When it comes to cannabis consumption, the second-most important consideration, after the flower itself, is your method of delivery. Many methods are often overlooked, and many consumers limit their experimentation by using only one or two methods.
In our previous blog, we went over the uses and benefits of glass products in the world of cannabis consumption. As we continue to explore the array of materials and methods we use, we want to also highlight the different ways of consuming.
In this article, we’ll go over the three basic delivery methods: inhalation, oral, and topical. Each method has various techniques that are unique and have uses appropriate for different occasions.
Why is Knowing the Different Cannabis Consumption Methods So Important?
Firstly, different conditions require different ingestion methods. For example, if you have skin problems then cannabis topicals and salves would be a great response for alleviation. Next, certain conditions such as Parkinson’s or Crohn’s may require more immediate relief, and so this is where inhalation comes in. Finally, it’s important to keep in mind that many consumers can require multiple ingestion methods for symptom relief.
If you’re wanting to maximize the benefits of cannabis, a great starting point is learning how largely dependent your experiences will be on the methods of consumption.
Cannabis Inhalation Methods:
Inhalation is the most common way cannabis is consumed. Cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, are absorbed into your body through inhaling vaporized or smoked cannabis.
Hand Pipes, Water Pipes, and Rigs
These three are the most common smoking devices in circulation. Known for their functionality and incorporation of water filtration, among their multitude of uses, these pieces are also growing into an artistic expression of craft within the community.
Papers and Wraps
Dried flower is generally rolled into joints or blunts, which is perhaps the most popular way of smoking on the planet. As marijuana’s popularity continues to grow, rice, flax, hemp, and even transparent cellulose rolling papers/wraps are becoming a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco wraps and bleached papers.
For experienced and health-conscious consumers, vaporizers are a healthier choice that heats herbs enough to extract cannabinoids, yet with temperatures too low for harmful toxins released during combustion to affect us. Vaporization minimizes many health risks associated with smoking and significantly reduces the odor.
Cannabis Oral Consumption Methods:
Orally ingesting, eating, and drinking cannabis comes in as the next way of consumption on our list. THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids will be absorbed through the digestive tract and processed by the liver. Ingested products will affect you differently than inhaled products – often having stronger or prolonged effects.
Tinctures, Oils, and Edibles
Tinctures are liquid cannabis extracts used by consumers looking for dosage control and fast-acting effects without the health risks associated with smoking. Generally, drops of the tincture are placed under the tongue, where it’s absorbed into the body versus swallowed and digested.
Cannabis-infused food and drinks can be made in a variety of ways. Most often, edibles are infused with a staple infused ingredient high in fat such as butter or olive oil. These fats enable the extraction of the plant’s therapeutic properties.
Ingestible oils are the medium between edibles and concentrates ㅡ they are swallowed and digested like an infused product, but often have the consistency of oil.
Using Cannabis Topically on the Skin:
The Topicals world consists of lotions, creams, and oils that have been infused with cannabis extracts and are absorbed through the skin. When topicals are used correctly, it’s very unlikely that they will yield intoxicating effects.
Enjoy Conscious Consumption Even More With JTT Products
Here at JTT, we embody conscious consumption. This is one of the most important factors for us in the cannabis sphere ㅡ having everything to do with paying attention to the quality of the specific ways in which you are consuming, and how consumption is affecting your particular environment and the people around you.
Our products are based on this idea, and our chillstones are made out of 100% reusable glass, giving you peace of mind regarding the accessories you implement to consume your favorite wraps and joints.
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**Always be sure to consult your physician before making any changes to your health or fitness regimen.**