Why Choose Cannabis Edibles Over Smokables?
Cannabis edibles aren’t new on the weed menu, but there are a lot of cannabis users out there who are making the switch from smokables to edibles — especially now that it’s legal for retailers to sell THC and CBD edibles. Not only are they easier to acquire but you also know exactly what you're getting.
Knowing what you want to achieve with cannabis plays a huge factor in choosing how you want to consume it. Are you at a party and want to share some weed with friends? Or are you feeling a little bit under the weather and want to pick yourself up? Or do you even have a medical condition that you want to treat with cannabis? You see, these are three situations that might call for three completely different methods of consumption. But today, we’re talking about edibles, and why it might be worth choosing edibles over smokables.
Edibles are… well… healthier
There’s actually no need for us to explain why smoking weed is worse for your health than eating it. A lot of cannabis enthusiasts might roll out the research that proves that cannabis smoking is healthier than tobacco smoking. Even if this is true, it doesn’t change the fact that eating cannabis is healthier than smoking it.
At the end of the day, your lungs are made for inhaling clean air — not smoke. So choosing edibles preserves your lungs!
You can send cannabinoids directly to your gut
This might not be important for everybody, but eating cannabis sends cannabinoids directly to your gastrointestinal tract. A lot of those who use cannabis for medical reasons use it for digestive problems such as Crohn’s disease or IBD. For those in that situation, eating cannabis is the only real way to deliver cannabinoids directly to the stomach and intestines.
Edible highs last longer
When weed is smoked, it takes effect virtually immediately. The moment THC enters the lungs, it is delivered to the bloodstream where it can very quickly reach the brain. The effects are also short-lived.
However, when it comes to edibles, the effects last for much longer. As THC has to first bypass the metabolic system before it reaches the bloodstream, it also takes a lot longer to take effect. It can take up to 2 hours for an edible to take effect, and the high can last for up to 4 hours. Many people prefer the longevity of effects of edible cannabis compared to the short, quick effect of smoking.
Edibles are more discreet
You just can’t get away with smoking a joint without anybody knowing about it. Even if you’re peacefully puffing away in your backyard, chances that your neighbours on either side know what you’re doing. But when you put a brownie or a gummy bear in your mouth, nobody needs to know that it’s infused with THC or CBD. Edibles let you be a little bit incognito, which is way cool and kind of like James Bond.
There are a few good reasons to choose edibles over smokables — but that doesn’t mean anybody should be judged for their preferences. At the end of the day, everybody consumes the way they see fit. That’s the whole point of the legalization movement. Enjoy making the switch to edibles — if you do!
Please remember to consume responsibly!