by Silent Jay on 11/07/2016 | Medicinal

Cannabis and asthma: Dos and don’ts from a patient

Asthma The topic of cannabis and asthma is somewhat infamous among patients as well as within the medical community. Many patients are aware of how cannabis can positively impact their lives. Yet, there is also a general taboo around the subject, due to the effects of the plant and its methods of consumption, as opposed to the nature and symptoms of asthma.


Sensi Seeds has already written about the mechanics of how cannabis can help asthma patients, as well as about the principal properties of cannabis responsible for alleviating asthma symptoms.

In this article, we present you with a range of different tips and tricks to better handle cannabis and asthma.

Meet the patient

Mark is a Dutchman and one of the cannabis experts we have the honour of counting in the Sensi Seeds team. He lives in the Netherlands, where the weather can be very humid, and where pollen and various plant matter is known to fly around, even in big cities, and especially in Spring.

Mark has suffered from asthma all his life, and has been medicating with cannabis for more than two decades.
In order to give a concrete reference to our readers, here are a few details about how Mark handles his condition, and the severity of his symptoms.

Pharmaceutical treatment: Ventolin, 1 puff per day, Flixotide, 1 to 2 puffs per day.

Cannabis treatment: Daily vaporisation of dried cannabis flowers (approx. 2 grams per day).

Physical activity: Mostly sedentary, with daily, average pace walking.

Background: From very severe (daily severe difficulties + frequent attacks + regular visits to ER + antibiotic treatments) to manageable (aforementioned treatment + difficulties once to twice per year).

Due to all these years of self-medicating, Mark has accumulated a large amount of empirical knowledge in terms of what works best when it comes to cannabis and asthma. Read his dos and don’ts below.

Cannabis and asthma: What to do?

Choose vaporising

Cannabis has the potential to alleviate symptoms experienced by asthma patients regardless of the method of consumption. However, this does not mean all of these methods are equal in efficiency. It also does not mean that using any of the least asthma-friendly ones is entirely harmless. Key elements to consider are:

  • Optimal safety
  • Potential for instant relief
  • Controllable dosage and efficiency

Smoking cannabis is still an option, but depending on the severity of your condition, it may escalate an existing asthma-related crisis, or even trigger one. Edibles, on the other hand, because of certain variables such as the time they may take to release their effects, can be used as a long-term treatment, but would not be reliable enough in the case of an attack. This is why for emergency treatments, vaporising is definitely the best option for cannabis and asthma. Not only is the release of cannabinoids in the body close to optimal, the risks for the lungs are at an absolute minimum.

Of course, smoking cannabis is not harmful to the average, healthy human body. However, as an asthma sufferer, you need to watch out for anything that can deteriorate the quality of the chemical elements that enter your respiratory system.

Select the best vaporiser possible

Needless to say, the quality of your vaporiser is of the utmost importance, even if you only use it for recreational purposes. To put it simply, a poorly manufactured or non-adapted vaporiser will not vaporise properly, for instance combusting the substance used rather than vaporising it, making the entire experience fairly pointless.

And of course, if you are using such a vaporiser in the context of a respiratory disease, it could turn out to be a hindrance rather than a source of relief.

Buying pen-like items can be tempting for portability reasons. However, the smaller the vaporiser, the more chances key elements will underperform or simply be absent.
Based on this statement, home vaporisers have a tendency to provide satisfying performances. However, a number of portable vaporisers can also be of use. At Sensi Seeds, we are quite partial to two creations from our friends at Storz and Bickel, and many of us highly recommend them – including Mark, our patient here.

Read more about the Crafty and the Mighty in our webshop:

Crafty Vaporizer

Mighty Vaporizer

Learn how to vaporise cannabis

Consumers that use cannabis for recreational purposes often only have one objective in mind when they start vaporising: to inhale some vapour. And surely enough, this sole objective leads most people to acquire over time a satisfactory method of vaporising.

However, when vaporising for medical reasons, it becomes more of a necessity to not only inhale a sufficient amount of vapour, but also to effectively inhale it while not causing more issues. For instance, a violent coughing fit can make an attack go from distressing to life-threatening in a short amount of time.

Mark’s ultimate method for vaporising: Slow and steady wins the race; take small calm ’hits’ from your vaporizer, as if drinking a thick milkshake. Try to get some sort of calm vaping/breathing rhythm going. One hit from the vaporizer through the mouth, followed by three normal breaths (through the nose if possible). A three to five second vapour inhalation seems good enough, close to 10 becomes too much. Hold the vapour for a second or two and calmly exhale.

