A Guide to Cannabis Edibles
May 9, 2022

A Guide to Cannabis Edibles

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The cannabis market is growing. It grew 99 percent from March 2020 to March 2021! Can you say COVID-19 pandemic? 

Cannabis edibles in particular have received some traction. Edibles are food or drink that contains THC derived from cannabis which is also known as marijuana or weed. 

If you are new to edibles, you probably have a lot of questions about what they are and how they work. That's why we created this guide to tell you all the ins and outs of cannabis edibles. 

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know. 

What Are Cannabis Edibles?

Cannabis edibles are foods or drinks that are infused with THC. Though they are increasingly popular, they are not new. Edibles have existed for centuries in traditional Indian drinks and in more recent decades, the average American “pot brownie”. 

Today, edibles come in different shapes, textures, flavors, and potencies. They eliminate the need to consume marijuana through smoking which can be harmful to the lungs and plain inconvenient. 

Taking Edibles For The First Time

When you eat an edible for the first time, the first thing you should know is that it takes time. Edibles have to go through your digestive system before entering your bloodstream. It can take a 1/2 hour to two hours to feel the full effects of the infused THC. 

Once the edible begins to metabolize, you will gradually feel the effects until you reach a peak. From there it will wear off. You may feel the effects of an edible for a couple of hours or up to a day depending on the amount of THC included in each serving. 

When you are getting started with edibles, you should also start with low-dose THC. Wait plenty of time between edibles to ensure you fully understand the effects one dose will have on your body. It can take time for the effects of cannabis to completely dissipate.  

How do Cannabis Edibles Make you Feel?

Cannabis edibles will feel different depending on the person, the amount of cannabis, and the strain. What most people agree on is that taking too much can have undesirable effects. Take it slow. Don't eat more than one serving.

About an hour after taking an edible, you will likely feel a body high. You might feel less pain in your body or even feel lighter. You may also feel mentally high. Sleepiness and euphoria can be common effects. 

The Risks Of Making Edibles Yourself

It's relatively easy to make edibles at home with what you can buy at a dispensary. Yet, it is not recommended. It can be difficult to figure out a healthy dosage if you are not a professional. 

Calculating how many milligrams are in one homemade edible takes some complicated math. 

Even if you can do the math, it may not be correct if the cannabis wasn't distributed properly. 

It's best to buy your cannabis edibles from a dispensary instead of making them yourself if you have the choice. If you are going to make them at home, you should know more about edibles and your tolerance first. 

The Health Benefits Of Edibles

Cannabis edibles may have a range of health benefits including reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. Cannabis, edible or smokable, has a history of benefits for all kinds of ailments. 

Today, we know that it may help with a handful of specific health conditions. In many states and countries, cannabis is prescribed or recommended by doctors to treat these conditions. 

Edibles reap all of cannabis's benefits without subjecting yourself to smoke inhalation. 

How To Store Edibles

Knowing how to store edibles is an important part of using them. Under proper conditions, most edibles, even baked goods, can last a while. The expiration date of an edible relies most on the product infused with cannabis.

There are four good ways to store cannabis. A silicon container or air-tight container is preferable. Typically, these are freezer safe, and they reduce moisture build-up. 

Glass jars and containers are likewise useful. You can wrap your edibles in wax paper or foil to keep them separated. 

If you put your edibles in a clear container such as these, keep them away from light. In your refrigerator or a drawer is preferable. 

Always get your edibles from a trusted dispensary or choose a cannabis kitchen for fresh edible options.

Buy Cannabis Edibles

Cannabis edibles are beneficial for all kinds of people going through life both physically and mentally. When you buy your cannabis edibles through Med Pharm OK, you know that you are contributing to Cannabis with a Cause. 

Our budtenders are ready to help you find exactly what you need. You can feel good buying cannabis edibles that are made right in our kitchen. Contact us today to learn more about our fresh edibles. 

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