One of the best things about weed is the variety of ways you can consume it. If you’re hesitant to smoke because of health reasons, or simply prefer to take it in other ways, you have so many options. Check out this list of nine ways you can get high and try weed for yourself, without having to smoke it.
If you enjoy smoking, or are simply used to it, the closest alternative is vaping. The basic premise is the same, you heat up your weed to release the THC and make it active, inhaling to achieve the high. But with vaping, there is no smoke released, and you inhale cleaner vapor, with no additional smoke from resin or papers. It is a healthier option, no doubt.
Thankfully, with many cigarette smokers turning to vapes to quit their own habit, vaporizers have improved vastly and come down a lot in price. This used to be a fairly expensive investment for committed tokers, but is now a very affordable alternative.
2. Oils and Extracts
Cannabis oils and extracts are made by using a solvent to remove the THC from the cannabis plant, creating a concentrate that can be eaten, vaped, or smoked. Some people create edible extracts so they can create salad dressings and elaborate recipes.
Oils and extracts of all kinds are typically stronger than simple weed, and can allow for a strong high with very small consumption.
If you love to get high but can’t stand smoking or edibles, capsules might be the product for you. Containing concentrated THC, these small pills can deliver a potent impact on almost anyone. Some methods, like smoking and vaping, are not 100% efficient in delivering THC, but you can rely on products like capsules to deliver a strong high every time.
4. Topicals and Ointments
New lotions, oils, and ointments are being delivered all the time as a way for people to reap the benefits of THC. To be fair, most topical creams and ointments won’t give you a very strong buzz, but they can deliver pain and nausea relief, and can be a very helpful daytime alternative to smoking to a joint.
Tinctures are an ideal method for ingesting marijuana that has most often been used by medical marijuana patients. That said, tinctures can provide a great, subtle, and healthy high for any weed enthusiast. These tinctures are typically composed of THC oil, combined with other stabilizing essential oils. Tinctures are best taken under the tongue, and provide a great high that is slow to appear.
People who smoke regularly know that some methods are more efficient than others. If you like to smoke but find it takes quite a few bowls or hits to get you going, you might want to consider dabbing. You’ll need to source some concentrated wax or shatter, and can smoke it through a bong as you would usually. This concentrated form of marijuana contains much higher THC concentration than weed alone, and you’ll feel an intense high after fewer hits.
So. Cannabis lube is a real thing, and people are really using it. Foria cannabis lube has hit the market, and users have described the effects as similar to edibles. The dose can be selected through the amount used, but beware, many users have warned that you may need longer than directed to feel the described body-high. If not timed correctly, the high hits after the lube has been… um… used.
Speaking of edibles, we can’t forget the time-honored tradition of baking marijuana into delicious treats. Everyone should try the unique and slow-landing high that comes along with trying edibles for the first time. When thinking of cannabis treats, you might immediately thing of special brownies and that is understandable. But, with more and more people turning to cannabis, there are hundreds of cookbooks for DIY fun, and different snacks to be ordered from dispensaries.
9. Infused Beverages
With the evolution of edibles has come a new range of drinkable cannabis products. These range from teas, to pops, to juices and smoothies. These drinkables are a healthy and discrete way to ingest cannabis. The high that tokers get when trying out drinkables tends to be very similar to edibles, with a slower time to feel the high, and longer lasting effects in the body. If you love the idea of adding weed to your healthy smoothies, try experimenting with different extract strains to find your perfect addition.
You might have to do a little experimenting to find your choice of delivery method, and narrow down the best way for you to achieve the high you’re looking for. Luckily, even if you’re looking for a better choice, you’ll likely have a good time experimenting along the way.