The tech behind cannabis consumption

Cannabis has been around since the beginning of time and for hundreds, maybe thousands of years, the herb was consumed the same way via a joint which consists of cannabis being rolled into rolling paper and a pipe which is a handheld device that is used to smoke small amounts of cannabis. Over time, the industry discovered how to incorporate glass into the smoking process and created bongs, glass pipes, and more. Technology has moved the cannabis industry to a point where there are now many different ways to consume marijuana, such as dry herb vaporizers, and many stores that now sell these devices, especially online like Grasscity. The cannabis industry is massive, worth $20.5 billion, and growing. It won’t be long until these new ways of consuming cannabis become the new normal.

Baked goods

Edibles are a favorite method of consumption that has been around for a very long time. Edibles are when food or baked products are infused with cannabis. Oftentimes, the cannabis is cooked into a base ingredient such as olive oil and then that will be added into the cooking or baking process to form the cannabis-infused edibles. When consuming cannabis this way, you can expect it to take much longer for the high to kick in but once it does, expect a much more potent high that lasts longer. You can find a wide variety of edibles from cookies and brownies to ice cream and gummies. You even will find vegan-friendly options.

On the tongue

A tincture is a liquid cannabis concentrate that is made with an alcohol solvent. All you need to do is put a few drops of the tincture under your tongue and wait for the desired effects to kick in. The great thing about consuming cannabis this way is that there are no health risks involved and you will feel the effects almost immediately. It is also very discreet to consume this way and tinctures don’t have a marijuana aroma. It is also very convenient to consume this way. This method also saves you a lot of money because all you need is a few drops so your bottle will last you quite a long time. You can consume CBD or THC tinctures.

Rub it in

Topicals and creams are another popular method of consuming marijuana. Basically, this is when marijuana is infused into lotions and creams that you can use to rub onto your sore and stiff muscles and joints. This method of consumption is used by athletes who often have strained muscles and stiff joints. This method of consumption is very unique and it makes the user feel relaxed and calm and it does not produce any psychoactive effects. The benefits of this method are the low health risk, convenience, discretion, and the fact that it does not give you a high.


You can also consume marijuana through pills which is when marijuana is in a pill or capsule form. You can also do it yourself by purchasing pill cases and filling them with marijuana. This method of consumption is very effective. Your body responds to the marijuana almost instantly because consuming a capsule means the marijuana goes straight to your bloodstream. This method of consumption is very discreet and convenient and you can consume it anywhere and anytime. This method also has fewer health risks.

Extracting the goods

With time, extraction methods have evolved and improved. The 2 main components in marijuana are THC and CBD. THC is the component that is responsible for the psychoactive effects that we experience when we consume marijuana and CBD is responsible for the medical benefits that we experience when we consume marijuana.  When you consume THC, you release dopamine which results in a decrease in pain, nausea, and much more. CBD on the other hand can elevate symptoms of cancer, anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, appetite loss, and many more. We shouldn’t be able to extract these components from the marijuana plant if technology were not up to scratch.

Technology is everywhere in society including the marijuana industry and thanks to advancements in technology, there are many different methods of consuming marijuana, from baked goods and other edibles, also through tinctures, topicals, and capsules.