The Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana

Our mission at Eaze is to make marijuana easy to understand and enjoy. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to break down everything you need to know about using and enjoying marijuana products. Whether it’s your first time, or you're just looking to get caught up on the latest innovations (like vape pens, edibles or topicals), we have got you covered. Read on to learn about marijuana’s benefits, how to use it to meet your needs, and what’s legal and safe for you to try in your area.

Legal Disclaimer: The information reported in this Guide is based on customer feedback and third-party sources. Eaze does not conduct clinical studies.

Why use marijuana?

People use marijuana to heal, boost creativity, relax, inspire, socialize, energize and improve focus. It’s an affordable and natural way to maintain balance between your body’s essential functions like eating, sleeping, and healing.

Daily activities made better

Using marijuana enhances, excites, and elevates your everyday routine—even already pleasurable activities like relaxing or exercising.

Marijuana as medicine

People use marijuana and its medicinal compounds, called cannabinoids, to heal both mind and body. The two most common compounds are THC and CBD, which have differing but complementary effects.

Stress relief

Depression

Migraines

Nausea

Insomnia

ADD/ADHD

Chronic pain

Muscle spasms

Appetite

Arthritis

PTSD

Cut back to live more

People who use marijuana as part of their regular routine tend to decrease their use of alcohol, opiates, tobacco, and narcotics as a result. Marijuana’s unique properties lend itself to numerous safe, effective, and non-addictive purposes.

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Instead of alcohol

Skip the hangover and the empty calories — try marijuana instead of alcohol the next time you’re looking to have some fun. You’ll have a great time and your liver will thank you. It’s no surprise that 4 out of 5 consumers surveyed have replaced their weekly drinking with cannabis.

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Instead of opiates

For those suffering from severe or chronic pain, going through chemotherapy, or recovering from injury, marijuana is a reportedly great alternative to opiates. Treatment with THC and CBD alleviates pain while avoiding dangerous side effects and addiction. In fact, one-third of patients surveyed have completely replaced their opiate use with marijuana.

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Instead of tobacco

If you’ve been meaning to quit tobacco, marijuana can likely help you achieve your goal. Opt for a quick vape or a slow smoking joint the next time you have a craving or social obligation to smoke. It’s reportedly healthier and non-addictive. We’ve found that one out of ten tobacco-users surveyed have entirely replaced tobacco with cannabis.

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Instead of sleeping pills

Put on some relaxing music, turn off the lights, and tuck yourself into bed with a sedating Indica vaporizer, which reportedly reduces anxiety and induces mind and body relaxation. One-third of Eaze customers surveyed have replaced sleeping pills with cannabis, in fact.

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Marijuana in many forms

Marijuana comes in many varieties. We encourage you to discover and try all the many assortments and their related effects.

Sativa

If you want to go for a run, be the life of the party, or create art.

  • Stimulates mind and senses
  • Improves focus/concentration
  • Increases energy
  • Uplifts mood

Indica

If you want to relax after work and before bed.

  • Relaxes mind and body
  • Relieves pain and nausea
  • Stimulates appetite
  • Reduces anxiety

Hybrid

If you want a balanced effect that boosts and relaxes.

  • The best of both Sativa & Indica
  • Balance between euphoria and relaxation
  • Can be sativa-dominant or indica-dominant
  • Hundreds of options to choose from

CBD

If you’re looking for lasting relief for sore muscles.

  • Little to no “high”
  • Inflammation reduction
  • Alleviates chronic pain
  • Post-exercise recovery

How to consume

Lucky for you, marijuana products have come a long way. Choose the best method for your needs and lifestyle—they’re all good.

Vaporizers

Vaporizers are convenient pen-shaped devices that are more discreet than traditional options, like a joint. They are odorless, portable, and require virtually no heating time. Vaporizers are often filled with oil cartridges, and vaporize the marijuana instead of combusting it, releasing the active compounds without unhealthy contaminants that you’d find in smoke. Regardless of your experience level, the effects are felt almost immediately, making this the most efficient way for your body to process marijuana.

There’s more than brownies here—edibles are a delicious way to consume marijuana without smoking or gadgets. They’re easy to measure out and dose on your own, and they’re as discreet as your afternoon snack. Unlike smoking, the THC takes a while to reach your bloodstream because it has to be digested by the stomach first. The effects are stronger and longer-lasting—but they also take longer to realize, which means you should start with the lowest dosage possible if it’s your first time.

