Wondering how to use cannabis? Let us help you with that.
There are almost as many methods for the consumption of cannabis as there are strains. You can smoke it, vape it, eat it in a thousand different recipes – in fact, there’s now a full TV show about cooking with cannabis for those that live in countries where it is legal.
Today, we want to tackle the question of what the best ways to consume pot are, and specifically find out which method is best for you. Weed smoking isn’t for everyone, but there will be a technique out there that is.
Where to Get Weed from?
Before we begin, let’s make sure that we are all able to partake. An online weed store is an easy way to buy your first bit of pot. There’s no embarrassment and its all confidential. You don’t even need to worry about asking silly questions since they will be happy to help. Of course, this is only possible if you live in a country where weed has been legalised – like Canada, for instance. Otherwise, you will have to wait for legalisation like the rest of us.
How to Consume your Pot?
Once you have made your purchase, we need to look at all the different ways that pot can be used. Here are some of the most popular methods and how you do them. It is important to grind your weed up before you consume it as this makes it go farther. You will need a grinder for almost every method of weed consumption.
1 – The Joint
Rolling a joint is the safe bet for anyone. If you don’t like smoking tobacco, it probably won’t be for you. Papers are set up to be quite long, are layered with bud and tobacco, and are rolled shut. Joint rolling is an artform of its own, with multiple ‘skin setups’ possible. Have you ever heard of a Tulip, for example?
Joint rolling can take years to master but you can buy contraptions that make it easier. You will need weed, papers, tobacco, and a lighter for this weed smoking method.
2 – The Pipe
Those that don’t want to bother with learning how to roll might do better with a pipe. A pipe is a long device which features a bowl at one end, which should have gauze in it. This is where you put your mix of weed and tobacco. You then light the mixture with a lighter and breathe in. No rolling or papers are required.
To smoke a pipe, you will need the pipe itself, tobacco, pot, and a lighter.
3 – The Bong
An old favourite that is being used less and less with legality, a bong uses water to collect smoke and push it upwards into your lungs. It features a pipe bowl on one side, water in the middle, and a small hole at the tope and back. You place your mouth over the large hole on top and breathe in while you are lighting the bowl. The water bubbles and the smoke rush up into your lungs.
You will need a bong, a lighter, some tobacco and some pot for this method.
4 – The Vape
There are two types of vaporisers for marijuana use. There is the dry herb vaporiser such as the Volcano or the Black Mamba, then there is the liquid type of vape pen which you might use day-to-day. These vapes can be filled with THC infused vape juice instead of regular vape juice. We recommend you use a dry herb vape instead, since all you need for this is weed and the vaporiser itself.
Weed is placed in the chamber and the device is turned on. It will produce smoke as it incinerates the weed. You breathe it in. All you need is you vape and your pot for this method.
5 – Edibles
The last one we will cover is the edible. This covers everything from jelly babies right through to MasterChef worthy muffins and tarts. You can cook anything with weed in it, provided it has butter or some other fat content. The cannabinoids bind to the fat and work their way into your blood stream.
To consume pot using edibles, you just need to eat the edible.
Other Pot Consumption Methods
This is just the tip of the iceberg, so we suggest you get out there and experiment!