Edibles the alternative to smoking are getting more and more popular everyday. What are the differences between edibles and cannabis bud
Lot’s of people always wonder what edibles are all about; I know I questioned it before trying it. The amount of times you watch movies and always see the typical “brownie” stereotype always sat in the back of my head. Was that really the only food that would have cannabis in it? Well of course not, but in my naive moment of life it was my thought process. I now know that there are so many different types of edibles. Ranging from candies to drinks to pastries with different levels of THC and strains. When I tried it I had friends for my first time eating some gummy bears and I wanted to indulge myself into eating the whole bag. I was told, “you really don’t want to eat the whole bag in one sitting” – probably being the best advice my friends could have done for me. The golden rule for the ingestion of marijuana is always start small. The reason for this is that it undergoes a completely different metabolic process through your body and if it is eaten in massive quantities will lead to a very bad experience.
Let’s talk a little about why it gets you higher than if you were to smoke cannabis. The process in which it undergoes is that it reaches your stomach and the THC is then passed through your liver and transforms it into 11-hydroxy-THC. This type of THC penetrates the brain with ease causing the high that you get to be real heightened. It does take longer to get high due to how the process works; we’re talking around half an hour and up to two hours. When you smoke it usually is in much higher concentrations, but because of how it is processed within the body, eating hits you a lot harder. Since it takes a while to attain that high it is common that a person might continue to eat, but being patient will pay off. A smoking high usually tends to come on quicker and then diminish quickly, however with edibles it may last up to 2 hours depending on the type you are eating – this is because of how different the THC is when you smoke.
The good thing about edibles is that since the effects are much more intense it can be a better remedy for chronic pain. If a medical patient were not a fan of the harshness of smoking they could simply transverse to eating and avoid the general smoking atmosphere. Let’s be honest though, how can you not try a marijuana infused pack of sour patch kids? I know I sure can’t and you have got to at least try it once!
As always, have fun with your marijuana ventures!