A Beginner’s Guide to Edibles
Updated May 27, 2021
There are a variety of ways to indulge in the benefits and delights of cannabis. Through ongoing studies and breakthroughs, experts understand better than ever how different strains can affect a person differently via smoking, vaporizing, or even digesting the product.
Marijuana edibles are an increasingly popular way for both newcomers and veterans to enjoy the benefits of medical and recreational cannabis.
What is a Marijuana Edible?
A marijuana edible is any type of food that features an infusion of cannabinoids, most notably tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. It’s an effective way to consume the product while enjoying some of your favorite treats such as brownies or cookies. Those who need to consume marijuana for medical purposes may prefer this method of intake as opposed to using other means to smoke it or vaporize it using a pen.
How Do Edibles Differ From Other Forms of Intake?
Various studies have been performed to investigate the difference in effects when consumed orally by a variety of subjects. One study found that users enjoyed edibles as a form of intake due to the “longer duration of action” caused by consuming THC-infused food.
Research also shows that the longer-lasting effect, when dosed correctly, produced a much less intoxicating high while producing an ongoing analgesic effect. This refers to the pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD and THC we previously described. Therefore, individuals consuming edibles can likely enjoy the benefits of long-lasting pain relief without experiencing as many of the strong psychoactive effects that one might experience via smoking or vaporizing.
How effective an edible is at providing these effects depends largely on your metabolism, body weight, and the potency of the cannabis itself. Whereas other forms hit immediately as the THC and CBD almost instantly enter the bloodstream, edibles must be digested before these chemicals can do the same.
Edibles don’t take effect immediately, which means people sometimes take too much while waiting. At OG Medicinals, we always recommend the careful and responsible use of edibles. To ensure you have the experience you’re looking for, please do not take more than our budtenders’ recommended dosing amount.
Marijuana Edible Expertise From OG Medicinals
If you’re currently investigating means of marijuana consumption, OG Medicinals is the dispensary that can help. We utilize only the highest quality THC flowers on the market and have been proudly named the best medical marijuana dispensary in Denver by Westword for the outstanding quality of our product. Along with our medicinal marijuana, we’ve recently begun offering recreational marijuana.
If you’re looking for assistance with exploring options for marijuana edibles, then be sure to stop by our facility whenever we are open. We have ADA-compliant access parking and offer only outstanding customer service in an effort to find the right solution for you.
If you have any questions regarding marijuana use, we want to help. Be sure to give us a call today at (303) 375-6652 for more information.