4 Reasons to Use a Vaporizer for Medical Cannabis

The most immediate negative impact of cannabis comes from the inhalation methods that the common smoker exposes themselves to on a regular basis.
While igniting the buds is an easy and consistent way of reaching the temperatures required to release the various compounds that give cannabis its potency, but the fact of the matter is that the effects of combustion cause significant damage to the respiratory system. Smoke inhalation delivers damaging carcinogens and an onslaught of other damaging materials directly through the bronchial tree and into the lungs. The most immediate effect is the irritation of the windpipe, but long-term exposure to any source of hot smoke is unnatural and very hard on the lungs.
Vaporizing, also known as vaping, refers to the conversion of a substance from a solid or liquid state into gas by the application of heat. As it relates to medical cannabis, vaping entails the use of convection or conduction heating methods to safely heat dried cannabis to an optimal temperature (not high enough to cause combustion) to release cannabis compounds in the form of a vapour.

According to a recent study, vaping cannabis is perceived to be a cleaner, safer and less harmful option compared to smoking. If you are looking for a safe and efficient option to consume your medication, here are 4 reasons why you should consider vaporizing:

1. Your Lungs Will Thank You

Recommended by many doctors as one of the safest methods for consuming cannabis, vaporizers produce a pure, clean vapor offering a more pleasant experience compared to smoking. Health-conscious consumers can use a vaporizer to consume dried cannabis and/or oils without worrying about the toxins, carcinogens, and respiratory irritants that arise from smoking.

2. Fast Symptom Relief

Vapor inhalation is ideal for consumers looking to experience immediate relief as it provides a quick onset of effects. The onset from vaporizing is rapid, immediate and lasts for two to three hours making it a more convenient and controlled method of consumption. Since there is no burning involved, many patients prefer the taste of vapour to that of smoke.

3. Inexpensive

Vaporizing offers a more efficient experience than smoking where it is known to convert 46% of available THC to vapour, whereas smoking converts less than 25%. Although quality vaporizing devices tend to cost more, the improved conversion rate of THC to vapour means less cannabis is required to achieve a desired experience. As a result, vaporizing offers a more cost-effective experience when consuming your cannabis medication.

4. Discreet and Convenient

Unlike smoking, vaporizers offer a level of discreteness. The vapour produced by vaporizers is practically odourless and dissipates almost immediately, eliminating any odour-related concerns. Additionally, vaporizers are great for when you’re on-the-go. Handheld vaporizers are designed to fit well in the palm making it pocket-friendly while vape pens are particularly known for their affordable prices, mobility and ease of use.

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