Attractive alternative to smoking cannabis

Study: Vaporization Offers “Attractive Alternative” To Smoked Cannabis

from NORML.org news  Thursday, 29 June 2017

Baltimore, MD: Vaporizing cannabis mitigates subjects’ exposure to carbon monoxide and allows them to self-regulate their dose – making it preferable over smoking or oral administration, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Investigators affiliated with the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) assessed the effects of smoked, vaporized, and oral cannabis administration upon frequent and occasional consumers in a placebo-controlled study. Authors reported that “expired carbon monoxide was significantly increased following smoking compared to vaporization.”

They concluded: “[T]hese data offer compelling evidence for the strength of vaporized cannabis over smoking or oral routes for medicinal administrations; effects occur quickly and doses can be titrated without exposure to carbon monoxide. … Vaporization offers an attractive alternative to inhaled cannabis administration, particularly for medicinal administration, producing similar effects to smoked cannabis while reducing exposure to toxic by-products.”

Vaporization devices heat herbal cannabis to a point where cannabinoid vapors form, but below the point of combustion. Prior clinical trials assessing vaporization devices have similarly concluded that they are “safe and effective” cannabis delivery systems.

For more information, contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: [email protected]. Full text of the study, “Subjective and physiological effects, and expired carbon monoxide concentrations in frequent and occasional cannabis smokers following smoked, vaporized, and oral cannabis administration,” appears in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

 

Share:Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Translate

Follow WordPress.com on WordPress.com

Follow Us

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestyoutubetumblrinstagramFacebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestyoutubetumblrinstagram

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Categories

Archives

Twitter Feed

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 5:49am
@KnowNicotine It's going to take a lot of patience and tolerance to make this film,
This is only the beginning ! Get ready !
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 12:29am
@KnowNicotine "You Don't Know Nicotine" ... the upcoming film... needs your support.... we need to educate the public about nicotine... https://t.co/CgHL6nkpET
Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 7:54pm
Lead in your cannabis vape ? Thanks to California's strict testing, we know about it here. Read on. https://t.co/Mfkbq27Uvo
Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 6:23am
21 hours to go to the next level ! Donate while you can and get your badge.... https://t.co/anl8fzTxQF https://t.co/ryxZOZ2Vs0 TheVaporNinja photo
Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 5:14am
Voopoo vape company advertises in an inappropriate place .... watch the vid .. also check out @TheVapingBogan , his reviews are great, heh. https://t.co/Qf0MXyb8gP
Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 8:12am
Smokers, on average, try 30 times to quit tobacco before success. KEEP AT IT. See here the different cessation merhods and how they rate in terms of success. https://t.co/y62gCkLIPw
Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at 6:24am
@Vapingit I tried to quit SO many times before vaping products were generally available.
Even then, after my first five month of vaping, I fell back onto tobacco, due to a stressful live event.
Finally, thanks to all the support I've gotten, and flavored e-juice, I am tobacco-free.

Printerest Feed