People choose to consume edible cannabis over smoking or vaping for a couple of different reasons.
- Eating an edible is a healthier way to consume cannabis. Some evidence suggests that smoking and vaping may be harmful to your health.
- Edibles last longer. The effects of a cannabis edible last ~6-8 hours while the effects of cannabis after smoking only last ~2-4 hours. This is especially great for people using edibles to help them fall asleep and stay asleep.
- Edibles are discrete. Despite cannabis being legalized, there is still some stigma that exists. Some people prefer edibles because they don’t smell and can be consumer discretely.
- Edibles produce more of a ‘body high’. Some people experience a different kind of “high” with cannabis edibles. People often describe edibles as having more of a “body high” and less of a “head high” especially in lower dosages. Why? Cannabinoids and terpenes are metabolized differently depending on how you consume them.
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