Medical and recreational marijuana may help someone live a higher quality of life. The way to best administer marijuana is unique to each person and may differ depending on their reasons for consuming it. While smoking marijuana may be the way most people associate cannabis usage, this is certainly not the best or most practical way for someone to benefit from the use of weed. Edibles, concentrates, vapes, and oils are all alternative ways to consume cannabis products. However, all of these methods of consumption make it hard to administer specific doses of CBD and THC to a body. Luckily, there is another way of consuming cannabis in specific doses that is gaining more and more popularity: marijuana inhalers.
Most people are probably familiar with an inhaler, especially if a friend or family member has asthma. An inhaler is a device that works like a mini aerosol spray and is small enough to fit in your pocket. It has long been used to administer short- and long-term medications for conditions such as asthma. During an asthma attack, the muscles tighten in the chest and lungs, restricting airways. Therefore, it makes sense that inhalers are used to administer medicine directly into the lungs to help ease the muscles to allow proper airflow.
The Surprising Benefits of a Marijuana Inhaler
You may be surprised to learn that the same way that inhalers are used to administer medicine to asthma patients may be used to consume marijuana products. In fact, it may be one of the most efficient ways to do so. It works just as it does for medication; it is inhaled into the bronchial airways via the use of propellant, bringing the cannabis formula directly to the lungs, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream. More significantly, an exact dosage of THC can be administered, taking a lot of the guesswork out of how much of a cannabis product to consume. This is why many doctors are becoming more comfortable with using marijuana to treat patients, such as those with cancer or chronic pain. They have more control over how much marijuana to prescribe in exact amounts. It is also beneficial that an inhaler is a device already familiar to the medical profession.
Because the cannabis products are inhaled directly into the lungs when using a weed inhaler, this may increase the bioavailability of the product. Bioavailability is the amount of any material that is taken into the body’s cells. For example, if a Vitamin C capsule has 90% bioavailability, it means that 90% of the vitamin C from that product is absorbed into the body’s cells. The absorption of a vitamin or substance into cells is what determines efficacy. If a marijuana inhaler means better cannabis bioavailability to the body, it means your body is getting more efficient use out of it. Simply put, high bioavailability means you are getting the most of your marijuana.
Who Is a Good Fit a For a Marijuana Inhaler?
There are many different reasons why someone would want to use a marijuana inhaler. These are some of the reasons that an inhaler might be the right choice for you.
Someone Sensitive to Smoking
Smoking is not for everyone, especially if you are suffering from asthma or other similar conditions where the act of deep inhalation causes coughing or discomfort. Some people are simply put off by the smell of smoke, and others may be especially turned off by the distinct smell of marijuana. Athletes may also find that smoking interferes with the deep breathing and peak oxygen circulation necessary for high-demand workouts. In these situations, a smokeless inhaler is a better way to consume marijuana.
Someone Who Needs Immediate Effects
People suffering from chronic pain or the many other conditions marijuana products may help with, need relief immediately and urgently. Smoking a joint or a bowl takes prep work before one can consume and begin feeling the effects of THC. Eating edibles does not work immediately, as edibles need to be digested before effects are felt. When someone is in pain, every minute that goes by is another minute of suffering. People with these needs may find a medical THC inhaler to be the best form of marijuana administration because it takes just an actuation or two for the user to start feeling the calming and healing effects.
People suffering from social anxiety may benefit from the quick calming sensations brought on by a marijuana inhaler, making it ideal for usage in social settings. Anxiety and panic attacks can come on suddenly, and an inhaler is ideal for discreetly helping in those situations.
Someone Who Needs Discretion
The handy thing about marijuana inhalers is that they look identical to other inhalers used to administer medicines for people with asthma. You can inhale socially, and no one will know that you are using marijuana products. This is imperative to your right to privacy and will not bother other individuals around you. This might be the ideal solution for people who need to calm before giving a big presentation or public speaking. Likewise, this may be ideal for someone who needs pain relief discreetly.
Smoking marijuana leaves lingering smells in living spaces that seep out into hallways and even into neighbors’ yards or apartments. This can bring unwanted attention to cannabis users. The smell from a bong or joint can also seep into clothing, which can be unpleasant for you and the individuals around you. Avoiding the identifiable odor keeps your cannabis usage discreet. Some find it incredibly beneficial that an inhaler is odorless and emits no exhaled vapor.
