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Do Edibles Cause Red Eyes? Find a Solution.

By LucidaClub

Is it true? Do edi­bles make your eyes red?

If you thought they didn’t, you’re wrong. Edi­bles can cause red eyes. The good news is you can do some­thing about that.

Smok­ing cannabis leaves us with ben­e­fits, but may have some side effects: dry mouth, red eye and hunger are a few of the most common.

The Can­nacu­ri­ous should be aware that, for many, the most aggra­vat­ing thing about smok­ing cannabis is the red eye’ syn­drome. If you used to smoke cannabis in the past, then you already know what I’m talk­ing about. Although not every­one expe­ri­ences red eyes every time they smoke or snack on edi­bles, oth­ers deal with this issue every sin­gle time. 

Is smok­ing the only culprit?

Con­trary to wide­spread belief, smok­ing is not the only way to get the red eye. No mat­ter what tool you use to intake cannabis into your body, your eyes will exhib­it some lev­el of redness. 

Why does cannabis cause red eye?

Whether you smoke, vape, dab, or enjoy an edi­ble, you will expe­ri­ence red eyes. edi­bles still cause slight red­ness to form in the eyes. You might be won­der­ing what caus­es the red­ness; well, it’s all to do with blood pressure.

Cannabis and blood pressure

When you first intro­duce cannabis into your body, your blood pres­sure increas­es due to increased heart rate. After inges­tion, the blood pres­sure starts to decrease dilat­ing blood ves­sels and cap­il­lar­ies. As these blood ves­sels dilate, it increas­es the blood flow to the eyes, thus red­ness begins to appear.

Here’s an inter­est­ing tid­bit: Although smok­ing is not as healthy as con­sum­ing edi­bles, red eyes dis­ap­pear faster after smok­ing a joint or bowl, typ­i­cal­ly after only a few hours. With edi­bles, how­ev­er, red eyes can last from 6 – 8 hours.

This is since edi­bles are digest­ed and dis­persed to many organs in the body, dou­bling the up and down effect of the blood pres­sure. Also, it depends on the strength and amount of cannabis extract includ­ed in the edi­ble as well. If the edi­ble is chocked full of pow­er­ful extracts, you can expect to endure those 8 hours of red eye. Dif­fer­ent edi­bles con­tain dif­fer­ent extracts, even though one type of edi­ble at 5mg didn’t pro­duce red eye doesn’t mean anoth­er kind won’t. Jour­nal­ing these side effects can help you hone in on what prod­ucts are best suit­ed for your unique needs.

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How to get rid of red eyes

So, we know now that edi­bles do cause red eyes. And for some of us, we don’t want oth­ers to know what we’ve been doing, what­ev­er rea­son. With this knowl­edge, we must under­stand how to get rid of the effect or at least reduce the dis­trac­tion. Well, there is good news and there is bad news. What shall we take first?

Okay, the bad news is that there is no proven way to reduce the time your eyes are red. The good news is, there are some tips on how to help you deal with the issue. Let’s look at a cou­ple of those helpers.