These are your traditional marijuana flower buds—unprocessed and straight from the plant to your joint, pipe, bong or vaporizer. They are cut, dried, and cured for optimal consistency and consumption.

Prerolls are traditional joints—except the work of rolling is already done for you. These pre-rolled joints make great gifts, party favors, or stash-and-dash smokes for yourself. They’re great for beginners who may not know how to roll, and convenient for experienced consumers who want something quick and quality-controlled. Pre-rolls are available in most strains and and come in a variety of quantities and sizes.

Topicals are balms, lotions, creams, sprays, patches, and bath products used solely for external application—usually on the skin. Topicals are mostly non-psychoactive, meaning they will not get you high. However, some transdermal patches deliver THC through your skin and will get you high. Most topicals have high amounts of CBD for pain relief (great for athletes, people recovering from surgery or suffering from chronic pain, etc).

Drops are essentially concentrated cannabis-infused tinctures. Whether you don’t want to smoke or you’re looking for a low-calorie alternative to edibles, drops are a potent and simple way to get started—if you follow directions and build up incrementally. Drop them under your tongue for a fast-acting and long-lasting effect.

Concentrates are highly potent cannabis extracts. They come in a variety of forms, including wax, shatter, hash, BHO, crumble and resin. We generally don’t recommend products in this category to beginners, as they are very strong and often require specialized equipment, like a dab rig, to use.

How long do effects last?

The effects of marijuana can last from 1 to 6 hours depending on the individual consumer. Tap on the method of consumption to explore the range of effects.

Effective

1 - 3 hours

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Hours

Intensity

Vaporizers

How high do you want to get?

Whether you’re looking to microdose for a subtle mood boost or dive deep into euphoria and relaxation, we’ve got some tips to help you enjoy your experience.

Not high at all

Smoking

Pure CBD products
(24:1 or 16:1 CBD)

Edibles

Pure CBD products
(24:1 or 16:1 CBD)

FAQ: We hear you

No, there are more than 80, and they have unique and interesting results on the body when used. But the most important ones to understand as an educated consumer are THC and CBD, the two most common cannabinoids on the market today.
Yes, studies show that the smoke can damage the lungs over time. While there aren’t any studies linked to the long-term effects, we do recommend moderation, as with everything worth enjoying in life.
No, it doesn’t form a physical dependence. But you can suffer withdrawal symptoms if you become a regular user and you suddenly quit cold turkey. And yes, like many users, you may find that getting high becomes an essential part of your self-care or wellness routine.
Hemp is not typically smoked, as it will not have any psychoactive effect. Traditionally hemp was used for rope, clothing, and other industrial uses. However, there are certain CBD extracts that utilize hemp as the originating plant.
Drink cold water, find a comfortable spot to relax in, and try to go to sleep. Remember that it will pass. Next time, remember to go slow and low.
Beginners especially may notice lapses of memory loss that occur while they are high, especially at the peak.
Yes, the same strains with the same amounts of THC will affect different people differently. Bodies don’t metabolize THC in the same way or in the same amount of time. Always treat every new strain or product as a new experience.
Indica is known for increasing your appetite, while Sativa is known for decreasing your appetite. Cannabis itself does not make your weight change, but you may experience growing or diminishing hunger pangs.
Yes. Traces of THC can be detected in your standard drug tests.
Blunts are what you get when you roll cannabis flowers with tobacco leaf—people like to use emptied-out cheap cigars for this purpose. But you get the adverse effects of nicotine and tobacco obscures the aroma of your flowers, so it’s not for everyone.
Of course. Out of the 10,000 cannabis consumers we surveyed, parents were 52% more likely to replace alcohol with weed altogether.
The legal method we recommend is CBD-based topicals, which won’t get you high but are great for pain relief and great for supporting the cannabis industry as a whole.
Yes, it is an all-natural product, after all. We highly recommend following the directions on the packaging for safe storage to ensure that you get the most out of your cannabis. In general, flower is best stored in airtight jars with humidifier packets to keep it fresh. Vaporizer cartridges should usually be stored upright. Concentrates and certain types of heat-sensitive edibles (like gummies) should be stored in cooler places where they are less likely to melt.

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Got it. I’m good to go!

Congratulations: You’re ready to use marijuana on your own! We know you can’t wait, so Eaze is here to deliver—in only 20 minutes. After browsing through our vast menu of high-quality products curated by our experts, make your selection and sit back. We’ll see you soon.

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