6 Popular Ways to Consume Cannabis

6 Popular Ways to Consume Cannabis

Marijuana consumption has evolved far beyond traditional smoking methods, offering a variety of ways to experience its effects. Whether you’re exploring cannabis for medical purposes or recreational enjoyment, understanding these popular consumption methods can help you find the best fit for your lifestyle and preferences. In this guide, we delve into the most popular ways to consume cannabis and what makes each method unique.

What are the Popular Ways to Consume Cannabis?

Cannabis remains one of the most prevalent and immediate ways to experience its effects. Here are some popular smoking methods:

  • Joints: Rolled with rolling papers, joints are a classic choice for their simplicity and portability.
  • Blunts: Similar to joints but wrapped in tobacco leaf or cigar paper, blunts offer a larger smoking experience often favored for their flavor and potency.
  • Pipes: Available in various materials (such as glass, metal, or wood), pipes provide a quick and convenient way to smoke cannabis without the need for rolling.


Vaporizing has gained popularity for its cleaner inhalation experience compared to smoking. This method involves heating cannabis or cannabis concentrates to a temperature that releases cannabinoids and terpenes as vapor, without combustion. Vaporizers come in portable and desktop varieties, offering discreet and customizable options for consumption.


Edibles are cannabis-infused food products, ranging from chocolates and gummies to beverages and baked goods. Consuming cannabis orally through edibles results in a slower onset of effects (typically 30 minutes to 2 hours), as cannabinoids must be digested and metabolized in the liver. Edibles are prized for their longer-lasting effects and precise dosing, making them a preferred choice for those seeking sustained relief or a more controlled experience.


Tinctures are liquid cannabis extracts typically administered under the tongue (sublingually) using a dropper. This method allows for rapid absorption into the bloodstream through the mucous membranes, providing quicker onset of effects compared to edibles. Tinctures are available in various cannabinoid profiles (THC-dominant, CBD-dominant, or balanced), offering flexibility and precise dosing control.


Topical cannabis products include creams, lotions, and balms infused with cannabinoids like THC and CBD. These products are applied directly to the skin and are primarily used for localized relief of pain, inflammation, and skin conditions. Topicals do not produce psychoactive effects as cannabinoids typically do not enter the bloodstream when applied externally.


Dabbing involves vaporizing cannabis concentrates (such as wax, shatter, or budder) using a dab rig and a heated surface. This method is favored for its potency and immediate effects, appealing to users seeking strong relief or intense recreational experiences. Dabbing requires specialized equipment and knowledge due to the concentrated nature of cannabis extracts.


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How to Choose the Right Method?

The best method for consuming marijuana depends on factors like desired effects, onset time, duration, discretion, and personal preferences. Beginners often start with smoking or vaporizing for their simplicity and immediacy, while experienced users may appreciate the precise dosing and prolonged effects of edibles or tinctures. Topicals are ideal for localized relief, while dabbing appeals to those seeking potent and rapid effects.

Exploring the popular ways to consume marijuana allows individuals to tailor their cannabis experience to meet their specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re interested in exploring new methods for relaxation, pain relief, or creative inspiration, there’s a consumption method suited for every occasion. Remember to start with low doses, especially with edibles and concentrates, and consult with knowledgeable professionals for personalized guidance on finding the right method for you.

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