Vape pens have become widely popularized over the last few years due to their sleek, discreet, and compact design. They have become one of the least offensive ways to enjoy cannabis for that reason, and it’s also become a good option for those who find smoking to be out of their comfort zone. Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for a vaporizer in Eglinton or Scarborough, we’re here to tell you that there are many vape pens to choose from that come in all different shapes and sizes. Choosing the right one for you can be overwhelming, so our team at Weedjar is hoping to make this as smooth as possible so you can find the perfect vape pen that works for you. 


What Is a Vape Pen?

A vape pen is a handheld device consisting of a battery attached to a cartridge filled with cannabis concentrate.

The components of a vape pen are quite similar across the board, each pen has the basic four components. Each vape pen varies by design, but the general makeup of the pen usually stays the same. 

What Is the Anatomy of a Vape Pen?


The Tank

If you’re using a rechargeable unit, the tank is where the cannabis oil goes. If you’re using a disposable unit for single-use, this is called a cartridge. It’s basically where all the good stuff that you want to vape is stored! 


The Atomizer

This is where everything heats up. The atomizer is where the liquid, the herb, or the wax, heats the contents and turns it into a vapour that is ready to inhale. 


The Sensors 

This is self-explanatory – this part of the device signals if the device has been turned on through the push of a button, or by inhaling. Some devices have the feature to turn on through inhalation. 


The Battery 

For the vape pen to work, there needs to be a battery strong enough to reach 400 degrees to atomize the cannabis. Vape pens usually use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. 


What’s the Difference Between E-cigarettes, Box Mods, Pod Mods, Vape Pods, and Vape Pens?


Before becoming popular, e-cigarettes were all the rage. E-cigarettes are single self-contained units in the shape and size of a cigarette that usually contains nicotine.

Box mods are vaporizers that have a box unit attached creating a more boxy look. They are considered one of the more advanced vaporizers due to their higher wattage and power properties. They’re much larger than the standard vape, and offer more features like a display screen, temperature control, and e-juice reservoirs. Most people love the box mods since they are more customizable in the vaping world. 

Pod mods are a little different, they’re smaller and are a more pocket-sized variation. A popular pod mod is the JUUL. The cartridges are only designed for the exact device, and can’t be used interchangeably with other vape products. These are more popular with nicotine users and are generally more harmful to your health due to their nicotine properties. 

A Vape Pod is a compact vape that uses disposable pods. A popular version of this model is the PAX. You can find these pods for these vaporizers at both of our Weedjar stores in Eglinton and Scarborough. 

Now Vape Pens are all in one and you don’t need to buy any other accessories or batteries. There is no need to swap out coils or add e-juice to fill the tanks. They’re a beginner-friendly option, all you need to do is swap out the cartridges if you already have a battery. Vape pens are usually ready-to-use when you buy them.  

Vape pens are one of the more technologically advanced methods of enjoying cannabis. While there are more extreme versions of vaporizers that are not handheld, like the Volcano, for example, the vape pens provide an instant, quick, and a discreet hit of a toke that isn’t as smelly or offensive as a regular joint. Which makes them popular with people who are just getting into cannabis, or if you want to smoke very little. It’s also a lot easier on your throat and lungs, in contrast to joints and bongs since it’s not harsh smoke. Vape pens are also a great option if you’re trying to avoid edibles since they provide less of an intense effect than edibles have. 


What Is the Difference Between Rechargeable or Disposable Vape Pens?

There are two different kinds of vapes that you can choose from, a rechargeable vape pen or a disposable pen. The disposable pen is good for short periods or if you’re wanting to experiment with vape pens to start. The pros of disposables are that they are more convenient, but the con is that they will likely cost you more down the line. If vaping is your preferred method of consuming cannabis, investing in a rechargeable vape like the PAX might be worth looking into. 

Most of our cartridges for our vaporizers at both our Eglinton and Scarborough locations use the 510 Thread Battery. 


What Is a 510 Thread Battery?

Most cartridges are compatible with a 510-thread battery. This is the most common type you’ll find. It gets its name from the 510mm thread on the bottom of the cartridge that connects to the battery. 


Best Selling Cartridges at Our Eglinton Location

Feather – Melon Bubble Haze Cartridge

The Melon Bubble Haze Cartridge from Feather is a ready-to-use, inhalation-activated pen. The design of this pen adds a pop of colour and flavour with refined THC oils that provide the perfect punch of sweet melon and bubblegum flavour and potency. 


Symbl – Wave Runner Cartridge

The Wave Runner Cartridge by Symbl is a Sativa-dominant inspired by Dela Haze which is a derivative of Mango Haze and California Lemon Skunk. It has an earthy flavour with a hint of zesty citrus. The Symbl 510 cartridges are made with zero fillers or artificial flavouring, and they are compatible with any universal 510-thread battery. 


Tenzo – Watermelon Z Cartridge 

The Tenzo Watermelon Z Cartridge is made without the use of chemical solvents and produces a flavour that is similar to pink lemonade and bubblegum. They are premium carts that are compatible with 510-thread batteries. 


Want More Information About Vape Pens in Scarborough?


There are so many varieties of vape pens, weed pens, weed vapes, or CBD vapes – whatever you want to call them – and it can feel overwhelming. If you’re still unsure of what vaping is or what to look for, stop by one of our locations and our budtenders will be more than happy to guide you through the process of purchasing a vape pen that works for you! If you’re interested in learning more about legal weed in York, weed pre-rolls and more, check out our blog

Weedjar is a family-owned and operated business providing carefully curated cannabis products and accessories to our customers in over three locations in Ontario, including Eglinton, Oakwood Village, and Broadview North. Visit our website for more information. 

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