Are you looking for a simple and quick method to get the marijuana you want? If you want to get high fast, go for the pill rather than cigarettes. There will be no more noticeable odor. Coughing and hacking will be a thing of the past. THC’s many advantages without any of the dangers are simply fantastic. That’s wonderful news for your lungs and general health since you won’t be breathing in any hazardous chemicals. All you have to do now is swallow a pill and go. Isn’t it something?
Before you start munching THC pills like candy (don’t do that), you should be aware of what’s inside and why they’re superior than other delivery systems. That’s what we’ll discuss in this post, but before we get into it, there are a few things you need to know about THC tablets. The most basic facts about THC tablets are the first thing we’ll go over.
Cannabis comes in a variety of forms, including flower, pre-rolls, waxes, shatters, and hashish. While most cannabis users and patients prefer to inhale or consume their marijuana, some people enjoy THC pills.
THC-containing pills are available in two forms. Cannabis oil capsules are the first kind. These cannabis oil tablets are often sold by healthcare dispensaries and contain pure plant-derived raw cannabis extracts. The majority of marijuana oil pill users take them to receive high doses of THC, which helps sick people feel better. Today’s discussion is not about THC pills (THC pills).
The second type of THC pill we’ll look at here is dronabinol, which is a drug produced from dronabinol. To those unfamiliar with it, dronabinol is known as “THC produced in a laboratory.” It’s nearly chemically identical to THC found in cannabis plants, except it doesn’t come from cannabis plants. Rather than combining various chemicals to create dronabinol, chemists combine components that are not explicitly banned under Schedule I.
The mind-altering component in marijuana, known as THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, makes you feel euphoric and high. When decarboxylated with heat, non-psychoactive THCA may be found in raw cannabis plants. You may bake your bud, burn it, or even place it under a magnifying glass in the hot sun for a period of time. On those two points, take great care to breathe the smoke.
If you’re planning to incorporate your buds into another product (such as food or a pill), we recommend using the hot-oven method. The majority of other decarboxylation techniques will damage your marijuana. Don’t you want to keep yourself from making that mistake?
When you have decarboxylated your cannabis, you may begin thinking about creating your own THC pills.
What Are THC Pills?
THC pills are made from cannabis sativa flower buds, which are high in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Fill each gelatin capsule with all of the cannabism goodness.
Even if THC pills are simple in concept, there is a lot of uncertainty in practice. This is because people also refer to Marinol and Dronabinol (the lawful synthetic forms of THC), which are the legal synthetic versions of THC, as “THC pills.”
If you’re new to cannabis, choosing the correct chill pill might be a little daunting. Never worry! We’ll teach you how popping fake THC pills differs from smoking good marijuana so that you can understand the advantages and possible drawbacks of consuming your marijuana in a pill, pipe, vape pen, or dab rig.
We’ll go through the science behind our preference for home-made organic THC pills over lab-produced marinol and dronabinol THC pills in the sections below. We’ll also share a few pointers on how to make your own unique THC chill pills at home!
The Truth About Marinol
Dronabinol is a man-made THC-like component that may be found in Marinol, a prescription medication that is given as a pill to AIDS and cancer patients who have tried all other treatment options.
Despite popular belief, dronabinol does not produce a higher high than cannabis. Rather, it gives you a comparable euphoria that peaks more slowly but lasts longer than the pain-relieving effects of combusted marijuana. However, Marinol is not always an option. Here’s why.
Adverse Side Effects Of Marinol
People may feel high, dizziness, confusion, or exhaustion, according to the Marinol website. According to the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a person may experience physical weakness, stomach pains and aches, nausea and vomiting, memory loss, and hallucinations.
One-third of Marinol patients, according to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), reported drowsiness, dizziness, perplexity, anxiety, mood disturbances, muddled thinking, visual difficulties, coordination impairment, irritability and sadness up to six hours later.
Marinol may induce a marijuana overdose, far worse than the one that New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd experienced when she “overdowed” after eating too many cannabis edibles. Marinol may also give patients a marijuana overdose. And if you’re asking, “overdowd” is a portmanteau of the words “over” and “dowd.”
She has written about a variety of topics for The New York Times and is considered one of the most famous journalists in America. She took LSD twice during her reporting on the marijuana industry in Colorado, despite her earlier warnings. During an interview with Mike Sager at his home, she ate too much of a cannabis-infused candy bar while under the influence.
In 1990, the funnywoman who was equally recognized for her scathing satire-based humor died. Her demise went unnoticed until she mentioned it in a column the next year. She became known as “named” because to the semi-derogatory, completely mocking phrase “named.” But let’s move on.
Delta-8-THC’s transformation into 11-hydroxy-THC, a new THC compound that occurs when Delta-8-THC is heated, is another example of how cannabis reacts to heat. It’s the same reason why eating marijuana edibles and pills is more effective than smoking or vaporizing cannabis; they have 11-hydroxy-THC instead of Delta-9 THC.
You’ll feel the effects of Delta-8-THC pills and Marinol after 45 minutes to two hours, according to reports. They’re similar in strength to a cannabis edible, with four or five times more power than combusted and inhaled Delta-9-THC.
According to experts, healthcare practitioners face the same difficulties in providing sufficient and safe dosages of Marinol as they do with edible THC doses since there is no data to go on. This lack of study-based evidence is at least partly due to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s position that marijuana has no established medical purpose.
According to Businessweek, however, Marinol, the authorized medical marijuana alternative, is more hazardous to operate on than a cannabis edible or combusted cannabis. Because it lacks all of cannabidiol’s (or CBD’s) soothing anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory properties as well as all of its health benefits.
