Suck Or Chew With Cannabis Edibles, Method Matters
The method of delivery can affect the onset, duration, and intensity of the effects of cannabis. Sublingual dosing offers a fast onset, shorter duration, and lower intensity than traditional oral cannabis edibles, while also offering a discreet, smokeless experience.
Suck or chew With cannabis edibles, method matters
Because folks who are new to cannabis generally have their first exposure to the plant through inhaling (smoking and vaporizing) or taking edibles, we wrote up a little guide with best practices for inhaling and ingesting your first cannabis products.
Leafly argues that THC pills are a more comfortable, convenient, and familiar option than the more traditional method of cannabis combustion. Cannabis and Nicotine to be clear, however, are not equally carcinogenic, and cannabis smoke has never been definitively linked to cancers associated with tobacco use in humans.
This rapid onset of combusted or vaporized cannabis is the key advantage of these methods, as it provides the patient greater control to self-adjust the dose they need for pain relief by backing off and saving part of a dose for a later session or by taking additional puffs without fear of an 11-Hydroxy-THC overdose that taking too many THC pills can give you.
Insects with incomplete life cycles include grasshoppers and true bugs (stink bug and squash bugs). Many insects in this category have piercing, sucking mouthparts and suck juice from plants. Some, such as the grasshopper, chew on leaves and stems. Regardless, insects with an incomplete life cycle are unique in that they hatch from eggs into tiny nymphs that resemble the adult stage. They stay in the nymphal stage for several weeks, while growing and molting into larger insects until they reach adulthood. Adults have fully developed wings and can fly great distances. Nymphs either do not have wings or have wings that cannot be used for flight.
Insects take their food in a variety of ways. One method is by chewing off external plant parts. Such insects are called chewing insects. It is easy to see examples of this injury. Perhaps the best way to gain an idea of the prevalence of this type of insect damage is to try to find leaves of plants with no sign of insect chewing injury. Cabbageworms, armyworms, grasshoppers, the Colorado potato beetle and the fall webworm are common examples of insects that cause chewing injury.
Another important method which insects use to feed on plants is piercing the epidermis (skin) and sucking sap from cells. In this case, only internal and liquid portions of the plant are swallowed, while the insect feeds externally on the plant. These insects have a slender and sharp pointed part of the mouthpart which is thrust into the plant and through which sap is sucked. This results in a very different but nonetheless severe injury. The hole made in this way is so small that it cannot be seen with the unaided eye, but the withdrawal of the sap results in either minute white, brown or red spotting on leaves, fruits and/or twigs; leaf curling; deformed fruit; or a general wilting, browning and dying of the entire plant. Aphids, scale insects, squash bugs, leafhoppers and plant bugs are examples of piercing-sucking insects.
Subterranean insects are those insects that attack plants below the surface of the soil. They include chewers, sap suckers, root borers and gall insects. The attacks differ from the above ground forms only in their position with reference to the soil surface. Some subterranean insects spend their entire life cycle below ground. In other subterranean insects, there is at least one life stage that occurs above the soil surface; these include wireworm, root maggot, pillbug, strawberry root weevil, and corn rootworm. The larvae are root feeders while the adults live above ground.
Anecdotally, patients have successfully used sublingual cannabis products to treat occasional mild panic attacks because the fast-acting sublingual can mute the panic attack before it escalates into something that affects normal daily activities. When the panic attack has been averted and the effects of cannabis have worn off, patients can go on with their day. If the anxiety continues, precise doses can be administered to help control the physical and mental symptoms. This is superior to edibles, which may take too long to avert the panic attack and because the effects may last longer than necessary.