Every day new cannabis users are coming into the cannabis market which results in market growth and technology developing new ways to consume. Cannabis is very mainstream and popular these days with over 200 million cannabis users worldwide.

Tech has advanced and now you can find many ways to consume this substance and as a new user, you need to be aware of these new methods because it provides new experiences which affect the cannabis industry.

Another result of these technological advancements is that marijuana-related products are now able to be purchased online from sites like www.grasscity.com. All the information you would need about this industry is available online and this article will break down which marijuana consumption methods are available for beginners.


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Bongs are one of the original and most popular methods of consuming cannabis and you will often see this device being represented in pop culture. A bong is a hand help filtration device and when you use a bong, you need to add water or if you want a smoother hit, water, and ice. To smoke, you fill the small chamber with your dry herb and light it with a flame while covering your mouth over the mouthpiece. You then suck hard which will result in the herb burning and the water bubbling. Once smoke rises to the top of the bong, inhale and exhale. It is easy to use and this method uses less bud which is a benefit. Bong hits are also said to be more potent than smoking a joint and this traditional method is great for social settings because everyone gets an opportunity to take a hit.

Dry herb vaporizer

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Dry herb vaporizers are a method of consumption that is growing in popularity. It involved a dry herb vaporizer that produces vapor and not smoke which makes it healthier than smoking a joint or a bong. To use this device, fill the chamber of the vaporizer with your bud, select your desired temperature (start lower and gradually increase), inhale, and exhale. This method is very user-friendly and convenient which allows you to smoke anywhere and anytime. Dry herb vaporizers also produce less smoke and smell making them very discreet. Having control over the heating temperature is a benefit because this device doesn’t burn the herb rather heats it, which results in more flavor and potency. This modern method of consumption is ideal for people on the go.


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Edibles are very popular and it involves food and drink products that have been infused with cannabis. When you consume edibles, the cannabis enters your body through your digestive system which gives you a stronger high that lasts much longer (hours to be exact). Edibles are very convenient and you can even make them at home yourself. They are discreet however, be warned not to consume too many edibles at once because the high will be overwhelming and interfere with your ability to function normally. This method is very traditional and space muffins and brownies are known worldwide. If you are craving a strong high that lasts for hours, this method is for you.


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Tinctures are dry herbs that have been dissolved in alcohol and to consume it, fill a dropper or syringe with the liquid concentrate and place 3-4 drops underneath your tongue or in your mouth. You then need to leave it there for a few seconds before swallowing. Once tinctures get into your system you will feel the effects immediately and this method is a very popular method of administering medical marijuana. Tinctures have a convenience factor and this method is more modern than traditional. Consuming this way is ideal for medical marijuana patients.


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Finally, we have topicals which are lotions, oils, sprays, creams, and balms that are infused with marijuana. To use topicals simply rub or massage it onto your desired area and in no time you will feel relaxed in that area and any muscle pain or joint stiffness will be relieved. This is a very modern method of consumption and it is popular amongst athletes who admit to using topicals after training to heal muscle and joint pains. There are no psychoactive effects when consuming cannabis this way which makes it ideal for people who want to use cannabis purely for its medical benefits.

Vape Pen

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Vape pens are a great way to consume cannabis without the hassle of rolling joints, packing bowls, or lighting up. Vaping is becoming more and more popular these days as an alternative means for marijuana consumption. It doesn’t have any smell, it’s easy to do discreetly at home or in public places like concerts or sporting events, and it’s healthier than smoking weed with tobacco products.

Vape pens can be used with or without nicotine and come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors. A vape pen starter kit usually includes the battery or power source (battery), tank or cartridge that holds the liquid that is heated by the battery (tank), mouthpiece for inhaling vaporized liquid from the tank (mouthpiece) and a charger for recharging your device when it runs out of juice.

Dab Rigs

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Dab rigs are one of the most popular ways to smoke cannabis concentrates. A dab rig is a water pipe for smoking dabs, which may or may not include an ice catcher on top. Dabbing has been gaining more popularity over the years as it offers a cleaner and more potent high than other methods of consumption. The most important factor in purchasing a dab rig is selecting one with low enough airflow to prevent scorching your material but high enough airflow for great vapor production. Dab rigs are an essential part of any cannabis enthusiast’s collection. They provide the best vaporization experience, and they’re designed to minimize the risk of combusting your material. The dab rig that you choose should complement your lifestyle so it can be used wherever you go.