CBD Flower Pipes vs. Flower Pens

Updated September 6th, 2020

For those who have been reading up on CBD flower, it might be okay to guess that you’re interested in experiencing this new method of consuming hemp. For those who don’t know, CBD flower is essentially the purest form of CBD available. It’s literally the flower removed from the hemp plant, which contains all of those compounds that we know and love, including CBD. 

If you’re ready to invest in a CBD flower setup, you’re going to have to choose between smoking and vaping. The two types of devices available on the market are flower pipes and flower pens, with the former involving smoking and the latter involving vaping. So, how do you know which one is right for you? This guide breaks down the pros and cons of each to help you along your journey.

CBD Flower Pipes

First up, we have CBD flower pipes. Pipes have been used to smoke herbs for thousands of years, and there’s a reason why this remains a popular consumption method. Pipes allow for combustion, which is the fact of physically lighting the flower on fire so that smoke is produced. The smoke is then inhaled through the mouthpiece. 

CBD flower pipes are available in a variety of forms, from small, portable, and handheld pipes to extravagant glass water pipes and bongs. At Pure CBD Now, we offer an extensive selection of flower pipes available in beautiful designs and handcrafted to perfection. 


  • Doesn’t require any technical knowledge
  • Not prone to glitches and other technical errors
  • Ideal for smoke aficionados 
  • Available in many different colors and beautiful designs


  • Can be fragile depending upon the material
  • Needs to be cleaned frequently
  • Combustible
  • Not as discreet due to the pungent aroma

CBD Flower Pens

Next up, we have CBD flower pens. Flower pens are different from pipes in the sense that they vaporize the flower rather than combust it into smoke. This means that rather than inhaling smoke, you’re inhaling a fine vapor. Flower pens are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and are highly portable. Some come with advanced features and adjustable options, while others are user-friendly and simplistic. 

There are two types of CBD flower pens: ones that use conduction and ones that use convection. At Pure CBD Vapors, we prefer convection pens, and most users agree. Convection allows for smoother inhales due to its use of liquid as a means to heat up the flower. It also heats the herb more evenly for a superior smoking experience. 


  • Wider variety available
  • Capable of providing a more consistent experience
  • Can offer a wide range of adjustable settings for a more customized experience
  • Non-combustible
  • More discreet due to a less potent aroma and non-lingering vapors


  • Requires some maintenance
  • May experience occasional technological malfunctions
  • More limiting regarding visual design

Which One is Right for You?

While CBD flower pipes and pens are both capable of providing the full spectrum of compounds native to the hemp plant, they do so using very different means. Most consumers strongly prefer one method over the other. Still, if you haven’t tried either yet, you’re probably wondering which type of device is better suited for you.

Neither pipes nor pens are objectively better than the other, as everything comes down to personal preference. Generally speaking, however, if you’re the type of person who values advanced technology, discretion, and the ability to customize your experience, a CBD flower pen is better suited. Alternatively, if you enjoy the act of smoking and appreciate the traditional nature of using ancient technology, a CBD flower pipe may bring you the most satisfaction.

Awesome CBD Flower Power!

CBD flower is a growing industry within the hemp market, and we’re excited to see so many consumers learning about this exciting new way of consuming hemp-derived compounds. If you’re ready to get acquainted with CBD flower, you’re going to want to choose between a traditional pipe and a vaporizer pen. Luckily, at Pure CBD Vapors, we offer a variety of both types of devices.

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Joshua Willard (Freelance CBD Content Writer/Editor)

*These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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