Edibles have grown significantly in popularity. If you check out the selection at your local dispensary, you’ll likely find numerous incredible products. Along with classics like brownies and gummies, you may also come across gourmet chocolate bars, granola, peanut butter, tea, coffee, sparkling water, and non-alcoholic beer and wine. There’s something for every taste and preference. These cannabis-infused edibles provide several significant benefits, including long-lasting effects.
Ingesting Your Cannabinoids
Cannabis-infused edibles offer a different method of getting your dose of cannabinoids. Rather than inhaling them into your lungs, you eat them. With such a wide variety of options, there’s something out there for everyone, whether you have a sweet tooth or you prefer something a bit more savory.
One important thing to keep in mind with edibles: it does take longer to feel the effects. When you eat cannabis-infused foods, they first go through your digestive system. Your liver then processes the cannabinoids before they enter your bloodstream. When you smoke or vape, you might feel the effects within 30 minutes. Sublingual tinctures take effect in as little as 15 minutes. Edibles, however, often take up to 90 minutes (or more) to feel anything.
As edibles require more time to produce the desired effects, you may want to consider timing your dose if you’re eating one to fall asleep or reduce your anxiety before you hit up a social event. This information is also important to keep in mind so that you don’t consume too many in a short period.
Edibles might take longer to kick in, but the effects stay with you much longer. On average, the effects may stay with you for anywhere between four to eight hours, although many continue to feel them for up to 12 hours.
What Impacts How Long the Effects Last?
Several factors affect how long your edibles last. These factors include:
- The type of edible you’re eating
- The THC content of the edible
- How much you eat
- Your metabolism
- Your tolerance
Other Benefits of Edibles
Longer-lasting effects are just one benefit of edibles. Another significant benefit is that you don’t have to worry about harming your lungs since you’re not inhaling smoke or vapor. Other benefits include:
Cannabis edible packaging provides you with all of the information you need regarding the potency of the product. You’ll find the THC content of the whole edible, as well as the amount per serving. Knowing this makes dosing a breeze.
When you smoke, others know it. The distinct smell sticks to your clothing, hair, and skin. Vaping is a bit more discreet, but you still need to take a hit from your pen. Edibles are much more discreet. To those around you, you look like you’re eating a regular snack.
You Can Make Your Own
Another great thing about edibles is that you can make them at home. By making cannabutter or cannabis-infused oil, you can make brownies, cookies, cakes, and other sweets. You can also cook vegetables, make a salad dressing, or marinate meat. The possibilities are practically endless.
While edibles take a bit longer to process, they last much longer than other methods of ingestion. And, with so many delicious options to choose from, you’re almost certain to find something you’ll love.