Edibles have gained a substantial amount of popularity in recent years. If you’ve spent any time in dispensaries, chances are that you’ve seen at least a few options on their shelves. There are many reasons why eating edibles has become so prevalent — one of the biggest being that doing so is much more inconspicuous than other methods of cannabis use, like smoking or vaping.
A Vast Array of Options
Not too long ago, people associated the idea of edibles with homemade cannabis-infused brownies. While those are still popular, you’ll also find all sorts of edibles at licensed dispensaries throughout the state. You can even drink infused beverages.
Types of edibles include:
- Baked goods like brownies, cookies, and cupcakes
- Sweet treats like gummies and hard candies
- Gourmet chocolate in the form of chocolate bars, truffles, and bites
- Coffee, tea, and sodas
- Sparkling water and flavored water
- Nonalcoholic beer and wine
No Smoke, No Vapor
Eating edibles is one of the most discreet methods of cannabis consumption. When you’re eating edibles, you don’t have to smoke or vape — which means you’re not exhaling a cloud. You don’t have to worry about the all-too-familiar scent clinging to your clothes and hair, either.
All you have to do is take a bite of something that looks just like a regular cookie, candy, or piece of chocolate. Unless you tell someone, no one will know that you’re taking a dose of cannabis at the same time.
Other Benefits of Edibles
The fact that they’re discreet is only one of the many benefits that edibles have to offer. Other benefits include relief from numerous ailments — such as pain, anxiety, insomnia, and more. When you consume edibles, the effects of cannabis use will also last longer.
Most dispensaries stock edibles with different CBD to THC ratios printed on their labels. The wide selection enables you to find the formula that provides exactly the results you need. You may also choose to make homemade edibles by getting creative in your kitchen.
Things to Remember When Eating Edibles
While edibles provide many amazing benefits, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.
It can take up to 90 minutes or longer before you feel anything. While the effects last longer, it also takes a while before your body reacts to the cannabinoids. If you take edibles for insomnia or to provide relief from social anxiety before an event, you should time your dose accordingly.
Avoid taking a second dose too soon. Doing so could lead to too much THC in your system — which can lead to paranoia, extreme anxiety, and other unpleasant side effects.
Another thing to remember is that dosing with homemade edibles is more challenging than dosing with the lab-tested ones you buy at dispensaries. While there are formulas that can help you dose your homemade infused goodies, they may not be the most accurate.
To avoid dosing with too much THC, start with a small amount of your homemade edible and gradually increase what you eat until you get the results you want.
Eating edibles is a much more discreet way to get your dose of cannabis, and they’re tasty! With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the right edibles to meet your needs.