Is 'therapeutic cannavaping' a healthier way to consume medical marijuana?
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Yesterday, scientists discovered vaping weed! In an article published in Science Reports, a team at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland wrote that “therapeutic cannavaping” could be a better way to administer medical marijuana than smoking it with tobacco.


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They claim that it would be healthier and allow users to have regular micro-doses of the drug’s active ingredients throughout the day, which doesn’t work as well with THC pills.

“Cannavaping appears to be a gentle, efficient, user-friendly and safe alternative method for cannabis smoking for medical cannabis delivery,” they wrote.

“I think it’s a great idea, but this would be illegal in the UK,” said David Nutt, head of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College, London. It would likely be illegal as of yesterday, when the UK enacted the Psychoactive Substances Act, which banned “Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS).” Cannabinoids in vapable oil form would likely be considered under this category.

“I hope parliament makes cannabis a medicine soon,” Nutt added.

This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs. Follow The Influence on Facebook or Twitter.