The Different Ways to Smoke and Consume Cannabis
You can use marijuana in one of two ways, either by smoking the plant or by consuming various parts of it. It seems easy, but there are several different ways to get cannabis from its raw product into a state where you can enjoy it. Here are some of the best ways to get your hit from cannabis, either through smoking or consuming.
Smoking Your Cannabis
First, you can use a joint. Joints are the most common way people get their cannabis, and it is a cigarette that contains rolled-up cannabis. You like it and use it like a cigarette, puffing away at it.
You can also smoke it out of a traditional pipe by lighting the end of the pipe. Some pipes are sold as being ‘specifically made for cannabis,’ but there’s not much of a difference between a specially made pipe and a normal pipe. A variant on the traditional pipe is a bong, where the smoke passes through water and is filtered out before getting to you.
It’s supposed to provide a stronger hit to you, as well as remove anything inside the smoke that is detrimental. You can get this same effect with a vaporizer or vape pen, which heats the cannabis until the THC evaporates and you inhale that vapor instead of the smoke.
All of these ways of smoking cannabis are fairly easy, and you can find the supplies for most of them at your local cannabis store. You can also smoke other forms of cannabis, including wax. The cannabis wax can be vaporized in a vaporizer or bong and then the smoke is inhaled. Since cannabis wax has a much higher THC content than other forms of cannabis, you get a much stronger hit when it is properly vaporized.
Consuming Your Cannabis
Cannabis can be consumed as well, and it has various forms where you can consume it. The starting point for most forms of consumption is THC oil, which is then used to make cannabis wax, oil, and tinctures.
A tincture allows you to control your dosage and also allows you to get the effects of the cannabis fast! Cannabis is placed inside of an alcohol solvent, and you use a dropper to place three or four drops underneath the tongue. Rather than swallowing the tincture, you allow it to be absorbed by the skin.
You get the fast-acting effect of having the tinctures happen, while also controlling how much you put into your body. They are also immediately absorbed by an empty stomach and are a great item to use if you need your cannabis in a pinch.
Edible Oils and Edible Edibles
Edible oils are a lot like capsules of medication. The oil is placed inside the capsule and you ingest the cannabis that way. You can also get your edibles from ingesting any food or drink that has cannabis inside of it. Edibles tend to be absorbed slower into the bloodstream and will provide powerful and full-body effects.
Any type of food or drink can be edible, but you do need to be careful. Cannabis as a cooking ingredient needs a fat (such as oil or butter) to stick to and needs to be heated at the right temperature for the right time in order to make sure that the cannabis activates for you.
You can buy premade edibles and cannabis-infused drinks and food if you would like, although if you want to control the dosage you should try to make your own and see what happens!
Which One Is Better For Beginners?
If you are getting started with smoking or consuming cannabis, then you need to deal with which one is better for beginners. Consuming an edible in the form that you know is a great way to get comfortable with cannabis, so you can connect it with the food that you enjoy. You can also use a tincture as an edible, and that’s probably one of the best ways to experiment with marijuana.
Smoking your marijuana through a vaporizer is a healthy way to get a hit of the drug without having to deal with the problems of secondhand smoke. You are instead inhaling water vapor rather than smoke, which prevents damage to your lungs and later respiratory problems. Bongs or joints are also a good way to start smoking as well, especially if you have experience with cigarettes and pipes because it’s the same basic concept.
No matter which one you start with… start small. Your body isn’t equipped to handle massive quantities of marijuana yet, so don’t go overwhelming your system with a long smoke or a large bong. Keep the quantity small and just get used to the feeling, because you don’t want to overwhelm yourself.
You should also have some sort of intention when it comes to smoking or consuming your marijuana, and that will help you control your first intake. You might take a little bit of marijuana to aid in your mediation for example, without taking so much that your thoughts become cloudy and your mediation becomes harder than it needs to be.
If you are using marijuana for pleasure, then you might take an edible and let the slow and powerful high move through your body, and it will last much longer than marijuana from a smoke.
You can smoke and consume marijuana in several different forms, and it’s up to you to figure out which one is the best for you. You might enjoy smoking them, using edibles, or a mixture of both depending on your mood or needs. Once you get used to what marijuana can do for you, you certainly won’t want to go back to a life without it!
Make sure to use it responsibly, and you will be able to figure out the type of marijuana consumption that works the best for you. Then you can use marijuana for spiritual reasons, for pleasure, or for anything else you might need it for!