The Beginner’s Guide to Using a Vape Pen

If you’re wondering how to use a marijuana pen (aka a vape pen), how to use a dab pen, or how to use a vape cartridge, then you’re in the right place! Here’s all you need to know to get up and vaping in no time.

What Is a Vape Pen?

Why do people use vape pens and what is a vape pen used for? Nowadays there are many different ways to consume cannabis and many different types of vaporizers on the market. So what is a vape pen and why have vape pens become such a huge deal?

A vape pen is a handheld vaporizer unit that typically approximates the shape and length of a pen. Vape pens have become incredibly popular over the years for their ease-of-use, portability, quality of vapor, discreetness, and overall effectiveness as a consumption method. If you’re looking for maximum convenience, it’s hard to go wrong with a vape pen.

How Does a Vape Pen Work? The Standard 510 Vape Battery and Cartridge

There are really only two parts to the most common style of vape pen—the battery and the cartridge. Vape pens almost always use 510 thread batteries and matching 510 thread cartridges. In order for the battery to work, it must first be charged through a wall-socket adaptor or a USB port. When in use, the battery heats up the bottom of the vape cartridge, converting the oil inside into vapor.

Cartridges can be broken down into 3 simple pieces–the mouthpiece, the tank, and the atomizer. The tank holds the liquid extract, the atomizer is on bottom and heats the oil inside the tank, and the mouthpiece allows you to inhale the vapor produced by heating the oil.

How To Use a Vape Pen

To connect the cartridge to the battery, just gently screw it in place until the two pieces are snugly connected. To produce vapor, inhale from the mouthpiece or inhale while pressing the heat-up button, depending on the model. Either way, vapor will be produced by the pen instantly, unlike conventional vaporizers which require some heat-up time.

How To Use a Dab Pen

Cartridge-compatible vape pens aren’t the only type around. Another popular kind of vape pen is the dab pen, sometimes also called a wax pen. When it comes to how to use a dab pen, things aren’t much different than using a cartridge-compatible vape unit.

The main point of difference is that instead of a cartridge slot, dab pens have an interior chamber that holds the concentrate or extract. The dab pen can be unscrewed and opened to reveal the chamber, which you can then load with concentrate. Once sealed back up, the dab pen is ready to go (assuming the battery is charged). You can then fire it up by pressing the heat-up button and inhaling. Like a vape pen, a dab pen produces vapor instantly as the button is pressed.

Vape Pens and Cartridges at Mission Dispensaries

If you’re thinking of trying out a vape pen for the first time, or you just need some new vape cartridges, visit one of Mission’s dispensary locations in Illinois, Massachusetts or Michigan today. Or, check out our online menus to browse a wide selection of vape goods and vape brands.

Still struggling to figure out how to use a vape pen or how to use a dab pen? Don’t sweat it! At Mission, we pride ourselves on offering a level of customer service that other dispensaries won’t. Just ask one of our budtenders and they’ll be sure to help you however they can.We look forward to seeing you!