis.

Vapes were designed to reduce the number of toxins and combustibles that herb smokers inhale. That’s possible because dry herb vaporizers only reach temperatures high enough to release the THC, but not high enough to burn the flower and cause it to combust.

That means daily dry herb users who vape are much less likely to experience the symptoms of being a daily smoker. When you choose a vape, you’re less likely to have a constant cough, feel tight in the chest, or have excess phlegm.

The Smell

Let’s be honest; smoking herb is not discreet. You hear the click of the lighter. You breathe in deep and let it out before coughing loudly. Then, a huge cloud of opaque smoke hovers in the air. When it disperses, the whole area smells like herb.

Some daily herb users love the smell of dry herb smoke.

Some even prefer smoking as their method of dry herb consumption primarily because of the earthy, unique smell of its smoke. However, if you don’t want the whole neighbourhood to know exactly when you’re getting high, you may want to opt for a vape.

Dry herb vaporizers are often small, compact, and portable. You need to grind up the herb and put it inside the specified chamber, and then you can take a hit.

When you blow it out, the vapour doesn’t smell like dry herb smoke at all. It’s much tamer and lighter, and the smell fades away very quickly in comparison.

The Experience

Smoking dry herb and vaping dry herb both get you high, but they are actually very different experiences.

Smoking can become a sort of ritual for habitual smokers. The satisfaction of lighting a bowl and exhaling thick clouds of smoke is hard to match. The smell of the smoke fills the room or billows through the breeze outdoors.

On the other hand, vaping is very handy. You can bring your vape on the go much more discreetly. Sharing a vape with friends is just as fun as having a classic smoke session with your smoking pipe. Many herb vaporizer users enjoy the taste of the vapour and note that they can taste fine distinctions in herb strains.

Both types of experiences are great and will get you high! It’s up to you to figure out which one appeals to you.

Where to Buy Dry Herb Supplies?

No matter whether you choose to smoke your dry herb or vape it, you’ll want to invest in some high-quality materials to get you started.

If you’re looking for the best vape or smoking pipe on the market, you need to visit our shop and see the smoking supplies we have in stock at Hi Dry Herb today!

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