Onset: 1–5 Minutes
Peak Effect: 5–15 Minutes
Duration: 1–4 Hours
This is recommended for first-time cannabis consumers because the effects will onset immediately after exhaling. Smoking or vaporizing cannabis has the fastest onset time compared to other ways to consume cannabis, such as ingestion or sublingual methods. Start by taking one hit from a vaporizer or from a pipe if using combustion. Slowly inhale, taking a somewhat deep breath in, then exhale.
Inhalation can be done using either combustion or vaporization of raw cannabis. Combustion refers to cannabis that is smoked using an open flame to burn the cannabis and activate the THCa by converting it to THC, like smoking from a bowl or glass pipe. Vaporization refers to cannabis that is heated to the necessary temperature to decarboxylate the THCa and convert it to THC, like smoking from a “weed pen” (usually a 510 vape cartridge).
Each time you inhale, approximately 2–5mg of THC is consumed per inhalation, but this will vary based on the strain, potency, and the device that’s being used to consume which can also make it hard to precisely dose. Start by taking a puff or two and waiting 10-15 minutes before consuming more. Remember – start low and go slow!
Onset: 30-120 Minutes
Peak Effect: 1-5 Hours
You may have heard the phrase, “Start low and go slow” referring to cannabis use. This catchy phrase is around for a reason – it’s good advice! Especially for new consumers or someone trying a new way to consume cannabis. Depending on the consumption method, it can be hard to calculate the exact cannabis dosage to achieve your desired effect, which is why it’s always smart to ease into it.
Each user has different tolerances and experiences, and with so many new products on the market, it’s important to know how each way to consume cannabis will alter your outcome so you can experience the best high possible. In this blog, you’ll learn:
- Your options for consuming cannabis
- How different consumption methods make you feel
- How to find your proper dose of cannabis
No matter what, Leaf Joy is here to guide you through the best cannabis experience possible. If you have any questions about your purchase, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. One of our employees will respond quickly to ensure you have an unparalleled experience. If there’s ever anything we can do to make your in-store experience better, please make sure to let us know.
Once you decide which cannabis products you’ll be taking home, your Budtender will pick your order and complete the transaction with you. If you’d prefer not to work with a Budtender, you can place your order online ahead of time. If you’ve placed an online order, it will be ready and waiting for you, but you can also still ask questions and make changes to your order if needed. Unfortunately, dispensaries are unable to accept credit cards, so don’t forget your debit card (we have an ATM on site) or cash.