Responsible Use

Using cannabis responsibly means making informed choices about what you consume and how. There are many ways to consume cannabis, from inhalation and ingestion to oral and topical absorption. Use these resources to learn the ins and outs — including tips for minimizing the risks of each method and how to safely store cannabis.

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Comparing Consumption Methods

This handy illustration offers a side-by-side look at the differences between the four consumption methods.

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All About Inhalation

Inhalation is one of the most common forms of consumption. Here’s what you need to know about the effects and potential risks of using a joint, vaporizer, vape, pipe, bong or dab rig.

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All About Ingestion

Ingesting cannabis — by consuming an edible, beverage or capsule, for instance — affects your body differently than other consumption methods. Learn how before you consume.  

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All About Oral Absorption

Consuming cannabis orally means the plant’s cannabinoids are absorbed through the mucous membranes in your mouth. Learn about dosage, timing of effects and risk reduction when using hard candies, bottled oils and oral sprays.

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All About Topical Application

Topical cannabis products — such as infused creams, lotions and bath bombs — have more localized effects than other consumption methods. Learn about how topicals may affect you.

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The Importance of Safe Cannabis Storage

Using cannabis responsibly also means protecting those around you — especially those at risk of accidental consumption, such as children and pets. Here’s what you need to know about cannabis storage. 

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Legal Use

Learn about cannabis laws, regulations and how to navigate the legal market

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