Posted on: 20 April 2020
Smoking is the most traditional way of ingesting THC or any kind of marijuana, but that doesn't mean that it's for everyone. Whether you're protecting your health or have a pre-existing condition that makes it hard for you to smoke, there's nothing wrong with wanting to enjoy what THC can offer without potentially causing harm to your lungs. If this sounds like you, then here are three ways you can enjoy the health benefits without smoking.
Topicals are a great choice if you have a bodily ache or pain that you're seeking THC for. THC is absorbed directly from the skin into the bloodstream, where it provides pain relief and, if paired with CBD, another chemical from marijuana, potential inflammation relief as well. THC is very popular for treating pain, and many topicals are sold in most marijuana dispensaries these days as a result. If you're not sure where to start, ask a clerk as they'll be happy to show you around.
Sublinguals are a way of ingesting marijuana through the mouth without smoking. Sublingual products tend to be liquid and can be placed in the mouth either against a cheek or under the tongue. Once there, they absorb very quickly into the bloodstream without you needing to actually swallow the product. This allows you to receive the benefits of THC very quickly — in fact, it's the quickest method of ingestion on this list next to topicals. But since topicals have limited uses and ingested THC can impact your entire body, sublinguals are king if you're looking for quick relief.
Last but not least is edibles. Marijuana edibles have been around for decades and have been refined to the point where you know exactly how much THC you're consuming when you eat one. The thing you have to be careful with when it comes to edibles is making sure that you don't eat too much of it too fast. Edibles can take a while to kick in, but they also offer the longest-lasting relief of any product on this list. So you can do something like apply a topical and take an edible at the same time so that one kicks in right away while the other carries you through the next several hours once the topical wears off.
Medical marijuana is available in these varieties and more, so if you're still not satisfied, talk to a professional to find out what else can be offered to you.Share