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Edibles & You!

Edibles is a commonly used and well-known term in today's modern age of cannabis, but how much do we really know about it? Some would say it's a fun way to experience cannabis, while others aren't too sure about what it is. You can think of edibles as food products infused with THC.

When we say food, this isn't limited to the traditional sense of the word. Food can mean a cookie, muffin, pasta dish, gummy bears, and much more. Anything you can ingest by eating can be infused with cannabis.There are many benefits to enjoying edibles that we'll cover, as well as a few need to know things if you decide to take that leap.

As we've covered in previous discussions THC can provide many potential benefits to the consumer, like reduced inflammation, anxiety relief, pain alleviation, and much more. One of the best parts of the potential benefits gained from THC is the various forms and methods a consumer can explore and still be able to achieve pleasing results. For this discussion, we will focus primarily on edibles and their role in a consumer's exploration with THC.

The Edible Journey

Edibles are much different than smoking or vaping cannabis. While the benefits and journey you seek may be similar, edibles offer a different route. You can think of taking edibles like taking the scenic route to a destination, sure, you'll still get there, but you'll encounter various landmarks and scenes, not on the typical way there.

Unlike smoking or vaping, which tend to have a quicker effect on the consumer, edibles take their time. On average, edibles tend to kick in around 30 to 60 minutes after consumption. While that's an average estimate, there are many factors that way into that time frame, like the amount, the exact form ingested, your body's current condition, dosage, and metabolism, to name a few. But not all edibles are created equally. Some kick into the system faster than others. Lozenges, lollipop, gum, and substances similar to these tend to take effect in the body quicker than other more traditional methods from edibles. This is because the absorption occurs through the mucous membrane versus the digestive tract. This form is known as sublingual absorption.

Then we get to chewable edibles with the properties of being digested through your digestive system and giving its user a more powerful and longer-lasting experience. Items that fall under this category include anything from brownies, cookies, cakes, gummies and so much more.

Regardless of the type of edible you choose to enjoy or the experience you're wanting to have, always do your research and don't be afraid to ask an expert for their professional opinion. It's easy to get overwhelmed with the endless sea of options at your disposal, but there's no rush to the finish line...it's all about the destination!

The Edible Journey