When it comes to consuming marijuana there are many methods of consumption available. Along with rolling a joint, there is a wide selection of pipes and bongs available on the market. Recently, edibles, tinctures and vaporizers have become the latest and greatest method for consuming marijuana. This article discusses why vaporizers are the ideal device when consuming marijuana via inhalation.
Vaporizers are prevalent in many countries; for example, in Isreal, vaporizers can be found in hospitals and senior homes. As well, the well-known Volcano Vaporizer is actually an approved medical device in Canada and the EU.
Here are some reasons why vaporizers have become so popular among medical professionals and patients:
Smoking marijuana has not been proven to cause lung cancer, but the combustion of marijuana can still produce toxins that can irritate the lungs. Vaporizers were mainly designed to overcome this problem. Vaporizers heat marijuana at a lower temperature than combustion. They produce an inhalable vapor that still contains the active and beneficial marijuana ingredients (cannabinoids), but without the harmful by-products that combustion creates.
A study conducted in California found that vaporizers convert around 46% of available THC in marijuana into vapor; whereas the average joint converted less than 25% of the marijuana’s THC.
When it comes to using lungs to consume marijuana, it appears that vaporizers are the ideal method.