What are the benefits of edibles?

Edibles have become increasingly more popular. And for many great reasons, not only are they a great alternative for people who don’t want to smoke cannabis, but they are more than just an enjoyable snack that gets you higher and for a longer period of time. There are many other benefits of marijuana edibles

Consistent dosing
Unless you have a ton of experience it’s not easy to get the dosage right with smoking or using concentrates. With edibles you know what you are getting based on the package’s label.

Absorbs through digestive system

Do edibles slow digestion? Yes, when you smoke cannabis it is absorbed directly into your bloodstream through the lungs. This is why it begins taking effect almost immediately. 

But eating an edible needs to go through your digestive tract which takes longer to enter your bloodstream. But the effects will be more intense.  Many people claim that they feel more relaxed with edibles. This makes them the perfect option for muscle and joint pain. 

Health benefits of edibles

Because edibles are long lasting, it is effective at providing longer lasting relief from muscle spasm, pain, and relieving nausea and vomiting. Edibles are often used to treat poor appetite, and weight loss in people who have cancer, enhance sleep quality, and improve anxiety.

Harmless for lungs

There are positive effects when it comes to smoking marijuana, but one of the biggest downfalls is the negative effects that smoke has on our lungs. There are high levels of chemicals and tar associated with smoke. And depending on how much you smoke it can irritate your throat and lungs. 

Cannabis edibles do not have any harmful effects on your lungs since they go through your digestive system.

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What is an edible?

An edible is foods that are infused with marijuana. They contain THC which will cause the same high or euphoric feeling that you get from smoking cannabis. Most edibles will contain 10–15 mg of THC. High potent edibles can be at about 20 mg of THC.

However, a few of the major differences is that edibles take longer to take effect, can be more potent and last longer. It may take up to an hour for an edible to kick and can for 6 or more hours.

What are the most common types of edibles?

Cannabis can be infused with just about anything. Over the past decade what you can infuse it with has gone beyond the basic edible medicinal gummies, weed bears and brownies. But the most common types of edibles are baked goods. You buy them from edibles dispensaries or learn to make them on your own. 

Baked goods edibles

Ever wonder what does edibles taste like? Yummy deliciousness is the best way to describe it. Brownies are often the first thought when you think about edibles. But edibles come in so many different types of food and beverage products. You can find drinks infused with cannabinoids, chocolates, brownies and candies.

You can find recipes to create your own weed cookies or bread or you can purchase different types of edibles at dispensaries.

Hard candy edibles

Candy edibles vs brownies is more of a personal choice. If you want to know how to make hard candy edibles there are plenty of tutorials online that you can follow. You can also purchase them from your local dispensary.

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Are edibles better than smoking?

This is an ongoing debate. There are pros and cons to both smoking and edibles. So it really depends on you and the reasons that you are using medical marijuana.

Edibles have been effective at providing long lasting relief for various health conditions, both physically and mentally. 

Some of the benefits of thc edibles include, reduced anger, increased relaxation, relieves stress, and improved health symptoms like pain relief. But its long lasting effects might make certain aspects of your daily routine more difficult.

There are no additional benefits of thc gummies, however there are some benefits of indica edibles over sativa. Indica and sativa provide different effects. Sativas often give you a head high, increase energy and increase creativity and focus. While indicas give a full-body effect that helps you to relax and reduces insomnia.

What foods make edibles stronger?

The best time to eat edibles is on an empty stomach, however this can also cause digestive issues in some people. Eating edibles on an empty stomach will allow the effects to hit you harder and faster than when you eat an edible on full stomach. When you have a full stomach it takes longer to kick in. But there are some foods that you can eat to increase the effects from edibles. You’ll want to eat foods high in omega 3 fatty acids alongside your edibles, such as avocados, olive oil, dark chocolate and chia seeds.

Another way to enhance your high is to eat foods high in terpenes, such as mangoes, broccoli and nuts. Some medical marijuana strains might already have terpenes in them. 

How long are edibles good for?

For the most part edibles will last between 3-6 months before losing their potency. This depends on how they were made and if they were properly stored. After this time the food will likely become stale and the THC starts to degrade.

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Find edibles dispensaries

There is no lack of edible dispensaries in your local areas. And with the increase in popularity you’ll likely find that more and more are popping up. No matter what you’ll want to consider getting your medical card. At Verts, we can help you get your card at no cost to you. We’ll even take the time to answer any questions that you might have about edible thc in system, how they can affect you, what the best ones are and more. 

Give us a call today and we’ll help you get the process started so you can begin enjoying the many benefits of medical marijuana whether it’s eating edibles or smoking.

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