There are a number of different ways to enjoy cannabis, and one of the most popular ways is through edibles. Edibles are a pretty self-explanatory concept: essentially, it is food and/or beverages, infused with marijuana. There’s a little more complexity to the process, but this is the layman’s explanation and one that makes it perfectly clear to pretty much anyone. But what kinds of edibles are the best and do they benefit our body? In this article, we will discuss what options you have.
Best Types of Cannabis Edibles
Gummies are a great way to enjoy edibles. They are sweet, chewy, and the gummy bear edibles are just as fun to decapitate as the regular ones are. Another great part of gummies, besides the fact that they can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, you can enjoy a wide variety of flavors. And it’s not even a limited selection of flavors, either; expect to find stuff that goes a little wild and creative, which also why they are a bit expensive. You can attempt to consume the gummy sublingually (meaning to put it under your tongue), but it does not do much for you to do it this way. You are much better off chewing it as you would normally.
Brownies (and Other Baked Goods)
The concept of a “pot brownie” is such a trope that it should not even be much of a surprise that it makes this list. The truth is, there’s a good reason why brownies are so commonly associated: because brownies are freaking awesome! Meridy Volz knew this much when she brought cannabis brownies for AIDS sufferers. You can use cannabutter (which is, obviously, cannabis + butter) to make the brownie that much more rich and enjoyable; you can go with a regular box of brownie mix, but if you want to bring out the maximum potential of your brownies, doing a recipe that requires making it from scratch is a much better option.
Of course, the obvious number one type of edible baked goods is not the only thing you can bake with cannabis-infused into it. You can make muffins, cupcakes, donuts, cookies, and so much more with this process.
Everyone likes good chocolate, and you are going to be pretty hard-pressed to find a stoner who is an exception to this rule. Perhaps the love for chocolate that most have informs why brownies are easily the best baked good edible. You should be particularly mindful of how potent these chocolates can be; just because they taste sweet does not mean that they can’t kick you in the head like a mule. Chocolate is particularly resistant to the THC breaking down due to the fat present in the chocolate. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as it helps the edible act as a sedative. Check out a Denver dispensary to discover just how enjoyable good chocolate can be.
Hard candy is a fun way to enjoy your cannabis. Due to the nature of the candy, it allows you to take your time with it, and it’s even described as a “dual-absorption product” due to how it is absorbed at multiple points in the consumption process. The THC and CBD are absorbed both through your mouth and, eventually, through your liver and stomach. They can range from low to medium in terms of potency, and they have a faster “start-up” time than chocolates and gummies have. These candies, much like other edibles, can do a world of good to help you deal with pain and anxiety, so if you are a fan of hard candies, this may be your best option to enjoy a good snack, get high, and relieve yourself at the same time.
A lot of food cannabis is infused into tends to be fairly sweet. However, not everyone has a sweet tooth, and even those who do like to try some variety now and then. That’s where these savory snacks come in. Be it jerky, chips, or crackers, cannabis can go well in a wide variety of foods. We like a good pack of cannabis-infused teriyaki jerky ourselves.
Beverages are less common than edibles for cannabis infusion, but that does not mean that it isn’t an enjoyable drink. Whether you get it through coffee, tea, soda, or what have you, you are sure to have an enjoyable time with it. Another option is to add a liquid extract to a drink, or if you want to get it into your system quickly, you can put it under your tongue for quick absorption.
Cannabis beverages have a secondary benefit. This is not a universal one, mind you, and not everyone will have the same experience. However, some have reported that cannabis-infused beverages were a great tool to help them wean themselves off of alcohol. Alcohol is not inherently harmful, but there are certainly some who need help with it. Don’t rush into this as an option right away; it is definitely a “your mileage may vary” situation, and as such, you should be cautious to try anything before you properly research it first.