What are Cannabis-Infused Edibles and How Strong are They?
An edible is a food item infused with the therapeutic properties of the cannabis plant. Cannabis-infused edibles can come in the form of hard candies, gummies, chocolates, cookies, and even cannabis-infused beverages. Modern-day cannabis edibles are a far cry from your Uncle Mark’s Space Cakes. When you shop at a legal dispensary such as Torrey Holistics, you can be assured that the tasty treats behind the counter are lab-tested and compliant with state regulations. Furthermore, an individual can be confident that the product they consume contains the precise amount of cannabis claimed on its label.
One of the main benefits of consuming cannabis-infused edibles is that they provide relief without having to smoke or vape, making them an attractive alternative for those who don’t want to inhale their cannabis. Edibles can also be used for microdosing since they’re often sold in low doses. Cannabis-infused chocolate bars, for instance, are oftentimes divided into 5-10mg sections. Increasingly, edibles such as hard candies and mints are produced with only 1-5mg per piece. Tinctures can provide even more control over dosing due to the dropper used to dispense liquid. For the consumer, this precise control over dosing with edibles can be a safeguard against getting too high.
How Soon Will I Feel the Effects?
The effects of a cannabis-infused edible can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to onset, which is why you don’t want to eat the whole chocolate bar or bag of gummies at once! Since each person metabolizes food at a different rate, it’s difficult to measure the exact activation time when it comes to consuming cannabis edibles. Like any other food that is ingested, the cannabis edible travels through the digestive tract and is absorbed into the bloodstream over time. Cannabis professionals commonly advise clients to “start low and go slow.” In other words, start out by taking a small dose of 1-5mg and waiting a full two hours before ingesting more. If you are worried about taking too much, remember that CBD blunts the psychoactive effects of THC and can bring you back if you overdo it. Keep a high-CBD tincture on hand and you’ll always be able to find your way back home.
How Much do Edibles Typically Cost?
The price of a cannabis-infused edible depends on what kind of food item it is and the potency of the formula used to create it. Cannabis edibles can be purchased in up to 100mg quantities, or as singles. There is a kind of treat for everything you can imagine, and it just depends upon your budget and what you are in the mood for.
New to cannabis edibles? Try a 2mg beverage, such as one from CANN Social Tonics, to see how it makes you feel. Once you are comfortable with that experience, then explore other higher potency products. This is a cost-effective and conservative approach to enjoying your cannabis experience. If you are still unsure, Torrey Holistics’ knowledgable cannabis consultants are happy to provide more information on dosing with cannabis-infused edibles.
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