THC tablets – Despite stereotypes that often see cannabis users as lazy or unambitious, they can actually be quite resourceful. Cannabis users have developed countless ways to enjoy marijuana and benefit from its cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other compounds. Although smoking is the most well-known way of using cannabis, vaping, tinctures, edibles, drinks and topical preparations are also available and are quite popular. Another option that is now available is THC tablets. These can be found in medical cannabis dispensaries and you can also make marijuana tablets at home.
What are THC tablets?
Commercial THC tablets are usually a potent cannabis extract in a gelatin capsule. The concentrate is often mixed with vegetable oil, often a medium-chain triglyceride from coconut oil. Because THC is not water soluble, mixing the extract with some type of fat aids in the absorption of the cannabinoid through the digestive system. Various strengths of THC are available, including microdoses of 2 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg, and even 100 mg in a single capsule. Variations with specific ratios of THC and CBD are also available.
Pharmaceutical THC tablets such as dronabinol and its branded counterpart marinol are also available on prescription. However, these drugs are made from synthetically produced THC, not directly from the cannabis plant. For this reason, they lack the benefits of other cannabinoids and other compounds found in whole plant extracts commonly used in other THC tablets.
The benefits of cannabis tablets
There are many reasons why THC tablets are a good choice for some cannabis users. Because pot capsules are not smoked, they are safer to use. Although the risks of smoking marijuana do not appear to be as high as those of smoking tobacco, smoking pot still produces unhealthy chemicals, including carbon monoxide. THC capsules or tablets allow the user to avoid the harmful substances created by smoking.
The lack of smoke also makes tablets or capsules a much more discreet way of taking cannabis. Tablets also do not have the pungent aroma of good weed, which adds to their discreetness.
THC tablets can also make dosing more precise. While it can be difficult to determine the amount of THC in a homemade pot capsule, most commercial variants have been formulated and lab-tested for potency. This makes it easy to know exactly how much THC is being consumed, which can be important for medical marijuana patients and those with lower tolerances.
THC in tablets or capsules also does not contain all the added fats and sugar that are commonly found in many cannabis edibles. This can be very important for diabetics and people looking to limit their calorie intake.
Disadvantages of THC capsules
THC tablets, of course, also have some disadvantages. Even in states where at least some form of legal cannabis is allowed, they can be difficult to find. Online sources are almost always illegal and can contain products of questionable quality.
Unless you make your own THC capsules, they can be somewhat expensive. A bottle of 20 pills can easily cost upwards of $100. However, they are generally quite potent and their effects are long-lasting, so it doesn’t take much to get a good therapeutic or recreational dose.
Like cannabis edibles, cannabis capsules can last quite a long time – from 45 minutes to 2 hours or even longer. Before you feel the effects of the pills, your body converts the THC into another form known as 11-Hydroxy-THC. The high caused by this cannabinoid can be much more intense than smoking pot, so you need to be careful not to take too much.
Give them a try
If you’re looking for another way to enjoy the medicinal or recreational benefits of cannabis, consider trying THC tablets. Buy them or experiment with making them at home.
But stay calm until you find out how they work. The tablets can be powerful.
Published by Blood29/01/2023