Eatin’ or Smokin’ Weed: What’s the Tea?

Eatin' or Smokin' Weed: What's the Tea?

Yo, what’s good? It’s your boy Dan, and today we’re talking about the age-old question: is it better to smoke or eat your weed? I know some of y’all can’t live without a spliff in your hand, while others wouldn’t be caught dead without a batch of infused brownies. So, let’s break it down and figure out the pros and cons of each method.

First things first, there are a few ways you can consume cannabis. You can dab it, vape it, smoke it, or eat it. But today we’re just gonna focus on smoking and eating.

Now, if you’re an experienced user, you probably already know that eating weed will give you a much stronger high than smoking it. But why is that? Let’s get into it.


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When you eat weed, it takes a while before you feel any effects. That’s because when you ingest cannabis, your liver metabolizes the THC and turns it into a metabolite called 11-hydroxy-THC. This metabolite is way stronger and lasts longer than regular THC, which is why the high from edibles is so intense.

On the other hand, when you smoke weed, the THC goes straight to your brain via the lungs. That’s why you feel high within minutes after smoking.

So, what’s the difference between the two? With smoking, you can better gauge how much THC you’re consuming since you feel the effects almost instantly. This gives you more control over your high. But with edibles, it takes longer for the effects to kick in, so you may feel inclined to eat more if you don’t feel anything at first. Trust me, this is a bad idea, especially if you’re new to weed.


Here’s another big difference between smoking and eating weed: duration. When you smoke weed, you’ll usually feel the effects for about an hour or two before they start to subside. If you want to get high again, you can smoke more.

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But with edibles, it’s a whole different story. Once the effects kick in, you can expect to be high for the next four to eight hours. That’s a long time, my friends. Even Snoop Dogg avoids eating his weed because he knows there’s no off button with edibles.


Now, let’s talk about potency. Eating weed is way stronger than smoking it. Remember that 11-hydroxy-THC we talked about earlier? Yeah, that stuff is no joke. It has a much higher affinity for CB1 receptors in the brain, which makes the high a lot stronger.

Of course, tolerance is also a factor when it comes to potency. Some people can eat an entire pot brownie and be fine, while others will feel like they’re tripping after just half a square.


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So, how do you dose your weed? When it comes to edibles, experts recommend taking them in 10mg servings or less. If you’re consuming a 100mg THC-infused chocolate bar, for example, it’s best to cut it up into ten equal parts.

When it comes to smoking weed, dosing is a little trickier. You need to know how much THC is in your strain of choice so you can figure out how much you’re consuming. A simple formula is to multiply the amount of herb you’re using (in milligrams) with the THC percentage of your strain (in a decimal). So, if you’re smoking a joint weighing 500mg with White Widow Automatic (which contains 14% THC), that gives you a total of 70mg of THC.

What to Do if You Get Too High

It happens to the best of us: sometimes we dose too much and get too high. If you’re smoking weed, any uncomfortable feelings will usually subside in a matter of minutes. With edibles, however, you may have to ride out the discomfort for an hour or two.

The most important thing to remember is that you can’t overdose on weed. So, just relax and give it some time. You’ll be back to feeling normal before you know it.

Health Considerations

Now, let’s talk about health. Obviously, smoking anything is bad for your lungs. But there are ways to minimize the damage. Using a vaporizer or dab rig can help reduce inhalation of toxins.

As for eating weed, it’s not exactly the healthiest option either. Most edibles are loaded with sugar, which can lead to weight gain and other health problems if consumed in excess. But if you’re creative enough, you can come up with healthier options like infusing cannabis into guacamole or olive oil.

So, which is better: smoking or eating weed? Honestly, it all comes down to personal preference. Some people prefer smoking because they like the instant high and the feeling of control. Others prefer edibles because of the longer and stronger high.

At the end of the day, it’s all about enjoying your high in a way that works best for you. Just remember to start slow and be safe, my friends. Happy toking!

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