We know what happens when you eat one too many brownies. However, is the same true for raw weed? If you’re getting busted by the cops and swallow your baggy, will you get high? This is a question that has raged within the cannabis community for years now. Today, we’re going to be laying the issue to rest.
Eating Weed Can Get You High?
The truth of the matter is that you will get high from eating weed, except you’ll have to consume a great amount, it won’t taste good and you will waste a lot of THC in the process.
Firstly, you have to understand that raw cannabis has THCa, which is non-psychoactive. THCa gets converted to THC when heated. This is why people make edibles or smoke cannabis, to activate the THC.
While THCa will begin to convert into THC in your body, the amount will be minimal. You’d have to eat a staggering amount of raw weed to feel any effect. It’s definitely not something you want to do if you’re goal is to get high.
Another point to outline is that raw cannabis is difficult to digest. A lot of the active chemicals in the plant will simply past through your digestive tract without every breaking off into your blood stream.
Eating Raw Weed Can Make You Sick
If you’re not certain about the source of your cannabis, you could be eating pesticides or maybe moldy weed. Some people have reported getting sick from eating raw cannabis and one explanation could be pesticides.
Another reason people feel ill from eating raw weed is because it’s essentially eating grass. It’s not a “fun” way to eat weed. This is why most people process it and turn it into enjoyable little snacks.
If you grow your own weed, you could always just juice the raw weed. It’s much more effective and you can actually make a juice that uses citric fruits to create a chemical reaction that converts the THCa to THC naturally.
If you’re interested in raw weed, juice it instead of eating it.
You Could Use Raw Weed To Cook With
If you’re simply dying to use raw weed as an edible, why not use it as just another herb in your cooking. You can take fresh green buds and chop them up into your food. The heat will activate the THC in the bud giving you the high you want while still technically “eating weed”.
I would never do it, but it’s definitely an option for those who want to integrate cannabis into every possible facet of their diets.
Just Smoke It Or Make Edibles
To be honest, I know that this question has been floating around the internet for a long time, but who wants to eat raw weed? We aren’t horse people for godsake!