Optimise your vaporising experience

Once you have found the vaporiser of your dreams, and you have mastered the vaporising rhythm that suits you best, very little remains in your way. Yet, even the smallest things can become obstacles!
Avoid the most basic consequences vaporising can have on your respiratory system by always having the necessary elements to counter them:

  • Itchy/dry throat: always have a big bottle of water nearby and take sips regularly (do not wait for your throat to itch or until you cough).
  • Go easy on your lungs: start vaporizing at a lower temperature such as 180C. Work your way up if needed, but do not exceed 220C. A flow of air that is too warm is not recommended for your lungs.
  • Inhalation of plant matter: ensure your vaporiser’s accessories include mesh filters to prevent bits from travelling to your lungs, especially if you suffer from hay fever, a common sister disease of asthma.
  • Regarding hay fever: do not rub your eyes after you have handled cannabis flowers
  • Keep your vaping equipment as clean as possible using alcohol and lint-free cloths

Customize your vaporiser with a water pipe

Many vaporisers, especially home vaporisers, have the necessary connections allowing them to be hooked to an additional device. Connect a water pipe to your vaporiser, and vaporise through the warm water. This will help you inhale when your lungs are already in a bad shape.
However, ensure that the water does not get too hot as it could have the opposite effect. If you feel like your lungs are filled with mucus, opt for a dry vaporising session instead. Warm, dry air is good for the lungs.

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Choose the best cannabis possible

There is a very wide range of medicinal properties attributable to cannabis. Unsurprisingly, not all cannabis strains are completely beneficial to the vaping asthma patient. Once you have found the perfect vaporiser, it is therefore very important to consider which cannabis strain will benefit you the most, and in which state you should consume it.

Mark’s advice on choosing your cannabis: I prefer well-cured strong indicas, they work best for me, muscle/mind relaxing wise. Cannabis strength depends on the cannabis tolerance of the patient. Fresh weed works less well, there’s too much water in it (for the same reason, do not rely on cannabis oil to medicate). And fresh weed is less strong in effect so you need to consume more. Asthma attacks can be scary, so go for a strain that keeps you calm.

Cannabis and asthma: What not to do?

Don’t smoke tobacco, or even cannabis

Smoking tobacco can be extremely harmful to one’s lungs, mostly on a long term basis. To asthma sufferers, its negative effects can have quite immediate impact.
Depending on the severity of your asthma, it can also be damaging to smoke cannabis. Vaporising can provide somewhat of a similar experience, with virtually no danger.

Don’t use cannabis “dabs” (for medicating)

Dabs are becoming increasingly popular. Medicinal cannabis dabs are also gaining ground, but in the context of asthma, they simply don’t fit the bill. Dabbing does not equate vaporising, as it can potentially expose your lungs to an overwhelming experience. Besides, the potency of most dabs can be a hazard, especially if you are already in a state of major stress and/or anxiety.

Don’t give up on your pharmaceutical treatment

It may be tempting to give up on pharmaceutical drugs altogether, especially when cannabis-induced results exceed expectations. However, existing anecdotal evidence, including this article, is not enough to guarantee safety in all possible asthma-related situations.
Asthma is by nature unpredictable, as it depends on literally hundreds of factors ranging from environmental ones to dietary habits, and even psychological states. Ironically enough, you could even experience a small panic attack following the realisation that your inhaler is not in your pocket, which could in turn trigger an asthma-related issue. Do not underestimate the multiple effects your prescription drugs can have on you, including the placebo effect.

Know your limits

If cannabis, for one reason or another, appears to be aggravating your state rather than improving it, stop consuming it. This could happen for a number of reasons.
Please refer to Mark’s step-by-step method for vaporising, as described above. For instance, if you are inhaling massive vapour clouds because of increasing confidence in your treatment, it could be damaging to your lungs, especially during an attack.

Choose the first time you experiment with cannabis wisely

Waiting until your asthma symptoms manifest to try to medicate for the very first time is not recommended.

Instead, make sure to experiment in a peaceful, safe context, and while you are not experiencing any major respiratory issue. You need to acquire sufficient knowledge about your body, and how it responds to various degrees of cannabis intake. This means that you should be ready to counter any issue that could arise due to your lack of experience: possible coughing, inappropriate dosage, etc. Once you have a clear understanding of how vaporising can affect your breathing, throat and mouth, you can ease into using it to palliate to symptoms such as short breath, wheezing, tightness in the chest area, for recovering after a severe attack, and even to actually counter a full-blown asthma attack.

