I found an interesting article on medical marijuana and vaporizers. Some researchers have found marijuana is an effective way to alleviate pain when delivered though a vaporizer. They’re trying to prove to the DEA that patients are able to obtain the therapeutic benefits without inhaling the nasty smoke.
This is a quote from the article:
“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 Dr. Neal L. Benowitz, U.C.S.F. 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.
You can read the article online through the New York Times, Click Here.