If you enjoy consuming cannabis but prefer not to smoke, edibles are an excellent — and healthier — alternative. Cannabis edibles are also becoming increasingly popular, especially sweets; a 2017 report by New Frontier Data revealed that candies captured 44% of the American edibles market share, while tinctures comprised 17% of the total market. However, it’s important to know as much as possible about these products before ingesting them. This means learning about their benefits and disadvantages, the concentration of chemical compounds they contain, and how they are packaged, advertised, and sold.
Common Questions About Cannabis Edibles
Cannabis edibles come in many different forms, including fruit-flavored chewables, chocolates, brownies, and drinks such as root beer. Although there are dozens of questions first-time consumers of weed edibles may have, here are five especially common queries about this format.
Can You Overdose On Edibles?
It is not possible to actually “overdose” on marijuana edibles. These products are completely safe. If you hear about somebody being “severely affected” by edibles, this person likely chose goods with high doses of THC or CBD and/or may have a low tolerance level. (THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that generates the “high” sensation associated with the drug.)
How Do The Effects Induced By Edibles Compare To Those Caused By Smoking?
Smoking cannabis typically produces faster-acting effects. Edibles, on the other hand, are significantly slower and longer-lasting. It can frequently take as much as four hours to experience the full results. However, you have a substantially lower risk of experiencing coughing or lung irritation when consuming edibles compared to smoking. Additionally, edibles do not normally have as strong a smell as cannabis joints.
How Do You Know How Much CBD Or THC You Are Consuming?
The answer to this question depends on the type of edible you have chosen. If you are consuming a purchased edible, the packaging label should include the exact concentration of CBD and THC (expressed as a percentage). If you are creating your own base for your edibles, (e.g., butter) the exact percentage of THC and CBD likely depends on multiple things, including the bud you have chosen, the serving size of the recipe and how the ingredients are added. Be sure to test your cannabutter to gain a more accurate result for the concentration of cannabinoids. Most major companies that manufacture edibles test their products at least three times in order to determine this figure.
What Are The Benefits Of Consuming Cannabis-infused Edibles?
There are several advantages to consuming cannabis-infused edibles. The main three benefits are:
- Longer-lasting effects: This can be especially beneficial if you are consuming edibles for medical purposes.
- Higher concentrations of THC or CBD: If you’re seeking a high dose of CBD or THC, edibles are your best option.
- No smell, better taste: Edibles only smell during one stage of the production process: when the CBD (or THC) is heated or extracted.
Should I Avoid Doing Certain Activities After Consuming Edibles?
Most cannabis experts strongly advise against participating in certain activities while under the influence of edibles. These activities include driving, operating sophisticated machinery, or carrying heavy objects. You should wait at least four hours after ingesting edibles to perform any of these actions.
Ultimately, it’s important to follow the same basic recommendations for choosing cannabis edibles as you might receive for other drug-infused products: select goods you enjoy consuming and begin with small doses. In Colorado, for example, an edible dose is defined as 10 milligrams (mg).
Speak To The Cannabis Edibles Experts At Pure Oasis
Reach out to the professionals at Pure Oasis for more information about cannabis edibles and their benefits. We are Boston’s first recreational marijuana dispensary and provide a user-friendly experience that includes budtenders who are extremely knowledgeable about all of our high-quality products.
If you prefer not to smoke cannabis (via pre-rolled joints, blunts, or bongs) or can’t due to a medical condition, then edibles are an excellent alternative to consider. This option is especially recommended to those who are just beginning their weed experience.
Pure Oasis’s edibles production process is meticulous. We always verify that the level of THC in our products is safe and use cannabutter or canna-oil (which can be mixed with any type of cooking oil) to make baked goods. For liquid edibles, drops of cannabis extracts or tinctures are introduced into the drinks. Remember that each body processes edibles differently, so be sure to begin with the smallest dose available. We are dedicated to offering our customers the best experience possible.
Call Pure Oasis today at (617) 420-6837 or contact us online to learn more about our products.