Edibles Information

Edibles are a popular way to ingest marijuana alternatively without smoking or vaporizing cannabis. Cannabis is put into different tasty and recognizable food products that can be both used medically or recreationally.  Many people choose this method because it’s a more discreet way to medicate, but many people prefer the long lasting effects compared to the fast fading effects of smoking. Patients can use edibles for treatment for autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, muscle inflammation, nervous system disorders, insomnia, and nausea. 

Although there are a lot of different types of edibles, they can be categorized into three different categories: 

  • Gastrointestinal uptake: Any edible such as brownies, cookies, chocolate bars, etc. falls into the category of gastrointestinal which means that it’s digested through the stomach.
  • Oral uptake: Tinctures, lozenges, gum, etc. fall into the oral uptake category and can affect a patient almost immediately.
  • Hybrid (both gastrointestinal and oral): Some items such as drinks fall into the hybrid category because they are absorbed by both the stomach and mouth. The benefit of these hybrids is that they offer fast acting relief, but can last for four or more hours. 

Ingesting cannabis affects you differently than smoking, but not all edibles affect you in the same way either. It depends on the potency of the edibles, your tolerance, your body chemistry, and even how much you’ve had to eat before ingesting. Users may be caught off-guard at the intensity and long lasting effects of edibles if they aren’t used to them. It’s recommended to start with a smaller serving size than normal and allow at least two hours to feel the full effect. Each serving is designated as 10mg and because homogeneity testing is required for each product, you can be confident that one part of your edible won’t be more potent than the other. However, although the dosage is labeled, the potency isn’t always clear. Depending on the quality of ingredients, not all edibles are created equal.

Make sure to ask your budtender about potency of each product to find out which one is right for you. 

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