What is the Healthiest Way to Consume Cannabis?

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What is the Healthiest Way to Consume Cannabis?

Smoking Cannabis

PROS:  Fastest delivery method for easy to control consumption with levels 10-28%THC.
CONS: The least healthy method and least discreet, smoking odor, bad breath.

Smoking  is the most common method of consuming cannabis and is known as the oldest method of cannabis consumption. Smoking cannabis is the quickest way to get the effects of cannabis into your system. When smoking cannabis the cannabinoids such as THC and CBD enter your body through your lungs and pass along directly into your bloodstream. Once THC hits your circulatory system, it only takes a few seconds to reach your brain. People who consumed cannabis via smoking reported feeling the effects of the cannabis within minutes. That’s faster than any of the other methods on this list. Smoking your cannabis allows you to more precisely monitor and control the amount of cannabis you consume with most strains containing (5%-28% THC).

Though smoking is the quickest method of delivery, it’s also the most damaging to the lungs and therefore the last on the healthiest list. When you burn cannabis flower in order to smoke it, you also get other plant and paper material with the cannabinoids. These foreign substances can have negative effects on the sensitive tissue in your lungs. With new innovations in cannabis industry there are new healthier alternative to cannabis consumption.

Smoking Cannabis Accessories Include:
Joints – cannabis rolled in smoking paper
Blunts – cannabis rolled in a cigar paper
Pipes –  pipes are used to smoke cannabis  and are made from glass, metal, and wood
Water Pipes (Bongs and Bubblers) – Bongs are filled with water to cool smoke and also water acts as filter for unwanted particles. Bongs are made from glass and ceramics and plastic.

Vaping Cannabis

PROS:  Fast delivery method for easy to control consumption with levels up to 80%THC
CONS: A healthier alternative to smoking , great for beginners and heavy consumers, discreet, mostly odorless compared to smoking and dabbing.

Vaping or Vaporizing is quite similar to smoking. Vaping cannabis involves heating the canabis pdried herbs or cannabis oil rather than burning it. Vaping cannabis is a healthier alternative, it is easier on the lungs. However, there is no scientific evidence proving that smoking marijuana has detrimental health results compared to vaping cannabis. We can only conclude that vaping is less harmful.

Vaporizers (also known as vapes or vape pens or vape battery) come in all shapes and sizes. The advantage of vaporizers is that they can be used with oils and concentrates which contain upwards of 80% THC. As those numbers indicate, vaporizing oils has a much stronger effect on the body. Vaping is widely known as the healthier method of consumption because it’s far less damaging to your lungs. When vaping cannabis you are inhaling cooler vapor that is smooth and easy on your lungs.  Unlike when smoking you are inhaling hot smoke and other particles that are more damaging and harsh on the lungs.

Cannabis Edibles and Drinkables

PROS:  Slow delivery method 30-120 minutes,  hard to control consumption
CONS: A healthier alternative to smoking, vaping and best for long term chronic pain medication

Edibles and Drinkables are basically food infused with cannabis oil, extract or dried cannabis plant. You can find just about any type of edible infused with cannabis: Chocolates, Brownies, Cookies, Chips, Gummies, Hard Candy, Chips,  Crackers, Krispies, Water, Soda, Juice, Syrup, Honey and oils that you can add to any food.

Edible consumption is ideal for people consuming medicinal marijuana for long-lasting chronic pain and insomnia since you do not have to consume as often. It takes anywhere from 30-120 minutes to feel the full effects of cannabis edibles. This fact alone makes it easy for inexperienced users to consume too much cannabis only to suffer the consequence of being too medicated an hour or two later.

Pills and Gel Capsules


PROS:  Slow delivery method 30-120 minutes,  hard to control consumption
CONS: A healthier alternative to smoking, vaping and best for long term chronic pain medication

Just like any other drug or medication, weed can be taken in the form of a capsule or a pill. This is a good strategy if you are trying to avoid smoking, but users beware. Pills tend to be potent and very concentrated. Make sure you know how strong your dosage is.

2019-05-25T23:25:46+00:00