Edibles: A Sweet Treat

Cannabis edibles are a great way to get your daily dose of THC. They come in many different forms, from chocolate bars and cookies to gummies and suckers – edibles can be a tasty treat any time of day! Edibles are perfect for those who have trouble smoking or vaping marijuana because edibles require no combusting material. This means that they’re also an ideal choice for those who want to avoid the strong smell often associated with marijuana use. They also tend to work better for pain management

What are cannabis edibles?

The traditional method of consuming cannabis is, of course, to inhale it. Edibles, on the other hand, involve ingesting marijuana and can be in a variety of forms. You might find edibles to be more mellow than the traditional method because THC is processed differently when ingested rather than inhaled.
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The early days of edibles revolved primarily around baked goods (brownies, cookies, etc.) which were made at home. With the advent of legalized cannabis, edibles are finding their way to the commercial market and can be found in a variety of forms.
A few types of delicious edibles that we offer include gummies, chocolate bars, cookies, lollypops, and drinks that are made with cannabis. We even have caramel chews, called Cheeba Chews.

The basics of cannabis edibles

A question many have in regards to edibles is, how are they made? Edibles are typically made with concentrate cannabis in three forms: hash oil, cannabutter, and infused oil. Because the cannabis found in edibles comes in a concentrated form, marijuana edibles can offer a stronger, more intense high than traditional methods if one is not careful with his or her dosage.

How to use a cannabis edible

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It’s important to remember that edibles can take up to two hours for the psychoactive effects of THC to kick in and last much longer than other cannabis products. If you’re not sure what dosage is best suited for your needs, it is best to start out with a smaller dosage and wait at least an hour before taking more weed edibles, because it is quite easy to ingest too much.
The effect of marijuana edibles can also vary greatly depending on the individual and the circumstances. Some edibles may be too potent for some people, while others who are more experienced with edibles might want to go for a larger dosage at first because they know their tolerance better.
How much you have had to eat and drink can play a role as well. Edibles are processed by the digestive system and the THC enters your bloodstream in the same manner as nutrients from your food. So if you’re eating edibles on an empty stomach, for example, the THC will enter your bloodstream faster.

Dosage guidelines

As mentioned before, edibles are consumed by ingesting marijuana whereas other methods of consuming cannabis involve inhaling it. So while dosage with edibles is much more difficult to measure, they do come in low-dose portions so that you can control how much marijuana edibles affect you.

If edibles are to be taken on a regular basis, it is best to keep an eye on the number of edibles consumed in one sitting for the first few days or weeks until your tolerance builds up and also take note of any side effects so they can be addressed.
The effects of edibles last much longer than traditional methods too–upwards of four hours for some individuals! It is wise to keep that in mind when trying edibles for the first time.

To learn more about cannabis edibles, give us a call or stop by Frost Exotic Cannabis Denver Dispensary and talk with one of our expert budtenders!
2949 W Alameda Ave
Denver, CO 80219

Open 8am – 11:50pm, daily

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