Canada has a rich history of cannabis use. While the cultural acceptance of marijuana is different in each province, Canadians are no strangers to weed. So it’s no surprise that edibles have become an increasingly popular way to consume cannabis products.
Edibles can take many forms. While we only used to hear about pot brownies and cookies, we now have any imaginable candy, chips, drinks and full meals infused with cannabis. They all share one thing in common: THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana plants.
In this blog post, we’ll explore what exactly a marijuana edible is, how you should ingest it properly, as well as the various types available for purchase on our site!
What is Considered a Weed Edible?
Marijuana edibles are cannabis products that are ingested and absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract. THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana plants is what provides you with a high when consuming weed edibles.
The active ingredients can be infused into many different foods or beverages, turning them into an edible form of marijuana.
How Should I Ingest my Marijuana Edibles?
You should always exercise caution when eating edibles, especially the first time. Most recent products have labelling telling you precisely how much THC is present in the product, which is a good first step.
If you are going to eat an edible for the first time, it’s always best not to do so on an empty stomach as they take longer to digest and could leave you feeling uncomfortable or sick if your system doesn’t have anything in it at all.
Marijuana edibles take a lot longer than joints to provide a high. In fact, most users report a high that takes about 45 mins-2hours to kick in. The high itself will also last a lot longer, though, with the average time being 3-6 hours.
Some people like to take edibles during the day, while others prefer them in the evening for maximum absorption and relief from pain or anxiety.
What Caused the Rise of Edibles in Canada?
When legalization was looming, technological advancements in the marijuana industry made way for breakthrough discoveries. Among them was distillate, an odourless, pure form of THC.
Marijuana distillates are perfect for making edibles because they are clean and potent, meaning that you only need to use a tiny amount of the product in order to give your recipe an extra punch.
Without the limitations of needing butter or another fatty substance to facilitate the absorption of THC in the bloodstream, edible chefs were free to create any product they wanted. The only limit was their imagination.
A few years later, and we’ve seen marijuana-infused champagne, maple syrup and popcorn, to name a few! We even have a classic candy on a rope in our stock!