Cannabis can be ingested or eaten when added to cake, cookies, dressings, and other foods. It can also be brewed into a tea or other beverage. To be effective, cannabis and its extracts or concentrates must be heated in order to convert the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinolic acid into active THC. Various forms of converted cannabis can be used for edible medicating. Each can be made from cannabis flowers, leaves, or concentrates such as hash. The potency of the edible will depend on the material used in making it and the amount used. Edibles made with hash will be stronger than those made from leaf trim.

The effects from eaten cannabis may be more pronounced, and the onset of the effects will be delayed by an hour or more and typically last longer than inhalation. Using edible cannabis effectively will usually take some experimentation with particular product types and dosages. Digesting cannabis also metabolizes the cannabinoids somewhat differently and can produce different subjective effects, depending on the individual. Start low, and go slow! 

Use small amounts of edibles and wait 2 hours before gradually increasing the dose, if needed. Finding and using the right dose-excessive dosage can be uncomfortable and happens most often with edibles.

Try cannabis pills made with hash or cannabis oil or ingest via Tinctures/Sprays

Find your ideal dosage to enhance your therapeutic benefits. Start with no more than two drops and wait at least an hour before increasing the dosage incrementally and as necessary.

Expected onset: 30-90 minutes

Duration: Up to 8 hours

Bioavailability: 4-12%

Route: Gut to the liver to the bloodstream

* The liver transforms THC into t 11-OH-THC, which has 4 X the psychoactive effects of THC

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