Cannabis Edibles & How to Consume Them

What are Cannabis Edibles?

The simplest answer is that cannabis edibles are foods that are infused with cannabis. Not surprisingly, edibles have become quite popular recently, but they do go back a long way. As far back as 1500 BCE in India, people prepared a beverage known as Bhang. They added ground buds and leaves, combined other cannabis oils in a heated pot, and made a healthy cannabis drink.

Now, because of advances in infusion methods, there is a wide selection of cannabis-based foods. Greenex Farms wants you to know about proper consumption and all of the related considerations.

Edibles are foods and drinks that have been infused with cannabis extracts or concentrates. These cannabis infusions contain THC and CBD.

How Do Edibles Work?

THC and CBD are absorbed into the body through the digestive system. This is unlike smoking or vaping where the effect is felt within minutes. Then they travel through the liver where they are released into the bloodstream. At that point the substance travels to the brain and the nervous system, producing the effect. This will take 1 to 2 hours or more.

What Happens When You Eat Weed?

Eating weed is different in a couple of ways. First, edibles, because they need to travel through your digestive tract, and they need to be digested to get absorbed into the bloodstream, and so take much longer to have any effect. You may think that it is a waste of great bud.

You’ll have to wait as long as 30 minutes to 2 hours to feel the effects of your edible. When cannabis is smoked or vaped, it is absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs, it’s not absorbed through the digestive system, so the effects happen much faster. But wait, there’s the second part. Once the edible is ingested, and the effect starts, it’s a bigger buzz. So, be patient, and get ready.

You might want to carve out more time for this. You should plan for the effects to last for several hours or more. So, once you’ve taken your first dose, wait a couple of hours until the feeling stops building… and building… and building. If you’re trying this for the first time, you might even want to wait a day before you add to it. That way you can better determine the actual difference in effect the edible dose amounts deliver.

What Shoul I Know Before Consuming Edibles?

Several factors influence the intensity and longevity of the effects of cannabis, such as the potency of the cannabis, your metabolism, how much food you’ve eaten, how much you weigh, your sex, etc.

Edibles are considered a healthy alternative to smoking cannabis, which can harm your lungs. Make sure you read the label, if for no other reason than to understand how much THC and CBD the edible contains.

Because of the potential for delayed onset, overconsumption is not uncommon. If you are new to this experience, minimize the risk by starting with a small amount, then wait at least 2 hours to see how it affects you.

Where to Buy Edibles Online in Canada?

You can buy edibles online from Greenex Farms. We delivered them to your door, no hassle! We have it all! We have chocolates online, THC gummy cubes, Indica gummy cubes (gummies higher CBD content), THC oil. It is all available online. So, make sure that you buy what is right for you. Read the label. It will tell you how much THC vs CBD is contained in the product. If this experience is new for you, try a lower THC level. It is just a good idea to learn more about edibles by contacting us. We want you to know what to expect.