So, you want to get high, but you don’t want to smoke.   Maybe you have asthma, or are just getting over a cold. Maybe your nosy landlord lives in the apartment below.  Or maybe you just don’t like the feeling of breathing in hot smoke.

Here are 5 ways to get high without smoking weed:

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Edibles

Dispensaries are full of delicious weed treats – from the classic brownies, chocolates, and gummies to potato chips, cold brew coffee, and sodas.   If you aren’t used to edibles, be careful! The high sneaks up on you and feels a little different than the high you get from smoking.

 

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Weed Oil and Weed Butter

If you love to cook, you can infuse your butter or your favorite cooking oil with weed!

To get baked with weed butter, first you need to bake the weed.   Put it on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake it at 230-250 Fahrenheit for an hour or two. Then you put the decarbed weed in an oven safe glass bowl or jar, immerse it in not quite boiling water in a double boiler over low heat on the stove and let it infuse for several hours.   You can simplify the process by buying a machine designed to infuse oil. Strain it out and you have your oil or butter!

You can to save the dried weed and throw it in the blender with olive oil and other herbs to make weed pesto.

 

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Vaping

You need to heat weed up if you want to get high.   Heat turns the THCA in cannabis flowers, which your body can’t use well, into the THC you know and love.   This process is called decarboxylation – decarb for short. But just because you need to heat the weed doesn’t mean you have to burn it!

A vaporizer heats weed just enough for it to release the THC and CBD that shape your high and the terpenes that give weed its scent (and help the THC reach your brain).

The result is that you get the THC into your bloodstream just as smoking does – without irritating your lungs!

There are three common kinds of vaporizers.  Dry herb vapes vaporize cannabis flowers. They are a great way to experience the scent, taste, and high of your favorite strain.   Vape pens take cartridges filled with weed infused oil or glycerin. They are convenient, discreet, and super potent. Wax vapes vaporize BHO (butane honey oil.)  They are perfect if you love dabs but don’t love the nail and the blowtorch.

 

Tinctures

Tinctures are made from decarbed weed infused in glycerin, oil, or alcohol.   You can take them directly by the dropper full, or add them to water or juice.   An herbalist can help you find tinctures of other plants to combine with your weed tincture to enhance your experience.

 

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Topicals

Want to combine weed, pleasure, and romance?   Weed infused massage oils will get you relaxed and high.  For the adventurous, there are weed infused lubes. Don’t forget the weed chocolates to make it a perfect night!

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