Although most mortals believe there’s no other way other than smoking to consume cannabis, there’s actually dozens of ways to do so. Even the most seasoned users may not have heard of some of them, either because they still haven’t arrived in their countries, or simply because they are unknown to them. From sublingual strips to rectal suppositories, tampons, bath salts, nasal sprays and, of course, to raw cannabis. Here’s a roundup of the most unusual ones.
Necessity is the mother of invention, especially when cannabis is on the table. As the plant is further researched into, people come up with increasingly creative ways to get a buzz on it and to make the most out of the many properties it offers. Whether is for the treatment of certain ailments, of the skin, or simply because we want to get baked, there are as many forms of consumption as there are profiles within the cannabis world.
They are basically orally dissolving thin film strips that are to be placed under the tongue. All you have to do is take them out of the wrapping and put them in your mouth in order to activate each and every one of the active ingredients of cannabis without attracting unwelcome attention. Plus, everyone will think you're chewing some gum or eating candy. Besides, given their specific cannabinoid content, you'll be able to better control the dosage and, therefore, the outcome. Another great asset is that they travel straight to the bloodstream, without even passing through the lungs and the stomach, meaning the effects become noticeable almost at once.
Although the use of this kind of medicines has dramatically declined, it is still one of the most effective ways to better exploit the properties of weed. No, we aren't talking in the wind. There are indeed some weighty arguments to support our statement. Through edibles, only 15% of the active ingredients of marijuana are taken, while rectal suppositories can consistently deliver 70% to 80% of them. They are directly absorbed into the bloodstream too, without coming into contact with the organs. A pretty great choice for medical use.
With a much more concrete target audience in mind, companies have created this product designed to help women fight menstrual cramps. The North American company Foria, for example, has developed some vaginal suppositories, classified as relief products, that quickly melt when inserted into the body. They're not exactly weed tampons but most people use that term. This vaginal suppository pill has only three ingredients: 100% organic-certified cocoa butter, THC oil, and CBD oil. While THC blocks the pain, CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic agent that fights the typical muscle spasms caused by ovulation. Those who've seen what it's capable of wholeheartedly recommend its use.
Patches are not only suitable for those who want to quit smoking, but also for cannabis users seeking the best way to enjoy the many benefits of cannabis in a stealth manner. Rather than a psychedelic experience, cannabis patches provide relief and may even help stay away from nicotine too. They slowly release cannabinoids, so they'd better be placed on a venous area of skin, like the inner wrist or the ankle. Clinical testing of a transdermal DELTA-8-THC therapeutic patch on human skin shows that its effect remains stable after 1.4 hours from its application and can last for up to 48 hours.
With this method, the natural properties of the plant remain intact. Whether it's as an ingredient of a salad dressing or a juice, raw cannabis has definitely gained consumer traction all over the world. Many people even regard it as the superfood of the future, and no wonder. Besides the amazing taste and aromas it brings to our dishes, it contributes to our wellbeing by not only boosting our level of energy but also by improving our digestive system.
This method is likely to revolutionize the cannabis market. Contrary to what many people believe, we're not talking about ground-up buds. Not at all! Powdered pot is basically cannabis oil specially prepared to dissolve in water. Some manufacturers have explained that THC and CBD are encapsulated in starch or another carbohydrate, making it easier to have a homogeneous cannabinoid distribution when dissolved in water. No wonder some companies are already thinking about it as an essential ingredient for our meals.
Unlike the other methods seen up to now, chewing gums can be used for other than therapeutic purposes. CBD-infused chewing gums provide pain relief and help people with Parkinson's or fibromyalgia. However, there are some gums with just THC, or a mix of both cannabinoids, more suitable for recreational use. The perfect choice for those looking for a unique buzz, something to help them disconnect from reality.
There's nothing more pleasant than a soak in a tub, so adding a bit of pot to it would definitely improve the experience by making it not only extra-relaxing but also good for the skin. And without psychoactive effects, of course. This is exactly what the product line Whoopi & Maya, cofounded by actress Whoopi Goldberg, has just put at everyone's disposal. Bath salts that provide relief for physical pain and period cramps.
Most cannabis sprays and sublingual strips are meant to be used in the same way for it's the best way to make sure cannabinoids reach our organism quickly and effectively. However, a brand new kind of cannabis spray has recently hit the shelves. The North American company Cannatol RX has created a revolutionary nasal spray with high THC content capable of stopping epilepsy seizures in about 20 seconds. This kind of rescue medicinal products can indeed save the life of epileptic children who traditional medicines have failed to help. Besides fast-acting and efficient, this nasal spray in particular can be used by anyone at any time.
For those who still prefer consuming weed the old-school way and cannot do without the smoke, there are some alternatives to the typical pipes, bongs, and joints. All they have to do is get an apple, poke a couple of holes, and that's it. The fruit pipe is ready for the most exotic smoking sessions. This easy and useful method will save your life on those days in which you wish to enjoy cannabis but don't have any paper or another way to do so.