Inhale or eat
ACM Magazine 1999
If cannabis is eaten, the THC is better absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract, if at the same time some fat is absorbed. The fat improves the transport of fat-soluble cannabinoids through the intestinal mucosa. Therefore, when using a tea, for example, some cream may be added to the tea, or when using pastries, a recipe with plenty of butter may be used. The effect is faster when smoking and can be better dosed. The disadvantage of smoking is the irritation and damage to the respiratory tract similar to smoking tobacco or herbal cigarettes. Possible consequences are chronic bronchitis and possibly cancerous cell degeneration. The lowest exposure of the lungs during smoking is provided by the use of THC-rich marijuana, which is smoked in special, easy-to-clean metal pipes. Often, one to three lung pulls are enough to achieve the desired effect. Damage to the respiratory tract can be prevented by oral cannabis intake. In addition, there are now devices that make it possible to inhale vaporized cannabinoids, without the herb must be burned.