endocannabinoid system

Summertime Fun: 5 Ways to Use Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana has come a long way from what it used to be. Many remember marijuana being somewhat taboo, but thankfully, people have matured. People have learned that marijuana isn’t to be feared but used in the right way. It’s the perfect time to learn the many ways one can use this herb. In fact, you’re going to learn about five ways to use it in the summer heat.

Quick Explanation

If you want to understand each delivery method, you have to understand how cannabis interacts with the endocannabinoid system or ECS for short. 

Yes, this system is in your body whether you’ve tried marijuana or not. The system is made up of different receptors throughout the body. This determines how the herb will work. These receptors are there to help regulate functions like sleep, memory, and even hunger.

When the body isn’t producing its own endocannabinoids, marijuana can replace it, which is where medical marijuana comes into play.

5 Ways to Use It Under the Sun

1. Smoking It

Smoking is one of the most popular ways to take marijuana. People have made songs and countless movies about it. Still, there are many ways to smoke it. Some roll it into joints, others into blunts. Some smoke it through pipes, while others just use bongs. The smoke gets to the lungs where the cannabinoids are absorbed. Smoking it means you’ll experience the effects in 15 minutes. Smoking is also one of the cheaper ways to consume marijuana, but it comes with a few cons. The smoke has some carcinogens.

2. Vaping It

Vaping continues to make a big mark in the medical marijuana world. Marijuana vaping hasn’t been around as long as long as smoking. It’s definitely converted a lot of smokers. There’s no smoky smell after vaping, and you don’t have to worry about lighting anything up. You still have to turn marijuana into a vapor, and it is still absorbed through the lungs. This means the effects can be felt within 15 minutes. There’s also no danger of inhaling carcinogens linked to smoke. Vaping can be costly though.

3. Edibles

Edibles are a fun way to take marijuana in the summer. When you consume edibles, they go through the digestive system. This has to happen before the cannabinoids are absorbed by the body’s bloodstream. As a rule of thumb, people should always start with a small amount of the edible until they understand how it affects them because they can be quite powerful. The benefit of taking edibles is that you don’t need anything else to take your marijuana. It can take between 30 to 60 minutes to feel anything.

4. Taking Tinctures

Medical marijuana could also be taken as a tincture. This type of marijuana has to be digested first to be absorbed by the body, and that means it’s going to take some time before you feel anything. One reason people fall in love with tinctures is because they are discreet. All you need is the right dosage and to take it orally. The efficiency of the tincture isn’t all that great, and the taste can be off putting, but if you can get passed all that, you’ll have a great time with the tincture this summer. Oils are pretty much the same, just to let you know.

5. Dabbing It

Dabbing is the most innovative way to have medical marijuana this summer. What you have to do is heat up marijuana to a high temperature to concentrate it. Once it’s concentrated, all you have to do is inhale it. People like this method because it’s quite potent, which is also the reason some don’t like it. It’s too strong for some people. The equipment needed for dabbing can be expensive. Still, if you’re an experienced marijuana user, then this could be a fun way to take marijuana this summer.

Now, you know how to take medical marijuana this summer. All you have to do is choose the method that suits you.