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Legal weed in North America is expected to generate $22 billion in 2021, with help from the ever-growing vaporizer market.

Vaping is an alternative to smoking that involves inhaling vapor from an electronic device. Some research suggests vaping is less harmful than lighting up because it doesn’t require igniting a material and inhaling carcinogens along with it.

As the industry heats up, so does the competition. There’s a range of devices to fit every consumer’s needs, whether they prioritize ease of use, portability, or style. With so many options out there, Business Insider set out to find the very best vaporizers.

We put together a panel of industry experts and asked them for recommendations in six categories: best for the beginner, the user-on-the-go, the user who blazes at home, the marijuana concentrates fan, the buyer on a budget, and the techie. We used their responses as well as anecdotal evidence and our own experiences to come up with the list below.

For the beginner: Alchemy Vaporizer Pen by Dark Heart

Taking a hit from a vape pen is often as intuitive as placing your lips on it and inhaling.

“I recommend beginners start off with vape pens since they are inexpensive and super easy to use,” says David Hua, cofounder and CEO of medical marijuana company Meadow.

Hua is a fan of the Alchemy Vaporizer Pen, which uses cartridges filled with potent marijuana oil. The company behind the device names each botanical-infused pod after the effect it cultivates: “Relax” contains a soothing blend of lavender, chamomile, and an indica strain to calm the senses, while “Awaken” uses citrus, mint, and a sativa strain to invigorate the user.

“These experience-based oils are especially helpful for those who are new to cannabis and don’t yet know…