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Medicinal marijuana brings risks
Don’t let boutique-style dispensaries and a respectable new name, medical marijuana, blow smoke in your eyes.
Mon, 13 Dec 2010 21:12:37 -0800

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Vaporizers.


A vaporizer (or vapouriser) is used to release the active ingredients of Cannabis (THC) and it is a healthier alternative to smoking. Vaporization is the process of heating materials to the point where only the essential elements are released into the air. 'Smoking' your Cannabis produces numerous harmful by products ie; Tar and many noxious gases such as carbon monoxide. Tar in cigarette smoke paralyzes the cilia in the lungs and contributes to lung diseases such as; Emphysema, Bronchitis and Lung Cancer.

When you vaporize your chosen smoking blend the vaporizer heats it to 180�C (356�F). At this point, THC and other medically active cannabinoids are emitted with little or none of the carcinogenic tars and noxious gases found in smoke. With little to no smoke produced, cooler temperatures, and less material required to achieve the same effect, the irritating/harmful effects of smoking are greatly reduced or eliminated along with forcing your second hand smoke on other people. You can also filter and cool the vapors further by using a water pipe or an inline water/ice attachment.

Vaporizers are particularly important to Medical Marijuana Users and anyone else who may have issues/difficulty with smoking. As we all know the risks of smoking cannabis are always overstated by our medical authorities and governments, but reducing the amounts of chemicals we put in our body will always be a good thing. Inhalation of the vapors is one of the fastest ways of delivering the THC to your brain. Alternative devices such as bongs and waterpipes, have been shown to be ineffective at reducing the tars in marijuana smoke.

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Well worth getting one. Just stick to good quality MJ/Hashish. (SOAPBAR probably contains 'stuff/poisons' that turn into vapors, so dont smoke/buy it.) I wish Vaporizers were freely available 15 years back when I started smoking the sacred herb. I have recently cut down my cannabis smoking greatly due to having a kid. But I was smoking 20 cigarettes/joints a day. When I added up how many smokes 20 X 365days X 15 years = 100,000! - It is disgusting to think how much paper, tar and shit I have put in my lungs. It looks like I am going to die from lung cancer, but you dont need to. This is probably the wisest purchase any stoner can make!


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