Vaporizing Versus Smoking Marijuana
By Mark Wunder | February 13, 2013 08:11:51 AM PSTThere are 3 popular ways to ingest marijuana, including eating/swallowing, vaporizing and smoking. Smoking is by far the most popular means of ingesting weed, but by far the least healthy. Vaporizing is highly effective - pun intended - and much healthier than smoking it. Eating edibles or tinctures is not necessarily the most effective way to medicate, but it’s certainly the healthiest. This article is intended to give you some perspective between the pros and cons of smoking versus vaporizing your marijuana. When you smoke weed, whether it be from a pipe, bubbler, bong, joint or whatever, you are releasing much more harmful gases such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, tar and ash. Inhaling this combination of harmful carbons can easily cause cancer later in life. Additionally, the heat created from smoking is not only harmful to your lungs, but your throat as well. Something for those of you who are like to get the absolute most out of your bud, studies have shown that somewhere between 25% and 50% of marijuana is destroyed without being ingested during the combustion process. Vaporizing is proven to be much healthier, as it slowly and meticulously heats up your marijuana - usually to a precise temperature that you can choose and fine tune to suit that specific weed - causing almost zero loss or wasted material in the process, and thereby ensuring that the patient is getting the most out of their medicating experience. Not only that, there are such miniscule and insignificant amounts of harmful carbons and tars that it is not even equivalent to taking 1 drag from a cigarette every 2 weeks. Patients and smokers whose throats are particularly sensitive to the heat generated from smoking will be pleased to know that vaporizing uses a much cooler temperature and causes almost no noticeable irritation to the throat or lungs. Some other great benefits of using a vaporizer are that is not only is more discreet by leaving much less residual odor, but it causes the specific strain you’re vaporizing to have its full flavor shine through, with no harsh carbons to interfere with the exquisite taste of your bud. Recent studies have shown that in terms of most effective medicinally, vaporizing is the way to go, even over eating edibles or tinctures. Without the carbons and gases present, the active ingredients in the weed (namely THC and CBD) are able to enter the bloodstream almost instantaneously, causing relief from symptoms sooner. Not only that, but the effect is a much more pure feeling one and also one that will last longer than smoking, but not as long as eating an edible. We’re not telling you that you have to use a vaporizer. That decision is completely up to you. But here you have the facts and now you can decide for yourself… or at least you can try vaporizing, to see how you like it. Just keep in mind, you may have to play with the temperature a bit, as each vaporizer is different.
Guest | Nov 11, 2011
I would much rather vape than smoke, but unfortunately, vaporizers are NOT priced for the low income person. If I could afford one, that's surely how I would medicate.
Guest | Nov 11, 2011
I have i Volcano vaporizer and inhaling vapor is soooo good! Much better high than smoking weed from a joint.
lindzzz | Nov 18, 2011
I have a vape and it offers a much cleaner hit. I think that it is better for you and it tastes better, its a win both ways.
Guest | Apr 1, 2012
How can you build a home made vaporizer?
Guest | Apr 1, 2012
Will a vaporizer work with other types of herbs for the medicinal properties?
Guest | Apr 1, 2012
I have an easy and it's by far the best investment I've ever made. It's a much more pure way of medicating.
Guest | May 7, 2012
If marijuana is ever fully legalized we should use the vaporizer to our advantage as a pro to the drug, its much harsher than cigarettes
Guest | Aug 20, 2012
Vaporizers are the best. I picked up a Volcano and it's well worth the money. Any of you thinking about getting a vaporizer need to just do it.
Guest | Sep 22, 2012
I vaporize and find that 1)Its much healthier for you since there is no smoke involved 2)Use up all the bud without wasting one bit of it 3)Save a lot of money and bud by getting higher with a much less amount than what you would use smoking it. 4)Very little to no odor in the room you are vaping in btw I got me a nice vaporizer for under $50 on ebay. Has lasted me so far over a year going 2.
Guest | Oct 1, 2012
I agree vaporizer is the goold standard, meanwhile few know a long-stemmed one-hitter made for pennies from stuff lying in your garage can be used as a vaporizer by a. loading 25 mg sifted (#16-inch sieve screening) in the quarter-inch-diameter screened crater, b. holding the crater (bowlet) far enough from your eyes that you can see what you're doing, and, while sucking steadily, c. hold lighter flame an inch or more below the crater, moving slowly closer but not letting anything catch fire for the first 19 ("igniting") seconds so that d. you have harvested all the nutrient in vapor form before combusting anything, then e. breathe in and out of a Lunchspielhaus (breadbag or other receptacle) 30 times or so to provide lung follicfole friction for a More Perffecdt Absorption. f. Then work like heck for four hours expressing yourself in some green trade or reforestation gruntwork incorporating that little bit of herb vitamin into your eternal biography.
Guest | Dec 18, 2012
wow, I just heard about this contraption today, so I'm doing my research! I want to stop the smell and further health risk. I do not want to stop thought....worried about the tar in my lungs. Let's dicuss this topic if any knowledge out there!?!?!? ANY risks other than traditional smoking...NEW risks????
Guest | Jan 11, 2013
where did you read that smoking cannabis can cause cancer later in life? i mean where is the proof, i want to see that information.
Guest | Jan 19, 2013
smoking of any kind often gets falsely labled as "will cause cancer." yes this includes weed and here is why. cancer cells are ALWAYSin the human body but our immune system destroys them as quickly as they are created(assuming your immune system is above 80%). what smoking does is significantly lowers your immune system, thus slowing the rate at which cancer cells are killed off by your body. you smoke enough of anything and your body will over populate with cancers cells and thus cancer forms somewhere in the body of least resistance. add to this that lack of sleep (less than 7.5 hours) per night also reduces your immune system greatly. so smoking and lack of sleep PLUS stress of the average persons life and you have a recipe for cancer, I would go as far as to gaurentee you that you will develope cancer eventualy as long as lack of sleep and smoking consistantly occur in your life. dont believe me? i dont care, do your research and you will see. PS. modern cancer treatments are a death sentance. your body is designed to keep you alive as long as you treat it correctly. blood doping is almost a guaranteed way of beating cancer but you HAVE to get your immune system back above 85% and keep it there. Its not a coincedence that lance armstrong beat cancer and blood doped the shit out of himself.... nature creates a problem(cancer) and it always has a solution(immune system).
Guest | Feb 13, 2013
I have the da buda and I love it best way to smoke every hit tastes like a fresh green hit