All the Best Ways to Use Cannabis
There are many ways of consuming marijuana. Some, like joints and edibles, have been around for thousands of years. Others, such as sexual lube, have appeared only recently. Let's check out the myriad ways you can consume the good stuff!
Did you know that you can't get stoned on THC unless it has been heated up?During heating, naturally occurring THCA decarboxylates into THC, which is the psychoactive substance you seek. As such, smoking has long been the most effective means of getting the hit you want from weed.
A joint is a paper cigarette or cone with pure marijuana. You can roll it yourself or buy pre-rolled. Blunts Blunts differ from joints in that they are tobacco cigars that have had their tobacco taken out and have pure marijuana packed in. Thanks to the tobacco leaf casing, these pack a bigger punch than a joint. Spliffs Commonly used in Europe where marijuana is more expensive and scarce, spliffs are a mix of cigarette tobacco and bud rolled like a joint. Thanks to the tobacco in them, you get a more energetic high. However, you do get more health risks from tobacco.
Hand pipes are possibly the oldest way of consuming weed, with the bud packed into the bowl and lit for the hit. They can be quite hot at the back of the throat which is why many use water pipes and bongs to cool the smoke.
Bongs come in a range of shapes and sizes with the same aim in mind — the smoke is lit in a bowl and then fed through water to cool it. You then inhale the cool smoke and get your hit without coughing as hard as you might from a pipe.
Vaping is about cutting out the combustion. Combustion produces soot, which is bad for your lungs. Vaporizing however is a method of getting water/oil droplets through the lining of your lungs and into your bloodstream quickly.
Tabletop vaporizer technology has been around for many years. It allows extremely accurate fine-tuning of the temperatures to get exactly the terpenes and cannabinoids you want for preparation. They can be expensive, and because they require electricity, quite cumbersome.
Vape pens are at the opposite end of the spectrum to desktop vaporizers — they are small and lightweight, but you often can't fine-tune the heat, so you often end up combusting the concentrate.
Portable e-rigs such as Focus V's CARTA e-rig offer the best of both worlds — great vapor and the ability to fine-tune the temperatures like the desktop vaporizer with the portability of the vape pen. They are larger than the vape pen but can be packed in your day pack for a chilled walk in the wilderness.
Eating cannabis allows the user to absorb the cannabinoids through the stomach lining. Tinctures Cannabis-infused alcohol, or tinctures, were the original basis for cannabis-based medicine prior to Prohibition. They are a good way of exploring the world of smokeless consumption.
Cannabinoids are oil-soluble. That means you can consume them in a vegetable or animal fat such as olive oil or butter (great for cakes!). Edibles Gummies are the most famous of these, but there are some delicious chocolate bars out of there that will give you a nice quiet evening in.
Given the technological arms race for marijuana consumption, it's inevitable that you can even drink marijuana-infused sodas and alcoholic beverages!
There is some debate as to how these work given that THC is a large molecule and has difficulty being absorbed through the skin. CBD, however, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties on wounds and sores. The cosmetics industry has leaped into this field with many claims (and little proof) that it makes your hair/skin look better. Marijuana has a reputation for heightening sexual arousal in men and women, so it's no surprise you can even buy cannabinoid-infused sexual lubricants!
From the traditional to the bizarre... From the traditional to the outright bizarre, there are all kinds of ways of taking in marijuana. Here at Dab Nation, we supply a wide range of tools and supplies to make that experience possible. Have a look at our store today!