The Beginner’s Guide to

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. However with time there has been some evolution where edibles which are products containing marijuana have become available which are hence eaten rather than being smoked. Examples of edible marijuana products are cookies, brownies, gummy bears, cupcakes and candies. To get pleasure is one of the reasons that people get to consume weed and also to help treat some chronic diseases.

Tetrahydrocannabinol THC is the primary psychoactive component in marijuana that is able to activate the receptive system of the brain causing high effect in an individual. Tetrahydrocannabinol is able to be delivered into the bloodstream through the various forms that one opts to consume it either by smoking or eating the edibles but the differences is on how the brain receptor is activated is which is what will be noticeable.

When it comes to absorption of tetrahydrocannabinol when it is consumed as an edible it first undergoes a metabolism process to break it down before so as to be absorbed in the brain stream which takes about 30 to 90 minutes to kick in. In about 20 to 30 minutes the effects of THC can be felt if the marijuana it is since it is able to pass quickly through the lungs into the bloodstream.. Therefore eating weed edible products takes longer time to feel the effects of THC than one who has taken it through smoking which is one of the differences that is notable.

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. The smoke from weed usually contains toxins such as ammonia which may lead to lung inflammation, bronchitis or even impaired brain function. 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.