Four ways to consume cannabis

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Would you rather avoid smoking cannabis so that you don’t get any of the damaging health risks that come along with it? Are you in the market for a new way to consume marijuana but have no idea what’s out there?

The cannabis industry has grown incredibly big in the last few years and is a massively successful market. It is slowly becoming a product accepted by more and more people as the legalisation of cannabis for recreational purposes makes its way across the world. 

Technology is a big part of everyone’s lives nowadays, and this includes the cannabis industry. New technology has allowed for the invention of new products for consumption. This is great because it gives users options to choose from. If you are curious as to what they are, here are a few ways to consume cannabis. 

Dry herb vaporisers

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The most common way to consume cannabis for the longest time was through smoking. Although this is still a pretty standard method of consumption, there are now other ways that you can consume the dry herb without any of the harmful side effects of smoking. 

Dry herb vaporisers are one of the newest additions to the cannabis industry. They have quickly come to a common method of consumption, not only because of their convenience, but they are also readily available through online shops like Grasscity. Essentially, dry herb vaporisers are just like regular vapes but use dry herb instead of concentrate. 

They work by heating the chamber to the correct temperature for compounds within the plant vaporise. The effects will kick in around the same time that smoking will and the absorption rate of cannabinoids is actually higher than with smoking.

Topicals       

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It is no secret that cannabis is used for medicinal purposes and has been used like this for centuries. However, recent development has presented the world with a whole new variety of topical consumption methods for both cannabis and CBD.

This is typically for those who don’t want to feel any psychoactive effects or don’t want to smoke anything.

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This topical application can come in the form of gels, ointments, creams, oils, and so much more. They are great for directly targeting the affected area of pain or inflammation without it having to go through your whole system. 

In recent years, cannabis has even been used in facial skin care for those with acne and has proven to show excellent results. 

Tinctures  

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Tinctures are one of the most common consumption methods for those consuming cannabis medicinally because it is the fastest and most effective method. Tinctures are small drops that are placed under the tongue and reach your bloodstream incredibly quickly. They are generally not usually used for recreational purposes because they don’t have a social aspect, but are great for medication as they allow for exact controlled doses. 

When using cannabis for medicinal purposes, people often don’t want to overdo it so they can function for the rest of the day. This is why controlled doses in the form of tinctures have become very popular.

Edibles         

Edibles are nothing new to the world of cannabis, but most people know them to be in the form of baked goods such as cookies or brownies. While these are the most typical options, there have been a variety of new products to enter the market in recent years. These days, you can find anything from sweets and gummies to baked goods, to infused syrups and other drinks, and even full meals that have been cooked with cannabis oil or butter to enhance them with cannabinoid goodness.

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Whilst all these additions to the cannabis industry have revolutionised the consumption experience for consumers, edibles are particularly loved by those who don’t want to smoke or just want a change of pace. They are also great because you can get a more substantial high when consuming edibles. However, it is important to remember that they usually take a lot longer to kick in, meaning it is pretty easy to have a bit more than intended in one go if you don’t know what you are doing. 

Overall, there are tons of ways to consume cannabis. Which is your favourite, and why?