Have you recently come to the realization that smoking is actually quite damaging to your lungs? Do you want to know what alternative methods of marijuana consumption are available to you?
Many people are unaware of the fact that marijuana can be consumed without smoking, edibles, tinctures, and topicals are all different methods of consuming cannabis in a way that does not involve inhaling smoke and damaging your lungs.†
Choosing an alternative consumption method may prove to be much better in the long run. If you want to know more about alternative consumption methods to smoking, here are some you should consider.†
Many people think that when it comes to getting high, the only way to do this is to smoke a joint. For a very long time, this was the case, but not anymore. These days, while smoking is still the most popular method of consumption, there are so many other ones that you can choose from that donít involve smoking.†
The first one that we have on our list is tinctures. For those who want to feel the effects of their marijuana almost instantly, tinctures are the way to go. They are concentrated cannabis drops that are placed under the tongue. This is the fastest way for cannabis compounds to enter your bloodstream.
However, when it comes to tinctures, this method is typically one that is preferred by medicinal marijuana users as it is the fastest-acting method and because of the fact that it is a concentrate, you can have much stronger doses in smaller amounts.†
The next method we have on our list is dab rigs. To the untrained eye, you may think that dabbing is still smoking, and while it may look like this, it is actually more like vaping. So instead of inhaling smoke, you are inhaling the vapor.†
Dab rigs are glass pipes that have water chambers for the smoke to go through. They are similar in function to bongs, just as popular as evidenced by the fact that they are available online at sites like DankStop for example, but instead of using weed, they use marijuana concentrates such as wax, or rosin.†
Dab rigs are great for people who are looking to have similar lasting effects to that of smoking, with a bit more of a kick from the concentrate. They work by heating the nail, which is a part of the rig, and then placing a small amount of the concentrate onto it. The heat from the nail will vaporize the concentrate, and while you inhale from the mouthpiece, the vapor goes through the water chamber and is then inhaled into the lungs.†
For those who donít want to make use of any kind of inhalation method, the next method we have is edibles. Edibles have been around for a very long time, but most people will remember them as brownies that they tried to make at home.†
These days you can find all sorts of edibles that differ in strength and even differ in the compounds they contain. You can find everything from snacks, to drinks, to even meals infused with cannabis, and there is no limit.†
People choose this method over smoking because there is no risk of lung damage. Other benefits include a far more potent high than you will get from anything else, as well as a high that will last far longer.†
Dry Herb Vaporizers†
Last but not least, we have dry herb vaporizers. This may sound a bit strange, but it is actually one of the most innovative products in the cannabis market today. Essentially this is a convenient and easy-to-use product that will vaporize your weed instead of burning it.†
These vaporizers are just like regular vaporizers. They are small, convenient, and easy to use. The biggest difference is that you donít have to spend a ton of money on a concentrate and rather just have to buy the same weed you have always been buying which will always turn out to be much cheaper in the long run.†
This method of consumption offers effects that are almost identical to smoking, with the effects kicking in within a few minutes and lasting a few hours.†
The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act) outlaws the recreational use of cannabis in India
CBD oil manufactured under a licence issued by the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 can be legally used in India, for medicinal purposes with a prescription, subject to specific conditions. Kindly refer to the same here for the legalities of use in India
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