8 popular ways people will use cannabis in 2021
As more states and countries use cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes, experts are constantly looking for new ways to get the most out of this revered herb. So far, there are dozens of ways you can use cannabis. The method you choose will determine how quickly the THC gets into your bloodstream and stimulates you.
So don’t limit yourself to just one method of using cannabis. It can get boring over time. Get a little adventurous for 2021 and try these other popular methods:
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These are oil or alcohol based CBD products. You can spray or put a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue. For better results, hold the oil under your tongue for two or more minutes. The area under your tongue has numerous capillaries that help absorb CBD oils into the bloodstream.
Wipe the rest of the oil around your mouth to further absorb it into the gums and cheek tissues. Swallow the remaining oil into your intestines.
This is an excellent option to benefit from cannabis if you are not a smoker. It also allows you to consume cannabis without directly reporting to those around you who disapprove of cannabis use.
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Although smoking cannabis directly is the quickest way to feel high, people are now shying away from the habit because they fear that cancerous substances will get into their lungs. Smoking cannabis directly can also feel harsh to some people. A good solution to this is to use a bong to filter the cannabis smoke before inhaling it.
You will need to partially fill the bong with water that acts as a detergent. There are quite a few different brands and types of bongs out there. It can be overwhelming at times to pick and choose one. You may want to check out a comprehensive guide on bong to buy, like the one provided by the Daily High Club.
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If you like CBD oils but don’t like the way it tastes, taking cannabis capsules may be the best option for you. Like medical capsules, these have two cup-like ends made of cellulose that fit into one another so that it is easy to split them once in the intestine. The contents then empty into your intestines and are slowly absorbed into your bloodstream.
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You can also fill the capsules with decarbonized cannabis instead of oil. Note, however, that you are getting less THC per pill. CBD oils have a higher concentrated dose than equal amounts of decarbonized cannabis.
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You have the option to mix cannabis into food or drink. An excellent starting point is any food that uses butter as an ingredient. Simply add decarbonized cannabis to a mixture of water and butter and heat it in a pan for about four hours. Let the butter cool down to room temperature again. You can then use the weed butter to prepare food as you would with normal butter.
Cannabis has also been successfully mixed into candy, chewing gum, tea, brownies, gummies, candy bars, ice cream, cookies, lollipops, and the like. Try a one or two of these and see how it goes.
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You will likely find that it takes a little longer to feel high, but the feeling lingers longer than when you smoke cannabis. This is because all of the foods you eat are first absorbed through the small intestine and then go to detox through the liver before being distributed to the rest of the body. As a result, it takes a long time for THC to be absorbed into your bloodstream.
Topical oils and creams
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Topical oils are a great option if you are using marijuana for purely medicinal purposes. All you have to do is rub the oils on the affected part of the skin. This can help reduce muscle aches and pains. You won’t feel high using cannabis this way.
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This method of pain relief is increasingly being used by many people around the world instead of over-the-counter pain relievers. Applying pain relievers to the skin will save you the potential side effects of oral medications.
Cannabis bath soaks
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This is yet another way to get health benefits from cannabis without the usual psychoactive effects. You can purchase store-bought cannabis salts or make them yourself. Put the prepared bath salt in a tub filled with warm water. The more salt you add, the better the therapeutic feeling. Soak the solution for at least 10 minutes while breathing in the hot steam. Your aching and sore muscles may soon feel relieved.
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More and more smokers are switching for compelling reasons such as:
- Vape contains fewer dangerous chemicals than actual smoke because vape pens heat the cannabis without burning
- Vaping is not as harmful to health as smoking
- It’s less addicting than smoking
- It allows a wide range of flavors to be added to cannabis
- It is less dangerous than smoking for used smokers
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The relatively low heat of the vape pens makes it easier to activate cannabis. This will help you get even more out of it as TCH is converted from its usual acidic form and made available to your body’s cannabinoid receptors.
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You can smoke cannabis in a number of different ways. Perhaps the most popular way to smoke cannabis is to roll it up in tobacco papers and smoke it like tobacco. You can also hollow out a cigar and replace the tobacco with cannabis. This is called blunt.
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It only takes an inhalation or two to feel high. Wait about 15 minutes before your next round of inhalation, especially if this is your first time smoking. Depending on the makeup of your body, it can take a few minutes or even two hours to feel good. That means you have to wait for your body to respond naturally before consuming too much of the substance at once.
You should never pass by exciting options for your cannabis use. The above list shows just eight ways people consume cannabis. This is not exhaustive, but it can serve as a good starting point. Try these options and find out what works best for you. If you’re still not satisfied, it may be time to explore even more cannabis use options.
This article originally appeared on Cannabis.net and was republished with permission.