Five Reasons To Use a Vaporizer
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 05/26/2010 in Consumption
Updated on January 25, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Richard Koffler, MD, Board Certified Physiatrist
There are many ways to medicate with marijuana, and by far one of the safest ways to do so is by using a vaporizer. The price tags for these devices may reach the several hundred dollar mark, but their long term benefits more than make up for the cost. Read on to discover the benefits of vaporizers.
1. There’s Scientific Proof that Vaporizers are Safer than Smoking
According to studies conducted by California NORML and MAPS, vaporizers have been found to efficiently deliver cannabinoids while eliminating or drastically reducing other toxins associated with smoking marijuana.
2. Your Vaporizer Will Save You Money
Vaporizers reduce the marijuana down to its purest cannabinoids, which makes it 30% more efficient than smoking cannabis through a pipe or joint. This means that you will achieve the same results with a smaller amount of bud, reducing the amount you spend every month on your medication.
3. Vaporizers are More Discrete
Like most people, many marijuana patients prefer to keep their medical issues private. But those who opt to smoke their medicine leave the tell-tale odor of marijuana lingering in their homes, cars and on their clothes. But vaporizers are completely odorless, which means you will be able to medicate more discretely and maintain your privacy.
4. You’ll Inhale Far Less Toxins
Rather than burning the cannabis, which can produce toxic and potentially carcinogenic by-products, a vaporizer heats the cannabis to 180 – 200° C (356° – 392° F) so that its active compounds boil off into a vapor instead of smoke. This vapor contains nearly zero particulate matter or tar and significantly lower concentrations of harmful gases such as carbon monoxide.
5. Your Lungs Will Thank You
There is no scientific proof that smoking marijuana causes cancer, yet chronic pot smokers have been shown to experience a heightened risk of bronchitis and respiratory infections due to the amount of smoke they inhale. But since vaporizers produce a vapor that is 95% smoke and carcinogen free, you’ll significantly lower your risk of lung problems.
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