The cannabis industry is constantly expanding, different products are put on the market every day, different products for different uses.
Let's take a look at what the 5 methods are most common in the world for consuming cannabis.
Probably the oldest and most used method. When you smoke cannabis, you burn it by heating it to a high temperature, with the heat part of the cannabinoids change their chemical structure. For example, CBDa present in cannabis through decarboxylation is transformed into CBD, the same occurs for all other cannabinoids present in their acid version which is transformed into their active form.
However, smoking is certainly not the healthiest way to consume cannabis due to combustion.
If you are looking for the pleasure of smoking, but you want to avoid the risk associated with combustion, vaporization is a great alternative! When cannabis vaporises, the grass is heated but not to the point of burning it, so as to reduce carbon monoxide and intake of toxic hydrocarbons. Vaporizing is also much more efficient than combustion, the smoke that is inhaled consists of about 95% of cannabinoids, compared to 15% when smoking.
With the vaporization it is also possible to eliminate the use of tobacco to 100%.
Eating cannabis is one of the best ways to consume it. By eating edible cannabis products they are ingested as a food and metabolised by the liver. Therefore cannabis is converted into more useful forms by the human body, more effectively and the effect lasts longer. Alternative to those who do not like smoking.
Cannabis oil and tinctures
Cannabis oils are a great option for ingesting cannabis. The oils and dyes are usually made using alcohol as a solvent. The preparation is heated together with the solvent which activates the cannabinoids. Thanks to this process, the final product is very concentrated and small quantities are sufficient.
It is also possible to dissolve the compounds of cannabis in fats. The more saturated the fat, the better the final result will be. Coconut oil has a lot of saturated fats, just as butter, hemp seeds and olive oil are also excellent.
The skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is directly exposed to external agents and obviously there are differences if you live in a very polluted urban center rather than in a country area where the air is cleaner. We all take care of our skin and use more or less, creams, balms, ointments. Why not try also creams containing hemp extracts? Many of the receptors in our endocannabinoid system are found in the skin. As a result, the molecules present in cannabis interact with this system.