Ever heard of dabbing? What about vape pens? What is a bubbler and when do you use a pipe or water bong? When can you make with your cannabis and can you use it right off the shelf for things like cooking?
There are countless ways to consume marijuana, whether on a medical or recreational level. You might know some of these ways, but having worked in the medical marijuana industry since 2009, what our store and its employees have found is this. Often, where some people know much about cannabis, they do not know all. With so many different terms and type of cannabis available we understand it is possible to become confused about some of the most intricate forms of getting high.
With all the information out there, we did want to provide you some level of understanding about many of the popular ways you can consume your brand new purchase and enjoy your flower, or concentrate, or edible, or wax and shatter. See, we know there is a lot.
Remember the classic stoner comedies, or anymore with pot smokers, where you have the guy wearing Rastafarian clothing, has dreads and always seems stoned. How do they always smoke? Well a bong, of course.
When most people think of smoking, they think of these apparatuses. Large, giant contraptions filled at the base with bubbling water and are huge points of pride in a stoners living room. The truth is, bongs can be great for anyone looking to get high, and there is a reason for this.
Bongs offer multiple channels when smoking. They allow you to pass the smoke through water before hitting it directly, adding an extra layer of filtration and making it a smoother hit when you receive the smoke. Bongs are great for providing this layer of protection, the one downside. They are big. Making them much harder to transport.
Pipes are somewhat like bongs, often made of glass. That is one of the only things that make them similar to their counterparts. Much smaller and more discrete in size, it is easier to hit these without having the hassle of having to tote them around or set them up in elaborate and crazy ways. Many glasses are single chambers, and you can hit them with much more ease.
The one downside to this is, unlike a bong, you do not have the extra filtration of the water to help you pass the smoke through, yielding some extra level of smoke entering your lungs. Still, you often find the smoke entering into your lungs is much less than you will notice, and the high is much more efficient with what you are getting.
Pipes are made out of a variety of materials and can come in a variety of sizes. Many times you will hear of a pipe being referred to as a one-hitter versus something that you can pass around like a bowl. When looking at buying pipes, talk with one of our budtenders about the variety of options you might find and what you need to meet your needs of the time.
You have likely seen these around in a variety of ways. What became something popular in the arena of smoking has now also transferred to the greater realm of smoking cannabis. Electronic Vape pens are often one of the cleanest and most efficient methods of getting high. Lit, portable, and easy to move around, these pens charged with a simple USB charger. They can last for hours and plenty of tokes making them an ever growing popular option when it comes to imbibing.
Because of the mechanism for smoking from vape pens, you are required to hit them with a concentrate instead of any form of flower. Vaporizing requires buying cartridges instead of the actual bud at the store. In our Denver-based dispensary, you have a variety of options in the type of cartridge you are buying, with everything from Sativa to Indica or THC to CBD being an option for you. Vape pens are a discreet and great way to get high but when smoking, you should still obey all legal forms of the law.
Vaporizers are another way becoming more popular in the arena of smoking. These machines work to heat their mechanisms to a much higher level of heat, meaning when you are getting high they are producing a much cleaner level of high and producing something yo can hit much easier. With these machines, you will find the end smoke comes out much less harsh and can deliver a much more potent high. Vaporizers are a little pricey on the front end but make a long-term investment that is clean and efficient in the area of smoking cannabis.
Joints & Pre-Rolls
Some of our personal favorites because of what they offer. You have likely smoked a joint before at some point in time. A nice little mix of marijuana encompassed in rolling paper and providing you the opportunity to get high without much else besides a lighter. Where, with the right rolling papers and technical skills, it is fairly easy for anyone to roll a joint in a relatively short amount of time, one thing we love doing is rolling a joint for you.
In both our medical and recreational dispensaries what you will see are some high-quality prerolls where we spare no expense in providing you the fattest joint around. The benefit of buying a joint straight from us is the expertise involved in the process. Our staff does the rolling on a regular basis and as such, we are able to deliver you a much higher quality joint, one that doesn’t fall apart, one that doesn’t falter and one that has the power to deliver for you the high you need.
A much more extreme form of getting high, dabbing involves a special pipe and needs a butane torch to get high. Dabs require concentrate for smoking, and the method of smoking includes heating a metal to the point where it can touch the concentrate and vaporize it on touch. Dabs are of the most efficient and effective ways to deliver you an extremely high, high. With extra potency and power in the dating apparatus, this method is not one for the first time smokers but instead recommended for those who have more experience smoking. Still, if you are looking for a more intense high or wanting to elevate your capabilities of getting high, we would love to talk with you about how dabbing might work for you.
Edibles are something we know people often love or hate. The reason for the polarizing nature behind edibles is because sometimes, taking edibles can be taking an entirely different drug. Edibles have a different method of delivering marijuana into your system and thus, have a difference way of impacting the average user. They also have a much longer shelf life. Sometimes edible can take significantly more time to kick in and also to take significantly more time before they fade away from you, a more delayed impact coming in and out of the high.
Edibles are a fantastic smokeless alternative, however, and where you still should consume them on private property, they are much more discreet in their consumption. Also, edibles can be purchased in singles or multiple p, meaning if you are looking for a quick something to use to get high on your ski trip, edibles might be the perfect choice.
Similar to edibles, except now in beverage form. It is not uncommon to see drinks that contain THC. These drinks, often packaged like a sad and having similar flavors to popular brands you might see on the shelves, contain access to high-quality THC in a drinkable form. The experience can be similar to those of edibles where the mode of consumption is much different. As with many other things on this list, but especially edibles, it is recommended that you do not drink an entire soda at once and give yourself time to feel the effects before drinking more. Drinkable concoctions are another alternative to getting high but delivering the same great discrete experience of not having to smoke something that leaves behind a smell.
Another emerging and growing form of the industry, there are countless topical ointments that exist within the world of weed. These topicals serve a variety of reasons, whether, from massage oils meant to help reduce tension, pain creams meant to help your joints or even down to personal lubricants for sex. With an endless number of options available for your enjoyment, ask about how you can find another way of enjoying cannabis without every having to ingest anything.