Marijuana has different uses in contrast to a cigarette. The methods of using marijuana are essential considerations for both recreational and medical marijuana users. Below are the various applications of marijuana.
The most popular way of using cannabis is to smoke it in the form of cigarettes or joints. Marijuana can also be burned in a pipe, bong or blunt, which is a cigar that has been hollowed out to replace the tobacco with pot or a mixture of tobacco and marijuana.
Marijuana can also be smoked in bubblers which are mini-bongs having the same size of a pipe. Furthermore, hemp can also be used in the form of hash.
Nevertheless, cannabis lovers can create custom bongs and pipes with the use of soda bottles or cans, corn cobs, and even pieces of fruit. In some cases, for health benefits and by patients around the world people are cooking with cannabis as well.
Marijuana can also be consumed using a gravity bong, also known as bucket bong or waterfall bong. Gravity bongs are produced from plastic bottles, milk jugs, buckets, and two-liter soda bottles. Custom made gravity bongs use gravity to pull the smoke into the chamber with water.
Marijuana is also used in the form of vaporization. Vaporizers warm the cannabis to a state just below the point of combustion. At that point, you can inhale the active ingredients in the form of vapor, instead of inhaling toxic smoke.
Vaporizers are a good way of using marijuana because of the following reasons:
- It decreases the harm caused by marijuana smoke.
- Vape gives you a natural high
- Less odor is emitted when Vaporizers are used.
- Vaporizers are very convenient and portable.
Dabbing is a method of using marijuana through the use of THC resins extracted from the marijuana plant. Marijuana can be dabbed in the form of oil (hash oil or honey oil), a soft solid form or a hard solid (shatter). Use a blowtorch to heat the glass pipe or bong. Vapor is immediately created when the resin extract is placed into the pipe. Dabbing is a more effective way of consuming marijuana in contrast to smoking. The butane used to develop the extracts can be dangerous.
Oral Ingestion Methods of Using Marijuana
Marijuana is used as an ingredient when baking homemade brownies and different types of food. Marijuana edibles are becoming more popular due to the legalization of medical marijuana in many states.
Marijuana-derived oils can be used for cooking, baking, or just blending with food to develop different items that can be orally ingested or consumed in the form of capsules also called cannabis caps or weed pills. In legalized states, you can find marijuana-infused cakes, cookies, ice cream, gummy bears, lollipops, cereal, granola bars, and even chewing gum.
Oil extracted from Marijuana is also added to common beverages such as teas, sodas, and even beer. The use of marijuana leaves in the production of tea started many years ago. Nowadays, the tea is potent.
Marijuana can also be used in the form of mixing liquids with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabinol (CBD) to produce sprays which can be applied beneath the tongue. This method is common amongst medical marijuana users who don’t want the toxic effects of smoke.
Marijuana-infused sprays can be found in illegal states because they are not easily detected. Marijuana lovers simultaneously use sprays when smoking marijuana, by spraying joints and blunt with the different types of flavored sprays.
Liquids derived from the marijuana plants are called tinctures. To use marijuana tinctures, drop it directly beneath the tongue, and it instantly goes into your bloodstream. Tinctures are highly used for medicinal purposes because it is highly concentrated and highly potent, which makes the user very high, therefore leading to drastic effects.
Extracts from the marijuana plant are called Topical oils. These oils are thicker than the oils used in edible products. The oils can be used on the skin because it can be easily absorbed to relieve muscle pain and soreness. Marijuana topicals are meant for medicinal purposes because they do not produce a high.