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Pot in Food

Discussion in 'Marijuana' started by AAngelo, May 9, 2015.

  1. AAngelo

    AAngelo Senior Contributor

    One of the craziest experiences of my life occurred when me and my friends decided to just get baked off our butts in college. We started off with the usual smoking. But as the night grew darker and as the munchies got stronger, we started putting all our pot in food. One was baked into a carrot cake and some were put on pizza. It was fun.

    But I was high as a kite and it was so long ago. I don't recall if pot in food actually increased its potency. How about you guys? When you smoke/d, was incorporating it in food proved more effective in getting high? Friends of mine still bake with pot and whenever I'm with them, I don't really know if what I eat is tainted since drinking is in the equation.
  2. CallipygianGamine

    CallipygianGamine Community Champion

    I don’t have first-hand experience with edibles, and can’t seem to verify whether it’s always more intense in food. But I have heard stories from friends. There was a particular incident when a couple of people split a super-intense pot cookie and progressed straight past the fun phase and into the ill, paranoid phase. So in that case I guess it was a little TOO effective.
  3. musicmonster

    musicmonster Senior Contributor

    I remember the first space brownies I had and I thought it has no effect. So after my first 3 bites, I finished a lot more. Then boom, I got high!
  4. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    The only time I've ever had weed in food was when I was in Amsterdam. They sell cakes mainly with the pot baked into them, and I must admit they're certainly potent.

    I've never tried making anything like that myself, it's easier just to roll for me.
  5. blastguardgear

    blastguardgear Senior Contributor

    This here is very dangerous. Putting pot in your food is a dare I say fatal idea. About two months ago, I was watching the news. Some girl went to a party with a friend and her friend gave her one of the brownies she made. It had weed in it. The girl became so sick that she was hospitalized for almost 7 months.
  6. trevermorgana

    trevermorgana Active Contributor

    I've tried a hash brownie and it didn't do anything to me. I'm sure the person who sold it to me simply didn't know how to make them or whatever. I've heard its supposed to be stronger when you eat it but it seemed like a waste to me.
  7. jeremy2

    jeremy2 Community Champion

    I have never experienced or consumed food laced with pot but some of my buddies have. From their experiences, it's clear that there is a noticeable increase in potency of the pot since i guess it's readily absorbed in the bloodstream.
  8. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    That's the danger with edibles, they don't hit you immediately. Sometimes it can take around 90 minutes and it just hits you, all of a sudden. Of course, many people overdo it, thinking that the first thing they ate didn't work.
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  9. Totalarmordestine

    Totalarmordestine Senior Contributor

    I know exactly what you're talking about. I saw that news report too. The girl's family were having trouble getting their insurance to cover it because they didn't know how to classify it. That's how odd the case was.
  10. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    I think the effects are much more potent and long lasting when you ingest it that way. From what I understand the body just absorbs it for longer when you have it in your stomach instead of your lungs, which is why it's probably best to only eat a fraction of what you would if you will smoke it.
  11. rightct

    rightct Community Champion

    A fellow friend used to cook marijuana-based muffins mixed with chocolate, which he claimed had the best taste he had ever experienced in his life, not to mention the high he got afterwards, since marijuana gets absorbed slower in the blood than actually smoking it, but it lasts longer. This is why people from my entourage put all their marijuana grams in food and wait for the effect to become reality, even if they have to wait an hour the most sometimes. Oh, well..
  12. Jane

    Jane Active Contributor

    I know some people who do that.

    More frequently, though, I know people who smoke it WHILE they are they're already partially, uh, baked by the time the brownies or whatever are done. And then they use the food for their munchies fix. By the time it kicks in, it just carries their high even longer without any effort.
  13. katherine25

    katherine25 Senior Contributor

    I personally don't have any experience with this however I would think that by adding into your food you would consume a lot more since you don't really know how much you are eating and you could probably eat a lot of it and not even realize!
  14. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    Thats a major problem, and one that a lot of people get caught out by, I'd imagine.

    People expect it to have the same effect as when they smoke it, and on the whole it does...but like you say, it takes a lot longer for that effect to kick in.
  15. Rob93FL

    Rob93FL Senior Contributor

    Would you mind providing a link to this? I can't think of a single way that an edible would send someone to the hospital for 7 months unless they had some dormant mental illness.

    Don't you think people weigh out the cannabis before putting it into the food? People don't just throw arbitrary amounts of weed into their food.
  16. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Community Champion

    My parents use to bake it into their brownies. I was pissed when they use to cook it because it smelt good. Of course little kids want to eat it. Then I couldn't because they were special brownies.
  17. egrocket1

    egrocket1 Member

    It doesn't increase it's potency, but it is much easier to put all the THC into the food. When smoking, their is a bunch of vapor wasted by the lighted bud. With food, all the smoke gets trapped and it does not waste any of the THC.
  18. Jane

    Jane Active Contributor

    Haha. Aww! That's so cruel! They should've at least set aside some of the batter to bake you a separate brownie without the 'special' side effects!
  19. ZXD22

    ZXD22 Senior Contributor

    Never tried editable pot before, but just the sound and thought of it makes me queesy. How do the stomachs digest such a fibrous material? I know it's a plant, but I'm guessing that eating pot would somehow make you sick especially if you eat too much of it. What do you guys think?
  20. Rob93FL

    Rob93FL Senior Contributor

    Most people don't eat the actual plant matter. People extract the cannabinoids into oil or butter and then use that to cook with.

    Eating too much of anything will make you sick. Moderation is key.
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