Cannabis edibles have gained popularity in recent years for their unique benefits and experiences. Many cannabis companies are spending a lot of R&D money on perfecting the ideal edible, utilizing new technology and different forms of cannabis concentrates from live resin, rosin and distillate. Unlike smoking or vaping cannabis, edibles offer a discreet and convenient way to consume cannabis. Additionally, the effects of edibles tend to last longer, providing a prolonged experience for users. In this article, we will explore the various benefits of cannabis edibles and why they have become a popular mode of consumption for consumers.
Long-lasting effects of cannabis edibles
When you smoke cannabis the medicine enters into your body through the lungs, then enters into the bloodstream. When consuming cannabis edibles, the medicine enters through the digestive tracts, metabolizing in the liver before traveling through the rest of the body. Because the THC is first processed in the liver it then transforms into 11-hydroxy-THC which is more potent. This compound takes anywhere from 30-90 minutes to kick-in lasting anywhere from 4-12 hours depending on the dosage.
For those consuming for long-lasting relief such as pain, anxiety or insomnia cannabis edibles are a good option. Additionally, taking edibles allows for a gradual effect. Oftentimes you’ll hear the advice “slow and low” which means taking a small bite of an edible, wait for the effects and then eat more depending on your tolerance level. Today edibles come in various milligram forms from micro dosed 2.5 mgs, to 5-10mg for the average adult consumer, and 25+mg for medicinal patients and more experienced consumers.
As the cannabis industry continues to evolve many companies are rolling out technology that allows the edible to become fast acting. Wana brands, recently came out with their “Quick” line of gummies that offers a 5-15 minute onset with a 2-4 duration. This product may be a good option for someone looking for quicker effects with less long lasting results.
Discreet consumption is a huge plus for cannabis edible consumers! As we continue to break down stigmas around cannabis consumption there are still many people who get turned off from cannabis smoke. Edibles are a great alternative for consumers who are looking to keep their consumption on the DL. They are also awesome for those who live in apartments/homes where they can’t consume freely. This is a great option for parents, high tolerance patients, and many more.
With a wide variety of options available, such as gummies, chocolates, salty snacks, and more, you can easily incorporate edibles into your daily routine without raising any eyebrows. Plus, the lack of a strong odor means you can enjoy them discreetly without worrying about the lingering smell.
Personally, I have found cannabis edibles are a much more convenient mode of consumption as I can take a small bite of an edible and go on with my day without having to spend the time to combust the cannabis and deal with the after effects from the smell.
Some of my current favorites include Crescent Canna’s line of edibles from their 25 MG Meteor Bites, Delta-9 Canna Moon Gummies, and Canna Seltzer. There is sure to be an edible option you’ll love from this company!
One of the top benefits of consuming cannabis edibles is the ability to have precise dosing. Unlike other forms of cannabis consumption, such as smoking or vaping, edibles are typically labeled with the exact amount of THC or CBD they contain. This is especially beneficial for individuals who require specific amounts for medical purposes. With precise dosing, you can easily control and monitor your intake, ensuring that you are getting the desired effects without any guesswork. This level of accuracy allows for a more personalized and tailored experience, making edibles a popular choice among medical cannabis users.
Potential health benefits
Cannabis edibles can offer potential health benefits, such as pain relief, relaxation, improved sleep, and reduced anxiety. However, it’s important to note that individual experiences may vary.
Many individuals have reported that consuming cannabis edibles has helped them find relief from chronic pain, whether it be from conditions such as arthritis or migraines. The cannabinoids in the edibles interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in regulating pain perception. This can result in a reduction in pain and discomfort.
Additionally, cannabis edibles have been known to promote relaxation and help individuals unwind after a long day. The calming effects can help reduce stress and anxiety, allowing for a more peaceful state of mind.
Utilizing cannabis edibles in your yoga or meditation practice is another great way to enjoy the effects from the plant medicine. I’ve found cannabis edibles also help create a deeper mind-body connection which allows you to drop deeper into your practice with ease, turning off the noise from the outside world.
For those struggling with sleep issues, cannabis edibles may offer a solution. The sedative properties of certain strains can help individuals fall asleep faster and stay asleep throughout the night. This can lead to improved sleep quality and overall well-being, just be aware of your dosage as sometimes you can wake up still feeling groggy from the after effects of the cannabis. If you need to get up and feel fresh in the morning, consider taking a dosage earlier in the evening to allow the medicine enough time to process.
It’s important to note that while cannabis edibles can offer potential health benefits, individual experiences may vary. It’s always recommended to start with a low dose and gradually increase as needed, while also consulting with a healthcare professional if you have any underlying medical conditions
As technology has continued to evolve in the cannabis space, companies are getting more creative with their products, as consumer demands are moving towards “clean consumption” options. One company in Colorado that has really taken edible consumption to the next level is Olio. Olio Live Edibles are a revolutionary, strain-specific, all-natural fruit-flavored gummy. Utilizing Olioʼs award-winning rosin and DAY THREE LABS™ pharmaceutical grade technology, we have created the first edible that delivers a true fast acting Delta-9 high, with our tasty terps and an incredible cannabinoid profile.
Cannabis consumers are taking special care in ensuring the products they are consuming are clean, no longer settling for the distillate products of the past. Many companies are now offering live resin, and live rosin products that offer a “cleaner high” many consumers have come to love. If you are lucky enough to live in a legal state consumers now more than ever have many different types of products at their fingertips. From smoking, to vaping, edibles and more the cannabis industry is continuing to evolve at a steady pace.
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