With many people turning to legalized marijuana for medical reason, many consumers are looking for a safer way to get the relief they need from herb. In most cases, the best method for this is vaping. Vaping has been around for over ten years now, and has been a beneficial method for smokers to move away from cigarettes and onto a safer way to either quit smoking or still have nicotine for its stress relief benefits in smaller doses. The biggest problem with smoking, is the creation of carcinogens which get created when using combustion methods. Combustion methods can create carcinogens like CO2 and carbon monoxide, as well as ash and tar. This occurs with herb as well, just in lesser amounts.

The biggest flaw with combustion methods, however, is the fact that it destroys anywhere between 30 and 50 percent of the herb that is being consumed. This means many patients are wasting their money buying medical herb, just to burn away most of it while smoking. Vaping devices, however, create a 95% cleaner vapor than combustion does smoke. Vapor looks similar to smoke, but is mostly just moisture created in the vaping process. The gentle heat method that vaping devices use will slowly heat up the herb and release around 95% of its chemicals. This means that vaping herb will give patients more of their herb than smoking it will, allowing them to save both their herb and their money.

Vaping devices come in a variety of models, which can range anywhere from 40 watt models to 300 plus watt models. They range in price as well, making it easier to afford a device for vaping herb. Most handheld models use 18650 lithium rechargeable batteries, but some also can use internal lithium batteries which cannot be removed like the larger 18650 batteries. Handheld models come with a charging cable, as well as instructions on use and care. For more information on the health benefits of vaping herb, check out this TakePart article on marijuana and vaporizing for lungs to learn more on how healthy the benefits of vaping herb can be.