Technology has always been used to push the cannabis industry forward. There have been innovations such as grow lights for indoor and closet growing and blunt wraps etc. There used to be a massive negative stigma attached to marijuana but since legalization, that stigma has fallen off and people are now embracing cannabis more. This legalization and incorporation of marijuana into society has led to a massive explosion in the new ways that we consume cannabis from the classic joint to edibles and sprays. There is a lot of creativity in the way we consume. This article will highlight some of the methods of marijuana consumption.
Dabbing is a fairly new method of consumption. It is becoming more popular because it provides a stronger high when you consume it this way. So what is dabbing? If you are a marijuana smoker, then you know that smoking out of a bong or water pipe can be much more enjoyable than using rolling papers. Not only do these devices filter your smoke and provide a smoother hit, but they also come in all sorts of shapes and sizes to fit any preference. Whether you prefer the classic straight tube or want something more unique like perc-less heady glass bongs with colored accents, there is an option for everyone. Dabbing is a method of consuming marijuana that involves a tool called a dab rig which is a water pipe that is specifically designed to work with concentrates as opposed to dry herbs. A dab is a concentrated version of marijuana that is produced by extracting THC and other cannabinoids. There is a sticky oil that is produced and is then placed on the dab rig and then heat is applied until you see smoke being released. This smoke then needs to be inhaled. There is less health risk associated with dabbing and the fact that it is healthier is the reason people like to consume marijuana this way.
We are living in a time where technology has evolved to a point where we can now extract components of marijuana such as THC and CBD. THC is one of the main ingredients found in the marijuana plant and is responsible for the high that is felt when consuming, while CBD on the other hand is the other main ingredient found in marijuana and has no psychoactive effects but is used to treat many medical conditions such as anxiety, PTSD, cancer symptoms and depression.
CBD has become very popular in society and even health care professionals are embracing medical marijuana because of the benefits it has to patients with various health conditions.
Edibles are a very popular way to consume marijuana. This is when marijuana is infused in food and beverage items such as ice cream, cake, or beer. This method of consumption is great because it is healthier than traditional smoking and the high is much stronger and lasts much longer. Tinctures are also something that is rising in popularity. Tinctures are a liquid cannabis extract and to get the effects you have to place 3-4 drops under your tongue. You will feel the effects when using tinctures faster than when consuming edibles.
Creams and lotions
Ever wondered if you can get high using lotions? The answer is absolutely yes! Topicals are lotions, creams, and balms that are infused with marijuana. When applied to joints and muscles, they relieve pain and stiffness and this method is popular among athletes. This is a very safe and effective way to consume because all you need to do is apply the topical onto your skin and let the marijuana get into your system. This method of consumption is very new but it is growing in popularity.
The last method we are going to explore is cannabis consumption through the form of pills. This is when cannabis is in a pill or capsule form and you swallow it like you would a pill. This goes straight into your bloodstream and you feel the effects almost immediately. The benefits of consuming this way are that it is easy, effective, convenient, discreet, and quick.
Consuming marijuana by smoking is old-fashioned and unhealthy. Now there are new ways to consume that can accommodate everybody. Whether you like to dab or consume edibles, use topicals, or pop a pill, there is a method that can suit your needs. As the marijuana industry grows and develops more, there will be more methods of consumption available because the innovation in the marijuana industry is booming. There is no longer a stigma attached to marijuana and it is no longer seen as taboo.