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Some people like to smoke cannabis, others like to eat it—and some like to vaporize it! As places around the world continue to legalize cannabis, businesses are realizing the opportunities to be had in this growing market.
Each year, consumers look forward to innovations in technology. When it comes to cannabis vapes, the market is booming with new devices and tweaks to existing products. Entrepreneurs don’t want to miss the opportunity to create the next best vape.
Cannabis vape tech is taking off globally, and here are 3 reasons why:
Demand is Increasing
During the pandemic, many consumers have reported that their medical use of cannabis for mental health reasons has increased. In addition, more and more states are legalizing the medical and recreational use of cannabis. To meet the rising demand, and to accommodate new consumers, vaping technology is advancing rapidly.
Whether consumers prefer to use dry flower or oil in their vapes, there’s a device on the market designed to meet their needs. Pods, pens, and box mods—you name it, there’s a cannabis vape for it. Now that demand is increasing for cannabis vapes, new products are being designed to accommodate it.
To gain a competitive edge in the market, there are new vaporizers coming out. Some utilize technology for a more user-friendly experience, like disposable or pre-filled vapes. Others focus on sustainability to appeal to eco-conscious consumers. Features like longer battery life, self-cleaning, and shatter-resistant casing will set cannabis vapes apart in a saturated market.
Producers are always racing to meet the needs of the market, and in 2021, the market is full of opportunities for innovative vape devices. Given how recently cannabis was legalized in many states and countries, there’s plenty of room for growth—the question is, who will capitalize on it first?
Fewer Consumers are Smoking
Given the global outbreak of respiratory illness, more consumers are moving away from smoking and gravitating towards vapes. When cannabis is vaporized, it’s consumed at a lower temperature than when it’s smoked. If cannabis is smoked, it will cause combustion, which can produce harmful byproducts. The consumer is not exposed to these chemicals when cannabis is vaporized.
As public awareness about the respiratory issues associated with smoking increases, vaping is on the rise. Not only does vaping cannabis help consumers give up smoking, but the devices are more discreet and easy to use.
Someone who’s transitioning from smoking to vaping may be unsure of where to begin. There are different vapes to start with for new users, designed for ease of use. These include pens, pods, and disposable vapes. As more and more consumers switch to vaping, we expect to see user-friendly devices become increasingly popular.
There has never been a better time to quit smoking than right now, when COVID-19 is still making waves around the globe. The fate of the cannabis market seemed uncertain at the beginning, but now the trend is clear: vaping cannabis is on the rise.
Vape Tech Producers are Partnering with Cannabis Cultivators
There’s one main barrier to producing new vape technology: state regulations. With the implementation of PMTA (Premarket Tobacco Application) looming over the tobacco vaping industry, some worry that cannabis vapes will be the next target.
To counteract these issues, companies are moving away from producing cannabis and devices. Instead, they are only producing vapes and relying on partnerships with popular cannabis cultivation companies. Businesses can specialize in creating cannabis tech without being held up by the licenses and regulations associated with cultivation.
By partnering with cannabis producers, vape manufacturers can place their sole focus on improving their products. They don’t need to worry about obtaining licenses if they partner with companies that already have them; instead, they can work on releasing the next innovative vape.
When businesses focus their resources exclusively on advancing the technology of vaporizers, advancements can be made that will transform the vaping industry.
Cannabis vape producers are trying to match the fast pace of the market in 2021. In recent years, there’s been an influx of cannabis consumers interested in vaping, and the pandemic has only accelerated that trend.
We anticipate that as the demand for cannabis vaporizers increases, the technology will develop rapidly to appeal to new and seasoned vapers alike.