Cannabis are a group of plants that produce a chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However the two main types of Cannabis that produce THC are Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. Cannabis can be consumed through the leaves or from the resin of the flower. The cannabis consumed through the leaves is called names such as weed, pot, Mary Jane, MJ, ganja, marijuana, and reef. The cannabis consumed by smoking the resin of the cannabis flower is called hashish or hash.
When consumed, cannabis can make you feel, calm, slow, happy, excited, relaxed, talkative, anxious, or confident. There are many ways to consume cannabis; however, some consumption methods are more popular than others. The popular methods of smoking cannabis include smoking, dabbing, snacking, vaping, sublingual tinctures, and topical application. Smoking and snacking are the most preferred methods of consuming cannabis. This could be because many cannabis consumers find them to be the easiest methods of consuming cannabis.
The question that people who just started consuming cannabis and the people who have chosen snacking and smoking as their preferred methods of smoking cannabis is: What is the difference between snacking and smoking cannabis? If you are one of the people asking this question, keep reading.
Smoking is the most popular method for smoking cannabis. The different means of smoking cannabis are joint, bong, pipe, spliff or blunt. It is a very effective method that can get you high quickly because when cannabis is smoked, THC is not metabolized by the liver immediately it enters the body, it goes directly to the brain.
Eating cannabis will not get you high quickly like smoking cannabis; however, you will feel a much stronger effect when the THC takes effect. The reason why snacking cannabis gives you a stronger ‘high’ is because THC is metabolized by the liver and converted into 11-hydroxy-THC, which passes the blood-brain barrier more quickly and has more of a psychedelic effect than the THC of smoked cannabis.
When you smoke cannabis you will feel the effect or get high almost immediately after a hit, but the effect will disappear quickly after about an hour. This makes it easy to control the THC you are taking in.
Snacking cannabis does not get you high quickly. In fact, it can take up to 2 hours before you start feeling high and it can take several hours before the effect start to wear off. Due to the long period of time it takes before one feels the effect of snacking marijuana, it can be very difficult to control the THC one is taking. Snaking cannabis makes it so easy for one to take in excessive THC without even realizing it. Taking in excessive THC can affect the body and mind adversely; therefore, it is advisable that people who have just started consuming cannabis start off with small doses and never consume a lot of cannabis in a short period of time.