What is the best Vaporizer Temperature for Wax?

The best vaporizer temperature for wax, like many things in life, depends on a number of important factors.  Wax comes in a variety of consistencies, all with different activation temperature points.

When vaporizing wax, it is important to test a small amount in your vaporizer first, to ensure your temperature is not too high, which can cause your wax to liquefy too quickly, which allows for it to fall deep into your vape before fully activating all of the thc and cbd.  A slow consistent temp is important for even distribution throughout your sticky dab of wax, leading to the perfect vape dab.  I actually enjoy slow roasting my wax on a bed on finely ground cannabis flower, which at 380F and above is sure to activate even the thickest of wax dabs.  A steady 380F – 400F flow of heat to the dab is always better than a maxed out 425F, that tends to quickly evaporate your wax in the vaporizer, and possibly cause carcinogens to be released from any impurities in the concentrate.

Best Vaporizer Temperature for Weed

The actual best vaporizer temperature for weed (cannabis a.k.a. marijuana), can depend on a number of factors. Generally, the best vaporizer temperature range for marijuana/thc vaporization between 355°-365°F (180°-185°C).  As you increase or decrease the temperature through this range, different terpenes are released, causing the a difference in taste and effect.

herbalizer vaporizer and weed
The Herbalizer Vaporizer with Weed (medical marijuana)

From Wikipedia – “The aromatic terpenoids begin to vaporize at 126.0 °C (258.8 °F),[23] but the more bio-active tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) do not vaporize until near their respective boiling points: THC 157 °C (315 °F),[24] CBD 160–180°C (320°F-356°F),[24] and CBN 185 °C (365 °F)”

THC is the molecule in weed that will get you high.  CBD and CBN are more related to the medicinal benefits of cannabis.  For example, strains high in CBD have been found to be very helpful in lowering the amount of seizures in certain patients.  It’s amazing that this medicine has been illegal in the United States for this long, but that’s a different story.