What Are Cannabis Edibles?

Edibles are a great way to enjoy CBD products without having to vape or smoke plant matter. Cannabis edibles are basically cannabis extracts that are combined with food to create a wide range of cannabis-infused products. Whether you are looking for something savory, sweet, or even homemade, you will definitely find the right product.

Types of Edibles

There are many types of cannabis edibles available on the market. The most common type of edibles is in the form of tasty brownie or other sweet treats. However, these edibles are available as just about any candy, drink, and food you can think of. Generally, people make cannabis-infused ingredients like butter or cooking oil – anything with lots of saturated fat, since they can easily absorb THC. That’s why baked goods such as cupcakes and cookies make for great cannabis edibles.

Some of the most common types of edibles include candies (gummies, truffles, taffy), chocolate edibles, baked goods (cookies, brownies), snacks (beef jerky, ice cream, coated nuts), beverage (sodas, teas, coffees), etc. As the time progresses and the laws regarding the cannabis legalization are fleshed out, you can expect to see more types of edibles.

The Effects of Edibles

As compared to smoking cannabis, ingesting cannabis affect you in a different way. However, the exact effect edibles will have on you depend on many factors e.g. how much you have had to eat, your body chemistry, your tolerance, the potency and the type of the edibles you are using. Since the effects of consuming these edibles vary greatly from the effects of vaping or smoking cannabis, many first-time users are caught off guard by the long-lasting effects and stronger potency.

Despite the great anxiety-relieving properties of CBD, a lot of people experience a heightened sense of paranoia and anxiety when they initially consume an edible. This could be caused due to a number of factors but tends to mostly deal with the fact that most individuals are not used to consuming edibles yet and have feelings of uncertainty, which ultimately leads to paranoia and anxiety. However, the sense of paranoia and anxiety tend to fade away the more you get used to the effects of cannabis edibles.

Dosing Edibles

While it may be impossible to know how much THC is in the homemade edibles, you can learn about the dose by reading the clearly labeled THC content if you have purchased the edible from a dispensary. Also, you should keep in mind that the effects of edibles can take about 30 minutes to 2 hours to kick in depending on your tolerance to CBD as well as how much food is in your stomach when you consume the edible. When you digest the edible, it is absorbed into your bloodstream and its effects kick in.

If you don’t feel the effects of cannabis edible after a while, then it is recommended that you wait a bit longer. You should wait at least a couple of hours to re-dose so you can avoid consuming too much.

The Edibles Experience

Cannabis edibles like chocolate edibles, brownies, etc. are great for both recreational and medicinal use and people opt for them due to their long-lasting effects (about 3-5 hours). Some common examples of the edibles experience include consuming an edible to have a good time when lounging around at home on a day off, consuming edibles before going to a festival, consuming edibles for hours of relief from chronic pain, etc.

Because of the way your body breaks down the substances, it is not recommended to consume edibles while drinking alcohol. Another reason you should avoid that is because alcohol increases the concentration of THC in the consumer’s blood, which leads to give the consumer the spins, hence leading to nausea and even vomiting. So, keep it modest if you are going to mix the two.

If you ever feel like that you have consumed too much edibles, don’t worry. The best thing to do in such a scenario is to sit back and wait for the effects of the cannabis edibles to dull down a bit.

Final Word

Cannabis edibles like chocolate edibles, cookies, gummies, etc. can produce an amazing experience if taken in the right setting and dosed correctly. You may feel a little ‘high’ for a while, especially if you are a first-timer. The portability of these edibles is highly convenient as you can easily take them in a comfortable setting. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy your tasty CBD edibles.