As the legalization of recreational cannabis continues to spread across the US, the topic of edibles has become increasingly popular among enthusiasts. Edibles are cannabis-infused food products that provide users with a discreet and convenient way to consume cannabis. They are available in a variety of forms, including gummies, chocolates, baked goods, and drinks. Most of us know what edibles are but for those of you who don't, we thought we should break it down for you.
One of the main reasons why edibles have become so popular is that they offer a longer-lasting and more potent high than smoking or vaping. When cannabis is consumed orally, it is metabolized differently and produces a stronger psychoactive effect. Edibles can take up to 2 hours to take effect, but the effects can last for up to 8 hours, making them ideal for those who want to experience a prolonged, more intense high.
However, with the rise in popularity of edibles comes a need for education on proper dosing and consumption. Overconsumption of edibles can lead to uncomfortable side effects such as anxiety, paranoia, and hallucinations. It is crucial for consumers to start with a low dose and wait at least 2 hours before consuming more.
Another issue that has arisen with the popularity of edibles is food allergens. Many edibles look similar to regular candy or snacks, which can make them appealing but are often filed with common food allergens leaving consumers like celiacs or people with peanut allergies nothing to consume. In states where recreational cannabis is legal, regulations require that edibles be clearly labeled and packaged in child-resistant containers.
While edibles are a trending topic in the recreational cannabis industry due to their potency and convenience, it is important for consumers to educate themselves on proper dosing and consumption to avoid any negative side effects. Child safety is also an important concern, and regulations have been put in place to address this issue. As the industry continues to evolve, it will be interesting to see how edibles continue to evolve and impact the market.
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By Transend Team Members