Cannabis products come in all shapes, sizes, and ways to enjoy. You can smoke bud from beautiful glassware or roll it into a tasty joint. You can dab your concentrates or vape them as oils. You can even rub cannabis creams into sore joints to ease your weary bones. But one of the most-beloved ways to stone is snack on a few cannabis edibles.
What are Cannabis Edibles?
Edibles are food and snack items infused with cannabis oil. The specifics of the oil added determine the dosage and the balance of cannabinoids in each dose. Cannabis gummies are the most popular type of edibles but the true options run a wide gamut from chocolates to dinner entres. You can have cannabis cupcakes, cannabis spaghetti, and cannabis drink mixes if you really enjoy edibles.
Many people who decide edibles are their jam get into edible cooking, infusing their chosen dose of THC oil into homemade recipes. When sold in stores, edibles follow strict regulations for dosage labeling and separation. For example, you might find a tray of brownies carefully cut and labeled to indicate the exact THC dose per-brownie so you never have to worry about accidentally going over because it’s so tasty.
People love cannabis edibles because they are low-effort, high-precision, and don’t stand out like other forms of cannabis enjoyment.
Let’s dive right into the top benefits of edibles some people have purported, ranging from the warm high to the practical dosing.
The Effortless High
The first and most noticeable benefit of edibles is that they take no effort to enjoy. If you don’t know how to load a bowl or maintain a vape box, you don’t have to! If these aren’t skills you plan to build on, then more traditional ways to get stoned might not be your jam, and that’s okay. Edibles make it easy to gain all the benefits of THC, CBD, and myriad natural terpenes and cannabinoids without the usual rigamarole of maintaining a rig.
This is one of the reasons edibles are popular with beginners, the elderly, and people who enjoy cannabis to handle symptoms of an extreme illness. Whether your limitations are motor control or lack of equipment, edibles can be eaten just like normal food for all that warm, tingly goodness.
For Those Who Can’t Smoke or Vape
For some, you may have been advised by a doctor to avoid smoking or even the effort of heavy breathing. Cannabis is often used to ease the symptoms of serious ailments. While a bong bowl can be tasty, your lungs might not be up to the effort of smoke or even deep inhalations. In this case, tinctures, topicals, and edibles are your best bet for enjoying cannabis without giving your respiratory system a workout.
A Tasty Way to Treat What Ails You
Cannabis edibles are designed to be delicious. We love to snack on them just fast enough to maintain that warm and fuzzy high. While we have always associated home remedies for ailments with unpleasant tastes, edibles can taste like anything you love. If you like to snack on chocolates, a cannabis edible chocolate can help to settle your stomach and ease your mind with that delicious melt-in-your-mouth flavor. If you like sour gummies, you’re in luck because gummies are the hottest type of edible in the cannabis business. When it comes time to help treat what ails you, you don’t have to scrunch up your face for that medicine taste. Instead, edibles blend a mild cannabis flavor with some truly tasty treats.
Self-Dose with Precision
Dosage is extremely important when exploring cannabis for yourself. Because modern strains and concentrates can get so strong, it’s important to know how much THC you are consuming and engage the right dose for you. Smoking, dabbing, and vaping are a little more free-form when it comes to dosage. Even tincture ‘drop’ size can vary based on your dropper or the force with which you squeeze the dropper bulb. But with edibles, you always know exactly how much THC and CBD you are consuming with each does because they have to be precisely and clearly labeled.
Current cannabis regulations actually require that all edible doses be clearly labeled and easy to separate one dose from another. Gummies are popular because a precise amount of THC oil is inside each gummy treat. But even trays of baked goods can be clearly dosed with cut and labeled portions.
Whether you’re just getting started and easing into your ideal THC dose or you know exactly how much you want, edibles make it easy to keep your dosing precise while also enjoying a tasty snack with every portion.
That Warm and Dreamy Feeling
Every type of cannabis product has a different effect on the high. If you like a full-body stone that you can fall into, smoke is your best bet. If you want a clean focused high that brings out the strain features, concentrates and oils are the way to go.
But if you want warm fuzzy high that will wrap around and leave you floating, edibles are the way to go. Of course, everyone metabolizes cannabis oil a little differently so your experience will be unique from another person trying the exact same edible, but the trends are in. Edibles tend to create a warmer and more fuzzy-feeling high without any of the harshness of smoke or the sharp clarity of concentrates.
For many, this is exactly what you want from a high. Edibles can make it easier for a person to relax, eat, and sleep due to this warm and soft effect on the high.
Stay Stoned Without Raising Alarms
Not everyone is totally comfortable with the idea of cannabis use. Some otherwise loving relatives and otherwise welcoming venues can get very uptight about the idea of lighting a joint or even hitting a vape. So if you want to maintain your high in peace without bothering those who don’t need to be bothered, edibles are a wonderful solution.
Edibles are great cover when you need to maintain in polite company or away from home. Whether you’re managing a pain condition or staying pleasant during family holidays, your beloved great aunt won’t bat an eyelash if you eat a gummy bear. Your favorite restaurant won’t get flustered if you enjoy a mint with your meal. And your baby cousin won’t get any bright ideas if you spread a little cannabutter on your toast.
But consider keeping some non-medicated candies on your person just in case an unsuspecting companion wants to join you in a little sugar treat.
Good for Going to Sleep
Last but certainly not least, edibles are great for helping you get to sleep. That warm fuzzy feeling we talked about earlier is one of the best ways to ease your anxiety and carry you warmly into dreamland if you sometimes have trouble getting there yourself. Cannabis edibles taken in higher doses and with higher levels of carbs often make you want to just lay back and take a nap. When that’s exactly what you’re supposed to be doing, an edible can be the perfect way to help yourself sleep and to get enough sleep. Edibles are often used to help get enough sleep when you’re tired but too stressed to relax into dreamy rest.
Cannabis edibles serve many purposes for many different people. The one thing they all have in common is that they are delicious and very precisely dosed. You can get started with cannabis edibles carefully by deciding exactly how much to eat and every bite is a delight to enjoy. Cannabis edibles are subtle, better even than vaping and tinctures, which allows you to maintain without bothering those who might be bothered. Finally, edibles are something you can explore for yourself. Contact us to begin your exploration into cannabis edibles and we’ll help you find just the right snack and dose to get started.
This content is not intended as medical advice. The information provided is meant to encourage cannabis education, not replace direct patient-healthcare professional relationships. Always consult your primary care physician or other healthcare provider prior to using cannabis products for treatment of a medical condition. Any statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products referenced are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Products are only available where the consumption of cannabis is legal.