What are edibles?
Edibles are food products infused with cannabis extracts, offering a discreet and convenient way to consume cannabinoids such as CBD and THC. They come in various forms, including chocolates, gummies, cookies, and beverages, making them popular among new and experienced cannabis users.
CBD vs. THC differences
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants. It has gained popularity for its potential therapeutic benefits, such as pain relief, anxiety reduction, and inflammation reduction.
CBD dosage varies based on body weight, metabolism, and individual needs. Start with a low dose (5-10mg) and gradually increase until you find the optimal amount for your desired effects.
CBD edibles typically provide a sense of relaxation and calmness without the psychoactive effects associated with THC. Users may also experience relief from pain, anxiety, and inflammation.
CBD edibles come in various forms, including gummies, chocolates, cookies, and beverages. They can be made with CBD isolate, broad-spectrum, or full-spectrum extracts.
People use CBD edibles for various reasons, including anxiety relief, pain management, and sleep improvement.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, responsible for the "high" associated with marijuana use.
THC edibles can be potent, so start with a low dose (5-10mg) and wait at least 1-2 hours before consuming more to avoid overconsumption.
THC edibles typically produce a euphoric, relaxed state accompanied by heightened senses, increased appetite, and altered perception of time.
THC edibles come in various forms, such as gummies, brownies, cookies, and beverages, with varying levels of THC content.
People use THC edibles for recreational purposes and potential therapeutic benefits like pain relief, mood enhancement, and appetite stimulation.
How long do edibles last
When consuming edibles, it's essential to understand these cannabis-infused products' onset, duration, and shelf life to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Onset and duration
Edibles have a different onset and duration compared to other methods of cannabis consumption, such as smoking or vaping. Understanding these differences can help you manage your expectations and avoid overconsumption.
The body must digest and absorb edibles before you begin to feel their effects. This process typically takes between 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on individual factors such as metabolism, body weight, and the contents of your stomach at the time of consumption.
The peak effects of edibles usually occur around 3-4 hours after ingestion, when the cannabinoids reach their highest concentration in the bloodstream.
The effects of edibles can last anywhere from 4 to 12 hours, depending on factors like dosage, metabolism, and tolerance. First-time users or those with lower tolerance levels may experience longer-lasting effects. Remember that starting with a low dose is better, and gradually increasing it to find the optimal amount for your desired experience.
Shelf life and storage tips
Proper storage is essential for maintaining the potency and freshness of your edibles. Here are some tips to help extend their shelf life:
Airtight containers: Store your edibles in airtight containers to protect them from exposure to air, which can cause them to become stale or lose their potency. Glass or plastic containers with airtight seals are ideal options.
Cool, dark place
Keep your edibles in a cool and dark place, such as a pantry or cupboard, to protect them from heat and light, which can degrade the cannabinoids and other active compounds in the product.
Store your edibles in an environment with low humidity to prevent mold and bacteria growth. Silica gel packets can help control moisture levels inside the storage container.
Refrigeration or freezing
Consider refrigerating or freezing your edibles for longer-term storage. This can help extend their shelf life and maintain their potency. Be sure to wrap them in plastic or foil to prevent freezer burn or moisture accumulation.
With proper storage, edibles can last for several weeks or even months. Always check for signs of spoilage, such as mold, off-odors, or changes in texture, before consuming any edible product. And remember, always label your edibles clearly to avoid accidental consumption by others.
Shop CBD & THC Edibles at Greenwolf
Ready to explore the world of edibles? Greenwolf Dispensary is your one-stop shop for all CBD and THC edible needs. Visit our store or shop online to discover our wide selection of top-quality, lab-tested edibles. Start your flavorful journey into cannabis-infused treats today.
Remember, always start with a low dose and be patient while waiting for the effects to kick in. Responsible consumption is the key to a safe and enjoyable edible experience. Happy snacking!