It’s widely known that cannabis has amazing medical benefits, for both the mental and the physical health. So it is only natural to wonder, how many ways of consumption are out there?
When it comes to cannabis consumption, its good to know that there are three basic delivery methods: inhalation, oral, and topical under which there are various techniques.
Through the inhalation delivery methods, the gas enters the lungs and then gets absorbed into the bloodstream. There are mainly two types of inhalation methods: smoking and vaporization, and there are also various devices for these methods, such as: hand pipes, water pipes, rolling papers, hookahs, and homemade one-time use devices. When it comes to vaping cannabis, it is useful to know that vaporizers are used to steadily heat the herbs to a temperature that is high enough to extract THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids, and vaporizing minimizes the health risks associated with smoking.
When it comes to oral delivery method however, the name it self means that the cannabis is consumed through the mouth. These techniques include tinctures, digestible oils, and infused food/drinks.
Last but not least, the topical delivery method utilizes full cannabis extract. The process includes thick oil that has been decarboxylated and used to activate cannabinoids, and once they are activated, they can be absorbed through the skin.
The effects from the topical delivery are different from the other methods as they don’t provide the cerebral stimulation, and because of this, they are appropriate for consumers who need a clear head and pain relief.