Cannabis can be consumed in a variety of ways that people don’t know about.
When you think of people using cannabis, what comes to mind? You most likely think of people smoking joints or using a bong. While these are two common ways to use weed, they’re not the only ones.
Cannabis is a versatile plant that provides a plethora of benefits. One of its benefits is the ability to be incorporated into a variety of products that make consumption simple.
Keep on reading to learn more about the basics of cannabis 101.
1. Joints and Blunts
Joints and blunts are some of the most common ways to smoke marijuana. They’re both made from papers that are rolled into a shape similar to that of a cigarette or cigar. The main difference between a joint and a blunt is that they’re made from different types of papers.
Joints are made from a thin paper that doesn’t have tobacco whereas blunts are made from papers with tobacco. Blunts typically burn slower than joints because the paper is much thicker.
When visiting a headshop, you can find joint papers that are pre-rolled into cone shapes. These allow you to pack cannabis in them, which is great for beginners that don’t know how to roll.
When smoking using a joint or blunt, you’ll want to grind the marijuana before placing it. If you don’t, there will be pockets of air within it that will make it burn unevenly.
Vaping has become one of the most popular ways to consume a variety of substances over the past few years. With the rise of products like JUUL, more and more people are dropping the traditional methods of smoking.
While JUUL is designed for tobacco, you can get similar devices for marijuana. Depending on what kind of device you have, you can purchase refillable cartridges with THC in them.
What makes vaping a great way to consume cannabis is the fact that you can choose whether you want to vape THC. If you’re someone that wants to enjoy most of the benefits of cannabis without getting high, you can buy CBD oil for your vapes.
CBD is a cannabinoid that’s extracted from cannabis in an oil form. It’s put in a variety of products, including food, lotions, and more.
Edibles are also a common way to consume cannabis as it doesn’t require you to smoke it and the effects can last longer. An edible is a food item that has cannabis as one of its ingredients. Edibles are usually made out of foods that are easy to mix, like brownies, gummies, eggs, etc.
If you’d like to make edibles, you’ll need to grind the marijuana up like you would if you were going to roll a joint or blunt. Simply eating the weed won’t get you high as you need to activate it by using heat and a fatty substance.
The best way to do this is to put your grinded weed in a pan with butter. You’ll let it cook for 5-10 minutes and then remove it. Afterwards, you’ll start cooking with weed by mixing into whatever food you’re making. So if you were making brownies, you’d put it into the brownie mix and then put it in the oven.
Many people are familiar with bongs because they’re commonly used to represent cannabis culture. Bongs are devices used to smoke herbs, most notably tobacco and cannabis.
Bongs are typically made of glass and uses gases produced from the marijuana to give long-lasting hits. At the bottom of the bong is where water sits, reducing the harsh impact of the smokes as you inhale.
Using a bong can be a lot easier for many people because it doesn’t require as much work as making edibles or rolling does. Instead, you just have to clean it after each use.
Dabbing is a process that’s similar to smoking a bong because you need to get a special device to do it. Dabs are waxy substances that are extracted from cannabis, similar to CBD oil. However, dabs are made of pure THC, so the effects are much stronger than the effects of bud.
Dabs aren’t beginner-friendly because you need to know how to operate the device and measure how much you’re smoking. If you check out a dabbing guide, you can learn more about how to start dabbing.
Some people decide to mix dabs with their joints and blunts. This will add an extra kick to them and make the effects stronger.
If you decide to start dabbing, you’ll want to do it with others that have had experience. They’ll be able to guide you through the process and ensure nothing bad happens if you get too high. They can also teach you how to use the dabbing device because you’ll need to use a variety of tools.
Now You Know the Basics of Cannabis 101
While many people think they know what marijuana is, they usually only think of the flowers. Cannabis 101 is all about learning the ins and outs of weed and its several uses, and you’ve already gotten through the basics.
If you’re someone that’s never consumed cannabis before but would like to start, we recommend you start with joints. Because they don’t have tobacco, you won’t run the risk of getting addicted like you would with blunts.
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