I’ve found that medicinal marijuana is far more effective than synthetic drugs for treating my medical concerns. As a natural remedy, it is safe and avoids long-term downsides; However, I don’t necessarily want all the people to know that I’m consuming cannabis. I would love not to draw attention. While smokable flower provides a fairly easy consumption method and quick onset of effects, the process also creates odors, smoke and ash. There is a bit of a mess and the need for specialized gear. Smoking weed is hard on the lungs due to the carcinogens, and for me, a new alternative is better, but one of the budtenders at the local dispensary introduced me to vapes. They sell both disposable vape pens and refillable cartridges that are beautifully easy to use. It requires little more than the push of a button. The vape pens are portable and discreet… Because the concentrate is heated to the point of vaporization rather than combustion, the cannabinoids and terpenes are preserved. Because of this, vapes offer an extra boost of flavor. Their popularity has led to a nearly endless selection of strains. I’m able to choose from sativas, indicas and hybrids of all potency levels. There are CBD strains that avoid psychoactive effects. The higher quality vapes allow for precision dosing and temperature adjustment. The onset of effects is quick and smooth. The dispensary carries the vapes & the batteries. Some of the models charge by way of a USB. I’m able to carry a vape with me just about somewhere I go.