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Cutting Back On Smoking? These Are The Best Alternatives

Props to you and your decision. Here are some alternatives to smoking weed.

You’ve recently made a huge decision. You’ve chosen to cut back your smoking in hopes of maintaining your lung health. That’s a wise choice.

Wise yet though, cutting back on smoking isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. We can become addicted to the routine of grinding herb, pulling out the rolling tray, and rolling one up for you and your best buds. Don’t fret. There are still various ways to enjoy cannabis without the dangers and toxins that come with smoking.

Below, we’ve included 3 surefire alternatives to smoking weed that will keep your cravings at bay while relaxing the mind and body in the safest and most natural way possible.

Live Resin Or Live Rosin Vape Cartridges

Let’s get one thing clear: vaping isn’t smoking. It’s simply the production of vapor from heating a cannabis concentrate, which is pretty natural if you ask me. It’s even more natural and pure when using live resin or live rosin vape cartridges.

I recently picked up a Live Rosin PAX Pod for my PAX Era Pro, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. After a few puffs, the high sets in, and it feels incredibly similar to the high of a bowl or joint. The same goes for live resin, which I’ve also tried in a fair share of cartridges and disposables.

These concentrates provide more true-to-plant experiences and effects. Both live resin and live rosin are made with cannabis plants that were flash-frozen after harvest, which preserves all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids at their peak potency.

The only difference is that live resin uses a solvent like butane or propane, whereas live rosin is solventless. These are the most natural cannabis concentrates available, and they’re surely helping stoners cut back on smoking.

THC Distillate Syringes

I didn’t know these products existed until recently. Head to your local dispensary and ask your budtender if they carry THC syringes, which are basically syringes with cannabis distillate that you can use with foods, beverages, vapes, or on the tongue.

They’re very different from THC tinctures, as THC distillate syringes are usually extremely potent, with up to 1,000mg of THC. They’re also incredibly sticky and aromatic, so you can still experience the unique terpene profile of cannabis but in an ingestible concentrate form. Even better, taking them on the tongue produces instant effects.

Full-Spectrum Oil Tinctures

In case you can’t find THC syringes in your area, opt for a full-spectrum cannabis oil, preferably one with high doses of THC. It’s important to use full-spectrum products when cutting back from smoking because they provide a more complete and well-rounded experience as opposed to THC isolate.

Full-spectrum means the product contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes found in cannabis, meaning the effects are more true-to-plant. Tinctures are also incredibly versatile. You can take them down the hatch or use them to infuse foods and beverages.

Another great reason why tinctures are perfect for those who’ve chosen to cut back on smoking is their instant effects. Similar to THC distillate syringes, THC tinctures are sublingual, meaning our mucous membranes instantly absorb the THC to produce effects. We know former smokers need instant effects, so tinctures are an excellent choice.

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