What is the image that comes to mind when you hear the word cannabis? Is it a stoner taking a large hit from a bong or a joint? While that image is probably the most common stereotype for cannabis consumption, new legislation nationwide has changed the way most of the country sees cannabis. Gone are the days of the stoner stereotype as more and more states recognize the benefits of consuming cannabis. And now there are more ways to consume cannabis than ever before! However, choosing the right form of cannabis consumption for you will ready depend on your individual taste and what method fits best into your lifestyle.
Perhaps the most well-known cannabis delivery system, joint or blunts are still one of the most popular choices for consumers. What is the difference? While similar to the classic joint, blunts are usually packed with more cannabis and rolled with cigar paper instead of cigarette paper. Resulting in a fatter, more robust delivery system that is often more potent.
This old-school option is still the preferred method of heavy hitters Snoop Lion (Dogg) and Wiz Khalifa, as smokers report a more satisfying taste than when using a pipe or bowl. In comparison, pipes and bowls are an even faster and easier way to consume marijuana. SImply pack the pipe or bowl with some cannabis and light it up. Which is perfect if your hands are too clumsy and do not have the proper dexterity needed to roll a tight blunt.
If you are looking for a semi-healthier way to consume cannabis but still getting the same satisfaction you get from smoking it, you may want to consider using a vaporizer. While very similar to smoking, using a vaporizer—or vaping as it is colloquially known— is a healthier alternative. Vaping eliminates the pain in the lungs and throat that often come from exposure to heat and burned organic matter. Available in a range of shapes and sizes, vaporizers are discrete, and you can take them virtually anywhere.
Not interested in inhaling? No problem! Edibles make consuming cannabis easy as pie. From baked goodies to drinks to pills, there are so many forms of edible cannabis that it is enough to make your mind spin.
Tinctures are a great solution if you are looking for a way to integrate cannabis into your everyday lifestyle as you can just add a few drops to your favorite beverage or meal. Pills are also a great way to consume cannabis if you do not care for the taste. It’s important to note that any form of edible cannabis takes time to metabolize and will take a lot longer to take effect. They are also a lot more potent so be sure to wait at least 2-4 hours to fully feel the effects of the drug before taking any additional edibles.
When it comes to choosing a method, it really comes down to personal preference. So take your time, experiment with different methods until you find the one that is right for you.