Smoke is harmful to your lungs, whether it is from a burning fire, tobacco, or cannabis. When you light up your standard lighter it can reach up to 3,590 degrees Fahrenheit (1,977 degrees Celsius). That intense (very intense) heat is directly applied to your bud and then you inhale the hot, ashy particles into your lungs. That hot and unfiltered smoke is what causes you to cough and causes tar build up. As much as we like smoking bud, it is just not the safest way to consume cannabis.
So, how can you safely consume cannabis? There are a multitude of ways to choose from to best suit your needs.
Right off the bat I can tell you that edibles are becoming increasingly popular with many more options than your regular ‘ol “space cake.” Of course no offense to space cake as we all can agree that cannabis and chocolatey sweet goodness go good together. Nowadays you can get your buzz from pretty much any candy you prefer like gummies, chocolate bars, fruit bars, or savory crackers; you name it and you can get it. It doesn’t just stop with edibles, now
there’s drinkables too. Cannabis infused wine, beer, tea, juice, are all in the market ready for you to try. The good thing about edibles is that the amount of cannabis you are consuming can be measured so it takes the guess work out of the equation.