Tips to Distinguish Between Good and Bad Vaping Products
The market of marijuana smoking and vaping is still at its infancy stage and few people are able to distinguish difference between bongs, pipes, bubblers and vaporizers. Any person that uses medical marijuana will tell several stories about how he/she went through trial and error before finding the right strain of marijuana and instrument for smoking suitable to their taste. Though smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes has become legal in several states in United States and in few European nations too there are still a few gray areas that are exploited by manufacturers and sales outlets.
As a person that has just started exploring the mysterious field of marijuana smoking, you have to be cautious while approaching an online manufacturer or local head shop selling recreational marijuana for yourself or a friend. To avoid the problem of selecting vaping products like bongs, glass pipes and others smoke shops buyers generally stick to simple stuff like electronic cigarettes that can be easily bought in regular stores and the e-liquid can be purchased online and used whenever required. So whether you are a first time user or a seasoned one whose head shop has shut down business and are looking for a new retailer, keep a few tips in mind while selecting an ideal head shop that sells genuine and good quality products.
Scrutinize manufacturer details
When you step into a head shop that is selling the usual paraphernalia, available in usual head shops of this type, then first browse around and inspect their wares. Collect information about manufacturers’ details on all their products and ask the sales personnel where they procure them from and whether they give guarantees on items sold at the store. Avoid purchasing your wares from smoke shops in U.S. that have no clue about manufacturers as most of the stuff they are selling will be substandard and you cannot complain to them if it is inferior.
If you are purchasing vaping products online then ensure that these are not fly by night operators and will disappear after selling fake or inferior stuff. Whenever you purchase these products online ensure that the testimonials given in the website are verifiable and someone in your locality can verify their quality as otherwise you may cheated. Do not buy marijuana from head shops in states where it is not legalized as you will get into trouble if there is a raid and your contact details land in police hands from the store.
Take advice of experienced people
As an experimental marijuana user you have to very careful about traps that are a part of this trade as lines of legality and illegality are still a little blurred in this field of business. Always use a reliable smoke shops guide or take a friend or acquaintance that knows the head shop very well while making purchases so they can advise you on products that will suit your budget and taste. When you make online purchases for vaping products, you are not assured of quality and authenticity of seller, so be careful about security of your credit or debit card that is being used for the transaction as it could be a fake site looking for innocent victims.
Take the precaution of asking online and offline store about returns or refunds policy if the product is damaged in writing. Look for manufacturer’s seal or some proof about where the product has been made as only if the product is made in North America you can be as assured of quality.
Check feedback resources for information
Whether you are planning to purchase marijuana from a head shop or through online retailers caution has to be exercised before a transaction is done. So if you do not have any friends or acquaintances that can assist you to buy marijuana then look for online reviews of head shops and online retailers in your area. Feedback forums like Better Business Bureau and Yelp are good places to check for reviews about anything under the sun and marijuana head shops are the most discussed topics. All products related to marijuana like pipes, electronic cigarettes, glass and vaporizers are expensive and cost a few hundred dollars. So unless you are a very rich person, you would definitely want a refund or replacement for defective items.
Identify honest vaping retailers
To ensure that the products you are purchasing as a user of marijuana are genuine, keep a few pointers in mind that will throw up red flags whenever you make polite inquiries.
- Check with as many head shops as possible in your area about products on display, customer service and return policy and then make a comparison about merchandise and services before going ahead with a purchase.
- If a shop assistant from the list of head shops in your area states that the product is from a quality manufacturer that he can vouch for then ask him to given a written guarantee.
- Ask the sales person in a jovial manner, if he is selling glass at a throwaway price which you believe could be of inferior quality, if he will help you to light it up with tobacco. If he backs off or makes excuses then keep the glass back on the shelf as your doubts are most likely true.
Even though today government has legalized marijuana as a recreational product in several states political leaders and enforcement officials still try to change these regulations to curb this habit among youngsters. So sometimes there are stores and manufacturers that try to make the best out of a business which has strong profits but little predictability and try to get away by selling inferior products.
The positive part of this industry is that there are genuine people too that want the positive powers of marijuana to reach people with fatal medical conditions that can be treated with this and which also has power to reduce tobacco smoking which is injurious to health. Due to the ambiguity surrounding this industry there are both good and bad marijuana product manufacturers and sellers in this industry and buyers have to exercise caution before making a decision.