Contrary to popular belief, smoking cannabis does little to treat disease within the body, as therapeutic levels cannot be reached through smoking.
To get the best benefit from this miraculous plant, you should either eat it or take cannabis oil. Smoking also alters the plant molecules; when heated and burned, the chemical structure and acidity of THC change, negating its therapeutic value. Marijuana smoke is toxic to the body just like any other smoke, and anytime you burn something and inhale it, you create oxidation within the body.
That being said, there is little evidence to suggest smoking cannabis harms your health, either. In fact, smoking cannabis does present some benefits, as it helps to alleviate stress, depression, and anxiety, and offers pain relief as well. In the end, if you are going to smoke it, your best option is to use a vaporizer.
On the other hand, some concerns still exist, like the effect smoking cannabis can have on a developing brain, for example.
You have to look at both sides of the coin anytime you’re putting something in your body, which is why we recently wrote an article creating awareness about the potential downsides of smoking marijuana.
This article aims to show that cannabis can be ingested in multiple ways, and that most of the medicinal benefits the plant offers, like its ability to fight cancer and various other diseases, do not come from smoking.
The infographic below is from MesotheliomaTreatmentCenters.org.