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Vaporizing Marijuana and Methods of Medication

Vaporizing Marijuana: Methods of Medication

Medical Marijuana Vaporizers highly recommends using a vaporizer as a preferred way to medicate with marijuana. A vaporizer is a device used to extract the active components of cannabis without the means of combustion. Ideally, a vaporizer will nearly eliminate any particulate matter or tar associated with smoking marijuana, and should significantly lower concentrations of noxious gases such as carbon monoxide.

Several studies have shown that vaporizers can dramatically reduced or completely eliminate the harmful constituents of marijuana smoke.  For example, a 2006 study conducted on a Volcano Vaporizer by researchers at Leiden University[1] concluded: “Our results show that a safe and effective cannabinoid delivery system seems to be available to patients. The final pulmonal uptake of THC is comparable to the smoking of cannabis, while avoiding the respiratory disadvantages of smoking. ”

In a 2001 study[2] testing a device called the M1 Volatizer®, researchers found that "it is possible to vaporize medically active THC by heating marijuana to a temperature short of the point of combustion, thereby eliminating or substantially reducing harmful smoke toxins that are normally present in marijuana smoke."


How to Select a Vaporizer

There are many vaporizers on the market, not all of which will deliver all of the benefits of vaporizing because there are currently no guidelines for the manufacturers of vaporizers. To learn more about how to get quality vapor from a vaporizer, please see the following guest blog posts from Mark McCoy, founder of Vrip Tech, a Northern California-based company that is dedicated to producing the highest quality vaporizers on the planet:


Find a Marijuana Doctor

Before you use a vaporizer as a delivery method for medical marijuana, you must first ensure you are in compliance with your state’s medical marijuana laws, obtain a recommendation from a qualified physician, and obtain a marijuana card, where applicable. If you are looking for a qualified medical marijuana doctor, can help. Our database is home to hundreds of physicians in every medical marijuana state. Book an appointment today.



This information is not provided by medical professionals and is intended only to complement, and not to replace or contradict, any health or medical advice or information provided by healthcare professionals.  If you have any questions, please contact your doctor or other healthcare professional.

[1] Hazekamp A, Ruhaak R, Zuurman L, van Gerven J, Verpoorte R (June 2006). "Evaluation of a vaporizing device (Volcano) for the pulmonary administration of tetrahydrocannabinol". Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 95 (6): 1308–17.

[2] Gieringer DH (June 2001). "Cannabis 'Vaporization'". Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics 1 (3 & 4): 153–170.