Article by The Fresh Toast via Growth Op
It can be a crapshoot with edibles. A person never really knows if her or she has consumed enough, because the effects don’t hit until waiting a few hours or after already having inhaled an entire batch of pot brownies. That could mean bracing for a bad time.
Unlike other forms of cannabis, edibles require patience, timing and the correct dosage, which is a lot to ask of someone who’s never tried them before.
A lot of people stop themselves from enjoying the perks of infused food products because of the long wait time and their unpredictability. While these challenges are adaptable and manageable, some report there are ways to get to the end high more quickly.
One of the most interesting developments within the cannabis industry is fast-acting edibles, which are designed to bypass the much dreaded wait time. Known as “rapid delivery,” these edibles are being developed by companies that claim a consumer will start feeling their effects within 15 to 20 minutes.
In an interview with Forbes back in 2017, Peter Barsoom, founder of cannabis company, 1906, explained that his company began to make rapid delivery edibles by thinking about people who didn’t have hours to wait around for their edible to hit. This new formula allows edibles to “bypass the stomach and get into the small intestine faster,” through a process called proprietary lipid microencapsulation.
A trick that savvy consumers can try to bypass the process is to purchase an edible that melts — such as chocolate or a mint — and to place it under the tongue. Instead of waiting for the edible to make its way into the digestive tract, this sublingual method allows THC to be quickly absorbed by the bloodstream, much like a tincture or oil, which are among the quickest way to absorb THC.