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The Science Behind Delta-8 THC Edibles


One of the best alternatives to vaping or smoking is THC Edibles. There are some notable differences between vaping/smoking and Edibles; the high tends to last a bit longer in Edibles. Discover why Edibles are a popular way to get high as we get into the science behind Delta-8 THC Edibles.

Edibles Vs. Smoking/Vaping

Edibles Vs. Smoking/Vaping

It is important to understand the difference between ingesting Delta 8 THC via edibles and smoking/vaping it. Anything you smoke tends to produce carcinogens that are carried into your lungs. Vaping differs from smoking in that it involves heating oil through a vaporizing device, which then avoids direct smoke inhalation. However, both smoking and vaping have some notable downsides.

For this reason, many people prefer using edibles over vaping or smoking. This is because it completely avoids the smell of smoke or secondhand smoke inhalation. In general, ingesting THC instead of using smoke or vape products is considered a safer method of cannabis use. As the name suggests, Edibles are any type of consumable product that you ingest into your body, while smoking and vaping are forms of inhalation.


Choosing edibles over smoking or vaping can also have some other potential advantages. One reason is that Edibles can appear as normal snacks, which can be useful if a user is trying to be discreet about their edible usage. Another reason is that they come without the smell of smoke that comes from smoking or vaping cannabis.


One primary difference between edibles and smoking or vaping is the amount of time it takes to feel the effects of THC. When consuming an edible, in general, it takes between 30 minutes to two hours for the effects to be felt. This is due to the fact that the item consumed first goes to the stomach and then the liver before it enters your bloodstream. The liver then converts the THC to enhance the effects of the edible as you begin to feel it in your brain.

When inhaling THC, the effects are felt more rapidly, within seconds of inhaling. When inhaled into your lungs, the THC quickly goes into your lungs, passes into the bloodstream, and to your brain.

Edibles Last Longer

Woman experiences the highs of an edible

While it may seem frustrating to wait 30 minutes to two hours after eating an edible to feel its effects, one advantage of edibles is that the overall high lasts much longer. On average, full effects can peak within 4 hours, giving you a longer-lasting high.

Overall effects from edibles can last up to 12 hours, with some residual effects lasting even up to 24 hours. In contrast, inhaling cannabis may not last as long, as effects peak within 30 minutes and produce an overall high for about six hours.

A Different Type of High

Using edibles can also produce a different type of high than smoking or vaping may produce. As previously mentioned, when you eat an edible, the contents must pass through your digestive system. THC is converted into 11-hydroxy-THC, which is a compound that is more powerful and potent than THC itself.

On the other hand, smoking or vaping can cause the effects of THC to travel almost immediately to your brain but may be less potent over time. Delta-8 edibles can be split into several sections, depending on the individual dosage desired, which makes them a great option for users looking to control their dose.

This is great for a high while doing tasks or chores, as Delta-8 will help users feel more productive and feel less of the traditional “lazy” high. Delta-8 THC edibles, which must go through the digestion process before you feel the effects, generally kick in within 45 to 90 minutes and can linger for about five hours.

All About Edibles

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Edibles are available as different drinks and snacks. This makes edibles an attractive choice for people looking to get high, as there is something for everyone! When you start taking edibles, it is important to start with a little bit at a time. Packaged edibles can be helpful to ensure users know the exact amount of dosage they will be consuming.

Since it may take up to 2 hours to feel the effects, you may feel like it isn’t working and take more and more to try to produce an effect. For this reason, it can be easy to overdo it and ingest too much cannabis from edibles.

Fruit Punch Delta 8 THC Shot

Our Delta-8 Fruit Punch shot comes in an easy-to-carry, easy-to-open bottle that can be enjoyed on the go. You can take small sips or take it as a shot. Although the taste is very enjoyable, you’ll find that taking it as a shot produces better effects. This shot has the ability to enhance the experience of other drinks. Mix it in with your favorite cocktail, or add it to a carbonated drink. The possibilities with this shot are endless!


If vaping or smoking is not your thing, you have the option to choose edibles instead. The most notable difference between edibles and smoking/vaping is how long they take to kick in. Edibles tend to produce longer, drawn-out effects. However, the biggest draw is the familiar flavors most edibles come in. If you haven’t tried any edibles yet we recommend trying some, and seeing how you feel; just proceed with caution because they can pack a punch.

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