I may never smoke pot again.
What, are you crazy, Old Hippie? You worked and worried all this time to be able to smoke pot legally, and now you’re going to quit?!?!?
Well, no. Actually, I’m just going to quit smoking it, because as we all know from cigarettes, smoking is bad for you. Even though people smoke far less marijuana than tobacco, there are still many bad effects of smoking per se that are not good for your health. For instance, smoking anything, even marijuana, will cause you to inhale carbon monoxide and various tars, none of which are good for either your head or body.
Perhaps more important to some people will be the fact that smoking marijuana actually destroys many of the chemical compounds that get you high, or do other things that you want. We didn’t know any of this back in the day, but you can heat up marijuana until these compounds (THC and cannabinoids) vaporize, and then you simply inhale the vapor. Nothing actually burns, there’s virtually no smoke or odor, and it’s not only healthier but more beneficial. Did I mention that it saves you money because you need far less cannabis for the same (or better) effects?
Anyway, I was very excited when I found this out, until further research showed that the vaporizing units that most people use cost $200 to $500, which is a bit out of my budgetary range. However, even more research uncovered the Magic-Flight Launch Box (MFLB), which is a very well-designed vaporizer I bought for about $100. Its design is really intended to be portable, discreet, and/or stealthy, but it turns out that it’s so elegant and easy and fast to use that it’s perfect for me, who will be using it 99% of the time at home.
So far I’ve found that vaporizing lessens throat/lung irritation from smoking, but still causes coughing (at least for me, who is used to taking large hits). The feeling for each strain is different from smoking. It generally feels less intense, but I am only taking two or three hits as opposed to at least twice as many as that when I was smoking. I could easily get “bombed out” with this thing, but my goal is not to get stoned anyway, it’s to help my medical conditions.
I just got my MFLB today, and I was so excited that I got a few more MMJ strains to try out. This one looked so amazing I thought you might like a close-up: