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The information discussed below has one control criteria.
Cannabis smokers reaching their specific desired level of cannabinoids & terpenes, and the relative level of harm incurred in doing so.
We will examine 7 factors which bear directly on this ratio.
Please note the 4 major factors noted with * *
All flames destroy THC/CBD/Terpenes on Contact!
All Cannabinoids & Terpenes vaporize between 125°F & 500°F. (see chart) These are volatile elements, so they are destroyed easily with higher temperatures. What temperature kills? Scientists theorize that some cannabinoids are destroyed at only a few hundred degrees above their vaping temp. Let’s say for the sake of argument, that when heated to 1000°F, they are all destroyed. What do you think direct contact with a Flame does? Lighters, matches, wicks, torch lighters; have flame temperatures that vary from 2000°F to 3500°F. True, a wick flame is cooler than a torch lighter, yet it’s more about technique than the temperature of the flame. Even a candle can get above 2500°F.
Holding the flame to the smoking material while inhaling is counterproductive because you are destroying much of the elements you want to preserve. Make it a habit to never inhale when lighting up or anytime you apply the flame. Use short puffs and take the flame away before taking a hit. A secondary benefit to this technique is that you will not be inhaling butane fumes. Changing bad lighting habits is worth the effort.
* * Avoiding Fire Abuse increases desired elements thereby reducing smoke toxins & particulates inhaled to reach your specific desired level of cannabinoids. * *
* * Controlled Draw High Rate Extraction reduces smoke toxins & particulates inhaled to reach your specific desired level of cannabinoids. * *
* *The Micro Fiber Filter significantly decreases harm while reaching your specific desired level of cannabinoids. Look how dirty the filter gets from just one bowl of use. (see picture)* *
Elimination of burning particulates & significantly reducing heat is imperative to protect cannabis smokers mouth, throat and lungs.
Some will say “That’s What Water Is For!” Let’s now examine this issue.
What have scientific studies shown to be actually removed by water?
Studies show that water filtration results in extreme loss of THC/CBD/Terpenes/etc., but does not remove the harmful elements that many have claimed it does. Why?
Gaseous bubbles passing through water is not true filtration. A more appropriate term is “water scrubbing” since only the particulates and toxins at the outer edges of the bubbles have even the possibility of being removed but they tend to bounce off of the inside of the bubble walls like a bug walking on water. Water scrubbing is very inefficient in removing particulates and toxins. Some say that THC is not water soluble and therefore cannot be removed by the water. They are partly correct, water absorption is not responsible for the removal of the THC. So what scientific factor is responsible for the THC loss? And, why is THC removed at a much higher rate than toxins or ash?
Water does cool the smoke very well, and, this is the heart of the problem! Water scrubbing easily removes VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds include flavors, cannabinoids, etc. that vaporize at low temperatures). How? By cooling them below vaporization temp & condensing them on top of the water and surfaces. What does that mean?
Let’s break this down a little more. Cannabinoids/Terpenes/Flavonoids vaporize between 125°F & 500°F.
THC vaporizes at 315°F. (see chart) Water reduces the temperature of your Desired Elements well below their vaping/boiling temperatures. Your desired vaporized elements then return to their liquid/oil state, drop out of the vapor stream and settle onto surfaces. This is called condensation. The amount of condensation loss is relative to the level of cooling exposure. Larger more efficient water scrubbing devices which utilize more bubblers and diffusers will result in complete removal of your desired elements!
On top of it all, many water pipes are not cleaned often or thoroughly enough resulting in serious mold and bacteria concerns. Bacteria in bongs can produce biofilm that is antibiotic resistant. Those with weakened immune systems and autoimmune diseases are especially vulnerable to these serious health risks.
Water filtration fools people into thinking it’s better because it cools the smoke, when it’s actually significantly increasing lung harm, immune system damage & toxins in the blood.
* * Bong users are inhaling extremely higher levels of ash and toxins while reaching their specific desired level of cannabinoids. * *
Repeated bong abuse has resulted in chronic cyclic vomiting episodes and emergency room visits.
In this writer’s humble opinion, the Bong is the most harmful smoking method used today!
Well, they do cool, but filter they do not! They don’t have a micro fiber filter, just a screen (or similar) to stop large chunks. These devices do not block smaller burning particulates or ash!
By now you probably have figured out that these metal cooling devices remove your desired elements. They fool you by cooling the smoke very well if you draw slowly, just like the bong does. Cannabinoids are condensed onto the metal surfaces at a high rate resulting in you inhaling more toxins and ash to reach your desired level.
Drawing hard enough in an attempt to overcome the condensing out of desired elements, results in even more harm by driving burning particulates deep into the lungs. They simply do not provide a healthier smoke, but rather, are increasing lung and immune system harm!
Don’t bother trying to put a filter on a joint. It does remove THC just like you were told! Turns out it was not a myth, it is science. The cannabinoids must be kept above vaping/boiling temperature to get them through a filter. The length of herb in a joint cools the smoke enough to start condensing THC/Cannabinoids/Terpenes onto the herb and paper before they get to the filter. The filter clogs up with THC/Cannabinoids/Terpenes from the very first hit, and it goes straight downhill from there.
When smoking with an unfiltered joint, your desired elements that get deposited/condensed on the herb and paper are re-vaporized and inhaled to some degree as you smoke down the length of the joint. This recovery cannot take place with desired elements trapped in a filter. And, the filter increases it’s rate of removal of desired elements as the joint gets shorter and the filter becomes more clogged. Micro fiber filters don’t work on joints.
You will so appreciate the greatly reduced amount you will be smoking to achieve your desired level of cannabinoids, without burning your throat and lungs. Good health to you all.
Thank you for reading this page on Cannabis Smoking Health!
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