“… it is possible to vaporize medically active tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) by heating marijuana to a temperature short of the point of combustion, thereby eliminating or substantially reducing potentially harmful smoke toxins that are normally present in marijuana smoke.”
In a 2014 BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology study, a mixture of THC and CBD was tested for vaping primarily at a temperature of 446°F. The experiment was carried out to see how these two components react with each other and, in turn, their effect on the users.
Medium-Low Vape Temperature – 350°F
Upon heating cannabis at approximately 221°F (or 105°C), the atoms within the extracted CBD oil mix with oxygen molecules and bind together. As a result, CO2 is released, and what remains is the neutral cannabinoid.
This is the maximum vape temp for vaping CBD oil and should not be exceeded. Anything beyond this temperature can cause discomfort and irritation as well as combustion with undesirable byproducts. Beyond this temperature, you’re treading the line between smoking and vaping.
We recommend that you experiment with the different temperature ranges mentioned below to find the ideal temperature that works best for you personally.
And then there is also the possibility that the material your vaporizer is made of may contain something that you don’t want in your body either.
On the other hand, if you set your vaporizing temperature too high (especially at temperatures higher than 230°C (446°F), this can degrade active substances in weed like terpenes and cannabinoids. Not only will the potency and flavour of your vape be adversely affected, but you may also inhale more toxic compounds detrimental to your health.
A naturally occurring oil found in plants such as cannabis, beta-myrcene is often used in fragrances.
Terpenoid Temperature Guide
Setting your vaporizer to the right temperature is important for several reasons. If you set the temperature too low, you will be missing out on flavour and potency. The crucial compounds found in cannabis and other herbs require a certain minimum temperature to “activate”. If your vaporizing temperature is set too low, you’re not getting the full potential out of your precious buds or concentrate.
As it is largely going to depend on the situation and cannabis strain you are using, there is no definitive guide to how to properly vaporize particularly dry weed; but as a rule of thumb you will want to reduce the temperature from your norm, going lower the drier it is.
The following descriptions outline both the effects and boiling points of terpenoids.
Along with terpenoids, flavonoids are little known compared to the famed cannabinoids. Flavonoids are a large class of plant pigments that are sometimes referred to as Vitamin P. Terpenoids and Flavonoids are partly responsible for the looks, taste and smell of a particular strain. They are the reason we open the zip lock before we buy, because their smell reveals a lot about the character of the plant.