A device used to power a vaporizer or other cannabis consumption device. Batteries are most often used to power vape pens—they are usually rechargeable, lithium ion batteries with a 510 thread; a cartridge filled with cannabis oil is screwed onto the battery, for easy, discreet use. 

“I forgot to charge my vape battery before leaving the house so I stopped off to buy a pre-roll.”

What is a battery?

A battery is a device that stores chemical energy and converts that into electrical energy through one or more cells. The chemical reactions inside a battery cause electrons to flow from one electrode to another via an electrolyte. Most consumer batteries have a “positive” and “negative” terminal, called the cathode (positive) and anode (negative). 

Within the cannabis industry, most batteries are lithium ion, and rechargeable, though some companies use other types. These batteries are generally safe with little risk of harm.