There are many methods of consumption of medical marijuana, with vaporization being one of the most highly recommended. Medical marijuana vaporizers are devices that heat up cannabis at just the right temperature so as not to cause combustion but to allow extraction of the active, most medicinally beneficially components of cannabis. Once the process is complete, patients can inhale the vapor, and get fast pain and symptom relief.
Unlike smoking marijuana, consuming edible marijuana, drinking marijuana tinctures or tonics, or using topical marijuana, vaporizing has some unique benefits:
- Free from toxins and tars
Marijuana has approximately 66 active compounds, collectively called cannabinoids, that act similarly to molecules in our bodies that influence our immune systems, protect nerve cells from premature death, and influence mood, memory, movement, appetite and sleep. Smoking marijuana either in a joint or pipe exposes one to the risk of many unwanted toxins and tars, whereas vaporization releases the active compounds in cannabis to inhalable form but without releasing toxins.
- Avoids risk of respiratory problems
Although it is agreed that smoking marijuana is less harmful than smoking tobacco cigarettes, some research still indicates smoking creates an increased risk of respiratory diseases and cancer. Vaporization is the alternative to smoking, with the five most therapeutic compounds (including THC) being released while at the same time eliminating or significantly reducing harmful smoke toxins normally inhaled through smoking raw herb.
- Immediate relief
Unlike edibles or prescription Marinol, marijuana vaporization has rapid onset, offering immediate pain and symptom relief. This can be extremely important in “staying ahead of the pain” with medical conditions where symptoms come on or escalate quickly.
- Potent dosage with controlled delivery
Of all the methods of medicating with marijuana, vaporizing delivers the most potency while still offering patient control on dosage. It also means patients can use less to get the same relief.
- Medicinally Effective
Vaporization of marijuana is a very safe and effective way to address and treat symptoms and pain from serious and chronic illnesses, and often is viewed as a more accepted route of delivery than smoking. Medicating with a marijuana vaporizer has helped thousands whose pain and symptoms could not be alleviated through traditional medications or treatment.
All in all, the safety and efficacy of vaporization makes this method one of the most preferred ways for patients to get pain relief using medical marijuana. For more information on vaporizers, check out our blog post: Portable Vaporizers…Which is Best for Me?
Feel free to contact us at United Patients Group with any further questions. We also love to receive and welcome any stories from others (with confidentiality guaranteed) regarding preferred methods of consumption or how vaporization did or didn’t work as an effective way to medicate – let us know how it’s working for you.
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