Ways to Consume Marijuana
Marijuana has been used for centuries for medicinal and recreational purposes. The plant can be smoked, eaten, or brewed into tea. There are many ways to consume marijuana, and each method has its own set of benefits and drawbacks.
We will discuss the various ways to consume marijuana.
Smoking is the most traditional and common way to consume marijuana. Cannabis can be rolled into a joint, packed into a pipe or bong, or smoked using a vaporizer. When you smoke marijuana, THC enters your body through your lungs and is quickly absorbed into your bloodstream. After smoking cannabis, the effects are felt almost immediately (within minutes) and usually subside after 2-3 hours.
Vaporizers are quickly becoming one of the most used methods for consuming marijuana because the benefits are numerous.
Vaporizers heat your cannabis to a temperature where THC is released as a gas, but temperatures high enough to ignite or burn the plant material are avoided. This allows you to experience the benefits of cannabis without many of the harsh, harmful effects of smoking it. Vaporizers are also efficient because they can use a small amount of marijuana to produce large vapor.
Edibles are becoming more and more popular for those who wish to avoid inhaling smoke into their lungs. Marijuana edibles are usually brownies or cookies, but they can also be chocolate bars, hard candies, and various other foods infused with marijuana.
You can even buy weed online when you need it and try to bake your own cookies.
The effects of edibles are generally more potent than smoking cannabis because the THC makes its way through your digestive system before entering your bloodstream. THC enters your bloodstream more slowly when you consume an edible, and the effects can take as long as 2-3 hours to be felt.
Tinctures are liquid extracts that are applied under the tongue (sublingually). The effects of tinctures can be felt within minutes, and they usually last for an average of 4-6 hours. Marijuana tinctures can be made at home or purchased through dispensaries.
Topically applied marijuana is absorbed into the skin and can relieve pain. The application method varies, but it is usually applied directly to the area where pain exists. One common topical application is a marijuana-infused cream that can be rubbed onto sore muscles to reduce inflammation and relax.
Marijuana-infused drinks are not only delicious, but they’re also healthy for you! Marijuana tea is made by steeping cannabis flowers or trimming into hot water and mixing various herbs to provide additional benefits. Depending on the drink, marijuana can be infused using either decarboxylated weed, hash oil, or kief or wax.
There are many ways to consume marijuana, and each method has its unique benefits. Hopefully, this blog post will give you a better understanding of the various methods to partake in marijuana consumption.