Even though each time you walk past your local marijuana dispensary you've been curious, and even quite tempted—you've so far resisted going inside. Whether you're looking to sample marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes (or both), there's one major thing stopping you—and that's the fact that you have no interest in smoking it. It's time to find out all the ways that you can enjoy the benefits of marijuana—with no smoking involved.
Smoking marijuana may not be especially healthy, as carcinogens inevitably enter your lungs—particularly with recreational users who add a small amount of tobacco to their marijuana to aid combustion. The helpful thing about smoking marijuana is that the psychotropic effects are fast-acting, allowing you to regulate your intake and know when you've reached your limit. You can enjoy a similar effect with vaping your marijuana, with the vape heating up the product to produce a vapor, which is then inhaled. The strength of the product can be tailored to your preferences, meaning that vaping allows a great degree of control over your intake and your body's reaction to your intake.
Although vaping means you'll inhale marijuana vapor, with no smoke involved, this may still be a no-go for those whose lungs can be especially sensitive (which may be the reason for your aversion to smoking your marijuana). But there is a wide range of edible products of varying strengths. Unlike vaping, once the marijuana is consumed, you will experience the full potency of the dose—it's not like you can stop digesting the item and cease all psychotropic effects. Have a chat with the staff at your local dispensary, because expert guidance can be useful when getting started with edibles. A good rule of thumb is to start with a low-dose marijuana gummy and work your way up from there. Remember that unlike smoking or vaping, results are not immediate, so exercise caution.
The downside to consuming marijuana in edibles is the calories. Marijuana gummies, candies, and brownies contain sugar and other ingredients which you may wish to limit in your diet. Most dispensaries sell a selection of cannabis powder, which you stir into water just like a nutritional supplement. Flavored and unflavored varieties are available, but the unflavored versions are a great way to avoid calories. And because you determine how much of the product to add, you control your dose.
Being hesitant to smoke something is a sensible course of action as far as your lungs are concerned. But when it comes to marijuana, there are many other ways to enjoy the product that don't involve lighting up. Visit a marijuana dispensary in your area to learn more.