Why weed drinks are better than edibles
Iced tea, anyone?
Michelle Ham uses medical marijuana to help cope with pain
SHAPLEIGH, ME – APRIL 1: Michelle Ham uses a marijuana tincture to help cope with pain Friday, April 1, 2016. (Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
Edibles are one of the most popular ways to medicate. These days they come in an array of doses and types, from your traditional brownies to sushi.
While edibles do offer a unique way to get your daily dose of THC, they certainly have their drawbacks. For one thing, edibles can take forever to kick in. And once they do finally hit you, the high can often be way too intense, especially when you’re inexperienced.
One solution, if you like edibles but not the unpredictability of them, is weed drinks. Drinkable weed comes in all sorts of varieties, from G Drinks Lemonade to MONK Drinking Botanicals. Although weed drinks aren’t as popular as baked goods loaded with herb, there are several reasons to consider them.
Unlike edibles, weed drinks take little to no time to feel.
For some folks, it might only take around thirty minutes after chowing down on a marijuana brownie to start noticing the buzz, depending on factors such as metabolism. Others, however, could be sitting around waiting for up to two hours before they feel anything from an edible at all. The slow reaction time of edibles can be quite an inconvenience, especially for patients seeking fast relief.
Because weed drinks are absorbed in the mouth, they take just five to thirty minutes to kick in and, as time passes by, the effects steadily increase for over 30 minutes, lasting anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. Edibles, by comparison, can last anywhere from 4 to 8 hours. That can be a real nightmare when you feel like you’re dying or you just need to get on with the day.
Less THC goes a long way with weed drinks.
In addition to offering faster absorption, with weed drinks, a smaller amount of THC is needed to feel the effects users seek from cannabis. With edibles, on the other hand, it’s not uncommon to see ridiculously high THC contents. Higher doses of THC can understandably be intimidating to new users or to vets who just want to incorporate cannabis into their daily routine. Not to mention, the effects that result from these higher levels of THC can be too much to handle, even for someone that has been consuming cannabis their entire life.
Smaller doses of THC, however, allow consumers to enjoy weed drinks in one sitting, rather than over the course of a few days. This also means users can manage their dose better and predict their high.
And if for no other reason, weed drinks are worth trying because they offer a new, yet familiar way to socialize. It feels just as natural as cracking open a couple of cold ones with friends but it’s far healthier than alcohol.