One of the best things about cannabis is its versatility. Every day, cannabis enthusiasts around the world enjoy THC and CBD products in various forms. In this article, we highlight the five most popular ways to enjoy marijuana.
Whether you like baked goods, gummies, or even salt to sprinkle on your dinner, there are plenty of great THC and CBD edibles to enjoy.
Edibles are convenient and very satisfying. It’s always good to keep pace, especially at the start of your edibles journey. People often claim to feel nothing after eating food for the first time and are sometimes inclined to consume more of it. However, results don’t always turn out as expected, as edibles can take up to 30 and 60 minutes to trigger.
Tinctures are created by soaking decarboxylated cannabis flower in alcohol for several days to a few weeks, then straining the mixture into a tincture bottle. Tincture bottles often come with a dropper to allow for easy dosing accuracy. Like edibles, tinctures allow users to enjoy the benefits of THC and CBD orally, discreetly and on the go. Try adding a cannabis tincture to your next iced tea or evening drink.
Another way to consume THC and CBD is cannabis oil. These oils are made by lightly heating decarboxylated cannabis flower in a carrier oil (MCT oil, coconut oil, olive oil, etc.) for 30-60 minutes, straining the mixture into a jar, and storing cannabis oil in a cool place. Mix the oil with your coffee, salads or other foods. Cannabis oil is also often used topically.
People have been getting high smoking the flowers of the female cannabis plant since thousands of years. Throughout this murky history, smokers have developed a multitude of methods to consume their favorite plant.Here we walk through the stoner’s hall of choice. To our right is the tried-and-true joint alongside the crowd-pleasing blunt. To our left, there are bowls, bubblers and steamrollers galore, and in front there are bongs of all kinds. Finally, under a dazzling light at the head of the gallery is the Volcano, world champion. Perhaps the best way to consume a flower is to spray it with a Volcano.
A volcano is basically a cone-shaped metal device with an upper chamber that holds and heats the cannabis flower. Users plug the chamber and attach a vapor bag to the top of the volcano to collect cannabis vapor. Once the bag is filled with steam, the user removes the bag from the cone and inhales the steam from inside the bag.
A 2006 study found volcanoes to be “a safe and effective cannabinoid delivery system.” The study went on to say, “The absorption of THC is comparable to the consumption of cannabis while avoiding the respiratory disadvantages of smoking.” This is something worth keeping in mind if you see yourself using cannabis in the years to come. Don’t just stick to a pipe or papers. Take care of yourself when you smoke.
Concentrates are a class of cannabis products revered for their potency. Cannabis concentrates are made from cannabis trichomes which contain cannabinoids, terpenes and other effect-producing compounds.
When people talk about concentrates, they may be referring to a variety of products. There are concentrates made with and without solvents. All are best consumed using a dab rig.
Rosin and live rosin are the two most common solventless extractions. Live rosin is created from freshly harvested and frozen cannabis flowers, while rosin uses dried and cured cannabis flowers. These concentrates are generally considered the purest way to smoke cannabis as they produce a full-spectrum extract that preserves the profile of cannabinoids and terpenes From the factory.
You can make your own rosin at home. Simply add heat and pressure to cannabis buds in a rosin filter bag. A flat iron can do the trick. This will extract the oils from the flower. The oils will pass through the rosin filter bag and be collected on parchment paper to be enjoyed later.
Many other concentrates are made using solvents. These products are created by placing cannabis in extraction tubes, soaking the herbal product with a solvent such as butane, and letting the solvent drip into a glass dish to evaporate. The concentrate is then placed under vacuum to remove all traces of solvent. What remains is a raw concentrated cannabis product.
The concentrate can be processed into a number of products including shatter, crumble, sauce, etc. depending on how it is prepared, mixed, heated and cooled.
These are just a few of the many ways to enjoy your weed. Stay tuned for more how-to guides and products, and remember that every adult in Arizona has the legal right to grow six cannabis plants at home. Good growth.