Edible vs Smoking: How are they different?
Edible vs Smoking: How are they different? – One of the main differences between smoking and eating cannabis is the way that the THC is metabolized. When you smoke cannabis, the THC enters your bloodstream through your lungs.
This means that it takes effect almost immediately. When you eat cannabis, however, the THC has to be metabolized by your liver before it enters your bloodstream. This process takes much longer, which means that the effects of edibles can take up to two hours to kick in.
How smoking works
Smoking cannabis is one of the most popular ways to enjoy its effects, but how does it work?
When you inhale cannabis smoke into your lungs, the active compounds, such as THC, are almost immediately absorbed into the bloodstream.
From there, they make their way to the brain where they bind to cannabinoid receptors and produce their signature effects.
The time between inhalation and THC reaching the brain is so short that smoking cannabis has a rapid onset. You’ll feel the effects of smoking weed almost instantly.
So there you have it, a quick overview of how smoking cannabis works. Now light up and enjoy!
How edibles work
When you eat an edible, it can take up to two hours to feel the full effects. And those effects can last for several hours. So if you’re new to edibles, start slow! Eat a small amount and see how you feel before eating more.
Edibles also tend to be more potent than smoking or vaping weed. This is because when you smoke or vape, THC goes directly from your lungs to your bloodstream and then to your brain.
But when you eat an edible, THC has to go through your digestive system first. This breaks down some of the THC and makes it less potent.
How to smoke weed
Now that you know the basics of smoking weed, let’s talk about some of the things you should keep in mind while doing it.
First and foremost, start with a low dose. It’s always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to consuming cannabis. If you’re not sure how much is too much, start with one hit and wait a few minutes to see how you feel.
Secondly, be mindful of your surroundings. If you’re smoking indoors, make sure the area is well ventilated. Open a window or two to let some fresh air in.
And if you’re smoking outside, be aware of your surroundings and try to avoid blowing smoke into people’s faces.
Finally, take your time. Smoking weed is not a race. Savor the experience and enjoy it. Take your time to savor the flavor and smell of the cannabis. And most importantly, relax and have fun!
How to consume edibles
Different types of edibles offer different sorts of experiences. For example, cookies and chocolate bars tend to be more familiar and approachable than gummies or hard candies.
And while some edibles are specifically designed for particular effects (like relaxation or pain relief), others simply offer a more general sense of well-being.
When it comes to dosage, start low and go slow. Many edibles are 10mg or less, and even experienced cannabis consumers can find themselves feeling uncomfortably high after just one or two.
If you do find yourself feeling too high, don’t panic. Drink some water, eat some lightly salted snacks, and relax until the effects start to wear off.
Finally, pay attention to the CBD to THC ratio. Depending on your goals, you may want an edible with more CBD or more THC. More THC will result in a more psychoactive experience,
while more CBD will offer a more mellow experience. Start with a 1:1 or 2:1 ratio of CBD to THC and adjust from there.
When it comes to choosing an edible, the most important thing is to find something that works for you. Talk to your budtender and ask for recommendations.
And don’t be afraid to experiment until you find something you like.