Marijuana101

Bongs, dabs, and vapes -- oh my. Read on to get a crash course in marijuana 101. 

How marijuana is used, from smokes to sweets.

From edibles to vaping, and lotions to concentrates, there are many different ways to use marijuana, and each one affects people differently. No matter how you use, use responsibly.

Smoking

Smoking

Smoking

Marijuana can be smoked using a joint, pipe or bong. This is the most common way people use marijuana.

Vaping

Vaping

Vaping

Vaporizers heat marijuana to release THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and the vapor is inhaled.

Dabbing / Hash Oil

Dabbing / Hash Oil

Dabbing / Hash Oil

THC extract from marijuana, also called hash oil, shatter or concentrates, can contain up to 60-80% THC and may take effect very quickly. When dabbing, the oil is heated and the vapor is inhaled. We don’t know much about how safe dabbing is, but we do know that it’s extremely potent and shouldn’t be used by anyone who hasn’t used marijuana before. 

Edibles

Edibles

Edibles

The effects of edibles, teas and sodas can take longer to peak and last longer than smoking. Sometimes this can cause people to take too much. It can take up to four hours to feel the full effects, and effects can last up to ten hours. A serving size is 10 mg, so don’t start with more than that.

Topicals

Topicals

Topicals

Infused lotions, salves and balms are sold for localized pain and inflammation related to skin problems or pain, but do not make the user feel high.

Know how to tell if something has THC in it.

The law requires all marijuana products to include the universal caution symbol on packaging and on edible products themselves. Make sure you and your guests are familiar with this symbol so no one accidentally ingests marijuana. Teach your kids not to eat or drink anything with this symbol and always keep marijuana locked up, out of sight and out of reach.

Know how to tell if something has THC in it.