Marijuana Edibles: 101

March 10, 2020by normladmin0

Edibles – food items made with cannabis flower or concentrates.

With all the latest advancements in the Marijuana industry the selection of edibles has increased widely. A wide variety of edibles are available now. You can find a wide selection of high-quality baked goods, brownie mixes, beverages, cooking oil, and treats such as CBD mints and THC gummies that provide the desired effects of cannabis.

Benefits of consuming cannabis-infused edibles

The ability to feel the effects of cannabis without having to smoke flower or vaporize concentrates is a healthier alternative to avoid lung damage. The effect may take a bit longer but the feeling is more intensified because edibles are absorbed through the digestive system. The onset of effects may occur as quickly as 20 minutes or as slowly as 3 hours, and the duration can last between 4 and 6 hours.

Potency And Measurements

The potency of an edible is measured differently than cannabis flower or concentrate. Instead of stating the percentage of cannabinoid strength, the potency of an edible product is indicated by the milligrams of cannabinoids contained in the product.

Before consuming check packaging label. The packing should typically state both the milligrams of THC and/or CBD per serving, plus the total milligrams in the entire package.

Weed edibles have a wide variety of CBD-to-THC ratios. Ratios with a higher concentration of CBD tend to be less intoxicating than edibles with no CBD. However, intoxication is entirely dependent on how much THC you consume. No matter what the edible contains, it’s recommended that the THC dose dictate how much is consumed.


Knowing the accurate dosage of an edible product and consuming at a measured pace is extremely important due to the delayed onset time and variable dosage options. The recommended dose for beginners is 1 to 5 milligrams of THC.

Because so many factors affect how your body might interact with cannabinoids found in marijuana edibles, dosing recommendations contain ranges rather than definitive quantities.

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