Types of Cannabis Edibles and their EffectsTyler Zaga
If you are thinking about a safe and discreet way of obtaining all the goodness of marijuana without tobacco or smoke, then cannabis edibles are surely the best option for you. However, before experimenting with edibles, you must do a little research on the types of cannabis edibles and the way it works on the human body. Edibles generally give you a stronger and much longer-lasting high than any other weed consumption methods and this is precisely why you need to take a quick look at today’s post where we will discuss the various types of cannabis edibles and their effects.
What are weed edibles?
Marijuana edibles are food and beverages that are made with weed tinctures or weed oil. However, you don’t necessarily have to mix your food or drink with a THC concentrate. Many weed enthusiasts are known to infuse their edibles with CBD oil or CBD tinctures to get all the benefits of the buds without the high. Cannabis edibles are a sumptuous alternative to vaping or smoking.
When you ingest edibles the THC/CBD gets absorbed through your gastrointestinal system which is why the effect is much more intense and long-lasting than any other method of consuming cannabis. The psychoactive effects of edibles can be attributed to the decarboxylated weed as the buds are cooked at a high temperature for activation of the THC.
Make sure to check the THC, and CBD ratios before buying as the potency always differs from one edible to another.
Types of cannabis edibles
Although cookies, gummies, and brownies are the most common form of edibles, medical marijuana users can choose from various types of cannabis edibles available in Canadian weed dispensaries.
1. Marijuana-infused food
The commonest cannabis edibles come in the form of ‘space cakes’, cookies, pretzels, and practically any other savories that can be baked or cooked with cannabis. One reason for the enormous popularity of this kind of edibles is the fact that the aroma of the food disguises the unpleasant taste of the buds. The average consumer not only buys them from the online and retail weed shops but also makes them at home.
2. Sublingual edibles
Weed lollipops, candies, and gummies are referred to as sublingual edibles and they produce much quicker effects than that of edibles which are absorbed via the gastrointestinal tract. The gummies and candies are a very discreet way to get a pleasant high and therefore can be your perfect companion for a road trip.
3. Weed infused beverages
Edible companies are always on the lookout for recipes with more potent cannabis-infused drinks such as tea, coffee, juice, soda, and even alcohol. Weed infused beverages take a long time to effect and the high is the same as that of space cakes or hash brownies.
4. Cannabis Tinctures
You can make your cannabis tincture at home and place a few drops beneath your tongue for an unparalleled high. The strong alcohol-based tinctures are usually administered through a dropper. Instead of being absorbed through your intestinal tract, the tinctures are directly absorbed into the bloodstream. However, you can always choose to add the tinctures to your favorite dish to turn any food of your choice into weed-infused food.
5. Cannabis powder
Dissolvable marijuana power is the newest product in the cannabis edibles market and being tasteless and odorless they make a great substitute for cannabutter. Just add a dash of the weed powder to turn any food or drink into something special. It can also be used for cooking or baking.
6. CBD edibles
All types of cannabis edibles do not necessarily stone you. You can find a plethora of CBD edibles in the market that offer all the goodness of the terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids of cannabis without the mind-altering THC. Broad-spectrum CBD gummies usually come with less than 0.03% THC and it goes without saying that eating them isn’t going to make you high. CBD edibles are ideal for medical marijuana patients and consumers who want to derive all the benefits of the buds without the psychoactive effects of THC.
The effects produced by edibles
As already mentioned before, the effects produced by the weed edibles are in no way similar to that of vaping or smoking. First-time users should keep in mind that it takes 30 to 120 minutes for an edible to produce its full effects and therefore you have to be patient enough. Unlike joints or bongs, the effects of the edibles take a very long time to wear out and at times the high can last as long as 12 hours!
The intensity and duration of the high are largely dependent on the quality of the buds and the quantity of the dose. It is also linked to other factors such as your tolerance level, your body weight, and the time when you had your last meal.
It is always recommended that while experimenting with edibles you should always go slow. Always wait for at least two hours before consuming a second dose or else the effect can be overwhelming. It is also recommended that you double-check the THC content of the edible you’re about to try. Although 10 mg of THC is well tolerated by most cannabis users, newbies should take half the dose.
People often get carried away and have a bunch of cookies only to feel uncomfortably stoned later on. Keep in mind that once the high kicks in, there is no way to reverse the effects immediately so make sure to consume with moderation. Also, make sure to stay hydrated since extreme cotton-mouth is one of the most common side effects of all types of cannabis edibles.
If you are looking forward to embarking on your first edible trip sometime soon, then try to find a friend who will stay with you and keep you company throughout the high-time. Visit your nearest online dispensary in Canada or just go online and find the best online weed dispensaries for an outstanding collection of edibles of different varieties and potencies.