You can inhale it, ingest it, or soak it in and you can find CBD in a variety of products. Try different methods to see what works best for you. The great thing about cannabis is it's safe to combine methods.
Cannabis comes in a variety of products, such as:
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Start low, with any method start with the lowest dose and adjust as needed. It's better to feel nothing at first than do too much and have a bad experience.
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Dry herb vaporizing
Vaporizing is the process of heating the cannabis to a point that releases the cannabinoids into a vapor that you inhale. This method is less harsh on your throat and lungs and allows you to adjust the temperature so you can get less THC if needed. Visit our page on vaporizing to learn more.
Smoking cannabis is one of the most accessible methods, you can even buy pre-rolled joints. You can use a variety of accessories to cool down the smoke such as bongs filled with ice water.
The downside of smoking is it can be harsh on the lungs and the smell is very strong.
Concentrates are a potent cannabis product, sometimes using solvents to extract properties from the cannabis plant. Concentrates can be added to joints or a dry herb vaporizer, vape pens & dabbing, they can also be ingested.
Solvent used are often butane, CO2 and ethanol. Distillate you'll often find in edibles as they don't have a taste. Solventless concentrates you can make yourself.
*Concentrates with THC are very strong. If you want a product that's milder look for high CBD and low THC concentrates.
- Live rosin
- CO2 oil
Pictured is Live Rosin
- Kief or sift- what's left behind after grinding dried flowers.
- Rosin - made by pressing flowers in high heat like a rosin press
- bubble hash - Uses water, ice and screen to pull out the trichomes in a paste
Pictured is Bubble Hash
Ingesting cannabis is the healthiest and most discreet method. However it's important to know eating cannabis, as in swallowing it, makes it a much stronger method than inhaling it or sublingual. Your liver converts THC to 11-Hydroxy THC which is much more potent, therefore it's very important to start low and go slow when first using cannabis.
View the Edibles Guide for more information
Edibles also come in fast-acting, all beverages, dissolvable and some candies are fast-acting, meaning they'll have an onset time of around 15 minutes and a duration of about an hour.
Topicals come in a variety of options and will not cause intoxication. You can buy lotions, salves, massage oils, lubricants, suppositories, bath bombs and bath soaks, hair products and a variety of other things that can allow you to try cannabis without feeling intoxication.
Pictured is the intimacy oil Sex Pot by Latitude