Don’t want to smoke your cannabis? No problem! Edibles are a fantastic way to enjoy the benefits of THC. There’s an edible for every taste, from chocolate bars and cookies to gummies and lollipops. Edibles are perfect for those who have trouble smoking or vaping marijuana because edibles require no combusting material. This means that they’re also an ideal choice for those who want to avoid the strong smell often associated with marijuana use.
What are cannabis edibles?
The most common way to consume cannabis is by inhaling it, but you can also eat marijuana in the form of an edible. Some people might find that ingesting weed results in a more mellow experience than smoking because THC is processed differently when eaten instead of smoked.
Recipes for edible cannabis-infused treats were once only passed around among friends, family, and small circles. But now that weed is legalized in many places, edibles are being mass-produced and come in all sorts of shapes and forms.
Our yummy offerings include gummies, chocolate bars, cookies, lollypops, and drinks made with everyone’s favorite herb. We’ve also got caramel chews called Cheeba Chews.
The basics of cannabis edibles
A common question about edibles is how they’re made. Edibles are normally created with concentrate cannabis in three forms: hash oil, cannabutter, and infused oil. Because the cannabis in edibles is concentrated, marijuana edibles can offer a more potent high than other methods if dosage isn’t managed correctly.
How to use a cannabis edible
When consuming weed edibles, it is important to remember that the psychoactive effects of THC might not be immediate, and can last much longer than other cannabis products. If you’re unsure of what dosage is best for you, it’s advisable to start with a smaller amount and wait at least an hour before taking more. Overestimating how much is needed is easy to do when eating marijuana edibles.
Because everyone’s experience with marijuana edibles is different, it’s important to be aware of your own tolerance before consuming. Some people might need a smaller dose because they are more sensitive to the effects, while others who have consumed edibles before might want to start with a larger one.
The amount you’ve eaten and drank can also affect how THC affects you. Edibles are processed by the digestive system and the THC enters your bloodstream in a similar way to food nutrients. So, if you eat edibles on an empty stomach, for example, the THC will enter your bloodstream more quickly.
As mentioned, edibles are consumed by ingesting marijuana. This method of consumption is different from inhaling it. While dosage with edibles is much more difficult to measure, they do come in low-dose portions so that you can control the effects better.
If you plan on taking edibles regularly, monitor how many you consume in a single sitting for the first few days or weeks. Doing so will help your body develop a tolerance, and it’s also important to be aware of any side effects that may occur.
Keep in mind that edibles usually have longer-lasting effects than other methods–sometimes up to four hours! This is important to remember when trying cannabis edibles for the first time.
If you want to learn more about them, give us a call or visit Helping Hands Cannabis Boulder Dispensary and chat with one of our knowledgeable budtenders!