Many patients have asked our budtenders about the benefits of using vaporizers with medical cannabis.
The primary benefit of using a vaporizer to medicate is the effect that vaporizing has on the health of the lungs. Doctors have been concerned about the use of marijuana as a medicine because of the potential risk of having to smoke it. Though it is true that smoking marijuana has not been proven to cause lung cancer, the combustion of marijuana still produces several known carcinogens and tar, which can irritate the lungs and lead to chronic bronchitis.
Vaporizers were mainly designed to overcome this issue by heating the marijuana at a lower temperature than combustion. The devices produce a vapor that still contains the active medical ingredients in marijuana (cannabinoids), but without the harmful by-products!