Sure, smoking cannabis is a much more communal and social event as opposed to popping an edible. In addition, it’s the quickest method to receiving the effects of a cannabis high. However, the high and experience you get from smoking is completely different from the high you get from an edible.

1. Discretion

The obvious benefit of edibles over smoking is the ability to keep a lower profile while medicating. No need to blow out a huge cloud of smoke or risk getting “burned out” of your favorite smoking spot. With zero to minimal smell, edibles are often portable and safe enough to carry on your person as opposed to dry herb.

2. Longevity of High

It’ll take much longer than smoking to settle in, but once you’ve taken the appropriate dosage for your body, the effects can last up to 7 hours. It produces more body-centered effects compared to smoked marijuana, and effects are more evenly distributed throughout the body.

3.Saves your Lungs

Smoking cannabis can irritate the lungs of more sensitive users. In general, its nowhere compared to the effects of smoking cigarettes or other tobacco products but inhaling a combusted smoke still comes with its own complications. Because of digestion, the liver is the organ doing all the processing of THC and the other cannabinoids.

4. Eat it Raw!

Raw Cannabis is non-psychoactive, without heat, the THCA never gets converted to THC to give you the euphoric effect. You may not get the high but it turns out to be one of the most nutritionally valuable plants on earth. When you eat raw cannabis, your body is able to process extremely large amounts of THCa and CBDa without issue. Your body then converts these acids into the nutrients it needs via your own metabolism. Consuming these cannabinoid acids is important because they help your cells communicate with each other via the endocannabinoid system. Besides the Acid-forms of THCa and CBDa, raw cannabis has a plethora of different components working in harmony: Terpenes, Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids, Essential Oils, and Antioxidants.