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New ways of consuming marijuana you wish you knew earlier

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The marijuana business has been growing in strength and has never been stronger even though it is still growing. Technology is also evolving and new ways to consume marijuana are being developed. One method of consumption that is very popular is the glassware method which consists of bongs, bubblers and pipes. People’s habits are truly shifting for new experiences. Marijuana legalization has opened the doors to the industry and more and more people are now interested in trying cannabis. This has accelerated the growth of new ways to consume the herb and this article will explore some of them.

Dab rigs

Dabs are concentrated forms of cannabis that are made by extracting THC and other cannabinoids from the marijuana plant using a solvent like butane, ethanol or carbon dioxide, and have become very popular over the last few years. You are left with a sticky oil called wax, shatter, budder, butane hash oil or RSA. Dabbing is not easy. It requires specific equipment such as a dab rig, torch or e-nail. It can be less difficult though if you use an electric dab rig like these, from Grasscity for example, as you require much less equipment. You take a rice grain size or concentrate and place it in the rig and then heat it up to release the ingredients while inhaling. This is popular amongst new cannabis users.

On your skin

Topicals are ointments and creams that are infused with THC and CBD and they are very popular. Topicals don’t have the psychoactive effects but they do provide pain relief for muscles and joints. This method of consumption is used by many people including athletes who use infused creams to relieve muscle aches and pains. The great thing about Topicals is that there are no side effects. Patients with Neuropathic pain also find relief when using topicals regularly and it is a great treatment for topical rashes and inflammation. Topicals are growing rapidly in popularity because it relieves chronic pain, it treats skin conditions and it has a controlling dosage. If you have body aches and pains or even if you are battling a skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis, then topicals is the perfect solution for you to try.

On your tongue

Cannabis tinctures is an alcohol or oil based extract. To consume it sublingually, you place 3-4 drops of the tincture under your tongue and then wait for it to be absorbed into your system. Tinctures are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream providing quick relief and this method is popular amongst people who are looking for a fast but also long-lasting dose of CBD.  The dosage of Tinctures are easy to measure and regulate and this product is suitable for both wellness and medicinal users. It is also great for people who are looking to experiment with marijuana without smoking, making this the perfect option for non-smokers. Tinctures are still a fairly new way of consuming marijuana but this method is very popular.

Eating and drinking

Edibles are a favourite method of consuming marijuana. Edibles are when marijuana is cooked into a base ingredient such as olive oil or butter and then that base ingredient is used to cook or bake different food items such as brownies or cookies. If you do not want to do the time consuming work of making butter or oil, you can just cook a small amount of marijuana into your food for the same effects. You also get edible gummies and even beer infused with marijuana. The high from edibles can take as long as 2 hours to hit but it lasts much longer than most methods of consumption. Edibles don’t have to contain THC meaning you can consume them without getting high. Edibles are used for pain relief amongst many other conditions. Edibles are perfect for people who do not want to smoke marijuana and those who want a strong dosage. It is delicious and easy to make.


This is a low health risk form of consumption. This isn’t a new method but it is so much more improved and feels newer. Vaporizers heat the cannabis without combustion which reduces the risk of toxins being ingested. Vaporizers are portable and discreet and they have temperature control settings which is what you should look out for. Vaporizers are very convenient as well which is a benefit.

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