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Top 5 Healthy Ways to Get High

Whether it’s being used for medicinal or recreational purposes, using marijuana can provide a great amount of relief. Or a fun way to spend time with friends. But, smoking cannabis isn’t always the healthiest choice. While it’s true that there aren’t the nicotine and other harmful toxins in marijuana, there’s still carbon monoxide. This is because when anything is combusted carbon monoxide is produced and inhaled into the lungs, creating a number of potential health hazards. For those that still want to enjoy marijuana without those harmful effects, there are healthy ways to get high. The top five of those ways can be found below.

5 Healthy Ways to Get High


1. Vaping

For those that love the feeling of smoking marijuana, vaping it instead is a great alternative. Vaping is very similar to smoking but instead of rolling the marijuana into a joint or using a bong or pipe, a vaporizer is used. Dry flowers or cannabis oil can be placed into the vaporizer and inhaled.

However, instead of being combusted, the marijuana is vaporized into the hot air. Vaporizers never get hotter than 400 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature at which things start to combust rather than vaporize. Therefore, no carbon monoxide is inhaled.

vaping marijuana healthy ways to get high

Not only is vaping similar to smoking marijuana in the way it’s done, it also brings similar effects. When vaping marijuana, both THC and CBD still get into the body and bloodstream. This allows people to get the relief or psychoactive effects they’re after, without harming their bodies in the process. The effects will also be felt just as instantly as they would be when smoking.

2. Marijuana edibles

Edibles are a great way to enjoy marijuana, and one of the safest. Marijuana edibles can be purchased from a dispensary, or made yourself at home. The flowers need to be decarboxylated first. This means that they need some heat applied to them before they are turned into cannabutter, cannabis baked goods, or even salad dressing. Most people do this in their oven at a very low temperature for about half an hour. After that, the flowers can simply be ground up and cooked slightly in fat such as butter or oil.

Using marijuana edibles is vastly different than smoking or vaporizing it however, and novices should take it very slow when they first start to eat their marijuana. Using marijuana in this way can take up to an hour or two before the effects are felt. And once they are, those effects can last up to four to six hours.

As nothing is smoked or vaped, there is little danger when using marijuana edibles. That makes it a very healthy way to get high for those suffering from asthma or other respiratory problems. Due to the fact that the high also lasts so long, using edibles is also a great solution for those suffering from chronic pain.

3. Teas

marijuana tea healthy ways to get highLike edibles, turning marijuana into a tea is just one of the many healthy ways to get high. This also keeps any smoke or vapor from entering the lungs, but still gets the THC and CBD into the bloodstream. Also like edibles however, simply pouring boiling water over dried flowers won’t produce any type of psychoactive effects. Instead, marijuana needs to be boiled and then have some type of fat added to it to activate the cannabinoids. An easier way to enjoy marijuana when making a tea is to simply add cannabutter to the hot liquid. But after dried marijuana flower has been boiled in it.

As cannabis tea is consumed in a very similar way to edibles, the effects will take a similar length of time to kick in. How long those effects will last will depend on how many flowers are popped in the tea, and how much is drank.

4. Juicing

Today, juicing has become all the rage and is widely known for its many health benefits. So it makes sense when looking for healthy ways to get high. When turning cannabis into a juice, the raw marijuana will activate the cannabinoid system in the brain. This can remove damaged cells from the body and provide relief for a variety of symptoms, such as anxiety. However, those seeking the psychoactive effects of marijuana will need to add cannabis that has been heated to their juice, such as cannabutter, or even a little cannabis that has been warmed in oil.

5. Topicals


Topicals are lotions, creams, and balms that have been infused with cannabis. They can be applied to the skin to provide relief from arthritis, sore muscles, and even burns. However, it’s worth mentioning that while using a topical is a great way to get relief from a variety of symptoms, they will not give you the psychoactive high that other forms of using marijuana will. However, topicals do provide instant relief  and can be used as much and as often as needed.


After much research, one thing is clear. Smoking cannabis is no longer considered a healthy way to get high. Smoking anything can be damaging to a person’s health. But the good news is that there are many other ways a person can use marijuana and reap its benefits. Edibles, teas, juices, topicals, and even vaping are all considered to be just some of the healthy ways to get high. So anyone can consume it whenever they need it.

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