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Five Reasons To Vape

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Five Reasons To Vape

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Five Reasons To Vape

Vaporizing has quickly emerged as the preferred method of cannabis ingestion for new and longtime cannabis users alike. At its base, the practice is pretty futuristic — rather than burning and smoking cannabis the traditional way, flowers (buds), as well as hashes, waxes, shatters and other dabbing materials are inserted into the vaporizer chamber and heated just enough to vaporize, rather than burn, the material.

Dr. Donald Tashkin, a researcher at the University Of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, was tasked by the federal government to study the effects of smoked cannabis in causing lung cancer. What he found was not only is cannabis not carcinogenic like tobacco, it actually has anti-cancer properties, even when it is smoked.

“We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use,” Dr. Tashkin said in 2006. “What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect.”

Although smoking cannabis will likely always be the preferred method of ingestion for many, here are just a few of the reasons why some smokers are unrolling the joints and instead flipping the “on” switch of their vapes:

1. Vaporizing is Easier On Your Lungs

Although smoking cannabis won’t cause cancer, many potential cannabis users are not fond of smoking anything and longtime smokers often develop a cough associated with the use. Vaporizing cannabis eliminates the harsh smoke on the lungs while still allowing the user to get the instant effects of smoked cannabis.

2. The Effects Are Instant

Many people prefer to smoke marijuana because the beneficial compounds found in smoked whole-plant cannabis enter the body much quicker, providing faster relief for medical users than tinctures, oils and edibles. Vaporized cannabis is ingested in a similar fashion and provides immediate effects, just like smoking.

3. It’s Easy To Vape On The Go

It’s hard to travel with a bong, bubbler or water pipe, but most vaporizers today are designed to be used on the go. Vaporizer “pens” and pocket vapes can be pre-loaded with flower, hashes or waxes and used wherever a smoke-less cigarette is used (in states where cannabis possession and consumption is legal).

4. Vaporizing Is Inconspicuous

Unlike the smell of burned marijuana, the scent of vaporized cannabis only lingers for a couple seconds and doesn’t permeate fabric, making it great for the toker who has to keep their use a secret.

5. It Preserves More Flavor

Many of the terpenes are burned away when smoking marijuana, vaporizing preserves these compounds allowing the vape user to experience more of the true flavor of their cannabis flowers or hashes. Vaporizers are a must have for the true cannabis connoisseur.

Originally published in issue 11 of Cannabis Now Magazine.

Do you vape? Share your experiences in the comments.

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. TJ

    March 23, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Another benefit for some is that vaping at specific temps can reduce/eliminate the THC while still providing the CBD’s. I think that’s really important for those using medically…particularly seniors who may not want to get high.

  2. James Ross

    March 22, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I have only vaped once,but I will say it is different from what I usually do. Im a blunt smoker which I know is bad! I’m seriously considering the vape method as my new way to enjoy cannabis!

  3. Brian Cullen

    March 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    How can i BUY a vapepen ovr d net tat has thc in d louqid like d vapepen I’m irish.thank you.

  4. Carrie

    March 22, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I would like to start growing my own or try to, but someone stold my seeds that I had bought and I am too low of income,- disability, only 731.00 a month not enough to repurchase them.

  5. Randy

    March 22, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Vapor is better by far ..and no odor cool.. but the cost is HIGHer

  6. Dave Van Eden

    March 22, 2015 at 1:26 am

    When I bought my first vaporizer,i will not smoke by myself anymore,i love vaping instead

  7. Craig

    March 21, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Loving this magazine site…

  8. John S. Howard

    March 21, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Weed has enabled me to lead a nearly normal life after a horrendous accident that nearly killed me. Riding my motorcycle, car turned left in front of me, they freaked and slammed on their brakes, At the very moment of impact I jumped straight up and was throw 80 feet landing in the opposite lane, a truck pulling a loaded landscaping trailer pulled a 90 degree turn to avoid me but the wheels of the trailer were coming straight for my chest, I put both of my hands on the road beneath me and pushed myself 1 arms length back. The tires ran over my right thigh blowing out 3 inches of femur to the asphalt. If not for weed I’d have never gotten off all the drugs the Doctors had prescribed after 4 surgeries and two years of wheelchairs. I take only seizure and blood pressure meds now. If I have herb, I have no seizures, It is so much safer and more effective the the meds I was on.

  9. Warren Elliott

    March 21, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    To whom it may concern

    My name Warren Elliott 57 I’m on the Disabled single pension, I used to take several fits. I can only use one arm to do things which gives me pain all the time. My friend wrote this because I can’t spell very much so I dictated what I say I have right side Hemiplegia which is my right side is much weaker than the other side threw a car accident 35 years which left my Brain damage, got arthritis threw out my body, scoliosis in my back, had 22 operation’s and more to came. plus Just had a spinal decompression of the back found a hole in the lining of the spinal canal then my lung collapsed then got a bleed on the brain I take pain killers (OxyContin and Endone) I don’t like taking them there very addictive. I smoke which helps much more, when I can get it, afford it. it would be much appreciated if you could help me get Medical Marijuana or Cannabis I’m finding it very expensive can I go on MEDICAL trail
    Australia NSW Salamander Bay

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