Case studies in cannabis vaporization

  title={Case studies in cannabis vaporization},
  author={Mitch Earleywine and Nicholas T Van Dam},
  journal={Addiction Research \& Theory},
  pages={243 - 249}
Cannabis remains the world's most popular illicit drug despite its documented contribution to respiratory problems. The vaporizer heats cannabis without igniting it. Previous work suggests that vaporizers have the potential to minimize respiratory irritation, but it has not been used as an intervention yet. We sought to establish the feasibility of the vaporizer as an intervention for cannabis smokers with respiratory problems. Four cannabis users who reported respiratory symptoms (including… 

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It is essential for healthcare professionals to be aware of the impact of cannabis smoking on respiratory health so that they can inform and advise their patients, as well as develop strategies to promote further awareness and general respiratory health.

Medical cannabis use in Canada: vapourization and modes of delivery

An increase in the popularity of vapourizers as the primary mode of delivery among approved medical users is suggested, suggesting the potential to prevent some of the adverse respiratory health consequences associated with smoking and may serve as an effective harm reduction method.

Experiences of marijuana-vaporizer users.

Vaporizers seem to have appeal to marijuana users, who perceive them as having harm-reduction and other benefits, and are worthy of experimental research evaluating health-related effects of using them.

No Smoke without Tobacco: A Global Overview of Cannabis and Tobacco Routes of Administration and Their Association with Intention to Quit

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A Scoping Review of the Use of Cannabis and Its Extracts as Potential Harm Reduction Strategies: Insights from Preclinical and Clinical Research

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Mull it over: cannabis vaporizers and harm reduction.

Further research is warranted not only on the direct health effects of vaping cannabis, but also on its potential to decrease co-administration of tobacco with cannabis.

Cannabis and mental illness: a review

This article provides a reconciliation of the addiction vulnerability and allostatic hypotheses to explain co-morbidity addiction in mentally ill cannabis users, as well as to further aid in developing a rational framework for the assessment and treatment of problematic cannabis use in these patients.

Illicit Cannabis Usage as a Management Strategy in New Zealand Women with Endometriosis: An Online Survey.

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Decreased respiratory symptoms in cannabis users who vaporize

Data suggest that the safety of cannabis can increase with the use of a vaporizer, and regular users of joints, blunts, pipes, and water pipes might decrease respiratory symptoms by switching to a vaporized cannabis.

Vaporization as a Smokeless Cannabis Delivery System: A Pilot Study

Vaporization of cannabis is a safe and effective mode of delivery of THC and further trials of clinical effectiveness of cannabis could utilize vaporization as a smokeless delivery system.

Cannabis Vaporizer Combines Efficient Delivery of THC with Effective Suppression of Pyrolytic Compounds

Cannabis vaporization is a technology designed to deliver inhaled cannabinoids while avoiding the respiratory hazards of smoking by heating cannabis to a temperature where therapeutically active

A longitudinal study of the effects of tobacco and cannabis exposure on lung function in young adults.

Longitudinal observations over 8 years in young adults revealed a dose-dependent relationship between cumulative cannabis consumption and decline in FEV1/VC, which suggests that continued cannabis smoking has the potential to result in clinically important impairment of lung function.

How high: Quantity as a predictor of cannabis-related problems

Three new measures of quantity are introduced that indicate that quantity is an important predictor of cannabis-related outcomes, and that the three quantity measures convey useful information about use.

Emphysema and secondary pneumothorax in young adults smoking cannabis.

Stress and alcohol use: a daily process examination of the stressor-vulnerability model.

Analysis of associations among event stress, alcohol consumption, and desire to drink varied as a function of gender, positive and negative alcohol-outcome expectancies, and avoidant coping in a sample of 88 regular drinkers indicated that men who more strongly anticipated positive outcomes or a sense of carelessness from drinking drank relatively more on stressful days compared with low-stress days.

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Enhancing the quality of case studies in health services research.

  • R. Yin
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Health services research
  • 1999
OBJECTIVE To provide guidance on improving the quality of case studies in health services research. DATA SOURCES Secondary data, drawing from previous case study research. RESEARCH DESIGN