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Why Cannabis Vaporization?

UPDATE 4/21 – Forbes: Vaping Is Still A Less Harmful Consumption Method Than Smoking 

3/20 – NORML has put out a statement saying, in part, “Because COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, some of you may wish to limit or avoid their exposure to combustive smoke — as this can put undue stress and strain on the lungs. Alternative delivery devices, such as vaporizer heating devices can significantly mitigate combustive smoke exposure, and of course, the use of edibles or tinctures can eliminate smoke exposure entirely.”

Cal NORML Releases White Paper on Vaping 1/27/2020

Study: Vaporizers Deliver Safe, Reliable Doses Of Cannabinoids 1/25/16

Vaporization is a technique for avoiding irritating respiratory toxins in marijuana smoke by heating cannabis to a temperature where the psychoactive ingredients evaporate without causing combustion.

Laboratory studies by California NORML and MAPS have found that vaporizers can efficiently deliver cannabinoids while eliminating or drastically reducing other smoke toxins.

Like tobacco, marijuana smoke contains toxins that are known to be hazardous to the respiratory system. Among them are the highly carcinogenic polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, a prime suspect in cigarette-related cancers. These toxins are essentially a byproduct of combustion, separate from the pharmaceutically active components of marijuana, known as cannabinoids, which include THC. Although there is no proof that marijuana smoking causes cancer, chronic pot smokers have been shown to suffer an elevated risk of bronchitis and respiratory infections. Respiratory disease due to smoking may therefore rightly be regarded as the primary physiological hazard of marijuana.

Cannabis vaporizers are designed to let users inhale active cannabinoids while avoiding harmful smoke toxins. They do so by heating cannabis to a temperature of 180 – 200° C (356° – 392° F), just below the point of combustion where smoke is produced. At this point, THC and other medically active cannabinoids are emitted with little or none of the carcinogenic tars and noxious gases found in smoke. Many medical marijuana patients who find smoked marijuana highly irritating report effective relief inhaling through vaporizers. Users who are concerned about the respiratory hazards of smoking are strongly advised to use vaporizers. Alternative devices, such as waterpipes, have been shown to be ineffective at reducing the tars in marijuana smoke (Report).

More information:

See CaNORML Vaporizer Resources

Study shows vaporizer effective in humans (April 2007).

California NORML Research Studies:

NORML/MAPS vaporizer study (2001) shows marijuana vaporizers cut out harmful smoke toxins.

Details: D. Gieringer, “Cannabis ‘Vaporization’: A Promising Strategy for Smoke Harm Reduction,” Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics Vol 1 #3-4: 153-170 (2001). Reprints available for $5 from California NORML, 2261 Market St. #278A,
San Francisco CA 94114.

Smoke study (1996) shows waterpipes ineffectual, vaporizers promising at reducing tars


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Mind Vapes Online Vaporizer Store

Mind Vapes is an online vaporizer shop based in California. We offer a wide range of dab pens, wax vapes, dry herb vaporizer, electric dab rigs, and smoking accessories to cater to all kinds of vape enthusiasts, may they be beginners or experts. Looking for something new and hot? You can choose from the most popular smoking brands available on our website. All of our products are guaranteed authentic, as we are a legitimate partner vendor. Looking for a specific vaporizer that would be compatible with your preferred material? We recommend browsing through our online catalog to see our different types of vaporizers. We always try to make sure that our collections are up to date with new releases regularly to make sure visitors are updated with the newest and hottest brands and devices.

At Mind Vapes, not only do we have a wide selection of vaporizers, we work and strive to provide reliable service customers would be sure to remember. As customers ourselves, we know that sometimes, we are hesitant to purchase devices online, as we may get little to no support for the product in case of issues. We always want to make sure that our customers are aware that they can rely on after-sale support from us. Also, most of our products are covered by the manufacturers’ warranty, as we want customer-driven brands as partners as well. We strive to be a company that is centered on creating and improving relationships with our customers. Not only do we want to continually bring forth the best vaporizers on the market, with the best prices on the market, but we also work to offer a superior customer service experience to our customers so they can feel safe and secure when it comes to their online purchases.

That’s what every customer deserves. ❤ We’re here for you and we care about you and your vaping needs.

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