Marijuana can be consumed different ways, including smoked, eaten, or vapourized. Smoking is the “dirtiest” delivery mechanism: the process of combustion releases thousands of additional chemicals–many of the same chemicals released in tobacco smoke.
The mode of medical cannabis delivery may have important implications for its therapeutic efficacy and health risks. However, there is very little evidence on current patterns of use among Canadian medical cannabis users, particularly with respect to modes of delivery. We conducted a study to examine modes of medical cannabis delivery following regulatory changes in 2014 governing how Canadians access medical cannabis. Read the full paper below:
Medical Marijuana Use in Canada: Vapourization and Modes of Delivery.
Shiplo S, Asbridge M, Leatherdale SL, Hammond D.
Harm Reduction Journal 2016;107(3): e296–e302.