Don’t hate me for this, but the best way to smoke medically produced marijuana is to vape it. You might be ready to bunk me upside the head for several reasons, but I also have some good reasons for this post. First, let me state that I am aware of the difference between smoking and vaping. You can read my post on smoking vs vaping to see where I stand on the issue. In regards to medical marijuana specifically, I think it should be vaped rather than smoked. If you’re up for the challenge of making oil, tincture, or edibles, that’s even better. A lot of people don’t have time for that and would rather inhale it. If you’re one of those people, I think vaping is your best chance at getting the benefits of marijuana with minimal adverse effects.
Why You Should Vape Your MMJ
Medical marijuana is meant to help heal or relieve a patient of a particular condition. This is different than recreational or street marijuana. Since the purpose of MMJ is to heal or relieve, it’s smart to inhale it in the cleanest and most efficient way possible. That would be vaping if I’m not mistaken. Vaping is much cleaner than smoking. This is not debatable, it’s a fact. Smoking releases more carcinogens into the air and into your lungs. It’s not comparable to a cigarette, but compared to vaping it’s a lot. Enough that anyone looking to extract the maximum benefit and the least harm should consider vaping.
It Smells Better
Another reason you should consider vaping your MMJ is because it smells better than smoking. A term has been coined specifically for the stench that emanates from smoking weed. The stench of smoked weed has been dubbed, “reek.” Technically, “reek” has several definitions. In practice, I have only heard it used to describe the after smell of smoking weed.
The cool thing about vaping weed is that it is practically odorless. There is a slight smell that dissipates within minutes, if not seconds. When you smoke, it’s the burning/combustion that makes the smell stick to things like your hair. There is no combustion when you vape, therefore there isn’t much smell at all and it doesn’t stick to things.
Health Is The Most Important
The only reason I mentioned smell is because most medical marijuana patients don’t want to reek. If you’re a casual smoker or a hardcore stoner, you might not mind reeking. It’s definitely a benefit that is high on the list with the medical marijuana users that I know personally. My stoner friends will hotbox in a coupe, but I don’t know any MMJ users who would even consider smoking up their car. Reducing the smell of marijuana is a definite plus, but what’s most important is the health benefits.
Anytime you can reduce the harm coming into your body, that’s a good thing. In this case, you can do so without much financial strain or effort. If you want a top of the line vaporizer, that will set you back a pretty penny. But you can get a fairly good vaporizer for less than the cost of 200 rellos. If you’re a daily medical user, you will save a ton of money in the long run, which is the last benefit I’ll mention today.