Cannabis edibles are a popular way to consume cannabis—and for good reason.
They boast a ton of benefits, they’re tasty, get give you that ‘euphoric THC high…’
What’s not to like?
They’re also discreet, easy to dose, and can provide a long-lasting effect.
With that being said—nowadays, there are more edible options available than ever before. And sometimes, it’s not always clear what you should start with or try.
Simply put—with so many different types of edibles available, it can be difficult to know where to start.
So in this guide, we’ll explore the different types of cannabis edibles available and help you find the right edible for your needs.
Types of Cannabis Edibles
There are many different types of cannabis edibles available, including:
- Gummies: Gummy bears, worms, and other gummies are popular types of edibles. They’re easy to eat and come in a variety of flavors. Plus, they’re tasty!
- Chocolate: Chocolate is another popular type of edible. It’ available in a variety of forms, including bars, cookies, and truffles. Plus, who doesn’t love chocolate, right?
- Hard candies: Hard candies, such as lollipops, suckers, and mints, are a convenient way to consume cannabis. They’re also easy to dose, as you can easily break them into smaller pieces. Plus, you can read the exact amount of THC they contain on the label.
- Tinctures: Tinctures are a liquid form of cannabis that can be easily added to food or drinks. They’re a good option for people who want to control the exact amount of cannabis they are consuming because they give you total control over how much ‘tincture’ you want to add to your food.
- Capsules: Capsules are a convenient way to consume cannabis. They’re easy to swallow and don’t have any taste to speak of. This is the more ‘boring’ route (until they kick in, that is).
Finding the Right Edible for You
Alright. Time to get down to business.
When choosing a cannabis edible, there are a few things to keep in mind. Let’s run through the essentials list:
- Your desired effect: Do you want a quick-acting edible that’ll provide a short-lived high, or are you looking for a longer-lasting edible that’ll provide a mellower effect?
- Your tolerance: If you’re new to cannabis, you may want to start with a low-dose edible. Once you know how your body reacts to cannabis, you can increase the dose as needed (you don’t want to blast off to the moon if you’re not ready, right?).
- Your taste preferences: Edibles come in a variety of flavors, so choose one (or many) that you enjoy.
- Your budget: Edibles can range in price from a few dollars to upwards of $50 a pop for the ‘good ones.’ Choose an edible that fits your budget. Don’t worry—even the cheap ones are usually pretty awesome.
Tips for Using Cannabis Edibles
Alright. Time to get you up to speed like a verified cannabis pro.
Here are a few tips to get you rolling:
- Start with a low dose: It is better to start with a low dose and wait to see how you feel than to take too much and have a negative experience. Getting too high really isn’t fun (despite what you may have been told).
- Wait at least 2 hours before taking more: It can take up to 2 hours for the effects of an edible to fully kick in. If you don’t feel anything after 2 hours, you can take more. Trust us—it’s better to wait than to make a mistake here.
- Don’t drive or operate heavy machinery: Edibles can impair your judgment and coordination. It’s always best to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery after consuming an edible. Safety should always come first.
- Be patient: The effects of edibles can last for several hours. Don’t expect to feel the effects right away, and don’t take too many. You don’t want to freak out your first go-around.
Cannabis edibles provide several versatile ways to consume cannabis.
They’re available in a variety of forms and can be tailored to your individual specific needs and preferences.
And with a little research, you can find the perfect edible for you.