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Cannabis Edibles & Drinks

Cannabis-infused edibles are a discreet and convenient way to feel the full-body psychoactive and therapeutic effects of cannabis.

Historically, edibles were made with butter or oil infused with cannabis and added to food. The growing popularity of edibles resulted in an explosion of creativity and new methods of preparation.  Intrepid canna-chefs have even added pure, distilled THC or CBD to craft homemade concoctions like infused honey.

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Benefits of Cannabis Edibles

Potent and long-lasting effects

Discreet and smoke/vapor free

A wide variety of product types/flavors

A wide range of potential effects

  • Start Small

    Eat only one serving of a low-dose edible until you learn how you respond.

  • Go Slow

    Wait for effects to kick in before consuming another dose. Edibles can take up to two hours to work.

  • Don't Mix

    Do not mix edibles with alcohol or other substances.

  • Lock Them Up

    Store edibles in a childproof container and/or original packaging.

New to edibles?

Start here.

Experienced users

This is a suitable single-serving amount for experienced users only.

Expert users

This amount is suitable for expert-level users or significant medical needs.

In the case of edibles, cannabinoids are absorbed when the product is consumed, after being digested in the stomach and processed by the liver. As the cannabinoids are absorbed, consumers enjoy a period of slow onset, making edibles an attractive choice for general pain management and restful sleep.

Edibles have a delayed onset and more intense effects that most other methods of cannabis consumption. Typically, consumers feel the effects of cannabis-infused edibles within 30-60 minutes following consumption, and they can last anywhere from 3-6 hours (or more) depending on dosage—consume with caution. The effects can vary from person to person depending on the absorption rate in the small intestine and liver, which can be affected by factors such as genetics, exercise and diet.

As a rule of thumb, consumers new to the world of cannabis-infused edibles should begin with smaller doses, in the range of 2.5 to 5mg to discover how their bodies will react.

Edibles can take 30-120 minute to take effect.

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Warnings for Women

If you use marijuana in any form and at any time during your pregnancy, or while you are breastfeeding, it may harm your baby.

Warnings for Children and Pets

If your child eats or drinks marijuana products, call the Poison Center Hotline as soon as possible at 1-800-222-1222. For pets, call your veterinarian or Animal Poison Control at 1-888-426-4435. Symptoms can include your child or pet having trouble walking or sitting up, starting to be sleepy or having a difficult time breathing. Ingestion of too much marijuana can be life threatening for animals.

Looking for an Alternative to Smoking Cannabis?

Many patients choose medical marijuana as a holistic health conscious choice over pharmaceutical drugs. In order to maintain that holistic approach, patients must consider the benefits of consuming edibles over smoking cannabis. Smoking marijuana can be beneficial however it is not without risk. Consumption of edibles allows the body to intake the medical benefits of THC through absorption in the mouth, stomach and liver, while avoiding the negative side effects of inhalation. Below are the most important factors when considering an edible to purchase.

Eating vs Smoking

The primary difference between ingestion and inhalation is the rate of absorption of the different Cannabinoids. This means that 10mg of inhaled Cannabinoids does not translate to 10mg of ingested Cannabinoids. In addition, edibles will take up to two hours to start feeling the effects and will last longer than smoking.

Smoke-Free Benefits

Ingesting cannabis can potentially eliminate the damage to the lungs caused by the inhalation of smoke

Measuring Potency

The only accurate measure of potency is THC, CBD, and/or CBD milligrams (mg). Do not be fooled by the hash, bud, trim, crystalline THC (kief) mg, or other tricky wording. Activating THC for edible consumption consists of a process involving heat and time that can greatly affect the potency of an edible.