Inhalation vs. Ingestion: Cannabis Consumption Methods Explained

Inhalation vs. Ingestion: Cannabis Consumption Methods Explained

Inhalation vs. Ingestion: Cannabis Consumption Methods Explained

Welcome to the Ashario Cannabis blog, where we discuss everything related to cannabis and give our fellow enthusiasts insightful information on cannabis consumption. Today, we'll explore the differences between inhalation and ingestion, two popular methods of consuming cannabis products. We'll dive into key topics such as the time duration for effects, cannabis metabolism, and dosage variations.

Inhalation: The Quintessential Cannabis Experience

Inhalation remains the most common and well-known method of using cannabis. It typically involves smoking or vaporizing the substance for a quicker onset of effects, usually within minutes. When inhaled, active compounds in cannabis, like THC and CBD, are absorbed through the lungs and directly enter the bloodstream. The peak effects typically occur within 30 minutes to an hour and can last for a few hours, depending on the individual's tolerance and the cannabis strain.

For those who prefer a healthier alternative to traditional smoking, vaporizing—also known as vaping—is an option that heats cannabis just enough to release the active compounds without combustion. Vaping delivers a smoother, less irritating experience for the user.

Ingestion: A Longer-Lasting Alternative

Ingesting cannabis offers a unique experience compared to inhalation. Edibles, tinctures, and capsules provide convenient and discreet alternatives for cannabis consumption. When ingested, our bodies metabolize cannabis differently, primarily within the liver. The liver converts THC to a more potent version called 11-hydroxy-THC, which can affect users more intensely.

It takes longer for users to experience the effects of ingesting cannabis, often between 30 minutes to 2 hours for the onset. The peak effects appear around 2-4 hours after consumption, with the overall effects lasting up to 8 hours or more—significantly longer than those of inhalation.

Because metabolization varies significantly among users, it's essential to begin with a low dosage, especially for newcomers to the edible world. Gradually increasing the intake can ensure you find the optimal dose without overwhelming the senses.

Choose Your Perfect Cannabis Experience at Ashario

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