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When we think about cannabis, we often think of it as something that has to be smoked. It’s easy to smoke, you just need to grind up the flower and then sprinkle it in your hemp paper. However, it may be an easy way to take it but it isn’t always the right selection for everyone. If you aren’t already a regular smoker then you might find that the smoke burns the back of your throat and you might end up in a coughing fit! Doesn’t sound fun, right?

Well, you will be glad to hear that you don’t have to smoke cannabis – there are a few other ways you can enjoy its effects. Read on to find out more!

Edibles

Smoking isn’t the only popular way to take cannabis as lots of people also bake and cook with it. If you are ever visiting a cannabis entertainment complex or superstore you will usually find that there is a range of baked goods for you to buy and enjoy. Baked and cooked goods with cannabis in them are known as ‘edibles’. It’s not just food, though, as there are also a few drinks that you will be able to find that have been infused with cannabis as well. If you do try making any at home yourself, you should be careful with the dosage. Because cannabis is digested, many people find that edibles have quite a strong and different effect on them.

Vaporizing

Do you prefer to vape rather than smoke? Well, if so you might be interested to learn that you can vaporize cannabis as well. In fact, its chemical compounds will vaporize at low temperatures, so this isn’t quite as harmful as smoking may be. Not only that, but a few people prefer the flavor of vaporized cannabis compared to the burnt flavor you get when you smoke it. If you are interested in trying cannabis vape, then it’s worth popping into our cannabis superstore to see what strains of Leaf & Vine and Trendi vaporizers and oils are available.

Oils

You can also buy cannabis oils that can be ingested. Most of the time, the concentrated oil will come in a capsule that you will need to swallow. If you aren’t too good at swallowing tablets, you can always split the capsule and sprinkle the contents over food or in a drink or try RSO. As your body will be digesting the cannabis, it is necessary to remember that these indigestible oils can have some really strong effects just like edibles.

Topicals

It might not be a very common way to take cannabis, but it is possible to take it topically. For this, the cannabis is infused into lotions and ointments that are then applied to the skin. These are used to try to treat any areas that are affected by soreness, aches, and inflammation. Lots of people like to use cannabis this way if they do not want to experience any of the psychoactive effects that it is known for.  So, if you don’t want to get high but have some aches and pains to take care of, then this could be the best way for you to take advantage of it.

Tinctures

A tincture is a liquid that has been infused with cannabis. The liquid is then dripped under the tongue and held for a few minutes. As the liquid enters the bloodstream immediately, cannabis does not go through the digestion process. This means that the psychoactive effects aren’t that strong at all. It does mean, though, that they are very fast acting and many people find that this makes tinctures easier to dose.

Dabbing

To dab with cannabis, you need a highly concentrated form of the plant. It is then put in a heated water pipe and the vapors are then inhaled. Taking cannabis this way will result in some very strong effects. In order to heat up the pipe, most people use a regular butane torch. Quite a few people prefer dabbing to any of the above methods because using a refined concentrate can give them a clean experience of the drug. It also means that you are inhaling vapor instead of smoke. Most cannabis aficionados agree that this is a more advanced way to take the herb, so it’s probably one for beginners to avoid for the time being.

As you can see, smoking isn’t the only way you can enjoy cannabis! Stop by Planet 13 to speak with a knowledgeable budtender who can answer all of your questions about our various luxury cannabis products.

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