Weed For Beginners – Part 2
Different Ways To Use Marijuana
Key Take Aways
- Joints and blunts are the easiest way to get into enjoying weed and you can find them prerolled at your local dispensary
- Bongs are great, but you will have to purchase one that is right for you.
- Vaping is becoming more popular and has a higher potency and better taste, but some studies have shown they may come with risk so do your research.
- Dabbing is the best way to get the highest potency, but is for the pros and comes with risks
- Edibles and oils are a great and easy way to enjoy and a great way to get into microdosing
We continue on to part 2 of “Weed For Beginners” series. If you haven’t checked out part 1, you can find it HERE. When it comes to cannabis there are so many different ways to use and consume weed. From your standard joints to more in-depth methods like dabbing. But what method is best for you? Here we will go over all the different ways to consume weed and how to know which method is best for you. The key takeaway from this article is to learn what are the different methods of smoking and enjoying cannabis and what might best suit your needs.
Smoking weed is the most standard way to use marijuana. When it comes to smoking, there are still so many different ways to consume it. There are joins, blunts, bongs, vape pens and dabs. Most smokers have a preference as to which is their favorite, for different reasons. For some it’s just the overall potency of effect and others tend to gravitate to the vibe of using a specific method.
Joints and Blunts
Joints and blunts might seem like the easiest way to smoke weed, but if you’re in a situation where you have to roll them yourself, it might be tougher than expected. They are though, a great way to enjoy smoking with friends. You can choose how much weed goes into a joint or a blunt. You can even add things like tobacco or wax to give your high a little bit more of a kick.
When you’re starting to get to the end of the joint, you can use something called a joint clip to ensure you don’t burn your hands. For those looking for a long relaxing way to enjoy your weed, joints and blunts are the solution for you. There is just something great about the simplicity of a joint. It’s easy to enjoy, easy to carry, and easy to pass around so others can enjoy. The best part is you can even buy them pre-rolled from your local dispensary.
Most veteran smokers tend to lean towards bongs. They allow for the smoker, in most cases, to allow the smoke to cool down before hitting the lungs. This prevents or lessens the amount of throat inflammation one can experience when smoking from other methods. Another benefit to bongs is they can lessen the amount of carcinogens and other harmful compounds you may ingest when using other methods to smoke, as it is filtered through the bong water. We put a list of our favorite bongs together for your HERE.
They are a favorite of most experienced smokers because you can take bigger hits. It may only take a few bong hits to get you to the same level of high as you might need from one or two joints. If you’re looking for a more efficient way to get stoned, looking to purchase a bong might be the right choice for you. And you’re in luck, check out our article here to see where you can get your hands on the perfect bong.
Vape pens are taking the nation by storm in the last few years. They have a higher potency than flower, and are chemically engineered to have a stronger flavor profile than most herb. It’s also considerably more discreet than smoking in other ways. All you need is your handy vape pen and you can smoke wherever you want.
So if you’re looking for a great mix of potency and taste, a vape pen is gonna be what you want to use. But beware, there are a great deal of studies that show vaping may be extremely harmful to your lungs. So proceed with using them with caution.
For the true cannabis connoisseur, Dabs may be something worth your time. Dabs are the oils in cannabis concentrated and converted into a smoking form. There are many different types of dabs, from shatter, to budder, to diamond sauce. Dabs have their own entire subculture within the cannabis community. We go into more detail HERE, but we will briefly explain their benefits.
Dabs are super concentrated as we stated earlier, meaning they have a significantly higher potency than any other method of smoking. Now the percentage of THC and CBD is different from product to product, but overall this is an expert product only. To smoke it, you use something called a dab rig, which can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Dab rigs are similar to bongs, but instead of bowl for herb, they have something called a nail, or in other cases a banger. You use a blow torch to heat these components up until they a red hot. Then you place your dab on the nail or in the banger and smoke. Dabs are usually expensive in comparison to herb and are not for the faint of heart. If you’re looking to purchase a dab rig, please check out the link here.
Edibles are kind of a mix bag. For some people they work fantastic, but for others they don’t feel anything at all from them. For those who have positive experiences with edibles, they will find this method of consumption to be the best way to achieve microdosing, which is a way for people to consume cannabis in a controlled way throughout the day without experiencing a high, but you will receive the medical benefits. Edibles can be basically anything you can drink or eat. From gummies, to chocolate, to even water.
They are typically on the low dose end of things. But for those with a high metabolism you may want to look towards the higher dose products. They are typically things like chocolates and cookies. Sometimes you can even buy tubs of cannabis infused butter and make your own edible. We have plenty of recipes and guides to help get you started. If you’d like to try edibles, check them out HERE.
Tincture and oils are really typically meant for those with medical needs. They are typically formulated with health benefits in mind, and are meant to be absorbed under the tongue. Unfortunately even though they can have flavors, they do not taste the best and are middle of the pack in terms of potency. But for those looking for a way to help them deal with their daily aches pains and mental struggles, these products may be exactly what you need. If you want to learn how to make your own, check out THIS article.
This article is mainly for people new to cannabis who are still learning about the different ways of enjoying weed and which one may be best for them. We did our best to cover the major ways and dig into them a bit so you can better understand and decide which is best for you. If you want us to go deeper into a particular method more or have any questions please leave a comment below and we will respond as quick as we can.
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