Cannabis offers a host of medical benefits, with more therapeutic uses being discovered every year. But did you ever wonder what is responsible for these effects?


Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the is the cannabinoid responsible for the vast majority of marijuana’s psychoactive effect. Therefore it is no surprise that is the most common, almost everyone knows that more THC means a more powerful high.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is another popular cannabinoid. Researchers and medical professionals are quite excited about the powerful health benefits it has to offer, without a psychoactive side effect of any kind.

Cannabinoids & Terpenes in Cannabis

We are going to explore some of the different cannabinoids and terpenes found in cannabis, what they are used for and at what temperature they are vaporized.

Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THC-A)

Boiling Point: 220° F

Sedative, Helps prevent seizures.

Cannabidiolic Acid (CBD-A)

Boiling Point: 248° F

Anti-inflammatory, Anti-tumor.


Boiling Point: 311° F

Anti-inflammatory, Helps treat asthma.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Boiling Point: 315° F

Anti-tumor, helps with nausea, pain and depression.


Boiling Point: 349° F

Helps treat depression and anxiety.


Boiling Point: 334° F

Anti-tumor, Anti-inflammatory.

Combustion occurs at 451° F.


Boiling Point: 349° F

Helps treat depression and anxiety.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

Boiling Point: 356° F

Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, helps treat chronic pain and epileptic seizures.

Cannabinol (CBN)

Boiling Point: 365° F

Used to help treat insomnia, also has an anticonvulsant effect.


Boiling Point: 388° F

Helps treat insomnia, anxiety and chronic pain.


Boiling Point: 388° F

Anti-inflammatory, Anti-tumor and helps suppress appetite.

Cannabichromene (CBC)

Boiling Point: 428° F

Anti-inflammatory, Anti-tumor, used to help treat anxiety, stress and pain.

Fire or Vapor



Vaporizers have grown wildly in popularity over the past decade, with a huge variety of tabletop designs, portable devices and disposable options to choose from.

Combusting any substance and inhaling it into the lungs is inherently unhealthy. This isn’t rocket-science. That being said, there have been dozens of studies done on the benefits of smoking marijuana. The idea behind vaporizing marijuana is to get all the benefits of smoking cannabis, without actually combusting the plant material.

Vaporizing marijuana essentially extracts the cannabinoids and terpenes, boiling them to vapor and inhaled, smoke-free.

It really just comes down to preference. But the boiling point of each cannabinoid is good to know when vaporizing at a lower temperature. To get the most out of you cannabis, you want to hit the sweet spot between 428° F and 450° F.

Toke on.

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