While marijuana has been around for thousands of years and has a long history, new methods of consumption have emerged over the past few decades. These days, there are more ways to consume weed than ever before. Some people prefer smoking joints while others enjoy vaping or eating edibles. For those who want to avoid smoking altogether, cannabis oil can be consumed through tinctures and topicals such as lotions and balms.
As someone new to marijuana, you might not know which method to choose or which works best, so here is what you need to know about the various methods to choose the one that is right for you.
One of the newest ways of consuming marijuana is via dabbing and has become quite popular over the last few years. There are quite a few ways to dab, but two of the most commonly used are dab rigs and dab pens. Dab rigs are quite large devices, look quite similar to bongs, and consist mainly of a dabber, the actual rig, and a nail.
To use a dab rig, the nail is heated with a torch, then the concentrate is applied to it using a dabber, and vapor is created, which is then inhaled. For beginners, this method might be a bit complicated, so many opt for using dab pens, which work very similarly to dry herb vaporizers, only with concentrate being used instead of flower.
The most traditional way of consuming marijuana would be smoking it. The two most common ways of smoking marijuana would be using a bong or a joint. A bong is easy to find and they are available online at sites such as Daily High Club, and are easy to use; you just need to fill it with some water, place the marijuana in the bowl, light it, and then inhale. Joints are essentially cannabis cigarettes and to use them you just need to roll marijuana into rolling paper, which takes some time to learn how to do.
There are also a few other methods of smoking, such as pipes, bubblers and blunts to name a few, and each method has pretty similar onset times.
The next method that has also seen a rise in popularity would be the sublingual consumption methods such as tinctures. Tinctures usually come in small vials or bottles and are dropped under the tongue, which is then absorbed through the blood. In addition to this, whatever isn’t absorbed sublingually will be absorbed the same way an edible would. This means that you will feel the effects quite quickly, and potentially feel more effects at a later stage.
If you don’t want to smoke or vape marijuana, then this method would be for you, since it is quick and easy to use, as well as the fact that dosages can be measured accurately.
If dabbing isn’t for you, and you don’t want to smoke, then vaping marijuana might be the consumption method for you. There are a variety of different kinds of dry herb vaporizers to choose from, each with its own benefits to suit different lifestyles. For example, if you like to consume on the go, then there are dry herb vaporizer pens that are small enough to fit into any pocket or handbag.
If you’re looking for a device to use on the go and at home, there are on-demand and session vaporizers that come in a variety of sizes. If on the other hand you prefer to only consume at home and don’t want to bother with checking how much marijuana is left in the chamber, there are desktop vaporizers that can hold quite large amounts of cannabis.
If the idea of tinctures sounds interesting to you, but you would like the effects to last for a longer period, then perhaps edibles are the method for you. As the name suggests, edibles are essentially food items that have been infused with marijuana. The market has grown quite substantially, and there are now a variety of different edibles to choose from, such as cakes, candy, lollipops, gummies, baked goods, beverages, and more.
Edibles typically have a duration of around 6-8 hours, depending on the strength of the marijuana and your consumption habits, among other things, although they have a longer onset than most consumption methods of around 1-2 hours.