Healthy alternatives to tobacco that are the perfect mix with cannabis. For the sake of completeness, we should include the most effective way of consuming cannabis, even if it’s not necessarily what the average recreational user has been waiting for. But users who opt for this medical administration method despite their general reservations will be rewarded. In suppository form, the cannabinoid is diverted around the gastrointestinal tract and therefore not initially digested in the stomach.
The active molecules (THC, CBD and other cannabinoids) can therefore find their way into the blood in a much higher concentration. The molecules take between 30 minutes and two hours to kick in and the effect lasts up to eight hours. The peak of the effect is not as distinct as when eating, because in the case of rectal administration, no 11-OH-Δ9THC is formed in the liver. The only alternative for many cannabis patients with gastrointestinal diagnoses so far, this administration reportedly promises recreational users unrivalled effectiveness too. Hotboxing actually involves a communal pure smoking or vaporization experience that is more like a party. Cheech and Chong once led the way in what many older connoisseurs, who once did something similar, now refer to as youthful transgressions. With hotboxing, several consumers inhale the smoke or vapour from weed, hashish or BHO in an enclosed, small space, including cars, giant motorbike helmets, storerooms, telephone boxes, tents or cupboards. Hotboxing is effective and is above all social in nature. From a health perspective, it is not necessarily recommended. It can soon result in a lack of oxygen, because you inhale smoke or vapour with every breath.
Hotboxing and similar radical methods such as “bucket smoking” are mainly widespread among younger consumers. But hand on heart: shouldn’t cannabis be enjoyed, rather than demolished as quickly as possible? With the hot knife method, a small piece of weed, hashish or BHO is placed on a red-hot knife tip and the smoke is inhaled straight away. With the pin method, a pin is poked through a piece of cardboard, so that it can stand up vertically. A small piece of weed or hashish is then placed on the needle, lit and blown out. Whilst it is lit, you capture the smoke in a glass and inhale it as soon as the glass is full of smoke. These and similar “MacGyver solutions” (such as a pen, potato, cola can or disposable bottle) are not infrequently used by victims of prohibition, who are behind bars because of cannabis, so that they don’t leave any traces behind. In addition to the methods described here, there are of course a few other less usual ways of consuming cannabis. Very unusual methods such as injections are rarely considered, although it would be worthwhile studying them more closely for medicinal purposes. 8 thoughts on “8 Alternatives to Smoking Cannabis: Other Ways to Get High” You forgot one very important way of using cannabis – eating it fresh/fresh-frozen, as in harvesting off the plant and immediately eating it or immediately freezing it in fresh, non-decarboxylated form. Using cannabis flowers fresh/fresh-frozen (typically in a smoothie) does not get you high, but instead energizes with a long, sustained sort of balanced energy (regular THC varieties), and if you include a portion of high CBD flowers (we use Harlequin with 8% CBD and 4% THC tested dry) for a few days to a week – it has almost completely cured arthritis in those who had it. Human cartilage has CB-receptors from what I’ve recently read – which likely explains this effect. Not only will fresh cannabis help/cure arthritis (specifically high CBD varieties), but along with sustained energy, high THC flowers do a serious number on depression. In fact it has virtually cured me of depression – I still get sad but it doesn’t debilitate me at all any more, and this problem has run in my family for decades. Eating fresh cannabis is probably how our ancestors used it. I always wondered about ancient people and cannabis – if much of their time was used in pursuit of food to survive, how likely is it they had any time to “chill” with decarboxylated weed? Eating fresh flowers – especially mature, seed-laden flowers with the added protein and EFAs and fiber the seeds contribute, along with the energy fresh THC gives (try it!) and the healing qualities of CBD (which had not been bred out of the plant in ancient times) would help our ancestors survive at a most basic level and enhance their ability to hunt. Try including 5-7gm of fresh or fresh-frozen flowers in a smoothie – you folks at Sensi are in the perfect place to do it – then write an article on the effects you feel. Fresh flower smoothies focus, energize, heal and basically hit you exactly the opposite of dry weed and could be the silver bullet cannabis needs to get accepted for the life giving plant it truly is. All this is from a 60+ year old person and those of my friends who’ve tried it. Could be as we age our ability to make endocannabinoids and related substances declines, and eating fresh-frozen flowers could well replenish them. The article makes it plain that cannabis is a culinary herb without ever mentioning the word herb. May I encourage everyone who cares to elevate the status of cannabis to use the word herb rather than the diminishing word weed which has always been used to hide the herbs true place in our culture. Weeds are unwanted, pulled out, plowed, poisoned, burnt, despised. Herbs are sought, gathered, medicinal, culinary, loved, cultivated, nurtured, consumed, selected, improved with each generation. Are you in middle school trying to get high at your parents house lol.
l am always reminded of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers , & all the advice they gave , . example: pot will git you through times of no money , way better then money will git you through times of no pot Also remember !! Lecithin was brought to the cannabis community for bioavailability and creating water soluble solutions by Kat Smiles of BadKat’s CannaPharm, something like 20 years ago. This is widely known and accepted, they have openly educated caregivers and dispensaries about its use for many years. Kat co headlined the Canna World Summit with Rick Simpson and has been recognized by HIGHTIMES several times for this work.
Ive been smoking for 25 years,spent a lot of time in holland,smoking in coffee shops,why are english people prepared to smoke such low quality herb?