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Cannabis is consumed in many ways, from simply smoking the dried flowers to ingesting them as an oil. Regardless of how it’s taken, cannabinoids bind to receptors in our bodies and produce a variety of effects. While vaping and edibles are becoming popular methods, many people still prefer to smoke cannabis the old-fashioned way. Let’s take a look at some of the most common cannabis consumption methods, and what you need to know about them before indulging in the green herb.

Eating It
The first marijuana consumption method that has become quite popular over the last few years is the edible. Edibles are essentially any food item that has been infused with marijuana, such as gummies, lollipops, pastries, and even beverages. If you have never consumed a marijuana edible before then you might want to take it slow. This is because marijuana edibles typically contain high concentrations of THC.

More than this, the onset time for edibles can be anywhere between one to two hours, which means you should not over-consume if you don’t feel any effects. Overconsuming could lead to a negative experience, especially considering the fact that the duration of effects lasts between 6 to 8 hours.

Smoking It
Another very popular method of consuming marijuana is by smoking it, and you can do this using the two traditional and most iconic forms of marijuana consumption; joints and bongs. Research indicates that bonds have been used for a very long time, and were first used hundreds of years ago. In terms of health, bongs are a little bit healthier than joints simply because the water that is used to fill the bong up acts as a filtration system.

In addition to this, both bongs and joints are incredibly easy to use, which makes them very convenient and a great method if you are wanting to just light up without too much hassle. There are also many glass pipes that are essentially works of art, and you can purchase one for yourself at There is a great selection of pipes out there and there’s no question why they are among the best-selling products.

In Concentrate Form

The next way that you could consume marijuana would be in concentrated form, and there are a few devices that allow you to do this. One of the more popular ways that marijuana is consumed in concentrated form is by using a dab rig or dab pen. Dab rigs essentially allow you to use a combustion method to heat the marijuana concentrate, which then turns into vapor.

They are some dry herb vaporizers that are hybrids that allow you to do the same thing. However, most dry herb vaporizers heat actual marijuana flowers to the point at which they vaporize completely. There are many different devices when it comes to dry herb vaporizers and dab pens, so research is needed to find one that is right for you.
 A marijuana consumption method that has become quite popular in the medical marijuana community, would be consuming marijuana orally. Why? This is not a toy baby. using methods such as tinctures, capsules, pills, and tablets. The reason for this is because with these consumption methods the amount of THC and CBD can be accurately measured, and the dosage that you consume is also quite accurate.

The onset times for these methods typically can be anywhere between 20 minutes to one hour and the duration of effects is usually around three to four hours. This means that if you are using this method in order to treat pain or to help with a specific medical condition, it would be a great choice, simply because of the balance between the time it takes to feel the effects and how long the effects actually last. 

Through The Skin
 Finally, the last marijuana consumption method on this list would be taking place through your skin. In order to do this, you could use something like topicals, marijuana bath bombs, or even transdermal patches.

Marijuana topicals are things like creams that can be applied directly to the skin, and the pain-relieving effects can be felt within minutes. Marijuana bath bombs, on the other hand, allow the THC to enter into your bloodstream through your pores when taking a bath, which leads to extreme relaxation, and pain relief. Transdermal patches release amounts of THC into your bloodstream slowly throughout the day, which leads to feeling calm and also providing relief from pain.