An Introduction to Using Edibles
What constitutes as an edible?An edible can be any anything orally consumed that is infused with the active chemical compounds in cannabis, such as THC and CBD. More often than not, edibles are generally candies, baked goods, cooking oils, drinks and capsules.
What are the common dosages for edibles?Doses can vary depending on quite a few variables. Most edibles purchased in a store setting will be anywhere between 10 MG and 100 MG. 10 MG is usually considered a standard dose, but you will find some that are as low as 1.5 MG of THC and others as high as 500 MG. Home made edibles can be harder to give an accurate strength. Keep in mind that most products that are above 40 MG are usually meant to be cut into smaller pieces and not for single use.
How long does it take for edibles to take effect?Like we discuss in our blog "Getting started with Edibles" the average time for an edible to take effect can vary between half an hour and two hours, as the active compounds are digested in your stomach and processed in your liver. Other factors can play a role in how long it takes to feel the effects, such as whether or not you have eaten a meal recently, physical activity, etc.
Do all edibles make a user high?No, not all edibles have psychoactive effects. products that only consume CBD will, in general, not affect the user's mental state. However, users may feel a calming sensation from CBD products. Edibles that contain THC will have an effect on users that can, when not eating a proper dose, have a much more powerful feel to flower or vaporizers.
How are edibles priced?There are a few variables that go into pricing of edibles, such as the total amount of active THC or CBD in the product, the type of product (gummies, hard candies, baked goods, cooking oils, etc.), the difficulty of method of THC or CBD extraction used to make the product, operation scale (industrial vs. local shop) and single use (lollypop) vs multipack (gummy bears).
It's my first time trying edibles, what should I do?First, you should check out our blog post on edibles. There we have all of the introductions broken down. However, if this is your first time we recommend starting with a smaller dose (1-5 MG), waiting an hour and if you don't feel anything try eating another low dose. This will help you avoid the horror stories of eating too much and being rocketed to the moon. Think of dosing like adding salt while cooking. You can always add more salt later, but you can't take it out once it has been added.
What are the most popular edibles?as far as store bought goes gummies, lollypops and chocolates are the most popular products. Home made tend to be baked goods such as cookies, brownies, etc. However, you can use infused cooking oils to make just about anything including breads, pastas, chicken wings...your only limit is your imagination. However, be warned that unless you know what you are doing the dosage in home made products can vary greatly and it probably is not the best idea to make an entire Thanksgiving meal with infused products.
I want to learn more about edibles, how can I do that?We are constantly updating our site and will have updates in our learning center, as well as be on the lookout for our up and coming cooking section. Also, you can never go wrong with consulting your local dispensary,
I want to make my own products at home. How do I go about doing that?If this is your first time trying to cook with infused oils, we recommend picking up some infused olive oil, honey or even coconut oil from your local dispensary. You can also make your own oil by infusing it with your favorite strain, but for the most consistent dosage, use the store bought and follow the directions of your budtender.
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