Cannabis users who want to spare their lungs from smoking now have a new way to administer their meds: puffers.
Vapen held a soft launch of the inhaler, called Vapen Clear, at Herbal Wellness Center in Arizona at the end of August. They look like any other inhaler on the market and carry a surprisingly high dosage: each cannister will administer up to 100 puffs, with 10 mg in each puff.
Rick Adams sells the equipment used to make the inhalers. He explains that metered dose inhalers have been used in the medical community for some time, but using them for cannabis administration is a new idea.
Adams feels they have a good chance of taking the place of vape pens, which are increasingly controlled by the FDA, largely due to the fact that they don’t require heat to function.
“The measured dose inhaler does not use heat to vaporize the MMJ oil,” Adams explains, “instead it uses a propellant to atomize the oil so it can be deposited in the lungs.”
The inhaler isn’t widely advertised or available yet. As of now, it’s available only at Herbal Wellness Centre. It’s available wholesale through the centre, but will be available in dispensaries across Arizona in coming weeks.