THE MOST POPULAR WAYS TO CONSUME CANNABIS

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Just as there are many strains of marijuana, there are many ways to consume it in order to enjoy maximum effects. However, it is important to note that some of these options may not be available in some countries, therefore, consider finding out the options which the laws of your state permit.

      • Smoking

        Today smoking is undoubtedly the most common way of consuming cannabis. It involves packing a small amount of cannabis flower into a roller paper to create a joint. Then light it up, and after that you can start inhaling the smoke from the other end of the joint. There’re quite a few options to use as well like smoking cannabis in a pipe, bubbler or bong which filters the smoke though the liquid. Smoking is an inexpensive method of marijuana consumption which leaves you with an instant effect. The major downside of smoking is that the smoke generated from the combustion contains carcinogenic compounds which are harmful. While studies have not arrived at a holistic conclusion of the possible health damages, long-term use may increase the risk of chronic bronchitis. In many cases, smoking is not a good option for users with compromised immune systems or lung problems like asthma and lung cancer.

      • Oils

        Cannabis Oil is low in THC and high in CBD. CBD oil is good for the health because they offer medical and therapeutic benefits to the user. They can also be used to treat conditions likes anxiety, pain, sleep, and nausea.

      • Vaping

        Vaporization is a relatively new method of consuming marijuana using a dry herb vaporizer. It involves heating the plant to a point where the THC and other cannabinoids in the bud turn into an inhalable vapor. The heating is usually at a low temperature to prevent combustion using a vape pen, meaning there are no smoke and also no harmful by-products (e.g., carcinogenic compounds). One significant advantage of vaping is that it reduces the harmful effects on the lungs than smoking and has minimal odor. On the downside the effect may be weaker than other forms of cannabis consumption; also the cost of buying a vaporizer is quite high.

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      • Tinctures

        Tinctures are alcohol or oil based extracts and also the best option for cannabis users that needs a fast and long-lasting dose of cannabinoids. They are also suitable for medical and recreational cannabis users because the dosage can be regulated. Tinctures are commonly formulated with alcohol, but some formulas contain concentrations of lesser cannabinoids like CBN and THCV. Tinctures can be diluted with your favorite hot or cold drink.

      • Edibles

        Although edibles have been a popular way of consuming cannabis in the United States since the 1960s, they usually tasted awful and contained an unknown dose of THC. However, culinary science has improved in recent years as edibles are now tasty, e.g. pizza, popcorn, ice cream, gummy bears, chocolate bars, crackers and many other kinds of food. In fact, edibles, today, are so delicious that it can be difficult to tell they contain cannabis. With edibles, the relief takes a longer time to wear off than other forms of cannabis consumption. However, the effects take a long time to kick off which can lead to over-consumption or overdose.

      • Bongs

        Bongs are just like the water pipes used with cannabis flowers, they come in various sizes and designs. Bongs also provide a fast and intense high, the water in the water pipe act as a filter that removes some of the carcinogens found in the smoke making it a safe option which is smoother to inhale.

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      • Dabbing

        Today smoking is undoubtedly the most common way of consuming cannabis. It involves packing a small amount of cannabis flower into a roller paper to create a joint. Then light it up, and after that you can start inhaling the smoke from the other end of the joint. There’re quite a few options to use as well like smoking cannabis in a pipe, bubbler or bong which filters the smoke though the liquid. Smoking is an inexpensive method of marijuana consumption which leaves you with an instant effect. The major downside of smoking is that the smoke generated from the combustion contains carcinogenic compounds which are harmful. While studies have not arrived at a holistic conclusion of the possible health damages, long-term use may increase the risk of chronic bronchitis. In many cases, smoking is not a good option for users with compromised immune systems or lung problems like asthma and lung cancer.

