Smoking or non-smoking? More ways to enjoy cannabis than ever before

Cannabis 101

Cannabis 101

Smoking or non-smoking? More ways to enjoy cannabis than ever before

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“When I was a kid, I inhaled frequently… That was the point.” – Barack Obama

Sorry, Barry, times have changed. But for Bill, we’re happy to report some good news that, thanks to advancements in the cannabis industry, inhaling is no longer the point.

It’s no secret now that cannabis has been deemed safe to use and often beneficial – even presidential. But while it’s been proven harmless, smoking has not magically become guilt-free alongside it.

For good reason, many interested in cannabis prefer to remain smoke-free. Luckily, the cannabis community has created and refined plenty of ways to elevate yourself without lighting up.

As the cannabis market grows more sophisticated, so do its methods. With new and trusted ways to consume cannabis, it’s easier than ever to incorporate cannabis into an active lifestyle. However, with all the new options out there, it can get overwhelming.

No worries, we’ll break this down together.

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In this series, we’ll walk through a basic survey of the most popular smokeless alternatives on the market today, including:

  • Vapor
  • Food & Beverage
  • Tinctures
  • Topicals

More to come

Of course, these methods are just the start of what is to expect from the cannabis industry.

New techniques of consumption are popping up every day, ranging from relief patches and bath salts to quick-dissolving strips. That is to say nothing of the variety within the categories above: BBQ sauce, gum, k-cups, maple syrup, and – wow – even lube.  Needless to say, if you name it, there is a cannabis-infused version of it.

Like any other medication or substance, effective cannabis use involves some trial and error before you find what’s right for you. But learning about each option is a great place to start.

Discover what you like, discard what you don’t, and remember everyone has their unique set of needs and preferences when it comes to consuming cannabis. It’s journey, and learning about yourself and what you like is a huge part of the process.

Edibles and creams, as alternatives to smoking, have become a major corner of the cannabis industry. To learn more about how to use them effectively and safely, take a look at our two-part series on the benefits of microdosing.