5 Ways to Consume Cannabis Without Smoking

5 Ways to Consume Cannabis Without Smoking

If you’re curious about cannabis but haven’t tried it yet because you prefer to not smoke, you’re in luck. There are plenty of ways to consume cannabis without smoking it. In this blog post, we will discuss five of the most popular methods!

1.   Edibles

Cannabis edibles offer an exciting way to experience the effects of marijuana without having to inhale.

First and foremost, it’s great for people who are sensitive to smoke or just don’t like the taste of it. But beyond that, there are so many options for cannabis edibles that go way beyond traditional weed brownies!

That’s right —if you can infuse your cooking oil or butter with cannabis, then you can make almost anything into a tasty cannabis pot treat. From savory snacks to delicious desserts, cannabis edibles provide a wide range of options in flavor, dosage, and experiences.

Imagine basting a pan-seared steak with cannabutter, or sweetening a chocolate mousse with cannasugar— the possibilities are actually endless.

Not only that —most dispensaries carry a huge variety of cannabis snacks, drinks, and goodies to get your hands on, so make sure you ask your budtender for their recommendations, and enjoy!

2.   Vaping

Not everyone lives with an aversion to smoking —some people actually enjoy the feel and taste of inhaling and exhaling marijuana smoke, but what do you do when all of your glass pieces are dirty from the weekend?

First, you can learn how to properly clean all of those glass pipes and bongs by visiting Veriheal, and then you break out your handy-dandy vape.

Vaping is one of the best ways to consume cannabis without having to worry about smoke. Not only does vaping taste much better than smoking, but it’s also less damaging because there’s no ash or tar that would typically be inhaled with traditional methods —so you get to give your lungs a break.

Plus, you don’t have to worry about secondhand smoke filling up the house when you’re vaping!

3.   Tinctures

Cannabis tinctures are a discreet and fast-acting way to ingest cannabis. They are extracts made by soaking cannabis in either alcohol or oils, creating a liquid that users can take sublingually.

Tinctures don’t require any special apparatuses, making them especially convenient. Taking a tincture is as simple as putting a few drops under your tongue, though you can also add them to your favorite food or drinks for some added flavor (and kick).

You’re likely to feel the effects faster than smoking, and dosage can be easily adjusted too; depending on the strength of the tincture, you never have to worry about taking too much.

Though they have plenty of advantages over smoking, let’s not forget there are some potential downsides. Tinctures typically contain higher levels of THC which could lead to uncomfortable side-effects if you’re not careful with dosage.

They also tend to have a dark, earthy taste which some people don’t like, as you need to hold it under your tongue for 30-60 seconds before swallowing. After all is said and done however, it’s still a great way of accessing the benefits of cannabis without the smoke and hassle.

4.   Dabbing & Concentrates

Dabbing and cannabis concentrates are trending in the cannabis community right now. But what even is dabbing?

In short, it’s a method of consumption that involves using heated nails to vaporize cannabis concentrates. It can deliver a much stronger high than traditional smoking, with faster effects —but you have to be careful!

As with any potent substance, there’s a lot of pros and cons to take into account for sure. While dabbing does create cleaner flavor profiles and powerful highs, it requires additional tools (like the aforementioned heated nails) that some users may not already have access to.

It also might not be the best choice for first-time cannabis users due to its notorious potency, but if you’re feeling adventurous, it could be worth a try!

5.   Topicals

Cannabis topicals are products like oils, creams and salves that contain cannabinoids (the active compounds of marijuana) which can be applied directly to the skin to benefit from their therapeutic effects.

Unlike the aforementioned forms of cannabis consumption, cannabis topicals do not (and should not) produce any psychoactive effects, instead working directly with the body’s endocannabinoid system to help reduce swelling and itchiness, and provide pain relief.


When it comes to consuming cannabis, there are so many options to choose from. Whether you’re a first-time consumer or an experienced connoisseur, the best method of consumption is one that fits your individual needs and lifestyle. From smoking to dabbing, tinctures to topicals —you can pick and choose the method that works best for you. No matter how you choose to consume cannabis, just be sure to take into account all of the potential pros and cons, and enjoy your high responsibly!

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