- Cannabis vape cartridges and accessories are now legally available for sale through OCS.ca and Licensed Retailers.
- There are many factors to consider when purchasing vaping products, but the most important is to always buy legal.
While dried flower vaporizers and other liquid-based vaping have been allowed in Canada for quite some time, cannabis vaping (or “vape”) products are now legally available for sale in Ontario. So what exactly is vaping?
Essentially, a vape device is a battery-powered accessory that heats a substance until it produces a vapour, which is then inhaled. (The vapour, also called an aerosol, is a suspension of fine particles, liquid or solid, in air. ) Unlike smoking, in which cannabis is burned, the product is heated, releasing its cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD.
Prefilled cartridges which contain cannabis extracts can be used exclusively with a vape pen. Other extracts (concentrates) such as hash, shatter, resin, rosin, etc. are consumed either through combustion or through a specific device designed to heat them to a precise temperature. If you choose to use extracts such as hash, shatter, resin, rosin, consider the potency — some products can contain up to 90% (900 mg/g) of THC — and how it will affect your body. Start with a very small amount, especially if you are trying a new product, and wait at least two hours to see how it affects your body before consuming more.
Disposable Vape Pen and a Vape Kit
What Does a Vape Device Look Like?
Vapes can be handheld or pen-shaped and may be disposable or refilled using pre-filled cartridges of cannabis extracts. A vape is made up of four basic pieces: a mouthpiece, tank or reservoir (which holds the vaping product), heating element and battery.