How Marijuana Users are Consuming in 2021

By  //  October 18, 2021

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The world has changed a lot since the 1960s. One of those changes is in marijuana consumption methods. In the 60s, people typically rolled joints and smoked them with friends; today, there are more options for how to consume cannabis.

Cannabis can be eaten as an edible or brewed like coffee; it can also be vaped or used topically on sore muscles. There are even cocktails made with CBD oil! These new ways to use cannabis have opened up opportunities for medical patients looking for relief from various conditions, including anxiety and chronic pain.

Since the legalization of cannabis in 2012, and the subsequent legalizations across many states, the marijuana industry has seen a spurt of growth, and many consumption methods along it. If you would like to learn more about how marijuana users are consuming in 2021, here are a few popular methods.  


The first consumption method on this list probably needs no introduction since it is one of the most iconic methods of cannabis consumption in the world; the bong. Not only is the bong the most iconic, but it is also one of the oldest, and dates back at least 2,400 years ago.

Today, you can purchase a bong online or at cannabis shops, so you can check out The Joint Regina if you’re interested in purchasing one of these popular devices. One of the reasons bongs are so popular is because they are very easy to use and don’t require any additional parts.

More than this, users can feel effects within 2-10 minutes whilst smoking a bowl at a time. This means they can decide whether to consume more or not since most bowls aren’t very big. 

Dab rigs

The next consumption method on the list is the dab rig, which has become quite popular. Dab rigs almost look like bongs upon first sight, but closer inspection will reveal that they are quite different. Bongs require dry herb to be smoked, whereas dab rigs require THC concentrate or shatter to be heated to the point of vaporization. 

For new cannabis users, dab rigs might seem confusing to use at first, but it is rather simple. More than this, there are a variety of different models, such as the E-rig, silicone rig, glass rig, mini rig, and more. 


Tinctures are another marijuana consumption method that has become more widespread since legalization in 2012. They are more commonly used by those who require marijuana for medicinal purposes since the dosages can be accurately measured. Tinctures are essentially small bottles filled with alcohol-based marijuana extract.

Using tinctures is very simple; all you need to do is drop a few drops under your tongue. The onset of tinctures is around 15-45 minutes, and depends on a variety of factors, and lasts up to 3 hours. This makes it a perfect way to manage pain-related symptoms, without feeling the effects for an unreasonably long duration. 


Edibles have always been a popular marijuana method, but have seen an increase in popularity over the last few years because of legalization. Before legalization, there weren’t many options for edibles and users often consumed them in the form of candy, gummies, brownies, and lollipops. However, the market today is filled with many different forms of edibles. 

Edibles are a popular way to consume marijuana because of the duration of effects, which can be anywhere from 4-8 hours, depending on the quality and amount of THC. The only downside is that it can take up to an hour for effects to be felt, so it isn’t the best for immediate relief from pain. 


The last method on the list is topicals, which are popular for the exact reason the other methods are popular; it doesn’t allow the user to feel any psychoactive effects. Topicals are marijuana-infused lotions, oils, balms, creams, and more that are applied directly to the skin.

A variety of topicals are available at Green Gaia Cannabis, and you can choose depending on what you would use it for. Many people who suffer from pain, but don’t want to feel the psychoactive effects of marijuana, choose this method for the fast-acting anti-inflammatory properties it provides.

There are marijuana bath bombs though that are technically topicals, except these allow users to feel the effects, since when it is absorbed into the skin and bloodstream when the skin is in water.