The cannabis industry has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, and as a result, the number of people using cannabis continues to grow. The total number of U.S. Cannabis Consumers has increased from 28 million in the year 2012 to 52 million in 2022, and is predicted to grow to 69 million by 2030. It seems that this also affects the demographics of cannabis consumers, which in turn shapes the cultural cannabis landscape.
Today, inhalation and in particular smoking, via a joint, blunt or bong for example, is the most common method of consuming cannabis in the western world. Inhalation of cannabis results in direct feedback (aka effect) to the consumer, allowing for easy self-regulation of the intensity of the experience (commonly known as ‘high’) and avoiding adverse effects (i.e., paranoia, dizziness, or anxiety). Inhalation is the preferred method of consumption when requiring or desiring a quasi-direct effect from cannabis. The effects of inhaling cannabis also don’t last very long, peaking within 30 minutes and decreasing following the hour.