What are Marijuana Edibles?
Edibles are cannabis-infused treats that users ingest such as cookies, gummies, nut mixes, suckers. There are a wide array of edible products to choose from – or users can make their own.
Benefits of using Edibles
A way to enjoy cannabis without any kind of smoking or inhalation
Can pick from a wide variety of edible products, including candy, cookies, and lozenges
Many of these treats are delicious – just as good, if not better, than “regular” goodies
Many users report feeling a stronger body high than from smoking or vaping
High lasts longer than from smoking
Can buy from a store or make your own
Disadvantages of Cannabis Infused Edibles
Delayed effect – can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for users to feel edibles
Unless specifically marked, hard to know how much cannabis you’re consuming, especially with homemade edibles
Can be difficult to regulate how high you get – one standard serving affects people differently
For first-time users, is often more intense than other methods of consumption
Effects of Edibles
When consuming cannabis-infused edibles, your body processes THC (the psycho-active ingredient in cannabis) differently than it would from smoking (to learn more, see this Daily Beast article). The result is that users may experience:
A more intense high
In particular, a strong body high
A longer high, both in terms of total duration and length of intensity
Greater pain-coping properties
How Potent are Edibles?
Edibles are one of the more potent ways to consume marijuana. The potency varies by product and the milligrams of THC that are included.
Marijuana Edible Dosage
The typical dosage is 5-10 mg of THC per serving (Colorado has now officially defined 10 mg as one serving). Store-bought edibles will clearly state the dosage per item (as in, each cookie, brownie square, lozenge, energy shot, etc.) or will ensure that each item (cookie, square) contains one serving of THC. With homemade edibles, it is more difficult to estimate the THC.
It is generally recommended, especially for first timers, that users take half a dose (i.e. eat half a cookie), wait an hour, and then consume more if desired. Users should experiment to find the right dosage for them.
Edibles, which can be bought at retail stores and dispensaries come in a wide variety, from drinks to candy, there are many options to buying edibles.
Making Your Own Edibles
We have step by step videos, a complete recipe guide & easy to follow instructions HERE.