The experience of consuming cannabis-infused foods can usually feel much different than inhaling cannabis. Unlike smoking cannabis flower or vaping concentrates, Cannabis-infused foods and liquids take extra time to be broken down by the body.
Ingested THC passes through the gastrointestinal tract and liver before entering the bloodstream, and a potent THC metabolite called 11-hydroxy THC is formed in the liver. This metabolite has a stronger ability to bind to cannabinoid receptors and is 5-10 times more psychoactive than the originally ingested THC.
Edible products can take from 30 minutes to 2 hours to take effect and can result in varying levels of psychoactive effects depending on what someone has eaten, how much they’ve eaten and how comfortable they are with marijuana. Start with a low dose (1-5 mg) and wait at least 60 minutes before ingesting another small amount.
Once you start feeling the effects, stay hydrated and enjoy the ride. Remember, it’s all about finding your perfect SPOT.