The medical use of cannabis goes back a long way. It’s long list of medicinal benefits have been used for centuries, as treatment for a large variety of ailments.
But often times, those who use it for its medicinal value, aren’t interested in getting high. Thankfully, for these people, there are many ways to reap the healing powers of marijuana, without getting high.
Here are a few ways you can consume cannabis without getting high:
Sometimes less is more. When it comes to weed, this mantra holds true.
Microdosing is simply consuming micro doses of marijuana. It’s more sustainable as you only experience more subtle psychoactive effects from the small doses.
For those in creative fields, microdosing is a great way of unlocking the mind and freeing creative ideas without being overwhelmed with a heavy high. Since your not actually getting stoned, it means your able to go about your daily business without the effects of marijuana creating dysfunction in your societal roles.
Generally a micro dose is around 1/10th of a standard dose.
Those who microdose tend to mostly report positive experiences, such as; improved relationships, reduced anxiety, boosted creativity, better Focus and higher levels of energy.
There are a number of ways the cannabis can be microdosed.
Vaping is an excellent microdosing method, it allows for precise dosing and is a convenient method. Baking also avoids the dangerous carcinogens associated with smoking.
Good ol’ fashioned ‘smoking the reefer’ using pipes and joints, is an easy and for many, convenient, way to microdosing marijuana. The only down side with this method, is it can be quite easy to go over the desired dose.
Eating cannabis edibles is another microdising option worth considering.
When microdosing with edibles, you really need to be extra cautious with dosing, as the effects of edibles last much longer than the effects experienced from smoking marijuana.
The edibles industry is huge, so there’s no lack of new and interesting flavours and variations to try out.
Since ingesting marijuana does not require inhaling any smoke, it is one of the healthiest ways of smoking weed.
2. Use CBD Oil
The popularity of CBD oil as a medicinal treatment has spread rapidly across the globe. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on CBD products every year… Yeah, it’s popular!
In contrast to THC, Cannabidiol (CBD) does not get you high. And not only is it not psychoactive, it boasts plenty of health benefits which have not gone unnoticed by the medical community and the public.
Some of CBD’s health benefits include:
- Relieves chronic pain
- Helps in reducing anxiety
- Boost mood and reduce depression
- Can help reduce stress
- Is an antioxidant
- Can help with insomnia
- Reduce symptoms of PTSD
- Relieve cancer related symptoms
- Help with fibromyalgia
- Reduces inflammation
- Helps with arthritis
- Treat headaches
- Seizure and epilepsy treatment
Those are just some of the benefits of CBD oil, the list of it’s health benefits almost endless.
There are a few ways of using CBD oil.
Taking CBD Oil Tincture
This is certainly the most popular and common method of using CBD oil, it also makes dosing easier and more precise.
Using a dropper, drop some CBD oil in your mouth and wait for around 1 minute before swallowing.
CBD can also be vaped. This is a great method for those who just truly enjoy the activity of smoking.
Using CBD capsules is another easy method of using CBD oil.
The main advantage of CBD capsules over other methods, is it’s precision when it comes to dosing.
4. Topical Cannabis
Topical cannabis balms can be very effective for a number of skin disorders. The anti-inflammatory properties found in cannabis can provide relief and act as treatment for eczema, shingles, psoriasis and a number of other skin disorders.
For those with such skin conditions, isolating marijuana application to where it’s needed is more suitable than ingesting marijuana, so for specific conditions topical cannabis products can offer great benefit, without the high.
5. Eating Cannabis
When marijuana is heated, the compounds CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) and THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) are transformed into CBD and the psychoactive compound THC.
If cannabis is not heated, THCA remains as it is and is not converted into THC. This means consuming raw weed will not get you high, making it an excellent option for getting the benefits of the compounds found in marijuana without getting high.
Jess has been enjoying the benefits of cannabis for the good part of a decade, an avid microdoser and researcher of all things cannabis. She is the content creator for Bargain Bongs Online.