Are you looking for a quick and easy way to obtain the cannabis you require? If you want to get high quickly, go straight for the pill rather than smoking. There will be no more tell-tale odor. Coughing and hacking will be a thing of the past. THC’s wonderful advantages without any of the negatives are simply incredible. That’s fantastic news for your lungs and general health since you won’t be breathing in any dangerous chemicals. All you have to do now is swallow a pill and go. Isn’t it something?
Before you start swallowing THC pills like candy (don’t do that), you should understand what’s inside and why they’re superior than other delivery methods. That’s what we’ll talk about in this post, but before we get into it, there are a few things you need to know about THC pills. We’ll begin with the most fundamental information you need to know about THC tablets.
Cannabis can be consumed in a variety of ways: as flower, pre-rolls, waxes, shatters, and hashish. While most cannabis users and patients lean toward inhaling or eating their marijuana, some people prefer THC pills.
THC-infused pills come in two varieties. Cannabis oil capsules are the first type. These cannabis oil pills are often given by medical dispensaries and are produced with raw cannabis extracts obtained directly from the plant. The majority of patients who use marijuana oil pills take them to obtain high doses of THC, which sick people need for a therapeutic impact. Today’s topic is not one of these THC pills.
Dronabinol, the second type of THC pill we’ll look at here, is a drug made from dronabinol. Dronabinol is a fancy name for “THC manufactured in a laboratory,” to those who are unfamiliar with it. It’s nearly chemically identical to THC found in cannabis, except it isn’t derived from cannabis plants. Chemists combine various chemicals to make dronabinol instead, which allows pharmaceutical firms to avoid Schedule I restrictions while manufacturing, distributing, and selling it.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the mind-altering component in marijuana that makes you feel euphoric and high. THC is present in raw cannabis plants as the non-psychoactive THCA, which will not make you high until it is decarboxylated using heat. You may bake your bud, burn it, or even place it under a magnifying glass in the hot sun for a while. On those last two counts, be careful to breathe the smoke.
If you’re planning on using your bud in another product (like food or a pill), we recommend the hot-oven method. The majority of other decarboxylation methods will damage your marijuana in the process. Now, don’t you want to avoid that?
You may now begin thinking about making your own THC pills once your grass is decarboxylated.
What Are THC Pills?
Cannabis sativa flower buds, which are rich in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), are crushed and mixed with a fatty oil to make THC pills. To make a THC pill out of it, fill each gelatin capsule with all that cannabism goodness.
Even if THC pills are straightforward in theory, there is still a lot of uncertainty in practice. That’s because many users also refer to Marinol and Dronabinol (the lawful synthetic forms of THC), which are the legal synthetic counterparts of THC, as “THC pills.”
Choosing the appropriate chill pill might be a bit stressful if you’re new to cannabis. Never fear! We’ll show you how popping fake THC pills differs from smoking excellent marijuana so that you can understand the benefits and potential risks of ingesting your marijuana in a pill, pipe, vape pen, or dab rig.
In the following sections, we’ll explain the scientific reasoning behind our preference for homemade organic THC pills over laboratory-made marinol and dronabinol THC pills. We’ll also offer a few suggestions on how to make your own custom THC chill pills at home!
The Truth About Marinol
Dronabinol is a synthetic, man-made THC-like component that is found in Marinol, a prescription prescription drug that is given as a pill to people with AIDS and cancer who have exhausted all other therapy choices.
Despite the popular belief, dronabinol does not offer a higher high than cannabis. Rather, it generates a comparable euphoria that takes longer to peak but lasts longer than the pain-relieving effects of combusted cannabis. However, Marinol is not always an acceptable option. Here’s why.
Adverse Side Effects Of Marinol
According to the Marinol website, people might feel high, dizziness, confusion, or tiredness. According to the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a person may experience weakness, stomach aches and pains, nausea and vomiting, memory loss, and hallucinations.
According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), around one-third of Marinol patients reported drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, anxiety, mood changes, muddled thinking, visual difficulties, coordination impairment, irritability, and sadness up to six hours after treatment.
Even more severe than the one that New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd suffered when she “overdowed” by eating too much marijuana edibles, Marinol may give patients a marijuana overdose. And, in case you’re wondering, “overdowd” is a slang portmanteau of the words “over” (as in overdose) and “dowd.”
Ms. Dowd took a particularly bad trip while writing an article on the growing marijuana industry in Colorado, despite her earlier admonishments, and consumed too much of a cannabis-infused candy bar.
The legendary comedian, who was also known for her biting satire-based humor, died in 1990. Her death went largely unnoticed until she mentioned it in a column the following year. She was bestowed the ignominious title of “named” by having a semi-derogatory, fully mocking phrase “named.” But let’s pass over that.
11-hydroxy-THC is a new THC compound that develops when Delta-8-THC, like Marinol, is exposed to heat. It’s the same reason why cannabis edibles and pills are more powerful than burning or vaping cannabis; they contain 11-hydroxy-THC instead of Delta-9-THC.
Both Delta-8-THC pills and Marinol must be consumed in pill form, which may take 45 minutes to two hours to impact you. They’re usually felt four or five times more powerful than combusted and inhaled Delta-9-THC, similar to a cannabis edible.
According to experts, physicians have just as tough a time giving adequate and safe doses of Marinol as they do getting edible cannabis THC dosages correct because there is no data on which to base their judgments. This lack of data-driven study is at least in part due to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s contention that marijuana has no recognized medical benefit.
Despite what Businessweek claims, Marinol, the legal alternative to medical marijuana, is more dangerous to operate on than a cannabis edible or combusted cannabis (contrary to what Businessweek claims). Because Marinol lacks all of cannabidiol’s (or CBD’s) calming anti-psychoactive effects as well as all of its health advantages.
