If your preferred method of ingestion is inhaling it is best to use a vaporizer.
A vaporizer is a device used to extract for inhalation the active ingredients of plant material, commonly cannabis, tobacco or other herbs or blends (phyto-inhalation; see also: aromatherapy). Vaporization is an alternative to burning smoke and avoids the production of irritating, toxic, and carcinogenic by-products by heating the material so its active compounds boil off into a vapor. No combustion occurs, so no smoke or taste of smoke is present. Vapor ideally contains virtually zero particulate matter or tar, and significantly lower concentrations of noxious gases such as carbon monoxide. -wikipedia
Using a vaporizer does not cause the same damage that can occur from smoking marijuana. Studies have found that vaporizers are much cleaner even than the water pipe systems that have been used traditionally. More information here.
Some Benefits of Vaporizers:
- Minimize carcinogens, tar and by-products normally inhaled when smoking.
- Don’t burn your herbs.
- Since nothing is burnt there is very little to no smell.
- Easy clean up.
- Cost efficient. Vaporizers get every last drop of chemical out of your herb so you get more bang for your buck.
- Purity from a vaporizer helps substances enter the bloodstream at a faster rate than nearly all other methods, including ingestion.
There are a wide variety of vaporizers available at different levels of pricing. There are even portable vaporizers which allow you to be more mobile. It is also possible to make your own vaporizer, instructions can be found here.