My uncle loved the expression, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat,” but I altered it to “frying an egg” when I taught it to my own kids.
In my mind, it’s the perfect analogy for situations where you are given multiple options to accomplish a task and neither option is necessarily better than another.
You can scramble your egg, fry it sunny side up or over-easy, but at the end of the day it’s a pan-fried egg. This analogy works well for cannabis consumption, especially since there are half a dozen different administration methods, and then among those there are various ways you can go about consuming the medicine in the plant. Some people like to consume cannabis entirely, whether it’s by a capsule, syringe of oil, edible, drink, or tincture. My liver is extremely inefficient at processing THC orally, so I stick with cannabis inhalation instead. I don’t smoke cannabis flower buds anymore; I use a cannabis vaporizer instead. More often than not I’m consuming a butane hash oil cannabis concentrate with my “dabbing” equipment. “Dabbing” is the process of consuming a cannabis concentrate through inhalation. Sometimes a person will heat their dabbing device hot enough for total combustion, while others will tend to vaporize their concentrates instead. I have what is called an “electronic nail” and it’s basically a quartz bowl that is heated around the bottom and sides with a titanium coil. The temperature is controlled digitally with a controller device that plugs into the wall. The bowl is put into a 90 degree bong, completing the “dabbing rig.”