Where to Buy a Vaporizer

Where to Buy a Vaporizer

April 09, 2019

If you’re looking to buy a vaporizer, you’ve got options. Not just in terms of the companies that make vaporizers, but also in where to buy them. Even before legislation, vaporizers were readily available. You wouldn’t find them in major retail stores (nor will you at the time of writing), but you would find them in specialty shops – most of which featured at least a leaf emblazoned on the window – and online.

In this article, we welcome you to Vape Consumerism 101, and look at the three main ways you can find a vaporizer in post-legalization.

Government Stores & Online Channels

States and provinces have different rules governing where and how legal dried leaf & extract products are sold.  Locations that sell these substances, usually carry vapes as well. In some provinces, like Alberta, this was privatized. In other provinces, like Ontario, this was rolled out through a public online store with privatization starting on April 1, 2019.   Throughout states such as Nevada, Colorado and California, privatized stores can be found.


Private Online Distributors

Vaporizers have and will continue to be available via private online retailers,.

Benefits to buying online include:

  •  A better selection with more brands available
  •  A wider price range
  •  A wider range in quality
  •  More specialized products
  •  More information about the products readily available
  •  Opportunity to find and sign up for discounts  

These benefits are not only the result of single brands having greater freedom to create vaporizers and engage with consumers, but also from consumers having the option to comparison shop.

It’s always advisable to read up on what distinguishes one vaporizer for the next, so you’re sure you’re getting a quality product, and one that functions in the way you want. You can read reviews, product manuals or blog articles.

You’ll see the difference if you compare the OCS site to a private site. Conveniently, you can use our site as the second component of the equation, since you’re already here! Check out the vaporizers and accessories we have. As a private company, it’s our job to teach you all the intricacies that we have engineered into our devices.

Private Brick and Mortar Shops

Some vape brands that sell their wares online also sell in brick and mortar locations. In some cases, they may sell from a store they own, but most commonly, they’ll distribute to retail stores that offer a variety of brands.

There’s certainly an appeal to visiting a store before buying any product; holding something in your hands can give you a clearer perception of how it compares to similar products as well as being able to ask a live human what they prefer and how things compare. But of course, you sacrifice the convenience of buying online, often pay more and don’t have the accompanying information you can find on the product’s official website.

If you do opt for brick and mortar, it’s a good idea to read up on the products beforehand, because regardless of where and how you buy, it’s always important to make an informed decision, one that you have objectively researched as this is an investment in your lungs.



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