Medical marijuana edibles are a great alternative to smoking when it comes to consuming Cannabis. They are convenient, discreet, and sometimes offer more bang for your buck. They’re also fantastic for people who can’t physically handle smoke, and for people who feel that the high they get from edibles is more relaxing and calming.

However, the results from marijuana edibles can differ greatly from person to person and can be tough to predict. Understanding how edibles work is essential to deciding which to try.

Modern edibles aren’t the skunky pot brownies your parents (or grandparents!) had at a party once. Today you can find almost any kind of edible, including cakes, cookies, chocolate bars, hard candies, lollipops, and more. They taste amazing and deliver a measured dose of THC through your gastrointestinal system—usually 5 to 10 milligrams per serving, although some edibles contain as much as 100 milligrams and are intended for multiple servings (or sharing).

Introducing THC through the GI tract means that it takes a little longer to experience the effects. Just like when you take an aspirin, you wait about half an hour to feel the benefits. However, the high from edibles is typically much more intense and long-lasting, making the wait worthwhile. Furthermore, the edible high is even more of a relaxing “body” high than that achieved by smoking.

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Remember these tips as you buy weed edibles online so you won’t be confused or thrown off guard. Edibles that are very dense or rich such as chocolate bars or brownies take a little longer for your body to break down and digest. This means they take a little longer to produce their beneficial effects in your body. Marijuana-infused tinctures and drinks get absorbed really quickly, so be ready for that.

Your gender, existing eating habits, metabolism, and weight all influence how fast you’ll experience the effects of your edibles. Especially if you’re not used to the edible you’re using, don’t try it on an empty stomach. Doing so can give you a more intense effect than you might expect or want.

Remember: it can take up to an hour to feel the effects of edibles. Don’t rush to down more of them before waiting it out! Eating too many edibles is a mistake that won’t lead to a more enjoyable buzz.

If you know what you want to achieve, it can be awesome to order marijuana edibles online! The number of choices can seem dizzying until you know what to look for, but with this much choice you know you’re going to get just what you like and need. So how to you know which marijuana edibles are best for you? By relying on your tastes and knowing the differences between edibles.

As you shop to buy weed edibles online, remember that with edibles you activate the THC differently. When you smoke marijuana the heat turns the THC into THCa which then gets absorbed through your cell membranes. The THC in edibles is already active thanks to the manufacturing process, so no heat is needed.

The next thing to remember is that the THC level does not change the time it takes to experience the benefits and “high” feeling you get from edibles. No matter how high the level of THC in edibles, you can’t get that near-instant feeling you get from smoking. On the other hand, if you choose edibles with very high levels of THC you will experience a more intense high once it sets in, so be aware of that.

Before you even look at the many different marijuana edibles you can choose from, ask and answer one question: what is my goal? Are you hoping to treat pain? Looking to sleep? Hoping to go to a party and not feel anxious? Just veg out at home and feel high?

Remember to look for both THC and CBD levels in your edibles, depending on your answers to your “what is my goal” question. You can also check elsewhere on this site for a more in-depth discussion of CBD and THC.