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You should know: Facts about cannabis edibles

BY: G Smoked Out / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORY: Blog

Medical facts: inhaling smoke, whether intentionally or not, may eventually harm the body. The alternative is cannabis edibles, which have a very different effect on the body.

A little information can go a long way

In addition, smoking cannabis is prohibited in many places, but the edible versions of cannabis are slowly making a comeback. Compared to smoking – edibles bring more flexibility.

This is based on the consideration that users won’t have to face the wrath of the law compared to when seen smoking a joint publicly.

Aside from the aim to discreetly consume cannabis to avoid trouble with authorities, the smoke that comes from it cannot be accommodated by some people, making cannabis edibles their preferred choice.

Before going further into the types of cannabis goodies and their effects, let’s shed a little more light on cannabis. This may help you with the unfolding of this piece.

Here are some facts I need to share to help those who don’t know understand better how this works.

 

More on cannabis

Cannabis or “Marijuana” is one of the potent components of the hemp plant. It’s largely recognized for its psychoactive compound. At the same time, it’s used for recreational and medical use.

This plant has the controversy of its level of psychoactive compounds. Several findings have shown the availability of diverse compounds that can basically be classified under tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinoids.

Extensive research over time has shown that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been proven to have a substantial amount of the psychoactive ability compared to other components of the Hemp plant.

Regardless of the level of psychoactive content, they still serve as major ingredients in making suitable cannabis edibles that a growing number of people have come to love.

 

cannabis edibles
Candy and cookies with marijuana for sale in the coffeeshop on August 26, 2014 in Amsterdam.

 

The appearance of Cannabis Edibles

There’s a long history of smoking cannabis, the “change” eventually came as people started thinking of various other means of consuming cannabis for several reasons.

Restrictions of cannabis by the government also fuel the innovativeness that evolves into the production of cannabis in the form of food and drinks.

The legalization of cannabis in California, among other states comes with various regulations.  For instance, minors are excluded from its usage, and its sales are restricted to specific areas.

Almighty cannabis, it happens to be one of the most talked-about subjects in recent time, especially now when the Californian government has lifted the illegal restriction on it and its usage.

I know… I had some wild experiences with edibles my first go round and, want to share a few things I have learned along my journey.

If you’re a new smoker, you might be surprised at all the “goodies” or edibles available with cannabis as the main ingredient.

cannabis chocolate
I love mint marijuana chocolate. Do you have a fav?

 

Types of cannabis goodies in California

There’s no denying the fact the edibles made from cannabis are now on the rise. Cannabis edibles come in different forms, shapes, colors, and sizes.

All edibles available fall under three categories:

  • Baked Goods or Snacks:

These are cannabis-infused pastry products. Baked goodies include brownies, cookies, cakes, and muffins that are infused with cannabis.

Some people even add marijuana as an ingredient to meals depending on their discretion.

  • Drinks:

Drinks that have cannabis as their core ingredient.

cannabis edibles
Yummy, but works fast.

Legalization of cannabis in California has increased its use for recreational purposes.

  • Medicinal Use:

Despite the undeniable psychoactive effect of THC.  CBD’s and their profound effectiveness further propels further propels its acceptance for health enhancement purpose.

That is why you can now see various forms of syrups and capsules powered by cannabis as the primary ingredient.

cannabis for medical use
Cannabis caps don’t actually look like this. They may have ground up cannabis inside or the like

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major benefits of cannabis edibles:

  •  Convenience – it allows you to consume a product without public ridicule
  •  No fear of health-related hazards that are associated with smoking cannabis
  •  Helps with pains, muscle spasms, and nausea
  • Excellent for insomnia because of its calming effects
  • None of the skin dryness or eye dryness and no throat irritation
  • It’s odor-free when made within normal consumption methods

 

Symptoms you may have ingested too much cannabis

  • Disorganization or dizziness
  • Feeling bloated
  • Fatigue or nervous
  • Wild actions
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dryness of the mouth
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Blurry vision
  • Emotional instability

If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above – DO NOT freak out. 

There has never been a report of permanent effects of cannabis overdose.  You only fall asleep when you’ve had too much.

Every symptom vanishes within hours.

It is vital to note that cannabis has come to stay; however, users need to be cautious when it comes to its usage.

Always have in the back of your mind that moderation in everything we do goes a long way in enhancing our lifestyle and healthy living.

 

I would love to hear your thoughts so, what are some of your favorite edibles and why?

G Smoked Out

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