Vaping marijuana is technically safer than smoking it, but one caveat could make the habit dangerous for your health

  • There are a variety of ways to consume marijuana. Smoking and vaporizing are two of the most popular methods.
  • While both methods come with risks, smoking is thought to release more carcinogens from marijuana than vaping, Dr. Jeffrey Chen, the director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, told INSIDER.
  • Vaping poses other serious health risks because many of the pens use cannabis extracts or introduce toxins during their production process.
  • Vaping can also get infrequent marijuana users higher than smoking, according to a 2018 study from Johns Hopkins, creating potential safety issues.

As more states continue to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, questions concerning the health risks associated with the substance and its various consumption methods are on the

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