Dronabinol, the primary component in Marinol, can also be habit-forming and result in drug-seeking behavior that is abnormal and potentially hazardous, including irritability, sleep difficulties, restlessness, hot flashes, and diarrhea if you stop taking it suddenly. Cannabis does not appear to encourage problematic drug seeking.
Popping THC Pills VS Smoking Pot
According to Businessweek, a landmark 2013 research published in The Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology found that making cannabis legal in its natural smokeable form is not required because it is widely (but incorrectly) believed to be as hazardous as smoking cigarettes.
THC pills, according to Leafly, are a more pleasant, useful, and well-known choice than cannabis combustion. Cannabis and nicotine, on the other hand, do not come with the same level of risk; while marijuana smoke has never been proved to cause cancer in humans as a result of tobacco smoking, nicotine is extremely poisonous.
If potential patients were worried that cannabis therapy would make them high, they would be hesitant to do so.
The largest benefit of these techniques is that they allow the patient to more accurately control their pain medication by backing off and saving half of a dose for later, or taking extra puffs without worrying about an 11-Hydroxy-THC overdose from taking too many THC pills.
THC pills have several advantages, including the fact that they are much more potent 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, providing you with a great body buzz.
Because they are non-smoking, you won’t have to learn how to smoke them because they’re more mobile and don’t give off the same powerful sweet fragrance as burning marijuana.
Patients should be able to choose and experiment with their own smoking technique, such as vaporizing, dabbing, or eating cannabis, according to our opinion. We completely champion the use of a diverse range of cannabis ingestion techniques. Smoking, vaping, or dabbing for fast comfort and THC pills for longer-term comfort are all excellent options.
A patient suffering from acute nausea might want to take a THC pill right after smoking or vaporizing for an ideal mix of quick-acting and long-term relief. While waiting for the 11-Hydroxy-THC to kick in, a patient may enjoy the psychologically soothing act of packing a pipe, often known as “packing a bowl” or rolling a joint for more puffs as needed.
If the dosage in your THC pill is too strong, additional hits of a joint, pipe, or vape pen will soothe the anxious body high that 11-Hydroxy-THC may create. If your THC pill isn’t adequate, extra cannabis can also be used to supplement it.
The significance of a high THC concentration is that it causes a high without the presence of any other cannabinoids or terpenes. THC pills can be beneficial to youngsters who are not yet old enough to grasp how to use a dab rig or clear out the chamber of a killer bong hit. Charlotte Figi is one such case. Charlotte had Dravet’s Syndrome, which caused her to have hundreds of seizures each week. A cannabis oil extracted from Charlotte’s Web, currently known as the “Charlotte’s Web” strain, turned everything around.
Endy is now experiencing only two or three seizures EVERY MONTH thanks to the anticonvulsant qualities of cannabis. We recommend that you utilize organic marijuana rather than traditional cultivation techniques, no matter how you intend to introduce THC into your endocannabinoid system!
The Real Costs
One of the most significant advantages of genuine marijuana is that it is likely to cost you less than Marinol. According to NORML, one gram of cannabis costs between $200 and $800 per person for very sick individuals depending on dosage size.
Although dronabinol is more expensive than marijuana, the cost-effectiveness of dronabinol, according to WebMD, far exceeds that of cannabis.
However, the ironically greater costs of legal dronabinol compared to illicit cannabis are why many doctors don’t suggest it and why many potential patients never inquire about or even attempt it, according to NORML.
Ground decarboxylated flower
THC pills are made from decarboxylated flower that has been ground up and put into pill form. Cannabis flower must be decarboxylated before THCA can be transformed to active THC, allowing users to access the benefits of cannabis without using a smoking apparatus.
A powdered substance that looks like table salt or sugar is known as crystalline. The majority of the time, crystalline capsules are filled with virtually pure powdered cannabinoids, usually in THCA or CBDA-only forms that enable patients to take their cannabis medicines without feeling high due to THC. To extract the desired molecule alone, cannabis extracts with excessive terpenes and other plant chemicals are filtered out.
It’s a runny liquid that, like crystalline, is made via distillation. Its purity can range from 85 percent to 95 percent, as terpenes are frequently reintroduced into the final product after being removed during the process.
The cannabinoids in distillate are decarboxylated and can produce some of the effects associated with inhaled cannabis or consuming edibles containing THC. Distillate, as a general rule, is devoid of plant fats and waxes, as they would significantly reduce the amount of refined THC or CBD available to patients.
Cannabis capsules may include one type of cannabinoid, resulting in the labeling “CBD” or “THC.” These variants do not contain any of the other therapeutically beneficial cannabinoids or terpenes.
THC and CBD may be combined in pills to improve the therapeutic effects while changing the psychotropic effects to match the needs of each patient. CBD-infused capsules help individuals relax by reducing their blood pressure response to stress. By making THC more appealing for first-time users, CBD-infuted capsules deliver pain relief while minimizing THC’s negative side effects.
Cannabis tablets labeled “full spectrum” include all of the plant’s existing biomolecules, such as terpenes, cannabinoids, and everything in between. When full-spectrum extracts are used with decarboxylated flower or infused oil bases that have been decarbed, patients may experience cannabis without any additives.
To fine-tune the effects of capsules, other nutraceuticals are frequently added. Ginkgo root, astragalus, or maca root provide energy; spirulina, chlorella, or turmeric add nutritional value; and powdered valerian root, skullcap, lemon balm, or hop flower all have relaxing properties.
Gelatin, hypromellose, and pullulan are the three major kinds of capsules used in cosmetics. Gelatin capsules are manufactured from animal by-products obtained from cattle, whereas vegetarian alternatives include hypromellose and pullulan, which are prepared from non-toxic plant and fungal fermentation, respectively.