Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Edibles
What Are Cannabis Edibles?
Edible cannabis products are any type of food items that have been infused with cannabis extracts.
In Ontario, it is legal to sell, purchase, and produce edible cannabis products. They are the smoke-free alternative to consuming cannabis. They are commercially sold in the form of baked goods, beverages, but are most commonly found in cannabis infused chocolate or gummies. These cannabis infused products contain active ingredients such as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Varying concentrations of these ingredients will impact the kind of experience that you will have when consuming weed edibles.
How Do They Work?
Instead of absorbing CBD and THC through the lungs and directly into the blood stream from smoking marijuana, these active ingredients are absorbed into the body through the digestive tract.
The CBD and THC components are digested, broken down, and then metabolized in the liver. From that point on, the active ingredients are transported to the brain and the central nervous system via the bloodstream, and the desired effect occurs. Because the edibles need to be digested, the effects will be delayed by 30 minutes or a couple of hours, compared to the instant effect that smoking produces. Be mindful of the delay, as it often contributes to ingesting more edibles and could lead to overconsumption.
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Pros & Cons of Cannabis Edibles
- Compared to smoking and inhaling dried cannabis, weed edibles do not pose any unwanted risks to lung health, and can be enjoyed discretely.
- The effects of consuming cannabis edibles can last longer and can be stronger depending on concentrations.
- There is an abundance of variety in products, flavours, and concentrations. If you do not like the smell of marijuana, this is a great alternative!
- Considering that the effects are delayed due to the time it takes to digest and enter the blood stream, there is a higher risk of overconsumption when dealing with edibles.
What To Consider When Buying Edibles
Always make sure to read the labels! If you are a fairly new or inexperienced cannabis user, try to choose a product with low levels of THC & and a moderate amount of CBD. You should also become familiar with milligrams (mg). This will be the most important factor in controlling your dosages and your experience.
Users run many risks when buying illegal and unlicensed cannabis products. Since unlicensed products do not need to be regulated, they could be contaminated, mislabeled, unsafe, and can also result in legal repercussions. We are licensed vendors and abide by the regulating practices of the cannabis industry. Trust the Oz Store to be your cannabis edible supplier!