Have you ever experienced an edible high that unexpectedly punched you in the face? You’re not alone, every day people make the choice to consume Cannabis via edible format rather than smoking. The more potent edible forms will not affect you as quickly as smoking will. However, the time-delay involved in processing edibles in the human body prompts users often to over medicate whilst waiting for the effects. From this, we can determine that our tolerance for flower is completely different than our own tolerance for edibles. Heres why:
1. THC is absorbed differently as an edible than as smoke.
When you inhale smoke, it is absorbed into the vast system of capillaries and blood vessels within your Lungs, from there it is delivered on a fast track straight to the blood-brain barrier where you will feel effects in as little as 1-3 minutes. Edibles take a different route. THC is metabolized differently than in your lungs. THC is converted to 11-Hydroxy-THC in your liver, resulting in a much more intense high.
2. Longevity of Effects
When taking edibles it is best to start slow and small when unsure of the effects. It can take upwards of 2 hours to feel the effects of your edible, depending on body mass, age, metabolism, gender and body chemistry at the time of ingestion. Whereas smoking or vaporized cannabis can quickly take affect within 1-3 minutes and quickly dissipates once hitting the peak approximately in 10minutes. Edible highs can last as long as 4-5 hours depending on strength and tolerance.
3. Accurate doses are harder to achieve
It can be difficult to know exactly how much THC content is in an edible or how much of it to take at one time. The delay between your ingestion and onset of the effects often causes people to take more than they needed at once. While smoking flower allows you to medicate in gradual doses.
4. Discrepancies in Advertised Strength
As mentioned before, it can be tough to know exactly how much THC is in an edible, without proper testing. For less reputable brands it can be tough to create a consistent product that people can always return to. With variable potencies between batches, it poses another issue for end consumers when it comes time to pick a dosage. Rest assured that with Kushy Punch, our potency is backed and guaranteed through extensive lab testing.