Here in the US, the laws on vaping cannabis vary from coast to coast, whether you use marijuana for personal or medical use.
Guest post and images by Marisa Timko
West vs. East Coast: Vaping Cannabis
When it comes to weed, the East Coast and West Coast are entirely different. While one has made strides in passing recreational marijuana use into law, the other is still far behind in legislation. As well, each coast has staked their uniqueness on creating some unique weed strains that serve to please the masses.
However, one thing that they both share is their love for weed – including vaping it. The best way to vape in public is by using vaporizers – specifically vape pens that can be used with THC concentrates. TheVape.Guide has a remarkable list of some of the best dab pens on the market today.
Weed Laws in The East and West Coast
Great strides have been made in the cannabis industry and regarding cannabis law. Some states in the US have already legalized recreational marijuana and have made serious money from a boom in the marijuana industry. Weed sales have boosted these states’ economies and has brought value to the industry.
In Washington, users 21 and over can now purchase and possess marijuana. The amounts are (1) up to one ounce of bud, (2) 7 grams of concentrates, (3) 16 ounces of solid edibles, and (4) 72 ounces of liquid edibles. However, it is still illegal to use marijuana in public.
In the East Coast, progression towards weed legalization hasn’t been so fruitful. Only two states have made this step – Massachusetts and Maine.
In Massachusetts, marijuana users are allowed to have up to one ounce of weed for personal use and up to 5 grams of concentrates. For cultivation, adults 21 years and older can have up to 6 plants in their home.
Weed Strains from The East and West
Many weed strains exist – whether they are naturally grown or hybrids of two different strains. Both the West and East Coast have their own strains that make them unique. There are a few different strains that are popular in California including Gorilla Glue and Granddaddy Purple.
While Gorilla Glue is considered one of the most potent strains in the world, Granddaddy Purple is perfect for users who need to get some extra sleep. In other areas of the West, strains like Blue Magoo and Golden Goat have their own characteristics.
Blue Magoo is known for having a sweet blueberry flavor while Golden Goat is originally from Kansas but the potent strain has quickly traveled around the West Coast.
Along the East Coast, one can find a variety of equally-appeasing weed strains like Triangle and Chemdawg. Chemdawg’s origins are unknown but the hybrid does possess some qualities of other strains like OG Kush.
The Triangle strain originated from Florida and stains for the three cities that produce the strain – Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami. This strain is known for producing discussion and creativity.
Vaping Cannabis in Public
Whether you live on the West or East Coast, both sides can agree that the best thing about marijuana is smoking it or better yet – vaping it. While many enjoy their weed at home, others like to use, or need to use, while on the go. While marijuana use is legal in some states, it is still illegal to consume in public. That is where vape pens come in.
Not only is vaping cannabis a better alternative to smoking, it is also more discreet as well. Vape pens, used with concentrates, mask the smell of the weed and are convenient to use as well. They can fit anywhere – in your purse, your pocket, or your backpack.
Another benefit to using vape pens is that concentrates are a more potent form of marijuana and this leads to a more intense high – perfect for medicinal users.
Lastly, vape pens are best for a clean high and most are attractive as well.
Final Thoughts on Vaping Cannabis
The country is essentially divided when it comes to weed. There are different stances for marijuana laws as well as the strains of weed that are popular on each coast. On the other hand, one thing is for certain – users enjoy their weed whether they smoke it or vape it.
Using a vaporizer, or rather vape pen, has its added benefits when using in public. It is discreet, results in a cleaner high, and uses a more potent form of the plant. Lastly, many vape pens come in a variety of colors and styles – leading to a fun and stylish way to get your high on!
About the Author
Marisa Timko is a cannabis and vaporizer researcher and content writer. She works with one of the leading vaping/vaporizer information and review websites, The Vape Guide and is always looking to collaborate with other vape blogs.