Edibles


Edibles are a great way to consume cannabis.  Everyone from a beginner to a seasoned consumer can ingest edibles.   Edibles will be legalized in Canada and made available in 2019.

Some things to consider when you are consuming edibles:

  1. Dosage:  What is your tolerance level?  If you are new to cannabis, you may want to focus on the Micodosed products.   These doses start at 5 mg and are a great introduction to cannabis.  Those who are seasoned cannabis users, typically know they can consume higher doses.   It is important to “Start Low, Go Slow”
  2. Time: When having an edible, the amount of time varies from person to person.  Give yourself ample time.  An Edible can take anywhere between 20-90 minutes to kick in.  So DON’T consume more if you don’t feel anything after 10 minutes.  Wait at least an hour to see if you can tolerate a higher dosage.
  3. Length of effects: The effects of Edibles typically last anywhere from 2-8 hours depending on your dosage.  So make sure you are aware of the time it takes for edibles to go through your system.  This method of consumption is best if you have a long period of time to enjoy the effects.

Edibles will not be legal in Canada until 2019. Find out what products are available today at Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), Alberta Cannabis, BC Cannabis Store, Société québécoise du cannabis.

Types of Edibles

There is a lot of choice when it comes to picking the right edible for you and with all this choice it can be hard to settle on an option in your local dispensary. There are CBD Edibles to help you unwind after a stressful day, THC Edibles to help kick-start your Friday night, a choice of Gummies, Chocolate Bars, Granola bars, Drinks and even a selection of Cannabis Truffles for the fancier stoners out there.

 

So where to start?

Well, let’s start by learning the difference between CBD Edibles and THC edibles, once you know the difference between these two cannabinoids you can make an informed decision on which Cannabis Edible experience is right for you.

 

CBD Edibles

CBD Edibles, as the name suggests, contain the active cannabinoid Cannabidiol, better known as CBD. CBD can help you to relax and can even help you get a better nights sleep. CBD does not have a psychoactive effect on the mind or body so can it can be consumed anytime any place allowing you to medicate as needed.

For the best effects, we recommend enjoying your CBD Edibles on a relatively empty stomach. This allows for maximum absorption of CBD into the body and leads to even calmer feelings of relaxation and bliss.

 

THC Edibles

THC Edibles contain the active cannabinoid THC (well duh!). THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the chemical which leads to the highly desired psychoactive effects of Cannabis. Unlike CBD Edibles we wouldn’t recommend eating THC Edibles if you have a lot of plans for the day. These things can be strong, especially for a THC virgin. Cannabis Edible Dosages can be anywhere from 5mg THC to 100mg THC per packet and the effects can last up to 12 hours depending on your tolerance and even what you ate last.

Beginners should ‘Start Low & Go Slow” until they understand the effects and their own personal tolerance. We recommend starting with 5mg, waiting 90 minutes and then consuming more if you feel comfortable.

More advanced cannabis consumers who understand their tolerance tend to start a little bit on the higher side of things (no pun intended) but it is worth noting that a typical joint contains anywhere from 100mg THC to 300 mg THC (this can vary a lot) so try to keep track of the dosages you consume and you will start to develop a better understanding of Cannabis Edibles and their effect as well as learning more about your own personal tolerance.