Marijuana or what most people mention as weed refers to a plant, cannabis, which is a hallucinogen that is used for various reasons and usually absorbed in the body in various ways including smoking and vaping etc. It contains TCH (tetrahyrocannibol) and CBD (cannabidiol) ingredients that are otherwise the cause of effects in the consumer’s body, emotions, mind etc.
In most cases the major ways in which it is taken in the body is through smoking and a new way that has now become popular is through vaping. We therefore need to understand how these two ways of intake work, how they affect the consumer, there basic differences, and the health issues that they apply on a person’s body.
Smoking weed usually involves using the dried parts of the plants or the decoction, which are usually folded in a paper preferably that of a cigarette into a joint. But this is the not the only way, some people use pipes or what are commonly referred to as bongs to smoke. Many people prefer having it mixed with tobacco to make it have less power on them.
However, vaping somehow differs from smoking in a few ways. Here the consumer uses concentrates or dry plants that have been ground into tiny particles. The use of the electric vaping cigarettes and vape pens are applied to take in the extracts. Unlike smoking, the consumer who engages in vaping uses concentrated marijuana that is more potent to the body and the effects are usually stronger. You might be asking yourself which of the two ways can make a consumer higher. Well, the answer is vaping, this is because it is more potent due to the extracts and the concentration.
Smoking and vaping cause various side effects to the consumer that mostly lead to health problems and other conditions. Although the health conditions related to vaping and other effects that it may cause are not established well due to its recent use, a few of the issues related to it are known.
Smoking usually causes a higher risk of lung exposure to tar that may lead to adverse health effects like chronic bronchitis, excess coughing, rise in the lower respiratory tract infections, it may also cause weakening of the immune system, heart failures among many more.
On the other hand, vaping also leads to deficiency of the lungs due to inhaling of the heated oil in the electronic cigarettes from the extracts that contains TCH ingredients. Other vaping products contain Vitamin E acetate that causes injury to the lungs and is therefore very dangerous. Once a consumer gets used to it or in the case of a beginner, there can be very many effects that mostly target the lungs and cause harm on it, and if conditions worsen it could lead to death.
We can therefore state that there is no better way of taking in weed to prevent the above effects, but the conclusion can be based on the fact that vaping could be more dangerous according to the comparison done in the article.