This article is about smoking. For more information, see the drug information page.
Smoke or vapors released by the use of cannabis are often contained in the plant’s leaves, flowers, or extracts. High levels of THC are known to have been used at least 2,500 years ago.
Aside from being vaporized, smoked, or ingested, can also be taken to the skin. The effects of vaporizing and smoking are different than those of ingesting it.
Smoke marijuana in various ways using various pipe-like instruments such as water pipes, cigarette butts, and hand pipes. These items can be used in different shapes and sizes.
A joint is a cigarette that contains cannabis instead of tobacco. In Europe, it can contain tobacco, though not to be confused with the Jamaica term “Spliff”. Sometimes, a joint will contain hashish, which can be heated and then made to crumble before placing into the joint.
A blunt is a type of cigarette that is rolled with a tobacco leaf, which usually contains nicotine. It is often made with blunt wraps, which are often flavored. These wraps can also be used to roll cannabis.
A variety of materials are used to make pipes for smoking cannabis, such as metal, glass, and bamboo. Some of these include one-hitters, bubblers, and corn cob pipes. The smoking material is placed in a screened receptacle, a “stem”, and a “mouthpiece”.
These are often called pieces or bowls, and they are made of various materials such as wood, bamboo, and metal. Subtypes include bubblers, one-hitters, and chillums.
These are often hand-made and coloredly designed. In most cases, the use of blown-glass pipes is done in the form of the chillum, midwakh, and sebsi.
A bubbler is a device that uses a pipe and a bong. They look like small bongs but are very different. A bubbler usually has a built-in carburetor that helps evenly distribute the smoke.
A bong is a device that uses a water-chamber to hold the smoke. It is typically used to vaporize cannabis. To cool the smoke, users often add ice to the chamber. The clean air in the water-chamber helps minimize the effects of the smoke.
A gravity bong is a type of hydropneumatic device used to smoke cannabis. It’s a device that uses a bucket of water as its base. A cap or screen is placed over the mouth of a soft drink bottle to hold the drug. As the bottle is slowly raised, the pressure inside the bottle builds, which draws smoke into the vacuum.
A waterfall bong uses a bottle and a cap to hold the drug. It works by filling the bottle with water before it is filled with the drug. The cap or screen is then used to obscure the liquid before it is placed in the container. When heated, the smoke is forced into the bottle.
Vape pens and vaporizers are devices that are used to extract the active chemicals of tobacco, cannabis, and other plant materials at lower than burning temperature. They are also used to eliminate the harmful chemicals found in smoke.
Vaping cannabis is a safer and more effective method of delivering the psychoactive component of the plant to patients. In a study conducted in 2016, researchers discovered that vaporizing can release large amounts of THC without producing harmful chemicals.
This method involves rolling small pieces of cannabis into a “spot”, which is then compressed between two knife blades. The smoke is then inhaled through the nose and mouth. Generally, the tips of the two blades are heated to produce a crisp and intense smoke. Another method is to use a glass press.
This method works by allowing multiple people to smoke cannabis inside a car with no way to escape the smoke. As a result, second hand smoke is inhaled and exhaled.
Some studies have shown a link between cannabis smoking and the development of lung cancer. A systematic review conducted from 1966 to 2006 did not find a significant link between the consumption of cannabis and lung cancer.
Smoke from cannabis plants is known to have many of the same cancer-causing chemicals as tar from tobacco smoke. It was listed as a cancer hazard in California in 2009.
A 2012 literature survey revealed that awareness of the cancer risk posed by cannabis smoke is low, with only 40% of under 35s believing that it is not harmful. Also, the rate of addiction among cannabis users is low compared to that of tobacco.
A review conducted in 2013 revealed that exposure to cannabis has biological-based health consequences, such as liver disease and depression. Further research is needed to establish the link between the drug and physical health conditions.