While cannabis use is becoming more common and socially accepted, there are still reasons why it may pay to be discreet. Being discreet can help avoid unwanted judgment or stigma, respect others’ preferences, maintain privacy, prevent legal issues, and maintain professionalism in certain situations. In this article, we will look at some of the more low-key ways to consume cannabis.
What are the most discreet ways to enjoy cannabis?
With the growing popularity of cannabis, there are now more ways than ever to enjoy it. Here are several ways that you can consume cannabis products without anyone knowing that you are taking cannabis at all.
Edibles – Edibles are a tasty method of consuming cannabis that involves ingesting food or drink products that are infused with cannabis. They come in a variety of forms, including CBD gummies, chocolate bars, baked goods, cooked food and more. Compared to other methods of consumption, edibles provide a longer-lasting and more intense high due to the way the cannabinoids are processed in the liver. But, it is essential to note that the onset of effects can hence take longer than other methods, and users should wait for the effects to kick in before consuming more to avoid overconsumption.
Capsules – Cannabis capsules are a popular way to consume cannabis that involves ingesting capsules filled with cannabis oil or powder. These capsules come in various concentrations and are often available in pre-measured doses, making it easy to manage dosage. They can also be easily added to a daily supplement routine. Like edibles, capsules are absorbed through the digestive system and metabolized in the liver and can thus take longer to take effect. As such, they too offer a more sustained and intense high compared to smoking or vaping and should be used with caution.
Topicals – Topicals are a popular way to apply cannabis-infused products directly to the skin. These products come in the form of balms, lotions, salves, and creams, and are often used for localized relief of pain, inflammation, and skin conditions. Cannabis topicals do not produce the psychoactive effects commonly associated with cannabis consumption, making them an excellent option for those who want the benefits but not the high. Topicals are applied directly to the skin and absorbed through the pores, interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system to provide targeted relief to the affected area.
Tinctures – Cannabis tinctures are liquid extracts made by soaking cannabis flower or concentrates in alcohol or glycerin. Tinctures are taken orally or sublingually (under the tongue) and can be easily added to food or drinks or applied topically. They come in small bottles with droppers, making it simple to dose and administer. When taken sublingually, tinctures are absorbed into the bloodstream and provide fast onset of effects. Tinctures are versatile products that can be used in a variety of ways, making them an attractive option for those who want to experiment with different consumption methods.
Vaping – Vaping is a popular method of consuming cannabis that involves using a portable vaporizer to heat cannabis oil or concentrate and produce vapor that is inhaled. This method is discreet and produces little to no odor, and so an excellent option for those who want to consume cannabis without drawing unwanted attention. There are numerous portable vaporizers available on the market and they are typically small and easy to carry in a pocket or purse. However, note that vaping itself may be prohibited in certain areas, so do double-check the rules and regulations before vaping in public spaces.
Aside from choosing the right consumption method, there are some other things you can do to keep your cannabis use under the radar.
Choose a private location – To avoid drawing unwanted attention, you should choose a private location when consuming cannabis. This can be your home or a trusted private property where smoking is allowed. If you have housemates or neighbors who disapprove of cannabis use, try to keep your consumption out of sight.
Smoke with trusted individuals – If you want to enjoy a social smoking session, make sure to do it with trusted individuals who will not judge you or interfere with your use. These people should be respectful of your privacy and be on board with your decision to be discreet. In other words, no loud parties or social media live streams!
Use a sploof – A sploof is a device that filters smoke and can help reduce the odor and visibility of smoke. Using a sploof can help you keep the presence of cannabis smoke to under wraps, especially if you need to do it in a shared space or a place with limited ventilation
Choose a low-traffic time – Choosing a low-traffic time to smoke to avoid drawing unwanted attention. For example, smoking early in the morning or late at night when there are fewer people around will mean less disruption and eyes on your activities.
We all know that consuming cannabis is a positive and enjoyable experience, but unwanted attention can turn a great session into a stressful one. By following some of the above suggestions, you can keep your cannabis use discreet and in line with the expectations of your community. This way, you can reap the benefits of cannabis while minimizing potential negative consequences. Enjoy!