Different ways to consume cannabis.
- External use
Did you know that cannabis is one of the most versatile substances to consume? There are several ways to enjoy the medicinal properties of marijuana — whether you eat it, smoke it, drink it, or vape it. Whether medicinal or relaxing, there is the perfect method for every marijuana lover. Find out all about the different ways to consume marijuana here!
The cannabis industry is providing cannabis enthusiasts with many new ways to consume cannabis. While there was previously a consensus that marijuana should be smoked, new methods of using it have emerged. Cannabis users who consume the plant for medical reasons, as well as those who use it for pleasure, take advantage of the opportunity to consume cannabis in a variety of ways, including eating, smoking, vaporizing and even drinking. Cannabis and hemp are now used as everyday treatments and can often be used externally rather than internally.
What’s the difference between different post types? Depending on how cannabis enters the body, the body metabolizes it differently. This means that the effects can be different and the purpose of use is different depending on the route of ingestion. This guide is about how you can customize the different intake options to suit your needs and better understand how they work in your body. Whether you use marijuana for pleasure or for medical reasons, often or infrequently, there is always one form that will most healthily meet your needs.
1. Smoking marijuana
We’ll start with undoubtedly the most popular method of using marijuana, smoking. While this is the most popular form of food intake, it is not always the healthiest choice. However, it is a widespread form of use, in part because smoking marijuana is a long tradition. Cannabis smoking dates back to 5000 BC, and shamans mixed tobacco and marijuana. It’s probably interesting to know that mostly marijuana blooms can be smoked away from the tree, and nothing else needs to be done other than to smoke it.
When cannabis is smoked, it is absorbed directly into the lungs. Thus, the nervous system is first touched before the cannabinoids enter the bloodstream and ultimately the brain. Hence, this is the fastest way to experience the effects of marijuana. The small sacs or bubbles in the lungs through which marijuana works have a large surface area (this area is even larger than the skin), so cannabinoids can quickly spread through this area. The buzz is felt a few minutes after inhalation and is quickly processed by the body. This means that the high of smoking marijuana lasts only a few hours.
While smoking marijuana is much healthier than smoking tobacco, there are health risks associated with it. Inhaling burnt smoke always means inhaling carcinogens and straining the lungs. This makes smoking a more hazardous method of using marijuana. Nevertheless, it is popular because it quickly and easily leads to the goal. However, if you are using marijuana for medical purposes, smoking may not be the best option. This is especially true if you use it quite often, as frequent smoking can lead to future health problems.
On the other hand, smoking is one of those methods preferred by socially motivated users of hash codes. It’s hard to deny that sharing a joint is more enjoyable than sharing a cake, although it can be fun too. Smoking is also used entheogenically, as ancient beliefs attributed to smoking the ability to convey prayers and messages.
2. Evaporation cannabis
Evaporation is another method of inhalation, but it is much more beneficial than smoking. There are many different vaping devices on the market that can be used with different forms of cannabis. Some only need flowers, while others need concentrated cannabis oil. Which one you use depends a lot on what you want to achieve with your vaping.
After all, vaporization does not actually require burning, so marijuana inhaled in this way can be swallowed without the risk of toxic gases generated when the marijuana plant is burned. When cannabis is burned in a smoking device, 80% of the inhaled substances do not contain cannabinoids, the medicinal active component of the plant. This material is potentially hazardous to lung health, so although the smoker swallows relatively few medically active substances, they inhale many hazardous substances.
Evaporators work quite differently. Nothing burns or ignites in them, so carcinogens are not a problem. A vaporizer is usually an electronic or battery-powered device that heats marijuana almost to the point of fire. But instead of burning, the flower or oil evaporates, and what is inhaled by the lungs is a very powerful liquid containing cannabinoids. Thus, vaporization is the best way to get cannabinoids out of the kidneys for absorption by the body. This means that ingestion results in better highs, better pharmaceutical benefits, and less harmful to the body.
Some vaporizers place the buds in cartridges, while others are filled with highly concentrated cannabis oil. You can also make cannabis oil at home. If you already have a vaporizer, you can also choose your own oil type. Either way, almost all of the cannabinoids found in buds or oil are absorbed by your body, so both are good choices.
Those who use marijuana for medical reasons will particularly benefit from this form of oral administration, especially if marijuana is used frequently. Consuming marijuana like this poses little or no health risk, its effects are stronger and longer lasting than smoking, and the body absorbs more cannabinoids. In addition, fewer of the most important components of the cannabis plant are lost, which ensures the greatest possible therapeutic effect.
