Many cannabis users have their reservations about smoking and vaping. If you are one of them, edibles can be a smart and effective alternative. Edibles are made with weed to offer the same mental and physical effects, as you may expect with smoking, but there are a few differences. In this post, we are discussing all you wanted to know about cannabis edibles.
What exactly are cannabis edibles?
Cannabis edibles have cannabis infused in the product. So, you will find all sorts of choices – brownies, cookies, candies, gummies, and even cannabis-infused drinks. Most cannabis edibles are made of concentrates of known strains, and you can expect similar effects.
Understanding the ground rules
When it comes to cannabis edibles, the body must first digest it for the cannabinoids to take effect. In other words, the way our body metabolizes THC is different than that of smoking. The effects of edibles take much longer to kick in, but you can also expect the high to last longer, often for as long as 12 hours. If you really want to make the most of edibles, ensure that you go slow with your dosage. Overconsumption should be avoided, and while there are not many serious cases known, you may feel paranoia.
Buying your cannabis edibles
Always read between the labels before you buy cannabis edibles. For instance, one cookie may contain a lot more of cannabis than an entire packet of brownies. Start slow and see how your body reacts to the strain. Never consume cannabis edibles on an empty stomach, because the effects can kick in immediately and can be overwhelming at times. Bars, cookies & brownies are common, but you can also find nuts and sauces, which can be used for regular cooking. You can also buy canna butter, which can be used for baking or replace your regular cooking oil.
Can I make cannabis edibles at home?
Yes, baking brownies and cookies with cannabis-infused butter is particularly easy, and you can have a better control on the dosage. However, for chocolates, candies, and gummies, dispensaries are your best bet. You will also find more variety at a cannabis store. If you want to cook your own menu, get canna butter and other sauces, but do check the label and find more on how much of cannabis and THC a product contains.
Edibles are a great way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis; just take your time to figure out what works for you!