What are Cannabis Edibles?
Cannabis edibles are yummy treats infused with CBD, THC, or a combination of the two. Ingestible cannabis products have been around for thousands of years in one form or another and are a delicious way for you to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without having to inhale. Don’t let the large selection of options deter you from jumping into the edible experience.
What Are Cannabis Edibles?
Weed edibles are cannabis-infused food products. They come in a variety of options and different flavors. Some popular types of edibles include:
- Edible Cannabis Oil
- And more…
These food and beverage items are made using cannabinoids extracted from cannabis plants. These chemical compounds interact with the human endocannabinoid system to produce the desired effects. The most common cannabinoids found in cannabis are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
Not all marijuana users enjoy smoking. And, even if they do, edibles can be a fun change of pace due to their long-lasting high. But not all edibles are the same. Cannabis consumers now have the option of choosing between CBD edibles and THC edibles. This allows them to select an experience right for them as both options have unique properties.
Differences Between Smoking Weed and Eating Edibles
Cannabis edibles are metabolized differently than other methods of cannabis consumption. When smoking marijuana, users begin to feel the effects rather quickly. The downside of which is that the effects also fade away relatively quickly depending on the strain and amount smoked.
With edibles, since they’re being processed through the digestive tract rather than the lungs, it generally takes longer for users to begin to feel the effects of the edibles. But, despite the fact they may take longer to kick in, the results tend to last longer than with other cannabis consumption methods.
Difference Between THC Edibles and CBD Edibles
Both THC and CBD provide different benefits. There are many differences between the two, but the most noteworthy seems to be that THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid that causes the euphoric feeling of being high after use. It also works as a pain killer. CBD is not psychoactive and creates no high but is a great way to reduce inflammation. Both options are commonly used for a slew of medical conditions and offer therapeutic benefits for thousands of people.
It’s important to pay attention to which cannabinoids are present in the cannabis product you purchase. This helps to ensure you’re getting the edible experience you’re looking for. It’s also important to understand what is legal in your area. Edibles made with CBD oils are legal in most states. Fewer states have legalized THC products.
Edibles from reputable brick and mortar or online vendors should include an ingredients list, complete with the amount of THC or CBD is included. This allows the customer to have control over the dose they consume.
Making Marijuana Edibles
Some people prefer to make their own edibles using THC or CBD oil. Hybrid oil blends also exist for those who want the best of both worlds. Making your own cannabis food isn’t as difficult as you may think. However, when cooking with cannabis it is important to first understand the differences between Indica vs. Sativa strains. Sativa strains tend to be a better option for use during the day, while Indica is a better option for nighttime edibles. Don’t forget that edibles containing THC will have a psychoactive effect while edibles with only CBD will not. Understanding which Hybrid, THC, or CBD oil to use is very important.
If you’re inexperienced at making edibles then you may wish to first purchase a cannabis brownie, or cookie, chocolate bar, THC gummies, or CBD gummies, something for you to try first to see if the edible experience is something you enjoy. If you’re ready to make your own edibles, then we recommend following an edible recipe until you’re comfortable with the proper dosage suggestions.
Buying High-Quality Edibles
If you’re purchasing edibles for the first time, it’s best to order from reputable marijuana dispensaries. The growing interest in the cannabis industry has led to the development of many brands and even more premium quality products. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at customer reviews, the ingredients label, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Pick a brand with a good reputation with several customers. We want your edible experience to be a good one.
Your First Edible Experience
Once you have your trial edible product, be sure to pay close attention to dosage recommendations. Remember that you may not feel the effects of edibles right away. Be patient. If you eat another gummy because you don’t think it’s working, then you may get in over your head.
It’s also a good idea to try edibles for the first time when you don’t have anything else going on that day. This will allow you to see how your body reacts to the edibles without having to worry about any of your responsibilities. This is particularly important when using a THC drink, gummy bears, or other edibles due to its psychoactive properties. As CBD does not have a psychoactive effect or negative side effects, it is generally safer to use when your responsibilities need attending.
Burnt River Farms Edibles
You should always purchase your edibles or edible cannabis oils from a trusted source. Here at Burnt River Farms we proudly sell some of the highest quality edibles available. Customer satisfaction is a priority. Our professional staff is happy to provide superior customer service and help you with any questions or concerns about your orders.