The most common and widely used phenomenon to consume cannabis is smoking. But as we know smoking anything is harmful to our lungs, even the smoke of bonfire is not good for our lungs. So recently the way of consuming cannabis through edibles has increased and we would like to tell you some pros and cons of it.
Edibles are a tasty and popular way to consume cannabis, so much that some consumers prefer it to any other way of ingesting marijuana, simply because it doesn’t require any kind of smoking. Edibles also create a different high experience than when smoking because the THC goes through a different system before effecting a consumer. Smoked or vaped cannabis does, in fact, enter the bloodstream faster. Edibles take longer. Why? When eaten, cannabinoids are processed by the stomach. The good news? There are now more options available in commercialising markets. Cannabis gum and candy, for example, work slower than smoked cannabinoids, but faster than regular edibles.
PROS OF EATING CANNABISEDIBLES
We can say that the options are infinite when it comes to edibles. You can try it in different ways, the market has so many types of edibles available that it would be difficult to choose what are you eating. Imagine you are in the mood for pasta, or ice cream, beverages or your looking to eat a chocolate cake with cannabis in it. Sounds good, right? And if you don’t find it at a dispensary, you can always do it at home.
- More convenient; an inconspicuous way to consume product.
- A safe alternative to smoking, avoid lung damage as no heat or combustion is required.
- Safely transportable and odor-free for subtle consumption.
- Long-lasting effects don’t require repetitive dosing.
- No throat irritation, dry eyes or dry skin.
- Excellent remedy for pain relief, muscle spasms, and nausea.
- Insomnia sufferers may prefer the long-lasting mellow effects, allowing them a good night sleep.
THE DRAWBACKS OF CANNABIS EDIBLES
The main issue with edibles is that they’re hard to measure in terms of potency. The effects take a long time to hit you (up to a few hours). This means that you need to wait a while before knowing the true strength of your edible. Many people make the mistake of consuming more while waiting to feel the effect, which runs the risk of leaving you feeling too high later on.
- Paranoia or anxiety
- Lack of energy / mobility
- Feeling of heaviness
- Nausea / vomiting
- Extremely dry mouth
- Increased heart rate
- Blurred vision
- Dizziness / disorientation
These days, more and more recipes are incorporating canna-friendly options. That includes far more than sweets. How about canna-spaghetti?
The downside? If experimenting at home, including with cannabutter, remember that this is a smelly process. At minimum, make sure you have a good circulation and filtration system if you think your neighbours will object.