In Ontario, the selling of edible cannabis products—food items that have been infused with cannabis extracts—is currently permitted. We look at how they operate, the benefits and drawbacks of use, and what factors to consider while buying these products.
- Ontario now permits the production, sale, and purchase of edible cannabis products.
- Consuming edibles instead of dry cannabis offers a smoke-free alternative.
- There is a higher risk of overconsumption because it has been noted that edibles often take longer to start working than cannabis inhaled.
In Ontario, the production, sale, and purchase of edible cannabis products are now legal. But what are edibles? Here is a review of what they are, how they function in the body, how they differ from other cannabis strains, the benefits and drawbacks of using them, and what to look for while purchasing.
Intro To Edibles
Foods and beverages, such as brownies or beverages, that have been infused with cannabis extracts or concentrates, all of which contain active chemicals like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol, are known as edible cannabis products (CBD).
How Do They Work?
THC and other active components in edible cannabis products are absorbed into the body through the digestive system, according to the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. Once they are ingested into the bloodstream, the liver processes them before releasing them back into the bloodstream. The brain and the rest of the central nervous system are then affected by these active components, possibly having an effect.
How Do Edibles Differ From Other Cannabis Strains?
The way the body metabolizes the active components in edibles and other cannabis products differs significantly. It has been claimed that cannabis extract can have effects that are comparable to those brought on by smoking or vaping cannabis flower. When cannabis is breathed, its THC is absorbed by the blood in the lungs and travels quickly to the brain, generating an effect that may start to take effect in a matter of minutes. The effects of cannabis, however, will probably not be felt for 30 to 4 hours or more after use. To fully experience the effects, it may take up to 4 hours.
The severity and duration of the effects, like with any cannabis usage, depend on a variety of variables, including your weight and sex, how much food you’ve eaten that day, and how rapidly your metabolism functions.
What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Eating Edibles?
When consuming edibles, there is a chance for overconsumption because the onset of effects may be delayed. Start with a very tiny amount (2.5 mg of THC or less), especially if you are trying a new product, and wait at least 2 hours to see how it affects your body to reduce the chance of consuming too much.
When cannabis is ingested (12 hours or longer), as opposed to inhaled, the effects may also be more potent and long-lasting (six hours or longer). However, consuming edibles is a smoke-free substitute for inhaling dry cannabis, which may pose hazards to your lungs.
What to Consider When Shopping for Edibles
Read the label or the details on the product page at Call420Delivery.co before buying an edible product to find out how much THC and CBD it contains. If you’ve never tried edibles before, pick one with a low concentration of THC or a high concentration of CBD, which can mitigate the negative effects of THC. Find out more about how potent edibles are here.