Marijuana users have a lot of options when it comes to consumption methods. From the age-old tradition of smoking weed to new and emerging technologies like vaping or dabbing, there are many ways to get high for marijuana enthusiasts.
With the market growing so rapidly and with so many companies trying to find new ways for customers to consume the product, a new consumer might be confused as to what methods there are and what would work for them, so here are a few marijuana consumption methods that beginners might find easy for them to use, as well as how they work and the benefits they offer.
Dry Herb Vaporizers
This consumption method is quite familiar amongst marijuana users, especially those who want a healthier alternative to smoking joints or blunts. Essentially, how it works is by using a device that allows you to heat up a dry herb of marijuana and vaporize the cannabinoids which is what gets you high. This process doesn’t involve combustion so you won’t have to worry about harmful toxins containing carcinogens entering your bloodstream or into your lungs. Dry herb vaporizers are quite accessible, are available at many stores such as Smoke Cartel, are easy to use, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes with adjustable temperatures on some and predetermined temperatures on others. There are also minor differences on how to use it, such as direct to lung which is used for a faster hit, and other methods which are used for a more controlled hit. The benefits of dry herb vaporizers is that they are healthier and you have the power to determine how long the effects take to be felt, which is probably why it is so popular amongst cannabis users.
Now this consumption method, known as dab rigs, is quite renowned for its potent hits. Some marijuana users may not be aware of its name, but they have definitely seen it at least once or twice in their lives. How it works is by allowing you to smoke through a chamber of a glass pipe that is also connected to what is known as a banger or a nail. There are many factors that influence how good the experience is. For example, ceramic nails take very long to heat up, however, they are the best at retaining the temperature, although they do break very quickly. Titanium nails on the other hand are seen as gold standard, since they not only retain heat extremely well, they also heat up really quickly. The benefits of it is that the effects from smoking a dab rig is a lot stronger, which suits long-time smokers who crave long-lasting effects that only take a few minutes to be felt. It is popular because of how strong it is and its versatility.
This consumption method is by far one of the most popular methods of using cannabis and is often found at parties and different clubs for recreational use, and sometimes by others for medical purposes. A bong, which is also known as a bubbler or binger, is a water pipe that filters the smoke before it reaches your lungs while cooling it down as it passes through the chamber. Bongs have been known as the traditional way to consume marijuana for many years, and many would say that they are the most iconic. This is why many manufacturers, as well as individuals, have started creating bongs that are works of art, since this is the only selling point that bongs really have over other methods of consumption. The benefits of it are that it’s easy to use and it doesn’t take too long for effects to be felt. Bongs are by far more healthy than joints, another iconic method of consumption. This is because when marijuana is heated through combustion, many carcinogens and toxins are created, and since the smoke passes through water before being inhaled, a lot of that is filtered out. It is popular as a result of this and also due to the fact that it comes in a variety of forms, ranging from glass to wood to even plastic.
Edibles are also a popular form of consuming cannabis and they don’t take too long to kick in. They are found in different ways, such as in gummy bears and in brownies, but essentially, edibles are foods that contain cannabis. There are several benefits of using edibles over different methods of consumption and one of them is the fact that edibles are easier to make and are a lot more cost-effective. It’s hard to determine how long the effects take to be felt, as there are different times based on each product. However, generally, it usually takes around 2 to 3 hours before effects are felt, and the high can last anywhere between 4-8 hours. This method of consumption is very popular amongst medicinal users as they are able to experience the effects for a prolonged period of time. This is why it is popular amongst others because they have some form of control over their high while simultaneously being able to curb their munchies.
So, this method of consumption is particularly interesting and it is not popular amongst too many people, however, for those of you who are unaware of what a tincture is, it is an extract of cannabis that is based on alcohol. It is made by extracting CBD or THC and then dissolving it into alcohol to form a medication for patients to use. One of the main benefits of using this method is because it is fast-acting, meaning that the effects are felt really quickly, and more than that, it allows for accurate dosages and is easy to use. All patients need to do is apply a few drops under their tongue. This level of simplicity also makes it quite popular amongst those who use cannabis for recreational purposes.