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Edibles vs. Smoking

Without a doubt, Moses was high on Mount Sinai when he received the Ten Commandments. But, could he have actually been stoned when the law was set in stone? Who knows? Nevertheless, if he was, it would have been a different kind of stoned had he used edibles.

Marijuana is a psychoactive substance. Depending upon how you use it, it can have wildly different effects. Certainly, smoking bud will get you high faster. But, edibles will give you a longer lasting high that is also more intense and arguably a better use of the medicine.

When smoked, the high is the result of rapid absorption of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) into the blood from the lungs. Subject to the type smoked, immediate euphoria, relaxation, or creative energy will follow. The effects wear off in a few hours. But, smoking allows you to really feel how much THC you are getting from every puff.

When eaten, the THC in marijuana must be metabolized by the liver. There, it is transformed into 11-hydroxy-THC. Critically, this metabolite has a more efficient way of crossing the blood-brain barrier. As a result, you get a more intense high. Also, the onset of the high, as well as the decline, is more gradual. However, because of the slow onset, it is more difficult, at first, to gauge a proper dose.

Pain Relief

Compared to smoking, eating cannabis provides more pain relief. Beyond that, edibles give longer lasting relief. In fact, the average high from smoking lasts less than four hours while the average high from eating cannabis is from four to six hours.

In addition to edibles and smoking, cannabinoids may be vaporized, placed under the tongue or applied to the skin. Blunts, bowls, gummies or bong hits; no matter what your needs, we have you covered. If you are looking to experience the benefits of cannabis, contact Okie Medical now.

Fun fact: Rastafari believe that the burning bush from the biblical story of the Exodus was cannabis.

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