Edibles: More Than Just Chocolate

Traditional edibles have always had a “start small, go slow” mantra attached to them. With a 60-90 minute time frame for these edibles to take effect, it can be hard to be patient. Fortunately, for those of us who have a hard time taking it slow, the cannabis industry has granted us many options for edibles, beyond just traditional chocolates.

Cannabis beverages are a great edibles option for two reasons. The first is that they are delicious!

Infused Beverages

Cannabis-infused drinks are growing in popularity as the cannabis market continues to evolve. There are already options for cannabis-infused coffee, tonics, sodas, teas and more.  In fact, several brewery companies are currently working on cannabis-infused beer and even wineries are starting to talk about cannabis-infused wines.

Cannabis beverages are a great edibles option for two reasons. The first is that they are delicious! The cannabis taste is generally not as noticeable or overpowering as it can be with traditional edibles, which is a plus for those of you who may not like that weed flavor. The second is that cannabis-infused drinks are much faster-acting than other forms of edibles. This is due to the fact that they are prepped for absorption, starting in the mouth and continue to be processed as they pass through the digestive system. This means you can feel the effects in as little as 20-30 minutes, versus 60-90 minutes with traditional edibles.

Tinctures

Another option for edibles are tinctures. These are CBD or THC compounds that are taken orally, under the tongue. This is an extremely fast-acting form of edibles as there are an abundance of capillaries under your tongue, which allows the cannabinoids to be absorbed directly into your bloodstream.

The key with these products is to put a few drops under your tongue and hold them there for a few minutes, allowing for them to be properly absorbed. While these tinctures are not as long lasting as other forms of edibles, they are excellent when in need of quick relief. Click here to browse our selection of tinctures!

Fast-Acting Marijuana Edibles

With the evolvement of the cannabis industry, it is not surprising to find that improvements have been made to traditional edibles in order to produce a faster-acting product. This industry is very good and giving customers what they want, and new specially formulated edibles are just what the doctor ordered!

Specially formulated edibles are formulated in such a way that they are much faster acting than traditional edibles. In the case of these edibles, the THC is able to bypass the stomach and enter the intestines faster, also allowing more THC to be absorbed by the bloodstream.

Traditional Marijuana Edibles

Lastly, you have the well-known traditional edibles. These typically come in the form of chocolates, brownies, cookies or gummies and can be found just about anywhere that sells marijuana. These products come in a variety of sizes from 5mg of THC (or CBD) up to 300mg in a bar. Typically the serving size is 10mg, but more experienced users may take multiple servings at a time. It just depends on your personal experiences and preferences with edibles.Mar

These edibles are traditional for a reason – they have been around a long time. In fact, pot brownies were first introduced in in the 1950s! The process for creating them has been streamlined since, but the effects are still relatively the same. For users that are okay to wait for their edibles to kick in, or who like the hard-hitting effects of traditional edibles, these are still a great option and are widely available for purchase! Click here to our Online Cannabis Dispensary to browse our edible selection!

How to Make Edibles Work for You

Beyond the “start small, go slow” mentality with edibles, there are a few things you can do to improve your edibles experience and make them work more efficiently. One very important component of this is metabolism. The quicker your metabolism, the faster edibles will be broken down by your body and the quicker THC is released. Some tips for keeping your metabolism running optimally is to drink lots of water, exercise regularly, get a solid night sleep and consume adequate protein!

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