Edibles take longer to kick in than smoked cannabis — one reason why people sometimes take too much by accident. The effects also last longer. But there are chemical reasons why the high is often experienced differently, a B.C. cannabis breeder explains. “It feels very different,” says Ryan Lee.
One reason, he says, is that when the digestive system deals with it, the liver turns the THC into a somewhat different chemical, 11-hydroxy THC.
“It’s literally a different drug. By the time it gets to the site of action in your brain, it’s a different molecule from the one taken in through your