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In today’s day and age, marijuana aversion seems to be a topic of the past with booming medical and recreational industries and new technologies continually on the rise. While smoking out of various pipes and papers is no new news, lots of attention has been drawn to vaporizing marijuana and its associated monetary and health advantages. Here are a few benefits of vaporizing marijuana:
1.) It’s discreet
Even in states where it is legal, it is good to be discreet when consuming marijuana. Vaporizing marijuana will not omit the strong, distinct odors smoking plant material does. If you need to medicate or consume marijuana outside of your home, this will ensure that the scent is not lingering on your clothing or skin. This will also make you respectful of your surroundings and assure that you are not offending anybody.
1.) It’s better for your health
When smoking marijuana, the combustion produces carcinogens and tar. While no studies have proven marijuana to cause lung cancer, smoking of any kind can still lead to lingering coughing and even chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Heating the plant matter with lower temperatures can assure that you still get the psychoactive effects of THC with no long-term damage to your lungs.
2.) It saves you money
Embarking on a quest to find the perfect vaporizer can be quite the daunting task, especially for your wallet. While vaporizers may seem like an investment early on (they tend to run $50-$180 dollars), vaporizing marijuana is more efficient converting plant matter into active cannabinoids. A study conducted by California NORML and MAPS found that vapor devices can convert 46% of THC into vapor as opposed to less than 25% by smoking a joint, so you need less product to get the same effects.
3.) Many users find the effects to be more potent.
While there is no clinical evidence, many consistent marijuana users claim that vaporizing gives them a clearer, more potent high. In addition to discretion, those who need to use marijuana for medicinal purposes will feel more comfortable doing so at work and the cleaner effects will allow them to function better and complete tasks at a higher level. It is also easy to gage a dosage as you can take a tiny puff for minimal effects to taking long and deep inhales for a more potent effect.
It should be noted that as all methods of marijuana consumption, effects can vary from person to person, so it is important to start dosing small and move up to avoid any unwanted side effects and understand your body’s personal chemistry the best.
With the advent of medical and recreational products, technology and intake methods are changing all the time. Make sure to do your research and never hesitate to ask a doctor or medical professional what method might work best for you.