Medical marijuana is now used by millions of patients across the United States. Not only can patients access a wide range of high-quality cannabis strains, but they can also choose from a range of cannabis-infused products. While tinctures, topicals, and capsules are all good options, edibles are particularly popular among marijuana users. So are medical edibles the future of medicinal cannabis?
Edibles are an excellent choice for medical marijuana users for various reasons. Not only are they enjoyable to use, but they make dosage control a lot easier. They also make it incredibly convenient to get your required daily dose of THC or CBD without any hassle. Here’s a guide to medical edibles and why they might be the future of medical cannabis.
Medical Edibles Produce Stronger Effects Than Weed
While there are plenty of potent strains of cannabis flower, some medical marijuana users may want something stronger. Compared to other methods of consumption, using medicated edibles induces much stronger effects. If you’ve developed a strong tolerance to THC or simply want to handle your symptoms with ease, edibles are a great choice.
Edibles will give you the same kind of benefits you’d get from other cannabis products. They can relieve pain, reduce stress, alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, and even improve your sleep. The only difference is that, compared to smoking or vaping weed, these effects will be much harder hitting.
The effects of edibles also last for much longer. After consuming cannabis-infused edibles, it’ll usually take around 30 to 90 minutes to kick in. However, once they do, the effects can last anywhere from 4 to 12 hours. But if you’re not looking for an intense high, you can also microdose edibles for milder effects.
You Can Choose Between THC And CBD Edibles
THC edibles can give you the same kind of intense physical and mental effects you’d get from smoking weed or using other THC-infused products. However, many medical cannabis patients prefer to avoid psychoactive effects by using CBD (cannabidiol) products. Fortunately, you can also find a range of CBD-infused edibles.
CBD edibles are perfect for users who want to consume cannabinoids safely and easily without getting high. Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system without inducing psychoactive effects. As such, you can use these products without worrying about the potential side effects of THC.
Many medical edibles also contain a blend of THC and CBD, allowing you to get the benefits of both cannabinoids. For instance, these 5:1 Pomegranate Blueberry Acai Gummies are ideal for those who want a larger dose of CBD with subtle psychoactive effects. Those who want an even mix of THC and CBD can use 1:1 products, such as these 1:1 Strawberry Lemonade Gummies.
Medical Edibles Come In Many Tasty Forms
Another reason why medical edibles are the future of medicinal cannabis is that there are plenty of types to choose from. Whether you prefer THC edibles, CBD edibles, or edibles with a blend of cannabinoids, there’s a suitable option. There’s also a suitable choice no matter what type of food products you prefer.
Cannabis-infused gummies are especially popular. These come in a range of fruity flavors and many even mimic popular candies. You can also find lollipops infused with THC or CBD. Alternatively, you may prefer some rich and tasty cannabis chocolates, such as the Coda Signature Cream & Crumble Chocolate Bar.
You can even find cannabis-infused sauces and syrups. For instance, you might want to spice up your meals with Bugzie’s Hot Sauce (1000mg) or add some Grape Syrup (110mg) to your favorite desserts and smoothies.
You Can Also Use Medical Cannabis Drinks
Not only can you find a wide range of candies, chocolates, syrups, and other snacks infused with cannabis, but you can also use medical cannabis drinks. These cannabis-infused liquid products are just as refreshing as they are potent. And, much like regular edibles, there are many types to choose from.
Some medical marijuana users might want to try some cannabis-infused punch. You can choose between various flavors such as Black Cherry, Blue Raz, or Pineapple Mango. You can also find cannabis sodas, such as Keef Cherry Cola, Bubba Kush Root Beer, and Orange Kush. Cannabis drink mixes are also available.
After drinking one of these products, you can expect long-lasting effects and relief for various symptoms. They provide one of the enjoyable ways to get the effects of THC or CBD – especially if you’d rather drink your cannabis than eat it.
It’s Easy To Manage Your Dosage With Edibles
One of the key reasons why many medical marijuana patients use edibles is that they make it extremely easy to manage your dosage. Ensuring that you get the right dosage each day to alleviate your symptoms can help you avoid side effects and also help you make your products last longer.
Medical edibles come with a fixed dose of THC or CBD in each serving. As such, you’ll know exactly how much you’re getting with each gummy or chocolate you eat. You can also split your servings into halves or quarters if you want to make your dosages smaller.
Those who want a convenient way to get a daily dose of cannabis often prefer edibles for this reason. Instead of needing to figure out how much flower to pack in their bowl or how many drops of tincture to use, they can simply grab a square of cannabis chocolate or a single cannabis candy for their daily needs.
It’s no wonder why many people consider medical edibles the future of medicinal cannabis. They’re enjoyable, easy to use, and make it simple to manage your dosage. Plus, there are various great options available so there’s something to suit everyone.
At Leiffa’s Lakewood, CO dispensary you’ll find a wide range of solventless edibles. These are perfect for medical marijuana users who want the cleanest, most potent products possible. You can check out our range of edibles along with a selection of drinks, concentrates, tinctures, and other products in our Lakewood Medical Menu.