There’s an ideal cannabis consumption method for every adult Michigander.
There are a lot of ways to enjoy weed. Sometimes the options overwhelm even seasoned consumers. But we love simplicity – so, with that in mind, here’s an overview of popular choices for enjoying Michigan’s recreational cannabis, including recent innovations and old school methods.
Let’s start with the most traditional method: dried, cured, but otherwise untouched cannabis flower. Because sharing a joint or pipe with friends is a time-honored social ritual, and solo smoke sessions are excellent for self-reflection.
What are the advantages of raw cannabis flower to Michiganders?
There’s a vast selection of strains containing different terpenes that produce a range of flavors and effects. Flower is also simple and straightforward.
How do Michigan dispensary customers consume flower?
You’ve got a few options.
Grind it, roll it, smoke it.
For a classic cannabis experience, grind your flower, roll a joint, and smoke – either alone or with friends. You can find a step-by-step guide to rolling a joint here. It takes practice, but that’s part of the fun.
If rolling a joint isn’t your thing, you can have the same experience with prerolls from our Muskegon provisioning center. Our prerolls are rolled to perfection and burn evenly every time.
Pipes and bongs.
Pipes and bongs are also classic cannabis consumption styles. Pipes are quick and straightforward; bongs hit heavy, but there’s more work involved.
Here’s how it works (forgive us if you already know):
Pipe – place ground weed in the bowl, ignite with flame and inhale.
Bong – fill the bong’s chamber with enough water to cover the downstem, grind your weed, pack the bowl (just like you did with your pipe), ignite with flame, and slowly inhale as you pull the bowl from the downstem to clear the chamber.
Cannabis concentrates are potent and come from cannabinoids extracted from the plant. When we say potent, we mean it – the THC content of cannabis flower maxes out at around 28%. In contrast, cannabis concentrates can go all the way up to 90%.
What are the advantages to Michigan’s dispensary customers who consume concentrates?
Concentrates get you higher, faster. Some consumers love the flavor of concentrates, while others enjoy the instant, powerful high.
How do Michigan dispensary customers consume concentrates?
Concentrates are safe and potent but require specific consumption tools. You’ll need a dab rig, a dab nail – either titanium, quartz, or ceramic – and a torch to dab. To vape concentrates, you’ll need a vaporizer or vape pen.
Here’s how dabbing works:
Heat the dab nail with your torch, and apply the concentrate directly to the hot surface, instantly turning it into an inhalable vapor.
Click here for a great video tutorial from PotGuide.
Vape pens and vaporizers are simple-to-use, easy-to-dose, and a little easier on the lungs.
What are the advantages of vaping concentrates for Michigan’s dispensary customers?
Vaping creates vapor without combustion by heating cannabis concentrate. It’s easier on the lungs, and the cannabis fragrance dissipates quickly, which is handy if discretion is important.
How to vape:
You can use three types of products to vape: vape pens, and tabletop or portable vaporizers.
Vape pens vaporize cannabis distillates and oils. They work electronically: a battery connects to a heating element, which heats up the oil or distillate inside the chamber.
Most tabletop and portable vaporizers vaporize flower, but some portable vaporizers can also vape concentrates (budder and shatter).
Edibles and Cannabis Drinks
From brownies to gummies, infused sodas to cannabis oil capsules, the list of enhanced foods and drinks grows bigger every year. There’s even a cannabis cooking show on Netflix.
What are the advantages to Michigan dispensary customers who consume edibles and drinkables?
Edibles taste great, and they’re perfect for people who don’t smoke, dab, or vape, but still want the benefits of THC and CBD. Edibles are discreet, and you can enjoy them in a social setting.
How do Michigan dispensary customers consume edibles?
Remember the golden rule with edibles: start low and go slow. With edibles, THC is metabolized by the liver, which means it can take between 30 minutes to two hours or more for the effects to kick in. Beginners should start with a low dosage (2.5 mg or less), wait, and see how they feel before taking any more.
Keep in mind; edibles will make you feel higher for longer. The effects can last as long as four hours.
You can buy edibles and cannabis drinks from our Muskegon provisioning center, or make them yourself using cannabis butter or cannabis cooking oil.
Like edibles, tinctures are consumed orally, but they work a little differently.
With tinctures, THC is suspended in an alcohol base and absorbed sublingually, which means they’re held in the mouth and absorbed through the membranes under the tongue.
What are the advantages of consuming tinctures to Michigan’s dispensary customers?
Because THC is absorbed directly into the bloodstream, the effects take hold within 15 minutes – faster than edibles.
And tinctures are discrete and easy-to-dose. THC concentrations are listed on the container, so you can figure out how many milligrams of THC is in each dropper.
How do Michigan dispensary customers consume tinctures?
It’s simple – just place a few drops of the infused liquid beneath your tongue using the supplied dropper. You can also add a drop to your foods and drinks.
You’ll find a large selection of cannabis tinctures at our Michigan provisioning centers, including different strengths and ratios.
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