EDIBLE ERUDITION

The 411 on Cannabis Edibles

While there are many ways in which individuals can medicate with cannabis today many patients are finding that edibles offer various benefits that other consumption methods do not. Let’s look at a few things that everyone should know about consuming cannabis-infused edibles as well as some of the benefits in which they offer medical cannabis patients.

Benefits Edibles Offer Cannabis Patients

For many medical cannabis patients whether in legal or prohibition states, discretion is key to medicating. Discretion is necessary for a multitude of different reasons which vary for each patient. Some patients require discretion due to work or home environments while others require discretion due to legalities. No matter what your specific needs are, edibles provide patients a very discrete way to medicate. Cannabis infused edibles can be ingested and consumed anywhere that food is allowed without the fear of others knowing that you are medicating.

The longevity of the effects produced by edibles is also a major benefit to patients as edibles allow them to medicate less frequently while still finding relief throughout their daily routine. With other consumption methods such as smoking or vaping, the effects are commonly short lived which in return requires patients to medicate quite often in comparison to edibles. The effects of edibles are often times felt for several hours unlike other methods of consumption.

Edibles, however, do not provide as quick of results as what smoking or vaping tends to. In general, patients do not begin to feel the effects of cannabis-infused edibles until approximately 45 minutes to 2 hours after they are consumed. With this in mind edibles should not be consumed if immediate relief is required. Once the effects are felt, however, they tend to be much stronger with cannabis-infused edibles in comparison to other consumption methods.

Another benefit that cannabis-infused edibles offer patients is the ability to microdose throughout the day. By consuming very minute amounts of edibles throughout the day, patients can continue to find relief through cannabis without having overwhelming and intense effects that may be brought on by larger doses.

What You Should Know and Consider When Consuming Cannabis Edibles

Edibles are not like your standard joint or bowl as you can see from the information above. Edibles are absorbed through the bodies digestive system thus the effects and other variables are much different than with other consumption methods. When consuming edibles, especially if you are not familiar with how they will affect you, it is important to remember to start slow and with small doses.

Edibles take longer to kick in and produce longer and stronger effects so it’s recommended that you start with 10mg doses every 2-3 hours until you know how your body will react as every patient is different. Some patients will be able to consume much more in shorter periods of time while others may find 10mg to be intense and need to lower their dosage.

I hope that this information helps you to better understand cannabis-infused edibles and what they have to offer cannabis patients around the world.

Article courtesy of Expert Contributor: AshleyP from CannaLance (CannaLance.com, @CannaLance, @MJWriter87)

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