There are dozens of ways you can consume weed. You can smoke marijuana in joints and blunts or use different tools and accessories from pipes and bongs. You can vape cannabis using e-cigarettes or vape pens. And, of course, there will always be some delicious weed-infused treats for you to try. But what if you are not the one who is consuming marijuana at the moment? Can you get a contact high from inhaling secondhand marijuana smoke of simply smelling marijuana? We at MJWellness will try to help you figure this out.
So, what else can get you high on weed? Experienced users know that smoking is not the only way you can explore the variety of marijuana effects on both your mind and your body. In fact, there are plenty of other options: from edibles to concentrates to topicals.
Marijuana concentrates are what you can either vape or dab. The whole process is pretty similar to smoking, but there is one difference: you inhale vapor instead of smoke. Some researchers claim that vaping or dabbing is less harmful to our health than smoking, especially to your lungs.
You can also get high from using cannabis-infused topicals: cremes, lotions, balsams, etc. Some weed-infused beauty products, as well as medical marijuana topicals, contain THC―the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that gives you that euphoric feeling of high.
But if you are looking for a discreet way of marijuana consumption, try eating weed instead of smoking it. You can choose anything you want: from different candies and chocolate bars for those who have a sweet tooth to hot sauces and weed-infused drinks for those who want to try something new and unusual.
Furthermore, you can try eating raw cannabis or adding cannabis seeds to your favorite meals. Can you get high by eating raw weed? No, but according to recent studies, eating raw cannabis has other benefits.
There is one question that concerns many of us: can you get high from weed when someone else is smoking it near you? Unfortunately, there is still no certain answer to that question.
Scientists insist that secondhand smoke contains too little THC. When a person smokes weed, their lungs absorb most of THC so there are only trace amounts of THC present in the air exhaled.
A number of studies confirm the idea of the impossibility of actually getting high from inhaling secondhand marijuana smoke. According to a 2010 study, passive exposure to weed smoke leaves only trace amounts of THC in the blood, without causing any significant psychoactive effects.
There was, however, a study published back in 1987, showing that under certain conditions, passive marijuana smoke exposure may have some physiological effects on human body. In this study, researchers put five volunteers in a small, unventilated room with a machine that "smoked" 16 marijuana cigarettes in one hour. The participants were spending an hour in that room for six consecutive days. After the experiment, THC was detected in the urine of some participants, although no one reported actually getting high.
On the other hand, there are a lot of stories on the Internet about people getting high from simply being around marijuana smokers. In some cases, when a person has a low THC-tolerance, and they are in a not so well-ventilated room filled with heavy marijuana smoke, perhaps, it will be possible for that person to get high. But if all you can feel is the odor of weed, it is quite unlikely for you to get high or experience any other effects of marijuana.
Have you ever got high by from inhaling secondhand marijuana smoke? Tell us about your experience and leave a comment below.