Cannabis Edibles in
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How Are Cannabis-Infused Edibles Produced?
Cannabis edibles, sometimes known as “weed edibles,” are commonly made with cannabis-infused butter or oil. To do so, a flower is ground and added to butter or cooking oil. Then, heat is added to the mix to decarboxylase and activate the cannabinoids. As a result, the concoction can be eaten in a number of forms and mixed with various flavors, making it one of the most popular methods of cannabis consumption today.
Most loved by long-time cannabis users or those with higher tolerance, as well as those with medical cards, edibles today have gone far beyond homemade brownies. In fact, many brands today have used the popularity of the edible to create a range of high-quality food products. Whether you love chocolate bars or gummies, there are THC-dominant edibles available for you. In addition, with the rise in tinctures, you can add a few drops of liquid THC to your own food, making an edible out of nearly anything.
With the rise in popularity of THC edibles, there are restaurants in a number of states that specialize in cannabis consumption. At Windy City Cannabis, you can trust that our products are from reputable brands and feature a designated percentage of THC, helping you avoid becoming uncomfortably high.
Benefits of Edible Cannabis
One of the biggest benefits of THC edibles is how long they last in your system. Typically, cannabis edibles, or “marijuana edibles,” can maintain that “high” feeling in your system for anywhere from four to eight hours after taking them, much longer than the average two hours when smoking. In addition, edibles feature a high potency that is wonderful for those dealing with physical pain, making them common for medical cardholders looking for options beyond other medications.
There is also a wide range of edible products available today to choose from, including beverages, mints, chocolate, gummies, and other candy options. At our local dispensaries, you can not only select products based on the effects you want but the flavors you prefer.
Lastly, edibles are the perfect alternative for those with sensitive respiratory systems who want to avoid the feeling of smoking or vaping yet still feel the effects of cannabis.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between CBD and THC edibles?
The key difference between CBD edibles and THC edibles is the cannabinoids they contain. CBD edibles are derived from hemp, contain high amounts of CBD, and contain very low amounts of THC. With this composition, CBD edibles do not create a “high” effect, instead, they’re considered to be calming. THC edibles, on the other hand, are derived from marijuana or hemp and have higher levels of THC, which results in that classic “high” feeling.
What is the appropriate edible dosage?
The right amount of edibles to consume depends on your unique needs and tolerances. Dosages can range anywhere from 1mg of THC to 500mg, and choosing the right dose for you takes a bit of trial and error. However, since edibles last long, and do take a bit longer to digest and feel the effects, it is best to start with a lower dosage and see how you feel. We recommend 2.5-5mg as a good place to start for beginners. More experienced users prefer taking more to feel the benefits more strongly.
How long to wait for edibles’ effects to kick in?
When it comes to edibles, the effects, or “high” won’t kick in for anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. For this reason, it’s important to not take too much too soon, as the effects may not hit for a bit. It is best to start with a lower amount when taking gummies or other edibles, and take more if needed.
How long do cannabis edibles’ effects last?
Typically, the “high” can last up to 12 hours, but usually peaks at around four. However, residual effects can last for up to 24 hours, so you may still experience some of the effects the next day.
What are the best edibles for beginners?
For those entirely new to edibles, an easy place to start with CBD edibles is to experiment with dosages before moving on to options with THC. In addition, lower dosages, like around 5mg, or edibles that are easy to divide, such as chocolates in a bar, are good for first-timers. Since gummies and chocolate bars are individually dosed, they are a good place to begin.