There is a wide range of cannabis consumption methods you can choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Now, you have even more options than ever, and it’s really hard to say which one is the best. Although smoking is the most popular and probably the oldest practice, today, you can enjoy THC in practically any form you can imagine. If you want to know more about the ways to consume weed, read on to check out the most common methods of use.
As I mentioned before, smoking is an almost ancient practice that still dominates the world of cannabis enthusiasts. You can smoke dried cannabis flower in a joint, blunt, pipe or bong. The whole method is really simple and you can get the effects of weed almost instantly; while smoking pot, you’re delivering cannabinoids to your system within seconds of inhalation. You should be able to feel the whole effect within 30 minutes, and your ‘high’ will last anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. What’s the advantage of smoking cannabis? You’re using raw buds, which allows you to have complete control of the source, type of strain and its cannabinoid profile. As for the downsides, smoking is not the healthiest way to consume marijuana, as burning releases harmful carcinogenic compounds into your lungs.
This one is gaining in popularity extremely fast these days. Vaping weed is a smokeless and, more importantly, extremely efficient form of consuming marijuana. What’s the difference between smoking and vaping? The second option is all about heating dried flower or its oil to the desired temperature, which allows the marijuana plant matter to release trichomes and cannabinoids into the vapor. As you inhale it, the effects will come within seconds of inhalation and will last a couple of hours. The most important thing to remember is that vaporizing is not only discreet but also one of the cleanest and healthiest forms of using weed.
Although edibles take some time to prepare, this is probably the most delicious and fun way to consume weed. If you’re not a fan of vaping or smoking, you should definitely try some marijuana recipes. You can prepare edibles in literally any form you want, including ice cream, mac&cheese, pizza, chocolate, cookies, and other snacks. Although it takes 30 minutes to 2 hours for the effects to occur, these are more powerful than from other methods. The high will last up to 6 hours, but if you consume edibles in high doses, you may also end up with a 24 hour lasting high. Plus, this is the most convenient and discreet form with the variety of options to choose from.
This method is most common among medical marijuana patients and is available in a wide range of cannabinoid formulations. With this form of consumption, the cannabinoids go straight to your bloodstream and the effects usually occur within 20 to 30 minutes. As for the duration, if you’re a regular user, the effects should last a couple of hours. However, if you use cannabis occasionally, you may feel the effects for several hours.
This method is for regular users who show really high tolerance for weed. Dabbing is all about heating a small amount of a cannabis concentrate. Don’t be fooled by the volume of a dabbing portion – concentrates, also referred to as budder, wax, shatter, or oil, are highly potent and can contain an impressive amount of THC reaching up to 80%. Users report the effects to be more physical than psychological, and they occur immediately after inhalation. Plus, these last slightly longer when compared to other ways to consume weed.