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Marijuana Vaporizer Information

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Medical Marijuana VaporizerEvery medical marijuana patient has their own way of using the drug. Some ingest it through food products while others smoke it in cigarette-form. Another method is gaining popularity by patients because it is more effective and safer then traditional smoking. A patient can now use a marijuana vaporizer.

A marijuana vaporizer is a machine made specifically for marijuana usage. It does not burn the marijuana; it vaporizes it. A patient can inhale the vapors, which are safer then inhaling the smoke from a marijuana cigarette. According to a study by California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) “harmful toxins in marijuana smoke can be effectively avoided by a vaporization device.” This is good news for patients with respiratory problems or are worried about developing smoking related illnesses. Marijuana vaporizers also deliver more THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) then a marijuana cigarette. THC is the psychoactive chemical in marijuana that helps patients combat the pain of their illnesses. The Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics states that the THC content in the vapors is over 90%, which is more than three times the THC content of a marijuana cigarette.

How it works

A patient would put the marijuana into a tray, insert the tray into the machine and then set the temperature, which can vary. Some reports claim 200 degrees Fahrenheit while others say over 300 degrees Fahrenheit is optimum. A little experimenting will go along way. The vapors are collected into a clear plastic balloon that detaches from the machine. A separate mouth piece attaches to the balloon allowing the patient to inhale the vapors.

A variety of marijuana vaporizers exist, so each patient will have to choose the one that is most comfortable for them. Some units have adjustable temperature controls while others do not. Some can heat up in 1 to 3 minutes while others can take up to 10 minutes. The mode of output also differs from a clear balloon to others that have a tube that goes directly from machine to the patient. The price of a marijuana vaporizer can range from $59.99 for a basic model with limited options to $360 for a high end model.

A marijuana vaporizer may not be for every patient, but it is an option every patient should investigate.

Last modified on Friday, 09 April 2010 16:07