How To Enjoy Cannabis Without Smoking It
You don’t need to smoke cannabis in order to enjoy it. In fact, a number of alternative consumption methods exist that allow us to achieve unique and positive experiences. Cannabis offers amazing benefits to our health and our enjoyment, so why limit the way we consume it? People have different preferences. Depending on what you’re looking for, you can find a handful of ways on how to enjoy cannabis without smoking it.
Don’t want smoke in your lungs? Vaporizers prevent the health issues of inhaling smoke (including carcinogens, tar etc.) by heating the cannabis to just below its combustion point of 393 degrees. It is heated to a point where the cannabinoids are released but not too hot to cause burning. In fact, studies show that vaping releases much less carbon monoxide than the smoke from a joint. Due to the fact that vape products contain densely concentrated oil, you have the benefit of only needing a very small amount to get the same effect as you would with larger amounts of a less concentrated cannabis product. The taste of vaporized cannabis provides a different experience than lighting up. It smells and tastes differently. And it’s sugar and calorie free. For the health-conscious consumers who want to feel the effects of cannabis quickly, vaporizing is the way to go.
Combine cannabis consumption with the enjoyment of eating and you get a tasty alternative to smoking. Edibles come in many shapes and sizes, with new options available seemingly every day. You can make your own at home, but be careful with dosing. If you are unsure, use a “medible” calculator . Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to grab some at your local dispensary and get the peace of mind that the product has been tested for potency and taste and you can concentrate (pun intended!) on having a good time.
3.) Capsules / Ingestible Oils
Ingestible oils are similar to edibles in that they are taken orally. This is a good option for medical patients with need for high concentrations. Like pharmaceutical pills, ingestible oils come in the form of capsules and you can consume them with other food and drink. They can be just as strong as edibles, so pay attention the total THC contained in each capsule and dose accordingly.
Tinctures are versatile and simple with a variety of flavors. The tincture form of cannabis consumption has traditionally also been used for medical purposes due to the amount of THC contained in a serving. Since a tincture is an infused liquid, it can enter the bloodstream quickly and help alleviate a variety of aches and pains.
Topicals are a great way to apply cannabis directly on the skin for localized pain relief. They can also help with general body soreness and inflammation. Topicals usually come in the form of lotion or salves. One unique attribute to topicals is that they can help reduce aches and pains without psychoactive effects. Check with your budtender to confirm which topical you have chosen.
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