How Do People Smoke Weed ?
how to smoke weed. People buy weed and smoke marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes (joints) or in pipes or water pipes (bongs). They also smoke it in blunts—emptied cigars that have been partly or completely re filled with marijuana. To avoid inhaling smoke, some people are using vaporizers
These devices pull the active ingredients (including THC) from the marijuana and collect their vapor in a storage unit. A person then inhales the vapor, not the smoke. Some vaporizers use a liquid marijuana extract.
There are many ways of using marijuana, and each one affects users differently. Sometimes people mix it in food and eat it or brew it as a tea (edibles). Smoking oils, concentrates, and extracts from the marijuana plant are on the rise. People who use this practice call it “dabbing.”
The most common method of using marijuana is to roll it into cigarettes, called joints, and smoke it. Some smoke marijuana in bubblers, which are mini-bongs about the size of a pipe. And, of course, one of the oldest methods of smoking marijuana—as well as hash, tobacco, and other substances—is with a hookah. They can fashion bongs and pipes out of soda bottles or cans, corn cobs, and even pieces of fruit.
Studies have generally not shown an association between cannabis smoking and lung cancer. However, long-term use may increase the risk of chronic bronchitis.3
. These can be made from plastic bottles, milk jugs, buckets, and two-liter soda bottles. The homemade gravity bongs use gravity to pull the smoke into the chamber with water, or sometimes beer or wine.
A relatively new method of consuming marijuana is by vaporization. Vaporizers heat the marijuana to a point just below the point of combustion.
Users choose to use vaporizers for several reasons:
- Some claim they get a better high when they “vape.”
- Vaporizers produce less marijuana smell than smoking.
- Vaporizers are usually small and easy to conceal.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration enacted a rule to require e-cigarette companies to cease manufacturing and selling flavored vaping products (excluding menthol and tobacco) by the end of January 2020.
This method of using marijuana is somewhat similar to vaping, but it uses THC resins extracted from the marijuana plant. It may be in oil form (hash oil or honey oil), a soft solid form (wax or budder), or a hard solid (shatter).
A glass pipe or bong is heated with a blowtorch. When the resin extract is placed into the pipe, it creates vapor almost immediately. Dabbing is thought to produce a greater high than smoking marijuana.
Vendors in states where recreational marijuana is legal are selling cakes, cookies, ice cream, gummy bears, lollipops, cereal, granola bars, and even chewing gum containing marijuana. Using marijuana leaves to make tea has been done for many years. Today, however, the tea is much more potent.
While many people perceive marijuana ingestion to be less harmful than smoking, research suggests that cannabis overdose occurs more frequently from the consumption of marijuana cookies and similar treats.5
Another relatively new method of using marijuana involves infusing liquids with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabinol (CBD) to make sprays that users can spray under the tongue.
Sprays are also used in areas where marijuana is still illegal because they are difficult to detect. Some use sprays in conjunction with smoking marijuana, by spraying the differently flavored spray on joints and blunts
Topical oils are extracts from the marijuana plant that is thicker than the oils used in edible products. The oils are placed on the skin and are absorbed to relieve muscle pain and soreness. Because marijuana topicals do not produce a high, they are usually used for medicinal purposes only.
People buy weed so they can mix marijuana in food (edibles), such as brownies, cookies, or candy, or brew it as a tea. A newly popular method of use is smoking or eating different forms of THC-rich resins.