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13 Ways to Consume Cannabis

For the longest time, smoking cannabis was the go-to for many users. Whether that be in a joint, or in a bong. But now, times have changed, and your options have grown tremendously.

Smoking, vaping, drinking and dabbing are only a few of the many ways to consume cannabis nowadays. If you’re looking for a high, to relax, or just enjoy something, there is an option for you.


Rolling a Joint

The Classic. The humble joint has been a staple for marijuana lovers for years. Simple, easy to prepare, and almost always worth the effort.

Instead of rolling just a regular joint, try your hand at one of these unique blunts.

Hand Pipe

The hand pipe is probably the second most common way to smoke, after joints. Easy to use, small, and convenient. Hand pipes have also taken on a life of their own, with designs ranging from the simplistic, to the overly elaborate, and even completely disguised.

Water Pipe

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A water pipe, or “bong”, is easily one of the most recognisable smoking tools. Once again, designs and styles vary greatly, from the home-made using a water bottle, to 3-foot tall monsters.

Water pipes are unique in the sense that the water cools the smoke, allowing for bigger hits, as well as cutting down on any harsh throat itches that induce the dreaded coughing fits.


Vaping has taken off over the past few years, and obviously, cannabis users have taken advantage of this technology. Vaping your herb has a variety of benefits, namely, the lower temperatures prevent the release of any harmful toxins, and there is a also a vast reduction of odor, this being one of the first things you would notice.

Much like other smoking tools, there is a massive variety of cannabis vaporizers and liquids on the market, with the amount of vaporizers, liquids, etc. growing every day.

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Homemade Pipes

If a pipe or bong is out of your budget, or yours, in a tragic accident, breaks, fear not. Homemade pipes have been around for absolutely ages as a go-to when a bong or pipe isn’t available.

Need some help making your own? Here is a quick tutorial on making an apple pipe.

Oral Ingestion

Oral ingestions methods are pretty self-explanatory. Oils, pills, drinks or foods can all be infused with THC or CBD. Simply put, these methods forego smoking or inhaling cannabis, and instead goes the route of the digestive tract, to the bloodstream.


Tinctures are liquid cannabis extracts that can be used by people who are looking for fast-acting effects, but without the health risks associated with smoking. Typically, 3 to 4 drops are placed under the tongue, where it is immediately absorbed into the body.

If the taste isn’t to your liking, alcohol can be used as a solvent. Other fat-soluble liquids can also be used, such as vinegar or glycerin.


Ingestible oils are a very effective medium between edibles and tinctures. They are infused oil tablets that are easily ingested, and once again, find their way into the bloodstream to work their magic. Another alternative to smoking.


Edibles can be defined as any food or drink that has cannabis in it, whether the cannabinoids are active or not. This type of ingestion has a longer onset, and can have powerful psychoactive effects.

Most often, cannabis is used in dishes that have a high fat ingredient, such as butter or oil, that has been infused with with the cannabis. This method extracts the plants therapeutic properties. Tinctures can also be used in dishes as a way to control the dosage, and is just easier than making a cannabis butter or oil.


Cannabis can be used in drinks as well, with the market for cannabis infused teas, cocktails, and energy drinks growing at a rapid rate. They work in a similar way to edibles, with the therapeutic benefits being released into the body.

RIght here in South Africa, Cannabis Energy Drink is a product you can buy right now across the country. It contains hemp seed extract, as well as caffeine, taurine and vitamins, It does not contain THC, therefore there are no narcotic effects.


Topical cannabis methods utilises full cannabis extract that has a been added to a delivery method such as creams. Once these cannabinoids have been activated, they can be absorbed through the skin.


Cannabis cream is one of the most common topical cannabis methods. These creams do not proved the user with a “high”, but instead clears and calms the mind, relieves stress and anxiety. These creams can also be used to ease muscle and joint pain.

Zootly Says: As you can see, there are so many different ways to use cannabis that we are sure you will easily find one that will suit your needs. Whether you’re a fan of smoking, an edible Masterchef, or just someone looking for a clear head, there is an option for everyone.

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