Smoking marijuana is the quickest way to get THC and other cannabinoids into your system. But many cannabis users are starting to wonder whether it is better to start eating cannabis rather than smoking it.
Reasoning Behind Eating Cannabis Rather Than Smoking it
Why do people choose to eat cannabis rather than smoke it? Many people are tired of the coughing, burning sensation in the throat, and having to purchase special equipment like vaporizers, pipes, or bongs.
The smell of smoked cannabis can also be troublesome if your neighbors catch wind of it and decide to call the police. Therefore, making medicinal pot edibles (aka medibles) may be preferable to smoking it.
Making medibles is also a good way to put to use trimmings and defective buds.
What Kind of High Will I get From Eating Vs. Smoking Cannabis?
There are many reasons why people may choose to eat cannabis rather than smoke it.
First, eating cannabis produces a different kind of “high” in your body than smoking it.
Second, the effects of smoking marijuana are immediate and last for a just a few hours. Ingesting cannabis, on the other hand, takes approximately an hour or more to kick-in, depending on how empty your stomach is. The effects of eating marijuana tend to last longer, many hours even, and you gradually come down from the effects.
Third, when you ingest marijuana, its effects are better distributed throughout your body.
Last, eating medical marijuana is more effective for pain relief, muscle spasms, and other conditions. However, it is less useful for those who need pain relief right away.