E-Cigarettes: A Review of New Trends in Cannabis Use

28 de agosto de 20153min

Christian Giroud 1,2,3,*, Mariangela de Cesare 4, Aurélie Berthet 2,3,6, Vincent Varlet 1,2,3, Nicolas Concha-Lozano 2,3,6 and Bernard Favrat 2,3,5,7

The emergence of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) has given cannabis smokers a new method of inhaling cannabinoids. E-cigs differ from traditional marijuana cigarettes in several respects. First, it is assumed that vaporizing cannabinoids at lower temperatures is safer because it produces smaller amounts of toxic substances than the hot combustion of a marijuana cigarette. Recreational cannabis users can discretely “vape” deodorized cannabis extracts with minimal annoyance to the people around them and less chance of detection. There are nevertheless several drawbacks worth mentioning: although manufacturing commercial (or homemade) cannabinoid-enriched electronic liquids (e-liquids) requires lengthy, complex processing, some are readily on the Internet despite their lack of quality control, expiry date, and conditions of preservation and, above all, any toxicological and clinical assessment.

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