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Is there a safe way to use cannabis?

There is no safe way to use drugs. However, there are ways you can reduce the harm to yourself when using drugs. Cannabis is no different. Here at LANDED, we don't condemn or condone anyone's drug use. We aim to tell you the facts in an effort to keep you as safe as possible if you decide to use cannabis or any other substances. This is known as harm-reduction.

In this blog post, we will look at some key harm-reduction techniques that you can use to keep yourself a little safer when using cannabis.

Our main point - don't smoke it in a joint.

In the UK, smoking cannabis with tobacco is the most common way to use it. It's a very unhealthy trend. When you smoke cannabis with tobacco, you are at risk of developing a long list of illnesses, diseases, and even up to 15 different types of cancer. So, using cannabis without tobacco is one of the top harm-reduction techniques that you should adopt. There are many other methods of using cannabis.

Some other methods are:

  • Bong

  • Bucket

  • Pipe

  • Vaporizer

  • Blunt

  • Edibles

Plastic bongs & pipes

It is important to take into account the material used to make the smoking device. Avoid plastic bongs and pipes, as there is a chance you could accidentally burn or melt the plastic and consume toxic chemicals. Instead, try to use smoking equipment made from glass or metal. These can be a little more expensive to buy, but it lowers the risk that you will inhale extra nasty stuff.

Rolling papers & roach

The type of papers and filters (or roach) you use is important too. Try to use the thinnest and most natural papers you can find. Also, consider using roach with no ink or glossy finishes on it—for example, a train ticket or cigarette packet.