Opposite to popular belief, smoking cannabis does not help a great deal in treating diseases, because the therapeutic levels of cannabis cannot be reached through smoking.
In order to get the best benefits from this incredible plant, you should either eat it or take cannabis oil. Smoking cannabis also alters its molecules; when it is heated or burned, it changes the chemical structure and acidity of the THC, which results in negating its therapeutic value. Also, the smoke from cannabis can be toxic to the body, just as the smoke from any other substance would be. Moreover, anytime you burn something and inhale it, you create oxidation inside the body.
With that said, there’s not enough evidence suggesting that smoking marijuana is harmful to your health either. In fact, smoking this plant does provide some benefits, because it helps to alleviate stress, depression, and anxiety. It also offers pain relief as well. However, if you are still going to smoke it, you should use a vaporizer like this instead.
The reason why we’re writing this article is to shed light on the fact that smoking this plant is not the only option, and that most of the medicinal benefits of this plant, like its ability to fight cancer and many other diseases, come from a different method of ingestion.
Take a look at the infographic below by MesotheliomaTreatmentCenters.org to learn what cannabis does to your body depending on how you ingest it.