Someone Who Needs Precise Dosing
When it comes to pain relief, guessing at how much dosage you need for relief is not the most ideal solution. A metered marijuana inhaler is the most precise way to get the dose of marijuana you need. When you know exactly how much you are getting, you can also figure out what the minimum dose you need is to be effective. This takes a lot less trial and error than other forms of administering, like edibles which have unpredictable onset times, or vapes where it is hard to know .
Someone Who Travels a Lot
If you are someone who travels a lot, an efficient way to carry your cannabis is important. It is hard to pack bongs in your luggage, and glass pipes are easily broken. A durable, plastic inhaler can easily withstand accidental drops with no chance of damage at the bottom of purses or backpacks.
How to Use a Marijuana Inhaler
Using a marijuana inhaler is very easy to do. If you have ever seen someone with asthma use an inhaler, you will be familiar with using a marijuana inhaler because it is the same process.
Here are the steps to using a marijuana inhaler:
- Hold the inhaler in an upright position and shake it forcefully. Do this 5 to 10 times.
- After you have prepared the inhaler by shaking, exhale away from the device.
- Remove the cap and bring the inhaler to your mouth. Place it between your teeth and tightly close your lips around it.
- Tilt your head slightly back and begin to breathe in slowly. Press the top of the inhaler once and continue breathing slowly and deeply to ensure the entire dose makes its way to your lungs to be absorbed into the bloodstream.
- Hold your breath for at least ten seconds. Then, slowly let your breath out. After you have waited a minute or two, you may repeat this process if you feel you need another dose, ensuring to shake the device vigorously before using.
- After the desired dose is achieved, be sure to clean your inhaler with a safe disinfectant. This is a very important step that many people forget. If not cleaned, buildup may hinder the efficiency of the device, not to mention all the nasty germs and bacteria that can grow on the moist inhaler surface. We recommend a cotton swab lightly dipped in isopropyl alcohol.
It is important to note that new users or users using this method for the first time should start slowly. It is recommended that you limit yourself to two doses your first time and then wait at least a half-hour or more before trying it again if you have not reached the desired effect.
The MÜV THC and CBD Inhalers
The marijuana inhaler is becoming more popular every day, and MÜV is at the forefront of this new way to administer medical and recreational cannabis THC and CBD. Our inhaler is easy to use and well designed with a discreet look. If you are often in a public space and need to use an inhaler, no one will notice when you use this professional-looking, high quality device.
Our inhalers are available in 400 mg THC and 200 mg THC / 200 mg CBD formulations and are made of the highest quality ingredients. If you are looking for a more efficient way to use cannabis, need a way to administer specific dosing, or just want to try something new, a marijuana inhaler may be the option you are looking for. We know that inhalers may be something you are unfamiliar with. If you ever have any questions about inhalers or any other cannabis product, the experts at MÜV are always happy to help you understand your options.
Marketing Coordinator at MÜV Dispensary in Phoenix, Arizona. Growing up in a Conservative home I had learned about the scary drug, Marijuana or more commonly, Weed. I grew up and saw how NOT-scary Cannabis really is. My passion for the industry grew after witnessing the power of Cannabis and all its healing properties in myself and my family. I saw my brother’s withdrawal symptoms lessen, my grandmother was able to use her hands again, my anxiety was finally manageable; I even saw Cannabis Products shrink friends’ tumors. I stopped taking all of my SSRI medications, and I realized I wanted to be a part of whatever this was. I began working with this miracle plant on a friend’s farm in the mountains of Oregon with my brother; learning the basics. When I came back to Arizona, I was able to find a home at MÜV Dispensary only 2 months after opening. Since then, I have been learning about every facet of Cannabis as an alternative medicine. In my early days at MÜV, I had enough time at home to search for any articles or credible science journal that even mentioned MMJ. I felt this way I could answer any question a patient had or help whoever asked. Through testing products, studying the credible research that is available, doing my own research, and asking others for their experiences, I have been able to better understand Cannabis and all its quirks. But there is always more to learn!