Pulmonary function in cannabis users: Support for a clinical trial of the vaporizer.

  title={Pulmonary function in cannabis users: Support for a clinical trial of the vaporizer.},
  author={N. V. Van Dam and M. Earleywine},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  volume={21 6},
  • N. V. Van Dam, M. Earleywine
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • The International journal on drug policy
  • BACKGROUND Debates about cannabis policy often mention respiratory symptoms as a negative consequence of use. The cannabis vaporizer, a machine that heats the plant to release cannabinoids in a mist without smoke and other respiratory irritants, appears to have the potential to minimize respiratory complaints. METHODS Twenty frequent cannabis users (uninterested in treatment) reporting at least two respiratory symptoms completed subjective ratings of respiratory symptoms and spirometry… CONTINUE READING
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