Don’t prioritise your desire to medicate with cannabis over your life

We understand the thrill of finding a solution to a medical problem that is all-natural, non-invasive, and possibly, overall more efficient. However, in the same way you should never solely rely on an inhaler to keep you healthy and safe, cannabis should not become your lifesaver. Keep your inhalers handy. And if you are experiencing a critical asthma-related issue, don’t try to talk yourself into good health. Try to gage the situation objectively, and if necessary, call a doctor.

 

Are you an asthma patient yourself? Mark, the interviewee, and Jay, the interviewer, both are. Tell us about your personal experiences with cannabis and asthma in the comments section below!

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Kevin finnegan

Every thing is cool except I have had asthma all my life and I use dabs daily for my medicine. not only do I have asthma but spinal cord damage. Dabs require less vapor to provide effects. The temperature issue you raised makes 0 sence no offense but the terpenes and cannabinoids found in flower or hash are the same which means they vape at the same temperature. The issues raised should have been butane and solvents being harmful to asthma patients also using non solvent forms and how terpene such as pinene are bronchodilator.

11/07/2016

Colby

As a cronic user of cannabis and an asthma sufferer, I can assure you the dabs will catch up with you. Its hard to type this is I love extracts but it just doesnt agree with the asthma long term.

10/09/2018

Nothinbuta

I have used cannabis for a long time to treat my asthma. Strain is extremely important. But I do use a sm g pen to vape bubble hash as my new inhaler. It works perfect! Even as it heats up,it allows for the sm claim hits you mentioned to start the process. I have a nebulizer that I'm supposed to be on 2x/d... advair 2x/d and Ventolin every 4hrs,and my asthma is triggered by nearly anything under the sun. Lol. Since I started to use my pen, I still use my advair. But I'm down to never using my neb and maybe needing my rescue inhaler once every 2-3days. I consume roughly about 1gm BH every 2wks. ?

14/07/2016

Trishia

What kind of strain do you recommend?

20/11/2017

Maisha

Wow thank for posting this information my asthma is extremely bad and I have zero idea about weed but if it will help me then I wouldn’t mind trying it.

19/12/2017

VapoSpy.de

Very nice to here from a real asthma patient about his experience. This is some very valueable informations for lots of people. Thanks for that, I'll send this article to couple of clients. Thanks!

16/07/2016

Pablo

Thanks i have a problem whit my asthma and my vaping..

30/07/2016

sandra

Is the weeds also effective for asthmatic patient if they smoke????is it safe for them????please give me more some info about this, i really really need it for my mom current condition

25/04/2017

Janet Fowler

Hi Jay/Mark, thank you for sharing your experiences - your article is very informative, but I've just realised that this is not going to be a simple process - I feel at a bit of a loss as where to start?

My mother (87 years old) has had asthma all her life. She uses her nebulizer twice a day and has an asthma pump. She is on osteoporosis meds, Warfirin, suffers with extremely painful knees at night.... I just want to help her to be able to breathe and relieve the pain....

I don't know if you can advise me on what I should try with her? If not would you know of anyone that could advise me?

Kind Regards
Janet

04/05/2017

Scarlet Palmer

Dear Janet,

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, as Sensi Seeds is not a medical practice, we are not able to provide any advice relating to medical situations other than to consult your doctor or other licensed medical professional. This article, written specifically for healthcare providers who may not be aware of the many properties of cannabis, may be useful to you in talking with your doctor. You could also try to contact local medicinal cannabis support groups, if you have not already done so. In the UK, there is the United Patients Alliance (you can find them on Facebook) and in the US and EU there are many branches of NORML (google NORML followed by your area name). We hope this is helpful.

With best wishes,

Scarlet

08/05/2017

Richard J Wilkes Sr

Hello to everyone concerned. I am the leading asthma/Marijauna Guru in the World. No one has more info on this subject than me. Currently I am in battle with State of Florida and a sheriff named Grady Judd. These lawmakers need to be held accountable for their actions and I am in the process of organizing against their campaigns. Hopefully attorney John Morgan will be of great assistance if he is elected Gov in 2018. If I had my way I would make them pay restitution to every person arrested for possession. That is my goal ! For anyone who wishes to speak to me personally about asthma and cannabis I can be reached at my email address above. Cerely, Richard Jeffreey Wilkes Sr.

04/05/2017

Bonnie

What about kids?

09/06/2017

Pamela

Could you please tell me how to get it legal in South Carolina??? help help help Where can I go to help an organization that is trying to obtain legal marijuana in South Carolina?????

