Edibles are a discreet and convenient way to enjoy your cannabis. They are an excellent for those who cannot vape or smoke for whatever reason. If you are a cannabis lover and want to try some edibles, then it is recommended that you learn about some important facts (e.g. difference between CBD edibles and marijuana edibles) before you start consuming a bunch of truffles.
How Edibles Work
The ‘high’ that comes from eating cannabis and smoking cannabis is quite the same overall. However, the way the cannabis is consumed determines how the body processes the CBD and THC, the primary compounds in cannabis. The way these compounds are processed by your body determines everything from how much kick the high is going to have to the times it takes for your high to peak.When you vape or smoke cannabis, your body absorbs all the CBD, THC, as well as other cannabinoids through your lungs. All these compounds instantly go into your bloodstream and provide you with a high that peaks within just a few minutes. On the other hand, when you ingest cannabis through edibles, your body goes through the digestion process. Just like any other food, CBD edibles are absorbed by the stomach and pass through the intestine, on to the liver. Because of this consumption method, the THC included in the edibles is broken down by the liver before ultimately entering into your bloodstream. Therefore, a high is produced by the edibles that doesn’t peak for about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your CBD/THC tolerance, your metabolism, and the edible.
How are CBD Edibles Different from Marijuana Edibles?
CBD edibles e.g. chocolate edibles have little to no THC. They primarily contain CBD. This means they will not give you the hunger-inducing, mind-altering side effects that are generally associated with marijuana, which is high in THC. Although CBD edibles don’t give you the ‘high’, you should know that some edibles contain a mix of both THC and CBD. So, if you don’t want to get hungry or high, then it is highly recommended that you double check the THC and CBD content.
Marijuana edibles differ from CBD edibles in that they contain a high concentration of THC. Because of this reason, marijuana edibles are primarily used for their euphoric effects. The effects of ingesting marijuana edibles are stronger and longer than smoking marijuana because of the difference in the metabolic processes. As opposed to smoking, that causes the THC to travel directly to the brain, marijuana edibles force the THC to pass through the liver and stomach. Because of this, it takes some time to kick in (generally about 30 minutes to an hour). However, the effects can last for several hours. That’s why marijuana edibles are preferred over smoking marijuana by many medical marijuana patients.
What Kinds of CBD Edibles and Marijuana Edibles Are There?
There are wide variety of different types of CBD and marijuana edibles that are infused with CBD and/or THC. Some of the most common edibles available on the market include juices, chocolate edibles, pizza sauce, nuts, beef jerky, dried fruits, ice cream, popsicles, lollipops, macarons, hard candies, taffy, cookies, brownies, and more. Basically, any kind of food can be converted into an edible by infusing it with THC or CBD. Apart from the obvious baked goods like cookies and brownies, some popular CBD edibles and marijuana edibles include taffy, chocolate bars, and gummies. Just like chocolate edibles and similar products, these edibles are becoming quite popular. Popular marijuana edibles include cannabis kombucha, marijuana jerky, cannabis macarons, and cannabis caramels.
Why Choose CBD Edibles Over Marijuana Edibles?
CBD edibles are mostly used for therapeutic purposes, e.g. acting as a pain aid for individuals with joint inflammation or promoting relaxation in individuals with anxiety disorders. With CBD edibles, you can get relief for a wide range of symptoms and experience an overall sense of well-being and lightness – all without getting high. CBD edibles, e.g. chocolate edibles, have no psychoactive effects.
Unlike THC, there are virtually no side effects. The most frequent uses for these edibles include the reduction and treatment of muscle and joint inflammation, PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, epileptic seizures, insomnia, nausea, chronic pain, and more. While CBD edibles are highly effective, they don’t have the effects that are instantly noticeable like marijuana edibles have. In the usual context, you won’t get high or stoned. However, you will notice relief for your condition, disorder, or other ailment. You will also feel more content and relaxed overall.