There are many stories on the Internet saying about the terrible effects of space cakes. I think there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about cannabis edibles and because of that, I dig deep in this topic. I would like to share with you information based on research from authoritative institutions but also some of my own experience.
Is Space Cake Dangerous? Space Cake contains Marijuana, which is a drug. According to The National Institute of Drug Abuse, people who use marijuana frequently report lower life satisfaction, poorer physical and mental health, and more relationship problems. Eating Cannabis in the form of edibles bring high that can be heavy and unpredictable, but not life-threatening. No one has ever died because of cannabis overdose.
The National Insitute of Drug Abuse still isn’t sure about long term effects of cannabis. Marijuana is in research but there are things we already know and I am going to elaborate on this. Keep on reading to learn more about Marijuana effects. I don’t want to make space cakes more dangerous than they are in reality, but there are effects you should be aware of. First of all, if you have no idea what you are doing and you eat too much, you won’t feel good.
Is Space Cake Dangerous?
Space Cake isn’t safer or more dangerous than a smoked weed. It’s just a different form of cannabis, however, a high that comes from space cake can be much heavier and more unpredictable. You just need to be careful. Don’t eat everything at once and learn about space cake effects before you have one. To make it clear, I don’t want to scare you or make it more dangerous than it really is.
Keep in mind that early exposure to marijuana change how brain response to other kinds of addictions. It may increase the likelihood of other addictions. Although this thesis can suggest that marijuana is a gateway to harder drugs, most of the people who have used cannabis never go for other “hard drugs”
Marijuana can also cause hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety, problems with breathing, harm to the baby brain in pregnant women.
Why Space Cake can be Tricky?
When you smoke a joint you feel effects immediately and if you feel too stoned you just don’t smoke anymore. Of course, it takes a few minutes to feel high of a joint and you can also get too stoned but you have more of a control than with cannabis edibles. When you have a space cake, it takes up to 2 hours before you get high and that can trick you into thinking that space cake doesn’t work. People often tell me that they haven’t felt anything so they just ate some more or they smoked a joint. That’s really not a good idea. You should wait at least two hours before you have some more of cannabis.
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Can you overdose marijuana?
Let’s start with what overdose means. We say about overdose when someone uses too much of a drug and this cause life-threatening state or death. In fact, no one has ever died of cannabis overdose. However, if you have too much of marijuana you can go through very uncomfortable feelings such as paranoia, anxiety, hallucinations ( extreme reaction ).
It’s much easier to “overdose” marijuana in the form of edibles than in the form of smoked weed. It’s because you don’t have to eat too much of space cake to feel extremely high. With smoked weed, you have more control. Sometimes people don’t wait long enough for space cake effect, they eat even more and this is the worst thing you can do. Space cake can kick in even after 2 hours.
Is Marijuana Addictive?
Many people claim it is not, but it’s bullshit. Everything that changes your state of mind is addictive. I know many people who are addicted to weed. When they try to stop smoking they feel regular withdrawal symptoms such as sleeplessness, decreased appetite, cravings, anxiety, grouchiness.
What’s The Difference Between Cannabis Edibles and Smoked Weed?
As I mentioned before a space cake is just a form of cannabis. There is a slight difference between smoked marijuana and cannabis edibles. It is sure that edibles provide a different experience than smoking, but why?
When you heat cannabis you change the chemical makeup of compounds, called Cannabinoids. Smoking brings weed to a temperature of 800 *C and converts THC to Delta 9 THC, which binds to receptors in your brain making them continually fire. It causes your imagination, thoughts, and perceptions to magnify. This is why every thought can feel like a significant one.
Because it travels straight from your lungs into your bloodstream and to your brain the drug works within minutes and lasts about two to three hours.
When it comes to edibles, the weed is heated to around 150 *C. It’s burning less of the plant and minimizing carcinogens. THC is lipophilic, not water-soluble so the activated THC must be dissolved into something fatty like oil or butter. Once the substance is consumed the onset of the high is delayed as the drug is absorbed more slowly through your digestive system.
This high typically lasts 6 to 8 hours and it brings more unpredictable high than smoked weed.
This is because when you eat weed edible the THC is first metabolized by the liver before entering the bloodstream. There Delta 9 THC change into 11 OH THC, which passes the brain barrier more rapidly and is a more potent chemical. Using the same amount of marijuana, you get more high with edibles because it ends up creating 11-OH-THC which is stronger compound and because there are more psychotropic types of cannabinoids acting on your nervous system you’ll be high for a longer period of time.
Are Cannabis Edibles Healthier than Smoked Weed?
Of course, you also skip on toxic chemicals that smoking provides like carbon monoxide, bronchial irritants, and tumor initiators. Smoking anything means you are inhaling cancer-causing molecules. That’s why if you can get high without smoking, it will be healthier for your lungs and your body. The downside is that it’s much more difficult to control the high. It can take up to 2 hours to feel the full effects and the dosage can vary significantly. As a result, you can end up much higher than you expected – but unlike those who consume too much alcohol, opioids or other drugs you won’t be suffering any serious long-term harm.
Is space Cake strong?
Hell yeah… ^^ Space cake can be very strong. On space cake bought in a coffeeshop you can find instructions. You should read them carefully before eating a cake. Everything depends on the amount of weed used in the particular cake. I have seen space cakes with as little as 0.2 gram of weed and as much as 1 gram of weed. ( 0.2 gram in space cake can be already to much for a beginner, so if you don’t use marijuana regularly you may want to try with half of the cake or even a quarter )
Space cake strength depends also on the strain in it. Unfortunately most of the time there is no information about the strain.
If you’ve never tried space cakes before, you should do some research first. On this blog, you find more information about cannabis edibles and there are also suggestions for first-time users. There are things which influence the strength of high so you should definitely read about them. Also when you know what you can expect it’s much better, right?
How Long Does a Space Cake High Lasts
Space cake high can last up to 6-8 hours and it can kick in even after 2 hours. Wait 2 hour for maximal effects. Never eat more before two hours pass by. If you feel bad, don’t worry, it will wear off within a few hours. You may want to read my article, How To Get Rid Of Space Cake Effects – link here.
Some More Info
In general, space cakes are very popular in Amsterdam and most of the coffeeshops have their own products. They have many different forms but most popular are muffins ( chocolate, vanilla ) or brownies. In most of the shops in Amsterdam, you find cannabis energy drinks, cannabis cakes, cookies, lollipops. They don’t contain any THC or CBD and you won’t get high by consuming them. They are just a form of souvenir or a tourist trap for less informed people. Some coffeeshops do a very professional job with their baked goods. In the article about The Best Coffeeshops in Amsterdam (link here) I mention some coffeeshops that offer space cakes.
A Good Piece of Advice
When you decide to try cannabis edibles the best thing you can do is to ask a budtender in a coffeeshops about the strength of space cakes. He knows his job and he will give you a piece of advice. If you tell a budtender that you use a space cake for the first time he will ask you probably a few questions and he gives you advice. The strength of cakes is different in each coffeeshop, so we can not generalize and you find more information on the spot.