04/11/2017

Shady

Hi Richard Jeffreey,
I don't seem to see your email address! Would like to contact you indeed.
Best regards,
Shady

10/11/2017

Coco

I don't see your email address
I would like to continue use, but am fearful as a fairly new asthmatic patient and constantly inflamed. Please, let me know how we can speak. I've got lots of questions. Thanks, happy thanksgiving!

23/11/2017

Miguel Angel Lozano Ghilino

I smoked yesterday night. didn't have a lot of water and today I used my inhaler. I swear because of how it affected my lungs I got high from some of the weed being in my lungs. I know this sounds different or wrong but I have a lot of liquid in my lungs for my condition and I wonder if that has any relevance?

25/04/2018

procopy

I've been a marijuana smoker for like 20 years. And while in my area of the world we don't use bongs and stuff, but rather roll joints with some tobacco in it, I remember my surprise back then when smoking a joint (even with tobacco in it) actually relieved bad cases of my asthma. I was young enough to not give a damn about it and internet was not that developed back then either, so it was just an occasional observation.

Times changed I stopped smoking joints as I no longer found that enjoyable, still my asthma persisted. I tried all kinds of alternative cures and eventually laid my sight on them vaporizers and THC oils as I certainly have no intention to die from organ malfunction few years from now because of all them corticosteroids I have had. After some research I narrowed my selection for my first vaporizer to Dr. Dabber products (still debating on which one or maybe something else will pop in the meantime). They have been reviewed in blogs and seem to be of good quality and not brutally priced (sorry, I won't lock 500 Euro in my first vaporizer just to try if it works for me at all).

The other issue however seem to be the oils. I did not quite see anything about them in this post, except they are not that potent because of water content. Quite frankly as someone 40 with fresh baby, who drives and needs to work 9-5 and who does not enjoy the effects of marijuana anymore, vaping buds is not an option. Do you have any suggestions on how to select THC oil for medical purposes while keeping my wits with me?

Thanks.

27/05/2017

Ann

Yes tobacco will bronchodilate you, they put bronchodilators in tobacco so you get a nicotine hit more deeply/strongly, thus making it as addictive as possible, and so that when you have f'==d your lungs up with tobacco, its tobacco that "comes to the rescue" when your chest is tight. The bronchodilators in tobacco help to mask the damage tobacco is doing so you don't try to give up too soon ( ie - before you die from lung disease).
I wish I could put the tobacco companies into the same box that I will be in soon.

24/07/2019

Kawesha Ascyna

I am a 68 year old female. I began using cannabis because of asthma related COPD and systemic Epstein-Barr Virus infection. I have never enjoyed smoking it, but prefer to ingest RSO, and some edibles. I grow strains that are high in THC and calming. THC seems to quickly open the bronchial passages. But so far, I only ingest it at night about an hour before bed. It seems to open my breathing, greatly reduced inflammation, and I sleep comfortably all night.

The asthma I have developed is mostly environmental..chemical pneumonitis from years of being exposed to cleaning agents in hospitals and closed units in adult care communities. If I am exposed to chemical smells...perfumes, detergents, cleaning chemicals, I use a mild inhaler from a pharmacy outside the U.S.--insurance no longer covers this particular inhaler as it works and is very affordable for the consumer.

My first lung function test showed a 30% lung capacity. The Respiratory specialists sent me home to die. After only 6 months of the herbs--again from outside the U.S....and moderate cannabis ingestion, my new base line is 49% lung capacity! Quite a significant difference. Don't know if this is relevant to the topic discussed here, but wanted share my experience with living.

31/05/2017

Pamela

Type you purchase? Where? Cost? I was just diagnosed with Severe Asthma and they are testing to find out what type of Immune system problem I am having. It's like a never ending asthma attack some days.

