Not Your Papa’s Plant: How Growers Have an Edge
For thousands of years, people have used marijuana for both recreational and medicinal purposes. However, recent changes in the way cannabis is grown and sold have led to variations in the way people consume this favorite plant.
More Benefits, Less Harm
Traditionally, many people have combined cannabis with tobacco and smoked it, but this method of consuming the plant can pose serious health risks. Smoking tobacco raises the risk of lung cancer, as well as contributing to a range of other health problems. As a result, commercial growers are trying to promote ways that you can use cannabis without exposing yourself to the harmful effects of tobacco.
No Smoke, All the Fire
Thankfully, smoking is not the only way to consume cannabis. Many modern users of this medicinal herb are turning to vaporizing as a healthier alternative. Vaporizers use lower temperatures to release the beneficial oils from cannabis, which means you can get the benefits of the plant in a way that is much easier on your lungs.
Consuming Cannabis in Capsules
Some commercial growers are encouraging their customers to turn away from methods that involve inhaling cannabis oils altogether. The benefits of cannabis come from the natural oils within the plant. Some manufacturers are experimenting with putting these oils into capsules, which you can swallow as a smoke-free way of consuming the plan. Another option is to extract cannabis compounds in a tincture, a liquid that you can place under your tongue for fast-acting relief.
Changing the Face of Cannabis Use
With an increasing number of commercial growers entering the market, the way we consume cannabis is likely to change dramatically over the next few years. As well as more methods of consuming the plant, you may also see a greater variety of cannabis strains becoming available thanks to the hard work of commercial growers. All of these trends are good news for people who rely on marijuana to help them cope with medical problems and live a full and happy life.
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