Most people can probably agree that cannabis edibles are the most delicious way to enjoy marijuana. Sure, some cannabis connoisseurs develop an appreciation for the flower’s natural taste, but it’s hard to beat premium edibles. Gummies, chocolates, and cannabis drinks have changed the way people experience THC. The effects of edibles are slightly different from inhaled cannabis, so there are a few things to know before you choose a flavor and dig in.
How Do Edibles Work?
When you eat activated THC, it goes through your digestive system. This way of processing cannabinoids is significantly different from what happens when you breathe THC into your lungs. Some people say edibles make them feel different from what they normally experience with other cannabis forms like flower or concentrates. Like other forms of cannabis, though, edibles often share characteristics with the strains used to make them.
Timing Cannabis Edibles
Unlike smoking, eating an edible doesn’t lead to immediate results. It normally takes about an hour (and sometimes even longer) before people feel an edible effect. This makes it important to wait a while before deciding your edible didn’t work or eating more. Some days your edible will take longer to kick in depending on what else you’ve had to eat and various other factors.
Once you start to feel something from your sucker, gummy, or chocolate, you may also notice that the feeling lasts longer. A lot of our customers say that eating an edible makes them feel intense effects for longer than they would after smoking cannabis. Don’t underestimate how concentrated the THC is in these delicious cannabis products.
While 10mg is often considered to be a single serving size, the most appealing amount will be different for everyone. The general rule of thumb is to start with smaller serving sizes and take things slowly until you can see the effects. This is especially true if it’s one of the first times you’ve tried edibles.