Marijuana Edibles: Pro’s and Con’s

Based on an article published by the Medical Marijuana Review, the edible trade has witnessed record-high demand in recent times. Based on the review, this was triggered by not just the popularity of the edibles but also the number of users interested in having a taste of goodies that are cannabis-induced. Alongside the medicinal uses of cannabis, which played a key role in legalization,  edibles companies are gradually stepping up their game.

This is evident, as many of such companies operating in states such as California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington have been championing the legalization of the cannabis movement. All of which are credited to their souring sales and record demand for edibles in these states. According to Medical Marijuana Review, 85-90% of the adult population are considering oral modes of consumption in the future.

Cannabis Edibles

When we hear edibles, the first thing that comes to mind is anything eatable. However, cannabis edibles are products that are cannabis-induced and come in varied forms. Some of which include oils, tinctures, butter, and even the plant itself. In addition, edible comes in the form of cookies, brownies, cakes, cupcakes and of course other foods like firecrackers, cereal, tea, coffee, and lots more.

Pro’s and Con’s of Eating Edibles

Pro’s

  • Edibles are usually very tasty
  • Edibles are very easy to deal with. This is evident for consumers who live in states where you can just buy them.
  • Unlike cannabis which when smoked can damage your lungs, edibles are void of such threats.  
  • While cannabis gives a head high, edibles, on the other hand, offer more of a body high.

Con’s

  • The high achieved from edibles take longer to hit full gear.
  • Since edibles take longer to kick in, it’s advisable to stay clear of it. Especially when you have driving-related commitments hours after consuming the edibles.
  • Cannabis edible are most often than not very costly especially when you buy them. However, making them is way cheaper.
  • Controlling the intake of cannabis edibles is a very difficult trick to pull off.

Too Baked Off Edibles? We Got You Covered.

Whenever you find are very high on cannabis edibles, the following points will provide a calming effect.

  • Place yourself in a relaxed mood while freeing your mind from the stress of the day.
  • According to some researchers, smelling pepper can help curb the high gotten form cannabis edibles
  • A cold bath has also been proven to work wonders for persons high on edibles
  • Good Food is also a must-have for a person high on edibles
  • Drinking Water not only keeps you hydrated but also helps flush your system of the high associated with the edible. Remember its body and not head high
  • Having a good best rest with your eyes closed is also necessary.

The Process of Digesting Edibles

While food needs to be digested for the body to make use of its nutrients, edibles are somewhat similar in nature. The only difference is the high feeling associated with cannabis-induced edibles, which kicks in some 30 minutes to one hour after digestion. The process of digesting edible begins.

Step 1: The moment you begin to eat or chew up the edibles

Step 2: The Edible is then swallowed and makes way into the stomach

Step 3: When it arrives at the stomach, the real or secondary digestion process begins

Step 4: While fully digested, the stomach then distributes the varied nutrients received from the edibles to the different part of the body

Step 5: When all of this done, only then can the body feel the full force of the THC in the edible

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