      • Topicals

        Topicals are cannabis-infused products that are used on the surface of the skin for quick absorption for the relief of a variety of conditions like arthritis, muscle soreness, swellings, joint pains, eczema, sunburns to name just a few. Topicals are generally used for medical purposes because they have zero psychoactive effects. Examples of topicals are salves, ointments, lotions, and sprays. One benefit of topical is that they deliver quick relief and do not have psychoactive effects. On the downside, it does not provide relief to cancer, PTSD or epileptic patients.

      • Pills or Capsules

        At present, there are so many capsules sold in the market that contains marijuana. These capsules are the perfect choice for cannabis users with respiratory issues because they deliver a steady and predictable dose; they also have a longer duration of effect. They can be ingested by a cannabis user to get the maximum experience.

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      • Bowls

        Bowls are small hand pipes made of glass, metal, ceramic or silicone and looks just like a tobacco pipe. Bowls are the best way to smoke marijuana, and the pot may taste better than any other method. For marijuana loves, bowl provides a better option of consuming smaller doses without the addiction to smoking paper.

      • Bubblers

        Bubblers are smaller than bongs but bigger than the average sized bowl. They also use water to provide a clean and smooth taste. Bubblers are excellent travel options and perfect for people who love water pipes but prefer smaller doses. They are easy to use, making them an excellent choice for beginners and medium dossers.

      • Joints

        Joint is the most common and widely used method of weed ingestion. They are easy to make and requires just a bud and rolling paper. These rolling papers are designed to give you a smooth experience while inhaling your cannabis.

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      • Chewing Gum

        Cannabis infused chewing gum acts as pain relief with no psychoactive properties. Due to their effectiveness, chewing gums have become the best option for cannabis users suffering from chronic pain conditions like IBS or fibromyalgia. The cannabinoid contained in the marijuana is usually absorbed by the mucous membranes, and the absorption is more effective than edibles.

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      • Blunts

        Blunts are cigarettes that have tobacco removed and replaced with cannabis, so many smokers enjoy using the option of flavored cigarillos to enjoy their smoking habit.

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      • Transdermal Patches

        Transdermal patches are worn on the skin, they function just like nicotine patches and provides a steady stream of medical cannabis into the wearer’s blood. Transdermal patches were developed to provide pain relief for people suffering from chronic pains caused by diabetic nerve damage or fibromyalgia.

      • Extracts and Concentrates

        Extracts and concentrates are popular ways of consuming cannabis. Just as the name implies, extracts are the purified form of cannabinoids which contains a higher volume of the beneficial contents; the effects depend on personal tolerance and potency level. This method is recommended for the experienced users of cannabis.

      • Pens

        Vape pen is an excellent option for people who do not enjoy direct combustion but prefer being discreet with their consumption. They are small in size and produce no odor; they also come in a wide range of disposable varieties for casual smokers. Most vape pens are preloaded with marijuana concentrates, making them ready to use immediately after purchase.

      • Cannabutter

        This involves infusing the butter with the decarboxylated bud, over low heat using a double boiler method. Once your cannabutter is ready, you can store it in your fridge and use as morning toast or in your cooking recipe.

      • Spray

        These are alcohol or oil-based spray that is delivered orally to provide a fast-acting dose of cannabinoids. They come in different ratios of THC and CBD with a variety of flavors that can be used for either recreational or medical purpose. Sprays are also perfect for beginners, and people who are asthmatic.

      • Drinks

        Drinks infused with weed are not new, but they aren’t common. A lot of people take cups of marijuana tea at home. These teas are completely non-psychoactive while some of them contain THC that can get you high and give you a unique buzz. Drink infused cannabis includes Canna Sosa, infused lemonades and Canna cocktails.

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    • Topical Creams

      At present, Topical ointments and cream infused cannabis have become quite popular. These creams have no psychoactive effects. However, they help in reducing muscles pain, especially among athletes.

    Finally, there are so many ways to consume cannabis. However, you must be careful to choose only that which is acceptable in your region and works perfectly well for you. In addition, don’t be afraid to try out any of the options listed above and see what works out well for you.