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5 Reasons Cannabis Edibles Are Better Than Smoking

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There is a lot of hype about cannabis edibles. Perhaps you are asking yourself if edibles are right for you? Why choose to eat your weed instead of going the more traditional route of smoking it? To help tip the scales, we have come up with 5 reasons cannabis edibles are better than smoking!

1. Smoking Is Harmful To Your Lungs

smoking-weedWe all know that smoking is bad, right? Maybe that’s just from smoking cigarettes and not marijuana? Nope, according to the American Lung Association, Marijuana is not your lung’s friend. In an article posted by the American Lung Association website it states, “Smoke is harmful to lung health. Whether from burning wood, tobacco or marijuana, toxins and carcinogens are released from the combustion of materials. Smoke from marijuana combustion has been shown to contain many of the same toxins, irritants and carcinogens as tobacco smoke.” With edibles, there is no risk to damaging your lungs.

2. You Get More For Your Money

piggy-bankCannabis edibles can be strong. Sometime very strong! Edibles affect your body differently because of the way the TCH is absorbed by the liver, whereas smoking bypasses the liver (first-pass metabolism). When the THC is metabolized by the liver, it converts to 11-hydroxy-THC. This metabolite is particularly effective in crossing the blood brain barrier, causing more effective and stronger results. Essentially, you don’t need as much marijuana with edibles as you would smoking to achieve the same results. But keep in mind, not all cannabis edibles are created equally. The most important thing is to find a product that take quality and consistency seriously. With MED-a-mints, we have taken it a step father, making our edibles in a sublingual uptake, or melt under your tongue, method. With a little bit of edibles education, you can find the dose that works for you. It’s important to discover what amount works best for you and your body. To help with that, our mints are made to be easily cut in half. Lets face it, more product for your money makes edibles the better choice for consumers.

3. Cannabis Edibles Are More Discreet Than Smoking

cannabis-edibles-more-discreetLets face it, not everyone wants, or is able, to smoke. For patients on supplemental oxygen, smoking is not an option. Then there are those who prefer to be discreet. Smoking can leave the unwanted telltale scent of marijuana, it clings to your clothes, your hair, and lets everyone you see that day know exactly what you were doing earlier. Cannabis edibles offer an alternative. You can get the positive effects of marijuana without the stigma or ruining your lungs. With MED-a-mints, you’ll get the added bonus of fresh breath in a mint that is sweetened with Xylitol and therefore a great choice for diabetics.

4. Cannabis Edibles Are More Ideal For Many Disorders/Health Conditions

cannabis-edibles-good-for-the-brainCannabis edibles are heated/cooked, which changes the cannabis on a chemical level, making them the preferred choice for certain people. In an article on Medical Jane, it states, “Because most edibles are exposed to some kind of heat during the cooking process, many of the inactive cannabinoids such as THCA and CBDA, are converted to THC, CBD, and CBN. This heating process, known as decarboxylation, as well as the high levels of THC found in edibles, work together to create an ideal treatment for many disorders / health conditions including chronic pain, muscle inflammation and spasms, autoimmune disorders, nervous system disorders, insomnia, and nausea — provided the patient is well enough to ingest the medication. The acid forms of THC and CBD (eg. THCA and CBDA) are highly beneficial and provide their own medicinal benefits, so finding infused edible products that are not completely decarboxylated is preferred. While anyone can enjoy the benefits of edibles, patients suffering from Crohn’s Disease, an autoimmune disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract that affects as many as 700,000 Americans, find this method of medicating extremely beneficial. This is because Crohn’s Disease occurs in the GI tract, precisely where edibles distribute useful active and inactive cannabinoids at the root of the problem.” So the process of making edibles makes it better than smoking for these patients.

5. The Effects Last Longer With Cannabis Edibles

cannabis-edibles-make-you-happyWho wants to be smoking all day long? Not many of us. I mean who has time for that? No matter if you use cannabis for pain relief, as a sleeping aide, to help treat a chronic disease, or to just get high, you want a product that is effective and lasting. Smoking marijuana gives you instant effects, however, it starts to wear off within 30-60 minuets. Cannabis edibles have much longer lasting results. However, it can take longer to take effect, upwards of 2 hours when ingested. MED-a-mints in particular can last anywhere from four to six hours. That’s as much as 12X longer than the smoking method! So if you’re looking for lasting results, cannabis edibles are the way to go.

References:
http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/marijuana-and-lung-health.html
https://www.medicaljane.com/category/cannabis-classroom/consuming-cannabis/edibles/#different-types-of-edibles
https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/ingest-or-inhale-5-differences-between-marijuana-edibles-and-flow/

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