When you pay hard-earned dollars for your herb, you want to get the most out of your purchase. Every precious bowl or joint is special. That is why most of us have been practicing the art of holding our hits to absorb the most THC possible for decades. Now, experts are saying we might be doing it all wrong.
What happens to the smoke when we inhale? It goes in the mouth, down the trachea, and into the lungs, where the cannabinoids are absorbed into the bloodstream, and head for the brain. THC and the rest of the good stuff are only absorbed in the lungs.
Our lungs are an amazing feat of evolution, featuring about 80 times the surface area of our skin, or roughly 540 – 810 square feet. They are thick and meaty organs, a far cry from the simplistic vision we have of hollow balloons. With over 1,500 miles of air passageways, they have but one purpose, the exchange of gasses.
According to Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, a Seattle-based scientist, physician, and cannabinoid…