Smoking cannabis is like microwaving a meal instead of reheating it on the stove or in the oven. You want it fast, and you want it hot. But it isn’t always as good as the other options. Well, think of hitting a joint the same way. No, NOTHING wrong with smoking cannabis but man oh man, the many faces Mary Jane wears!
Tinctures, oils, edibles, even topical creams are ways to experience the healing and elevating effects of cannabis. So, what does all these different methods do? Why take cannabis if you can’t smoke it? Because, like cannabis, smoking isn’t for everyone.
Let’s get one thing straight: smoking is NOT good for the lungs. Nothing has scientifically linked smoking marijuana to lung cancer, and it’s been proven to be safer than smoking cigarettes. But smoke is smoke and it can build tar and carcinogens in the lungs. But the heat from smoking cannabis activates the THC quickly, giving the smoker an instant high.
Vaporizing is a great alternative to smoking, because you’re inhaling the vapor of cannabis that has been heated, not burned, to the right temperature.
Vaporizors come in large, box looking machines all the way down to personal pens. You can vaporize the actual buds or highly concentrated cannabis oil. Just like any other medical cannabis product, you can choose the amount of THC and/CBD for your desired high or relief.
Here’s a great slideshow on about 8 types of vaporizors. Some are common, some aren’t:
I like the vape pens, they’re so cute and you can truly control the amont of intake. Plus the vapor makes cool smoke for music videos and slow motion walk-ins. All of those things are important to me.
Next time, let’s discuss tinctures. Why? Because I like saying it. TEENT-urrrr. You can leave out an r or 2.
Peace and bud!