2016-03-18 16:29:27

While research is still underway to verify how well medical marijuana works for alleviating symptoms of various medical concerns, survey-type studies are already revealing what the anecdotal evidence supports--that medical cannabis used in a vape pen, desktop marijuana vaporizer, or portable herbal vaporizer does help people manage chronic conditions. Previous studies have found that 8 out of 10 doctors support medical cannabis use, especially when administered with a dry herb vaporizer pen, wax pen, or other method that doesn't involve smoking. Now, a study shows that users are also satisfied with their treatment.

About the Study

The study in question was conducted by the California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which sent surveys to more than 7,500 adults in California to assess how satisfied they were with their medical care. About 5 percent of the respondents said that they had prescriptions for medical marijuana. Of those who responded, 92 percent felt that using marijuana in vaporizers, or smoking it was effective at controlling pain and other symptoms caused by conditions like:

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Conditions that cause chronic pain

Who Is Using Medical Marijuana

The survey in question also identifies a profile of the types of people using medical cannabis in California. Respondents varied widely in age, but the majority were younger adults. There were also only minor differences in terms of the racial profiles of users. Whites were more likely to use it, but the percentages of Hispanics, Asians, and Blacks were not far off.

Laws Are Slow to Evolve

Although there is mounting evidence to support that medical marijuana used in an herbal vaporizer pen, or a portable dry herb vaporizer is effective and safe, laws are changing slowly. Twenty-three states currently have medical marijuana laws. In states where medical cannabis is still completely prohibited, lawmakers often claim that there is not enough evidence to prove that medical marijuana works. Studies like this one provide a striking counterpoint to that, showing that people are getting benefits from using medical cannabis to address medical conditions.

More studies like this are needed to continue to turn the tide, and convince reluctant legislators to stop ignoring and dismissing the benefits of using an herbal vaporizer pen or wax vapor pen for medical purposes. Still, this study is definitely a step in the right direction. We can only hope that more like it will be done in the near future.

Reference: WashingtonPost