Dronabinol, the main component of Marinol, can also be addictive and cause drug-seeking behavior that is abnormal and potentially dangerous, including irritability, sleeplessness, restlessness, hot flashes, and diarrhea. If you stop taking cannabis suddenly, it may become habit-forming and result in drug-seeking behavior such as irritation. Drug seeking does not appear to be motivated by cannabis.
Popping THC Pills VS Smoking Pot
According to a Businessweek article, a landmark 2013 study published in The Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology found that making cannabis legal in its natural form is not necessary since it is widely (but incorrectly) seen as hazardous as smoking cigarettes.
According to Leafly, smoking cannabis concentrates is less pleasant, useful, and well-known than THC pills. Cannabis and nicotine, on the other hand, do not carry the same level of risk; while marijuana smoke has never been proven to cause cancer in humans as a result of tobacco smoking, nicotine is extremely poisonous.
Patients would be hesitant to perform cannabis therapy if they were concerned that it would make them high.
The greatest advantage of these methods is that they allow the patient to more accurately manage their pain medication by backing off and saving half of a dose for later, or taking extra puffs without risking an 11-Hydroxy-THC overdose from taking too many THC pills.
THC pills have several benefits, such as the fact that they are much more powerful and last far longer than unprescribed marijuana or vape cannabis if you can wait for the 11-Hydroxy-THC to act on your liver’s symptoms, giving you a strong body buzz.
Because they are non-smokers, you will not have to learn how to smoke them because they are more mobile and don’t release the same powerful sweet smell as burning cannabis.
We believe that patients should be able to select and experiment with their own smoking method, such as vaporizing, dabbing, or eating cannabis. We fully support the use of a wide range of cannabis ingestion methods. Smoking, vaping, or dabbing for fast comfort and THC pills for longer-term comfort are all viable choices.
A THC pill might be taken right after smoking or vaporizing to provide a combination of quick-acting and long-term relief for someone suffering from acute nausea. A patient may take comfort in the psychologically soothing act of loading a pipe, commonly known as “packing a bowl” or rolling a joint for more puffs as needed while waiting for the 11-Hydroxy-THC to work.
If the amount of THC in your pill is too high, take additional hits of a joint, pipe, or vape pen to alleviate the anxious body high 11-Hydroxy-THC may induce. If your THC pill isn’t enough, you can also add extra cannabis to supplement it.
The significance of a high THC concentration is that it produces a euphoric buzz without the help of any additional cannabinoids or terpenes. THC pills can be useful for children who are not yet old enough to know how to use a dab rig or clear out the chamber of a killer bong hit. Charlotte Figi is one such individual. Dravet’s Syndrome caused Charlotte to have hundreds of seizures each week. A cannabis oil extracted from Charlotte’s Web, presently known as the “Charlotte’s Web” strain, changed everything.
Endy is now having only two to three seizures every month as a result of cannabis’ anticonvulsant effects. Regardless of how you intend to deliver THC into your endocannabinoid system, we recommend that you use organic marijuana rather than traditional cultivation methods!
The Real Costs
One of the most significant benefits of genuine cannabis is that it is expected to cost you less than Marinol. According to NORML, one gram of cannabis costs between $200 and $800 per person for extremely sick individuals, depending on dosage size.
The cost-effectiveness of dronabinol, according to WebMD, far exceeds that of cannabis.
However, the ironically greater costs of legal dronabinol relative to illegal cannabis are one of the reasons why many doctors do not recommend it and why many potential patients never inquire about or even try it, according to NORML.
Ground decarboxylated flower
Cannabis plants are decarboxylated by high heat, then ground into a powder and molded into THC pills. THCA must be transformed to active THC before users can reap the benefits of cannabis without smoking.
Crystalline is a term used to describe a powdered substance that resembles table salt or sugar. The majority of the time, crystalline capsules contain nearly pure powdered cannabinoids, usually in THCA or CBDA-only forms that do not cause users to feel high due to THC. Only the wanted molecule is extracted alone using cannabis extracts with low terpenes and other plant compounds are eliminated.
It’s a liquid that’s distilled and resembles crystalline syrup. Terpenes are frequently reintroduced into the end product after being removed during the process, reaching purity levels of 85 percent to 95 percent.
The cannabinoids in distillate are decarboxylated, resulting in some of the effects associated with inhaled cannabis or taking edibles containing THC. Distillate, on average, is free of plant fats and waxes since these would significantly reduce the amount of refined THC or CBD available to patients.
The precise labeling of cannabis capsules is not standardized, and there are a variety of names for various combinations of cannabinoids and/or terpenes.
Cannabidiol (CBD) and THC may be combined in pills to achieve better therapeutic effects while altering the psychotropic effects to match the demands of each patient. CBD-infused capsules help people relax by lowering their blood pressure response to stress. By making THC more attractive for first-time users, CBD-infuted capsules minimize THC’s harmful side effects while enhancing pain relief.
Cannabis tablets labeled “full spectrum” include all of the plant’s existing biomolecules, including terpenes, cannabinoids, and everything in between. Patients may benefit from cannabis extracts containing only full-spectrum components when they are used with decarboxylated flower or infused oil bases that have been decarbed.
Other nutraceuticals are frequently added to fine-tune the effects of capsules. Ginkgo root, astragalus, or maca root give energy; spirulina, chlorella, or turmeric add nutritional value; and powdered valerian root, skullcap, lemon balm, or hop flower all have relaxing effects.
Gelatin, hypromellose, and pullulan are the most common types of cosmetic capsules. Cattle-derived gelatin capsules are made from animal waste, but vegetarian options include hypromellose and pullulan, both of which are produced through non-toxic plant and fungal fermentation.