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A Quick Guide to Cannabis Consumption

The Glory of Cannabis Consumption

Fishermen know that fishing is complicated. Not only that, they know there is an infinite number of ways to fish, techniques to use, baits to experiment with, and fish to attack. That’s partly what makes it so fun for fishermen!

A similar analogy could be drawn to the cannabis community.

There are a vast number of ways to consume the products, an ever-increasing numbers of products to consume, and people have the creative freedom to make consumption their own.

The Most Popular Ways to Consume Cannabis

What're your favorite ways to consume cannabis? Do you eat it? Smoke it? Vape it?

Here’s how people are doing it today.


Some cannabis you can eat or drink. These types of cannabis products are known as edibles.

While they take longer to take effect, ingesting cannabis through the stomach delivers it to the liver where THC is converted in 11-OH-THC. This form of THC is often said to be more potent and psychoactive.

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For a less potent experience, many people are opting for topicals. These types of cannabis products are available in balms, lotions, salves, and more.

Topicals can be used for localized effects, Moreover, these versions are less likely to induce a psychoactive effect.

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Smoking has long been the most popular way to consume cannabis. Smoking can be done in a pipe, with a joint, or through some other, similar means of consumption, such as a blunt.

While not the healthiest way to consume cannabis, it is effective, has a rapid onset, and is often cited as being one of the most enjoyable ways to consume.

Oils and Concentrates

From capsules to waxes and more, oils and concentrates are highly potent, specialized extractions that are as unique as they are powerful.

Their textures, tastes, colors, and consistencies all vary from product to product, but they have one important thing in common: a high level of potency.

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Vaping cannabis is as close as you can get to smoking it without burning any plant material.

In fact, vaping is essentially heating cannabis just enough to evaporate the cannabinoids and terpenes without burning the content of the vaporizer.

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Which Cannabis Product is Right For You?

Some people prefer to take the advice of their budtender, others like to experiment on their own. Whichever way you like to go, here are a few tips that will help you find the right cannabis product for you.

First, feel free to ask a budtender about a choice that might be right for you. Their personability and a 1-on-1 interaction may help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

However, their experience may be completely different from your own. So, feel free to experiment with new products without their guidance.

The best piece of advice when trying a new cannabis product: start low and go slow.

You may never know how potent a product is until a few hours after you have consumed it.

Have you ever taken too much cannabis too quickly? Share your experience below to help the community understand how cannabis might impact them!

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