Vaporizing implies heating raw cannabis or oil in a pen-like or plug-in device. The temperature allows freeing the active substance and convert it into in vapor that is safer than smoke and gentler to patient’s respiratory system. It lowers adverse effects of smoking and raises the efficacy of marijuana consumption. There are no large-scale studies to fully support these conclusions, but physicians believe that it is a healthier option for patients.
Vaporizing can be better than smoking, but it still imposes some risks. Dr. Winstock, a founder of the Global Drug Survey, notes that vaporizing doesn’t lower the risks of dependency or other psychological effects. Some patients question ingredients in vaping pens and worry about cheap plastic parts that can release chemicals when heated.
Awareness exists for making BHO at home. It is highly dangerous and can have horrible consequences. Media report of deaths connected with attempts to cook BHO at home. Such preparations require special knowledge. Unless you are a chemist, don’t try it on your own.
The bottom line is that vaporizing is much better than smoking. This phenomenon needs to be studied in-depth but for now, it is a good alternative to the traditional weed smoking.