Top 6 Cannabis Consumption Methods That Are Great for Beginners

From smoking to vaping to edibles, we've got you covered.


Want to start consuming cannabis but don’t know where to begin? If you're new to cannabis, you may be wondering about the best way to consume it. 

There are many different methods, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. From smoking to vaping to edibles, we've got you covered. Here are six of the most popular methods, along with a brief description of each one. Hopefully, this will help you choose the method that's right for you.


The first cannabis consumption method on this list that is a great choice for anyone new to consuming cannabis would be bongs. A bong looks like a beaker and consists of a bowl, a stem, the main body, and a mouthpiece. 

To use a bong, all you need to do is grind the cannabis, fill the bowl, fill the bong with a bit of water, light the cannabis and then inhale the smoke through the mouthpiece. There are many different accessories that you can add to a bong to enhance the experience.

Capsules and Tinctures

The next two consumption methods are more commonly used by those looking to receive the medical benefits of cannabis and are often prescribed to medicinal users; capsules and tinctures. Capsules are very similar to edibles in the way that they have a longer onset time and duration of effects and they also only require to be swallowed. There are capsules with different potencies on the market, some of them containing CBD, such as those you will find at FAB CBD, others coming in at 5-25 milligrams of THC and higher.

Tinctures have become very popular over the last few years due to being so easy to use as well as offering a decent onset time and duration of effects. To use a tincture, all you need to do is place a few drops under your tongue using a dropper, and wait for the effects to kick in, which can take around 20 minutes to an hour.


Another very common marijuana consumption method, that just happens to also be one of the most iconic, would be joints. A joint otherwise known as a cannabis cigarette is cannabis that has been rolled up on rolling paper. Joints are a great choice for beginners because they are not expensive, and don’t require any additional accessories to work, other than a lighter. 

Moreover, beginners can choose how potent they want the effects to be by purchasing or making different-sized joints, based on their needs or tolerance. Beginners also have the choice to buy joints based on the strain of cannabis it’s filled with. 

Dry Herb Vaporizers

One of the most popular cannabis consumption methods in 2022, especially for beginners, is dry herb vaporizers. Dry herb vaporizers have become popular for many reasons, such as being a much healthier consumption method compared to many others and also offering a lot of customization. 

To use a dry herb vaporizer, all you need to do is grind cannabis, fill the chamber, select a temperature, begin vaporizing and then inhale the vapor that is created. An important tip for beginners is that the temperature selected will determine the effects experienced. This is because more cannabinoids will be activated at higher temperatures and less at lower temperatures. 


Another great consumption method for beginners that aren’t looking for anything complicated, and don’t have time to figure out all the bells and whistles, would be edibles. Edibles are food or beverage items that have been infused with cannabis. One of the reasons this consumption method is popular with beginners is that all you need to do is eat or drink them. 

More importantly, there are a variety of different edibles with varying potency. This is great for beginners since they can choose to consume edibles with low potency. Edibles also have an onset time of about 2 hours, so for beginners, this means they can ease into the high. 

Dab Rigs 

Finally, the last consumption method on this list that has become popular for beginners is dab rigs. Upon first glance, dab rigs look very similar to bongs, in the way that they have a beaker-like shape and similar design.

Using a dab rig is also relatively simple; some devices need to be filled with water, then you would need to use a dabber to transfer the concentrate to a nail which is heated up using a torch. Finally, the vapor that is created is inhaled.