Prompted by “Study: Smoking Still Remains Cannabis Consumers’ Preferred Method of Ingestion”: http://www.thedailychronic.net/2015/46547/study-smoking-still-remains-cannabis-consumers-preferred-method-of-ingestion/
Anyone should obviously be able to enjoy their preferred cannabis intake method, but I still prefer to promote the lawful use of cannabis by vaporization.
Use of vaporization technology, which does not result in the exposure to combustion gases…
Besides the strong improvement towards health impact, vaporization is relatively highly efficient, so the amount of material needed for consumption is much less than the material amount needed for other methods — which means saving a lot of money (probably the kicker for many users).
My mom, a licensed medical cannabis user in our state, initially had a quarter ounce each of two strains (she hasn’t been a user for more than a year yet) — two daytime puffs of one strain and two nighttime puffs of the other. That amount of cannabis availability is well on track to span roughly a year, despite four puffs of mild vaporization daily.
Her intake amount is likely less than many smokers, because she’s a new user and has modest medical cannabis intake amount needs, but any smoker out there probably can see the dramatic expense difference even for heavier vapor intake.
Electronic vaporization with temperature control is awesome, because of the basically flawless consistency and precision of intake. That’s excellent (if not needed for a responsible introduction to safe cannabis intake) for beginners and may even remain the preference by many advanced users.
Vaporization is (at least basically) odorless, so (at least likely) unoffensive to surrounding folks disliking the pungent quality of this plant.
While no cannabis hangover competes with the terrible harshness from excessive alcohol consumption, vaporization leaves the user feeling no hangover upon effects wearing off (a user could even go workout at the gym then). Smoking is apparently more taxing on the body than vaporization, so requires more bodily energy for recovery, which means less motivation after smoking. That hypothesis may be based upon personal experience a longtime ago (or not) — intentionally vague to raise awareness of the serious problem against allowing first amendment support necessary for promptly ending a morally bankrupt (and obviously unconstitutional) prohibition.
There’s no doubt in my mind that vaporization will eventually overtake the other intake methods, especially since technological efforts to improve vaporization to bring the “whole plant” experience continue during the rapid evolution of this wonderful and powerful plant.