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A Faster way to get high using edibles--What is nanoemulsion technology?

Updated: Feb 17, 2021

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

It’s 5:20pm and it’s been an hour since you popped that gummy or chocolate edible in your mouth. All you wanted was to chill and attend your 4:20pm couch meeting.

Now what…?

You got two options: 1) Wait. But ugh… You’ve waited an hour already… 2) Take another edible. Time and time again you know the consequences... The first edible finally kicks in and when the second edible takes effect, you are too high and start getting negative side effects… so maybe not.

This is the age old dilemma cannabis users have had in the past: onset time always taking FOREVER!

Why does it take so long to get high off edibles?

Why is it quicker to get high when I smoke or vape weed?

You might be wondering, “Wait a minute. Why do people who smoke or vape THC get high faster?” This is because unlike edibles, the cannabinoids are almost all getting absorbed right away through the capillaries in the lungs. In other words, cannabis is entering your bloodstream faster.

Cannabinoids need fat

Another problem edibles have is that cannabinoids are fat soluble or lipophilic. This means that the cannabinoids must be dissolved in fats in order to become bioavailable (the ability of a substance to be absorbed by the body). This is why baked brownies are a popular edible because you can use cannabis infused butter, coconut oil or olive oil. These fats help with transporting cannabinoids through the intestines to the liver and ultimately the bloodstream.

Now cannabis entrepreneurs are using a technique called nanoemulsion, borrowed from the pharmaceutical industry. It can slash the onset time from an hour plus to 15 to 45 minutes, depending on your body and reaction to cannabis.

What is nanoemulsion?

Nanoemulsion is a nano-sized emulsion. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter or 25,400,000 nanometers is one inch. That is TINY!

Nanoemulsion combines water, an oil, a surfactant (a compound that lowers surface tension) to stabilize and a drug or chemical (in this case THC).

The tiny size of nanoemulsion allows for quick absorption and delivery.

The Benefits of Nanoemulsion in Edibles

The tiny size of nanoemulsion allows for a higher absorption rate of cannabinoids, quicker effects and delivery of more consistent results. More accurate dosing!

The Best Fast Acting Edibles

Complement Cannabis uses nanoemulsion and provides the ONLY fast acting cannabis infused chewing gum and jello shots. Our canna gum has 3 flavors (mint, lemon mint and watermelon strawberry) dosed at 3 different potencies (2.5 mg THC: 2.5 mg CBD, 5 mg THC, 10 mg THC), and packed in a 10 pack. Our jello shots have 5 flavors (raspberry watermelon, blood orange & honey, cherry ginger ale, apple lychee, blackberry lemonade) dosed at 3 different potencies (2.5 mg THC: 2.5 mg CBD, 5 mg THC, 10 mg THC), and packed in 2 or 10 packs.

They are fast acting, but results vary depending on body size, gender and ability to absorb THC. No need to wait forever to get high!

Sources: LabRoots, Mel Magazine, Hello MD, Leafly

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