Cannabis can be administered into the body in many different ways. From smoking or vaping it to eating or drinking it, you can get weed into your body in just about any way. You can even get weed lotion and rub it on to you. No excuses.
In this post, we are going to talk about a less-talked about, yet rising in popularity, method of ingesting cannabis: through a pill. Many medical marijuana patients and even recreational users are turning to this capsule method of getting medicated. There are some benefits that come along with it, and even a way to make some homemade THC pills. Read for more!
What Are THC Pills?
THC pills, also known as cannabis capsules, are pills filled with cannabinoids (primarily THC) and terpenes, which can be extracted through the plant directly or created in a lab. Many homemade or locally made THC pills are made with decarboxylated marijuana. At the bottom of this post is a recipe on how to make your own THC capsules with some buds.
While THC pills are a thing, you may be thinking if CBD pills are as well. Indeed, they are. CBD pills are widely popular among medical marijuana patients as a means for them to receive their medication. However, let’s save the CBD pills for another post.
The pill form of cannabis is commonly used as a way to ingest marijuana without smoking or vaping it. Smoking or vaping anything causes some degree of harm to the lungs (unless it is 100% oxygen). So, ingesting cannabis offers a smokeless way to get high without hurting your lungs. Think of THC capsules as a healthier high, if you will.
Another great aspect of THC pills is the fact that they allow for precise dosing. Dosage is labeled on the pill information, allowing patients and users to know exactly how much they are getting, and allowing them to microdose if necessary.
But what are they looking for? Typically, THC pill information may not be strain-specific, and may not even label the strain at all. Instead, pills are labeled for their THC and/or CBD content. This allows for THC capsule seekers to know exactly how much they will be consuming, instead of relying on which strain it is and how that strain typically behaves.
Compared/Contrasted To Edibles
So if THC pills are so similar to edibles, why not just make edibles? Why take a pill instead? Well, there are multiple reasons. As we will discuss below, there are actually some pros and cons, and even similarities between edibles and pills. After all, they both get you high, so does it really matter?
One thing THC pills do have on edibles is the fact that they are diet-friendly. Pills, in general, have much less calories compared to most edibles. For those watching their weight, but want to get high, you may want to try THC capsules instead of edibles. But since you are watching your weight, be careful when the munchies creep up on you.
THC pills are also tasteless, and easier to consume. Think of the cancer, AIDS/HIV, and other disease patients out there who use cannabis as a treatment, but cannot smoke it. Many of them either have trouble eating or may not be able to eat edibles for another reason. THC capsules allow patients to administer cannabis into their bodies without smoking, vaping, or eating it.
As for similarities with edibles, there are many. Besides the obvious physical differences, THC pills and edibles are about the same thing. Effects of THC capsules are felt in the same time it takes for edibles to kick in. These effects also last for the same amount of time (both pills and edibles last longer than smoking weed). Digesting cannabinoids (such and THC and CBD) is more efficient than smoking or vaping due to the direct transfer of cannabinoids from the digestive system into the liver and through the bloodstream.
How To Make Your Own
So, you know about THC pills now. You made it to the bottom of the post where the recipe for these pills is. Making your own is actually very easy. Once you get it down, you can make batches as you need them. Whether you need THC pills medically or recreationally, at least you’ll have them with you!
Instead of writing out step by step how to make your own homemade THC pills, we have put together a video! This video makes the process super quick and easy. Click below to watch the video:
That’s all for this post. What do you think about THC pills? Drop a comment down below! Thanks for reading!