When it comes to the consumption of cannabis, a lot of people are used to smoking. However, this is not the only alternative available. You can also use space cakes and tinctures. Oral ingestion and sublingual ingestion are a common way for you to consume cannabis, whether for medicinal or recreational use.
Alternatives to Smoking Cannabis
The most popular methods of consuming cannabis are vaping and smoking, especially for recreational use. Depending on the potency of your bud, the high can last at least an hour. Inhalation should also increase bioavailability by 50%.
If you’re using extracts or flowers rich in cannabinoids, the effect is felt immediately whether you vape or smoke the product. However, not everyone is comfortable with vaping or smoking. It’s, therefore, advisable that you try out different alternatives from time to time. For medicinal users, you have to be very creative and come up with other ways of consuming cannabis. This explains the reason why a lot of people are increasingly using tinctures and space cakes.
Sublingual simply means inserting the substance under your tongue. When you do this, you should experience the effect in at least 20 minutes. In this method, you avoid the first pass role of the liver.
Since the cannabinoids are absorbed under your tongue, there’s no alteration in its effect. In fact, even the digestive process is not delayed. This method is preferred because it hastens the absorption of the cannabinoids into the bloodstream, and the results are predictable.
Why Edibles Take Longer to Work
Most cannabis users don’t understand that edibles have varying effects from time to time. There are times when the effect might be automatic, and in some cases, you might have to wait a while longer. In some cases, the effect will depend on how much food you had eaten that day, or how tolerant your body is to the edibles.
Oral ingestion is consistent at delivering inconsistent results. However, if the edibles are professionally prepared, you should experience the effect in no more than two hours from the time you consume them. The effect can last up to eight hours.
Using Cannabinoid Oil
One of the reasons why oral cannabinoid is preferred by a lot of people is the effect. The action period is longer, something that’s beneficial especially for those who use cannabinoids to manage symptoms of whatever condition they’re dealing with.
Cannabinoid oil is widely acceptable as a sublingual tincture. These products use carrier oils to improve the bioavailability and taste of the oil. Carrier oils also help produce the oil in different concentrations.
The use of homemade space cakes is increasingly on the rise, especially in Europe. This is something you will experience in a lot of parties. It can either be a pinch of cannabis-infused curry or whichever edible the hosts find appropriate. In the US, however, edibles have been regulated. To enjoy this, you would have to prepare your own dose and consume it at home or with your friends.
Which is the Best?
This is not easy to tell. The only thing that matters is what you want to get from your cannabis experience. Sublingual ingestion is one of the most efficient, discreet and easiest way of consuming cannabis. This is particularly effective for someone who has very little time to spare. The effects are fast. On the other hand, oral ingestion barely offers immediate results. However, what it offers you is a strong high for a very long time. Therefore, the best option will depend on your needs.