Oil Painting of face made of food. "This Edible Ain't Shit" Meme.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo/Wikiart (Public Domain) Remix by Luis Colindres

‘This edible ain’t sh*t’ meme takes time to kick in

Wait for it ...

 

Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Published Feb 21, 2018   Updated May 22, 2021, 12:05 am CDT

Marijuana edibles are notorious for both their potency and their delayed effects. Many people don’t feel anything at first, but the head change hits them hard 30 to 40 minutes later. It’s only fitting that there’s a meme about this phenomenon—and that it’s as dank as the edibles themselves. It starts with the poster declaring, “this edible ain’t shit!” and it ends with … well, you’ll see.

The original “this edible ain’t shit” meme landed in November 2016, apparently sparked by this good joke from @edlauren11 on Twitter. If you think an edible “ain’t shit,” just wait—you may be in for an out-of-body experience. In front of your mom.

The extremely relatable meme carried on steadily through 2017, with popular entries like these:

https://twitter.com/HoodcIips/status/872187378257014785

https://twitter.com/jdgmntlgay/status/938298374670954496

It also intersected with other memes of the period, like saying “first of all …” on Twitter:

Or the removal of Confederate monuments around the U.S.:

https://twitter.com/uhrobrrt/status/897270535574388736

In true edible fashion, though, the “this edible ain’t shit” meme took some time to truly kick in. Out here in February 2018, we’re now feeling the full effects. Check out just a handful of the jokes that have been posted this month:

https://twitter.com/itsrickmorty/status/961722354371059716

https://twitter.com/ItsFunnyJokers/status/966183245632155650

https://twitter.com/ansontm/status/962139556421259264

https://twitter.com/ricardojkay/status/964575926120939520

It seems that as marijuana has become legal in more U.S. states (notably California), making edibles way easier to obtain, this common experience has become a real “2018 mood.

Remember, wait a while before you eat another one, unless you want to feel like a small dog floating away on balloons while tinny Game Boy music plays in the background. To each his own.

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*First Published: Feb 21, 2018, 2:42 pm CST