Long an acroutrement of dweeby nerds in high school movies, the inhaler has never been the sexiest medical accessory in the world. But all of that may be changing soon. The inhaler is getting a bodacious makeover thanks to some weed extract gurus over in Israel.
The idea behind the new cannabinoid-spewing gadget is that some people would benefit from cannabis who may have a bronchial issue like asthma which prevents them from smoking or even vaping comfortably.
Of course, there are a whole host of other methods for imbibing marijuana, from edibles to capsules to sublingual sprays, topical ointments, and transdermal patches. But, as many cannabis users know, each method comes with its own unique effects. And, as many asthmatics know, inhalers comes unique effect too, like a near instant absorbtion in the respiratory system.
The inhalers aren’t on the market yet. According to The Fresh Toast, the product, a collaboration between companies Panaxia Pharmaceuticals and Rafa Pharmaceuticals, is still in the clinical trial stage.
“The clinical trial is performed as part of the registration procedure of the new products, which we are about to launch in Israel this year in collaboration with Rafa,” said . Dadi Segal, Panaxia’s CEO.
“Through access to cannabis inhalers, and subject to a medical specialist’s recommendation, we strive to help more patients suffering from acute pain. The inhaler will provide patients that are unable or unwilling to smoke the right to be treated consistently and precisely.”
The cannabis inhalers are expected to hit the shelves of Israeli pharmacies later this year. In compliance with the country’s medical marijuana program, patients with a medical professional’s recommendation or prescription will be able to acquire theirs and puff away.