healthiest way to consume cannabis

Healthiest Way to Consume Cannabis

These days, almost everyone is aware of the medicinal benefits that weed can have on our bodies. While the vast majority of these claims are anecdotal, each year, there are increasingly positive results found in scientific studies that denote the powerful effects that cannabis can have.

From anxiety and pain relief to a potential treatment for epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease, the potential positive effects are aplenty, but what is the healthiest way to consume weed?

For the average person, when they think about weed, they probably imagine smoking a joint or maybe even a bong. While this is an effective way of consuming the plant, it may not be the healthiest. In this article, we will take a look at the healthiest ways to consume weed and some tips on how to do so. Let’s get into it.

Vaping Instead of Smoking

vaping marijuana As we all know, smoking is not the healthiest of habits. It’s linked to a wide variety of health issues and, at the very least, can cause irritation to the throat and airways. However, smoking is by far the most popular way to consume cannabis, but why?

For starters, it’s extremely easy. All you need is papers and a lighter, and you’re pretty much good to go. Secondly, smoking is one of the fastest ways to feel the effects of weed, as it only takes a matter of seconds/minutes via this method. Compare this to a 20-45 minute onset from eating it; you can see why it’s so popular.

With that said, if you’re looking to avoid smoking your cannabis, you should consider vaping it instead. When you smoke cannabis regularly, you are inhaling dried-up parts of the flower, and you might even include tobacco to help it smoke easier. On the other hand, vaping cannabis used extracted oil concentrate from the cannabis plant.

Here’s why vaping is one of the healthiest ways to smoke weed:

  • No tobacco
  • No byproducts from the papers and rolling material
  • Less chance of consuming low-quality cannabis
  • It’s extremely easy and quick to use
  • Potentially more cost-effective after you have bought the vaping equipment
  • More portable

Note: Vaping marijuana is one of the healthiest ways to smoke weed, but it has a much stronger effect than smoking the regular dried plant. Keep this in mind when trying it out for the first time.

Cooking with Marijuana

weed edibles The healthiest way to consume weed is often said to be via eating it. You’re not inhaling any hot fumes into your lungs. Instead, you’re allowing your digestive system to do all of the work instead, which is a lot easier on your body.

All you have to do is hop down to your local cannabis dispensary and take out your cookbook. There are plenty of cannabis products you can use with your cooking, such as cannabutter, oils, and even gummy bears. It’s definitely a tasty way to get your cannabis high.

The Use of Marijuana in Beauty Products

Another one of the healthiest ways to smoke weed is with the use of beauty products. These days there is a whole industry built around beauty products made from the cannabis plant that are said to have wide-ranging medicinal benefits.

Here are some of the most popular products:

  • Topicals and skincare
  • Bath & Body (THC bath bombs)
  • Fragrances
  • Oils
  • Makeup
  • Hair creams and oils
  • Switch to high-CBD marijuana strains
  • If you’re looking for the healthiest way to consume weed without feeling the “high,” you should consider trying high CBD marijuana strain. THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, yet it doesn’t offer a great deal in terms of medicinal benefits.

Switching to a high CBD strain gives you more focus on the anxiety-relieving benefits and the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD. This is not to say that you won’t feel any sort of high; you just need to search for a strain with a higher ratio of CBD to THC.

With that, the healthiest way to get high would be to smoke one of the following strains as they are CBD dominant:

  • ACDC
  • Charlotte’s web
  • Remedy
  • Cherry wine
  • Ringo’s gift
  • Lifter

These strains will give you a much calmer high and may help to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression.

Written By

Ian Baker

Ian Baker does content and customer communications with Happy Leaf Collective through the website and blog. With 5 years of total experience working in cannabis niche, 3 were spent as a budtender in Arizona. 2 years ago, following his passion of writing and educating, Ian made the move into content and communications.