There are countless options when it comes to buying edibles. From cakes, chocolate bars, granola bars, cookies, gummies, and more. Eating cannabis is more popular than ever, but why would you want to eat your cannabis rather than smoke it? Many say the high from eating the plant is much calmer and lasts longer. Edibles are a great option for people who don’t like to smoke, or are unable to. People like that it’s more discreet, with no smoke or smell. Some people may just want to mix it up and try edibles occasionally. While others just prefer the longer, body high that edibles give. Many medicinal users love the long term effects of ingesting indica before bed. Helping them sleep, and have relief from pain, all night.
Smoking effects tend to peak around 10 min afterwards, making it easier to know when to stop, and only lasting 60-120 min. Ingesting may take up to 2 hours to kick in, depending on a combination of the edible and the persons metabolism. The effects from edibles can last hours, between 4-12 hours depending on the dose. Just like smoking the plant, edibles vary in strains such as sativa, hybrid or indica. Also varying in THC and CBD’s.
When ingesting cannabinoids from marijuana, it’s being introduced through the gastrointestinal tract. Smoked or vaporized marijuana is less intense because the cannabinoids are introduced through the lungs. The process through the gastrointestinal tract into the liver takes more time, therefore taking longer to feel the effects and making it’s effects last longer. Smoking or vaporizing goes straight to the brain, making effects more instant, but then fades quicker.
Because ingesting is so different than smoking, many people don’t know how much to start with. Experts say that starting with a dose of 5-10 milligrams is best. Depending on your build and tolerance. A chocolate bar can contain up to 100 milligrams of THC, so be aware of what you’re eating. Edibles like cookies, or brownies are more dense and will take longer to digest, therefore making it’s effects take longer to feel. Be patient when trying edibles for the first time. Remember to start small, and eat slowly for the best results.
If you have more questions about which edibles are best for you, be sure to consult your local bud tender. They know the products being sold at the dispensary better than anyone, and can give you a break down of the many options available to best fit your needs.
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