By Thomas Wiggins
Cannabis, or marijuana,has been consumed by human beings for thousands of years, but it is onlyrecently that most people have had regular access to the substance. Everyonehas their favorite way of consuming cannabis, and the plant’s recent legalityin countries like Canada has made everything from pre-rolled joints to infusedcandies readily available to consumers.
Here are just afew great ways to consume cannabis, and why doing so can be a fun, safe, andrewarding experience.
For a classic wayto consume cannabis, it’s difficult to beat joints. While they’ve fallen out offashion with some cannabis fans in recent years, joints provide convenient waysto smoke marijuana on the go and can be fun to roll to boot.
At a good marijuana dispensary, individuals can often find a wide selection of inexpensive pre-rolled joints for sale. Pre-rolled joints are especially great resources for individuals who want to sample several different cannabis strains without breaking the bank.
There’s also a certain art to rolling a joint, and many reputations in the 1970s were founded on how well someone could “roll a number” on a Dark Side of the Moon LP. There’s also something stylish and classic about this humble form of smoking marijuana; favored by everyone from Nick Drake to Jimi Hendrix to Bob Dylan, joints can provide people with a fun and easy way to light up.
Named after thetype of cigar from which they’re typically created, blunts are usually made byrolling marijuana in tobacco leaves. Because blunts are created from relativelybig cigars, they are also able to contain far more cannabis than joints.
Blunts havebecome increasingly popular recently due to the powerful punch they can provideto smokers. In recent years, everyone from tech CEO Elon Musk to Snoop Dogg hasbeen spotted smoking a blunt to wind down. Indeed, it doesn’t look like thepopularity of blunts will be decreasing anytime soon.
For people whoenjoy the thought of using cannabis but don’t enjoy the harshness or pungentsmell of marijuana smoke, vaporizers can provide a great way toexperience the joys of cannabis.
People whovaporize cannabis use marijuana concentrates rather than leaves, but the highwill be just the same as other “traditional” forms of ingestion. Infact, some people find the high from vaporized cannabis to be “smoother”in its effects. The portability of vaporizers also makes the devices fun forpeople who like to enjoy a puff or two on walks or hikes.
Increasingly popularwith cannabis aficionados in recent years, edibles are now available in avariety of forms. Traditionally made by cooking marijuana into brownies,edibles can now be purchased as gummy candies and even chocolate bars. Toexperience an ancient form of cannabis consumption, users can also try aPersian form of spiced edible called majoun.
While thecognitive effects of edibles take longer to experience, they’re said by manyusers to be more intense and longer-lasting. Many individuals who dislike theharshness of marijuana smoke also tend to prefer edibles for their ease of use.For people who are just becoming familiar with marijuana, edibles can be agreat introduction to the benefits of cannabis.
Bongs are usuallyseen by marijuana aficionados as one of the best and most effective ways tosmoke cannabis. Because smoke from a bong is cooled by water at the device’sbase, using a bong can create a mellow “hit” for users. It alsoallows users to avoid the heat and harshness of other smoking methods.
Because the waterin a bong cools marijuana smoke before it is ingested, it also allows smokersto take bigger and longer “hits” than other forms of cannabissmoking. And while newer users may find bongs a bit confusing or evenintimidating to use at first, people accustomed to smoking cannabis often swearby their bongs.
While there iscurrently a truly wide variety of ways to ingest marijuana, each person willhave their own personal favorite form of cannabis consumption. Trying outdifferent methods of consuming can be a fun learning experience, so above allelse, users should enjoy each unique experience available to them!