Yo, what’s good? It’s ya boy Dan, and today we’re talking about the new wave of marijuana consumption. You feel me? Nowadays, more and more people are gettin’ into that green life, and it’s becoming less and less taboo. In fact, almost half of adults have tried it at least once. And why not? It’s a healthier choice than beer, it’s legal in a lot of states, and there’s no hangover to worry about. But if you’re not into smoking or you got some esophageal issues, then I gotchu covered with some other options.
First up: infused food. Forget the basic brownie – there’s a whole world of delicious treats out there. Chocolatiers are makin’ some high-end masterpieces, and even amateurs are havin’ success at home. Pulled pork, mac & cheese, caramel corn, foie gras – the possibilities are endless. And with low-dosage food, you can have a whole journey of sensory experiences. CBD and THC-infused products are becoming more popular thanks to consumer demand and lawmakers loosening up restrictions. Sales of CBD alone reached $5.3 billion in 2021 and are expected to hit $26 billion by 2026!
Next on the list: beverages. The global cannabis beverages market is projected to reach $19,063 million by 2028. Big names like Molson-Coors, Pabst, and Sam Adams are in on the game now, producing non-alcoholic cannabis-infused beverages that you can cop for yourself. There are also some tasty infused lemonades and sodas on the market that’ll tickle your taste buds. The cannabis cocktail culture is already poppin’ off in West Hollywood, NYC, and other hot spots.
If you need a little caffeine fix with your cannabis, then infused coffees are the way to go. You can grab some at a retail store, or make your own at home.
Now, for those who want a more discreet option: tinctures. They might be old school, but they’re makin’ a comeback. Tinctures are essentially concentrated marijuana in liquid form, with dosing varying depending on the product. They’re perfect for those who want something that can easily fit in their pocket or purse. Just add a few drops to your drink or take it straight up.
And if you’re lookin’ to take care of your skin while also enjoying the benefits of marijuana, then check out all the skincare products out there. You can bathe, exfoliate, shampoo, shave, and moisturize with cannabis-infused products that come in scents like lavender, mint, and citrus. And don’t worry about getting high – most of these products are made with hemp, which is non-psychoactive.
For those who want something that’s easy to carry and conceal, vape pens might be the move. They’re slim and inconspicuous, which makes them perfect for those who need discretion. Plus, they don’t involve combustion of plant matter like smoking does, which means you’re not inhaling smoke.
If you’re lookin’ to invest in something for home use, then consider getting a vaporizer. The Volcano is the industry standard and is used by celebs like Bill Maher and Willie Nelson. The Herbalizer is another option that looks like somethin’ from the future. While they might come at a high price, they require less herb to achieve the same effect as smoking. Plus, they’re healthier for you.
And last but not least: concentrates. Wax, shatter, oil, and crumble are just some of the options out there. These extracts typically produce an enhanced and quicker high than smoking does. But be careful – these products are for those with a higher tolerance for THC and/or medical patients that require super-intense dosages. Don’t try this at home unless you got a savvy friend to show you the ropes.
And one more thing: don’t be messin’ with synthetic marijuana. That stuff’s not an alternative and should be left to the amateurs. So kick back, chill, and have an adventure this weekend with some of these new ways to get your green on. Peace out.