This is the most popular way of receiving marijuana’s effects. The marijuana is usually rolled in some paper as a cigarette, and one side is lit as you inhale from the other end. Burning the marijuana causes the chemical structure of the cannabinoids within it to be altered. The effect of heat creates psychoactive THC, triggering the endocannabinoid system. The smoke you inhale from the marijuana cigarette may cause an uplifting sensation, conventionally known as feeling high. Through smoking marijuana, the effects of THC are relayed to your brain quickly, and you thus receive the plant’s benefits more quickly than with other methods.
Despite this fact, smoking marijuana has a few downsides. Although psychoactive THC will eventually find its way to your bloodstream and travel to the brain and around your body, most of the cannabinoid will interact with the mouth’s cannabinoid receptors. The mouth as well as its associated tissues, directly exposed to the smoke itself, will, therefore, take up most of the smoke. This leads to lower doses of marijuana overall. That said, anyone who needs unusually high doses of the drug would not significantly benefit from smoking it. This, for example, could be a person who is undergoing cancer treatment.
Smoke from marijuana is also known to cause microscopic damage to the lungs. With continuous smoking, symptoms such as inflammation, production of mucus and coughing can occur. These symptoms will disappear once you stop smoking.