Get Lit 101
Ways to Consume Cannabis:
There are a wide variety of ways that you can consume and enjoy your cannabis, what you choose will have a big impact on how it affects you. Here are the different ways and what they have to offer.
Smoking weed offers the benefit of controlling your high. This high can be attained within minutes, peaking at around 10-30 minutes and lasts for up to three hours. There are negatives to smoking though, chief of which is the act of burning cannabis with the materials you have rolled it in can be damaging to the sensitive tissue in your lungs.
This is genesis, the basis of weed smoking. Joints are rolled with dried and cured cannabis flowers (heads). The affects you receive from smoking a joint depend entirely on the cannabis being used
Blunts are similar to joints but instead of using conventional paper users roll their weed with blunt or cigar wraps.
This is a genius filtration device. A bong can cool and filter smoke to give you a smoother toke that feels less harsh than what you get from a rolled joint, but it’s not protecting you from the health risks of smoking.
This is essentially a hand-held water pipe. Bubblers with fixed bowls feature a carb, or hole, that is used to clear out the smoke.
Pipes are available in materials such as acrylic, wood, ceramic, glass, and even silicone. Many of them feature shotgun holes (aka carb holes) to allow users to completely clear each hit.
- Fruit Bongs:
An entertaining way to get your hit, smokers craft these makeshift pieces to make fruity rigs.
- Gravity Bong:
This is not for the beginner or even novice smokers. Gravity bongs force heavily concentrated smoke into your lungs, filling them to capacity beyond the average hit from a pipe or joint.
There are a wide variety of vaporizers in the market. From small hand-held devices to large, vastly expensive and high-tech devices with built-in heating elements. Here are your options.
Capable of smoking an entire room of users, these devices are large mind-altering machines.
These pocket sized devices are small enough to fit into bags, purses or even in he palm of your hand. There are a variety of models that vary in price based the gadgetry that comes with it.
Jamaican Steam Chalice
Made from natural materials these chalices, and the act of steam vaporization, offer a healthier alternative to smoking.
These incredibly discreet devices offer accurate and tailored dosing with each squirt.
Cannabis extracts are a form of concentrate that involves displacing cannabis constituents and absorbing them into a solvent. They pack a heavy punch. Be prepared for a high that will last much longer and hit with more ferocity than one derived from flower alone.
With a potency of over 99%, crystalline or dab diamonds are the most concentrated form of cannabinoids available. Created using high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), manufacturers separate pure cannabinoids away from plant matter and other phytochemicals.
Dabbing is a way to consume CBD Concentrate products (otherwise known as CBD Dabs) through flash vaporization with the user then inhaling the concentrated CBD vapor, the effects from which are much more pronounced.
Edibles are cannabis-based food products. They come in many different forms, from gummies to brownies, and contain either one or both of marijuana’s active ingredients: THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). With the legalization of marijuana, edibles are increasing in popularity.
This concentrate binds cannabinoids to butter, coconut oil or other suitable cooking oils.
Cannabinoid crystals can be added to all sorts of different food and drink recipes, including coffee, tea, juices, and smoothies.
Typically used to freshen the breath, dissolvable cannabis strips serve to freshen the mind. Stick these on your tongue and enjoy the ride.
Pills and Softgels
Easy to incorporate into daily life, all it takes is a swig of water to enjoy a high that will last many hours.
Cannabis flowers and leaves contain high levels of cannabinoid acids. They won’t get you high when raw, but they’re packed full of beneficial nutrients.
Lotions, Creams and Balms
These are hydrating formulas containing an array of other ingredients, such as vitamins and minerals, that work with cannabinoids to nourish and tone the skin.
Most topicals only affect the skin; transdermal patches actually send cannabinoids through the epidermis and into the bloodstream.
Spice up your sex life with cannabis-based lubes. These special formulas pass through membranes and can enhance the sexual experience.
Cannabinoids also work wonders when applied to the skin. Apply topical cannabis to exert soothing and softening effects.
(“Under the tongue”)
Sublingual refers to the pharmacological route of administration by which substances diffuse into the blood through tissues under the tongue Cannabis oil and CBD oil.
These high-potency products contain an array of cannabinoids and terpenes that work in synergy to create pronounced effects
Simply hold them under the tongue until they dissolve to benefit from 99% cannabinoid potency (THC, CBD, CBG, etc.).
Quick, easy, and subtle. Take the bottle anywhere for an accurate dose on the go.
Tinctures. These formulas are easy to make at home using high-proof alcohol or glycerine and are even easier to apply.
There is no shortage of ways to enjoy this beloved plant. If you’ve not tried everything on the list, we encourage you to do some experimentation. You never know, you might find your new favourite way to enjoy weed.