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.