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If you d rather limit the amount of smoke you inhale, try one of these popular ways to ingest marijuana without filling your lungs.
No matter how safe vaping and smoking may be, there will always be people who err on the side of caution or don't like the sensation of smoke or vape in their lungs.
This doesn't mean that they can't enjoy the effects of cannabis. There are many ways to get lifted, some take longer than others, but also often last longer as well. The tinctures of THC or CBD come in many different strengths, so ask your local budtender how much of the liquid should be ingested on your first go. You can always use more a little later. Some of the many beauties of using tincture is that it kicks in pretty quickly, so you know where your headspace is and when and how much more or less is going to be taken, it often comes in flavors that are mild or pleasant, and it typically comes with a dropper for measured dosages.
If you are a wiz in the kitchen and like a full body high, making your own cannabis infused foods is a rewarding endeavor. You can make something as basic as pot brownies or use clarified ghee butter to really up your savory game. Use about a gram of ground cannabis flower per serving size and don't forget to decarboxylate first. If you live near a dispensary, you can get exact measures of cannabinoids, ratios of THC and CBD, as well as a variety of flavors and textures to choose from.
The idea of inserting cannabis into the buttock is not high on their list, but for many cannabis suppositories are miracle workers for many, especially the very ill. They bypasses the liver and go straight to work on ailments like liver cancer, fibromyalgia, seizure disorder and hemorrhoids. The use isn't as unpleasant as one might think and the potent effects of the smooth, concentrated medicine are uneniable, because it's usually about the size of the top section of a pinky finger.
Transdermal patches deliver the beneficial parts of the plant directly to the bloodstream, despite a slow release of THC, CBD, CBN or a combination of cannabinoids. They are effective, discrete and the perfect choice for someone new to the experience of cannabinoids. The effects come on like a regular smoke sesh, but everyone passing the joint has a story to tell and getting lifted is a slow roll process. The patch makes it easy to use and long lasting, so you don't have to think twice about your usage while you go about your day.
If you are using cannabis to help with aches and pains and don't worry about getting high, topicals are your best bet. Living in a legal state means that you can obtain a rub or cream with activated THC in it, which works wonders and is non psychoactive when applied topically.
CBD creams are good, and the cannabidiol works on inflamed joints right away. You can read the ingredients, though. Some topicals come with different herbs and additives that increase their effectiveness. When choosing a topical, salve, lotion or other type of topical, look for the words full spectrum.