Healthier than Smoking or Vaping
Many people, especially those using medical marijuana, are interested in Greenway Medible because they bypass the issues related to smoking or vaping with solvent-processed butane hash oil (BHO).
Cannabis edibles are digested and metabolized by the liver – which means it takes more time to produce results than smoking or vaping. The user’s metabolism plays a part, as well—those with a fast metabolism report feeling effects within an hour, while those with sluggish metabolisms and extra weight may need to wait two hours or more for results.
By the same token, when the liver metabolizes Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it is converted to 11-hydroxy-THC, an active metabolite that is effective in crossing the blood-brain barrier, resulting in a more intense “high.”
Most marijuana edibles are made with highly concentrated forms of cannabis, including hash oil, infused oil or cannabis-infused butter. While the effects of edibles may take longer to manifest than inhaled counterparts, the results can be more intense. Cannabis edibles on an empty stomach are metabolized more quickly than when eaten after a full meal, which is recommended. Unlike alcohol, food–especially fatty foods–can increase the effects of an edible cannabis dose rather than dilute it.
Eating 10- to 25mg of THC is the usual “dose” per serving. In Colorado, a “dose” is considered to be 10mg of THC – but based on metabolism, individuals may react differently to the same dose. But those using edible marijuana for medical purposes find benefits beyond the dose of THC. Those new to cannabis, especially edibles, are encouraged to begin with a test dose of 5mg, with a wait of at least two hours before ingesting more.
The high can last from four to six hours, or longer with higher doses. Keep in mind that everyone’s metabolism is different, and your weight and fitness will play a role in how your body reacts to edible pot foods. Patients who use cannabis instead of pharmaceuticals to manage pain can grow to tolerate fairly high daily doses of THC – but it takes time and experimentation to find the right combination.