Medicinal use of vaporizers

Medicinal users: pay attention!

The temperature at which you set your vaporizer is of big influence to the effects that you can get from it. There are a huge amount of active compounds in cannabis with different effects, which need different temperatures to become effective. Soft Secrets already wrote an article about this years ago, but there are many requests for this information, which is why we've written down the six most prominent compounds, their individual effects and the temperature they need.

Delta-9-THC


Temperature: 157 °C
Effect: Gives the smoker a classic "high" effect.
Medical: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-emetic (agent against nausea) and euphoriant.



CBD (cannabidinol)


Temperature: 160-180 °C
Effect: Provides a mental sense of well-being and ease.
Medical: Anxiolytic, analgesic, antipsychotic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antispasmodic.



CBN (cannabinol)


Temperature: 185 °C
Effect: A complex compound which acts as an Oxidization Breakdown Product
Medical: Sedative and antibiotic.



CBC (cannabichrome)


Temperature: 220 °C (beware, in many vaporizers this could lead to combustion because the chamber will become too hot.)
Effect: Collaborates with THC to increase euphoria. It has a strong resemblance to CBD.
Medical: Anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antifungal



CBG (cannabigerol)


Temperature: 220 °C
Effect: The first cannabinoid to be produced by the cannabisplant. It is mostly sleep-inducing, but not psychoactive.
Medical: Anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antifungal and hypotensive.



THCV (tetrahydro-cannabivarin)


Temperature: 220 °C
Effect: Influences the speed at which the effect kicks in. Mostly African and Asian strains will have a higher THCV value. The smell that is released during consumption is correlated to this.
Medical: Analgesic and euphoriant.