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8 Different Ways To Consume Marijuana

If you want to experience the effects of marijuana, smoking isn’t your only option. Today there are many different ways to consume cannabis, whether it be orally, via inhalation or even by applying it to your skin.

Everyone likes to consume cannabis in different ways and each method has its own pros and cons. Trying marijuana in different ways can also have different effects- some are more potent and some give a longer-lasting high.

Here are 8 different ways to consume cannabis for you to decide on your personal preference.

1. Smoking Marijuana

The most obvious choice, it goes without saying that marijuana can be smoked. There are, however, different ways to smoke it. Rolling your weed with tobacco can give a milder high. You also have a choice of rolling papers or even rolling in a blunt wrap, so there’s plenty of options for marijuana smokers.

For smoking cannabis, you’ll need to buy flower product, grind it up, and roll it. You can also get readymade joints and blunts to smoke straight away.

Many people prefer smoking due to its ease and convenience. While smoking cannabis can have effects on your lungs, it’s much less harmful than smoking cigarettes.

2. Bong/Pipe

Using a bong or a pipe is an alternative method of smoking cannabis that has many benefits over rolled cannabis.

Bongs have a cooling effect on your smoke, allowing for a smoother hit. You can control dosage easier and only use a small amount at a time. Using a bong can also transfer more THC into the bloodstream than regular smoking, giving you a better high.

While bongs are better for home use, you can also get portable marijuana pipes to use on the go. These make smoking extra convenient, as no grinding or rolling is needed. Just put some dry herb into the bowl and smoke. Pipes and bongs also come in many different varieties. Glass products are the most popular.

3. Vaporizing

Vaping involves heating cannabis without burning it. That means you can inhale and enjoy all the positives of cannabis without the negative health effects. One study even found vaping can improve respiratory function. This method is becoming increasingly popular due to the positive health effects as well as being a convenient method of consuming cannabis.

Vaporizers can come in all shapes and sizes, including bags and glass vaporizers. Vape pens are especially popular- you can carry these anywhere for an effective portable vaporizer. You can vape dry-herb or oil products and it’s generally cheaper and safer than smoking.

4. Edibles

Another highly favored choice. Marijuana edibles are easy to take, effective, and they taste good. You can get these in all kinds of forms. Whether you enjoy marijuana brownies, cookies, gummy bears or chocolate bars, there’s an edible product for you.

Edibles can give a powerful and sustained high lasting from 4-12 hours, depending on the dosage. Many people choose these to get the maximum effect from the THC in their products.

You can cook your own edibles but it’s best to buy readymade edibles. These can give you dosage information so you don’t go over your limit. Beginners should avoid taking a dosage of any more than 10 mg. 2.5-5 mg is fine for first timers.

5. Dabbing

Dabbing involves burning a high-THC cannabis concentrate using a blowtorch and a rig to get an intense high. Dabs are concentrates including shatter, butane hash oil (BHO), and wax.

The dabbing rigs available today make it easy to dab. However, this method isn’t for beginners. Marijuana concentrates used for dabbing are usually high in THC, giving you a much stronger high than you might be used to.

6. Cannabis and CBD Oils

A lot of medical marijuana patients use CBD oil to reap the medical benefits of cannabis without any psychoactive effects. It’s been scientifically proven to relieve pain and help with many health problems.