Marijuana Weed Edibles
Marijuana which is informally known as a weed — refers to the dried flowers, seeds, stems, and leaves of the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plants. It is one of the popular drug used by millions of people either for pleasure or to treat chronic health issues.
An edible is a kind of consumable food or drink. In the same way, a Cannabis or Weed Edibles are known as a cannabis-infused food or simply an edible is that form of food product that contains cannabinoids in a recommended amount. These cannabinoids are especially known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The cannabis-infused drink is preferably referred to as more or like liquid edible or drinkable. Weed or Cannabis can be used in a number of ways, but some of the most popular methods include smoking and vaping. Although it is a known fact that smoking weed is the most dominant method of consumption, eating weed or weed edibles is quickly becoming a popular way to consume cannabis or weed.
However, some people wonder whether it’s safe to eat marijuana and whether ingesting it has the same effects as smoking or vaping. Thanks to advancement in the cannabis cooking or preparing arts and the emergence of distillates, you can now find a wide range of high-quality baked goods, beverages, and treats that provide the desired effects of cannabis for both recreational and medical users. The consumption of weed edibles or cannabis-infused food and drinks is totally intuitive.
Most of the cannabis edibles consist of a significant percentage of THC, which can result in a wide range of effects, like relaxation, euphoria, increased appetite, fatigue, and anxiety. These kinds of THC-dominant edibles are purposely consumed for recreational and medicinal reasons. Some of the weed edibles contain a negligible amount of THC and are instead dominant in other types of cannabinoids, most preferably cannabidiol (CBD). This category of edibles is primarily used for medical purposes only. There is another kind of weed edibles (food and beverages both) which are made from non-psychoactive cannabis products are known as hemp foods.
Since history, Bhang has been considered an edible in the native Indian subcontinent. Earlier the cannabis-infused food and drink were prepared by people using Bhang for several decades. It was noticed throughout the precedent days that the bhang was oil-soluble because of that the bhang was sautéed in oil before intermixture it in food or drinks. Earlier Bhang was used to be distributed during the spring festival of Holi.
Naturally, cannabis does not contain remarkable amounts of THC, rather it contains high levels of tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), which is further converted into THC through decarboxylation, a process induced by heating.
If compared, the effects of eating cannabis products and smoking them are totally different from one and the other. Like it depends on the quantity consumed, duration of consumption and spacing of puffs, the hold time and the amount a person’s lungs are affecting the dose. When talking about eating different options (prepared for oral intake) in which cannabinoids are dissolved affect the availability of cannabinoids and different people may experience different metabolic effects. The cannabinoids consumed orally are processed by the human digestive system and liver at a slow pace before entering into the bloodstream. These kinds of cannabinoids are absorbed slowly and have delayed and lower peak concentrations followed by delayed cleansing of the body. But unlike oral consumption inhaling them leads to faster absorption because for smoking products cannabis is burnt before preparing the final products.