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Edibles come in many different forms and new products are being introduced to the market almost daily.
by Dessy Pavlova · April 14, 2022
Edibles come in many different forms and new products are being introduced to the market almost daily. The following are the most popular types of edibles on the market.
Gummies are the most popular type of edibles in the cannabis market. They come in an array of colors, shapes, sizes, and countless fruity flavors. Some gummies resemble our childhood favorites such as gummy bears and gummy worms and there are even sour variations!
From basic to bougie, there are tons of chocolate edibles on the market. Many companies are producing artisan chocolate edibles with premium toppings such as nuts or pretzels. Whether you like dark, white, or milk chocolate, there are many choices to enjoy. Besides chocolate bars and squares there are also other varieties like chews and caramels. There are even seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice to indulge in.
Hard candies are another edible favorite. These sugar-based cannabis infused candies can come in the form of lozenges, lollipops, and mints. Hard Candy edibles have a low to medium potency and are considered a dual-absorption product as the THC and CBD are absorbed through your mouth before reaching your stomach and liver. Hard candies take effect quicker than gummies or chocolates which have to be chewed first before digesting.
Cannabis-infused baked goods have come a long way from the standard pot brownie. There are now tons of edible baked goods including cakes, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, and more. There are even creme brulee bars.
For those wanting to enjoy edibles on the more savory side, there are chips, crackers, and jerky to hit the spot. Many new savory edible snacks continue to hit the cannabis market such as pretzels, barbecue nuts, taco chips…and don’t forget the cannabis-infused salsa!
Cannabis-infused beverages are also on the rise ranging from sodas, teas, coffees, and cocoas. There are also tinctures, or liquid extracts, that can be added to beverages or dropped directly under the tongue.
Depending on which state you live in, the cannabis content of edibles can range anywhere between 2.5 milligrams to 50 milligrams per piece, with a per-package limit of 50-100 milligrams. If you’ve never taken edibles before, 5 milligrams or less is a good place to start. Always remember the golden rule: start low and go slow. We’ve all heard an edible horror story where someone didn’t feel the effects right away so they ate another cookie or brownie which ended in a panic-fueled trip. Don’t be that person.
When consuming edibles you should always wait at least 1.5 - 2 hours before consuming more. Many factors can affect the way edibles hit a person such as bodyweight, metabolism, time since your last meal, gender, and the ingredients of the edible. If you’re still not feeling the desired effects after 2 hours, you can always try more, but if you do too many from the get go, you’ll soon learn the lesson that many others have learnt in the past—the hard way. Also, avoid mixing edibles with alcohol if you want to avoid adverse health effects.
Everyone reacts to edibles differently so your experience may differ from someone else’s. Some people do not feel the high from THC edibles as much as others while some may feel more notable effects when taking CBD in edible form. Only you can be the judge if they’re right for you but if you’re looking to try an alternative to smoking, edibles can be a great time when enjoyed responsibly. Be sure to read the label carefully for information on the THC concentration and remember to start low and go slow!
Whether you have a sweet tooth or are craving something more savory—there’s an edible that fits the bill. Looking for stress relief? How about a better night’s sleep? Edible cannabis products can help treat numerous ailments such as anxiety, poor appetite, pain, and many others. Some edibles can give you a nice buzz or a creative spark while others may leave you in couchlock on a Netflix binge.
Whatever you’re after, there’s an edible to suit your needs. Which types of edibles would you like to try?