There has been a lot of concern about the health hazards of smoking cannabis as medicine. Luckily, you don’t have to smoke cannabis to get medical relief. Cannabis vaporizers give the same biological effect as smoking, but without harmful toxins.
Cannabis vaporizers allow patients to inhale steam, and not the smoke of active cannabinoids including CBD, while avoiding harmful smoke toxins. To do this, vaporizers heat cannabis to well below the temperature where fire and smoke are produced. And even though there is no smoke, the benefits of CBD, THC and other medically active cannabinoids are inhaled by the patient, with none of the carcinogenic tars and noxious gases that are found in smoking.
Many medical marijuana patients who find smoking cannabis irritating report effective relief inhaling through vaporizers. Patients who are concerned about the respiratory hazards of smoking are strongly advised to avoid smoking and use vaporizers.
As a note on cannabis smoke and cancer, there exists no epidemiological evidence that marijuana smokers face a higher risk of smoking-related cancers. For further information on this interesting topic, see these links here, and here.
©2011 J. F. Felice, ND