Names like “Raspberry Macaroons,” “Mellow Handcrafted Marshmellows,” and “Pineapple Delight Bites” sound tasty to those with a sweet tooth. Often mistaken for sweets, these names belong to some of the most popular marijuana edibles across the U.S. As more states prepare to legalize the recreational use of the drug, many are trying edibles as a “healthier” option, but is eating weed better for you than smoking it?
In AsapScience’s video, “Your Brain On Edible Marijuana,” host Mitchell Moffitt explains that how much heat is applied will determine how the drug will affect the brain. Heating marijuana changes the chemical makeup of the compounds within it, also known as cannabinoids.
Weed In Heat
Smoking weed heats it to around 1,472 degrees Fahrenheit and converts THCA to Delta-9THC, which binds to receptors in the brain, making them continually fire, distorting our imagination,