3. Ingestion through food.
Cannabis can also be taken orally as a meal. It can be added to any food, whether it is a salty meal or a dessert. Marijuana can also be taken in pill or capsule form if you don’t like the taste. In any case, the manufacturing process is usually such that the cannabis plant is dissolved in oil, which then serves as an ingredient for further processing. There are innumerable health benefits of using marijuana, especially if you are choosing which oil to cook your cannabis in. For example, using coconut oil is good for your health.
When you eat cannabis, the effect on your body is vastly different from when you smoke it. When cannabis is taken orally, cannabinoids are more likely to be absorbed through the bloodstream than through the nervous system. This means that it takes longer for the effects to manifest, but the effects also last longer while the body metabolizes. The effect occurs approximately 20 minutes to 2 hours after eating, depending on how quickly the consumer’s metabolism works and how long it takes for the blood to transport the cannabinoids to the brain. This also means that the buzz can be in waves, with a slight effect that is felt at first, the intensity of which increases over time. When eaten, the effects last much longer in the body.
To prepare marijuana for food, it is usually fried in oil and then used to bake cookies or bread. Cannabis can also be converted to coconut oil, which is a healthy alternative as the oil has health benefits. For example, it contains the fatty acid lauric acid, which has many health benefits. Cannabis-infused oil can be used in cooking or additionally processed in single dose capsules.
The main difficulty in taking marijuana orally is getting the correct dosage. Since it takes some time to feel the effect, it may be too late before the user realizes that he needs more or that he has taken too much or too quickly. The first meal of the day, especially if you cook it yourself, is an experiment. However, as with evaporation, there is almost no health risk when using cannabis, in fact the health benefits are numerous. Cannabis is soluble in fats, and mixing the cannabinoids with oil results in maximum absorption of the cannabinoids by the body. The effect on the body is strong and lasts a long time.
For patients who use marijuana for pharmacological reasons, this is probably the best way to consume marijuana. This not only ensures that you absorb most of the plant’s health benefits, it also ensures that you have a lasting effect. For those with chronic pain, a pain reliever that works for six hours is much more interesting than taking a pill six times a day. This is a process that can be done at home by choosing your strain and the desired dose. There are also a variety of edible items available at the pick-up points if you are unable or unwilling to prepare yourself.
4. Tinctures, sodas and other liquid forms of cannabis use.
Of all the methods of ingestion, cannabis use is one of the least known. Marijuana can be used in a variety of delicious drinks, including alcoholic and carbonated drinks. It is very simple to make a drink from it, all you need to do is soak the cannabis flowers in alcohol and make an infusion from it, one drop of which is enough.
Drinking cannabis in liquid form, like eating cannabis, has a much stronger effect on the body and mind and is therefore ideal when using cannabis for medical reasons. Although prepared foods are readily available, if you prefer to drink marijuana over smoking, you can easily make yourself drinking marijuana. Just keep in mind that THC and other cannabinoids are soluble in alcohol and fats, but not water. When making cannabis tea for yourself, you might be disappointed. Cannabinoids are also absorbed through the bloodstream in the body, but this can happen faster than through food because fluids are easier for the body to absorb. However, oral administration definitely takes longer to achieve an effect than smoking, so the user should always wait a little before taking a second dose.
To make marijuana tincture, all you have to do is soak the flowers in alcohol. It takes about a week for alcohol to absorb THC and other cannabinoids. However, if you really want to, you can put it on for a year before using it. Cannabis in this form is extremely effective and one drop may be enough to feel the effect.
It is important to note that when cannabis is taken orally as food or drink, the cannabinoids reach the liver more easily. This means that they are processed more easily and quickly by the body, and that the liver receives healthy elements. In general, oral marijuana is healthier than smoking marijuana.
5. External use of marijuana.
Most users of hashish are unaware that cannabis has long been used to treat many topical diseases. This means that the health benefits of cannabis cannot be achieved by simple consumption. It is applied to the skin as needed, both for cuts and inflammations.
The skin is one of the largest organs, covering a huge area of the body. Since it is permeable, the medicine can be applied to the skin and it makes a lot of sense when reaching a certain point. This means that cannabinoids can be absorbed through the skin and need not be absorbed into the body. Products such as cannabis cream and oils are also available for topical use. Otherwise, the flowers can be soaked in alcohol, as is the case with the tincture. This tincture can be applied to cuts and wounds anywhere on the body to relieve pain.