Cannabis edibles in 2018 are no longer the jurisdiction of stale brownies or gnarly looking cookies. These days cannabis edibles are one of the most popular, and varied ways for people to get high. But, with variety can come headaches. The large selection of new and different types of edibles can be intimidating for beginners and many people will find they are “paralyzed” by the choices.
This article will take you through the “how’s” and “what’s” of the edible marijuana landscape. Our goal is to have you feeling like a seasoned edible veteran once you’ve finished reading this article.
How they Work
Anybody with experience with both smoking marijuana and eating a cannabis edible will be aware of the difference in strength. Edibles, as you very well may have heard, take longer to set in, but when they do take effect they seem much stronger. The high that edibles deliver for a user is often described as a “body high” as you feel it from head to toe.
You might be wondering why eating a handful of medicated sweets got you far more stoned than a series of bong hits. The answer to this is because of how the cannabinoids are absorbed by the body. When smoked or vaped, THC follows a far more direct pathway to the brain. When eaten, the THC present in cannabis is then metabolized by the liver, where it is converted into 11-hydroxy-THC. This metabolite is very efficient at crossing the blood-brain barrier and therefore may result in far more of an intense and stronger high.
Cannabis edibles are usually made from Indica and hybrid cannabis strains, which are known to cause euphoria and a strong and relaxing body buzz.
Now to the exciting stuff…. which ones you should try first!
Some of the most popular edibles are cannabis gummies because of how discreet, easy-to-use, and consistent their highs are. Plus, they are delicious!
Another popular type of edible is the brownie. These are possibly the most well-known type of edible. You will want to start off with just a quarter or a third as these puppies are usually quite strong.
If you’re looking for something a little different and less mainstream, cannabis olive oil is a great way to consume marijuana. This oil can be used as part of a salad dressing and drizzled on a salad, paired with hummus & lemon, or even baked with.
Finally, many people love cannabis-infused chocolate bars. They can be a great alternative for someone who is just starting out because they often have much less cannabis content. To make sure the high doesn’t get unruly, it’s best to divide the chocolate bar, or any large edible, into 5 or 10mg doses by breaking off a small square. You can always eat more, but once it’s in your systems you’ve just got to wait it out.
Remember, how you ingest Cannabis can change how quickly and strongly it affects you. Cannabis infused beverages, such as tea and juices have the dual effect of allowing sublingual absorption (starting with under the tongue) as well as bypassing the digestion period giving you a faster high. Richer brownies and cookies take longer to digest giving a longer more intense effect.
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