Inhalation, through smoking or vaping, will cause active compounds in cannabis to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs. Onset effect is typically immediate, but the effects will subside more quickly compared to other forms such as edibles.
Cannabis can be smoked via pipes (or bowls), water pipes, joints (cannabis rolled in paper) or blunts (cannabis rolled in cigar wrapping). In recent years, vaping has also gained popularity among consumers who are looking for a gentler alternative to smoking. Vaping involves using a device to heat cannabis flower or concentrate right below the point of combustion, transforming active cannabinoids to into inhalable vapor.