Which Marijuana Consumption Method Should a Beginner Use?

Posted October 18, 2021 by in Health + Fitness

What is the best option for a beginner to use when it comes to consuming marijuana? This is an important question that many people may not know how to answer. Marijuana can be consumed in many different ways, which makes it difficult for someone who has never used it before.

The most popular methods of consumption are smoking, vaping, and edibles, among others. Smoking or vaping is typically recommended for beginners because this method provides immediate effects with few health risks. Edible products take longer to work but offer more sustained relief than smoking or vaping. For someone looking for something more intense immediately, they may want to smoke or vape; however, if they are looking for long-term relief then edibles would be their best bet! Continue reading to find out more. 

Dry Herb Vaporizers

Dry herb vaporizers are another method that has been recommended to beginners since it allows for the user to upgrade once comfortable. There is a range of dry herb vaporizers, from desktop vaporizers to on-demand vaporizers and session vaporizers, that users can choose from. An online headshop like Smoke Cartel is the perfect place to look for the right vape for you because there are many different devices available, each offering different features and advantages.

For those new to marijuana, the best choice would probably be a vape pen, since this is the easiest to use. Vape pens allow users to either use dry herbs or concentrate, and once the chamber or pod has been filled, the user only needs to press a button before inhaling. 

Due to its portability and ease of use, this is one of the most common methods of marijuana consumption for those new to marijuana

Dab Rigs

Dab Rigs have recently become very popular among those looking for something different. Dab rigs might seem quite confusing to use at first glance, but they are surprisingly easy once you have a general understanding of how they work. They have been compared to bongs due to their design, except instead of using dry herb, a dab rig uses concentrate or shatter. 

Dab rigs typically consist of a glass pipe or bong, a banger or nail, and a mouthpiece, although there are various designs, including the E-rig which is electronic. There are a variety of materials that the nail could be made from such as titanium or quartz. This consumption method is particularly beginner-friendly since using it is quite simple, almost as simple as using a bong, and there aren’t any settings to mess around with. 


Another incredibly easy consumption method that has become popular over the last few years is edibles, which have been used for quite a long time. Edibles are popular amongst those that don’t want to smoke marijuana, or inhale any vapor and don’t require any equipment or tools to use. They generally come in the form of candy, gummies, lollipops, or cookies, but recently could either be baked or be a pastry of sorts. 

This consumption method is recommended for beginners because once a person figures out what their tolerance is, in other words, how much THC they need in order to feel desirable effects, all they need to do is eat the edible. Onset is quite long, however, as much an hour, and the effects can be felt for up to 5 hours. 

Bubblers, Joints, and Bongs

Bongs are perhaps one of the most iconic methods of marijuana consumption and date back thousands of years. As mentioned above, dab rigs look like bongs and vice versa. One of the reasons bongs are the first choice for many new marijuana consumers is because they are super easy to use. They just need to be filled with a bit of water which acts as a filtration system, then marijuana is ground and placed in the bowl which is then lit, and the smoke that is produced is inhaled through the mouthpiece. 

Bubblers are another popular choice for those who don’t want to carry a bong around but also don’t want to use a pipe. Bubblers are essentially mini bongs and are just as easy to use. Finally, joints are another consumption method that is friendly to beginners. They are essentially marijuana cigarettes and the only thing beginners might struggle with is rolling the joint since that takes a bit of practice. 

What’s your preferred way to consume cannabis?

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