Unlike combustion, which heats and burns a material to create smoke to release THC, vaporization perfectly heats cannabis to create an inhalable vapor. Generally speaking, the combustion of cannabis occurs at 465F while vaporization begins at 315F. This specific heating is accomplished via a coil and an onboard chip that restricts the coil to specific temperatures that allow for vaporization but limit the chances of burning.
The specific heats provided by herbal vaporizers are meant to release certain amounts of cannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis, and some devices allow users to control their heat to release more or less. Ultimately, vaporization presents a unique blend of technologies that innovate the ways in which we consume cannabis.