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Consumption Methods

Choosing the right cannabis consumption method is all about finding what you’re comfortable with while understanding the different dosing and effects of each consumption method.

JOINTS

Rolling up a joint is one of the most classic and communal ways to enjoy cannabis, deeply rooted in the culture and tradition of cannabis consumption. It’s all about grinding up your favorite strain, wrapping it in rolling paper, and lighting up. Joints offer a straightforward, no-frills experience that’s perfect for sharing or enjoying solo. In BC, the variety of cannabis strains available means you can tailor your joint experience to your mood, whether you’re after relaxation, a creative boost, or just looking to chill. There’s something inherently social and ritualistic about passing a joint around, making it a beloved method for both newbies and connoisseurs alike. Plus, the art of rolling a joint is a skill cherished by many, adding a personal touch to the experience. Joints bring out the pure and unadulterated flavors of cannabis, making them a timeless choice for those looking to keep it simple and authentic.

PIPE

Smoking cannabis out of a pipe is one of the earliest methods of consuming cannabis in recorded time. Back in 500 B.C., the Scythians were described by Herodotus as inhaling the fumes of burning leaves through pipe-like devices. Native Americans and Canadians used pipes for smoking dry herbs in tribal ceremonies before the recreational use of said herbs were discovered.

The tobacco trade made the pipe a more popular method of smoking cannabis. Pipes can be made of glass, silicon, wood, or metal, and contain a “bowl” where you place your cannabis to be lit. The cannabis smoke is inhaled through the mouthpiece. Some people choose to light their bowl with a hemp wick, which is a healthier alternative to lighting a bowl with a butane lighter.

BONG

The use of the bong can be traced back 2,400 years to Asia and Africa. Derived from the Thai word “buang”, early bongs were usually made from bamboo. Water bongs use also grew with the trade of tobacco.

Bongs are a heavy-hitting method of consuming cannabis. A bong is usually filled at the bottom with a little water to get a “bubbling” effect when inhaled. The cannabis is packed in a bowl and lit with a lighter or a hemp wick, and the smoke is inhaled through the mouth-piece. Start slowly with bongs, ingesting one “hit” and assessing how you feel before ingesting more.

VAPORIZER

Vaporizers are making waves across BC, offering a fantastically convenient and low-key way to enjoy cannabis, perfect for both on-the-move and at-home relaxation. The beauty of vaporizing lies in its smoke-free approach, offering your lungs a gentler alternative while still delivering that quick wave of calm or uplift you’re seeking. British Columbia boasts an impressive array of vaporizers, featuring a wide range of flavors and strains to match any preference or mood. Plus, thanks to stringent local regulations, you can trust that your vaporizing experience is both safe and of the highest quality, allowing you to enjoy with total confidence. Whether you’re well-versed in the world of cannabis or just starting to explore, vaporizers present an ideal entry point into the diverse cannabis culture without the hassle.

OILS

Sublingual oils are a sleek and straightforward way to get your cannabis fix in BC, striking a perfect balance between casual and informed use. These oils are dropped under the tongue, offering a fast-acting and smoke-free alternative to traditional cannabis consumption. What’s great is that they allow for precise dosing, so you can easily manage your experience with minimal fuss. In BC, the cannabis market ensures these oils are not only effective but also safe and of the highest quality, with clear labeling of THC and CBD content. Whether you’re looking for a quick way to unwind or need consistent relief, sublingual oils in BC provide a discreet and efficient option, letting you enjoy the benefits of cannabis with none of the smoke.

TINCTURES

Tinctures in BC offer a distinct and versatile way to enjoy cannabis, perfectly legal and widely available. Unlike oils, which use a carrier oil, tinctures are alcohol-based, providing a potent option with a longer shelf life. This difference also allows for quick absorption when dropped under the tongue, ensuring a discreet and precise way to manage your cannabis intake. With BC’s regulations, you’re guaranteed to get a product that’s not only effective but also safe and accurately labeled. If you’re looking for a smoke-free way to enjoy cannabis with easy dosing and a bit of extra kick, tinctures are a fantastic choice in British Columbia.

CAPSULES

Cannabis capsules in BC are evolving, offering a tailored experience beyond the usual THC and CBD options. Now, you can find capsules infused with a variety of cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, and CBC, each with its unique benefits. CBG, known as the “mother cannabinoid,” is gaining attention for its potential anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. CBN is often sought after for its sedative effects, making it a popular choice for those looking to improve their sleep. Meanwhile, CBC stands out for its potential in pain relief and its anti-inflammatory capabilities. These capsules provide a discreet, precise, and easy way to explore the wider spectrum of cannabis’s therapeutic benefits, without the need to smoke or vape. Perfect for those in BC looking for a straightforward method to manage their wellness routine, cannabis capsules enriched with CBG, CBN, and CBC offer a nuanced approach to cannabis consumption, catering to specific needs and preferences with unmatched simplicity.

DABBING

Dabbing takes the cannabis experience up a notch, focusing on potent and concentrated forms of cannabis like wax, shatter, resin, rosin, and live resin. This method involves heating these concentrates on a hot surface and inhaling the vapor, delivering an intense hit of THC that’s much stronger than traditional smoking methods. It’s a favorite among cannabis aficionados in BC, appealing to those who are looking for a deeper, more flavorful encounter with their cannabis. Each type of concentrate offers a unique texture, flavor, and potency, from the smooth, glass-like shatter to the creamy, rich rosin. Dabbing not only highlights the diversity of cannabis concentrates but also provides a customizable experience, allowing users to explore different aspects of cannabis in a highly concentrated form. It’s an immersive way to engage with cannabis, perfect for those ready to explore beyond the basics.

EDIBLES

Edibles were legalized as of October 17, 2019. Those who want to make edibles from home may choose to purchase dried flower or cannabis oil. Be aware if you’re cooking with dried flower that you must decarboxylate, or activate your cannabis with heat by baking it in the oven prior to putting it in a recipe.

Consumed cannabis is taken to your liver via your stomach’s lining, where the THC is transformed into 11-Hydroxy-THC, a very potent form of THC. Edibles cross the blood/brain barrier much more effectively through the liver, which is why edibles also have a tendency to be potent.

Cannabis edibles take longer to take effect than more traditional methods like smoking or vaping as the body breaks down and processes fats and cannabinoids via the stomach and liver. For this reason, it’s advised to wait 30 minutes to an hour to feel the full effects of an edible before consuming any more.

TOPICALS

Cannabis topicals are becoming a go-to for those in BC looking for a chill way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without the high. We’re talking creams, balms, lotions, and oils that you can apply right where you need them. They’re perfect for soothing sore spots or giving your skin a little extra attention. The cool thing in BC is that our topicals come with the assurance of quality and safety, thanks to strict regulations. This means you’re always in the know about the THC and CBD content in your products. So, if you’re after targeted relief or just a new way to relax without lighting up, BC’s cannabis topicals are definitely worth checking out. It’s all the goodness of cannabis, minus the smoke and psychoactive effects.