Skip to main content
Don't be a buzzkill

The bad high: how to avoid it 

| ,

Ever heard the saying that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing? Well, that can be the case with cannabis. Let’s face it, we have all had a bad experience with cannabis: you drank a THC drink that surpassed your milligram limits, you smoked a questionable joint, or you popped one too many gummies during a night out. In fact, that’s why we started Mary & Jane in the first place, because we felt like our experience with cannabis was lacking a sense of control. We wanted something that was microdosed and fast-acting to ensure that we would never have a bad experience with cannabis again; and voilà, our original blend, Sunny, was born. 

In addition to being microdosed and fast-acting, there is another factor that makes our melts “bad high” proof. It’s that they’re water soluble, and we are here to tell you all about it. 

Water soluble vs. fat soluble

Vitamins and supplements of the like (such as our melts) can be water soluble or fat soluble depending on how they are stored in the body, reports USA Today. If a vitamin or supplement is water soluble, it means that it is absorbed into the bloodstream for instant use, and any excess amount of that vitamin or supplement is removed via a trip to the ladies’ room. That’s why your doctor tells you to eat fruits and vegetables everyday, because you need to replenish the water soluble vitamin C and vitamin B (and no, marijuana doesn’t count as a “dark leafy green”). 

On the other hand, if a vitamin or supplement is fat soluble, it means that it is absorbed into the body’s fat tissue and liver to be stored for several months. In addition to vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin L, vitamin E, and vitamin K, fat soluble is what the THC in gummies tend to be. While fat soluble vitamins or supplements can be beneficial when it comes to maintaining levels of important nutrients, it’s not as beneficial when it comes to cannabis. Here’s why: the fat soluble gummies tend to be absorbed further down the GI tract, leading to slower uptake. They then have to pass through the liver which can convert the Delta-9 THC into Delta-11 THC (a.k.a the more potent version of THC). This conversion is what causes people to have a “bad high.” 

Don’t be a buzzkill

Luckily, you don’t have to be a buzzkill by having a bad experience with cannabis because you have Mary & Jane. Our melts are water soluble, not fat soluble, which means the 1mg of THC in each melt can be easily absorbed by the body. In fact, the absorption is so fast that it only takes about 15 to 30 minutes for the happy, bubbly energy to kick-in. This short time-frame allows you to increase your desired effects, one melt at a time. Plus, the desired effects only last about 2 to 3 hours, so you don’t have to plan the whole day around your Sunny experience. So take it from us, our water soluble melts are the way to go.