So You Finally Tried Weed Edibles…Now What?
Consuming weed edibles is a truly unique experience. If you’ve never done edibles, you just don’t know what it’s like. But if you have done them, you know exactly what we’re talking about. In honor of all the unique edible-induced experiences, here are some of the things you’ll only understand if you’ve done them.
1. Wondering What Just Happened
Here’s the thing about weed edibles: when they hit, they hit hard. And at some point, you’ll definitely start asking yourself what the hell just happened.
When you’re in the moment, you can only focus on wondering how you got that high. Turns out there are some good scientific explanations for the whole thing.
The kind of high you experience has to do with how you consumed it. More specifically, it has to do with how your body processes it.
When you smoke weed, the THC goes into your lungs. From there, it’s a direct shot to your bloodstream. And when it hits your brain, bam, you get high.
With smoke, the high sets in quickly, but also tends to fade out quickly. But, when you eat weed, the THC has to go through your digestive system and your liver. This means it takes longer to reach your brain.
When it finally does, it packs a serious punch. It’s almost like you get high twice. Once when it passes through your digestive system and liver, and then again when it reaches your brain.
2. The Waiting Game
Edibles are weird because they always make you wait. That waiting game can be a strange, hilarious thing.
Remember how when you eat weed the THC has to pass through your digestive system and liver first? Well, that takes a little while. And while it’s working through your body, you won’t feel anything. If you’re used to smoking and getting high really quickly, edibles will be confusing.
Most people in the waiting game end up deciding that they just need more edibles. But don’t worry, the high you think you’re not getting is about to show up.
3. Realizing You Ate Too Much
Most people doing weed edibles for the first time get confused when they don’t get high right away. And it’s easy to think they’re not working.
When you start thinking that way, you start convincing yourself that what you need is more edibles. So you keep slamming those brownies.
And before you know it you’re blood is overflowing with THC. By the time the high finally sets in, you suddenly realize that you took way too much.
So word to the wise: go slow and take it easy. Be patient. The edibles will kick in sooner or later.