After picking which strain to take home from Seven Point’s dispensary in High Park, the next decision is choosing your preferred consumption method. This step is often overlooked by many, as presented by tokers who are only used to either rolling joints or using a bong. You might find it useful to know that getting the optimal physical and mental benefits of cannabis depends on how it is consumed.
If you are only used to one or two cannabis consumption methods, then this blog is for you. You might find a new favourite after reading!
10 Different Ways to Consume Cannabis
Cannabis can be used in many more ways than smoking it in a joint or a blunt. Recent developments in the cannabis industry have expanded the ways to consume cannabis, catering to a wider market.
When it comes to cannabis consumption, there are three main methods:
Under these three main types are several other different ways to consume cannabis, with each one holding a purpose for different occasions or situations.
Let’s look at these types on a much more detailed level:
Inhalation as a Cannabis Consumption Method
These are some of the most common ways to consume cannabis. When cannabis is inhaled, the smoke enters the lungs before being absorbed into the bloodstream.
1. Joints, Blunts, and Spliffs
Perhaps one of the most common ways to consume cannabis is through joints and blunts. After the dried flowers have been broken into small pieces using a grinder, rolling paper or blunt paper are used to smoke it.
A joint consists of only cannabis and is rolled inside a thin rolling paper. A blunt is rolled using cigar paper or blunt wrap, which is made out of tobacco and can add a buzz to your high. Spliffs are like joints in that they use the same rolling paper, but the contents contain tobacco and cannabis.
Check out our extensive collection of pre-rolls!
2. Hand Pipes
Small, convenient, and easy to use, hand pipes are the most common smoking device available on the market today. Available in countless styles and forms, hand pipes are considered one of the most preferred ways to consume cannabis due to their functionality. Hand pipes trap the smoke from burning leaves, which is then simply inhaled by the consumer.
This simple-yet-stylish Mini Classic Sherlock hand pipe by Grav Labs can get the job done, anytime and anywhere!
Usually associated with smoking shisha or wet tobacco, hookahs are sometimes used as a cannabis consumption method too. To use, cannabis is mixed with tobacco to maximize burning due to the low water content. Multiple tokers can use the hookah at the same time, providing a unique smoking experience.
4. Bongs and Bubblers
Bongs are one of the oldest methods of smoking cannabis and are equipped with a bowl that holds the dried flowers. As the users inhale, the water percolates and the smoke rises up through the chamber before entering through the mouth and lungs. Bubblers, or “mini-bongs,” have the same effect but come in a more convenient size.
Vaping is the cannabis consumption method of choice among younger users. Vaporizers heat cannabis to a specific temperature to extract CBD and THC, without releasing the harmful toxins associated with burning. If you want to consume cannabis through vaping, you can visit our online store to select from a wide range of vape pens available.
Similar to vaping, dabbing makes use of the THC resins extracted from cannabis plants. Dabbing can be done in oil form, in a soft solid form such as wax or budder, or in shatter. If you’re interested in trying this cannabis consumption method, you would need to have dabbing tools, which you can get from our online store.
Oral and Topicals as Cannabis Consumption Methods
Those who want to skip the effects of inhalation and smoking turn to oral and topical methods. Here are some examples.
Available in hard candies, gummies, chocolates, baked goods, and even beverages, cannabis-infused edibles offer a different set of effects compared to inhalation methods. These products have longer onset times and can cause powerful psychoactive effects felt all throughout the body for longer periods of time.
Tinctures are alcohol-based cannabis extracts and was the main way to consume cannabis medicine before legalization. When ingested with an empty stomach, it is said that tinctures can provide a stronger buzz compared to edibles (depending on the THC level). Those who are cooking with cannabis also use tinctures to infuse their dishes.
CBD or THC capsules can easily deliver cannabinoids through the digestive system. Often used by those looking into the medical benefits of consuming cannabis, these capsules are conveniently packed in exact dosages. Cannabis capsules are used to alleviate symptoms associated with chronic pain, anxiety, and the like.
10. Sprays and Topicals
Topical creams and sprays use full cannabis extract, which is a decarboxylated thick oil that activates cannabinoids. Once in contact with the skin, they are absorbed and provide localized relief. Sprays and topicals are ways to consume cannabis that can be beneficial for muscle aches, soreness, and inflammation.
Looking for the Best Ways to Consume Cannabis?
We can help you figure it out. Browse Seven Point’s website to see our complete offerings of the finest cannabis products available on the market that will expand your ways to consume cannabis. From high-quality dried flower selections and edibles to high-performance smoking accessories, we have it all!