Marijuana Vaporizers: How They Work, and How They Protect You
A marijuana vaporizer is a device that heats up medical marijuana to temperatures of around 285degrees Fahrenheit to 393 degrees Fahrenheit for the purpose of boiling and vaporizing active compounds called cannabinoids. A user inhales thin vapors of mist instead of smoke. Differenttechnologies vaporize the marijuana in different ways, but the general principle is: you heat the marijuana at a much lower temperature than you would if you smoked it.
This leads to at least three benefits:
1. Relatively odorless and clean. Although the vaporization process does generate a residual resin, the process involves little burning, so the odor will be significantly contained.
2. Essentially smokeless – The American Lung Association and other public health institutions often warn people against smoking cigarettes, marijuana, and other herbs or compounds because the harsh chemicals in the smoke can damage lung tissue and lead to chronic ailments, such as emphysema, asthma, and worse. A standard marijuana joint will burn at extremely high temperature – one online resource says upwards of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. This extremely high temperature burning releases carcinogenic compounds (cancer-causing agents), and the smoke also can interfere with the taste and experience of the high.
3. Get more bang for your buck. Cannabinoids are the active compounds which deliver the medicinal effects. When you smoke a joint, the combustion destroys many of these compoundsVaporization, on the other hand, does a far better job of preserving these key cannabinoid compounds. So if you’re on a budget, vaporization therefore makes a lot of sense; you can stretch your supply and still get active healing.
For nearly 15 years – ever since Californians gained the right to use medicinal marijuana to treat ailments like glaucoma, anxiety, and chronic pain thanks to the Proposition 215 Act – patients around the Bay Area have been looking for reputable, experienced, and careful suppliers of medicinal pot.