A vaporizer is a mechanism, either stationary or handheld, used to extract and inhale vapor from a liquid or solid substance. The process of using a vaporizer is known as vaping, which was first popularized as an alternative to smoking tobacco, and has more recently become a prevalent medium for consuming dry leaf or extracts.
There are several ways you can consume dry leaf or extract products. You can eat, drink, smoke, apply topically, or take as a capsule. If you want to get a little more creative, you can even take it as a suppository! Point is, you’ve got options.
If you’re looking to buy a vaporizer, you’ve got options. You wouldn’t find them in major retail stores (nor will you at the time of writing), but you would find them in speciality shops – most of which featured at least one pot leaf emblazoned on the window – and online.