There are few things in life better than getting together with friends, lighting up, and enjoying good food and drinks. Now that cannabis has been legalized, you might be considering experimenting with making your own edibles at home, but where do you start? How much weed should you use? How much butter or oil should you add? And what kind of edible should you make? Find out all of the answers to these questions and more when you read this blog on cannabis edibles!
What are cannabis edibles?
Cannabis edibles are food or drink items that have been infused with THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana. When you eat or drink cannabis edible, the THC is absorbed into your bloodstream through your digestive system. It will eventually make its way to your brain, binding to cannabinoid receptors and producing various effects.
The effects of cannabis edibles can be very different from smoking marijuana flower or using other methods because they take much longer to kick in, and the effects can last for hours. When you smoke weed, the THC enters your bloodstream through your lungs, and it only takes a few minutes for the effects to set in. With edibles, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours for the effects to begin, and they can last for several hours. This is because the THC has to be metabolized by your liver before it enters your bloodstream.
Origin of Cannabis Edibles:
Cannabis edibles have been around for centuries, and there are many historical accounts of people using them for both medicinal and recreational purposes. The first recorded use of cannabis-infused food dates back to ancient China, which was used as herbal medicine. In the Middle Ages, European healers would make tinctures and oils out of marijuana to treat a variety of ailments.
Cannabis-infused food became popular in America during the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s, when people were looking for new and innovative ways to get high. At first, cannabis edibles were made using basic recipes that involved infusing butter or oil with weed and then cooking with it. There are many recipes for cannabis edibles these days, and you can find everything from weed brownies to THC-infused gummy bears.
After that, the popularity of cannabis edibles exploded, and they became one of the most popular ways to consume weed. In recent years, the legal landscape has changed dramatically, and cannabis edibles are now available in several countries where marijuana is legal.
What Quality of Cannabis Should You Use?
The quality of the cannabis you use is very important when making edibles. If you use low-quality weed, your edibles will likely be disappointing. This is because the THC content in low-quality weed is usually quite low, which means you’ll have to use more weed to get the same effect. It’s also important to remember that not all weed is created equal, and some strains will be more potent than others.
When choosing a strain, it’s generally best to go with something with a high THC content. Indica strains are usually a good choice because they tend to be very potent. You can also ask your dispensary budtender for recommendations on which strains to use.
Once you’ve chosen a strain, the next step is to decarboxylate it. This process activates the THC in the weed and is essential for making potent edibles. If you don’t decarboxylate your weed, the THC will not be activated, and your edibles will not be as potent.
There are a few different ways to decarboxylate your weed, but the most common method is to bake it in the oven. To do this, simply spread your weed out on a baking sheet and bake it at 240 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-40 minutes. Once it’s done, you’re ready to start making edibles!
What Are the Different Types of Cannabis Edibles?
Cannabis edibles come in a wide range of forms, from gummies and candies to baked goods and even savory snacks. And with the growing popularity of cannabis, there are more and more options hitting the shelves all the time. So, what are the different types of cannabis edibles out there?
1) Gummies and Candies:
One of the most popular types of cannabis edibles are gummies and candies. These are usually very potent and come in a wide variety of flavors. You can find everything from THC-infused gummy bears to CBD-infused hard candies.
2) Baked Goods:
Baked goods are another popular type of cannabis edible. Cookies, brownies, and cakes are all popular choices. These edibles are a particularly popular type of edible, as they offer a discreet and convenient way to consume cannabis. A wide variety of baked goods are available, from brownies and cookies to cakes and pies. While each type of baked good has its own unique flavor and effects, they all share one key ingredient: cannabis-infused butter or oil. This key ingredient is what gives baked goods their potent effects. When consumed, cannabis-infused edibles can provide a powerful high that lasts for several hours. Baked goods are a great option if you’re looking for a discreet and convenient way to consume cannabis.
3) Chips And Pretzels:
Chips and pretzels are a great way to get your THC fix without having to eat something sweet. There are all sorts of cannabis-infused chips and pretzels on the market, from classic potato chips to gourmet popcorn. Besides, what’s better than munching on some chips or pretzels while you’re getting high?
Cannabis-infused chips and pretzels are usually pretty potent, so start with a small handful and see how you feel.
4) Mints & Hard Candies:
These two types of edibles offer a unique way to consume cannabis and can be easily concealed and transported. Mints are small, discrete, and easy to take with you on the go. Hard candies are perfect for those who want a longer-lasting high. Each type of edible has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to know what you’re getting into before taking the plunge. But whether you’re looking for a quick lift or a slow burn, mints and hard candies are definitely worth considering when it comes to cannabis edibles.
5) Drinks & Drink Mixes:
Cannabis-infused drinks and drink mixes are a relatively new addition to the world of edibles, but they’re quickly becoming a popular option. These types of edibles can be found in a variety of flavors, including Fruit Punch, Green Apple, and Mango. On the other hand, drink mixes are designed to be mixed with water or another beverage of your choice. They come in powder form and can be easily transported and stored. Drink mixes are available in a wide range of flavors, including Blueberry Lemonade and Peach Mango. No matter what your preference, there is sure to be a cannabis edible that is perfect for you.
Last but not least, we have chocolate. Chocolate is a classic favorite, and it’s no surprise that it’s also one of the most popular types of cannabis edibles. Cannabis-infused chocolate comes in a variety of flavors and can be found in both solid form and as a liquid. Chocolate is a versatile edible, and it can be used in a wide variety of recipes. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a gourmet treat, chocolate is a great option.
Make sure you come back to check out “Introducing Cannabis Edibles: The Bold, The Tasty, The Deliciously Dank – Part 2“