10 Things to Know About EdiblesAugust 7, 2023
Cannabis is gaining popularity thanks to increased legalization of medicinal and recreational variants. Still, when people think of marijuana, they typically envision the plant, with...
If you enjoy consuming marijuana but prefer to avoid smoking, then cookies and other edible goods may be a suitable alternative to try. When prepared properly, weed cookies can generate an equally relaxing sensation compared to cannabis in other forms, such as joints or vaping pens. However, these types of cookies only last a certain amount of time, therefore, it’s important to know how to keep them fresh.
As with any other food product, one notable indication of a weed cookie’s shelf life is the “best by” date on the package. You should also check to see if there is a separate expiration date, as this date reveals exactly when the cookies are no longer safe for consumption. If the cookies contain preservatives (sodium benzoate, benzene, calcium sorbate, etc.), they will likely be more durable than those that lack preservatives. Generally speaking, weed cookies can often last anywhere between three and six months.
A science-based information resource, Marijuana FactCheck, reports that extracts of the drug, which are used in edibles, can contain an average of 50% THC (the primary psychoactive compound found in cannabis) and sometimes up to 90%. According to marijuana experts, the potency of THC often degrades gradually over time; however, when it comes in an edible form, THC can maintain its power for approximately up to six months. Contrarily to THC, the cannabinoid CBD is significantly stable.
There are also other factors that typically impact a marijuana product’s degradation rate, such as the amount of oxygen contained in the edible and the type of environment it is stored in (basic or acidic).
One of the most important things to remember regarding cookies and baked goods, in general, is that they must not be left exposed to air or they will easily go stale. Weed cookies are no different in this sense; they should only be stored in the pantry for a few (3 to 4) days and then move them to the fridge. If you don’t expect to consume the cookies for another few weeks or months, then the freezer is the best place for longer storage. As long as you keep cookies stored in an airtight container (Tupperware®, jar, etc.), there is no need to worry about them losing their freshness. Be sure to also keep in mind how frequently you go grocery shopping.
In today’s world, consumers are often faced with dozens of options for the same type of food product making it difficult to choose. However, not all weed cookies are the same: they often have different nutritional values, guidelines for dosage amounts, and warnings for people with special dietary restrictions. After considering all of the health-related aspects of weed cookies, you can also base your final decision on flavor (i.e. sweet vs. salty), given that cookies can have many different tastes and consistencies.
As with any food product, be sure to consume weed cookies in moderation. If you don’t think you can realistically consume many cookies within a short time frame, you should probably either purchase them in small quantities or, if you buy in large amounts, store some of the cookies somewhere safe, such as the freezer, in order to keep them fresh.
Pay a visit to Pure Oasis, Boston’s first recreational cannabis dispensary, for more information about how long weed cookies typically last. We provide a user-friendly experience and our staff is very knowledgeable about all of our products, which means they can offer expert recommendations that are based on your unique lifestyle and preferences regarding the desired effect.
At Pure Oasis, we always ensure that all of our edible products have safe levels of THC, which is infused into either canna-butter or canna-oil. Reactions to edibles often take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to become apparent, which is longer than the effects typically produced by inhaling cannabis smoke. For this reason, it is important not to consume more than the amount that we recommend. The edibles we provide come in the form of fruit chews, chocolate, and root beer. We can help make a decision as to which form and strain is the optimal choice based on your wants and needs.
We are also heavily invested in our community, which means that we strive to support local events. Call Pure Oasis today at 617-420-6837 or contact us online and one of our experienced budtenders will respond to you in a timely manner.
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