We all know that the mental and physical effects of cannabis depend primarily upon the strain — blue dream marijuana, green queen, and pineapple diesel will all produce different feelings and sensations. However, what many people overlook is the importance of the delivery method. Most consumers tend to stick with what they know, meaning that if they started smoking joints, that ends up being their go-to method.
However, if you’ve ever been curious about the different ways to consume cannabis, this article is for you.
There are three primary delivery methods: inhalation, oral, and topical. Today we will be focusing on the different inhalation methods for consuming cannabis. Read on to learn more and talk to a budtender at your local Portland marijuana dispensaries.
Hand Pipes: Also known as bowls, these are probably the most popular marijuana smoking device in the U.S. today. They are small, convenient, and simple to use. They are typically made of glass and come in a variety of shapes and styles.
Water Pipes: Water pipes include bongs and bubblers. They are usually much bigger than bowls, which limits their portability and convenience, but some smokers believe that the addition of the water works to effectively filter harmful elements. This, however, is up for debate.
Rolling Papers: Cannabis rolled in paper imitates the most popular method used for smoking tobacco. Blunts, joints, and spliffs are all made with rolling paper, though the contents and paper material all differ. Joints are spliffs are both rolled in light, translucent papers; however, joints contain cannabis only, while spliffs contain a combination of cannabis and tobacco. Like joints, blunts are made with cannabis only; however, they are rolled in tobacco paper.
Vaporizers: Relatively new to the cannabis scene, vaporizers are a favorite among the more health-conscious consumers. This tool steadily heats the cannabis to a temperature that is high enough to extract THC and other cannabinoids, but too low to release the potentially harmful toxins that are extracted during combustion. As the technology evolves, more cannabis users are switching to vaporization.
You can purchase any of these delivery tools and devices at most Portland marijuana dispensaries, and the market is bound to expand as legalization spreads. According to the latest research, most Americans support legalization of marijuana, and that support has increased slightly, from 52% in December 2015 to about 55% today.