Edibles are THC or CBD infused food products in some shape or form, such as baked goods, gummies, or chocolates. Yummy!
There are four categories of edibles: Sativa-only, Indica-only, Hybrid (a mix of Sativa and Indica), and pure CBD.
These two weed-terms describe two primary strains (or kinds) of cannabis. Sativa is more functional, uplifting, and energetic. It’s more of a head high, more creative, and giddy. Indica edibles tend to be more relaxed and sedating. It’s more of a body high.
CBD is part of the Cannabis plant and is a compound. CBD is popular because it offers potential medical benefits, in other words, it will make you feel good physically but won’t get you high. CBD Edibles provide lots of great wellness pros.
Pick the type of high or wellness benefit you want, then pick something tasty to try or bake/make to match! Cookies and brownies, gummies or chocolate are all a great way to start.
Check out these CBD Gummies (won’t get you high) and this delicious Classic Pot Brownie Recipe below.
When you are just starting out, the best advice we can give you is to go low and slow. Low meaning: start with a low dose. 10mg is considered a single serving for an adult. For somebody who’s never had an edible before, start with less, see how you feel and then you can always move up! 5mg is a reasonable first-time starting dose.
After your first bite, wait at least an hour, or an hour and a half. If it does kick in, you can then decide whether to consume more or not based on how you’re feeling! It is a process, so just be patient.
Here are a few tips for the edible-beginner:
Edibles metabolize through the liver. Vaping, smoking, or rubbing creams/salves into the skin bypass the liver and go straight to the bloodstream.
When you smoke THC, it hits your bloodstream, and you feel the high within minutes—and can adjust accordingly and as needed.
But when you munch on marijuana edibles, your liver processing takes time. Cannabinoid metabolism is much slower.
Edibles are a top pick for those taking cannabis for medical and/or wellness reasons because of this longer-lasting effect.
Make sure you know your dose, your strain and enjoy the edbile ride!
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The best way to start cooking and baking with edibles is to use a professional and credible source like this Cannabis Cookbook.