I have plenty of friends who wouldn’t dare put their lips to the tip of a cigarette yet smoke a preroll a day. Of course, everyone has a vice that might not align with our best selves–but is cannabis really a loophole for your lungs?
Recently, we teamed up with Reckner360 to find out. We asked pulmonologists (the lung doctors) about the effect of smoking cannabis on your lungs. The results weren’t pretty.
Of the doctors questioned, 56% believe smoking cannabis is NOT healthier than smoking cigarettes. A total of 78% believe there is no ‘safe’ amount of cannabis when it comes to lung health, while 63% believe there is no way to reverse or mitigate the negative effects of smoking on your lungs. Those who answered that the effects can be reversed suggest you quit smoking for twice as long as you maintained the habit.
While cannabis itself has proven harmless and often beneficial, smoking has not magically become guilt-free alongside it. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to elevate yourself without lighting up.
As the cannabis market grows more sophisticated, so do its methods. With new and trusted ways to consume cannabis, it’s easier than ever to incorporate cannabis into an active lifestyle. However, with all the new options out there, it can get overwhelming. No worries, we’ll break this down together.
In this series, we will walk you through a basic survey of the most popular smokeless alternatives on the market today, including:
- Food & Beverage
Of course, these methods are just the start of what is to come in the cannabis industry. New techniques for consumption are popping up every day, ranging from relief patches and bath salts to quick-dissolving strips. That is to say nothing of the variety within the categories above: BBQ sauce, gum, k-cups, maple syrup, lube−you name it, there is a cannabis-infused version of it.
Like any other medication or substance, effective cannabis use involves some trial and error before you will find what is right for you. Learning about each option available is a great place to start. Discover what you like, discard what you don’t, and remember everyone has their unique set of needs and preferences when it comes to consuming cannabis. It’s a journey, and research is the best place to start.