Marijuana-infused Drinks and Edibles – Digestion Timeline:
By Ian Lewbowski from volcanovape.org - 8 out of 9 states chose to say "Yes" to legalizing cannabis on the 9th of November 2016. In some states legalized simply for medical purposes, others, such as California, for recreational purposes. This will probably lead to more legalizations all over the world.
Cannabis is a plant that is the biggest fear of pharmaceutical companies. "A patient cured is a customer lost." Marijuana-infused drinks and edibles do provide a longer high than smoking does, it's also much slower to act. There are many different cannabis-infused edibles and drinks; here are some of the more common ones as well as how long you can expect it to take to feel the effects:
Coffee is a substance that many people cannot go without, people love the wide variety of benefits that caffeine brings. Pain relief, elevation of your mood, better performance. These are just some of its potential benefits, many others are related to your central nervous system. Most importantly, people love coffee for its taste.
Cannabis has very similar properties in terms of what was mentioned. It helps relieve stress and pain but isn't limited to just that either. Cannabis-infused coffee begins to kick in after about 15 minutes and lasts anywhere from 3 to 5 hours. A perfect way for any coffee and cannabis lover to start off their day.
There are not many people in the world that would refuse a brownie.
Due to the nature of food, it takes longer for you to feel any effect from eating. It will take anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours for any effects to kick in, but brownies can have a far greater impact than regular smoking. They last up to 8 hours. However, it is good to note that unlike coffee which you probably have a sense of control over, with food, if you fail to control yourself, you could experience some side effects, such as hallucinations, for example.
"The best of both worlds." Yes, chocolate with cannabis. After all, almost any type of food that requires cooking can contain cannabis, so this isn't a surprise. You will start to feel effects somewhere after 45 minutes, and they can last up to about 8 hours, depending on how much cannabis you actually ingested.
From early childhood, many people consume lollipops. This form of edibles provides a chance to experience your childhood. Lollipops act faster because they don't go through the gastrointestinal uptake but rather through oral uptake. But since they act fast, they also wear off fast. Often within the time that some of other edibles only start to kick in. They effects wear off after 2 to 3 hours.
Now, a pizza sauce isn't necessarily limited to pizza. But for pizza lovers, yes, you can get high off a pizza. With pizza being one of the most loved dishes in the world, such sauces are widely appreciated. The effects last a few hours and take from 45 minutes to an hour to kick in. It's a dream come true for someone who likes to indulge in both from time to time.
Back to liquids. Tea had to make this list. Tea and coffee are the most popular hot liquids in the world. Some love tea, some love coffee. Nearly every house has at least one. The thing about tea and cannabis is that you might not see the difference in appearance so you could easily mix up which is which. The problem with tea is that many people consume cups after cups, followed by more cups. You got to control your intakes when it comes to cannabis-infused tea. It takes about 30 to 90 minutes for effects to kick in and the effects linger for 4 to 8 hours.
That's some of the most common cannabis-infused drinks and edibles. Most products that have to be baked can contain cannabis, allowing for a wide variety of different products. It's about finding the products that you normally love and adding cannabis to it.
To make your own edibles try out some of these recipes:
And lastly, note that effects differ. Many factors could lead to that, with the most common being the amount of marijuana consumed and your past experience with this substance.
If you are unsure about dosages, 'start slow and go low'. You can adjust your intake after you feel how your body reacts.
VolcanoVape founder and vape enthusiast, Ian Lebowski has been involved in marijuana industry for close to a decade now. Originally working in quality control and testing, he has reviewed hundreds of vape products over the years. He also loves to write so he never misses a chance to share his knowledge trough some marijuana-related article.