In general, there‘s two main effects which we will call the “buzz high” and the “body high”. As mentioned above, lower temperatures will have more of a heady effect, whilst higher temperatures will have a more body load effect. Compound °C Information THC 157°C It has both euphoric and analgesic effects, inducing a great sense of relaxation. CBD 170°C CBD, famous for its medical benefits, is able to counter side effects of THC, such as anxiety. Delta-8-THC 175°C This cannabinoid is very similar to THC, but it is more stable and less psychoactive.
CBN 185°C CBN is believed to break down THC and have a calming effect. CBC 220°C This cannabinoid has anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. THCV 220°C THCV has been shown to moderate the psychoactive effects of THC, but more research is required. 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. They are also thought to have secondary health benefits.
The following outlines both the effects and the temperatures at which the flavonoids vaporize at. Compound °C Information Beta-sitosterol 134°C This flavonoid is thought to have anti-inflammatory qualities. Apigenin 178°C Apigenin is thought to be estrogenic and have anti-inflammatory properties. Cannflavin A 182°C This flavonoid is a COX inhibitor. Quercetin 250°C Quercetin is an antioxidant and anti-viral flavonoid. Terpenoids are structurally related to terpenes and are naturally occurring in a wide range of plants. In part, they contribute to what what gives plants their unique aromatic quality. The scent of cinnamon, cloves and menthol are examples of well known terpenoids. In fact, the strongest known naturally occurring psychedelic compound - Salvinorin A - is a terpenoid. The following descriptions outline both the effects and boiling points of terpenoids. Compound °C Information Beta-caryophyllene 130°C Thought to be anti-inflammatory and anti-malarial. Alpha-terpinol 156°C This terpenoid is an antioxidant, sedative, antibiotic and anti-malarial. Beta-myrcene 168°C This is analgesic, an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. Delta-3-carene 168°C This terpenoid has anti-inflammatory properties. 1,8-cineole 176°C Increases cerebral blood flow and acts as a stimulant. D-limonene 177°C D-limonene appears naturally in cannabis. P-cymene 177°C P-cymene is an antibiotic and an anticandidal agent. Linaloo 198°C This is an antidepressant, sedative and immune system potentiator. Terpinol-4-ol 209°C This is an antibiotic and an AChE inhibitor. Alpha-terpineol 217°C This terpenoid is a sedative, antibiotic, antioxidant and AChE inhibitor. Pulegone 244°C Pulegone is a sedative and potentially has memory boosting properties. Vaping is a lot cleaner than smoking, but this doesn’t mean it’s devoid of any potentially harmful substances. There is still the possibility of inhaling toxins, albeit in dramatically reduced concentrations.
Moreover, unless you source your weed from a legal establishment—or grow it yourself—there could be small amounts of herbicides or pesticides still present in the plant material. After all, unless you are growing your own weed, how do you know what was used to grow it? 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. What’s important to know is that setting your vaporizer to temperatures above 200°C (392°F) means you are approaching combustion temperatures. This is the point where the undesired substances in your plant material or vaporizer are released.
Because of this, it is best to avoid high vaporizing temperatures unless necessary.