What is a Cannabis-Infused Edible and How Strong are They?
An edible is a food item that has been infused with the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant. They can come in the form of hard candy, gummies, chocolate, cookies, and they even make cannabis-infused beverages now. Modern-day cannabis-infused edibles are a far cry from your uncle Mark’s space cakes. Today’s tasty treats are lab tested and compliant. Consumers can be confident that the product contains the precise dose that it claims on the label.
One of the main benefits of consuming cannabis-infused edibles is that they provide all of the relief without having to smoke or vape, making them an attractive alternative for those who don’t want to ingest their medicine into their lungs. Edibles can also be used effectively for micro-dosing since they’re often sold in low doses. For instance, chocolate bars are divided up into 10 mg sections, hard candies, and mints are routinely produced with 5 mg per piece potency, and tinctures can provide even more control over dosing. For the consumer, the precise control over dosing provided by edibles can be a safeguard against taking too much and getting “too high”.
How Soon Will I Feel the Effects?
The effects of a cannabis-infused edible can take anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours to feel, which is why you don’t want to eat the whole chocolate bar or bag of gummies at once! Since each person metabolizes food uniquely to their own system, it’s difficult to measure exact activation time when it comes to cannabis edibles. Like any other food that gets ingested, the cannabis edible will travel through the digestive tract and become absorbed into the bloodstream over time. Cannabis professionals commonly advise clients to “start low and go slow”. This means, take the recommended dose of 10 mg and wait an hour before ingesting more. If you’re worried about taking too much, remember that CBD counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC and can bring you back if you overdo it. Keep a bottle of Dr. Raw Focus formula tincture on hand and you’ll always be able to find your way back home.
How Much do They Typically Cost?
The price of cannabis-infused edibles depends on what kind of treat it is and the potency of the formula. Cannabis edibles can be purchased for as low as $18 for gummies, $20 for chocolate, and up to $60 for a bottle of cannabis-infused wine. There’s every kind of treat you can imagine and it just depends upon your budget and what you’re in the mood for. New to cannabis edibles? Try a 10 mg beverage to see how it makes you feel, once you’re comfortable with that experience then explore other higher potency products. That is a cost-effective and conservative approach to enjoying your cannabis experience.