I’ve definitely heard urban legends of people shoving ecstasy/molly up their butts because it supposedly gets absorbed into the blood stream quicker and more effectively. And ‘butt chugging‘ is something we’ve covered here at BroBible many times throughout the years. However, I have most definitely never heard about people shoving weed/cannabis up their butts which is exactly what this doctor in D.C. is suggesting.
As the debate over medical marijuana rages on, many doctors are allegedly hesitant to dish out cannabis prescriptions because of the potentially harmful effects of smoking marijuana. The combustion caused by burning (in this case ‘smoking’) causes carcinogens to be released and this, in turn, can potentially cause lasting harmful effects on the lungs.
Mikhail Kogan is Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Mikhail believes that ‘butt stuff‘ is a great alternative to smoking weed:
It’s difficult to absorb enough of the drug through the lungs, and gastric acids interfere when someone eats it, he said, adding that it’s more effective to take the drug by other means, such as under the tongue.
“Rectally is actually a lot more preferred because of the volume of absorption. You can put a lot more and it gets absorbed a lot better, but not everybody is open to this way of administration,” Kogan said.
“We have so many other products now, so many modes of delivery, that smoking in my opinion is very archaic and has very little clinical applicability,” he added. via HuffingtonPost
I get that there are plenty of capillaries in your butthole and this is an effective way to digest THC into your bloodstream, but do we really have to skip past THC-pills and go straight to butt stuff? And isn’t it possible that the potential health benefits of smoking marijuana might actually outweigh the potentially harmful side-effects? Do we reaaaaaalllllyyyyy need to be suggesting that people stick weed up their asses? No, we don’t.
For more on what this doctor has to say about Butt Weed you can follow that link and head on over to The Huffington Post.