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What’s The Healthiest Way To Use Medical Marijuana?

What’s The Healthiest Way To Use Medical Marijuana?

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana. As of July 2012, six additional states had some form of a medical marijuana law pending. Many assume that these laws are just a way for stoners to smoke weed without getting in trouble. Yet, there’s no denying that marijuana has vast medicinal properties, and many have achieved a better state of health by ingesting it.

Unless you live in a state with legalized marjiuana, you might not realize that smoking weed isn’t the only way to enjoy its medicinal properties. It’s common for marijuana patients to use tinctures, oils, baked goods, and even vaporized cannabis instead of smoking. Although there is no scientific evidence directly linking marijuana smoking to cancer, it has been accused of being identical to tobacco. So what if you didn’t have to smoke it?

A popular alternative to smoking cannabis is something called “vaporizing.” A vaporizer is a special device designed to burn up the plant material while leaving the cannabinoids behind to be turned into vapor. This way, patients are inhaling only the active ingredient and not all of the carbon matter.

The infographic below provides an interesting comparison between smoking and vaporizing marijuana. What do you think: Does vaporizing make marijuana use more healthy?

Smoking Vs Vaporizing
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Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog or check out her blog.


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5:10PM PST on Mar 4, 2014

There is no nicotine in cannabis.
Nicotine is one of the deadliest substances known.
It is used in nerve gas.
One drop of pure nicotine on the skin will kill in 3 seconds.
Cannabis is the exact opposite.
Cannabis preserves life.

3:13PM PDT on Aug 3, 2013

Healthiest way of smoking weedis with
Fiz. The smoke is filtered much more efficiently than any other methods. You don't cough at all, and there is no throat irritation, really smooth tokes...definitely more satisfying than vaporizing.

3:11PM PDT on Aug 3, 2013

Healthiest way of smoking weedis with
Fiz. The smoke is filtered much more efficiently than any other methods. You don't cough at all, and there is no throat irritation, really smooth tokes...

12:09PM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

Thanks for the info...

12:25PM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

You don't get high when you juice cannabis and you get better health benefits in its raw form. Although for the use in curing cancer it is better to use Rick Simpson's treatment with the oil.

12:21PM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

Juicing cannabis can cure many ailments

9:19AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

I learned something New ...
It doesn't have to have that awful smell
I would go for Mango or Candid Spice flavour :P

What flavour do you like? Maybe Mint?

7:41AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

i certainly don't wish anyone to be in pain but it's nice to know there are different vehicles to get mm into ones body. i hope the doctors prescribing it tell patients the various ways.

8:43PM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

Interesting, I didn't know a lot of this. I'm definitely gonna have to tell my friends!

7:27PM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

The only time I ever smoked, it gave me a headache. But I support recreationalional and medical legalization.

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