Cannabis Education

THC Edibles Are the Cannabis Products You’re Missing Out On

Functional, portable, and smoke-free, edibles are a must-have for your Cannabis shelf.

 What is an edible?

Edibles are any food or drink that has been infused with THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound isolated from the Cannabis plant. THC is first bonded to a fat or oil, then mixed into the food or drink product.

 How do edibles work?

As the name suggests, edibles are Cannabis products that have been made to be eaten. The THC contained in the food is absorbed through the digestive tract before the effects begin. This differs from smoking or vaping Marijuana, which requires the THC to be processed through the lungs and ultimately the bloodstream.

The high from edibles is typically slower to take effect than other methods of consumption, but also longer-lasting. The timing of the high can be affected by details like the last time you ate, your tolerance level, your weight and metabolism, and the dosage of the THC edible.

What are the benefits of edibles?

Marijuana edibles are an excellent choice for anyone who suffers from a respiratory condition or is otherwise averse to smoking or vaping. Edibles do not require any extra accessories and are one of the most discreet and portable cannabis consumption methods.

Edibles are carefully portioned and available in many dosage levels, making them an excellent choice for microdosing – consuming small amounts to enjoy the physical and mental benefits without the high. Many edibles are available in multi-packs for microdosing customization or sampling new strains without committing to a large amount.

Aside from the functional benefits, Cannabis edibles also provide the same benefits as THC in any form, including the treatment of anxiety, depression, nausea, pain, and lack of appetite.

 How do edibles compare to other types of Cannabis products?

The primary difference between edibles and other Cannabis products is that edibles are stronger and last longer. The peak high from an edible typically lasts from two to four hours, while the peak high from smoking cannabis lasts closer to half an hour.

The high from an edible also takes at least half an hour to kick in, whereas smoking or vaping cannabis can result in a high in under ten minutes.

What are the different types of edibles?

There are many different edibles available today, with new creations being brought to market regularly. From traditional baked goods edibles like cookies and brownies, to innovative creations like frozen popsicles and seltzers, there’s a product for every taste.

If drinks and desserts aren’t your thing, there’s also a wide variety of oils, capsules, and powders that can be consumed as is, or added to your favorite recipe.

What are examples of different strains in edibles?

THC edibles can be made using any strain, however some are more popular than others. If you’re looking for an indica strain (known for full-body effects and relaxation), some top picks would be White Widow, OG Kush, and Skywalker.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a sativa (known for an energizing, anxiety-reducing head-high), you might want to try a strain like Sour Diesel or Super Lemon Haze.

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