The Differences Between Eating Edibles And Smoking Weed.
Marijuana or weed refers to dried seeds flowers leaves or stems of cannabis sativa. Weed has been taken majorly through smoking where people roll the leaves into joints or Blunts or put them into their bongs and pipes. Eating edibles which are products containing weed has become an option in a number of people with time. Examples of edible marijuana products are cookies, brownies, gummy bears, cupcakes and candies. Weed is usually consumed as a recreational use to enable people get a relaxed feeling or get high and also for medication.
Weed contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as the primary psychoactive component which causes the high effect by activating receptor system in the brain. Regardless of the form in which the marijuana is consumed whether by smoking or eating an edible the tetrahydrocannabinol will be present and delivered into the bloodstream but the differences will be seen in the effects it causes.
The psychoactive components in marijuana edible products has to first be metabolized so as to be taken into the blood stream which takes about 30 to 90 minutes to kick in . However when marijuana is smoked the THC reaches the brain within very few minutes, whereby effects may kick in after about 20 to 30 minutes after smoking since it quickly enters the lungs and passes into the bloodstream. The effects of the psychoactive component of marijuana are felt a few minutes if it is smoked which is really around 20 to 30 minutes able to pass quickly through the lungs into the bloodstream. One of the differences is therefore the time taken for one to feel the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol whereby smoking takes lesser time compared to eating the edibles.
The differences of the form in which an individual consumes the weed can also be seen in the period that the effect of the psychoactive component lasts in individual. The differences is that for the edibles the THC is usually converted into 11- hydroxy -THC which cause an intense high effects that is able to last for many hours as compared to smoking where the effects wear off within few hours.
Choosing to take weed as eaten edibles or by smoking it is the result of the differences observed in one’s health or body. Some of the effects associated with smoking weed are lung inflammation, bronchitis and impaired brain function which is usually caused by the weed smoke since it contains toxins. On the other hand for the edible products of marijuana they do not cause any negative outcome to the lungs does reducing health risks in people.
The form in which weed is taken is fully influenced by an individual’s desired outcome.