Edible marijuana is rising on the market as an option for medical and therapeutic alternatives. It is a quicker, less invasive way of receiving treatment for pain, anxiety, and a number of other medical ailments. Here is your complete guide to THC edibles.
What Are Edibles?
Edibles are cannabis-infused products that can be ingested by the mouth and absorbed through the GI tract. There are a variety of edibles, including mood-boosting edibles, painkiller edibles, anxiety-calming edibles, and more! They can come in the form of gummies, baked goods, hard candy, and other food products.
Edibles are a new experience for many people, and they can affect first-time consumers in unexpected ways. If you decide to start taking edibles, you should be aware of a few things.
1. Follow Directions
Make sure you read the label of any edible product that you take. Make sure to follow the directions carefully for dosage, and take any other necessary steps to make sure you’re using the edible safely. Know how the substance might affect your body and if there are any interactions you need to be aware of before ingesting it.
Consult a doctor if you have any other medical conditions or take any other medications, as they could interact with each other.
You also may not feel the effects right away. If this is so, wait half an hour to an hour before eating more edibles; otherwise, you may end up taking too much.
2. Edibles Last Longer Than Smoke
While it takes longer for your body to absorb edible THC, it also lasts in your system longer than it would if you were to smoke or vape it. Sometimes the effects can last anywhere up to 12 hours. You may even feel some side effects for up to 24 hours.
This makes them effective for all-day or all-night treatment for some conditions. However, it’s important to note those things if you intend to drive, operate heavy machinery, or do any dangerous physical activity.
The effects could also be more potent by ingesting them, so start with a small dose (like using a half gummy instead of a whole gummy) and understand how your body processes THC before moving up to a higher dose.
3. Storing Your Edibles
Since edibles are food products, you’ll want to store them in a food-safe container that will keep them fresh. Do be sure to keep this container in a spot not easily accessible by children or pets.
Since edibles look and smell like food, there has been an uptick in pets getting into their owners’ edibles. So make sure they’re high up in a tight container. These containers can even be decorative to help your container blend in with the other decor in your home.
Can You Taste the Cannabis?
This is a common question, and it depends on the food it’s in and the concentration. Higher doses may be prone to having the taste be more present. However, in most edibles, you can’t taste any cannabis; most shops have gotten good at concealing the flavor.
It could, however, be more apparent in teas or other drinks where the earthy flavor is the main undertone. Candies and baked goods are good options for those worried about the taste.
Are Edibles Right for Me?
Edibles are a great option for a lot of people, but they’re not for everyone. If you’re unsure, talk with a doctor or your local dispensary. A professional will be able to help you understand the different types of edibles, the various dosages, and if you’re a good fit to try them.