Touted as a healthier way to smoke weed, vaporizing doesn’t release lung-irritating carcinogens, but it still gets you stoned to the bone. Vaporizers can be used with dry marijuana, weed wax (called dabs), and/or cannabis oil. Plus, vaping saves money because it burns pot slower than smoking. We hit some of the top models on the market to give you the low on getting high.
Pros: Beautiful design, including a keychain with gold dabber; decorative carrying case with secret pocket; easy to load; clear instructions.
Cons: Will leak if turned sideways, so clear all the wax before you put it away.
The Tokeaway: Designed by graffiti artist Claw Money, this vape is perfect for stylish stoners.
Pros: Gorgeous designs etched on the cover and handcrafted renewable wood base; small enough to hide in your palm; heats up fast; easy to use; includes two rechargeable batteries, so you can get green on the go.
Cons: Can create lung-irritating smoke if you don’t shake the vape between tokes.
The Tokeaway: Discreet, beautiful, and hits like a dream.
Pros: Customizable color and patterns; roomy weed chamber; motion sensor/auto shut-off; ability to program three temperatures and times; works
with wax and dry weed.
Cons: The customizable prints are limited; figuring out the right temperature setting takes some trial and error, can create lung-irritating smoke.
The Tokeaway: This is great for travel; since the glass mouthpiece slides right inside the vaporizer when not in use, you can hit and run.
Pros: Breathtakingly beautiful handmade designs with real Swarovski crystals; can be custom-designed.
Cons: Hard to assemble; wax and weed go in the same chamber so you’ll need to clean well when switching; small chamber is bad for dry herb; high temperature creates lung-irritating smoke.
The Tokeaway: How many stoners does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Less than it takes to figure out how to hit this pen, which gets an A for style but an F for function.
Pros: The giant vape-bag creates a massive hit; whip attachments control the density of the vapor based on inhalation; large weed chamber; remote control; pre-set temperatures; auto-shut-off timer; easy to assemble
Cons: It has a rechargeable portable power pack so you can travel with it, but it is pretty bulky to carry around (which isn’t that bad, because if you get really stoned, you can’t walk anyway).
The Tokeaway: This vape will get you so high, when you come down you’ll have forgotten that you even bought one. It totally smokes the competition.
Pros: The wax atomizer has a glass bulb to collect the vapor, which gives an insane hit for a little bit o’ wax.
Cons: Confusing directions regarding what accessory should be used for different weed types. The one for dry material is very small and creates smoke easily.
The Tokeaway: This is the best choice for hitting wax, but if you want to hit dry herbs, good luck, sucka.
By Callie Watts
This article originally appeared in the Oct/Nov 2014 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
Top photo: The Crystal Cult
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