04/11/2017

Austin

Hello I have asthma and i have all ways been told that if I smoke I will suffer with my asthma well like the kid who would never believe there parent's i went out a smoked a cigarette and vaped e-juice and I suffer completely even when I stopped and I had to take steroids on top of steroids and breathing treatments everyday every 2 hours and now I'm better but I was reading thru articles and i seen that using cannabis could improve my asthma symptoms so I went out and smoked two joints and that day and the day after I felt fine my lungs felt clear I cough be cause my lungs felt so clear it was weird but I felt good and my breathing was good and i didn't take any medication for those two days but the third day I had to take my medication but I notice a difference when I use cannabis and my daily medication and I feel better using cannabis as a my go to if I have a asthma attack or for my daily medication I feel that cannabis should be available for people with asthma

27/07/2017

Babatunde

Hi their, I am an asthmatic patient and I have had asthma ever since I was little, I used ventolin inhamer, the tablet and also seretide diskus, growing up. I only started smoking marijuana 2 years ago and I noticed changes in my asthma condition
1. Less asthma attacks, smoking weed made me feel calm, and unirritated because we all know irritation, to much cold or to much heat can cause an attack. My asthma isn't too strong but it became stronger ever since I stopped smoking for a while, I found out that when I have an attack. It takes longer for it for it go relief me, I mean not using any drugs. Please am not saying smoking weed as an asthma patient is bad. Am just saying in a long run it can cause some problems but I can't see the future for myself yet. But what I will advice is for asthma patients to not smoke cigarettes, because the smell makes me uneasy, uncomfortable. I advice that you smoke weed, maybe a joint or two, 2 to 3 times in a week. Let me just end this with to much of everything is bad. Just control your marijuana intake very well and don't compare yourself to other people smoking cigarettes. Weed helped me with my asthma and I got too dependent on it, like the doctor said don't be too dependent on it and forget your medical drugs. But now I hardly smoke weed but I like to smoke it. But I don't want to put my self in the position of doing it to much. I hope you understand me

27/08/2017

Cathie

I am a life long Asthmatic, with many attacks and 2 arrests, in my 20's. My disease has been well controlled in recent years with Singulair, Symbicort and Reactine. I rarely use my Ventolin. The last few months have been hell, with major forest fires here in AB, Canola blooming and both following snow mold. I am so looking forward to Harvest! I have been vaping pot, with great success. I recall the first time I tried this. I was alarmed to the point of being scared. I had never before, IN MY LIFE, experienced full lung expansion. I have been tempted to drop my meds because I feel so fine. I will not do this. As you say, Asthma is very unpredictable. I can run and walk up to 10K's.

I would like to share that I have a husband who suffers with Extreme Restless Leg Syndrome. Over a 5 year period, he was placed on no less than 30 medications. These meds were the likes of Clonazepam, Seroquel etc. They were designed to knock him out. The result was a man, wandering around and now stoned. He developed a paradoxical effect to all these meds. He was placed on a Parkinson's med, by a Neurologist that proved to be ineffective. I gave him 1 CBD capsule and his legs quit jumping. He is controlled on 3 pills a day and is off the Parkinson's med. Lastly, I am a Palliative RN. I have seen some pretty amazing things, in helping with pain and nausea. Thanks

30/08/2017

Hello i have asthma and i want to know which pen did you purchase

I have went from cigarettes to smoking marijuana and when I switched over from smoking cigarettes to marijuana I stop having asthma attacks for about 5 years and then recently the past year or so I've started having asthma attack and upper back pain I smoke maybe a half a blunt a day now when I used to consume maybe 2 to 3 blunts a day so I have cut back over in the morning time I have a skin tag like three or four in the morning have to consume my albuterol inhaler but I just want to know what is going on with the fat the upper back pain and if I turn to Vapor which vapor pen would be best for me or do I need to choose a bong thank you

30/08/2017

Mary Lucas

Thanks for this! I've been battling with sports-induced asthma for several years now, and I've found that edibles helps. I've been making my own at home with Charlotte's Web or Girl Scout Cookies, alternating depending on what I'm in the mood for. I've been toying around with the idea of using a vaporizer, but after reading your article I'll give it a shot.

03/11/2017

Mauricio Urrego

I have suffered with asthma all my life and I am 20 and still do but not as bad as I used to when I was a little kid so one day I was curious about smoking weed so the first time in my sophomore year of high school. I took 5 garvs with my friend and then all of sudden I panic because I really thought I was having an asthma attack so I went to the er that same day! It wasn’t fun at all but I am really want to see if vaporizer will work for me as an asthma patient. Or even ediables.

09/11/2017

josh

hello I have had asthma all my life as i was born with it, but to the point- i am just curios i play a lot of sports and i mean a lot and i am looking to go pro with baseball so i am just wondering, does smoking weed decrease my lung capacity/will it make things worse? I enjoy smoking but If it is making my asthma worse i wanna quit. help?

