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To Vape or Not to Vape: It Depends on What You’re Vaping

To Vape or Not to Vape: It Depends on What You're Vaping

I was watching TV not too long ago when I was bombarded by anti-vaping commercials every half-hour. At some point, I realized how difficult it has become to buy vaping supplies online. Then it dawned on me that I could take a drive down to the local CBD shop and find everything I need. Ditto if I had possessed a medical cannabis card.

It was at that moment I realized the insincerity and disingenuousness of the anti-vape crowd. Many of the states that have aggressively worked to eliminate nicotine vaping are perfectly okay with cannabis vaping. So it’s not vaping they are really concerned with. It is the substance vapers choose to consume.

Originally a Substitute for Smoking

Vaping was first developed in China as a substitute for smoking. Its original inventor was a Chinese pharmacist looking to quit tobacco. He did not want to end up dying of lung cancer like his father, so he invented a safer way to use nicotine without inhaling the thousands of chemicals found in cigarette smoke.

His invention was an instant success around the world. When vaping first came to U.S. shores, smokers embraced it enthusiastically. However, the anti-smoking crowd would have none of it. They did not want smokers vaping because it was too much like smoking. They could not argue with the results, so they began a crusade against nicotine.

That is what the previously mentioned TV commercials focused on. The commercials painted nicotine is one of the greatest evils the world has ever seen. Whoever came up with the idea for the commercials was trying to scare young people so badly that they wouldn’t even consider nicotine consumption.

Let Us Make Marijuana Legal

About the same time vaping took off here in the U.S., the medical cannabis movement was gaining momentum. States were starting to fall like dominoes. Some of them initially stuck with medical-only programs but decriminalized recreational marijuana shortly after approving medical programs.

In the medical arena, smoking was considered a no-no. Regulators concluded that the detrimental effects of smoking marijuana outweighed any positive benefits that might be experienced through medical cannabis. Smoking was banned but vaping was allowed. Why? Because vaping is a safer alternative to smoking.

That is certainly the case in Utah, where Beehive Farmacy near Ogden, UT sells a full selection of medical cannabis vapes, vaping devices, and accessories. Beehive also sells cannabis flower for dry heating or adding to homemade edibles.

THC Is Better Than Nicotine

As an outside observer, I am forced to conclude that THC is better for me than nicotine. Although I don’t live in Utah, my state has similar rules regarding marijuana smoking and vaping. Medical cannabis users here can vape to their heart’s delight. They cannot smoke.

Meanwhile, my state has also joined the aggressive fight against nicotine vaping. State lawmakers have made it as difficult as they possibly can to buy vaping supplies and vape juice. But like I said earlier, I can go down to the local CBD or medical cannabis shop and get everything I need except vape juice. I can make the juice on my own.

To vape or not to vape: that is the question. Pardon me for stealing from William Shakespeare, but I can’t help myself. The truth of the matter is that vaping boils down to the substance you choose to use. If you want to vape nicotine, you need to be shut down and canceled. Nicotine cannot be allowed. But if you want to vape THC or CBD, more power to you. You are actually a hero.

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