Everything you need to know about marijuana consumption in 2021

Updated on October 26, 2021

Marijuana is a drug that has been used around the world for centuries and the use of this substance can be traced back as far as 6000 BC. For the most part, marijuana has been illegal and as a result of this, the drug developed a nasty stigma and negative reputation in society. In the past few years, we have seen marijuana become decriminalized as well as legalized in some parts of the world and medical marijuana has a lot to do with this revolution. The marijuana industry is booming due to the many stores opening up, and existing online stores, like Grasscity, and thanks to tech, there has been a lot of innovation especially regarding consumption methods. If you are new to the cannabis community and are looking for different ways to consume, consider the following marijuana consumption methods that are popular in 2021.

Dry herb vaporizers

A dry herb vaporizer is an inhalation device that is a much healthier alternative to smoking a joint or a blunt. This handheld device has a few components including a mouthpiece, a chamber, and a battery. This device does not burn the dry herb, instead, it heats it at a controlled temperature which results in a smoother hit, more flavor, and more potency. Dry herb vaporizers produce vapor instead of smoke which is the main reason why it is healthier and the chamber is small which means that you save weed by using a small amount per session. These devices are portable, convenient, and very discreet because they produce very little smoke and no smell. There are a variety of dry herb vaporizers including:

  • Pen vaporizer
  • Session vaporizer
  • Portable vaporizer
  • Dry herb vaporizer
  • Desktop vaporizer

The most commonly used is a vape pen and a dry herb vaporizer. The difference between the two is that a pen vaporizer uses concentrates whereas a dry herb vaporizer uses dry herbs. Overall, this device is user and beginner-friendly. 

Dab rigs 

A dab rig is a water filtration device similar to a bong. This device is used to consume concentrates, also known as ‘dabs’ and it overall provides more flavor and potency compared to a bong or a dry pipe. The design of this device is very intricate and it comes with a nail that is generally made from titanium or quartz. To use this device, you need to do the following:

  1. Water the chamber.
  2. “Season” the nail.
  3. Prepare your dab (a small amount)
  4. Heat the dab nail until it is burning hot.
  5. Put oil on the nail.
  6. Inhale through the mouthpiece.
  7. Exhale.
  8. Repeat.

This device comes in many variations which include a variety of styles and sizes. You get mini dabs, E-rigs, silicone dabs to name a few and each serves a unique purpose. Mini dabs, for example, are good for portability.


A one-hitter is a very famous pipe that comes in a variety of materials including glass and wood. This device is inexpensive, portable, discreet, and easy to use. One-hitters are perfect for when you only want to smoke a small amount of bud. These devices have a narrow hole that is ideal for a single inhalation or as the name suggests, one hit. You get traditional one-hitter pipes such as Kiseru, Midwakh, Sebsi, and Chillums. To use this device, simply fill the narrow chamber with your bud and make sure that it is packed tightly. Proceed to then light it up and take a puff. It’s best to inhale slowly. 

Spoon pipes

A spoon pipe is a traditional handheld pipe that is an inhalation device. Spoon pipes contain 4 parts: mouthpiece, bowl, neck, and carb. You stack your herb into the bowl, light it with a flame and inhale through the mouthpiece. This device gives you a lot of control over the strength of your hit as well as the speed. The herb does need to be burnt which results in combustion which has health risks.


Edibles are food and drink products that contain cannabis. When you consume edibles, the cannabis gets absorbed into your system via your digestive system and liver, which can take upward of 2 hours, however, the effects are much more potent and they last much longer, a maximum of 12 hours. You can get edibles in the form of gummies, cookies, tea, and even wine. 

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