SMOKING VS. INGESTING HEMP PRODUCTS

One of the most interesting things about delta 8 THC is the varying ways to consume it. With inhaling options like hemp flower, distillate, vaping, and ingesting options like oil drops, delta 8 gummies, and drinks, you can easily switch your consumption method. But regardless of the method, the experience varies largely from one consumer to another.

Below are the 5 key differences between smoking and ingesting hemp flowers.

Absorption

It is commonly known that delta 8 infused edible cannabis is much stronger than smoked or vaporized hemp products. When you consume CBD in an ingestible form, the THC is metabolized by the liver, converting it to 11-hydroxy-THC. This resultant metabolite is especially effective in blending the blood-brain barrier, which leads to a more intense high.

On the other hand, inhaled THC undergoes a different metabolic process as it directly reaches the brain. This gives smoked hemp products the ability to take effect faster and wear off quickly as well.

Onset

Another difference between the two methods is that of the onset time. The effects of smoked hemp products hit within a few seconds of inhalation. Whereas edible hemp products take anywhere from fifteen minutes to two hours, depending on the metabolism of the consumer, to start taking effect. A good rule of thumb with edible cannabis is to start small and be patient.

Duration

By far, the biggest difference between smoking or ingesting CBD is the duration of the experience. With smoking, the effects generally peak within thirty minutes and last anywhere from 1-3 hours. In contrast to this, eating cannabis products make the experience last for roughly 4-10 hours. That said, it is important to understand that the effects also vary between edibles.

Potency

While smoking cannabis is the most common method of consumption, ingesting hemp products allows the consumer to get the most out of the plant’s health benefits. Many consumers also prefer edibles because they do not enjoy the harsh experience of smoking. In fact, edibles can also offer longer lasting relief.

Dosage

Since it takes up to 1-2 hours for the effects of ingested delta 8 THC to hit and often 3 hours to peak, it is hard to accurately determine the appropriate dosage of delta 8 products. Despite the difficulty of dosage, the upside of edible delta 8 THC is that it is longer lasting than inhaled delta 8 THC, which takes seconds after inhalation to start taking effect.

The recommended dosage for ingestible hemp products is 10 milligrams of THC. If you are just starting out, you should go for 2-5 milligrams of THC.

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