How to Consume Cannabis

Ganjarunner at 02-08-2021 07:56 PM

In this day and age, we are fortunate to have access to a large variety of ways to consume cannabis! The effects of cannabis can vary greatly depending on how it is consumed. Cannabis consumption can be tailored to specific preferences including how you want to feel when you are high, or how long you want to be high. Cannabis users can choose from more traditional methods such as smoking flower or eating edibles to new age methods including vaping, drinking infused beverages, and more! With so many options on the market, things can get a bit overwhelming. We’ve created a beginner’s guide to walk you through the many ways to consume cannabis. Ready to try a new method of consumption? We’ve also included ganjarunner’s top picks in each category, check them out!


Smoking Flower: Smoking flower is the most classic form of cannabis consumption. There are many different tools you can use to help you smoke flower including a bong, pipe, joint, or pre-roll. Those that prefer flower as their consumption method often do so because of the fast-acting high, a great amount of control in the cannabinoids, and strains that they are consuming.

When you’ll feel it? 5 to 15 minutes

How long will you be high? You may be high anywhere from 1 to 3 hours

Ganjarunner’s top picks:

  • Kamatree Calimansi: This flower smells of sour lime and pine. Calimansi is a refreshing strain that offers a level headed high.
  • Pina Orange Soda: This bubbling sativa instantly jolts your mind awake and offers a long-lasting cerebral effect.
  • Smoakland Purple Punch: This flower brings back the smells of childhood including grape candy, blueberry muffins, and tart Kool-Aid. The effects will be felt in your head and body starting between the eyes and ending within your limbs. Purple Punch is a great after-dinner treat that may help manage nausea, stress, minor body aches, and sleeplessness.


Eating Edibles: Purchasing edibles in the mainstream market has only been possible in the past few years, but they have been a popular form of consumption for many years! When you eat cannabis the THC is processed in your liver. Countless types of food have been turned into edibles like cookies, chocolate, and gummy candies.

When you’ll feel it?

With an empty Stomach: 30 minutes to one hour

With a full Stomach: 45 minutes to one hour

How long will you be high? You may be high anywhere from 4 to 6+ hours.

Ganjarunner’s top picks:

  • Miss Mirum’s gummies: Don’t be mistaken by their size, Miss Mirum’s gummies will do their job of getting you high, and then some! With 10 mg per gummy, you can always start with taking a quarter or a half of a gummy if you want to lessen the effects of your high. Miss Mirum’s are available in a variety of flavors and THC:CBD ratios. If you’re looking for a higher CBD option the Passion Fruit Punch flavor is a great choice with a 21:1 CBD:THC ratio. If sativas are your thing, the Wowie Watermelon flavor will have you awake and moving while the Berry Bomb flavor is a wonderful way to wind down with a movie and relax at the end of the day.
  • Defonce Chocolates: These bars are without a doubt a premium cannabis experience, you’ll smoothly sink into a giggly fun high! As an added bonus, Defonce is made with only the finest Belgian chocolate making them taste incredible.


Drinking Cannabis Beverages: The effects of drinking cannabis are similar to what you feel when consuming cannabis edibles, but many times the effects set in earlier. Typically, you’ll feel high and sober up more quickly with beverages than with edibles.

When you’ll feel it? Within 15 to 45 minutes

How long will you be high? You may be high anywhere from 4 to 6 hours.

Ganjarunner’s top picks:

  • House of Saka: Drinking House of Saka PINK is a sweet delightful experience. Measure your dose by the cap full for a more predictable high or pour yourself a glass and take this drink for a ride! This wine offers subtle aromas of red fruit, honeysuckle, and spring flora.
  • Rebel Coast: Rebel Coast is made with fermented grapes from Sonoma. The wine is created by removing the alcohol and replacing it with THC. You’ll taste the cannabis flower a bit more with this beverage, it’s tasty, natural, and we have a feeling that you’re going to love it!


Smoking Vapes: Vaping is a great choice if you are fond of smoking and are looking for a similar effect without the smell, or inhalation of actual smoke. Vapes are available as disposables or cartridges with rechargeable batteries.

When you’ll feel it? 5 to 15 minutes

How long will you be high? You may be high anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Ganjarunner’s top picks:

  • Orchid: Orchid vapes are manufactured with extra air holes for a smooth draw, the carts all have an amazing terpene profile and no added Glycols/PG/PEG or Coconut oil. You may feel buzzed within seconds of your first toke on an Orchid vape!
  • Mozen: The clean sleek design of the disposable, all-in-one Mozen pens are great on the go. No need to worry about charging the battery or confusion about what oil you’re smoking. From Power Up, which is a great choice to get you over the afternoon hump, to the Rest and Chill which is perfect for after you’ve put the kids to bed, you can’t go wrong with the perfect balance of a Mozen pen.


Smoking Dabs: Smoking dabs are not necessarily recommended for beginners. To learn more about smoking dabs, check out our how to dab blog! The instant evaporation of concentrated cannabis is sure to take you to new heights.

When you’ll feel it? Instantly after use.

How long will you be high? You may be high anywhere from 1 to 4 hours.

Ganjarunner’s top picks:

  • Dabblicious: A pioneer in the dabbing lineup, Dabblicious has been around for over 15 years producing top of the line dabs. Their product is always high quality and hard-hitting, a dab’l do ya!


Applying Topicals: There are a variety of different topical products on the market, some are intended for pain relief and others are a great addition to your daily beauty routine.

When you’ll feel it? 30 minutes - 2 hours

How long will you be high? Varies by brand. Can be anywhere from 1-12 hours.

Ganjarunner’s top picks:

  • High Gorgeous Plain Jane cannabis body creme: Plain Jane is a non-psychoactive, skin-boosting CBD formulated body cream to help keep your skin moisturized and plump.
  • Papa & Barkley THC Rich Releaf Balm: This balm has some serious pain relief success stories behind it. It can be applied to areas of the skin to provide targeted pain relief. It can take up to 30 minutes to set in, but it is well worth the wait!

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Source: https://www.safecannabisuse.com/dosing