Why the effects are so different when Eating Vs. Smoking Weed.
If you’re wondering why you feel more “couch-locked” after eating edibles than you do when you smoke marijuana, here’s the answer:
Eating Vs. Smoking Weed. When marijuana is smoked or vaporized, delta-9-THC is absorbed by vessels in the lungs and the chemicals reach the brain very quickly. When cannabis is orally ingested, the delta-9-THC is converted in the liver into 11-hydroxy-THC.
11-hydroxy-THC is twice as strong as delta-9-THC. Metabolism by the liver is a much slower process than absorption through inhalation which results in the effect of edibles lasting twice as long as smoked marijuana. This is a benefit and drawback to many as effects of edibles can last longer than desired for some consumers. Marijuana is highly effective as a longer-acting pain treatment when orally ingested.
We hope that you will make your best informed decision on medicating, and choose what works best for you.
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