Weed pens have gained huge popularity in recent years. As legalization spreads, these discreet and convenient devices gain a greater following. While weed pens have already come a long way, innovations are constantly evolving to make them even better.
Rise of weed pens
First popularized around 2010, weed pens were a revolutionary new way to consume cannabis that appealed to both recreational and medical users. Unlike smoking flowers, vape pens produce no smoke and minimal smell. They provide a precise, controlled dose and deliver THC and other cannabinoids using much less plant material. Weed pens are portable, discreet, and easy to use. Simply load the chamber with cannabis oil or distillate, activate the battery, and inhale as desired.
For many consumers, weed pens strike the perfect balance between convenience and experience. As they’ve grown in popularity, the technology and variety of pens available have improved dramatically. Today countless brands are producing high-quality devices that deliver exceptional flavor and potency. Despite strict regulation and legal obstacles, the market for weed pens keeps expanding. With an increasing many states legalizing cannabis, that growth seems poised to continue. However, regulations and prohibitions also drive innovation, pushing manufacturers forward. As stigma fades and legal barriers relax, developers will have more freedom to innovate and improve weed pen technology.
Most pens today use simple USB-rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. While these give a decent battery life, it could be better. Expect future pens to squeeze more life out of every charge, last through heavy usage, and charge up quickly when depleted. Integrated storage features will also help preserve the battery between uses. A smart weed pen can go into a low-power sleep mode when not in use. Simple features like auto shut-off after a certain inactive period will become standard. Future batteries also see upgrades to higher power-density lithium polymer designs.
More efficient heating
Current pens use simple metal heating coils, which work well but burn out and waste material. Many new types of heating are emerging that provide smoother, cooler, more controlled heating. This increases efficiency while producing purer, better-tasting vapor. Ceramic and quartz crystal heating elements are already gaining popularity. Induction heating, which uses an electromagnet to rapidly heat specialized cartridges, is also coming soon. This eliminates hotspots and combustion for the cleanest, smoothest hit. Efficient new heating methods combined with smarter temperature regulation will make future weed pens incredibly efficient.
Dosing and IoT integration
You choose between several preset voltage settings but have limited control beyond that. Future pens will likely incorporate smart technology and IoT connectivity to enable apps and features like custom temperature curves. Pens also integrate with apps to track usage data or even limit dosage. For producers, smart pens open up possibilities like pods with built-in sensors to detect and display oil levels. Geofencing could be used to prevent use in certain areas. Age-gating features could help keep pens away from kids. Smart pens will provide consumers with more precision and control over dosing.