There’s nothing wrong with a traditional anniversary celebration. A nice dinner, a weekend getaway, new jewelry—it’s hard to go wrong with the classics, which is why they’re so common. However, with the increasing availability of legal marijuana and hemp products, this year might be your chance to make your anniversary a little more exciting by incorporating a dry herb vaporizer into the celebration.
Finding the Right Vaporizer for You
If you’re not an experienced vaporizer user, you’re probably overwhelmed by the number of options available online. Even more confusing, there’s a lot of technical language used to describe them for no apparent reason. You’re not interested in relearning high school physics. Convection, conduction, who cares? You just want a product within your budget that does what you need it to do.
Dry herb vaporizers involve taking the actual dried cannabis plant, grinding it up, and heating it until it releases vapors that contain THC or CBD. It’s important to note that the dry herb does not combust when you do this, which has led to them being considered cleaner than smoking. One objective way to check out CBD product ratings is to check review websites like Herbonaut.
Choosing a Strain
There’s a wide range of cannabis strains on the market. While their names are often entertaining, they’re not descriptive. You’re going to have to do some research to find the one that best fits the experience you’re looking to have.
You’re likely already familiar with the terms Indica, Sativa, and hybrid in reference to types of marijuana. Widespread knowledge claims that Indica strains are relaxing, Sativa strains are uplifting, and hybrid strains are some combination of the two, but that’s not always the case.
Other factors are more important to consider when selecting a strain of marijuana. First and foremost is potency, which refers to the amount of THC or CBD present in the strain. THC produces a high because it’s psychoactive. CBD does not, although it has other effects. The higher the amount of THC or CBD, the more potent the strain and the more intense the high you’ll have will be.
You will also want to think about the aroma and flavor of the strain you’re trying. Because the makeup of every strain is unique, these qualities will vary. Dry herb vaporizers typically result in less of a smell than traditional smoking, but it’s still present.
If you’re concerned about how marijuana might influence your mood or experience, shopping can be incredibly frustrating. Everyone’s body chemistry is unique, so there’s no way to predict how you’ll react to a specific strain of marijuana with 100 percent certainty. With that being said, some terpenes, which are the compounds that give marijuana its distinctive smell, might have stress-relieving properties. Look for a strain that contains linalool if that’s the experience you’re looking for. Otherwise, consider a more potent strain if you’re looking to experience marijuana’s uplifting effect. Once again, these are just guidelines, not guarantees.
When you’re purchasing marijuana from a legal dispensary, you can always ask one of the salespeople for advice if you’re ever unsure about anything.
How To Use Your Dry Herb Vaporizer
If you’ve purchased a new vaporizer to help celebrate your anniversary, you have a bit of setup to do. It’s tempting to throw away the instructions whenever you buy a new appliance but give the manual a quick read-through anyway. Some models are unique and have requirements you might not be aware of.
Make sure you charge your vaporizer if it’s battery-operated. The fastest way to ruin your anniversary plans is to discover that the battery is out of juice. It’s generally recommended that you let your vaporizer’s battery drain completely before charging the first few times you use it. However, whether this will actually help your vaporizer’s battery in the long-run is a matter of some debate.
To remove any residue left in your vaporizer from the manufacturing process, first, make sure there’s nothing in the chamber. Then, after charging it, allow your vaporizer to heat up to its highest setting. Allow it to cool, then repeat the process another time or two. This way, the flavor and aroma of the dry herb you choose won’t be affected.
Finally, prepare the vaporizer and the dry herb you’re using. Ensure the herb is dry, not sticky. Grind it down to a reasonably fine consistency, making sure not to miss any large chunks. Bigger pieces don’t vaporize as well, so this is an essential step for a good experience.
Planning the Day
Using a dry herb vaporizer on your anniversary probably shouldn’t be the main event unless you’re confident your significant other will be alright with it. Instead, treat it the same way you would a nice bottle of wine. Your dry herb vaporizer is there to enhance your experience, not replace other activities or spending quality time together.
You know your significant other better than anyone, so you’re already aware of their likes and dislikes. Do what’s going to make both of you happy.
It’s a little cheesy, but the essential part of celebrating your anniversary with or without a dry herb vaporizer is to enjoy yourself. It’s a day to celebrate and reminisce about the past few months, years, or decades that you’ve spent with your partner. It’s also a chance to look forward to your future together.