Despite having such a large number of options to choose from in the massive marijuana market, the types of products that we can use for recreational or medical use seem fairly limiting.
If you want to take THC, you are either going to have to smoke or vape it, eat or drink it, or absorb it through the body using oils, dermal patches or oil-based products. At the end of the day, you may not enjoy some of these methods and would prefer to take a product that doesn’t come with some of the disadvantages that can be found in these other products.
If you can relate to the above statement, the good news is that there are products out there that provide you with the experience you are looking for. These products are known as THC pills. In this article, we will tackle everything you need to know about weed pills before you go shopping for your own.
What Are THC Pills?
THC pills or THC capsules are simply gelatin capsules (these are the most common forms of the product) that contain varying quantities of THC concentrate.
Marijuana pills are perfect for people who just want to be able to get their typical cannabis dose without having to smoke marijuana flowers or vape oils . They don’t even need to engage in any other activity that can be time-consuming or produce undesirable smells and attract attention.
Overall, THC pills are just more compact forms of weed that allow you to meet your marijuana needs without the fuss of using other forms of the substance.
When it comes to cannabis pills, there are far more advantages than there are drawbacks to using the product. Here are some of the benefits that come with using these pills in place of other marijuana-based products.
Easy to Take
When you think about using weed-based products for consumption or absorption, a lot of them are quite difficult to take. For example, if you want to simply smoke your own marijuana, you have to go through the process of grinding down your herbs and packing them into the appropriate device. If you want to vape, you have to prepare the oils or herbs, set it to the perfect temperature then gently vape it from your vaporizer.
If you want to eat your edibles, you either have to make them yourself or hunt them down to find them. Then you still have to go through with properly breaking them apart and eating them afterward. THC pills, on the other hand, make it simpler to take your weed as all you have to do is pop as many pills as you want in your mouth. Wash it down with your desired beverage if you like. If you want to start with a lower dose, you can properly dose it with your Cannabis Syrup.
Easy to Transport
Much like how marijuana is difficult to use and take, it is also difficult to transport. Many marijuana products are simply hard to carry around, either due to the smell or due to the fact that you have to carry enough of it to suit your needs.
When something is difficult to transport, this often creates problems for you that are completely unnecessary. Pills make transportation easier as they all fit into a small bottle that can be carried in a bag, a purse, a car, a pocket.
Another major issue with weed is that it is just not an easy substance to carry around and use. Firstly, there is the very distinct smell of weed that automatically lets others know that you have weed with you. If you try to smoke or vape the substance in the presence of others, the smell will easily be traced back to you and the smoke that is produced is not very inconspicuous either.
If you choose to eat it or drink it, there still may be a smell or a clear discoloration of the snacks. On top of that, packaging can also be an issue. Weed pills have no smell and can easily be taken to avoid all of the issues mentioned above.
Easy to Dose
When it comes to marijuana products, finding the right dose is a common issue that all users experience. Traditional marijuana flowers are extremely hard to dose as you are never sure what the outcome will be. You will have no way to estimate how much you are smoking and what the effects will be. This rule generally applies to vaping as well but is a little easier as you can calculate how much THC is in your vape solution.
When it comes to edibles, you are out of luck unless you have candies that have a specific amount of THC per serving. This is why THC pills are better for those who are looking to dose their substance. You are guaranteed that you are getting a certain amount of THC per pill each time you want to take the substance.
How Do the Effects Feel?
There’s a certain feeling you get when you smoke marijuana as you actively know that you are taking it in and you are expecting to feel something as you use it. With pills, you are simply swallowing it and waiting for it to take effect.
So, how do these effects feel in comparison to other substances? The answer to this question is that it depends on what type of pills you are taking. THC pills come in a variety of different doses so you are going to only feel the high equivalent to the amount that you are consuming at once. That being said, these effects are generally stronger as the THC is in concentrate form and designed to provide a powerful experience.
How Long Do They Last?
There’s no clear answer to how long you can expect your pill’s effects to last as it will depend on how strong your pills are but these products are known to last longer than the high that you would get from smoking your weed or vaping it. This makes it desirable for those who need longer-lasting effects for medical or recreational purposes.
Do THC Pills Smell?
As with any marijuana product, one of the most important questions to ask is whether or not the product smells. Fortunately, THC pills do not smell. They are certainly not overpowering enough to attract the type of attention that you would get if you were to pull out a jar of marijuana bud in a room full of people. This lack of smell is what makes the products attractive in comparison to using traditional marijuana products around others.
What Do They Look Like?
Pills with weed are simply small gelatine capsules that have a transparent casing and will often have a yellow-tinged substance contained within. This is the THC concentrate that is contained and that you will be able to see through the capsule’s casing. If one did not know that they were marijuana pills, it would hard to identify them as such!
How to Make THC Pills?
If you’ve taken a look around to see where you could purchase your own THC pills or have just been curious as to just how much they cost, you may have noticed that they are both very costly and they are hard to come by despite being a great way to take your marijuana. Fortunately, like any other product, it is more than possible to just make your own THC pills with the right ingredients and technical know-how. If this is the route you wish to take, here is some more information that will help you along the way.
The ingredients for the pills are limited. All you need to get started is your favorite marijuana shatter or wax and your choice of oil such as vegetable oil, coconut oil, or olive oil.
- Weigh out 252 milligrams of your marijuana concentrate.
- Measure 1.5 milliliters of your chosen oil using a measuring cup. (Make sure it is metal.)
- Add the measured concentrate to the mixture.
- Prepare your stove by putting the heat on low.
- Place the metal measuring cup over the stove or on the stove and begin stirring when the mixture begins heating up. Make sure that everything melts together and that none of it gets stuck on the surface.
- Remove the measuring cup and turn off your burner. All your mixture to cool until it has reached room temperature.
- Once it has reached room temperature, use a syringe to suck the oil out of the cup.
- Begin filling your capsules and repeat as necessary. (Keep in mind that this is only one recipe. Do your research and find the one that works best for you.)
Decarboxylate Marijuana Herbs
The most necessary part of the process is heating up your marijuana concentrate. Why? Well, THC is only activated when it undergoes a process known as decarboxylation.
To better explain this, think about smoking weed. When you smoke your weed, you need a heat source in order to light the herbs. This heat source turns the non-active THC compound in your weed into an activated form of the substance that is then able to affect you. Without heat, the THC is raw and is far less effective in the human body.
Potential Adverse Side Effects
If you’re making your own THC pills or using a pill that uses a real concentrate, the only adverse side effects are getting too high, something that you may already be familiar with. It can be tempting to take more than one when you don’t immediately feel the effects but once you have had a high that has been too much, you won’t make the mistake again. When you take too much, you can wake up with a weed hangover which makes you groggy.
If you’re using a pill that has a synthetic substance, however, you are looking at much more severe side effects such as confusion, stomach issues and vomiting, problems functioning, and anxiety. We’ll cover more on this synthetic substance in the next section.
What’s Marinol (Dronabinol & Syndros)?
Marinol is the name of a prescription drug that provides cannabis-like effects but is actually a synthetic substance. This type of drug will be prescribed to patients where other solutions have failed. This drug is not for everyone and the consequences of taking too much or using it could be severe side effects listed above. Marinol is a drug approved by the FDA which was probably accelerated due to the patent the United States holds on cannabis. Be careful with these and only take them if absolutely necessary.
THC pills are an option that many people do not know that they have at their disposal but are one that could make a world of difference in your marijuana consumption methods. If you have heard of them but are looking for more information about these types of products, the guide above will provide you with all of the right information you will need to get started!