Vape Pens: Changing the Face of Medicinal Cannabis Use
VAPE PENS: CHANGING THE FACE OF MEDICINAL CANNABIS USE
In addition to direct ingestion of medicinal cannabis oil, “dabbing” and “vaping” are two possible ways to administer a dose in extract form.
A dab is a dose of cannabis concentrate that is heated on a hot surface, usually a nail, and then inhaled. Dabbing is a fast, efficient, and highly potent method. However, the process and equipment involved – and sometimes the effects – are less than desirable for many people.
A much more appealing, high-tech method exists through the use of a hand-held vaporizer, or vape pen. It looks and functions much like an electronic cigarette except that it allows the user to insert their own dried herbs or oil or wax concentrates. A heating component slowly heats up the dried herbs or concentrate to between 350-400 degrees, before the point of combustion. This lower heat level produces a clean vapor full of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids but, most importantly, without all the harmful irritants that come with burning.
For most patient-members at Constance Therapeutics, our vaporizers provide a very important adjunct to the method of direct ingestion of cannabis oil.
Benefits of the Vape Pen
The benefits of vape pens are many. They offer immediate and effective relief to the user whenever needed, helping to keep blood levels up. Because of the high potency of concentrates, a little goes a long way, and the user can control how much they ingest. The greatest benefit though is that “vaping” is a much less harmful alternative to smoking in that the vapor inhaled is virtually free of toxins and carcinogenic residue and easier on the lungs. Nor does it create second-hand smoke.
Many studies, including those published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology and in the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology, attest to the safety and effectiveness of vaporizers as delivery systems for administering THC and other cannabinoids for medical purposes.
Besides the health benefit, there is also a tremendous social benefit to vape pens in their portability, discreetness, and ease of use. Because they look like pens and produce only a wisp of vapor and almost no odor, people can use them anywhere at anytime in privacy. They can be plugged into a computer to charge and can stay charged for a long time.
Using Constance Therapeutics Cannabis Extracts in Vape Pens
With all the convenience, potency, and discretion that the vape pen affords, it’s little wonder that there is rapidly growing demand among users of medical and recreational cannabis. For those patients who have come to rely on it for medical purposes, it is a life-changing device.
We make our concentrates available for use in vape pens, applying the highest standards of quality and safety. We use organic, food-grade ethanol for extraction and test our concentrate to verify zero percent residual solvent in the finished product. We keep our extract pure, and as a result, it tastes good. We are proud to say that our oil placed high in San Francisco’s Best Concentrate 2014 competition for best taste and effect with a vaporizer.
At the moment we are the only provider offering medicinal cannabis via vape pens. For some conditions such as fibromyalgia, migraines, and even Lyme disease, vaping may be sufficient, eliminating the need for direct ingestion.
Talk to us today about incorporating a vape pen in your physician-recommended treatment.