Cannabis has evolved. No longer is smoking it your only option. In fact, it is only one facet of consumption used to get it into your system. People are searching for other ways to get the plant’s health benefits without smoking. And there are other people who simply aren’t comfortable with blazing on a blunt or sucking down a bong. And that’s ok. Because cannabis is for everyone. Here are five ways you can enjoy cannabis and keep your lungs healthy.
Cannabis oil is a highly concentrated cannabis extract and has much-famed success for treating cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions.
Check out this article for details how to make your own high-grade cannabis oil at home.
Tinctures are typically made by using alcohol as a solvent. Plant material is heated with the solvent, activating the cannabinoids and sluffing off the medicinal resin. The end product is a highly concentrated, cannabinoid-filled product.
Check out this article for details on how you can make your own tincture at home.
3. Topicals and creams
Cannabis topicals are for everyone, regardless of age or opinion on cannabis, as they have no psychoactive effects – meaning that you cannot get high from them.
These cannabis-infused lotions, balms, and oils are used on the body for relief of muscle and joint pain, inflammation, acne or burns. They offer the therapeutic benefits without any psychoactive effects.
For further reading on what topicals can treat, check out this article.
Check out this article for how to make your own at home.
Edibles deliver a potent high. Digested cannabis is metabolized by the liver which converts THC into usable forms by the body. When you eat an edible, the body produces more of a certain metabolite called 11-hydroxy-THC which is four to five times more psychoactive than THC.
Dispensaries across the country sell an array of goodies, from chocolate to mints, and coffee. Experiment with new things and find new delicious treats. And of course, can make healthy options (“medibles”) at home by infusing cannabis into anything that is fat-soluble to make cannabutter, cannabis milk, cannabis coconut oil, and canna oil.
Remember, you’ll need to decarboxylate your weed before cooking with it. Check out this article on how to do it.
These usually contain high amounts of THC and are used for medicinal reasons. Some people ingest them orally, others use them as suppositories.
Some YouTube videos suggest simply filling capsule cases with ground up cannabis, but this is an inefficient method of absorption. Your best bet is to make cannabis oil and then fill up capsule cases.
Check out this article for step-by-step details on how to make high-potency cannabis capsules at home.