Vaporizing is a common smokeless alternative to consuming or smoking marijuana that allows marijuana smokers to inhale many active cannabinoids, while avoiding the harmful elements that may be inhaled when smoked.
Vaporizers work by heating marijuana at a temperature just below its combustion point of 392°F, producing an inhalable vapour that still contains the active medical ingredients in marijuana (cannabinoids), but without the harmful by-products.
When you smoke marijuana, approximately 88% of the combusted smoke gases contain non-cannabinoid elements, most of which do not get you high and provide health risks. However, when using a vaporizer the smoke/gases that are inhaled consist of approximately 95% cannabinoids, the sought after psychoactive ingredients. Studies have shown that vaporizers can convert 46% of available THC into vapour, compared to only 25% of THC when smoking a joint or bong.
Not only are vaporizers better for your health but they are much more discreet in public. With little odour, and hardly any ‘smoke’, they provide you with complete stealth and discretion. Vaporizing is also cost efficient, as many patients are able to reduce their dose by 30 – 50%. Another benefit is the early onset of effect, around 30-60 seconds.