Why Do Some People Not Get High From Eating Edibles?

By Terry Hacienda, The Fresh Toast on

Published in Cannabis Daily

For those undergoing surgery or using cannabis for pain relief, they may not be able to tap into the therapeutic value of the plant due to their body’s inhibition to process THC like normal.

I remember the first time I ate too many brownies, which sent me into a world of intense visuals, deep body highs and cottonmouth like never before.

Most people who eat edibles feel the effects of it, but there is a class of human that seems to be immune to edibles — and scientists aren’t quite sure why.

There are theories — theories we’ll discuss in this article.

However, the implications of this discovery reaches much further than the inability of an individual to get high from 11-hydroxy-THC, and could impact things like our standardized drug tests of impairment, cannabis medicine, and much more.

Throughout the rest of this article, we’ll also be taking a closer look at these issues.


Are you Ediblocked?

The term “ediblocked” comes from the Boston Globe article, which was the inspiration to writing this article. I rather enjoy the term and also can see that this can be extended to other substances.

For example, I once took LSD with a group of psychonauts where one person in particular said, “I don’t get it, this to me feels like I do when I’m smoking weed!”

I looked at the man with my pupils dilated, seeing all sorts of stuff swirl about while the walls breathed and thought to myself, “This dude is a caveman!” Of course, he wasn’t and in all likeliness he experienced something similar to an “ediblock”.


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