With the exception of vaporizers, smoking pot is bad for your health, brah. Yeah! I know – we’re never supposed to admit it, but the truth is that smoking anything exposes our lungs to harsh conditions that hurt us over time! That’s why vaporizers are so great. All of the THC with none of the afterproduct. Well, there’s another, pain-stakingly obvious way to get high that many people have never even tried despite years of smoking. What, pray-tell is it? Eating THC cooked in baked goods or recipes that call for butter. Despite the proof that highs after eating food prepared with ganja butter lasts much longer than a normal stoned sensation after smoking and is much better for the health of the person getting high, many folks are skeptical about eating pot. Let’s analyze why.
Why People Are Hesitant to Make Baked Pot Goods
People fear what they don’t know. Think about it this way: if you just bought a new phone, and I told you that I could hack it to get you free stuff but there’s risk that it would break the phone, wouldn’t you hesitate if that phone just cost $300? Yeah. So people with an ounce of good pot aren’t about to dump it into a cooking pan and hope to get lucky by guessing at what they’re doing. Who else could be reluctant and holding out against eating THC products? Could it be the people who were misled to believe that literally eating marijuana straight would get them stoned? More than likely. To those, we apologize that you wasted your bag and ingested it without first processing it in butter. Had you done it correctly, you would know that eating pot versus smoking it will get you much more ripped.
Why You Should Eat Pot More than You Smoke It
As stated, eating is a preferred method of ingestion for the body 1,000 times over smoking. Most every form of ingestion aside from smoking is better than smoking. The reason is because as the flame heats the plant material, more than just THC vapors are released. Kick-back from lighter ignition can pump butane into your lungs and sparks of flint can get caught in the bowl, sucked down and into your throat should you be unlucky enough to get airplaned, (when the red, hot embers of the remains of a bowl get sucked through a non-water piece and into the back of your throat). All of these nasty side effects of smoking can cause cancer, even though THC itself is a cancer-fighting agent! Smoke maple leafs for a decade and again, there’ll be tar in your lungs as a result of the carbonization process when flame burns organic material. End case.
When you eat something, however, your body is thorough at digestion, as we’ve had roughly a few hundred millennia to perfect a system that keeps most things we eat from killing us. As people have grown and evolved, our pallets have come to accept things that they otherwise would not. We grow as people and adapt to different foods. Some people can’t take spicy food – just like some people can’t take cannabis. Either way, if you can take cannabis, eating it will fuel you with roughly the same type of baked starches that you’d get from eating a bun of a sandwich at a fast food restaurant or the slices of bread on a sandwich (with the added benefit of getting really stoned). The butter is necessary for the dough of the cookies so that is a bit fattening but overall eating pot is healthier than smoking it. As long as you’re not eating Canna-cookies or ganja brownies daily, you won’t suffer from congestive heart failure due to cholesterol build up. If THC must be ingested daily, it’s arguable as to whether smoking it or eating is best. However, for the recreational user, eating far surpasses smoking in terms of being healthy and in the intensity of the experience.
The Obvious Reason
Most importantly out of all arguments out there about whether eating cannabis is worth it, is whether it gets you more stoned. Because you do drop a lot more pot in making a batch of ganja butter than you may have if you smoked over a period of time, not everyone is willing to part with their bag under the presumption that eating a brownie will get them more high than hitting a pipe. Well, the rumor is true: ingesting pot is scientifically found to get people more high and higher for a longer period of time.
As the digestive tract is slow to absorb molecules released during digestion, the bloodstream quickly filters out THC when it is introduced through the lungs and pumped throughout the body. This means that while you may get the usual high from smoking your pot, a whole new world emerges when you eat things infused with the total THC of your entire bag. Think of it as a shot of pot rather than a beer or wine. The reason to eat things made with ganja butter is clear: it gets you a more notably intoxicated, altered or attuned feeling and that is a major reason why people love smoking pot.