There are numerous cannabis accessories on the market, so it can be difficult to decide which should be your next investment. These cannabis enthusiasts discuss their favorite accessory and why it could be yours as well.
Brian Kessler M. D.
Dry Herb Vaporizer
A dry herb vaporizer! For most patients, the best way to take cannabis is to use edibles or some other oral route so that you don't damage your lungs. Some patients need faster relief, though, and some find edibles too strong.
Most of these patients end up smoking and gunking up their lungs with tar. Even though the jury's still out as to whether smoking cannabis is inevitably harmful, common sense dictates that filling your lungs up with smoke isn't ideal.
Dry herb vaporizers are very handy for patients who need immediate relief but don't want to vaporize concentrates because they're too strong or lack the other compounds found in cannabis flowers.
Instead of rolling a joint, they could vaporize the flower and get far less tar in their lungs.
This is not the ideal method of consumption. Again, edibles are best when they're well tolerated. But for those patients who insist on using an inhaled form, I think the dry herb vaporizer is a better alternative to smoking.
Volcano-type vaporizers are especially desirable because they cool the vapor in a holding chamber (usually a balloon) before it's inhaled. But you don't have to get an expensive one. There are desktop models that go for as little as $40 bucks at smoke shops.
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