If you’re a medical or recreational marijuana user, you have probably heard of the term edibles. Edibles are another way to consume THC or CBD, for recreational and medicinal purposes including brownies, cookies, and gummy bears.
Marijuana edibles are a popular way to medicate. In states where marijuana is legal, you can find many different types of edibles at dispensaries, but what exactly is an edible? And how do they work? This blog post will cover all of the types of edibles available in today’s market and help guide your decision when it comes time to purchase one for yourself.
Many types of marijuana edibles are made from marijuana butter or oil. These may be the most popular edible form on the market and can range in potency depending on what you’re looking for. Marijuana butter generally contains a strong concentration of THC, the cannabinoid responsible for creating marijuana’s intoxicating effects. It can also be infused into cooking oil, giving it a light green color and making it very easy to use in recipes that require baking or sauteing before serving, like marijuana brownies, salad dressings, gummies, and MANY more.
How long do marijuana edibles take to work?
Marijuana edibles are known to take longer than smoking marijuana for you to feel their full effects. This is because THC has to pass through your liver before entering your bloodstream; however, when marijuana edibles are processed by the digestive system instead of inhaled (when eaten), this process slows down significantly. The digestion process results in a much stronger effect from marijuana edibles than other consumption methods such as smoking or vaping. This means they last longer but have higher doses of marijuana.
Many people enjoy eating marijuana edibles because they think they’ll never have to worry about how much is too much; however, this is not reality. It’s important to remember that everyone has different tolerance levels when consuming THC, so always start with small doses and wait at least 60 minutes before deciding whether or not you need more! The effects tend to last longer than smoking marijuana, ranging anywhere from four to eight hours.
Types Of Edibles
Marijuana edibles are made differently depending on where you purchase them, but most marijuana dispensaries will offer these edible products for sale whether you live in Las Vegas, near a Dispensary in Santa Ana, California, or the mountains of Colorado, you’ll readily find edibles available.
Marijuana edibles like brownies and cookies contain marijuana butter as an ingredient. They also include flour, sugar, water, baking soda & powder—just like regular baked goods! The only difference? A little bit of weed butter (or oil, depending on your recipe) goes into them too.
Some bakeries will even make wedding cakes for those special occasions with cannabis butter or oil as an ingredient! As weed culture has grown over the past few years, so has this industry’s creativity to create new edible products such as THC & CBD infused coffee drinks, sodas & juices.
Some of the top marijuana edibles year in and year out are:
Brownies are one of the absolute favorites for anyone eating edibles because they’re easy to make and a great dessert. Brownies (or any other kind of baked goods) are great for those who want to medicate without others knowing because the smell is nonexistent compared with smoking weed in public.
Most people love chocolate chip cookies; however, some dispensaries will offer different kinds of marijuana edibles, such as sugar wafer cookies infused with THC & CBD oils. Cookies tend not to last long around the house as gummies.
Many marijuana dispensaries will sell marijuana gummies, which are a popular choice for many marijuana users. Gummy bears, worms, and every mold imaginable are a crowd pleaser for all ages because they’re tasty, look like candy, and often have a great deal of THC in each bite. You can find them in all shapes and sizes, with different flavors available to suit your preference, whether it’s grape or watermelon flavored. The best gummies will be made from organic ingredients such as raw honey, natural flavorings, and fruit juice. Marijuana Gummies keep their shape better than other edible products thanks to the gelatin used when making them.
A marijuana-infused soda is another edibles option that gets the job done without too much hassle on your part since you don’t have to bake anything yourself from scratch—though this comes at the cost of being less potent than other marijuana edibles such as brownies & cookies baking goods because they’re not made using butter or oil.
Some marijuana dispensaries will sell marijuana-infused drinks that taste just like soda. Most of these cannabis beverages are sweetened with cane sugar, but some marijuana dispensaries may offer stevia as an alternative to those who want a zero-calorie option or for people on special diets looking to stay healthy while enjoying their weed at the same time!
Another popular marijuana “edible” is coffee because it gives you energy and gets you up in the morning. There’s nothing better than starting your day off right with a cup of joe—and marijuana edibles can help make this dream become a reality by infusing caffeine into different types of drinkable liquids such as tea & creamers.
Cannabis oil can also be used to create marijuana-infused coffee beans, so all you have to do when it comes in the morning is grind them up and brew.
Coffee drinks infused with THC oil provide those who need their morning cup of joe and time with Mary Jane.
Some dispensaries offer marijuana candy bars made with marijuana oil or cannabutter as an ingredient. These marijuana edibles are an excellent choice for anyone who wants to eat their weed. Many marijuana edible enthusiasts love candy bars mostly because they don’t taste like marijuana, which is great if you’re looking for something to snack on that won’t ruin your appetite before dinner time rolls around.
These can be infused with any kind of flavor that you want depending on your preference, including traditional sweet treats such as peanut butter cups & snickers mixed with more unique options like key lime pie, coconut rum fudge brownies, blueberry cheesecake, and raspberry truffle—to name a few.
Another marijuana edible option is marijuana lollipops, which are a great choice for those who want to medicate and keep their hands busy.
Marijuana Lollipops come in all shapes and sizes with different flavored options, including grape, watermelon, cherry & bubble gum depending on your preference.
A marijuana-infused lollipop can also be used as an alternative way of smoking weed discreetly by sucking instead of inhaling—which reduces the risk of lung irritation caused by smoke inhalation from traditional methods such as bongs or rolled up papers/joints—a great option for those who want to medicate without others knowing.
I ate too many marijuana edibles, what should I do?
If you’ve eaten too many marijuana edibles, don’t panic. First off, it’s important to know that marijuana is non-toxic, so even if you do eat too much weed food, there are no serious side effects other than the munchies, fatigue, and in rare cases, paranoia for a few minutes. Just make sure not to drive or operate heavy machinery when this happens because your reaction times could be heavily affected by marijuana edibles. And if you do get affected by paranoia, keep in mind that it’ll be over shortly, and it’s just weed. It’s not going to have any actual negative effect on you or your body.
The best way to get rid of the high caused by marijuana edibles is simple: drink lots of water & eat something healthy like fruit or crackers until you feel better. This can help reduce how long it takes for THC metabolites in your body to clear out, which will eventually bring down the intensity level of your high significantly. One of our favorite things to do is drink lots of milk and cookies. Something in milk binds to the THC molecules to get them out of your system quicker when combined with sugar.
Some dispensaries may even carry vegan marijuana edibles made from organic ingredients like coconut oil instead of butter or dairy products.
These marijuana edibles are great for anyone who is vegan, lactose intolerant, has dietary restrictions. They’re also great for anyone looking to cut down on the amount of butter they consume in their diet and also happen to taste just as good as the non-vegan versions as well.
One of our favorite marijuana edibles that use coconut oil instead of butter to create a magical concoction includes your favorite strain of marijuana-infused chocolate bars & cookies (which can be gluten, soy, dairy, or nut-free) and sprinkling it all over edible ice cream. It’s a definite must for anyone who’s had a few experiences eating edibles. Plus, they’re also made with organic hemp seeds, which makes them a healthy alternative!
As you can see, edibles come in a wide variety of selections and flavors. Just remember: start low and go slow when eating marijuana edibles so that you know exactly how your body will react. And most of all, enjoy!