When you think of cannabis edibles, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Some of the most common products on the market include chocolates, brownies, cookies, and gummies. There are numerous infused drinks, too, such as flavored waters, seltzers, coffees, and more. You might be surprised to see that many dispensaries carry other infused products such as cannabis gum and mints.
What Are Edibles?
Edibles are a category of cannabis that includes cannabis-infused foods and drinks. Some of the most popular selections include:
- Hard candies
- Baked treats such as cookies and brownies
- Flavored water
- Sparkling water
These products work a bit differently than other cannabis options, such as smoking, vaping, and tinctures. With the latter, the cannabinoids absorb directly into your bloodstream. You notice the effects in under 30 minutes. With edibles, the cannabinoids travel through your digestive system. They get processed by your liver before traveling into your bloodstream. As a result, it takes nearly 90 minutes before you start to feel them.
Cannabis Gum and Mints
Cannabis gum and mints are a bit different than your standard edibles. One of the biggest reasons for this is because you consume them differently. You don’t technically eat gum. You chew on it. You generally let mints linger in your mouth rather than chewing them up and swallowing them. As such, a majority of the cannabinoids in either product stay in your mouth longer.
As the cannabinoids sit in your mouth, they have more of a chance to get into your system faster. They absorb through the skin of your cheeks, gums, and under your tongue. While you may swallow some of the cannabinoids, most enter your bloodstream via these avenues. The result is faster-acting relief on par with tinctures and inhalation methods.
Reasons to Try Cannabis Gum and Mints
Are you wondering why you should try cannabis gum or mints? For one, they work much more quickly than other edibles. As mentioned above, the cannabinoids absorb through your cheeks and gums. Since you don’t digest them first, they take effect in less than 30 minutes.
While edibles are tasty, some options can be high in calories. Options like chocolates, cookies, and brownies contain a decent amount of sugar, too. Gum and mints are much lower in calories, with many products containing around five calories per piece. They’re also lower in sugar, with some gums containing none at all.
Another reason to try cannabis-infused gum or mints is that they’re small and discreet. Much like other edibles, you can consume them without drawing unwanted attention to yourself. You can pull a piece from the package and pop it into your mouth before continuing about your day as usual. They don’t have any unusual odors and, unless you tell someone or show them the package, no one will ever know you’re getting a dose of cannabinoids with your piece of gum or your mint.
Cannabis gum and mints offer something a little different than your more common edibles like gummies and chocolates. They’re small, discreet, and provide a simple way to get your dose of cannabis. Take a look at the selection the next time you visit Delta-9.