Cannavaping is cannabis smoking by using e-cigarettes, and it is studied that it may help people use marijuana for medical reasons. Contrary to marijuana cigarettes smoking that force people to inhale high amounts of toxic contaminants that are released when marijuana is burned, cannavaping might help to avoid inhaling high levels of these contaminants, e.g. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and others. So, basically, Swiss researchers have found that electronic cigarettes can be a safe and effective way how to deliver cannabis for medicinal purposes. At the same time, scientists at the University of Lausanne have created cannabis-laden oils for e-cigarette usage and states that vaping the infusions could deliver useful levels of the active ingredients found in cannabis.It is important to distinguish the aim of cannavaping, namely, the aim is not to get high but to get cured instead. Such therapeutic cannavaping is healthier than smoking tobacco drugs and would allow people to have regular microdoses of the drug’s active ingredients throughout the day that is not possible with pills containing cannabis extracts.
Although there are various devices produced that can vaporize marijuana and are designed to sit on a tabletop, e-cigarettes are still more user-friendly. Both e-cigarettes and tabletop vaporizing devices are likely to be less harmful than marijuana joints, the investigators said. Researchers still believe that one day cannavaping might provide a safer alternative to traditional cannabis smoking for it does not require heating the cannabis to the high temperatures reached when it is burned. “Cannavaping appears to be a gentle, efficient, user-friendly and safe alternative method for cannabis smoking for medical cannabis delivery,” researchers wrote in the study, published (May 25, 2016) in the journal Scientific Reports.