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One of the most interesting developments in the cannabis industry is fast-acting foods designed to bypass the dreaded waiting time. Known as “fast delivery”, these foods are developed by companies that claim a consumer can feel their effects within 15 to 20 minutes.
In a 2017 interview with Forbes, Peter Barsoom, founder of the cannabis company, stated in 1906 that his company began making edibles with fast delivery by thinking of people who didn’t have hours to wait for their edible met. This new formula enables foods to “bypass the stomach and get to the small intestine faster” through a process known as proprietary lipid microencapsulation.
One trick savvy consumers can use to try to bypass the process is to buy a melting food like chocolate or mint and put it under their tongue. Instead of waiting for the edible to get into the digestive tract, this sublingual method allows THC to be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, much like a tincture or oil, which are among the fastest ways to absorb THC.
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Another thing that can speed up the pace is a person’s metabolism. Although increasing this rate takes time and work, a person can work on their metabolism in the long run by consuming protein, drinking water, exercising, and getting plenty of sleep, which also leads to a healthier lifestyle.
Some claim that there is a lot of good associated with food, not least because there is no smoke or steam. Edible highs are powerful and can be fun, especially when people learn to manage themselves.
If you are a newbie, don’t let the novelty of the foods intimidate you. Trying to try them is probably the only way to determine if they would be a good personal fit.