What Are the Best Ways to Consume Marijuana Without Smoking?

What are the best ways to consume marijuana without smoking it?

Ways to Consume Marijuana All types of people use marijuana; all ages, races and social classes. Not everyone likes actually smoking it, however, or some people simply can’t do so depending on their condition. Because of this alternative forms of consuming cannabis have gained widespread popularity in recent years.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the best and most popular ways to consume marijuana without smoking it:


Edibles (Marijuana-Infused Foods)

Marijuana edibles are probably the most popular alternative to smoking, and definitely one of the best. Edibles include any food item that’s been infused with cannabis. This can include traditional items like marijuana brownies and cookies, to more intricate dishes like spaghetti with cannabis-infused marinara sauce and olive oil. Cannabis-infused drinks such as sodas and teas are also gaining popularity.

How it differs from smoking:

When consuming edibles you’ll notice two primary differences from smoking marijuana; one, the onset takes much longer. Whereas smoking gives you an almost immediate high, the effects of edibles can take half an hour to two hours; depending on the edible and person.

Second, edibles have a much longer-lasting higher than smoking; typically 4 to 6 hours compared to 2 to 3 hours.

Edibles also tend to give users a stronger body-high than smoking.



Topicals are another way to to get cannabis in your system that’s been growing in popularity. This includes marijuana lotions and ointments, which are common among medical cannabis dispensaries and cannabis retail outlets in areas where it’s legal.

How it differs from smoking:

Unless a massive amount is applied, topicals won’t get you high. Despite this, they provide intense medical relief to the part of the body it’s being applied to. This has made marijuana topicals a popularity option among those who understand the medical benefits of marijuana, but don’t want a change in their state of mind.



Marijuana tinctures function in a way similar to edibles, but are typically much less powerful in terms of their high (though not necessarily in terms of their medical benefits).

How it differs from smoking:

Like edibles tinctures have a longer onset and longer-lasting medical relief than smoking. However, unlike smoking tinctures are unlikely to get you high; this is unless a large amount is taken of tincture that is high in THC. Tinctures are taken by placing a few drops under the tongue or into drinks like tea.



Marijuana pills are a convenient option for many patients; it doesn’t require smoking, doesn’t require an appetite to consume it, etc..

Typically marijuana pills are simply gel tabs filled with cannabis that has been activated (heated in something fat-heavy like butter or oil). These can be made at home or purchased at a cannabis outlet if in an area where it’s legal.

How it differs from smoking:

The effects of pills are almost identical to edibles; a relatively slow onset and long-lasting effects. Marijuana pills also tend to pack quite a punch, depending on the dose taken.

What’s Your Favorite Way to Consume Marijuana? [Poll]

Everyone has their favorite way to consume marijuana; what is yours?

From the traditional pipe, to the more recently popular dabs from an oil rig; there’s a lot of ways to consume cannabis. And, like many other things in this world, everyone has their favorite; and some feel so strongly about their favorite they will debate it until blue in the face. Others enjoy all forms of consuming cannabis; but even they tend to have a favorite they like at least a little more than the rest.

Do you have a favorite? If so, answer the poll below!
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Study: THC/CBD in Cannabis Brownies Remain Stable at Least 3 Months at Room Temperature

browniesA new study published in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology, and published online by the National Institute of Health, gives us the clearest answer to date on how long cannabis edibles stay actives after they’ve been made.

“Presented is a method for the preparation and application of THC and CBD containing brownies used as quality control (QC) material for the analysis of marijuana or cannabinoid baked medibles”, states the study’s abstract. “It was determined that the process used to prepare and bake the brownie control material did not degrade the THC or CBD. The brownie matrix was found not to interfere with the analysis of a THC or a CBD.”

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Michigan House of Representatives Votes to Legalize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Edibles

Yesterday Michigan’s House of Representatives approved two proposals to improve upon the state’s medical cannabis law. The first of the two proposalsmedicanna, House Bill 4271, would legalize medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state, allowing localities to decide if they want to prohibit them within city boundaries. This measure was approved 95 to 14. The House also approved House Bill 5104 – with an overwhelming 100 to 9 vote – which would legalize medical cannabis edibles, such as medicated brownies and tinctures.

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Michigan Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Proposal to Legalize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Michigan’s House Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved a proposal to legalize medical cannabis dispensaries, as well as medical cannabis ediblescannajar; it not heads to the full House for consideration, before going to the Senate.

Under the measure – House Bill 4271 – localities would be allowed to choose whether or not they want medical cannabis dispensaries in their communities. Under current Michigan law medical cannabis is legal, though dispensaries are not, leading to a February ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court that forced shut all dispensaries that were opened.

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New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Measure Improving State’s Medical Cannabis Program

With an overwhelming 70 to 1 vote, New Jersey’s full Assembly has approved a proposal to legalize cannabis infused food products for patients, as well as increase the variety of strains allowed in marijuana-new-jersey-dldispensaries. The measure has already been approved by the Senate, and now heads to the governor for final approval.

Originally the proposal, which was approved by both the Senate and Assembly in June, also included a provision to ease restrictions on youth patients, by removing the requirement that they receive written authorization from a psychiatrist and a pediatrician, in addition to a physician. Governor Chris Cristie, however, told lawmakers that he would veto the measure unless this particular section was removed.

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