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7 Ways to Consume Cannabis other than Smoking: An overview

Why do people seek alternative ways to consume cannabis?

Some people might avoid smoking cannabis because of the negative stereotypes surrounding smoking, even if it's legal in their state. Some people can't smoke due to cardiopulmonary conditions. Smoking isn't always convenient when it comes to consuming cannabis, and many people might want to protect their lungs due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Whatever their motivation, there are several non-smoking ways to consume cannabis. Let's look at a few of them.

1. Vaporizing

A comparatively newer way to use marijuana is by vaporization. Vaporizers raise the temperature of the weed until it reaches just below the point of burning. The active ingredients can be breathed in as a vapor rather than smoke.

Here are some reasons why your customers might like vaporizers:

  • Some people assert that "vaping" gives them a better high.
  • In comparison to smoking, vaporizers emit less marijuana odor.

  • Vaporizers are often discreet, compact, convenient and portable.

2. Edibles

Marijuana edibles are available in a variety of forms and sizes. They are among the most popular marijuana consumption methods. Gummies, chocolates, baked products, mints, popcorn, and even drinks are considered forms of edibles. Due to the fact that THC must first be digested before it can enter your system, the effects of edibles sometimes persist longer than those of other cannabis consumption methods. It's recommended to start with a moderate dose of edibles and wait at least an hour before consuming more because it may take two hours for them to start working.

3. Tinctures

Tinctures contain marijuana mixed with either alcohol or a water-alcohol mixture. A few drops of the tincture are placed under the tongue, and get quickly absorbed into the circulatory system. Though marijuana is often used for medical purposes due to its potency, it is abused by some because it produces a stronger high. It may have a mild flavor and aftertaste, but it doesn't have the overpowering plant-like aroma of marijuana cigarettes or edibles. The best part is that you may use it covertly anywhere while carrying it with you.

4. Topicals

Topicals are cannabis-infused lotions, balms, and oils applied directly onto the skin. These products are generally non-psychoactive, meaning they won't get you high, but they can still provide pain relief and other therapeutic benefits due to their cannabinoids and terpenes content. Topicals can be used for various purposes, including reducing inflammation, treating pain and soreness, relieving muscle tension, soothing burns and wounds, and calming skin irritations.

5. Marijuana Patches

Transdermal cannabis patches are one of the latest innovations in medical marijuana. Just attach the patch to a veinous area, and cannabinoids will enter the bloodstream. Another significant upside to using patches is that you can adjust the cannabinoid ingredients to treat specific conditions (such as inflammation) based on well-documented clinical research. You attach the patch to your skin, which allows you to live your day without requiring multiple applications or worrying about people seeing it.

6. Powders

Powders are a newcomer in the world of cannabis products. If you're put off by marijuana smoke, powders might be perfect for you—they don't have any odor or flavor. Just mix a serving into any food or drink. And because servings are easy to measure, it's easier to control dosage than other methods. Dissolvable powders are technically categorized as edibles but not as potent. They can take effect within 20 minutes because the cannabinoids are absorbed quickly due to the powder's solubility. Because of this, it's like having an edible and a tincture combined into one product. The effects usually last up to 4 hours.

7. Capsules, Pills or Tablets

If you're used to taking pills as medication, marijuana capsules may provide the same results without having to smoke them. They're easy to take, and dosages can be controlled for more consistent results. Simply consume them with water. The effects of capsules should become noticeable after an hour and last around 4 hours. Start with the recommended lowest dosage to begin with.

Ending Note

Whether it's a tincture, edible, topical, pill or a patch, there is something for everyone when it comes to consuming cannabis.  One doesn’t have to resort to smoking to consume it anymore. However, remember that each method has different effects and dosing guidelines, so your customers must understand the method thoroughly before trying anything new. The methods of consuming marijuana are constantly evolving, so it is vital to research the latest trends and best practices in this field. With so many options available, your customers will choose the one that works best for their lifestyle and needs, and buy from you accordingly. You can buy various kinds of accessories, packaging and equipment for all the types of marijuana consumption from MJ Wholesale.
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