There are a lot of ways to consume THC and marijuana. Knowing about these methods will help you determine which ones may work best for your intentions and preferences. If you are looking for other ways to enjoy your weed, keep reading:
Smoking cannabis means placing the dried flower from the cannabis plant in a pipe, joint, or bong. This is the most popular way of consuming THC. When you inhale cannabis, a chemical reaction takes place very quickly and delivers the cannabinoids to your system efficiently. In general, the effects of smoking dried flowers this way will have you peak within 30 minutes at most and diminish anywhere from 1 to 3 hours.
By using raw cannabis, you will have great control of the strain, cannabinoid content, and source. Thus, you can smoke until you feel pleasantly lifted and stop easily if you feel you are going beyond the pleasure.
Vaporizers heat cannabis plant matter or its oil to a temperature that forces away trichomes from the plant into the vapors. You can expect the effect to set in within seconds of inhalation. Generally, the effects will have you peak before 30 minutes and diminish within two hours.
Many people opt to vape cannabis because they can use portable vaporizers that tend to be more discreet than smoking because of minimal odor. Bigger, stationary vaporizers that burn the cannabis oil are a healthy and clean way to consume cannabis.
Cannabis-infused edibles are becoming more and more popular among cannabis users. The cannabinoids reach the cells through the liver, which converts the THC into another, more potent chemical called 11-hydroxy-THC, creating an extreme “high” that users usually talk about. There are different forms of cannabis edibles including sodas, ice cream, baked goods, snacks, mints, and more.
The effects of eating cannabis edibles can kick in anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 hours, depending on your metabolic activity and whether you consume the product with an empty stomach. The effect is expected to last around 4 to 6 hours, but sometimes high doses can lead to effects that last more than 24 hours. Typically, this can take place on the first experience as users have few expectations and have nothing to compare the effect to.
Cannabis tinctures are absorbed sublingually, allowing the cannabinoids to go directly to the bloodstream. In general, full effects are noticed within 20-30 minutes.
Cannabis topicals are available in form of balms, lotions, salves, and creams. The cannabinoids are absorbed into the skin for more localized therapeutic effects, creating a euphoric feeling that users enjoy.