In the past, marijuana was dragged through the dirt by society and given a bad stigma because of the fact that it was legalized, and there was a perception that consuming marijuana caused addiction just like other drugs. It was only until recently that cannabis started gaining more mainstream popularity in society, thanks to legalization. Legalization also gave rise to innovation within the cannabis industry and, as a result, we have many consumption methods.
Smoking is the traditional and most common consumption method and has been around for a long time. Other options include vaporizers, which were introduced in 2013, as well as edibles which are universally appreciated. It is easier to regulate your intake with edibles than it is with inhaling smoke. If you would like to learn more consumption methods, keep reading.
A dab rig is a water filtration device that looks like a bong by design, except it has more accessories that includes a nail made from quartz or titanium. These devices also use wax instead of dry herbs, and when you consume, you have to heat the dab rig with a blowtorch until it is scorching hot. Then you add the wax and inhale. This device produces very intense and potent effects, as well as much more flavour, an added benefit. It is great to dab recreationally at home, as this device is not the ideal portable device. But no one can deny that a dab rig is a solid option for medical marijuana consumption, especially high-quality dabs such as those found at Daily High Club. The potency and intensity of the effects means that you do not have to consume too often, once a day is sufficient. Also keep in mind that you need to change your dab water often.
Tinctures are a medicinal liquid that is created when dry herbs are dissolved in alcohol. You consume tinctures sublingually by placing 2-3 drops underneath your tongue and swallowing after 2 minutes. The tincture then enters your bloodstream through the nerves under your tongue, providing a very potent high that has no side effects. You can also add a few drops of tinctures into your food or beverages, such as tea. This way, the tinctures enter through your digestive system or liver. You should consume tinctures once a day, in the morning or at night, and you should never exceed 2-3 drops per dose. Tinctures do produce more intense effects so keep that in mind if you are a beginner.
Dry herb vaporizers are handheld inhalation devices that are convenient, portable, and discreet. This battery powered device produces vapour instead of smoke, which makes it a lot healthier because there is no combustion involved. You get to decide which temperature you want to heat the herb at, and each temperature produces a different effect. To consume with this device, fill your chamber with a small amount of dry herbs, turn the device on, select a temperature, and start inhaling. This is best for on-the-go use. However, you can also enjoy your session at home. There are no set limits on how much to vape, just take into consideration what your plans are for the day. Keep in mind that these devices require regular cleaning to keep working at an optimal level.
Bongs are the original water filtration device loved by the cannabis community. These devices produce smoke via the process of combustion, which means that it carries health risks such as lung cancer and upper airway cancer. To consume with a bong, fill it with a bit of water, place dry herbs into your small bowl, and light the herbs with a flame while inhaling simultaneously. Once the bong water starts to bubble and the device fills entirely with smoke, you stop lighting and inhale the smoke until it’s done. This method is great for social gatherings, as the small bowl allows for as much consumption as you want recreationally. Remember to clean it regularly.
The original consumption method is using a joint, which involves dry herbs rolled in rolling paper and smoked when the herbs are burnt. This method is great for recreational use as well as social settings where many can share a single blunt. The onset is almost instant, however, there are health risks associated with combustion. You do not need to consume excessively because one joint contains a large amount of weed.