Humans and cannabis have a long history together, as it is one of the oldest plants in the world that has been farmed and cultivated. Cannabis is grown for its strong fibre, ceremonial purposes, and medicinal and recreational uses. The earliest known cannabis use dates back to 2500 years ago in China. 

Other countries also have a lengthy past with this plant. Because of this plant’s multicultural exposure and ancient origins, the years of crossbreeding different phenotypes have given birth to some of the best cannabis strains the world has seen.   

Despite the stigma and controversy brought upon this ancient plant in the past few decades, science and research have compelling evidence that cannabis has a handful of medicinal values. This debunks the previous propaganda and incorrect findings during the 1960s and 1970s. 

This running history and multicultural experiences of cannabis have led to multiple ways to consume it. This article will discuss the most common methods of cannabis consumption.  


Many users often refer to joints as the spliff. It is a process of rolling ground cannabis flowers into a rolling paper and smoking it like you would a cigarette. 

In countries such as Canada, the Netherlands, and the US, these are sold pre-rolled in dispensaries, saving you the time and hassle of doing it yourself. This method is popular for recreational use. 


Bongs are water pipes often referred to as a bubbler. It is one of the oldest ways to consume cannabis. In Thailand, where cannabis is legal, they refer to bongs as “baung.” These are bamboo tubes used for smoking cannabis. 

Unlike joints where the smoke directly goes into the smoker’s lungs, with bongs, the smoke passes through the water and filters the smoke before it reaches the user’s lungs. Bongs are a popular method of taking in cannabis for recreational purposes. 


Using the cold press method, you can get the most value from cannabis plants through their oil extracts. These oils vary depending on the strain of the plant from which you extracted them. However, the most common substances you can get from these plants are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). 

High concentrations of CBD are in some strains of cannabis, such as hemp and ruderalis. On the other hand, high levels of THC compounds are in Indica and Sativa strains. 

These oils are typically placed in vials and ingested through liquid medicine droppers. This method is famous for medicinal uses. 


Another common way of consuming cannabis is by eating it. As THC and CBD adhere to fat, a popular method is infusing the compounds in butter, milk, or cooking oil. You can make cookies, brownies, burgers, and gummy bears with these. 

However, if cooking isn’t one of your fortes, you can always buy these munchies from an edibles online store. These edibles are excellent options for people who don’t like the aftertaste of smoke. This method is prevalent among medicinal and recreational users. 


A new industry has risen as countries loosen their policies against cannabis. The cannabis industry has been creating many job opportunities and business ventures in many places where the farming, consumption and production of its byproducts are accepted.