When consuming cannabis, one of the most important factors is the delivery method. Gaining the mental and physical benefits of cannabis is largely dependent upon how it’s consumed, with each method providing a unique experience and host of effects.
VAPORIZED / SMOKED FLOWER, OILS & EXTRACTS
When cannabis is inhaled, the gases enter the lungs before absorbing into the bloodstream. There are currently two prevalent types of inhalation methods: smoking and vaporization.
PATCHES, SALVES, LOTIONS & OILS
Topical effects differ from other methods in that they don’t provide the cerebral stimulation that users describe as “being high.” Because of this, topicals are appropriate for consumers needing a clear head and localized relief (for example, muscle aches or soreness).
CAPSULES & EDIBLES
Eating or drinking cannabis provides significantly different effects from other delivery methods that immediately enter the bloodstream. Orally ingested products have longer onsets and tend to cause powerful full-body, psychoactive effects.