VAPING CANNABIS GETS PEOPLE HIGHER THAN SMOKING IT, STUDY SHOWS
To conduct their study, the researchers provided nine men and eight women, whose average age was 27, with three strengths of cannabis. The participants smoked and vaped cannabis at strengths of 0 milligrams, 10 millograms and 25 milligrams in six separate eight-hour sessions at least one week apart. Participants were qualified to take part if they were deemed healthy and had not used cannabis in the month before the start of the study.
The research, carried out at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, involved 17 adults who rarely used marijuana. When participants inhaled vaporized cannabis at 25 milligram strength, they experienced “stronger effects” and had higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the psychoactive ingredient in the drug) in their blood when compared with those who smoked the same dose.