5 Different Ways to Consume Cannabis

5 Different Ways to Consume Cannabis

There are many different ways to consume cannabis, some being more popular than others. There is no one-size-fits-all approach– and we encourage trying various forms and methods to see which will suit you best for your desired result. Below is a list of 6 different ways to consume cannabis to assist your choice before purchasing.


Sublingual is among the top techniques for cannabis consumption. Sublingual is a Latin word meaning “under the tongue.” This method allows cannabinoid absorption via the tissues under the tongue bypassing the digestive system and working directly in the bloodstream. Most often found in tincture form- where you would hold the appropriate amount of liquid under the tongue for about 30-60 seconds for maximum absorption.


Another method of cannabis consumption is oral consumption. This method is then digested and broken down into the bloodstream. An excellent method for longer-term effects as many products you digest has a slower release. Many digestible products come in the form of sweet treats called edibles, gummies, and softgels.


Vaping, smoking, dabbing, and inhalers are all methods of inhaling cannabis. This method is the most rapid of effects. Great for quick symptom relief and excellent to layer with other methods.


Topical treatments work via absorption into the skin and muscles. Excellent for irritated skin conditions, muscle pain, neuropathy, and more! Patches, bath bombs, roll-on treatments, lotions, and massage oil are all topical treatments. Another fantastic method to layer on with other treatments or to use as needed.


Suppositories allow the body to absorb cannabinoids via vaginal or rectal tissues. Incredible for menstrual cramps, dryness, irritation, constipated bowels, and digestive tract issues. This method can last for several hours and provide tremendous relief.

For more information on how to consume cannabis, stop by the Thrive Apothecary store in Fort Worth to learn from one of our educated staff members. 

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