You may have heard or experienced first-hand that edibles can get you higher than simply smoking or vaping–this is true, they definitely can due to the way the THC makes its way through your body. Here’s how it works.
Edibles work by making their way through your entire digestive system. As they pass through your liver the THC gets broken down to what is called 11-hydroxy-THC.
The 11-hydroxy-THC makes its way through the blood stream where it eventually makes its way to the blood-brain barrier. It is believed that the 11-hydrox-THC passes more quickly through the blood-brain barrier than from THC smoked from the combustion of marijuana. Resulting in a more intense high compared to marijuana smoke.