Vaporizers can be more expensive than the traditional pipe or bong, but there are still a number of reasons why all users of marijuana should consider these high-tech devices, in an article in Leaf Science they recalled some of its advantages.
When it comes to marijuana use, the options are very broad. In addition to having a joint, there are a number of bong and water pipes available on the market for cannabis use. Of course, marijuana can also be used in foods and beverages, in addition to cannabis extracts that are also very popular among users.
However, many doctors point to vaporizers as the ideal method of consuming them, in fact, in Israel, where medical marijuana is legal, and vaporizers can be found in hospitals and nursing homes. The popular Volcano vaporizer is approved as a medical device in Canada and the European Union.
These are some of the main reasons why vaporizers are once again popular with doctors and their patients.
1. Pulmonary Health
The effect of vaporization on the lungs is perhaps the strongest argument for the use of a vaporizer and Bo pod systems.
Doctors have been cautious about using marijuana as medicine because of the potential risks of smoking anything. While it’s true that smoking marijuana has not yet been proven to cause lung cancer, the combustion of marijuana still produces several known carcinogens and tars that can irritate the lungs and cause chronic bronchitis.
The vaporizers were designed primarily to overcome this problem, by heating the marijuana to a lower temperature than combustion, the devices produce an inhalable vapor that contains the active medical ingredients of marijuana (cannabinoids), but without the harmful byproducts.
It is said of the vaporization of cannabis that eliminates approximately 95% of the smoke that is inhaled, what is more, the vaporization suggests an increase in the performance of anti-inflammatory terpenoids that protect the lungs from irritation.
The research also suggests that switching to a vaporizer can reverse the respiratory symptoms caused by traditional methods of cannabis use.
2. Dosing Requirements
Another advantage of vaporization is the conversion efficiency of plant materials into active cannabinoids.
A collaborative study by California NORML and MAPAS found that vaporizers could convert 46% of available THC into steam, while a marijuana cigarette has a conversion average of less than 25% THC.
In the same way, patients have classified vaporizers as the most efficient method of marijuana intake and require lower doses than smoking, in food or in tea. A recent study published in the Journal of psychoactive drugs.
While vaporizers can be seen as a luxury for some, even the most thrifty marijuana users have realized the greater efficiency of these devices over time can offset their initial cost.
3. Side Effects
In the same study for patients, satisfaction with vaporizers was greater because of their side effect, which means that patients felt more functional after vaporizing cannabis.
While the study did not investigate specific side effects, some say that the vaporizers produce a more lucid and “high” effect due to the lack of inhaled smoke. The steam cannabis can also be inhaled in short, shallow breaths, while other devices require smoking can take deeper breaths and larger, being uncomfortable for novice users of marijuana.
Of course, the reaction to marijuana is far from one person to another, so the vaporizers may not be ideal for everyone alike.