Inhaling Smoke from Cannabis Flower
Inhaling marijuana smoke from a joint, bowl or bong is a simple way to get THC into the bloodstream quickly. Holding marijuana smoke in the lungs allows the THC to enter the bloodstream and interact with a user’s endocannabinoid system. THC binds to cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body and brain leading to the high feeling.
How to Inhale Marijuana
Inhale the smoke from the cannabis slowly and continue to inhale as your mouth fills up with smoke moving the smoke deep into your lungs. As you are inhaling the smoke into your lungs, be sure to inhale some fresh air through your nose. Hold the smoke in your lungs, continuing to breathe in and move the smoke into your lungs, until you can’t hold it any longer. Exhale the smoke slowly until all of the smoke has left your mouth.
Smoking may be quick and efficient but it can lead to coughing and a soar throat. Whether it’s your first time smoking or your hundredth, it’s never a bad idea to keep some water close by to help sooth your throat.
Common Methods to Inhale Cannabis Flower
If you’ve been smoking marijuana for many years, it’s likely you’ve made your own device at one point or another. Marijuana can be consumed in a variety of ways as long as you have flower and a lighter. Below are the most common ways to consume marijuana flower smoke.
Smoking a Joint
Buy a pre-roll or pull out a grinder and spin one up. Light then end of the joint and rotate to be sure the joint is burning evenly before beginning to inhale. Take small puffs initially to ensure an even burn. From there you can puff, puff, pass or bogart that thing as long as you want.
Smoking a Pipe
Pipes come in all different shapes and sizes. Grind up some marijuana flower and pack the bowl head. Packing the bowl too tight or too full can lead to some problems with air flow and burning the flower so be cautious when filling up the pipe. Many pipes have a hole on the side of the bowl head to cover with your thumb or finger as you light the pipe and remove your thumb or finger as you inhale the smoke.
Smoking a Bong
Bongs probably aren’t the best idea for first timers or new marijuana consumers. Bongs have a long neck and much larger chamber that fills up with smoke to be inhaled. Similar to a pipe, the bowl head is packed and lit as a user inhales from the top of the neck. Once the bong has filled with the desired amount of smoke, remove the slide and inhale. The key thing to remember when smoking a bong is to inhale and exhale slowly, just as you would with a pipe or joint. Inhaling the smoke fast will likely lead to a fast exhale lessening the effects of the THC as it won’t be present in the lungs long enough to be absorbed into the bloodstream.
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