Five alternatives to smoking or vaping cannabis

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Smoking and vaping aren’t the only ways to take advantage of marijuana’s benefits

While more than two-thirds of the U.S. population now support marijuana legalization, this doesn’t mean that they all have decided to turn into consumers. Some are concerned with certain aspects of smoking or vaping that make them overly cautious and lead them to avoid taking advantage of Mother Nature’s wonder drug completely. Fortunately, there are alternatives that they can consider that will allow them to find relief.

Tinctures that are infused with cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are available in a range of strengths and flavors. Their delivery is usually quicker than through smoking or vaping, and they’re an extremely discrete method that can be used virtually anywhere.

Edibles are another – and very popular – alternative. From brownies to five-course meals, CBD-infused dishes are possible.

To combat aches and pains, THC- and CBD-infused topical solutions can work miracles. They can directly target pain and inflamed joints, leading to instant relief.

Transdermal patches can allow for a slow release of CBD or THC, or even a combination of different cannabinoids. They deliver the dose directly to the bloodstream and are highly discrete.

Another alternative, but probably not high on the list of anyone’s favorite option, is the cannabis suppository. Despite their lack of popularity (for obvious reasons), they are beneficial for fighting ailments such as hemorrhoids, fibromyalgia and liver cancer.

Cannabis continues to achieve greater acceptance because of its long list of positive traits. Despite this, some still view the drug as being nothing more than the crutch of potheads looking to get high. Until that stigma disappears, it’s good to know that there are methods to enjoy the benefits without raising eyebrows.