Edible products that contain cannabinoids are edibles you consume, whether you eat them or not. Gummies are the most common type of edibles. However, edibles can come in many forms. They can be candy, chewable, breath mints, and chocolate, as well as savory snacks or ice cream. Technically, cannabis-infused drinks are edibles. Our bodies process them exactly the same as cannabis-infused food products do. Eating edibles can contain one or both of the active components of marijuana, THC, or CBD.
Vapes are small, battery-operated devices used to inhale vapors that contain marijuana, nicotine, flavors, and other chemicals. These devices can look similar to traditional tobacco cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, as well as everyday items such as pens and USB memory sticks. Some devices, like those with refillable tanks, may have a different look. These devices work the same way, and all of them are made from the same components, regardless of how they look. These devices are also known as e-cigarettes or electronic cigarettes.
What Is the Function of Edibles and Vapes?
Edibles must travel through the stomach after being ingested, and then into the liver before entering the bloodstream and brain. The liver converts the THC into an even stronger form, 11-hydroxy THC.
Vapes create an aerosol byproduct of heating up liquids that may contain flavorings or other chemicals. The liquid is delivered to the user through a mouthpiece. It is inhaled into the lungs and then exhaled through the nose or mouth.
Tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in cannabis, acts on cannabinoid receivers (CBRs), which are located on the neurons’ surface to produce psychoactive effects. CBRs are part of the endocannabinoid network, which is a communication system in the brain that plays an important role in neural development. Anandamide, a naturally occurring neurotransmitter, activates CBRs. THC acts in the same way as anandamide by binding to the CBRs and activating them. However, the effects of THC can be more powerful and last longer than the endogenous neurotransmitter. CBRs can be found throughout the brain. They are most prevalent in the cerebellum and hippocampus.
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