The two most popular ways to consume cannabis is through edibles and smoking flowers. In the debate of edibles vs smoking, we will show you the pros and cons of the two. Here is a side-by-side infographic comparison of edibles vs smoking.
As we all know by now, there are actually many ways you can consume cannabis–it’s so much more than the edibles vs smoking debate. This article focuses on comparing the two most popular ways: ingesting edibles vs smoking or inhaling. One could argue that consuming edibles, vs smoking is healthier for you, but there are some caveats to edibles, too. See here for our edibles starter guide.
The main benefit for ingesting edibles is the lack of lung damage, and the main benefit for smoking or inhaling is that it allows the user to control the effects. While we have to wait longer to feel the effect of edibles (typically 1-2 hours, depending on your body’s metabolism), the effects last longer (typically in the 3-4 hour range) for edibles vs smoking. The converse holds true as well. While the effects take more time to kick in for edibles vs smoking, the effects from smoking are more immediate but short-lived. When you inhale cannabis, you typically feel the effect within minutes, or even seconds, but the effects last 2-3 hours.
In summary, some people prefer ingesting edibles vs smoking or inhaling, other people prefer inhaling over ingesting. We would love to hear from you! Your input will help other people figure out what they want.