THC Effects: Eating an Edible
As we have mentioned that Cannabis can often be mixed with either butter or oils and cooked into food as per the consumption requirements. There is a number of options available in the market in terms of edibles like cannabis-infused brownies, lollipops, candies, breath strips, cookies, bread, various drinks, granola bars, beef jerky and a host of other foods have been used to carry THC content to a user. All edibles will vary greatly in their potency in terms of THC percentage used in them. Once cannabis-infused edible is consumed, then THC is absorbed into the bloodstream through the stomach and then the liver. As this absorption process takes place as long as 30 to 90 minutes before reaching the brain, the effects felt through an edible will be less potent, but it could last much longer for example 4 to 6 hours in some cases. It is to be noted, that the liver can change THC into a stronger strain, usually resulting in a long-lasting sedative effect. Consuming cannabis-infused tea will lead to a similar absorption process as in the case of edible. However, the drink can often dilute the THC, making it less potent. Just like other drugs absorbed in the stomach, such as alcohol, the effects of THC will be realized much more frequently if consumed on empty stomach as compared to on a full stomach.
How THC contained Weed edibles work?
The Weed Edibles enter the human body through the mouth and are absorbed through the gut. These absorbed compounds are then digested by the liver. Cannabis THC is metabolized in the liver in the form of a compound called 11-hydroxy -THC. This compound possesses much more potency when compared to THC and has a longer half-life and can be highly sedating. This is the mechanism taking place in the liver, due to which it causes edibles to have distinct effects in most of the people. This entire process may take place between 45 and 180 minutes.
Can you eat weed?
The short and precise answer is yes, you can eat weed. In fact, weed-infused foods and drinks have been consumed throughout history. Weed was used as medicine in ancient China and India and had been introduced to Western medicine in the early 19th century. Edible applications, such as tinctures, were prescribed to treat various medical problems, from chronic pain to digestive disorders. The weed-infused edible products were also used to relieve stress and instigate euphoria or lightness, similar to alcohol consumption. Bhang is a kind of beverage made from a mixture of the leaves and flowers of weed or cannabis plants, has been consumed for millennium during religious festivals, such as Holi, a Hindu festival of love and colours. When we talk about the United States, then there the recreational use of cannabis edible products became popular during the 1960s, and today, many different variants of edibles are available, both legally as well as illegally, depending on state laws. For example, edible chocolates, capsules, oils, gummies, candies, and teas are some of the cannabis-infused products sold in both legal weed dispensaries and through the illegal weed market. The people addict to edibles also makes their own range of weed-infused products by adding butter or oil with marijuana and mixing it into baked goods and other recipes.