Johns Hopkins Crossover Study Looks at Effects of Vaporizing on Adults Who Infrequently Use Cannabis

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JAMA Network Open recently published a report entitled “Acute Effects of Smoked and Vaporized Cannabis in Healthy Adults Who Infrequently Use Cannabis.”

The piece presented the main questions examined in the study:

How does smoked and vaporized cannabis acutely influence subjective drug effects, cognitive and psychomotor performance, and cardiovascular measures in healthy adults who infrequently use cannabis (>30 days since last use)?

Researchers involved in this report state that the psychoactive effects of vaping cannabis are stronger compared to when the cannabis is smoked. Tory Spindle, a postdoctoral research fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, led the research.

As cannabis legalization spreads across the globe, more and more people may try cannabis products that are available for recreational and wellness purposes. People who are not accustomed to using vape methods may not anticipate the potential for psychoactive effects. Therefore, the main outcomes of the study were focused measuring these components:


Change from baseline scores for subjective drug effects, cognitive and psychomotor performance, vital signs, and blood THC concentration.

Find the full report on the study on JAMA Network Open.

Further reporting found here: “Vaping pot is more powerful than smoking it, study finds

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