16/11/2017

Scarlet Palmer

Dear Josh,

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, as Sensi Seeds is not a medical practice, we are not able to provide any advice relating to medical situations other than to consult your doctor or other licensed medical professional. This article, written specifically for healthcare providers who may not be aware of the many properties of cannabis, may be useful to you in talking with your doctor. You could also try to contact local medicinal cannabis support groups, if you have not already done so. In the UK, there is the United Patients Alliance (you can find them on Facebook) and in the US and EU there are many branches of NORML (google NORML followed by your area name). We hope this is helpful.

With best wishes,

Scarlet

20/11/2017

Dylan Mahoney

I have environmental Asthma. I don't always have it act up. I suffer PTSD and Fibromyalgia. When the weather goes below 70°F especially when below 30°F in NY weather. I'm a medical Cannabis patient and has been since the 90's (I'm California Native implanted in NY years later) The cold weather acts up my asthma a lot. NY only allows for vaporization of cannabis oil extract, drops, and edibles. I'm an old school Cannabis user. I gave up smoking for vaporizing as I get much better medical use out of it. My concern is when I use Ventolin. I generally wait an hour before I vape 3 good rips from a vape pen to a full lung and exhale, I don't hold it in as long. This lasts a good 3 hours. I would never take ventolin and then vape right after. that would increase the heart rate unnaturally.

That is from my own experience. My Cannabis Doctor told me that there's no conflict or interaction with my inhaler. He suggested it's wise to wait an hour after use of ventolin before taking cannabis. I hope this helps those who are curious. Always be safe and ask your Cannabis Doctor. Never rely on Internet for medical questions.

08/12/2017

Kenneth marcotte

I have had asthma my entire life but I am new to the cannabis treatment and I was wondering if a vape pen would work as well as the vaporizors recomended?

04/01/2018

Yagel

Hey ,i understand that spliff joints are bad for astmha but if i use weed joints its can help to my asthma or only the vape

30/01/2018

Scarlet Palmer

Hi Yagel,

As the article says, even smoking cannabis without any tobacco is definitely not recommended for asthma sufferers - do your lungs a favour and invest in a vaporiser! There are links to recommended ones in the article.

With best wishes,

Scarlet

01/02/2018

Beth

I have lived with asthma most of my life and for other medical reasons I can not use inhaled steroids.
Cannabis through vaping through an IceBorn helps increase my lung function by at least 200 on my peak flow meter.
I most appreciate Lemon Skunk.

06/02/2018

Justice

Thank you!

12/03/2018

Neven Hall

I am 14 years old and medicinally smoke cannabis due to my asthma, I use a plug-in vaporizer and it works GREAT. I found this post very helpful especially for the people that do not know the positive effects on inducing cannabis.

28/03/2018

Lisa Marie

Thannkyou for this article! I have been smoking for about 10 years. It has been harsh to my lungs but I did it anyway. Now I hope its not too late to undo the damage I've done to my lungs. I just never had access to what I needed in order to enjoy the cannabis safely. I felt like I was the only one with this problem. I know alot of stoners with asthma but none of them had problems smoking the way I did. I guess my asthma is just way more severe and I hate it. But Im happy to be a little more informed about ot. Thanks again!?

06/04/2018

Miguel Angel Lozano Ghilino

I smoked yesterday night. didn't have a lot of water and today I used my inhaler. I swear because of how it affected my lungs I got high from some of the weed being in my lungs. I know this sounds different or wrong but I have a lot of liquid in my lungs for my condition and I wonder if that has any relevanceyea

25/04/2018

Jessica

I know the article stated that edibles are not effective as a rescue medication for asthma but I've heard that they are effective as a daily preventative medication. Does anyone know if this is correct? Also is it only the THC that acts as a bronchodilator or are other cannabinoids effective for that as well? And how do you decide on doses for that?

28/04/2018

L

Any thoughts on vaping dry herb versus vaping oil?

17/05/2018

Tonya White

I'm interested to know what indica you think is the best for vaporizing for asthma?

29/05/2018

Scarlet Palmer

Hi Tonya,

I'm afraid I don't have an answer to this question; both the cannabis plant and the human body are such complex beings, with so many variables from specimen to specimen, that the answer is probably going to be different for everyone. My only recommendation would be to experiment to find out what works best for you.

With best wishes,

Scarlet

31/05/2018

Ann

I am concerned regarding vaporisation recommendations, I used a Volcano and organic flower, however still found a large tar build up on bags.

I read now that vaporising temps do not effectively destroy the wax cuticle that naturally occurs on plant leaves, this wax is thus vaporised and condenses and settles in the lungs. One only has to look at old vape bags to see the thick sticky tar in them. I found, despite promises, vape made my lung condition worse.

24/07/2019

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