Marijuana and its active components (such as THC and CBD, among other cannabinoids) exist in many forms and concentrations and can affect people in different ways. Whether it's your first time or if you're a frequent user, here are some things to keep in mind if you decide to use marijuana. In the past, most people who used marijuana smoked it like a cigarette (a joint) or with different types of pipes. It's now more common to vape it with a vaporizer.
It is also very popular to mix it with (edible) foods or beverages such as brownies, teas, alcohol or gummies. Some people use a “wax pen” or pen to inhale oil or other extracts from the cannabis plant. This method, called “pinching”, provides high concentrations of THC. In addition, users of non-alcoholic tobacco often smoke cigarettes or non-alcoholic beverages immediately after consuming it, in a practice known as “blunt pursuit” (Sifaneck et al.
Despite the high prevalence of direct smoking among cannabis users, very few studies examine the clinical profile of non-stop tobacco smokers compared to those who use more common methods of cannabis use, such as joints. Despite the increase in the prevalence of joint use and the health risks associated with their use, very few studies have compared the effects of joints with those on joints.