Methods for administering medical marijuana have expanded exponentially, and each method can be beneficial for targeting specific symptoms in their own unique ways. For those who want to inhale medical marijuana, vaporizing the medication may be a healthier method than smoking, and it has its own unique benefits associated with the vehicle. Because this method heats cannabis just below the point of combustion, it is able to release active compounds of the medication without producing toxins, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and other harmful byproducts. One study from 2007 found a tabletop vaporizer was as potent as smoking, but without releasing carbon monoxide or producing adverse side effects. Vaporizing also is easier on the lungs, and in 2010 researchers found those who switched from smoking to vaporizing experienced "meaningful improvements in respiratory function" within a month.
Vaporizers available today offer users an efficient dosing method by heating cannabis quickly to precise temperatures, using digital controls and single-button operating systems, offering retractable mouthpieces, and providing haptic feedback notifications and smartphone app compatibility. Vaporizers can also work on wax concentrates, which are able to provide more potent relief. Because vaporizers produce pure, potent vapor only when you actively use the technology, the lifespan of wax and dry herb are extended through efficient use and never wasted. Some users claim vaporizers produce more flavorful notes while eliminating pungent and strong smells, making this vehicle both enjoyable and discrete. Lastly, vaporizers can be extremely compact and portable for those who need to medicate on the go.
This information has been provided by Medical Marijuana, Inc. and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.