What are the benefits of vaporizing as opposed to smoking cannabis?

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Last updated: May 31st, 2016

There are many benefits when comparing vaporizing and smoking cannabis. For starters, heating marijuana at a lower temperature than combustion produces a vapor that still contains the active medical ingredients in the plant (cannabinoids/terpenoids) without the harmful side effects of inhaling smoke. What’s more, vaporizing has been suggested to increase the yield of anti-inflammatory terpenoids that protect the lungs from irritation. Unlike smoking, vaporizing produces a tasty, flavorful vapor that is reminiscent of the strain you are medicating with.

Draw for draw, vaporizing medical marijuana delivers more active cannabinoids than smoking does; this is due to the fact that cannabinoids and terpenoids are being overheated and evaporating when they are ignited or put under intense heat.

For these reasons, vaporizing is quickly growing in popularity among many medical marijuana patients.

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