How can you be careful when trying new ways to smoke weed?
There are a variety of ways to smoke weed, but there is no completely safe way to do so. You always want to be cautious and informed on what you are smoking and how you should smoke it. We’ve put together a guide to keep you informed on the cautions of some of the new ways people are smoking weed.
Cautions of vaping
Vaping is a popular way to use tobacco and marijuana products. There are dangers to inhaling smoke, so many people turn to vape instead. Many people believe that it is much healthier for you than smoking, however, that might not be as true as we once were led to believe.
More and more evidence is appearing that shows the effects that vaping can have. Some rare causes have involved lung damage. Vitamin E acetate, an additive in vaping products that have THC was linked to those injury cases.
Although, the risk of lung injury is not linked to vaping actual, real cannabis- only the concentrates. So, if you do want to vape, be sure that you are using flowers over concentrates if you want to stay healthy. The research on cannabis is very limited right now and more research being done. You will want to stay informed on this topic as the research comes out.
The FDA warned against using THC in vaping products. You will want to be sure that you are getting your products from a trusted dispensary and that you have access to the lab reports that show exactly how much THC is in your products if you want to be responsible for your health.
Vaping can be just as harmful to your lungs as smoking is. Since vaping is relatively new, there have not been as many studies focused on it. There could be some side effects to long term use that we are not yet aware of. Some states that have legalized marijuana are required to tell consumers that vaping can cause severe injuries.
Cautions of dabbing, extracts, concentrates
Dabbing is considered to be the best way to get a clean high, but you do need to be cautious. When dabbing marijuana concentrates, you are going to be consuming a lot more THC than you would with other methods. This is because concentrates contain more THC already and affect your system quickly.
If you accidentally take too much THC, you might experience some negative side effects. You might become extremely confused, paranoid, have a rapid heartbeat, or even hallucinate. Though you cannot overdose, you are going to have an awful experience. Instead of feeling relaxed, you are going to feel miserable if you take too much THC at once.
Dabbing is also a newer method, so specialists have not been able to research the full effects of long-term use. Also, if you are making your own dabs, then you are not getting pure materials to use- which can be harmful to your lungs. You can order from us if you want a high quality dabbing product instead.
The most common cause of injury when dabbing is burning yourself on the nail. It is quite painful, so you will want to be sure that you are always aware of where the nail is while dabbing. To avoid getting burned, you can use a longer dabber, so that you are keeping yourself as far away from the nail as possible.
Another concern can be from the quality of the products that you are using. If there are any contaminants such as pesticides or herbicides on your plant, then you will get a concentrate on them in your dabbing substance.
Pesticides are dangerous and affect both your immune and nervous systems. You do not want to consume that, as it is extremely bad for you. Luckily, many dispensaries have to have their products tested by a third party lab to ensure that the products are safe. Emjay only offers quality products, so you can be assured that you are safe while dabbing with an order from us.
Be safe when using homemade pipes and bongs
If you are going to get creative and make your own pipe or bong, then you want to be sure that you are doing it safely. If you are using something like a plastic bottle, then you are probably also inhaling the chemicals from the heated plastic. Never use a plastic bottle as a bong.
If you are using a material like tin foil or a soda can, you will need to be cautious that you do not accidentally burn yourself while you are trying to enjoy your homemade pipe.
Cautions of using a dirty bong
While smoking from a bong is not a new method, we are becoming more aware of how we smoke and how we can make the experience more enjoyable. If you leave your bong dirty, then you are subjecting yourself to the risk of health issues. Plus, a dirty bong can alter the quality of your smoke and change the taste- it can make even the best tasting products taste bad.
Bacteria, black mold, and E.Coli can build up in normal water when left alone for a few days- but a bong provides them with an environment where they can thrive. If you do not want to risk getting sick, then you might want to clean out your bong sometimes. You can easily do it with some table salt, water, and rubbing alcohol so there is no reason not to when it comes to your health.
The longer the water is in the bong, the more toxins that are going to build up. If you are ingesting mold, you may be poisoning yourself a bit every time you smoke. Getting headaches after smoking can be a sign that something is wrong with your bong. If you are a heavy user, you want to clean it out daily.
Keeping it clean is going to enhance your smoking experiences and keep you healthier. If you make cleaning the water out a habit, then you will feel immensely better when you smoke with your bong.
Newer methods of smoking weed have not yet been thoroughly studied. Vaping, in particular, might be more dangerous than many people realize, so if you do decide to do it, be sure that you are being responsible and using products that are not going to harm your health.
Researchers are still investigating dabbing as well since it is also fairly new. No matter how you prefer to consume your marijuana products, you want to be sure that you are aware of the risks with that method. Inhaling smoke is bad for your lungs, so many people are turning to new marijuana products to get the same benefits.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us at Emjay! We can help you with whatever you need.