Can’t Tolerate Smoke? Try Edible Marijuana Instead
Not all people can tolerate smoke and if you are one of them then maybe you can try out the Marijuana edibles that are a discreet and convenient way to enjoy cannabis without the ‘smoke aspect’. These kind of edibles that are made from infusing cannabis with food are becoming much popular these days, particularly because they give a kind of high that is much more relaxing and soothing than smoking pot.
However, let me warn you that not all edibles are alike and they might affect different individuals in different ways altogether. It is difficult to predict how an edible will impact just by looking at it. Hence before you chew into one, it makes sense to get your facts right.
The biggest different between smoking cannabis and consuming marijuana edibles is that in the former case the cannabinoids enter the body through lungs, and in the later case they enter through gastrointestinal tract resulting in an affect that is more intense and lasts longer.
Various Kinds of Edibles
The most popular type of marijuana edibles are the brownies that are not only delicious to eat but also offer you the pleasure of consuming cannabis minus the smoke effect. You can choose from a wide range of delicious offerings that include gummies, cakes, cookies, chocolate bars, hard candies, and more.
The edible products contain THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), a chemical that is responsible for the psychological effects of consuming marijuana. While some edibles contain about 100 milligrams of THC, other might have as low as 5 or 10 milligrams of THC, hence the ones with high level of THC must be taken in multiple servings.
What Makes Edibles and their Effects Different?
There’s a huge difference between smoking and eating cannabis because the active ingredients in the products are absorbed by different body parts.
While smoking pot, which is the most traditional form of consuming marijuana, the lungs absorb the smoke and it immediately affects the person consuming it. Not only does the person taking it achieve an immediate high, the affect also diminishes faster.
The edible form of marijuana as mentioned earlier are absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract, and it takes longer to show affect, sometimes it may be 30 to 60 minutes long. Also, the impact lasts for a longer period which can be 4 to 12 hours depending on the amount consumed.
Some people prefer the edible form of marijuana more than smoking cannabis because it reduces the negative impact on health. Furthermore, you can get these edibles even at places where smoking pot is not allowed.
Edibles are often a preferred method for ingesting cannabis because of the negative impact smoking has on one’s health. Additionally, edibles can be discreetly consumed in places where smoking is not allowed.
When you eat the edible form of marijuana it gives you more of a ‘body’ high instead of ‘head’ high which is common when you smoke pot, thus the high experienced is more relaxing.
If you are a beginner, then always start with a low dose (5 milligrams) because some people may find 10 milligrams too powerful. Remember that one chocolate bar may contain as much as 100 milligrams of Tetrahydrocannabinol, so consume responsibly and stay safe!