To answer this question, we are going to provide you with a list of methods of cannabis consumption and its characteristics. I can hear you thinking: Why don’t they just answer it and be done? Because the best way of consuming medical cannabis is based on what you consider more important or convenient. Meaning, the best way, is your way.
Your experience consuming medical cannabis will be as enjoyable as it is convenient for you. Take note of whatever characteristic you think is “for you” and you will find the best way of consuming medical cannabis. We suggest you don’t completely eliminate any method unless there is a specific characteristic you don’t want to hassle yourself with.
To help you decide on the most convenience method of consuming cannabis, we’ve divided the consumption methods into three classifications:
- Inhalants – consumed using vapor or smoke
- Oral (edibles, ingestants) – consumed by eating
- Topical – absorbed thru the skin
The therapeutic effects of inhalants are felt right away. It is actually the fastest way to feel the cannabinoids effects. Heating the cannabis will activate and release THC and CBD, then the vapor or smoke inhaled sends those components directly to your brain and bloodstream. And just like that that pain in the knee is no longer bothering. That is why inhalation is still the most common way of consuming cannabis.
There are two ways of inhaling medical cannabis:
We all know the traditional method of consuming cannabis is smoking. We all also know that by combusting or burning the herb to smoke it, we are exposed to chemical substances in the smoke and consume less THC when compared to vaping.
Why then smoking cannabis is still very common, even now when vaporizers use is widespread because of their versatility and convenience?
First, there are scientists that believe the smoke produced by cannabis is less toxic than tobacco’ because there is evidence that the nicotine found in tobacco smoke (but not in cannabis smoke) intensifies the toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAH (highly toxic components known to cause cancer). There have been other studies made that determined that cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, which are not present in tobacco smoke, help to protect normal lung tissue cells from the effects of carcinogens like PAH.
Second, it gives you more control over the amounts you are consuming and makes it easier to monitor your dosages. Basically it eliminates the possibility of unintentionally overusing and being too high.
In addition, you know what I say:
“Let’s not lose the beautiful tradition of lighting a good joint.”- BudBunny
You can smoke joints (herb rolled in a rolling or cigarette paper) or blunts (rolled in cigar papers therefore bigger than joints).
You can use a pipe or bowl.