Methods of Consumption
You have more cannabis options available to you today than ever before. Different methods of consumption have different rates of absorption, which affects time of onset, duration, and levels of psychoactivity; understanding this will help you enjoy a truly customized experience.
Inhalation offers the fastest onset, and is the most popular method of consumption. This includes both combustion (pipes, bongs, joints) and vaporization. It’s tasty and enjoyable, and since the effects are nearly instantaneous, there is less chance to inadvertently over-do it.
While studies have shown that even decades of smoking cannabis is not associated with higher risks of lung disease, combustion is still not the healthiest alternative. Vaporizers (and vape pens) work by heating the smoking substance to a temperature hot enough to vaporize the plant material but not burn it, which releases the cannabinoids and terpenes. Inhalation methods range from the simplest pre-rolled joint to the most advanced tabletop vaporizer, along with the daunting array of attachments, accessories, and options they offer. Vape pens are a popular choice because they are simple, discreet, portable, tasty, and let’s face it, fun, but you’ll find a wide variety of all sorts of smoking/vaping options here at Sespe.
For first timers, experts recommend a very small (5 – 10mg) dose. We urge you always to err on the side of caution, and keep in mind that the rate of absorption and the duration will be different for different individuals, depending on when and what you ate last, and your own unique metabolism. In spite of all these variables, once you have established what works for you, you’ll know exactly how much you want to take. Modern edibles are very consistent in potency and dosage.