THC Pills: All you need to know about them

THC Pills
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What are THC pills?

THC pills are gelatin capsules filled with the goodness of THC extracts. They are available at medical marijuana dispensaries and can even be created at home.

Commercial THC tablets typically contain a concentrated cannabis extract in a gelatin capsule. The concentrate is frequently blended with vegetable oil, most commonly medium-chain triglyceride coconut oil. 

It is also possible to produce cannabis capsules at home using flowers, concentrates, or kief.

Prescription THC pills, such as Dronabinol and its brand-name equivalent Marinol, are also available. However, rather than being extracted directly from cannabis plants, these drugs are prepared by utilizing synthetically produced THC. So, they don’t have the benefits of cannabinoids and other components found in whole-plant extractions, which are often used in other THC capsules.

The Effects of THC Pills

THC’s psychoactive effects have been met with skepticism in the United States since the early twentieth century. However, recent research from the University of New Mexico has shown that cannabinoids play a larger part in marijuana’s medical usefulness than its reputation suggests. The 2019 Scientific Reports study‘s authors arrived at this startling conclusion:

Contrary to widespread belief, both in the popular press and in much of the scientific community, that only CBD has medical benefits and THC only gets you high, our findings suggest that THC may be more significant than CBD in creating therapeutic effects.” “CBD appears to have no effect in our study, but THC produces meaningful improvements in symptom relief.”

THC pill users may experience one or more of the following favorable effects 30 minutes to 2 hours after use. These effects could linger for up to 8 hours.

  • Creative thought
  • Increased appetite
  • Enhanced mood
  • Sleepiness
  • Decreased social reticence.

THC, on the other hand, can be overdosed. Too much THC can cause the following side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Paranoia

To avoid these side effects, take THC capsules that contain no more than 10 mg of THC and wait at least two hours before taking more THC. Based on how this initial experience feels, you can adjust your dose up or down the scale. If the high is too strong, you may need to limit your consumption of THC or use CBD-only products in the future. If you need more relief, you could slowly increase the amount of THC until you find the right dose for you.

Types of THC pills

THC pills are available in a variety of flavors. So, how do THC tablets appear? Here’s a rundown of the various varieties of THC tablets you could find on dispensary or pharmacy shelves:

  • THC-Oil Capsules, gelcaps, or soft gels contain a strong THC oil and, depending on the oil blend, other cannabinoids.
  • Flower capsules are decarboxylated cannabis capsules that have been crushed up. They include cannabis that has been cooked to activate the THC. Other cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial substances present in cannabis may also be beneficial.
    • Pure THC can be used to make THC Isolate Capsules. These can range from crystalline to another pure form of THC.
    • THC and other cannabinoids can be taken with other supplements like melatonin to give the feeling of mixing cannabis with other helpful herbs or supplements.
  • Sublingual: Caplets that can be inserted under the tongue for quicker absorption. They break apart quickly, letting medicines get into the bloodstream through capillaries under the tongue.
  • Synthetic FDA-Approved THC Medicines: The FDA has approved medicines that contain a synthetic form of THC.

THC pills can range from those that only contain THC to those that are essentially edibles in pill form. CBD capsules are also gaining popularity and can be found in similar varieties.

The benefits of THC pills

THC pills, are ideal for micro-dosing and allow patients and recreational users to quickly dose cannabis while avoiding the health risks of smoking or taking the massive amounts of sugar and fat found in edibles. THC pills may be a preferable option for folks with dietary restrictions or who are controlling their diets and body weight because they contain no calories.

There are numerous candies and small-dose edibles available on the market. On the other hand, THC pills can help you avoid unnecessary calories, avoid the taste of cannabis, prevent cavities in your teeth, and dose it like any other drug or vitamin.

THC pills are a discreet and very portable solution for individuals who do not appreciate vaping, smoking, or consuming medical cannabis in oil or edible form. THC tablets, like regular pills, are available in a variety of formulations, doses, and combinations to meet the needs of individual patients.

The drawbacks of THC Pills

THC tablets, of course, have certain disadvantages.

– Questionable Legality

Even in states where cannabis is legal in some form, marijuana pills can be tough to find. Some online sources are virtually always unlawful and may contain questionable merchandise.

– Price

THC capsules can be expensive unless you produce your own. A container containing 20 pills can easily cost more than $100. However, they are often fairly strong and have long-lasting effects, so it doesn’t take much to achieve a good medicinal or recreational dose.

Weed pills, like cannabis edibles, can take 45 minutes to 2 hours, or even longer, to take effect. Your body transforms THC into a different form known as 11-Hydroxy-THC before you feel the effects of the pills. The high produced by this cannabinoid can be significantly stronger than that produced by smoking weed, so caution is advised.

How to take THC pills

THC pills are taken in the same way as any other pill or supplement. Start with one if this is your first time taking them. The majority of specialists advocate starting with 5 to 10 mg. Many people prefer to take THC pills on an empty stomach because they believe it works faster for them. 

You can, however, take them with food. When taking THC pills with food, the onset will be around 30 minutes slower. THC tablets, like other edibles, might take 45 minutes to a few hours to take effect. Take no more for at least two hours; your body may simply not have processed what you’ve consumed yet.

THC is processed differently by each individual’s body. You and another person you know may have very different reactions. Take the time to become familiar with your personal tolerance and preferences.

Can you be addicted to THC pills?

There is a heated dispute about whether marijuana products are addictive or not. While marijuana use disorder is uncommon, chronic users are at risk of developing an addiction. 

According to the most recent data, at least 30% of marijuana users are dependent in some way. Those who begin smoking marijuana before the age of eighteen are four to seven times more likely to get addicted than those who begin using it as adults and therefore it is always possible to develop an addiction to THC pills.

If you’ve been seeking a new way to enjoy the therapeutic or recreational benefits of cannabis, try THC Pills. Pick some up the next time you’re at a dispensary, or try preparing some at home.

However, take it slowly until you’re comfortable with its effects. They can be effective, but because they take time to take effect, it’s easy to overuse them if you’re eager.