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  • Drew Herb Lesser

The health and wealth benefits of using a VAPE for Medical Cannabis vs smoking.

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

Vaporising medical cannabis vs smoking

Using a Medical cannabis vaporizer compared to smoking a joint has several differences in terms of health consequences and herb wastage .

Health Consequences:

  • Vaporizing cannabis produces a vapor that is free of many of the harmful toxins and carcinogens found in smoke. This means that using a vaporizer is less harmful to the lungs and respiratory system than smoking a joint.

  • Vaporizing also allows for more precise dosing, as the user can control the temperature and amount of cannabis being vaporized. This can help prevent overconsumption and reduce the risk of negative side effects.

Wastage Consequences:

  • Vaporizing cannabis is more efficient than smoking, as vaporization heats the cannabis just enough to release the active ingredients without combusting the plant matter. This means that less cannabis is needed to achieve the desired effects, and less is wasted in the process.

  • Smoking a joint, on the other hand, can lead to significant herb wastage as the plant matter is burned and unable to be used again.

TGA regulations in Australia for the inhalation of medical cannabis:

  • In Australia, medical cannabis is a controlled substance and is regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

  • To use medical cannabis for inhalation, a patient must have a valid prescription from an authorized medical practitioner and must obtain the medication from a registered supplier.

  • The TGA also regulates the manufacturing and labeling of medical cannabis products to ensure that they meet safety and quality standards.

  • It is illegal to inhale cannabis for recreational purposes in Australia.


This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and is provided for educational purposes only. It should not be relied on as health or personal advice. The author is NOT a Doctor. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

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