How to Use Cannabis Without Smoking It

There are a wide variety of different ways to use cannabis without smoking. While waiting on our Cannabis licensing, we ran an accessory store for 2 years and found there is a lot of gimmicky crap out there, so at Ideal Buds, we sell what we use. We don’t sell allot of accessories, but what we do carry are well made without breaking the bank and they have been tried by us and approved. Here are some favourite accessories and ways to use weed without smoking:

Vaporizing is my favourite mode of consuming because a little cannabis goes a long long way (ie one typical joints-worth of Cannabis could fill a vape glass twice!) and all the Buds at Ideal Buds are so tastey it’s a shame not to really appreciate all of those terps via vaping. Easy to clean with a little Orange Chronic cleaner and some Crud Buds also available at Ideal Buds. My Vaporizer of choice is the Arizer Solo, however we have several different types of Vaporizer kits so please don’t hesitate to come in and talk to our Budtenders about them.
Vaporizers have become more popular in recent years and are considered a healthier alternative to smoking. When you smoke cannabis, it is combusted at high temperatures, releasing potentially harmful chemicals and smoke. Vaporizers heat weed far more gently, allowing beneficial cannabinoids such as THC and CBD to escape but leaving the more dangerous chemicals behind.
Using a vaporizer is also thought to improve the flavour of cannabis as it leaves terpenes intact. Terpenes are the compounds which give marijuana its distinctive smell and taste but are also believed to have a range of health benefits. By adjusting your vape to the right temperature (talk to our Expert Budtenders about this) you may even be able to customize your high by choosing which terpenes and cannabinoids you want to inhale.Another significant advantage of vaping is that it works fast.

We carry The Focus V CARTA Electronic Smart Rig Kit which comes with a cool app and delivers an amazingly smooth toke after toke after toke! Saves you allot of product to in that it has a reclaimer which makes all the difference! Really the only way I prefer to do dabs, but if you aren’t going to keep it clean, don’t bother. Many prefer to use the RYOT Verb or the Yocan Pen which we also carry and I enjoy using often as well due to their simplicity, however there is no reclaimer but there is also no need for thorough cleaning either. Up to you. If you’re not going to clean your equipment and you know it, then there are other options available other than the Carta and our Budtenders all have their own personal favourite ways to dab, so come talk to our Expert Budtenders to find out what would work best for you,
Dabbing is similar to vaping in that it produces vapour rather than smoke. However, there are also a couple of key differences.
Firstly, dabbing requires a dab rig rather than a vaporizer. A dab rig consists of a ‘nail’ which is usually made of metal or glass. This is heated with a butane lighter to a high temperature, allowing your marijuana to be vaporized when you drop it on.
Secondly, dabbing is a method used to smoke cannabis concentrates. There are many different types of concentrates, including:
• Resin
• Shatter
• Wax
• Budder
These concentrates are incredibly potent, sometimes containing as much as 90% THC! This means that they are great for recreational users with a high tolerance. However, it also means that it is easy to overdo it and anyone who has never dabbed before should approach this method with caution.
When dabs are correctly produced, they provide an extremely pure and clean way to consume your weed. This fact, combined with their awesome potency, makes dabs one of the most popular methods of cannabis consumption today.

Ideal Buds carries the most delicious of the edibles available on the Canadian market! Not all edibles are delicious, so that’s why you want to shop where We Try It Before You Buy It! Yummy chocolates, gummies and teas that have all been personally approved for your cannabis enjoyment. So if vaping or dabbing is still too much like smoking for your taste, you could always try Cannabis edibles instead. Edibles are a versatile and tasty way to enjoy weed, and it is great fun to experiment with different recipes.
If you want to make your own cannabis-infused treats, you will need to decarboxylate your cannabis first. Decarboxylation is the process of heating weed to convert THCA and CBDA into THC and CBD. THCA and CBDA are found in raw weed, and although they may still have some health benefits, they are not as active as their decarboxylated forms and will definitely not get you high.
Edibles can take a while to kick in, possibly up to two hours or more. Many cannabis rookies have made the mistake of getting impatient and taking another dose too soon, then very quickly regretting it. Edibles are great fun, but they are strong and deserve to be treated with respect!
One of the major advantages of edibles is that although they take longer to work, the effects also last much longer. This makes them an excellent solution for anyone looking to get several hours from a single dose.

Oils and tinctures are another great way to take cannabis by mouth. Oils are potent concentrates which can be taken as they are or added to food and drinks. Some people like to put them into capsule casings to make them more portable and easier to dose.
Like edibles, cannabis oil can take a while to start working, so be patient. It is also extremely strong, and inexperienced users should exercise caution.
Tinctures are a little different from oils in that they use alcohol and a solvent to extract cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material. They are taken by placing a dose under the tongue and allowing it to dissolve. This allows the active compounds to bypass the digestive system and enter the bloodstream directly, making them much faster working than oils.
Oils and tinctures are a popular choice for people who want to benefit from cannabis without getting high as it is easy to get hold of products containing only CBD, the non-intoxicating part of the plant.

Another way to use marijuana without smoking it is with topical creams which is something this 50+ uses daily and plan to use for the rest of my days. We try every cream we carry, so you know when you but from Ideal Buds, the product is Tried and True! These are a great solution for those sticky, congealed, tacked down tissues that start to work right on application; you can feel then start to work and continue to provide relief all day long! They are ideal for people suffering from pain or skin conditions as they can be applied directly to the area where they are needed most. Many topical products we carry also contain other ingredients to complement cannabis’ soothing effects, and the act of massaging the skin can be very healing in itself.

How to Use Cannabis Without Smoking It: Final Thoughts
Cannabis has long been associated with smoking, but there is no doubt that things are starting to change. With people becoming more aware of the dangers of smoking, it is easy to see why there are now so many alternatives available and more being created all the time.
Whether you are looking for the fast relief provided by vaping and dabbing or the longer-lasting effects of edibles or oils, there are a great variety of products from which to choose at Ideal Buds so check out our menu at or come in and talk to one of our Expertly Trained Budtenders who will be happy to help you find your Ideal Products! There has never been a better time to reap the benefits of cannabis without damaging your health. ✌️❤️