A study out of the University of California San Fransisco from May '07 took 18 people and had them either smoke or vape dried cannabis flower 3 times a day for 6 days. They alternated days. For example on day 1 a participate would smoke weed 3 times a day and on day 2 they would vape weed 3 times a day. Toxic levels and levels of THC were measured during each session and this is what they found:
- Participants got all the medicine they needed but without any toxic side effects. Here is an excerpt form the UCSF website: “Using CO as an indicator, there was virtually no exposure to harmful combustion products using the vaporizing device. Since it replicates smoking’s efficiency at producing the desired THC effect using smaller amounts of the active ingredient as opposed to pill forms, this device has great potential for improving the therapeutic utility of THC,” said study co-author Neal L. Benowitz, MD, UCSF professor of medicine, psychiatry and biopharmaceutical sciences. He added that pills tend to provide patients with more THC than they need for optimal therapeutic effect and increase side effects.
- After the study, participants said they preferred vaporizing. Patients felt so much better overall when they were vaping weed vs. smoking it! Here is another excerpt from the UCSF website: Patients rated the “high” they experienced from both smoking and vaporization and there was no difference between the two methods by patient self-report of the effect, according to study findings. In addition, patients were asked which method they preferred.“By a significant majority, patients preferred vaporization to smoking, choosing the route of delivery with the fewest side effects and greatest efficiency,” said Benowitz.
We at Hemp Eagle are proponents of vaping dried cannabis and know that it is the best way to medicate. Simply put, when vaping weed you feel the euphoria more and the side effects less. Vaping with the right oven device (vaporizer), like the one used in this study, will make you never want to smoke weed again. The device used in this study is the famous Volcano Vaporizer. You can get The Volcano for $75 off for a limited time by using coupon code: volcano75 at checkout. Click here to get more information on The Volcano and automatically activate the $75 discount. (you will see the discount applied when you hit the "checkout" button)
Side notes: This study used dried marijuana flower (weed) as the material for the vaporization. No vape oils or concentrates were used in this study. The dried flower is put in a medical grade oven in a device know as a vaporizer. The oven heats the weed to much lower temperatures which preserves the cannabinoids that are in the plant. When smoking weed, the high heat of the flame will burn off almost all of the healing and soothing cannabinoids in the weed. The more cannabinoids that your body absorbs will equal the better you feel. Happy vaping!