Marijuana Edibles are delicious and creative food items made with the cannabis flower or concentrates.
There’s a worldwide selection of high-quality baked goods, brownie mixes, beverages, cooking oil, and treats.
Marijuana Edibles are taking the world by storm!
Have you tried CBD mints? THC gummies? What about Cannabutter?
The only disadvantage of eating weed edibles is that they’re absorbed through the digestive system. This simply means that the effects may take hours to kick in and the effects gradually increase so you don’t get that high straight away.
The onset of effects may happen as quickly as 20 minutes or as slowly as 3 hours, and the duration can last between 4 and 6 hours.
While tasty, you’ll have to have a little patience.
Knowing how to dose is crucial when it comes to edibles! The potency of an edible is measured differently than cannabis flower or concentrate.
Edible products are measured by the milligrams of cannabinoids contained in the product.
Marijuana edibles will typically have both the milligrams of THC and/or CBD per serving.
So let’s do a little marijuana math.
A chocolate bar may have 50 milligrams of THC. If you want 5 milligrams, divide it into 10 pieces of 5 milligrams each.
Edibles with a Higher Amount of CBD Will Cause Little to No High.
Knowing the dosage of an edible product is important because of the delayed onset time and dosage options.
Intermediate edible consumers can enjoy 5-20 mgs, and experienced edible consumers can eat 20 mgs or more safely.
THC is metabolized in the liver into a compound called 11-hydroxy-THC. This compound is more potent than THC, and can be very sedating.
It’s this process that causes edibles to have different effects for everyone.
This entire process can take between 45 minutes and and 3 hours.
The ingredients used and the methods used for making edibles affect everything from the product, onset time, and duration of effects.
It really is a science!
Edibles can be made with cannabis distillate — an odorless and flavorless oil — or pure cannabinoid crystals, which are infused into an edible made using a fat such as butter or oil.
You definitely need to decarb your cannabis or in more scientific terms: Decarboxylate.
Decarboxylation is a process by which THCA, present in the raw form of cannabis, is slightly heated and changed into the intoxicating THC.
The human body cannot convert THCA to THC, which is why eating raw cannabis won’t have intoxicating effects.
Cannabis-infused butter and oils can be made from scratch at home using dry flowers and decarbing your weed.
It’s relatively easy to cook with cannabis and make homemade edibles.
Lastly, if you want to try your hand at making your own Edible Gummy Bears, check out the tasty recipe below.