Are you new to marijuana, or just new to marijuana edibles? If you’re a smoker or vaper and you haven’t yet delved into alternative consumption methods, you might not have tried edibles before.
Those of us who have bought, baked, and consumed edibles know that an edible high is different from one that you get through smoking weed. Some people love it and some people hate it, but there’s no doubt that it will be a new experience.
If you want to give it a shot but wanted to do your research first, we want to help. Keep reading to learn all about cannabis edibles and how they can differ from your basic consumption methods.
Why Choose Cannabis Edibles Over Smoking or Vaping?
Cannabis edibles are popular among medical marijuana patients, casual users, and marijuana enthusiasts alike. So what’s with the popularity?
There are a few reasons that someone might choose a marijuana edible other another method of consumption.
It might be confusing. After all, smoking and vaping are generally the cheaper options. $20-$30 dollars can be several weeks of a supply depending on how often and how much you smoke or vape.
Edibles, on the other hand, are range between $10 and $40 for a pack and those packs may only include 10 or so items (though, of course, this varies depending on the shop and the product).
So why would people choose edibles?
For one, edible highs tend to be stronger. You get more “bang for your buck”, so to speak. People may choose edibles for special occasions rather than their daily smoking habit for this reason. The high is often different and some people prefer it over the high that comes from smoking. More on that later.
Edibles are also great for anyone who lives in a rental. While smoking and vaping are “no-no’s” (though people do it anyway), edibles do no harm to the apartment or rental home.
What Is a Marijuana Edible High Like?
As we mentioned, the high from cannabis edibles is different than the high from smoking or vaping. People will feel different things, so keep that in mind.
As a general rule, the edible high is going to be more intense. It also hits you later.
When you’re smoking or vaping, it takes no time at all for the THC to get into your system. You feel it immediately and you know when you’ve had enough.
With edibles, it takes time. The marijuana edible needs to make its way through your digestive system. It can take an hour or two to hit, and when it does, it hits hard. It also hits for a longer duration.
Marijuana edibles also tend to give more of a “full-body” experience. You may feel your entire body begin to grow heavy and you’ll feel sleepier than you would with your standard smoking session. Some people love that full-body high for pain management.
Why Are Cannabis Edibles So Intense?
There are a few reasons that marijuana edibles feel more intense than other methods of consumption.
For one, cannabis edibles are metabolized through the liver after they make their way into the stomach. It gets converted into 11-hydroxy-THC which produces stronger and longer-lasting effects. This means that the same amount of THC can feel stronger with edibles than with flower or vape cartridges.
Another factor is human error. With THC edibles, you’re supposed to start low and slow. It’s advisable to only eat half of an edible when you first get started to test your tolerance for it. Most edibles start at 10mg of THC doses. Instead, start at 5mg with half of the product.
When people don’t feel the high immediately, they overdo it. Not everyone understands that they need to wait, and they end up eating more than they should because they think that they need to eat more to “feel it.”
Then, later on, when it’s finally metabolized, they get hit too hard. People tend to only make this mistake once.
In short, while cannabis edibles are technically more intense than other methods of consumption because they’re metabolized differently, a lot of the intensity comes from people not knowing how to consume them.
Can You Make Cannabis Edibles?
Newbies may be considering making edibles at home. If you’re not an expert, we recommend against this.
Marijuana edible manufacturers know how to measure out the correct amount of THC per product. This means that you know what you’re getting every time and you don’t have to guess on your “dosages”.
When you’re first getting started, stick to the edibles that are made by professionals if you don’t want to overdo it.
Are Cannabis Edibles for Everyone?
Not everyone loves the intense high from THC edibles but you won’t know until you try. Some people experience anxiety when they consume marijuana in this way. Because the high lasts longer, this becomes a larger problem than the typical smoking anxiety that they may experience.
Those who suffer from chronic pain or insomnia may benefit from cannabis edibles due to the full-body experience that they offer.
If you’ve found that smoking and vaping aren’t right for you, or if you want something new, edibles are a great option.
New to Marijuana Edibles? Why Not Try?
If you’re looking for a new way to get your marijuana into your system, why not give cannabis edibles a try? The edible high is strong and unique, so if you don’t love the experience of smoking, or you want a change, it might be a good path for you.
Cannabis edibles are available from most professional sellers of marijuana. Why not give them a try today?
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