In the last decade, the perception of people about marijuana and its related products have undergone a massive change and so has the laws in various states of the USA.
What was once considered to be dangerous for mankind is an important medicine now. Now marijuana is helping people of various health conditions like anxiety to cancer to chronic pain.
Marijuana can be consumed in following three ways:
- By eating
- By smoking
- By vaping
There exits little risk in smoking or vaping
For decades, most of the health experts have been warning public about various dangers of tobacco inhaling smoke from cigarettes, pipes or cigars.
However, for marijuana, research suggests that some compounds present in it, which is known as cannabinoids can offer few benefits.
One well-known cannabinoids which is known as CBD present in marijuana can be smoked and it can be less dangerous as compared to smoking tobacco.
CBD is much different from tetrahydrocannabinol which is known as THC, a chemical available in marijuana which can create “high” feeling
What about vaping?
Marijuana vaping involves inhaling of heated oil through vaporizing device, referred as an e-cigarette. Also, vaping marijuana can refer to using such vaporizer to produce vapor from dried plant material.
CBD and vape shop what in French you can say Aceite de CBD can now be easily found in your city.
Some people think vaping is much safer than smoking as it does not involve inhaling smoke. However, the reality is, if you vape marijuana, then there are very few things that we know about their negative health effects.
Latest recent research report suggests vaping THC can be very harmful to our lung health. The biggest concern right now is severe effects due to inhaling vitamin-E acetate. In many of the vaping products which contain THC, this additive chemical was found.
What about smoking?
Whether it is cannabinoid-containing tobacco or weed or any other substance will be bad for our lung health, as per American Lung Association.
Marijuana users usually hold smoke in their lungs much longer than any tobacco smokers, and thus putting them at much higher risk for tar exposure which is quite harmful to our lungs.
Following are few negative health effects with chronic smoking of weed:
- Air pockets develop between lungs and the chest wall
- Chronic bronchitis
- Excessive mucus production
- Increased infection risk of in immunocompromised people, like those having HIV problem
- Possibility of increased risks of infections of lower respiratory-tract
- Weakened immune system
Eating of marijuana
Since we know about harmful effects that smoking can offer and also health effects that vaping can offer are unknown. Hence, we like to seek some other alternative way of using marijuana.
Edible marijuana products can be any kind of food or beverage which may include:
- Coffee creamer
However, remember that ingesting marijuana will not produce an immediate effect. As too much time may lead to certain adverse mental or physical reactions like:
- Elevated heart rate
- Panic attack
However, when they are eaten in moderation, then edibles may seem to offer no apparent adverse health effects.