Cannabis edibles are any sort of cannabis-infused food or drink. You can infuse cannabis into edibles in either flower or concentrate form, actually, and in many kinds of products. Thanks to advances in the culinary arts as they relate to cannabis and the wide availability of products like distillate, it’s simple to find any number of edibles if you’re in the right state, from coffees, brownies, infused cooking oils, cakes, salad dressings, and cookie mixes, CBD mints, THC gummies, chocolate bars, you name it. Any of them taste great and deliver smoke-free cannabis effects.
Let’s face it, that’s one of the biggest benefits of using cannabis edibles: you don’t need to smoke or vape your weed to get the rewards. Plus, we all intuitively know how to eat, but it can take some time to learn how to dab or roll a joint. In today’s dispensaries, a huge range of edibles are on offer, featuring a broad spectrum of CBD-to-THC ratios and terpene profiles.
Cannabis edibles last longer in the body—another benefit for many users—although how long exactly depends on the person, the edible, and other facts. Typically, THC edibles produce a peak “high” or euphoria between 1 and 3 hours, and effects for a total of 5 or 6 hours. Onset is slower compared to sublingual, smoking, or vaping delivery; usually edibles “kick in” in 20 minutes to 3 hours.
Cannabis edibles are potentially sativa, indica, hybrid, or neither. In most dispensaries that are well-stocked with edibles, you can find a range of effects and tastes, so ask a budtender for guidance if you’re not sure about the products.
People like using edibles for many reasons, but some of the main reasons are these:
- No more smoking, and no inhaling pollen, toxins, or any other organic matter that can cause allergies or irritate the lungs or throat
- When you make your own, control over ingredients and insight into what you’re consuming
- Longer-lasting effects
- Discreet way to consume cannabis without smell or gear
- Ability to dose precisely and maintain that precise dose over time