Find out how to make edibles hit you quicker
It’s a crapshoot with food. You never really know if you’ve consumed enough because the effects won’t hit you until you’ve waited a few hours or after you’ve inhaled a whole load of pot brownies. Get ready for a bad time
Unlike other forms of cannabis that will get you up in an hour, food requires patience, timing, and the right dosage. This is a huge challenge for someone who has never tried them before.
Many people keep themselves from enjoying the benefits of infused foods because of the long wait time and their unpredictability. While these challenges are adaptable and manageable, there are a few ways you can be influenced by food faster.
One of the most interesting developments in the cannabis industry is fast-acting foods designed to bypass the dreaded waiting time. Known as “fast delivery”, these foods are developed by companies that claim you will feel their effects within 15 to 20 minutes.
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In a 2017 interview with Forbes, cannabis company founder Peter Barsoom stated in 1906 that his company began making edibles with fast delivery by thinking of people who had less than six hours to wait for their edible met. This new formula enables foods to “bypass the stomach and get to the small intestine faster” through a process known as proprietary lipid microencapsulation.
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One trick savvy consumers can try to mimic this loophole is to buy an edible product that melts – like chocolate or mint – and put it under your tongue. Rather than waiting for the edible to go down the digestive tract, this sublingual method allows the THC to be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, much like a tincture or oil, which are among the fastest ways to absorb THC.
Another thing that can change the speed at which foods are digested is the speed of your metabolism. While an increase in this rate cannot be achieved in a short period of time, in the long run you can work on your metabolism by consuming protein, drinking water, exercising, and getting plenty of sleep, which also leads to a healthier lifestyle.
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There are many benefits associated with food, and not just because you stop taking in smoke and steam. Edible highs are powerful and can be fun, especially when people learn to manage themselves. If you’ve never tried them before, don’t be intimidated by the novelty of the foods. To see for yourself how they work and if they suit you, all you have to do is try them out.