The effects after the ingestion of weed edibles are decelerated compared with other methods of marijuana consumption. Since most of the cannabis edibles are subjected to some form of heat during preparation, many of the dormant cannabinoids such as THCA and CBDA are then converted to THC, CBD, and CBN.
These are soaked up quickly by the alveoli – the minuscule air sacs found in the lungs that allow for rapid gaseous exchange, reaching your bloodstream really, really fast. On the other hand, weed edibles have to be digested before cannabinoids can work its magic and reach the bloodstream.
Cannabis consumption will affect you differently from smoking it. Exactly what effect edibles will have on you, depends on several factors: the type and potency of the edibles you use, your tolerance, your body chemistry, and even how much you have had to eat. The effects of eating an edible vary significantly from the smoking effects. A lot of first-time users are usually caught off guard by its potency.
The high THC levels found in edibles come together to produce an ideal treatment for many disorders/health conditions. Some of these include muscle inflammation and spasms as well as therapy for pain management. It is a documented fact that THC can alleviate nausea, treat insomnia, some forms of autoimmune disorders, and nervous system disorders.
Things to know before making weed edibles
There are some important points to consider before you go into the kitchen and pour a bag of weed into your favourite brownie mix. Again, remember that ingesting marijuana has a different effect from smoking it. For one, the high is more intense and lasts longer. The consequences of this method of delivery can last between four and six hours compared to the two to three hours for smoking.
It’s important to be patient, which also means that they do not eat more in an attempt to accelerate the effects. Doing so will just potentially expose you to unwanted consequences when the effects of weed do finally take hold. Start off small and experiment with quantity until you find the just the right combo which will give you the ride you’re looking for.
Another thing, if you’re just starting with weed, start small. Big portions aren’t always better at this point. The effects of having too much THC is not something to look forward to. Negative reactions such as nausea, paranoia, hangover, and anxiety may be felt. So don’t rush, take it easy at the start and only increase the amount you are preparing when you’ve gone through it a handful of times.
You also need to be careful in getting your ratios right. After all, concocting weed edibles is all about chemistry – it is essential to mix the components right. It is vital to get the quantities and measurements accurate when cooking weed so you do not over-medicate.
Depending on the preparation methods, ingredients used, intended uses, and storage conditions, cannabis-infused products can have a significantly different shelf life.
So regardless of the cannabis is in a form of tincture, balm, salve, cooking oil, or edibles – ALL cannabinoids will quickly spoil if there is prolonged exposure to sunlight, heat, or oxygen. Moisture, humidity, mildew, and bugs are culprits as well.
Homemade weed edibles are particularly vulnerable to these types of negative outcomes because they usually don’t contain any kind of preservatives, unlike the pre-made snacks you buy at the dispensary. Also, always label your edibles and keep them out of reach from children!
The most effective method for storing your weed edibles consists of three things:
Make sure they are cold
Keep them in a dark place
Keep them airtight
And here are the things you would need:
Vacuum sealing bags and machine