Consuming marijuana orally or sublingually. Which method works faster?

Written by on 30 September, 2021

Many cannabis users love to smoke marijuana, roll their cigarettes and enjoy their joints at home, but others would like to try different consumption alternatives. If you are one of the latter, oral or sublingual marijuana use may appeal to you.

Oral and sublingual administration are similar since they administer cannabis through the mouth; however, they also have their differences since the onset, duration, and intensity of their effects are different.

Which method works faster?

Consuming marijuana sublingually refers to placing tinctures, oils, extracts, or strips under the tongue.

This method delivers THC directly into the bloodstream. If you have just taken a sublingual dose, expect to feel the effects almost immediately (in about 15 minutes).

The disadvantage of this method is that the effects dissipate faster.

On the other hand, when we talk about consuming marijuana orally, we are referring to edibles.

When you ingest your cannabis food, your body absorbs it through your digestive system, which can take quite some time. Therefore, you will have noticed that the effect takes much longer to manifest itself; between approximately 30 minutes to 2 hours. The advantage is that when the effect kicks, it can last for several hours and are usually more potent.





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