Smokers Are Using E-Cigarettes to Get High

Some marijuana users may see the same benefits of e-cigarettes as smokers

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Marijuana smokers are using electronic-cigarettes to get high, say local reports from across the country.

Electronic cigarettes are a growing industry in the United States, having ballooned from $300 million in retail sales in the U.S. last year to $1.8 billion by the end of 2013, according to Bonnie Herzog, a senior tobacco industry analyst at Wells Fargo Securities.

Marijuana users are seeing some of the same benefits in the devices, which produce a vapor of nicotine liquid or, in the case of marijuana, cannabis oil, liquid, or wax, that can be inhaled without the inconvenience of smelly, carcinogenic smoke.

Marijuana users, who explain their methods of using e-cigarettes to vaporize cannabis liquid in videos online, can make their own hash liquid and put it inside an e-cigarette, a lithium battery-powered device that heats liquid into vapor.

Local reports from Florida, New York, and Philadelphia, have reported on the trend of using electronic cigarettes to vaporize marijuana, citing concerns of parents, law makers, and law enforcement agents who worry that electronic cigarettes allow users to get high without detection. Both products are legal in some states and not in others, making enforcement even more challenging.

While states and cities across the country have begun to limit the use of electronic cigarettes–banning their sale to minors or indoors–the federal government has yet to regulate them, raising concerns about their safety. TIME explored the pros and cons of vaping in a feature on electronic cigarettes in September. While electronic cigarettes are believed by many in the public health field to be safer than regular cigarettes, without regulation by the FDA, there is no way for consumers to be sure about the safety of the products they are buying, whether they contain nicotine or marijuana.

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KRR812
KRR812

just take your vape liquid of choice and do an IV drip. Problem solved. Lovely

foxie
foxie

"Smokers Are Using Brownies to Get High"


Marijuana users, who explain their methods of using brownies to consume cannabis in videos online, can make their own cannabis butter and bake it inside a brownie, a bar-shaped confectionary that is described as a cross between cake and a cookie. 

Media sources across the country have reported on the trend of using brownies to consume marijuana, citing concerns of parents, law-makers, and law enforcement agents who worry that brownies allow users to get high without detection. Both products are legal in some states and not in others, making enforcement even more challenging.

The federal government has yet to regulate brownies, raising concerns about their safety. While brownies are believed by many in the public health field to be safer than cigarettes, without regulation by the FDA, there is no way for consumers to be sure about the safety of the products they are using, whether they contain marijuana or otherwise.


RehanZaib
RehanZaib

eCig-Cigarette does not contain the over 4000 POISONOUS substances and harmful CHEMICALS found in real cigarettes that cause heart attack and cancer, such as nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, acetone, sulfuric acid & more.

http://ecig.pk

confettifoot
confettifoot

"Pot smokers are using pipes to get high."

Marijuana users, who explain their methods in online videos, have reported the trend of using pipes to burn cannabis. They can put hash and even opium and crack cocaine in these insidious devices. There is simply no way for consumers to to tell when purchasing a pipe whether it contains tobacco or marijuana, or even some other terrible drug! Pipes are a really big safety problem!

Is there no idiotic lapse in common sense that will not be reiterated in the silly fight against e-cigs?

rivers
rivers

Absolute e-cig is no use for smoking people , people will still suffer from  the nicotine. if people intake the  same quality nicotine from e-cig and normal cig, what the difference can you really find

markfezzer
markfezzer

Cannabis users have been using vaporizers to get high for decades. An electronic cigarette does not make it easier to do so and is most likely the least affective method of doing so. The truth is vaporizers have gone from being used for cannabis to now being used for nicotine, but I guess their is no sensationalism or fear mongering in that story. It's good that the Anti-Ecig lobby have had to sink to 'Reefer Madness' levels of propaganda though. It shows they are losing the battle as well as the plot.

lindsayf
lindsayf

Some people can potentially benefit from using e-cigs with marijuana, but there are many issues involved with that. For pot advocates, using marijuana in non-approved locations could serve as an excuse for lawmakers to come down harder on pot. And for e-cig advocates, use of pot with e-cigs could give an excuse to the FDA to tighten regulation on e-cigs as a whole.


http://ecigarettereviewed.com/using-e-cigs-marijuana-growing-trend/

derekowalski
derekowalski

Marijuana vaporizers and electronic cigarettes are completely different devices. The "marijuana" argument is just something that will be used to try to outlaw e-cigs because the gov't misses out on a bunch of tax money with each person who makes the transition. I urge you to make the transition yourself if you're a smoker. Good place to start is http://www.easycig.net.

Lots of people will be FURIOUS if e-cigs are outlawed or regulated heavily.

NicolleBennett
NicolleBennett

@foxie  LMAO!  Greatness!  This is THE worst article I've read in a long TIME.  What a shame.

fourtwentier
fourtwentier

@rivers uuhhhhh....no carginogenics in vapor from e-cigs, i.e., tar and other small particles that are inhaled from burning actual tobacco leaves that cause cancer and other adverse health affects. therefore, it is a healthier alternative to consuming nicotine than using an actual cigarette, because it's simply not healthy to inhale smoke from plants. so, in a nutshell, no cancer or empyhesia, etc. that's the difference.

lindsayf
lindsayf

@derekowalski marijuana vaporizers and e-cigs are not "entirely" different devices. They both use an atomizer to heat up the liquid, which turns into vapor. If you're referring to the "box" style vaporizers, then I agree, they are different. But most pot smokers use the vaporizer pen (which looks much like an e-cig) to vape e-cigs, not the traditional vaporizers.

DebbieGuardino
DebbieGuardino

@lindsayf @derekowalski  yes they are different devices. There is not enough heat generated in an ecig to vaporize THC. The heating elements are different..Why does the media keep with the untrue fear mongering instead of doing some real investigating?

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