Delivery Methods: To Inhale, Apply or Ingest?

Just as there are seemingly endless strains of marijuana, there are also plenty of ways to ingest it for its many benefits. Here, we go through delivery methods for any intention, whether you’re new to cannabis and want to know your options, or you’re an enthusiast looking to switch things up.

Modern cannabis products are formulated to treat specific symptoms and conditions. To get the most relief, it’s important you choose the delivery method that’ll work best for you so you’re totally comfortable with your cannabis product of choice.

Here’s a quick cheat sheet on the most popular cannabis delivery methods so you can start thinking about which product might be best for you:


Cannabis can be breathed into the lungs via smoking or vaporization, passing directly into the bloodstream. Within a few seconds, active compounds like THC and CBD are absorbed into the body, allowing you to feel the effects almost immediately.


Cannabis can be consumed. It may take longer to feel the effects, but edibles are generally more potent and last longer. Ingestible products include tinctures, tonics, capsules and edibles.


If you have inflammation, muscle spasms, arthritis or skin irritations, applying cannabis directly to the source of the pain often provides the best results. Topical products include lotions, sprays, ointments, balms and rubs.

Any health-related information provided is for general knowledge only. The content on this page is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with a qualified medical professional regarding any medical condition and your use of cannabis. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Be. products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Not all methods of administration are legal in each state that has legalized medical or adult use cannabis.

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